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Amanda Castellano was selected as Miss 2015 Hillsborough UNICO by the Italian-American service and heritage group. She was selected based on criteria of academics, community service, arts and music, sports and an Italian heritage.   Ms. Castellano, 19, is a sophomore at West Chester (Pa.) University, majoring in communications with an intern...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra. Verismo Opera, a nonprofit opera company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, selected Ms. Arner after a search was undertaken earlier this fall.   She succeeds Maestro Anthony Morss, who is retirin...

At 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 20, the Union Township Historical Society will host a presentation given by Joe and Tina Renna, co-authors of "The Peterstown Book: Cent'Anni (The 100-Year History of an Italian-American Neighborhood)."   The event will take place at the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union. People...

Amore means "love" in Italian and that's the name and the goal of Spring Street's newest bakery and cafe. Owned by Sal and Joanne Martino, the couple is bringing Sussex County a taste of the homeland with fresh, homemade baked goods and light cuisine.   Sal Martino's parents own Vincenzo Martino's Market and Restaurant in Hackensack, a...

By Olena Goncharova  Robert Zitelli has managed to find a way to combine a favorite sport with a good cause. Last weekend, the organization he started — Athletes of Action — held its fourth bocce tournament in McKees Rocks to raise money to provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Montour and Sto-Rox high schools. Over the past s...

A new restaurant will open soon where Vale Bar & Bar used to be. Zozo's Restaurant will offer Italian food and a selection of offerings from the bar to compliment the food, Boozyburbs.com reported.   The inside of the restaurant will not change and should remain the same as when Vale Bar & Grill was there when it opens in about...

March is such a busy month and has 3 of my favorite holidays in it; St. Joseph's day, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. For a foodie like me, these wonderful holidays all together can only mean one thing- more time at the gym so I can eat all of the delicious dishes that come with each of these holidays. I get most excited to make the Italian Ham Pie...

BALTIMORE — Italian soccer stars are coming to Baltimore to promote a cancer awareness program. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center says Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta and Paulo Taveggia will be at the center on Tuesday to announce the Red Card Cancer partnership.

Si è aperta al National Museum of Women in the Arts (Nmwa) di Washington la mostra dal titolo "Bice Lazzari: Signature Line". L'esposizione, che il pubblico potrà visitare fino al 22 settembre prossimo, è dedicata all'artista Bice Lazzari, figura simbolo della pittura astratta in Italia negli anni Venti e Trenta. Organizzata in collaborazione con l...

June 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.   Read more   Fonte: Magna Grece    

Yet another huge Italian celebration has returned to New Jersey. The 87th Annual Hoboken Italian Festival, otherwise known as the Feast of the Madonna dei Martiri, kicked off in style yesterday at Sinatra Park along the Hoboken waterfront.   The four-day event offers festivalgoers a delicious variety of Italian delicacies, live music an...

Italians in DC e' onorata di annunicare la sua partnership con la Washington Concert Opera (WCO) el celebrare ilalt 200mo anniversario della nascita del piu' grande compositiore italiano del 19mo secolo: Giuseppe Verdi. Per la stagione 2013/2014 la WCO presenta due gemme della produzione di Verdi relativamente sconosciute: I masnadieri e Il co...