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...

Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak today announced the County's sixth Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event is set for Friday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m,. on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse.   The keynote speaker/guest of honor, Joe Long, played with the super group, Four Seasons, from 1965-1976, and is a native...

by Allison Freeman The West Essex Chapter of Unico National presented Athletic Awards to West Essex High School seniors Monica Onorata and Joe Egan, both from Fairfield. West Essex High School Softball Coach Andrea Mondadori said that Onorata is a four-year varsity starter for softball and a four-year varsity cross country runner.   "M...

Members of the local UNICO Delmarva Chapter gathered at Nicola Pizza Feb.10 to plan events for the spring 2015 season. UNICO National, with chapters in over 35 states, aims to provide each community with service projects. Programs are also offered to promote the study of Italian language and culture.   With this goal in mind, the D...

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 UNICO, will take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 24, 25 and 26, on Center Street. UNICO festival coo...

Unico Foundation Inc., a national service organization whose members are of Italian descent, offers four scholarships for high school seniors, as well as several others for undergraduate and graduate students of Italian descent. The Nutley chapter will sponsor eligible students who live in New Jersey.   The scholarships for high school stude...