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Remembering Dr. Maria Guarrera Wilmweth 1924-2013, an “icon” in the local Italian-American community

Remembering Dr. Maria Guarrera Wilmweth 1924-2013, an “icon” in the local Italian-American community

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Washington, D.C., Italian America community held a memorial service today at Holy Rosary Church to pay tribute to Dr. Maria Guarrera Wilmeth, who passed away on December 18, 2013, in Annandale, Virginia. Dr.  Wilmeth, was a distinguished authority on the teaching of foreign languages and a dear friend of the Italian-American community in the Washington D.C. area. […]

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Lido Civic Club Honors Tony Cancelosi and Italian Minister Cristiano Maggipinto

Lido Civic Club Honors Tony Cancelosi and Italian Minister Cristiano Maggipinto

| November 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Lido Civic Club of Washington D.C., at its 84th Anniversary and Past Presidents Night Gala, honored Anthony “Tony” J. Cancelosi, president and chief executive officer of the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, as its 2014 “Man of the Year.” The Lido Club also bestowed the Distinguished Community Service Award on Cristiano Maggipinto, Minister Plenipotentiary […]

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Columbus Day Celebrations in Washington, DC Moved to Casa Italiana Columbus Courtyard

Columbus Day Celebrations in Washington, DC Moved to Casa Italiana Columbus Courtyard

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The National Columbus Celebration Association has announced that the annual ceremony will be moved from its traditional site at the Columbus Memorial Plaza at Union Station to the Casa Italiana Christopher Columbus courtyard adjacent to Holy Rosary Church, the national Italian parish. The Columbus Memorial across from Union Station remains closed due to the federal […]

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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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Message by Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero On the Occasion of Italy’s Republic Day

Message by Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero On the Occasion of Italy’s Republic Day

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

June 2, 2013 ~ Cari Connazionali, sono felice di celebrare con voi questo 2 giugno del 2013, 67esimo anniversario della fondazione della Repubblica Italiana. E’ un’occasione che ci riempie di gioia e che ha un profondo significato, anche perché è una ulteriore opportunità per celebrare gli eccellenti rapporti di amicizia che esistono fra l’Italia e […]

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