The Scranton Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in the United States, announce that member Diane Alberigi has been named UNICAN of the Year for 2019, according to Jim Brogna, president of the chapter. The annual black tie optional UNICO charity ball will be held Feb. 29 at Fiorelli’s Manor, Peckville with c...

The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented two proclamations during the Tuesday, Dec. 17 public meeting. Commissioners Steven L. Rogers and Mauro G. Tucci were absent excused. A proclamation was given to Nutley Unico for their 60 years of service. Mayor and Public Works Commissioner Joseph P. Scarpelli and Commissioners Thomas J. Evans and Alphons...

Unico Delaware members and guests enjoyed Italian specialities at a Christmas party at Fish On Dec. 8. Chapter members held their annual Christmas tea at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes Dec. 11. They shared homemade cakes and cookies with the residents, held a Christmas sing-along and donated small gifts such as socks, hats and...

UNICO, the Italian American service organization, welcomed two new members, Melissa Nardone and Amanda Raphael, and also made a donation to the Center for Hope Hospice at its most recent meeting  held at Cafe Gallo in Edison this week.  Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care (Center for Hope) is a non-profit, community-based organization that pr...

Food, drinks and a good cause drew a crowd of about 350 to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday night. Longmeadow UNICO’s 19th annual Food, Wine, Beer and Spirit Tasting fundraiser featured more than a dozen varieties of wine, beer from four Bay State breweries and food from more than 20 local restaurants and bakeries. The even...

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A symbolic collision of my birthplace, my Italian heritage, and my advanced-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2004 occurred more than 60 years after my birth. I was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the second of four children to Antoinette and Stephen Marcucci. My maternal grandmother and paternal great grandparents said ‘arrivederci’ to their famili...

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council has announced its most recent UNICO Scholarship Awardees. For 2017-18, the recipients are Sophia Sabella of Litchfield and Julian Weisman of Lakeville. The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council administers this grant program on behalf of the Torrington UNICO Scholarship Fund. This fund has enabled the Arts Counci...

Southington UNICO announced local builder Ron Ingriselli as the organization’s president during a recent swearing-in ceremony. Ingriselli succeeds Rev. Victoria Triano at the top spot, and Triano swore in her successor at the ceremony. “Vicki did a great job,” Ingriselli said. “She was our first female president, so it’s an honor to follow in her f...

The Hazleton Unico Club will renew the area’s Italian heritage with the 10th annual Bell’ Italia Festivale Sept. 16 and 17 at Hazle Twp. Community Park. The event will feature entertainment, the best meatball in the area contest, a spaghetti eating contest, the traditional Italian games of fingers and bocce ball, carnival kiddie rides and tricky tr...