Dick Vitale may need to add another room to his beautiful house in Lakewood Ranch because he is collecting more hardware than the San Antonio Spurs these days.   On Aug. 9, Vitale gladly accepted the Vincent T. Lombardi Memorial Award presented by UNICO at The Breakers Palm Beach. UNICO is the largest Italian-American service organization in...

by Richard L. D'Arminio - UNICO National President   Growing up in an Italian Neighborhood in the 1960's there were 2 people that stood out in my life. One was my Father who became Mayor of our City whom I followed very closely as I became interested in politics, and the other person was Mario Cuomo. He was an eloquent speaker and truly a gr...

Historic sculptures and war memorials meant to honor the people and events that helped shape our city sit languishing, stashed away behind a fence at one of the city's busiest parks. A 1909 sculpture of Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the discoverer of New York Harbor, now looks like it's seen better days. The Coast Guard Memorial, h...

By Emily Everson   The Orange/West Orange chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian American service organization in the country, will host its 41st Annual Sports Awards Breakfast on Sunday. Feb 22. The event honors 'unsung heroes' from local high schools and within the community.   Each year the breakfast honors an outstanding male and f...

by Brian Johnson   Looking for a taste test for your home-made wine? You can bring it to the 11th Annual Italian American Festival on July 25, where there will be a free wine-tasting contest. In the UNICO-sponsored contest, a panel of 10 judges will do a blind tasting of each submission at 2 p.m., underneath the tent on the right-hand s...

In honor of October being Italian Heritage Month, organizers of the Downtown-Go-Around are planning to bring a taste of Italy to the streets of downtown Clarks Summit on Friday, Oct. 11. "We have reached out to many of our favorite Italian restaurants in Clarks Summit and they are working to bring some tastes of Italy to State Street. We are hopin...

The newest chapter of UNICO National in Delaware, the Delmarva Chapter, held a meeting at the home of president David Jones and wife Christine on March 12.   The chapter, chartered in November 2012 at an installation dinner at Ristorante Luca in Millsboro, was attended by national officers from California, Connecticut and New Jersey and by l...

He returned to Waterbury during tumultuous times for an iconic Italian-American parish and restored not only key elements of its heritage, but the faith of its parishioners.   On Friday, the Rev. Frederick Aniello will be honored as Italian Mayor for the Day. The event will take place in connection with the Waterbury Chapter of UNICO Nationa...

By Glenn Avolio Italian genealogy seminar and workshop will meet Oct. 12 and is one of the events featured during October's Family History Month. This is a joint offering by the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society and the Santa Barbara Chapter of Unico (an Italian word meaning unique, dedicated to community service and Italian heritage). T...

The Memphis City Council approved the relocation of the Columbus Statue from Columbus Park at Third and Adams to Marquette Park. The Statue has been removed from the park for restoration. The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation (UMCF) (an IRS recognized 501c3) is now accepting tax deductible donations to relocate the Columbus Statue to Marquette Park....