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Natalie Carbone Mangini spent her life as a trailblazer, continually opening new doors for women in science while wearing the hats of mother and restaurateur. In 93 years, Mangini shattered the glass ceiling when she became the first woman scientist employed at the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Division, raised four children with her late husban...

The Italian American Cultural and Heritage Society of Washington County awarded eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors. With this year’s awards, since 1992, the organization will have provided 233 scholarships to Washington County residents. The scholarships, $3,000 each, are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one...

Recently, the Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey held a 129th Anniversary Dinner at the Breakers in Spring Lake New Jersey. Approximately one hundred and fifty people attended the event which celebrated the last history of the organization and honored one of its members, Mr. Joseph Mossa, as their Man-of-the-Year. The evening...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism were honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) at its 33rd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthropic...

Lucia’s Cafe opened recently in Pitman’s thriving Uptown Broadway district, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner… with amazing specialty items in the mix. The menu tells us this is an Italian inspired Cafe featuring Stromboli, Panini sandwiches, Salads, Sicilian Cannoli, Italian Gelato, fresh brewed coffee and espresso… and a whole lot more! Lucia’...

A Hoboken local favorite is back for its 112th year. The St. Ann’s Italian Festival in Hoboken has just announced its 2022 summer dates for July, which means residents have lots of time to prepare for the beloved summer festival. This year, the feast will take place from Friday, July 22nd through Tuesday, July 26th at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboke...

The theme for this year’s St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Wilmington is simply benvenuti: Welcome back, after two years of the world torn asunder by the pandemic. The festival – expected to draw tens of thousands people to St. Anthony of Padua Church on June 12-19 – succeeds because of extensive planning and the commitment of people to the parish...

After 19 years of “exemplary service,” Leadership Northeast Executive Director Lori Nocito will retire in July. The Leadership Northeast Board of Directors made the announcement Thursday. Leadership Northeast’s nationally recognized programs have helped participants develop both personally and professionally and empower them to use their leadership...

Friday June 3. From 7pm to 9 pm. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP Here. GAIA performs for the first time in Washington, ready to enchant the public with music that skillfully integrates pop, urban and South American sounds. The young Italian-Brazilian artist presents her musical universe, singing in Italian,...

I’ve always considered myself Sicilian more than American. Growing up in Baltimore in the mid-20th century, that old world setting blended slowly into modern society. Timeworn traditions crashed into the space age of plastic, planned obsolescence. Nothing lasted. Throw it out. Buy now, pay later, the layaway plans of consumer heaven. A place where...

You probably know about Hoagie Dom: the sandwich pop-up whose reservation-only sandwiches are announced on Instagram and sell out within minutes. The hoagies, such as Calabrian Chicken Cutlet and Crispy Eggplant Caesar, are all created by Hoagie Dom’s Dominic Rocconi, who makes them on sesame-seeded rolls he bakes himself. His rotating menu of hoag...

The 12th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival, a cultural celebration of family, friends, food and fun, will come to Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence, beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 5. The festival will feature Italian foods, personalities, and Italian car show, vendors, displays of interest, games for adults and children, bocce tournamen...