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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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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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Italians in DC Celebrate With Festival 2012 – May 20, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Italians in DC Celebrate With Festival 2012 – May 20, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza

| May 8, 2012

The second annual “Italians in DC Festival” will be held on Sunday, May 20, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza and Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The Festival is a celebration of contemporary Italian culture, presented by Italians in the area who will bring a piece of Italy […]

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Sebastian Rotella, Winner of the 2012 Urbino Press Award ~  “In my house the American dream is not a cliché”

Sebastian Rotella, Winner of the 2012 Urbino Press Award ~ “In my house the American dream is not a cliché”

| April 26, 2012

Sebastian Rotella, a Senior Reporter with ProPublica, an author, and a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times, is the winner of the Seventh Urbino Press Award. Rotella’s father, Salvatore Giuseppe Rotella, emigrated to the United States from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily in 1950. The announcement was made this evening by Italian Ambassador Claudio […]

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The Promotion of Italian Language in the United States Enters a “Critical” Phase

The Promotion of Italian Language in the United States Enters a “Critical” Phase

| April 18, 2012

The Italian Embassy, represented by Minister Cristiano Maggipinto and the Director of the Education Office, Lucia Dalla Montà, brought together the leadership of Italian American organizations in the Washington Metropolitan area to discuss the status of programs to teach Italian in American schools and in particular future funding for the programs. The good news is […]

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Easter Sunday Celebrated at Holy Rosary Church

Easter Sunday Celebrated at Holy Rosary Church

| April 8, 2012

Happy Easter and Buona Pasqua to all our visitors! Hundreds of Italian Americans living in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, attended standing-room only Easter Masses at the Italian parish, Holy Rosary Church.  Easter Sunday at Holy Rosary Church The 10:30 a.m. Italian Mass was celebrated by Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi, currently Permanent Observer of Holy See to […]

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