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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...

MaPaCi (Mamme e Papa' per la Cultura Italiana) di Italians in DC presenta i CAMPI ESTIVI IN ITALIANO NEL 2014 PER BAMBINI DAI 5 AI 12 ANNI (classi K-8) Quest'estate tenetevi liberi! MaPaCi lancia i campi estivi in italiano.   La Fata Italiana, Simona Rodano, aprirà i campi estivi con un programma entusiasmante: "PINOCCHIO HIP HOP",&nbs...

DEAN MARTIN Birthday Bash DINO AMORE Weekend Grand Finale Night Sing-Along 6pm -9pm a Festival Celebration Sing-Along for the Entire Family   Encore Performance DELAURO is Only performing One Night - SUNDAY for the Dean Martin Birthday Bash Singalong Rat Pack Swing  

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...

The Coccia-Inserra Award honors a teacher of Italian at the K-12 level, and is generously donated by Coccia Foundation in the name and memory of its founder, Cav. Joseph Coccia, Jr., and by Mr. Lawrence R. Inserra, Jr. Founded in 1994 by Joseph and Elda Coccia, and now under the leadership of President Elisa Coccia, Coccia Foundation aggressively p...

By Dan Gigler   With the starting gun set to pop off on the annual five-week sprint to Christmas along with the orgy of consumerism that accompanies it, here's a pro tip, if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Waterfront with hunger pangs after a day of trampling strangers in pursuit of one of those ludicrous Swagway hoverboards (People...

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...

Matteo Catalani rattles off cooking instructions like a doctor prescribing medicine. It's a Sunday afternoon at Union Market in Northeast, where Catalani operates a fresh pasta stand called Cucina Al Volo.   The name means "kitchen on the fly" in Italian, appropriate considering its co-owner hardly stands still. He scrubs skillets. He plunge...

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...