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Monthly archive September, 2012
"Sleep well America," said Rep. Bill Pascrell at last night's Lido Civic Club Capitol Hill reception.

“Sleep well America,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell at last night’s Lido Civic Club Capitol Hill reception.

“Congress is on track to adjourn at one of the earliest dates before Election Day since 1960, giving lawmakers more time to campaign in the final stretch but also opening up the institution to further criticism that it’s not working hard enough to address the nation’s problems . . . The 112th Congress has distinguished itself...
At Bonaparte Ceremony U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Recalls His Italian Roots

At Bonaparte Ceremony U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Recalls His Italian Roots

At the 52nd Annual Ceremony commemorating Charles J. Bonaparte held on September 12 at the U.S. Department of Justice, keynote speaker, U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli recalled his Italian roots to invited guests from the Italian American community. Charles J. Bonaparte, was the 46th Attorney General of the United States and the founder of...
Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

The Italian American Community Loses a Great Italian American:  Joseph P. Vaghi, Jr.  (1920-2012)

The Italian American Community Loses a Great Italian American: Joseph P. Vaghi, Jr. (1920-2012)

Joseph P. Vaghi Jr., 92, a Washington, D.C. architect and decorated World War II  veteran, died  peacefully at Maplewood Park Place, Bethesda Maryland, on August 25, 2012. He lived in Kensington, Maryland, for over a half century, and practiced architecture in Bethesda, Maryland with the firm of Joseph P. Vaghi, AIA and Associates. His specialty...
From Washington to Vancouver

From Washington to Vancouver

Director Frank Capra Honored with U.S. Postal Stamp

Director Frank Capra Honored with U.S. Postal Stamp

Sicilian-born filmmaker’s movies focused on patriotism and hope A stamp to honor film director Frank Capra, best known for the perennial favorite It’s a Wonderful Life  starring James Stewart, has been issued by the Postal Service. Capra is one of four famous filmmakers to be awarded their own stamps. The others are John Ford, John...
Centenary of Legendary Film Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s Birth

Centenary of Legendary Film Director Michelangelo Antonioni’s Birth

September 29 is the centenary of the birth of one of cinema’s legendary directors, Michelangelo Antonioni. Best known for his trilogy on modern life and its discontents – made up of the films L’Avventura, La Notte and Eclipse – Antonioni is credited with redefining narrative film. An iconoclast, he challenged traditional perspectives on film, storytelling,...
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