The Clark chapter of UNICO celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Brian Piccolo Awards at a banquet held at the Gran Centurions. Named after professional football player Brain Piccolo, the awards recognize excellence in athletics, integrity, and leadership.   Arthur L. Johnson High School Class of 2015 award recipients are Christina Bonaccor...

By Steven Billups   UNICO Delaware District 1 presented Cape Henlopen High School student Kai Vitella with its 2nd Annual Brian Piccolo Award at a luncheon at Nicola Pizza May 3.   This award, established in 1977, is given to a local senior athlete of Italian-American heritage who exhibits the character traits modeled by the legendary...

Pequannock UNICO board members Dan Leyva and Keith Capobianco recently presented a $150 check to Stephanie Lajam of the Riverdale-based Push To Walk, a nonprofit that provides physical therapy for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries.   UNICO is a service organization that celebrates those with Italian-American heritage, and regularl...

The 11th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, benefiting Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts, is set for July 24-26. The festival on Center Street, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and the Southington Unico Club, will begin at 5 p.m. July 24 and end at 6 p.m. July 26.   This is the first year th...

by Dawn Miceli   The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24, 25 and 26 on Center Street.   "...

Nicholas Caggiano, commissioner of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, and Maria Teresa Morrison, representative of both the commission and UNICO, donated copies of a book on recovered Italian art to Cape Henlopen High School's Italian students and to the main CHHS library.   The book is a catalog of art that was exhibit...

The Denville Chapter of UNICO National invited the community to "Re-Discover Your Italian Heritage" on Sunday at St. Francis Center in Denville.   The event was a chance to celebrate the culture, traditions and history of Italian Americans. Besides plenty of food, there were demonstrations, dancing, entertainment, cultural information and ev...

In the letter (see below) Councilman Mathieu states to the local newspaper The Westfield Leader, "I wish to reiterate my apology to Americans of Italian descent for any offense they may have taken to my April 2, 2015 editorial in your newspaper. In no way did I mean to offend anyone, but nevertheless, I did so and I take full responsibility.  ...

by Fran Sullivan   Volunteers from the Elizabeth Chapter of UNICO spent Saturday morning, April 18, at the Community Food Bank of NJ where they packed senior citizen boxes, food sorting, packaging, and other jobs as part of UNICO Service Day.   UNICO is an organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the image of Italian American...

The Vice Consulate of Italy in Kansas City together with the Kansas City Chapter of UNICO National will again be organizing the Italian Motorsports Show at the 2015 Festa Italiana at Zona Rosa. This fourth installment of "Motori in Piazza" will be held on Sunday, May 31, Noon to 3pm. Here is the flyer. As with Festa Italiana, admission is free. &n...