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At Summer Fancy Food Show Italian Luxury Foods Importer Mamma Wanda Gets Attention

At Summer Fancy Food Show Italian Luxury Foods Importer Mamma Wanda Gets Attention

| June 27, 2012

Thousands of new specialty foods and products vie for attention at the Fancy Foods Shows.  This year’s Summer Fancy Food  Show, held in Washington, D.C., was no exception.  We found lots of genuine Italian products at the Italian Pavilion.  And then we found Francesco Ferretti’s Mamma Wanda, a local, dynamic and growing company that is […]

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Italian American Open Sponsored by the Lido Civic Club Huge Success

Italian American Open Sponsored by the Lido Civic Club Huge Success

| June 14, 2012

More than 120 golfers listened attentively to the invocation given by Fr. Lydio Tomasi before the start of the recent 39th annual Italian American Open at the Norbeck Country Club. “Grant the golfers the serenity to accept the shots they miss and the courage to try, try again,” he prayed. Whether or not the prayer […]

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Italian National Day Celebration Dampened by Recent Tragic Events In Italy

Italian National Day Celebration Dampened by Recent Tragic Events In Italy

| June 6, 2012

The annual Italian National Day celebration, or Festa della Repubblica, held at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, was, as Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero noted in his brief remarks, “tinged with a more somber note.” As the more than 1,500 guests entered the Embassy grounds they could clearly see that the Italian flag was flying […]

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Message by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero to the Italian Community on the Occasion of Italy’s National Day

Message by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero to the Italian Community on the Occasion of Italy’s National Day

| June 4, 2012

Cari connazionali, sono felice di celebrare con voi questo 2 giugno 2012, il mio primo come Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti. Permettemi pero’ di dire subito che sebbene questo giorno sia sempre una festa per il nostro Paese, quest’anno ci troviamo a celebrarlo in modo piu sobrio e con il dolore nel cuore a causa […]

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Sons of Italy 24th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala

Sons of Italy 24th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala

| May 24, 2012

The Sons of Italy Foundation held yesterday its 24th National Education and Leadership Gala at the National Building Museum.   U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received the Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service.   General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff received  the 2012 Sons of Italy Foundation Award for Courage and Patriotism.  “I […]

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Giovanni Falcone: An Italian Hero   –    Photo Exhibit at Italian Cultural Institute

Giovanni Falcone: An Italian Hero – Photo Exhibit at Italian Cultural Institute

| May 22, 2012

Twenty years have passed since Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and his three bodyguards, Antonio Montinari, Rocco Di Cillo and Vito Schifani, were killed in Capaci, Sicily, on May 23, 1992. Throughout his life Giovanni Falcone fought organized crime strenuously and was instrumental in a series of effective actions against it. More importantly, […]

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Maryland State Senator Rob Garagiola Guest Speaker at Lido Civic Club

Maryland State Senator Rob Garagiola Guest Speaker at Lido Civic Club

| May 15, 2012

Maryland State Senator Rob Garagiola, was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lido Civic Club.  A native of Michigan, Garagiola has been a Maryland state senator since 2002. Before that, he was a senior legislative aide to Congressman Frank Pallone. In the Maryland State Senate, Garagiola has led the effort to expand healthcare […]

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