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“We are not Italian. We are ethnic Italian Americans”

“We are not Italian. We are ethnic Italian Americans”

| December 31, 2018 | 1 Comment

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC recently honored two distinguished Italian Americans at its 89th Anniversary and Past Presidents Night Gala.  Vito Germinario, CEO of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mid-Atlantic, was recognized by the Lido Club as the 2018 Man of the Year. The recipient of the Club’s 2018 Distinguished Service Award was Donald P. Loren, […]

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Bella Italia Market Brings Best of Italy to Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

Bella Italia Market Brings Best of Italy to Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 visitors enjoy the unique cultural experience It took a village to make the Bella Italia Market a huge success — nearly 50 members of the community volunteered hundreds of hours of their time toward organizing and assisting at the event, held to benefit future heritage, educational and cultural programs sponsored by the […]

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Vito Germinario Honored as the Man of the Year by the Lido Civic Club

Vito Germinario Honored as the Man of the Year by the Lido Civic Club

| December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Businessman and philanthropist Vito John Germinario, was recently honored by The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, at its 89th Annual Past Presidents Night Gala, as the 2018 Man of the Year. Germinario, is the President and Co-owner of GPR, Inc., a commercial glazing company and LGV Group LLC, a commercial real estate development company.  […]

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Remembering Angelo A. Puglisi, Sr.

Remembering Angelo A. Puglisi, Sr.

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Italian-American Community in Washington, D.C., mourns the passing on October 24, 2018, of Angelo Puglisi a long-time supporter of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center and Holy Rosary Church.  He was 93 years old.  Angelo, as he liked to be called, was an active member of the Lido Civic Club for 62 years. He was […]

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NIAF Stands Up in Defense of Christopher Columbus Day

NIAF Stands Up in Defense of Christopher Columbus Day

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The following is an official statement from National Italian American Foundation (NIAF): The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) supports Christopher Columbus Day and opposes public campaigns that advocate for its elimination as a federal holiday. As an organization devoted to the promotion and preservation of Italian American heritage, we support unequivocally keeping Columbus Day as a […]

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Columbus Day Memorial Mass at Holy Rosary Church

Columbus Day Memorial Mass at Holy Rosary Church

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The DC State Council Annual Christopher Columbus Mass will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2018 at Holy Rosary Church, 595 (3rd St NW, Washington, DC 20001) at 10:30am with Fr. Ezio Marchetto celebrating Mass in Italian. There will also be a parish procession before Mass beginning at 10:00 am. Refreshments and brief program will […]

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Christopher Columbus Presidential Proclamation

Christopher Columbus Presidential Proclamation

| October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Although Spain sponsored his voyage, Columbus was, in fact, a proud citizen of the Italian City of Genoa.  As we celebrate the tremendous strides our Nation has made since his arrival, we acknowledge the important contributions of Italian Americans to our country’s culture, business, and civic life.  We are also thankful for our relationship with […]

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