There is more to celebrating Italian traditions than to feast on pizza or pasta at home or at a restaurant, especially with the approach of Columbus Day each year. Columbus Day, a federal holiday, occurs in October during national Italian Heritage Month. So how can one best appreciate and celebrate things Italian this month and beyond, whether you...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that we have chosen Dr. Maureen J. Persi and her husband Melindo A.Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for this 28th Annual Celebration. This year’s selection was even more difficult because there were several worthy individual that were nominated and reviewed by the search committ...

This Thursday, the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee will host their 28th Annual Reception at the beautiful White Sands Resort in Point Pleasant Beach. The organization will honor this year's Parade Grand Marshals Dr. Maureen J. Persi and Melindo A. Persi. Also, this year Sue and I are humbled by the committee to be honored by receiving th...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee has selected Dr. Maureen Persi and her husband Melindo Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for the 28thAnnual Celebration which will take place on Sunday October 13 preceded by the three day Italian Festival on October 11. Parade Chairman Michael Blandina noted that a husband and wife has served as Gra...