It’s been 500 years since Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano explored much of what is now America’s eastern seaboard in 1524. Officials from Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, the Rehoboth Beach Sister Cities Association, and the Rehoboth-area chapter of UNICO gathered April 17 at the Verrazzano Monument i...

A 500th anniversary celebration of the explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, rain or shine, at the Verrazzano Monument on the Boardwalk at Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Rehoboth Beach Mayor Stan Mills will open the program with an official proclamation. The history and placement of the monument on the R...

TAPinto West Orange recently caught up with the Orange/WestOrange UNICO Chapter (O/WO) of UNICO National for an update on its activities since we last profiled them. According to the Chapter’s President, Frank Gonnella, “Fun was had by all at our Annual Bocce Tournament fundraiser at Montville Community Park, where we had good food, great bocce and...

The UNICO National Kenilworth Chapter held its regular meeting on Friday, March 23, 2024. The meeting was hosted by Mary Ann Gasper and her family at their home. The evening was marked by official business and an opportunity to celebrate the induction of Telina Cuppari as a new member, welcome prospective members and UNICO National officers, and re...

UNICO National celebrated the achievements of Italian Americans at its Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting and Presidential Awards Banquet. The event, held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 17, 2024, saw key personalities in business and sports honored. The founder of Asphalt Paving Systems, Bob Capoferri, was given the...

The UNICO Kenilworth Chapter is currently accepting scholarship applications for the Class of 2024 graduates. The monetary support from these scholarships will make a tangible difference in a student’s post-high school graduation plans.  To apply for one of the scholarships and learn more, please go HERE. UNICO National, the largest Italian-America...

UNICO Rehoboth Area Chapter will conduct its annual thalassemia symposium and fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at St. Edmond’s education center in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Special guests will be Ralph Colasanti, the first person with this disease to serve as national president of the Cooley’s Anemia/Thalassemia Foundation, and Crai...

Once again, the Verona Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, is offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors. There is one application for several scholarships, most of which require Italian heritage, but not all do. One scholarship is specially for students entering a trade sc...

UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in America, is proud to announce that ESPN National Correspondent Sal Paolantonio will receive the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism & Broadcasting Excellence at the UNICO National Italian American Awards Gala. 'UNICO National is ecstatic to recognize the successfu...

It was a night where the glitz and glamour of Broadway met the heart and soul of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Over 250 guests, dressed to the nines, stepped into the Radisson Hotel, which for one night, transformed into a slice of New York City's famed theater district. The occasion? The UNICO Scranton Chapter's annual charity gala, this year themed 'A...