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The Hoboken Italian Festival, otherwise known as the Feast of the Madonna Dei Martiri (Our Lady of the Martyrs), returns to Sinatra Park Thursday, Sept. 8 through Sunday Sept 11. The religious tradition began over 600 years ago in Molfetta, Italy, according to Danny Altilio, who does public relations for the festival.   A number of Ital...

Frank Fanelli was born Francesco Vincente Fanelli in New York City on May 26, 1929, and died on Jan. 11, 2017. His heritage was 100% Italian, and his parents came to the U.S. through Ellis Island.   Frank inherited his father's place in Laurenzana, Italy, and gave the place to the relatives who had been living there since his father came to...

AISNA (Association of Italian Surgeons of North America) with the support of ISSNAF is calling for applications for research fellowship for young Italian surgeons. Deadline for applying: March 30th, 2013.   For more information click here

Movie screening, presented on the occasion of The Washington, DC International Design Festival and in conjunction with The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century. Among the world's most influential designers, Italian-born Lella and Massimo Vignelli have created signage and maps for New York's subway, the interior of Saint Pete...

As the school year draws to a close and many of us begin to think about summer vacation, I write to ask for your support of the Sons of Italy Foundation's (SIF) scholarship program. I'm confident that, after reading the rest of this email, you will feel compelled to help in whatever way you can.   You see, last week nearly 900 people -- many...

Each year, to raise money for their charitable efforts, the members of the Sea Isle City Italian-American Club Women's Auxiliary host a variety of fund raisers – including a Holiday Poinsettia and Wreath Sale during December.   This year, however, the proceeds from their Poinsettia and Wreath Sale will instead help repair the organization's...

The Cresskill School District seeks an outstanding candidate for a full-time Italian language instruction position who demonstrates interpersonal skills that promote collaboration, professionalism, and a commitment to ensuring all students are able to use language authentically and for real communicative purposes. The candidate must be certified in...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561, Parsippany, donated $2,000.00 worth of gift cards from Shop Rite and Walmart to four local pantries. Receiving the gift cards from Joe Jannarone were Gerry Cioce representing St. Peters Food Pantry, Barbara Ievoli Parsippany Food Pantry, Peggy Rausher from Parsippany Day Care Center and Adam Gragani representing St. Anns....

Modern scouts learn to 'be prepared' for adult life and it seems that little has changed in almost 2,000 years. Ancient papyri show that wealthy Roman children were enrolled in a youth organisation in order to learn to be good citizens too.The documents, which originate from Oxyrhynchos in Egypt, also reveal that poorer children and even slaves be...

The Springfield Area Education Foundation holds an all-you-can-eat-Italian-buffet Thursday, at the Spring Valley Banquet and Meeting Facility, 400 W. Woodland Ave. Springfield Area Education Foundation has teamed with DiFabio's 9th Street Market and Catering Co.'s Chef Jeff Deal for a full array of appetizers, entrees and desserts.   Th...

Milan has captured the attention of the world as the site of its Expo from May 1 to October 31. This is the first such fair to have a specific theme — "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" — that looks to the future of sustainability in the context of taste, health, culture and pleasure.   Fred Plotkin, world-renowned expert on everything It...

Corona D'ltalia Lodge No. 807 held its annual mother-daughter and scholarship dinner on May 14 at the Wolverine Restaurant. Members and guests were greeted and registered by Louise Vitullo, treasurer, and her daughters, members Patti Kuhn and Maura Greco. Trustee, Marlene "Pudue" La Cava arranged the seating for the honorees, members and gues...