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Today is World Pasta Day!

Today is World Pasta Day!

| October 25, 2012

We celebrate World Pasta Day today!  We love pasta made in various regions of Italy.  But we also enjoy pasta made locally. For example, have you heard of Pasta Valente? We ran into this local pasta  maker at the last Fancy Food Show held at the Washington DC Convention Center.  Pasta Valente was founded by Fran Valente […]

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Poverty Rises in the Nation’s Capital

Poverty Rises in the Nation’s Capital

| October 25, 2012

According to the last newsletter that we received from SOME (So Other Might Eat), the 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data indicated that there are 617,00 people living in Washington, D.C.  Unfortunately, 20% of our nation’s capital lives in poverty (123,000), 30% of which are children. Unbelievable!! So far this year, SOME has served 168,748 nutritional meals, and has […]

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Italians and Italian Americans danced the night away at NIAF Gala

Italians and Italian Americans danced the night away at NIAF Gala

| October 14, 2012

The real Italian party on Saturday night (October 13) at the Washington Hilton started at about 11:00 pm just after the 37th Anniversary Gala dinner.  NIAF Chairman Jerry Colangelo’s After Hours Event featured performances by concert artist, Tony Spavone.  As it turned out, Spavone had lots of competition from the crowd.           […]

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Washington DC Celebrates National Columbus Memorial Centennial (1912-2012)

Washington DC Celebrates National Columbus Memorial Centennial (1912-2012)

| October 8, 2012

On Columbus Day, October 8, 2012, Italian Americans and friends joined in the centennial celebration at the National Christopher Columbus Memorial located at the Union Station plaza. The celebration marked the 100th year since the unveiling of the Columbus Memorial.  According to the June 9, 1912 edition of The Washington Herald, it was then Italian Ambassador Marquis Cusani Confalonieri […]

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Washington Nationals Clinch the NL East Division

Washington Nationals Clinch the NL East Division

| October 2, 2012

Mike Rizzo:  “This is a huge feel, winning the National League East . . . . Now we are setting our sights higher.”  @Washington Post

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At Lido Civic Club Congressional Reception, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Co-Chair Italian American Congressional Delegation Welcomes Guests

At Lido Civic Club Congressional Reception, Rep. Bill Pascrell, Co-Chair Italian American Congressional Delegation Welcomes Guests

| September 21, 2012

Rep. Bill Pascrell, co-Chair of the Italian American Congressional Delegation, welcomed more than sixty guests at a congressional reception hosted Thursday evening by the Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. The event, chaired by Lido member Tom Stallone, attracted a number of congressmen including Michael Capuano of Massachusetts. The Lido Civic Club was founded in 1929 […]

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Italian American Fall Festival at Villa Rosa Attracts Thousands

Italian American Fall Festival at Villa Rosa Attracts Thousands

| September 16, 2012

Thousands of Italian Americans and friends flocked today to the Villa Rosa grounds in Mitchellville, Maryland, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Festival.  We were told that 350 pounds of flours were used just to make the pizza – and the line for the pizza was visibly the longest.  Volunteers were making fresh polenta, 50 […]

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