The UNICO Foundation will grant four scholarships valued at $6,000 to high school seniors who will be attending a full-time, accredited campus-based college/university program in the United States. The scholarships are paid out at $1,500 per school year up to a maximum of four years. A candidate must be a United States citizen of Italian descent. C...

This individual serves as the principal professional resource to the UNICO National Executive Committee, and in cooperation with the National President, represents UNICO National to the members, benefactors and volunteers throughout the country. This position has overall responsibility for strategy implementation, staff leadership, and day-today op...

The eighth annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony, attended by more than 50 UNICO member and guests, was held Nov. 14 at St. Edmond Parish Hall. Master of ceremonies was Richard A. DiLiberto, Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture chair. Nick DelCampo, coach and referee of many sports in Delaware, was the innovative speaker. DiLiberto, De...

Several students were honored as Columbus Day Essay Contest winners after the Clark UNICO Italian-American Feast held in October. Winners included Makayla Pope a fifth grader at Frank K. Hehnly School,  Collen Sullivan a fifth grader at Valley Road School, Alesandra McFadden a seventh grader at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, and Christopher Warnick a...

On Wednesday UNICO, in partnership with the town of Manchester honored Manchester resident and former mayor Nathan Agostinelli with the renaming of Munro Park to the Nate Agostinelli Veterans Memorial Park. Munro Park is located at the intersection of Porter and East Center Street. The community is invited to attend. Agostinelli has made several co...

The Longmeadow chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American community service organization, was well on its way to filling a pickup truck with donated blankets and towels for veterans in need Saturday. Ironically, it’s the same day the UNICO’s national leadership is holding its regional convention in Springfield, an event these Longmeadow UNICO members w...

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO began their homemade winemaking process during Italian-American Heritage month.  Chapter members and guests gathered for an afternoon of winemaking at Grape Expectations winemaking facilities in Bridgewater, NJ.  The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO is an Italian-American service organization whose m...

At the annual Bocce Tournament held Sept. 11 at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, UNICO National President Steve Pelonero and local UNICO Rehoboth Area Chapter President Ed Mason joined the many who attended the event in support of the eighth annual Brian Piccolo Award.Monetary prizes and raffle items (50/50 and gift cards) were awarded as the day o...

A statue of Christopher Columbus was unveiled at the Hollywood Avenue Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 9. The statue was donated to the township by the Fairfield Chapter of UNICO National in honor of Fairfield’s Italian heritage. In Feb. 2018, Amedeo Pineta, president of Fairfield UNICO, addressed the Fairfield Township mayor and council asking...

‘Columbus Day’ will be back on the Rockaway Township School District’s calendar next school year after the board previously had voted to change its name this year. When the Rockaway Board of Education voted earlier this year to adopt its school calendar, Columbus Day was replaced with Indigenous People’s Day, but some of the board members did not k...