Italian and American flags lined Center Street as hundreds sampled local eateries, took their children on carnival rides , and browsed local vendors at the 10th annual Italian-American Festival Saturday.   On the second day of the free three-day festival, which was held July 25 to 27 and was sponsored by Sons of Italy of Southington and UNIC...

By Shannon Young   Springfield UNICO announced this week that it has named state Rep. Angelo Puppolo Jr. its 2015 "Person of the Year." The Springfield Democrat, who also represents Wilbraham and part of East Longmeadow, was given the title for exemplifying UNICO's principles of unity, neighborliness, integrity charity and opportunity s...

Family and friends gave Nick Staback a standing ovation at a picnic in Mcdade park Tuesday evening.The 22-year old is back home, one week after he was honored in Florida with a national American hero award from UNICO national, an Italian-American service organization.    "I don't see how i deserve it. Its just that i was doing my job, i...

In the letter (see below) Councilman Mathieu states to the local newspaper The Westfield Leader, "I wish to reiterate my apology to Americans of Italian descent for any offense they may have taken to my April 2, 2015 editorial in your newspaper. In no way did I mean to offend anyone, but nevertheless, I did so and I take full responsibility.  ...

Five Sussex County high school athletes were recognized Nov. 15 for their dedication and courage not only on the playing field but also in the community. The third annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony was held at the Glade Club House in Rehoboth Beach.   James Albertella, a Cape lacrosse player; Erin Coverdale, a Cape hockey player; Adam Izzo...

The Harrison Chapter of UNICO National, is proud to host its inaugural golf outing fundraising event on Monday August 17th at Willow Ridge Country Club in Rye. The cost is $175.00 per golfer and sponsorships for holes are still available at a cost of $100.00 per hole. Corporate sponsorships are also available at a rate of $800.00 which includes hol...

by Ken Byron   William "Bill" Newman, a resident and veteran who has devoted many hours to recording the histories of people from Avon who have served their country in wars overseas, has been named by the town chapter of UNICO as its citizen of the year.   UNICO announced on Friday that the annual award is going to Newman and he will...

UNICO of Pittsfield, a non-profit Italian-American service organization, will induct five Berkshire County athletes into the UNICO Berkshire County Baseball and Softball Hall of Fame on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.   Those to be inducted include Randy Driscoll, a four-year member of the Lee High School baseball team...

By Maurita Cardone La cultura italiana ha tante voci e per farle arrivare oltreoceano servono buone istituzioni culturali. Alla Montclair State University del New Jersey, la cattedra Inserra in Italiano e Studi italo-americani, intitolata a Theresa Inserra, offre un cartellone di eventi dedicati alla cultura italiana a trecentosessanta gradi. Tit...

UNICO Nation the USA's largest Italian American Service organization now has a Harrison Chapter. This is exciting news for all those of Italian decent who pride themselves of their heritage and want to give back to the community. Initially to have a charter for a UNCIO chapter 15 people are needed.   Harrison's Chapter quickly doubled that n...