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Italy and DC Public Schools Sign Agreement to Develop Italian Language Programs in the Nation’s Capital

Italy and DC Public Schools Sign Agreement to Develop Italian Language Programs in the Nation’s Capital

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Embassy of Italy brings more Italian language to Washington DC public schools. A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) between Italy and the District of Columbia was finalized today during a ceremony hosted by the Embassy with the leadership of the DC Public Schools (DCPS) administration, including Maggie White, Deputy Chief of Inner Core, and […]

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Remembering Mosaicist Antonio Bianchini (1939-2019)

Remembering Mosaicist Antonio Bianchini (1939-2019)

| January 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Antonio Bianchini was born in Tripoli, Libya with Italian citizenship. After WWII, he and his family, that included four siblings, moved back to Rome and lived in a refugee camp for nine years. The accommodations included a single room separated by a sheet, community bathrooms and traveling three flights to gather, water. His childhood experiences […]

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Vincenzo “Enzo” Fragomeni New President Lido Civic Club

Vincenzo “Enzo” Fragomeni New President Lido Civic Club

| December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Continuing the 89th years-old tradition, Lido Civic Club President Thomas Regnante, passed the gavel to newly elected President Vincenzo “Enzo” Fragomeni at the recent Lido Civic Club Past Presidents Night Gala. Enzo, whose term begins on January 1, 2019, is a proud first generation Italian-American whose parents both emigrated from Italy. His father, Domenico, was […]

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“We are not Italian. We are ethnic Italian Americans”

“We are not Italian. We are ethnic Italian Americans”

| December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC recently honored two distinguished Italian Americans at its 89th Anniversary and Past Presidents Night Gala.  Vito Germinario, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mid-Atlantic, was recognized by the Lido Club as the 2018 Man of the Year. The recipient of the Club’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award was Donald P. Loren, […]

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Bella Italia Market Brings Best of Italy to Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

Bella Italia Market Brings Best of Italy to Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 visitors enjoy the unique cultural experience It took a village to make the Bella Italia Market a huge success — nearly 50 members of the community volunteered hundreds of hours of their time toward organizing and assisting at the event, held to benefit future heritage, educational and cultural programs sponsored by the […]

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Vito Germinario Honored as the Man of the Year by the Lido Civic Club

Vito Germinario Honored as the Man of the Year by the Lido Civic Club

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Businessman and philanthropist Vito John Germinario, was recently honored by The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, at its 89th Annual Past Presidents Night Gala, as the 2018 Man of the Year. Germinario, is the President and Co-owner of GPR, Inc., a commercial glazing company and LGV Group LLC, a commercial real estate development company.  […]

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Remembering Angelo A. Puglisi, Sr.

Remembering Angelo A. Puglisi, Sr.

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Italian-American Community in Washington, D.C., mourns the passing on October 24, 2018, of Angelo Puglisi a long-time supporter of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center and Holy Rosary Church.  He was 93 years old.  Angelo, as he liked to be called, was an active member of the Lido Civic Club for 62 years. He was […]

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