Sparta — Sparta UNICO is sponsoring the Zerbini Family Circus on Sunday, Sept.20 at Mohawk Avenue School. The big top will be erected on the field in front of the school for two performances on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are available at Rita's Ice in the Sparta Theatre Center. Advance tickets are $10; children 3 and under a...

By Susan Hiland   A pasta and meatball dinner will be served next month to help out the local community. The Unico National Solano Chapter, which is one of the largest Italian-American service organizations in the U.S., will provide a dinner Oct. 17 to help raise money for charities in Solano County, according to an announcement for the...

By Erica SchmittAny gently worn winter gear stuffed into the back of the closet is an ideal candidate for a new home this year. The Newington branch of UNICO, the largest Italian-American service organization in the U.S., is hosting its third annual Winter Willies Clothing Drive this Saturday.   New or used coats, sweaters, sweatshirts,...

by Michael Olohan   The Greater Ramsey UNICO, an Italian-American community organization, hosted its first boccie ball tutorial and tournament, drawing about 22 competitors and raising about $1,000 on Oct. 20.   The group plans to make it an annual event, said Peter Reganato, chapter director. Joseph Verdone, a borough councilman and...

Rediscover your Italian roots next Sunday. The Pequannock Township chapter of UNICO National is holding an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Senior House to demonstrate what the organization is all about, and to recruit new members.   With almost 80 current members, the Pequannock chapter is one of the biggest and most active, said Dan Leva...

by Holly Valentine For the 21st consecutive year, the Solano chapter of UNICO, an Italian-American service club, has awarded scholarships to deserving local high school seniors. Seven students were awarded one thousand dollars each for the following scholarships: Juilus J. Caserza Memorial Scholarship: Austin Chadwick and Frank Primrose, Vacavil...

Stefanie DeSimone has gained recognition for an act of heroism she did last summer in which she helped save a man’s life on a plane. DeSimone was traveling home from Italy with her cousin when a man suddenly collapsed in the aisle without a pulse to be detected. Using basic instincts, quick thinking and skills learned in the Seton Hall nursing prog...

UNICO-PORTLAND is excited and proud to announce their upcoming fundraiser event, "Dolci Lunedì" (Sweet Monday), on Monday evening, May 4, at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at the First Covenant Church, 4433 E. Burnside St., Portland. They are featuring Italian desserts and beverages and will also have live entertainment performed by members, Beth...

The Sayre chapter of UNICO held their 49th annual dinner dance on Saturday at Tomasso's Restaurant in Waverly. Those who donated the $100 ticket cost for the formal event were treated to dinner, live music by local band Splash, an open bar and dancing all night long.   The group has been active in the Valley area since 1967 when a group...

The Oakville-Watertown Chapter of UNICO is inviting residents of Oakville, Watertown and surrounding towns to consider membership in the organization.   UNICO, meaning "unique" in Italian, is an Italian-American civic organization whose aim is to promote and enhance the image of Italian-Americans, Italian heritage/culture, to provide high sc...