UNICO recently had their first membership meeting of the 2014-15 year at the Hanover Manor. Over 50 were in attendance to see Rosanna Cammarata, owner of Livingston based "Tutto Fresco" make her notorious fresh Mozzarella and to induct five new members into the organization: Marion Schiazzano, Gary Marshuetz, Josephine Ciatta, Lucille Lenzi, Annam...

The Plainfield Chapter of UNICO held their annual Pig Roast this past weekend, as more than two hundred attendees enjoyed good food, fun spirits and Italian heritage. The event held at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains kicks off the annual Christmas season in Italian style.   This annual event helps to raise funds for high school se...

There is strength in numbers, the old saying goes, and nowhere is that more apparent than at Casa Italia in Stone Park, where more than a dozen organizations will join forces to stage the Casa's fourth annual Christmas Village.     The complimentary open house is slated for Dec. 6. At press time, the following organizations had signed...

By Steven Billups   UNICO Delaware District 1 presented Cape Henlopen High School student Kai Vitella with its 2nd Annual Brian Piccolo Award at a luncheon at Nicola Pizza May 3.   This award, established in 1977, is given to a local senior athlete of Italian-American heritage who exhibits the character traits modeled by the legendary...

Alan Karpas and Martha Ackermann have been named Livingston UNICO's 2014 Citizens of the Year for their dedication to the community through volunteerism. They will be honored at UNICO's Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the Hanover Manor.   For 59 years, UNICO, America's largest Italian American service organization, has been re...

Bloomfield Unico received more than 200 fourth-grade essays, representing eight local schools. The 13 winners were: James Damiano of Brookdale School, first place, $125; Allyson Calle of Watessing School, second place, $75; and Emily Molina of Fairview School, third place, $50. Equivalent monetary gifts went to the top three's Home and School...

The Rehoboth Beach Chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American service organization, recently donated a quilt courtesy of member Nina Wilson to the Tunnell Cancer Center for use as a raffle item to benefit the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund. The fund was established five years ago and assists cancer patients receiving treatment to pay bills for dai...

The 7th Annual UNICO Italian American Feast is just around the corner, according to Clark UNICO Chapter President Ralph Bernardo. This year's feast will take place Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-13, on the Clark Municipal Building grounds at 430 Westfield Avenue. The feast will be open Friday night from 6-11 p.m., Saturday from 1-11 p.m., and Sunda...

Nicholas Caggiano, commissioner of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, and Maria Teresa Morrison, representative of both the commission and UNICO, donated copies of a book on recovered Italian art to Cape Henlopen High School's Italian students and to the main CHHS library.   The book is a catalog of art that was exhibit...

Teresa Riccio, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford   On April 12, the Avon Chapter of the Italian American service organization, UNICO, hosted a dinner dance in support of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The event, held at the Farmington Club on the Polo Grounds in Farmington, featured dinner, dancing, silent and live...