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The producers of the PBS science series NOVA and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC invite you to a special sneak peek screening event featuring NOVA's upcoming film, "Colosseum – Roman Death Trap" (53 minutes) ( more info ) followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A with experts from the film Including:   Gary Glassman - Prod...

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the 1st "Saint Pio Award Ceremony," which will take place at The Naval Heritage Center (701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004), on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 6:30pm.   A cocktail reception will be followed by the award ceremony. The Saint Pio Award has been established to reco...

By Peggy McGlone The crowd of arts and university leaders stood up and applauded when Tony Bennett entered the Corcoran atrium, and the smiling singer responded by placing his hand over his heart. As he sat down, his touring partner, Lady Gaga, approached and kissed him on both cheeks while the 100 guests craned their necks to watch.   Musi...

Josephine J. (Gargiulo) Templeton M.D., trustee of the John Templeton Foundation, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 40th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Templeton will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Philanthropy on October 17, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park. The black-tie...

By Claude Brodesser-Akner   Joe Piscopo's not running for governor -- at least, not yet. "I'm not raising money, and I haven't officially declared," said Piscopo in an telephone interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday afternoon. The former "Saturday Night Live" star, who was raised in North Caldwell and now lives in Lebanon Tow...

Award-winning Newport News poet Ann Falcone Shalaski was born in Connecticut and "nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family," according to her website. Her second and newest book of poems, "Without Pretense," is dedicated to her parents, Fred and Seraphina Falcone.   It is about her everyday experiences from childhood as a...

By Nate Fluharty   Its a distinct honor in the Ohio Valley to be named the Italian American of the Year. But this year's recipient is already living up the title. This week, Follansbee native Bob Gaudio was named the 2014 recipient.   Gaudio has been an attorney in Wheeling for years, but in addition to his duties in the cou...

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...

His Excellency, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Council of Families to be honored on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2015 at the Embassy of Italy, DC with a host of Ambassadors and Washington Business Leaders.   Ambassadors, Senators and Congress members, Roman Catholic Clergy, artists, business leaders and patrons of the...

È molfettese, si chiama Mauro Raguseo, ed è il sindaco di Little Ferry, cittadina del New Jersey. Al suo terzo mandato. Un successo senza precedenti. Mauro è molfettese d'America di seconda generazione ed è stato anche il primo molfettese a diventare Mayor negli States, un orgoglio per la città di Molfetta.   Occuperà la poltrona di primo ci...

The Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra will join with four professional opera singers, the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Marywood University Campus Choir to present two performances of the magnificent Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.   The Saturday performance will be given at 7:30...

by Bonnie L. Cook Joseph R. Polito Jr., 77, of West Chester, a lawyer and civic volunteer so devoted to his home turf that friends called him "Mr. Chester County," died Sunday, June 19, of cancer at Neighborhood Hospice, West Chester. He had been diagnosed in 2011, his family said.   Born on Valentine's Day, Mr. Polito was the first so...