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At Bonaparte Ceremony, Lisa Monaco Talks About Traditions

At Bonaparte Ceremony, Lisa Monaco Talks About Traditions

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

At the recent 53rd Annual Ceremony honoring Charles J. Bonaparte, the 46th Attorney General and founder of the Federal Board of Investigation, Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, spoke about the importance of tradition, noting that “tradition is important–particularly for those of us from Italian families–and it’s worth preserving.” The […]

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Remembering Father Anthony Dal Balcon

Remembering Father Anthony Dal Balcon

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Italian American community of the Washington Metropolitan area mourns the recent passing of Beloved Scalabrinian priest Fr. Anthony Dal Balcon. Fr. Anthony was ordained a priest of the Missionaries of St. Charles (Scalabrinians) in Italy and came to the United States in 1949. He served as an assistant pastor in New York City for […]

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Fr. Ezio Marchetto Appointed New Pastor of Holy Rosary Church

Fr. Ezio Marchetto Appointed New Pastor of Holy Rosary Church

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Donald Wuerl recently announced the appointment of Father Ezio Marchetto, C.S., as the Pastor of the Holy Rosary Church, the Italian parish in our Nation’s Capitol.  Father Lydio Tomasi, who had been the pastor since January 2006, has become “Pastor Emeritus.” Fr. Ezio Marchetto was born in Arzignano, Vicenza, on September 27, 1955. He […]

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Star Wigs:  La Mano Italiano Crea

Star Wigs: La Mano Italiano Crea

| April 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States, Dress in Dreams by Elisabetta Cantone and Francesca Silvestri presents the exhibition “Star Wigs,” a tribute to an exquisite and exclusive Italian craft associated with the film industry. The exhibits consist of wigs and theatrical costumes from films such as The […]

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Design is One:  Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Design is One: Lella and Massimo Vignelli

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Movie screening, presented on the occasion of  The Washington, DC International Design Festival and in conjunction with The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century. Among the world’s most influential designers, Italian-born Lella and Massimo Vignelli have created signage and maps for New York’s subway, the interior of Saint Peter’s Church at Citicorp Center, […]

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Italian American Congressional Delegation of the 113th Congress Welcomed by NIAF and Italy’s Ambassador

Italian American Congressional Delegation of the 113th Congress Welcomed by NIAF and Italy’s Ambassador

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Representatives Bill Pascrell and Pat Tiberi, co-chairs of the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD) of the 113th U.S. Congress, welcomed their colleagues to the reception at the United States Capitol Visitors Center hosted by NIAF with IACD on February 27, 2013. Pascrell opened the reception explaining how this delegation works in a bipartisan way to […]

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Italian Elections:  North America Candidates Speak at Casa Italiana

Italian Elections: North America Candidates Speak at Casa Italiana

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Voce Italian newspaper hosted a candidates’ forum on Sunday at Casa Italiana, to provide an opportunity to candidates running for the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies to present their positions and to meet with the Italian community in Washington.   Candidates from all the lists, except the PD, participated.  The participants were: Dom Serafini (PDL), Simone Lolli (M5S), Giorgio Mosconi (Fare), Melo Cicala (Insieme President), and […]

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