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...

Members of the Italian American One Voice Coalition (www.iaovc.org) were pleased this past weekend to join the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association, New Jersey State Senator President Stephen Sweeney, and other dignitaries, in rededicating the Christopher Columbus statue at the Italian American Heritage Center in Hamilton Township....

The Clark Chapter of UNICO marched in the Annual Clark Memorial Day Parade on Monday. Members marched down Westfield Ave to ALJ High School for the Ceremony.   Clark Unico is a chapter of Unico National, the largest Italian American service organization in the United States. The Clark Unico is active in the community, provides scholarships t...

The Verona Chapter of UNICO National invites residents to its "Rediscover Your Italian Heritage" event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Verona Community Center, 880 Bloomfield Ave. Reservations for this free event are required by Sunday, March 16. Space is limited.   The event will celebrate the culture, traditions and history of Ita...

On Saturday, April 5 the Westwood chapter of UNICO National will host its annual "Fight Autism" taste of Italy dinner at the Westwood Community Center, 55 Jefferson Ave., at 5 p.m. The chapter has sponsored this dinner for the past four years in furtherance of putting "service above self." The dinner will consist of selections of Italian cuisine fr...

The Cedar Grove Chapter of Unico National is accepting applications for its annual scholarship awards. This year the chapter will be awarding several Cedar Grove resident high school seniors $1,000 awards. In addition to the local chapter scholarships there are eight district and national awards for undergraduates and two awards for post graduate s...

by E. Richard Fortunato "It's a fantastic opening night, possibly a record breaking turnout, certainly the biggest in memory", said Italian-American Festival Chairman, Bill DellaVecchia. Co-chair, Bob Triano echoed the sentiments enthusiastically and said, "With the uncertainty of the cool and rainy morning, the weather shifted to very comfortable...

The Clark UNICO Chapter celebrated the 39th annual Brian Piccolo Awards Dinner at the Gran Centurions on Friday, May 9. Clark honorees were graduating seniors Michele Pozyc, Caitlin Caliguire and Vincent Fischetti.   The student athletes, all of Italian-American heritage, were chosen by their coaches for excellence in their sport.   R...