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The
MAY 2014
PUBLISHED BY THE ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
VOLUME, XXXV.
No. 5
43843 Romeo Plank Road - Clinton Township, MI 48038 - Phone (586) 228-3030 ext 15 - FAX(586) 228-1678 - Email - [email protected]
Wine Tasting
Hosted by The IACS Senior Membership
Please Join Us
Monday, May 19th, 2014
Doors open at 6:00p.m.
Sunday, May 11
Buffet
Italian American Cultural Society
43843 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, MI 48043
Donation $30.00/per person
$25.00/IACS Member
Mother’s
Day
Scrambled Eggs (Plain or w/Cheese)
Crispy Bacon
Sausage Links
Breakfast Potatoes
Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Soup de jour – hot or cold
Pasta with Meat Sauce
Sausage with Peppers & Onions
Chicken Siciliana
Chicken Piccata
Vegetable de jour
Three-Egg Omelet Staton:
Invite your friends & family
enjoy a collection of Fine Wines.
A delicious buffet dinner
completes the evening.
Must be 21 years & older
(586) 228-3030
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BRUNCH
•
10:30am - 2:00pm
Italian American Cultural Society
Banquet & Conference Center
43843 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 228-3030
Bacon, Sausage, Onion, Green Pepper,
Mushroom, Tomato, Spinach,
Cheddar Cheese & Swiss Cheese
Pancake Station
Blueberries, Strawberries, Chocolate Chips
Buttermilk Pancakes & Red Velvet Pancakes
Chef’s Carving Station
Beef Steamship, Ham
Pastry Table
Danish, Muffins, Cake, Mini Pastries
Fresh Fruits & Salads
Fresh Cut Fruit
Waldorf, Citrus, House & Pasta Salads
Treat Mom and let us do the cooking
Adults - $23.00
Reservations requested
Children 5-12 - 12.00
4 & Under -Free
LIMITED SEATING
Prices do not include gratuity
Happy Mother’s Day
NON-PROFIT
US POSTAGE PAID
PERMIT NO. 1401
MT CLEMENS MI 48043
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C a le n d a r o f E ve n t s
th
May 4 – Sunday – 20 Annual Italian Songs and Arias
Vocal Competition – Concert
of the Finalists, 4:00 p.m., at
the Italian Cultural Center –
Tickets $7/person at the door;
seniors/students/IACS members, $5
May 6 – Tuesday – 2014
Seniors Bocce League
registration, 10:00 a.m.,
Italian Cultural Center
May 6– Tuesday – FADM
General Membership Meeting, 7:00 p.m., at the Italian
Cultural Center
vine Mercy – a live drama
- 7:30 p.m. at St. Faustina
Church, 14025 12 Mile Rd.,
Warren. Admission: FreeWill Offering. Information:
586/772-2720
May 8 – Thursday – Madonna Del Campo Meeting,
7:30 p.m., at the Italian Cultural Center
May 8 – Thursday – Montelepre Club Meeting, at the
Italian Cultural Center
May 6 – Tuesday – Columbus Day Committee Meeting,
7:00 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Center
May 11 – Sunday – Mother’s
Day Brunch at the Italian
American Cultural Center
– 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
– Call for Reservations:
586/228-3030- (See Flyer in
newspaper)
May 6 – Tuesday – Italian
American Delegates Meeting, 7:30 p.m., at the Italian
Cultural Center
May 13 – Tuesday – 2014
Seniors Bocce League meeting to form teams, etc. 10
a.m. at the Center
May 7 – Wednesday – IACS
Senior Meeting – Italian Cultural Center – 10:00 a.m.
May 16 – Friday– FADM
– Opera Night – “Turandot”
at the Detroit Opera House.
Contact Sandy Tornberg at
586/907-6631
May 7 – Wednesday - IACS
Members Night, end-of-the
card-playing season. Pizza,
dancing, and karaoke; Maria Cicchini will provide
the music. Cost $10; Italian
Cultural Center, 6:00 p.m.
May 7 – Wednesday – Italian American Chamber of
Commerce (Festa Della Lira),
Fern Hill Golf Club
May 7 – Wednesday – Santa
Fara Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
at the Italian Cultural Center
May 7 – Wednesday – Conca D’Oro Meeting, 8:30 p.m.,
at the Italian Cultural Center
May 7 – Wednesday - St.
Faustina Parish presents
“Fausina” Messenger of Di-
May 19 – Monday – Senior
Wine
Tasting;
Italian
Cultural Center; 6:00
p.m.
$30/person; $25
IACS member; Prepaid
Reservation, call 586228-3030, (see Flyer in
newspaper)
May 20 – Tuesday – FADM
Board Meeting – Italian Cultural Center, 7:00 p.m.
May 20 – Tuesday - “The
Michigan
Accordion
Society presents Jazz Night.
Featuring Frank Petrilli,
Ralph Armstrong, Angelo
Primo, Billy Cario. Forestre
Banquet Center 1919 Star
Batt Dr.,Rochester, 7:00 PM.
Pizza, snacks – tickets at
door. MAS members $10,
non-members $15, cash bar
available
May 21 – Wednesday –
IACS Book Club meeting
at 6:30 p.m. Contact Sandy
Tornberg at 586/907-6631
for more information
May 26 – Monday – FADM
Memorial Day Parade/Picnic,
10 a.m.
May 29 – Thursday –
Lodge Figli Della Sicilia
No. 227 monthly meeting at
San Francesco Church, 7:30
p.m. – Pizza and pop to follow meeting. For info, call
President Salvatore Previtti
586/792-6386
June 10 – Tuesday –
Tuesday Night Mixed Bocce
League begins– includes
weekly dinner; banquet.
For details, call IACS office
586/228-3030, Ext. 15
June 19 – Thursday - IACS
General
Membership
meeting – IACS Education
Scholarship
winners;
complimentary
dinner
served, 6:30 p.m., details
forthcoming.
June 26 – Thursday –
Second
Annual
Brew
Review at the Cultural
Center; 6:00 p.m., $40/
member; $45/non-member;
details forthcoming
June 24 – Tuesday – IACS
Men’s Summer Bocce Ball
League - Registration, 7:00
p.m., at the Italian Cultural Center. Games will be
played on Thursday evenings
beginning July 10th through
August. Information, call
586/228-3030, Ext. 15
COME SEE THE CHANGES
WE’VE MADE !
May 6
Salad & House Dressing
Pasta with Meat Sauce
Pasta with Garlic & Oil
Special Of The Day
Second Special Of The Day
Soup du jour
Vegetable du jour
Bread & Butter
Dessert
May 13
Salad & House Dressing
Pasta with Meat Sauce
Pasta with Garlic & Oil
Sausage with Peppers & Onions
Soup du jour
Vegetable du jour
Bread & Butter
Dessert
May 20
Salad & House Dressing
Pasta with Meat Sauce
Pasta with Garlic & Oil
Special Of The Day
Soup du jour
Vegetable du jour
Bread & Butter
Dessert
A LL
MAY 2014
YOU
CAN EAT
BUFFET
only
$12.00 per Adult
$10.00 per Member
(with valid IACS
membership card)
$5.00 Children 10
and Under
Children Under 5
Eat Free
Italian American Cultural Society
43843 Romeo Plank Rd
May 27
Salad & House Dressing
Clinton Twp., MI 48043
Pasta with Meat Sauce
(586)228-3030
Pasta with Garlic & Oil
Oven Roasted Chicken
5:00-8:30 p.m.
Soup du jour
Vegetable du jour
Bread & Butter
Dessert
**Menu Subject to Change
EVERY Tuesday
SAVE THE DATE
Festa Italiana
July 18-19-20 2014
@ Freedom Hill Park
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Italian American Cultural Society
MAY 2014
Festa Della Repubblica Celebration
At The Italian American Cultural Center
Sunday, June 1, 2014
On Sunday, June 1, 2014, the Council of Presidents, COMITES, and the Italian
American Cultural Society, in cooperation with over 22 Italian Clubs and
Associations, are pleased to announce the celebration of the 68TH annual Festa della
Repubblica commemorating the birth of the Italian Republic. Our Special guest
speaker for this event will be the Honorable Anthony Forlini, Michigan House
of Representatives. Our young special guests are Miss Julia Smith, Miss Teen
Michigan 2013 and Mr. David Basirico.
The celebration will be held at the Italian American Cultural Center, 43843 Romeo
Plank Rd., Clinton Twp. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. with entertainment by the Italian
American Cultural Society Coro Italiano. Formal program will be from 3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. The browsing of displays and food tasting of regional specialties will take
place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dancing with music by Pino Marelli 6:00 p.m.
- 8:30 p.m. and pizza served courtesy of Italian American Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information, please contact the IACS at 586-228-3030.
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA PROGRAM:
Council of Presidents - La Festa Della Repubbica
31048 McNamee Fraser, MI 48026
The “Festa della Repubblica” is the Italian national holiday celebrated on the second day of June. It commemorates
the institutional referendum of 1946 when the Italian population was called to decide on a form of government monarch
or republic after the second world ware and the fall of Fascism.
After 85 years of monarchy, with 12,717,923 votes for and 10,719,284 votes against, Italy became a Republic, and the
monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled. This is one of the most important Italian national holidays
which, like July 14th in France, Storming of the Bastille and July 4th in the USA, Independence Day, celebrates the birth
of a nation.
The Council of Presidents, along with the Italian Consulate, COMITES and The Italian American Cultural Society is
honored to sponsor the 2014 Festa della Repubblica which will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Italian American
Cultural Center in Clinton Township.
We are presently in the process of planning for the this years’ events. Your participation in the past is greatly
appreciated and once again, we call upon your generosity and support by purchasing an advertisement in our program
book.
Below is an advertising contract listing ad sizes and prices. We would appreciate your response by May 15, 2014.
The success of our fundraising efforts depends largely upon you. We hope that you will join us in celebration of this
important event.
Maria Cicchini
Doors open 2:00 p.m.
Entertainment by IACS Coro Italiano 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Formal Program: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. - Browsing of displays and food tasting
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Dancing with music by Pino Marelli
Pizza served courtesy of Italian American Chamber of Commerce
Speakers:
Enzo Paglia, Master of Ceremonies
Dr. Maria Luisa Lapresa, Consul of Italy
Giovanni LoIacono, President, IACS
Lino Scamardella, President, COMITES
Guest Speaker: Mr. Anthony Forlini, Michigan House Representative
Young Special Guests, Miss Julia Smith, Miss Teen Michigan 2013;
Mr. David Basirico
Domenic Ruggirello, Chairman, Council of Presidents
Program Book Chairman
Cell 586 291-9314 Email: [email protected]
We agree to purchase advertising space in the Council of Presidents Festa Della Repubblica Program Book.
Council of Presidents La Festa Della Repubblica Committee reserves the right to decide the location of our
advertisement unless specific space has been purchased.
____________________________
Month
Day
Year
_______________
Check #
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS BOARD MEMBERS
CHAIRMAN:
Domenico Ruggirello
VICE CHAIRMAN:
John Loiacono
SECRETARY:
Gloria Tonelli
TREASURER:
Enza Ferro
___________ ____________________________
Amount
Salesperson
Sold to Club/Organization/Business:____________________________________________________________________
Address:__________________________________________________________________________________________
City:________________________________________________________________ Zip:________________________
Telephone:________________________________
Gold Pages: $300
Inside Front, Center, Back Cover
Full Page: $200
½ Page: $125
¼ Page: $75
Contact:______________________________________________
Full page ad size is 7 ½ inches wide by 10 inches high
½ Page ad size is 7 ½ inches wide by 4 ¾ inches high
¼ Page ad size is 3 ½ inches wide by 4 ¾ , inches high
Please email PDF formated files to: [email protected]
Make checks payable to : Council of Presidents
Celestina Silverio
Luigi LaMarra
Joseph Fortuna, Jr.
Ottavio Mecca
TRUSTEES
Maria Cicchini
Enzo Paglia
Joseph Cilluffo
MAY 2014
Italian American Cultural Society
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Festa Della Repubblica Celebration - Special Guests Festa della Repubblica
– Young Special Guest –
David Basirico
David Basirico, Macomb Dakota Senior, signed his NCAA
National Letter of Intent to attend Central Michigan Univer-
Festa della Repubblica – Young Special Guest – Julia
Smith
Julia Smith, Miss
Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2013is a
freshman at Henry
Ford High School
and lives in Sterling
Heights. She is the
oldest daughter of
Mathew and Mary
(Silverio) Smith and has a
younger sister Sarah.
Her strong commitment to the
Italian community started at a
very young age. She learned the
Italian National Anthem, and
performed several times with the
Coro Italiano. She participated
in many Italian events throughout the years; i.e., Columbus
Day Lansing Trip, Columbus
Day Parades and the Festa della
Repubblica. At the age of 12,
she joined the Venetian Club of
Mutual Aid as a junior member,
of which she is now the Junior
President. In 2012, she was
sity on a Football Scholarship
on February 5th, 2014. David is
the grandson of Horace Basirico
and Michelle Basirico, Italian
immigrants, who moved from
Italy to Michigan in 1960.
David was a three-year Varsity
Starter as a defensive back who
was selected to the Detroit Free
Press Fab 50: Top 50 Football
Prospects in Michigan. David is
also a four-year Dakota Varsity
Track Sprinter and High Jumper, who set the school record in
the 200 meter at 22.2 seconds
and High Jump at 6 foot 4 inches
and qualified for the State Track
Meet in the 200 meter finishing
tenth. David also volunteers
each summer at his parish, St.
Therese of Lisieux, supporting
MCREST (Macomb County
Rotating Emergency Shelter
Team). David’s parents are Dave
and Jennie Basirico and siblings include Abbey and Luke.
crowned
Miss Teen
Columbus
Day.
Her true
passion is
dance. She
is a competitive
dancer and
assistant
teacher at
Dancer ’s
Edge Studio in Macomb and
has been dancing since she was
six. The All Star Team that she
is a part of has earned several national titles across the country. As
a soloist, she has earned several
top placing awards and a regional
Miss Starquest Teen Dancer. She
has performed several times at the
Lion’s Thanksgiving Day halftime show with the United Way.
This past summer, Julia was invited to perform at the “Dancing
with the All Stars” charity event
supporting Jack’s Place.
In June 2013, Julia was crowned
Miss Michigan’s Outstanding,
Festa della Repubblica – Spe- L’Anse Creuse Public Schools
cial Guest Speaker – Honor- and are all college graduates.
In 1982, Tony started his own
able Anthony G. Forlini
State Representative
Anthony Forlini is the
son of an Italian immigrant, who came to
the United States for
a better life for their
children.
Tony, as he likes to be
called, was raised in
St. Clair Shores; then
later in Clinton Township where he graduated from Fraser High School
before attending Western
Michigan University, earning
a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He married his wife Diane in 1985,
and they settled in Harrison
Township. Together, Diane
and Tony had three beautiful children who all attended
which allowed her to participate
in Miss America’s Outstanding
Teen in Orlando, Florida last August. Through this title, she has
been awarded several scholarships for talent and fitness. During her year, she has spent time
promoting the national platform
of Children’s Miracle Network
and has attended several events
locally. She has also volunteered
at events held by the Mount Clemens Lions Club, the Alhambra’s, Down Syndrome Group of
Oakland County, and as a spokesperson for the “Girls Know How”
book series.
This coming summer, Julia is
excited to be traveling to Italy
with her grandmother and aunt.
She will be touring the region of
Friuli Venezia Giulia (where her
grandparents immigrated from)
and learning the language and
culture. Her future hopes are to
attend college and pursue a communications degree. She is honored to be a part of the Festa Della
Repubblica this year and thanks
all the committee members involved.
financial
planning
firm and is
currently
a certified
financial
planner.
Tony’s
f a t h e r
was
an
immigrant
f r o m
Pignataro
Interamna from the Province
of Frosinone in the shadows of
Monte Cassino. His mother’s
family came from a small
village in Sicily called Buseto
Palizzolo near Trapani.
Over the years, Tony and
his family have attended St.
Hubert’s Catholic Church. He
has also volunteered for many
years as a member of the St.
Hubert Knights of Columbus
where he also served as Grand
Knight.
As his children began to enter
their teenage years, Tony cochaired a youth group through
St. Hubert’s – growing it from
a small handful of high school
kids to over several hundred
making it one of the largest in
the Archdiocese. In this role,
he organized annual bicycle
trips for the kids crossing
the state, as well as, other
countries. The highlight of
all his trips was, of course,
in Italy. The ride started from
the top of Mount Vesuvius,
traveled along the Amalfi
Coast ending in the small
town of his father’s birthplace.
There, the kids learned
firsthand what a working
Italian farm looked and felt
like. They also learned the
hospitality and graciousness
of the Italian people.
After years of volunteering
in his community, Tony took
on a new challenge as he was
elected Harrison Township
Supervisor in 2004. During
his service to the township,
he focused on streamlining
government
operations.
He believed on smaller
bureaucracy while taking
the savings and spending it
on infrastructure and quality
of life improvements in the
community. Tony served in
that capacity until he was
elected in 2010 to serve his area
as state representative. Since
he was elected, he has passed
election reforms; voted to
lower taxes, and helped draft
and pass three budgets four
months ahead of deadline
that are balanced, fiscally
responsible and the quickest
it’s been done in 30 years. To
date, he has 10 Public Acts.
Tony prides himself for his
bipartisan efforts; he works
hard to get his bills passed on
an overwhelming bipartisan
basis.
His
small
business
background allows him to be
an asset in his role as state
representative by serving on
the House Appropriations
Committee. He also serves
as chair of the Licensing
and
Regulatory
Affairs
Appropriations Subcommittee
and as vice-chair of the
Department of Environmental
Quality
Appropriations
Subcommittee. It has been
his honor and privilege to
have hosted the Columbus
Day Celebration in Lansing
for the last three years. In
2013, Tony was the Columbus
Day Parade Grand Marshall
in Mount Clemens, MI.
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Italian American Cultural Society
MAY 2014
IACS SENIORS CHAIRPERSON MESSAGE
The
IACS
Seniors
enjoyed a fun day
at Caesar’s Windsor
Casino on April 17.
Before boarding the bus
for home, they enjoyed
a great show “The Fab
Four: The Ultimate
Tribute.” Here are Esther
and Floyd Beaudette
getting ready to watch
the show!
the cold winter days. The
drop off box is bright yellow and green and near the
front of the Center parking
lot. Please help make this
project successful.
Invite your friends to come
and be a guest at our monthly meeting. Most guests become a member after enjoying our meeting.
ESTHER BEAUDETTE
Let us keep on looking for
the first May flowers. They
should be popping up soon.
It is so great having spring
weather again!
Thank you to everyone who
supported our Spring raffle;
congratulations to the lucky
winners!
Our May 7th meeting will be
our annual bake sale. Please
bake your favorite specialty.
Those who do not bake can
help by purchasing goodies,
and cash donations are great,
too!
OUR WINE TASTING
PARTY will take place on
May 19th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00
p.m. This is a great time to
invite your friends and family members to come enjoy
the evening. We will serve
delicious food, great assortment of wines. Music, coffee, and dessert will round
out the evening. Tickets are
$30 and $25 for IACS members. Reservations are appreciated; please call Esther
(586) 286-2597 or the IACS
office at (586) 228-3030.
Now with the nice weather
a stop to drop off your old
newspapers,
magazines,
and bagged shredded paper
will be easier than during
Some upcoming
events are:
future
August 20 – A luncheon
boat ride on the Grand River
– followed by a stop at the
Soaring Eagle Casino.
September 12 – An evening
at Andiamo’s – Enjoy the
great entertainment by Aaron Caruso.
More events will be forthcoming along with information on these listed events.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
to all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and to everyone else, who played a
role in bringing up children!
Enjoy each day – For each
day is a gift.
Esther
Italian Education Scholarships
Sponsored by Italian American Cultural Society
The Italian American Cultural Society is offering a wonderful opportunity to high school
students to obtain two semesters of Italian language at the Italian American Cultural Center in
Clinton Township, Michigan.
Award Information:
Scholarships Awarded: Five IACS scholarships consisting of two semesters of Italian education
at the Italian American Cultural Center (September – April). The winners of scholarships will
receive a Certificate towards continuing the Italian education classes at the Italian American
Cultural Center and a letter of recommendation for college.
Application Deadline: May 13, 2014 – All scholarship applications will be reviewed by the
Italian American Cultural Society. Winners will be announced at the IACS General Membership
meeting in June of 2014.
Requirements: Applicant must submit an essay: “Why I would like to study Italian”, a letter
including biographical sketch, reason for wanting the award, and a photo in color or black &
white.
Eligibility: Applicant must be entering 9th grade as of fall 2014 – 12th grade.
Sponsorship provided by:
Italian American Cultural Society
43843 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone Number: 586.228-3030
Fax Number: 586.228-1678
The Italian American Cultural Society
APPLICATION FOR SCHOLARSHIP
Special 20%
discount at Carson's at Partridge
Creek Mall only.
Must have a valid IACS
membership ID to participate.
Return the completed form along with essay, biographical sketch, and photo to the IACS
First Name
Date of Birth
Last Name
High School
Grade
Address/City/State/Zip
Home Phone
Cell
Reason For Wanting To Receive The Award
!
Email
MAY 2014
Italian American Cultural Society
Tuesday Night Bocce League
Mario Moceri will be hosting a mixed league
again this year on Tuesday nights, beginning
on June 10. The cost is $200 per person and
includes the buffet dinner every Tuesday as
well as an end-of-season banquet. Mario’s
goal is to have eight teams of four players. If
you are interested in playing, please call the
IACS at 586-228-3030, ext. 15.
IACS Men’s Thursday League
The IACS will be forming a men’s bocce
ball league to begin on Thursday, July 10,
2014 and run through August. All games
will be played on Thursday evenings.
Teams will consist of a four man team.
Registration will be held on Tuesday, June
24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the IACS. Further
details to follow. If you have any questions,
contact IACS office, (586) 228-3030.
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS
1ST ANNUAL
FESTA DELLA REPUBBLICA
BOCCE TOURNAMENT
DATE:
MAY 29, MAY 30,
Trophy presentation June 1, 2014
LOCATION:
ITALIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER
43843 ROMEO PLANK ROAD,
CLINTON TWP. MI 48038
TEL: 586-228-3030
REGISTRATION FEE:
$40 PER TEAM
The Festa della Repubblica is a celebration of the birth of a new
nation founded on the principles of Italian history and culture. A
large part of that culture is the game of Bocce played from the
North to the South of our beloved country.
Now, with the celebration of the birth of our Country, we are
introducing the first annual Council of Presidents tournament for the
Festa della Repubblica Championship Trophy. Games will be at the
IACS and will commence on Thursday or Friday, depending on the
number of teams and will conclude with the trophy presentation on
Sunday morning the day of the celebration. Every Club is welcome
to field one or two teams to compete in the tournament.
Let’s celebrate our national holiday by demonstrating our pride in
our country, our clubs, and our culture and making our National
Holiday a time to remember.
For information and registration contact:
Tony DiGiorgio
586-286-3247
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Club Name: _____________________________________________
Team Name: ____________________________________________
Team Members:
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
_____________________________________
Send payment to:
IACS
c/o Enzo Paglia -Treasurer
43843 ROMEO PLANK ROAD
CLINTON TWP. MI 48038
PAGE 7
IACS Seniors Bocce League Summer 2014
By Antonio di Giorgio
HELLO EVERYONE! Here
we are, approaching a season
of fun and friendship when we
exercise our body and socialize
with a good excuse, which we
call “Bocce”. Well, wouldn’t
you know, that is the antidote
for that disease called…I do not
remember! This activity among
friends is healthy and should be
done more often.
This year we start on May 20 for
those players choosing to play
on Tuesdays, and May 21, for
the Wednesday’s players. Please
do not miss the registration date,
May 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM.
Our President has demonstrated
his committment to this Bocce
League by offering the courts
free of charge for the members.
Bar
beverages,
espresso,
cappuccino, and food are
available to all for a nominal
charge.
In typcial Italian fashion, before
game time we can be found
sipping on a good espresso, or
even a cappuccino with friends
who would fight to be first to
offer it. I have to thank many of
them who have won the fight!
While playing you cannot help
smelling the garlic and onion
odors coming from the kitchen;
this is when your tummy starts
looking for a good Cesar salad,
or a pizza, sandwich, etc. for
lunch.
Now you are getting the picture,
this place called the IACS is our
home away from home! Lets
examine the offerings of other
nationality clubs. Polish clubs
have food and dance. German
clubs have food, dances, and
soccer.
Albanians/ Slavic
countries’ clubs have food,
dances, movies, and soccer.
The IACS has all of this plus
“The Bocce League”.
It is very important that we the
members are doing our part!
Just remember if we do not
support our own Club…where
would you go to feel at home?
Lets unite as “Italians” for a
change!
Lets all, in good faith, support
the efforts of all the IACS board
members, and workers who are
doing the impossible to satisfy
our needs and wants.
IACS Summer 2014 Seniors Bocce League
It’s time to turn our thoughts to spring and outdoor bocce! The
IACS Seniors League is for players age sixty and over. Anyone
who wants to play, regardless of their skill level, is welcome to
join the league. Registration Tuesday, May 6, 10:00a.m. at The
Italian American Cultural Society
Everyone who wants to join must come and register that day.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, please have someone
register for you. Fees will be based on membership status, and
IACS members will receive a favorable rate. Players may indicate
whether they prefer to play on Tuesday or Wednesday morning.
On May 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM, there will be another meeting to
form teams, distribute the schedule, and review the rules. League
play will be on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, beginning on
May 20 and 21.
The Seniors Bocce League has been a great deal of fun in past
years. Please take a look at the photo gallery on the IACS website
www.iacsonline.com to see for yourself!
For information call: Antonio DiGiorgio at 586-322-9575
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Italian American Cultural Society
The Italian American Cultural Society: About Us
Operated by the Italian
American Cultural Society,
the Center is governed by a
Board of Directors elected
by the membership. Directors
serve voluntarily and receive
no compensation. An advisory board of directors, comprised of representatives from
various clubs and associations, and advisors from the
academic community freely
donate their knowledge and
expertise. A full-time staff of
administrative, clerical, and
maintenance personnel is employed by the Society. The
IACS Banquet and Conference Center’s skilled and accomplished staff does coordinate weddings, showers, and
parties at our beautiful facility. The IACS became a taxexempt foundation in 1962.
The Italian American Cultural Society was established
in 1957 by a small group of
dedicated visionaries, who
dreamed of developing a
meeting place where Italian
Americans could gather to
preserve their traditions,
values, and customs.
These concerned few
planned a communityoriented structure in
which to develop cultural programs and
educational services attuned to enhancing the
lifestyles of all Italian
Americans, indeed the
entire community. Over
the years, many of our state’s
foremost business organizations, social and professional
groups, as well as Macomb
Community College, Wayne
State University, and the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Italy have
provided invaluable guidance
and leadership for the Society’s enterprising work. The
Center’s primary sources of
revenue are received
from
membership
dues, fees for the use
of the facilities, payments for educational
courses and programs,
and
contributions
from individuals, organizations, and foundations.
It is the Center’s privilege to host many diverse community activities
throughout the year, such as
the Festa Italiana in summer
and the annual Columbus
Day Celebration. We proudly share our culture through
musical programs, cultural/
heritage lecture series, film
festivals, art exhibits and displays, and patriotic observations, such as the Festa della
Repubblica Italiana in June.
Many social events are sponsored by either the Society
or by other groups and associations. These projects and
events supply resources necessary to maintain the facility and supplement revenues
produced by the Center.
The Center sponsors one of
the largest Senior Citizens
groups in the metro Detroit
area. Members attend monthly
meetings, which feature interesting and informative speakers and entertainment. A busy
schedule of trips and
activities is maintained, such as outings to restaurants,
casinos, theaters,
historic churches.
The Seniors are
an integral part of
the IACS, volunteering at events
and
supporting
the Center.
In
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Italian American Cultural Society Mission Statement
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To plan, promote, and carry on charitable, educational, and cultural activities, which
serve the welfare of the community-at-large.
To preserve traditional Italian culture by sponsoring lectures, classes, conferences, and
study groups devoted to contributions made to the world by Italians.
To compassionately counsel and assist indigent persons dealing with personal, family,
or community problems by direct services or referral to appropriate agencies.
To carry on human relation activities on a charitable basis for the purposes of eliminating
bias, prejudice, or discrimination affecting all Americans.
To develop and benevolently direct an Italian Cultural and Community Center.
MAY 2014
the
summer
months members can gather
at the Center to
play bocce on
our two outdoor
bocce
courts.
In the fall and
winter months,
Member’s Night
attracts them to
the Center to
play games and cards or just
socialize.
The Italian American
newspaper, underwritten
by the Center, is a monthly, bilingual publication
that provides Italian Americans and others in the
metro area with information about the Center and
its events, in addition to
news and views about Italy. In addition, it features
events happening out in the
community. The paper also
serves as a public relations
tool for many smaller Italian
organizations to help promote
activities and programs.
Italian language classes are offered at the Center through the
Education Department. This
is a five year program cover-
ing all four language skills,
listening, speaking, reading,
and writing. Our instructors
are highly qualified in teaching philosophy, methods, and
proper use of materials. Italian
Education Scholarships sponsored by the Italian American
Cultural Society offer a wonderful opportunity to high
school students (9th through
12th grade) to obtain two semesters of Italian language at
the Italian American Cultural
Center in Clinton Township.
Five IACS scholarships consisting of two semesters of
Italian education are awarded
(September – April). The winners of scholarships receive a
certificate towards continuing
the Italian education classes at
the Italian American Cultural
Center and a letter of recommendation for college.
Brew Review
featuring Michigan Beer & Picnic Wine
When it's hot out, drink what's cool
June 26, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Hosted by
The Italian American Cultural Society
43843 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
586/ 228-3030
Join Us for an evening full of cheers and
beers, delicious picnic style dinner served
outside on the patio. Sample a variety of
Bell’s beer & picnic wine. Orders will be
taken for purchase. 50/50 fundraiser.
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Italian American Cultural Society
Mother’s Day - Tribute to mom
Membership Application
Last Name:
First Name:
Spouse’s First Name:
Children’s Names & Ages Residing With Parents:
Home Address:
Home Phone:
Mom’s NameGray
Date of Birth:
Date of Birth:
Amanda
By: Gianna Curd
I have the best mom ever,
and I love her so very much
… Like to the Moon!
City/State/Zip
Email:
Cell:
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Membership Levels
She puts me first in everything she does. She plays
with me when I’m happy
and holds me when I’m sad.
Are you a current member: Yes/No Are you a NEW member: Yes/No
Please check Membership Level:
 SENIOR $40 ~ SENIOR COUPLES ($80) ~ INDIVIDUAL (Under age 60) $55 ~ Membership includes: One (1) guest at member’s
price for Nonna’s Nite – Discounts on special events over $25, including Ladies Only Night; Holiday Wine Tasting; discount Italian
Language Class; Italian American newspaper; special 10% discount off published menu prices for any event over $500 booked at the IACS
Banquet & Conference Center (maximum $1,000) – minimum of 3-year membership.
 FAMILY (Under age 60) $100 ~ Two adult members in same household and all children 18 years and younger receive member’s price for
Nonna’s Nite. Membership includes: Discounts on special events over $25, including Ladies Only Night; Holiday Wine Tasting; discount
Italian Language Class; Italian American newspaper; special 10% discount off published menu prices for any event over $500 booked at
the IACS Banquet & Conference Center (maximum $1,000) – minimum of 3-year membership.
 FAMILY & FRIENDS ~ $150 ~ Two adult members in same household and all children or grandchildren 18 years and younger.
Membership includes two (2) guests at member’s price for Nonna Nite - Discounts on special events over $25, including Ladies Only
Night; Holiday Wine Tasting; discount Italian Language Class; Italian American newspaper; special 10% discount off published menu
prices for any event over $500 booked at the IACS Banquet & Conference Center (maximum $1,000) – minimum of 3-year membership.
 PATRON ~ $300 ~ Two adult members in same household and all children or grandchildren 18 years and younger. Membership includes
four (4) guests at member’s prices for Nonna’s Nite - Discounts on special events over $25, including Ladies Only Night; Holiday Wine
Tasting; discount Italian Language Class; Italian American newspaper; special 12% discount off published menu prices for any event over
$500 booked at the IACS Banquet & Conference Center, including outside catering. (maximum $1,200)
 BENEFACTOR ~ $500 ~ Two adult members in same household and all children or grandchildren 18 years and younger. Membership
includes six (6) guests at member’s price for Nonna’s Nite. A $100 IACS gift certificate – good towards special events including Ladies
Only Night; Holiday Wine Tasting; Easter Brunch; Mother’s Day Buffet; discount Italian Language Class; Italian American newspaper;
special 15% discount off published menu prices for any event over $500 booked at the IACS Banquet & Conference Center, including
outside catering. (maximum $1,500)
 LIFETIME ~ $5000 ~ Two adult members in same household and all children or grandchildren 18 years and younger. Membership
includes discounted tickets to all special events; discounted tickets for up to 10 guests; a $100 IACS gift certificate – good towards special
events including Ladies Only Night; Holiday Wine Tasting; Easter Brunch; Mother’s Day Buffet; discount Italian Language Class; Italian
American newspaper; special 15% discount off published menu prices for any event over $500 booked at the IACS Banquet & Conference
Center including outside catering; receive a certificate of Lifetime Membership; priority listing in program directories; priority seating at
events.
Upon receipt of payment, you may start enjoying the benefits of membership. Memberships are 12 consecutive months after payment date;
renewable annually. Make checks payable to the IACS.
Signature of Applicant:
Date:
Visa/MasterCard/Discover (Please Circle) Card #
Exp/Date
Her kisses are the best, and
her hugs are the tightest. I
know what makes her special is how she gets very
little help but is always there
when I need her, and she
never complains. I hope to
make her happy and proud
of me.
So, even if my mommy
doesn’t win this title, she
will always be a winner to
me.
I love you a whole bunch!
Mom’sName: Orleta Grace
Garriott-Cairo
Paid By
Renewal Month/Year
Member Years
My mama Zina Palazzolo is
a loving and caring person,
and we love her very much.
She is a very hard-working
mom. She has to deal with
a lot of things with us and
my grandma. She has a day
care, and it is hard. People
think day care is easy, but
trust us, it’s not. From what
we see, sometimes we just
want to take her place and
let her rest. My mom is the
best in the world. She deserves a lot. She gets me
and my brothers whatever
we want. She is amazing.
I just want to let her know
that we appreciate everything she has done for us,
and it’s God’s gift to us that
we have her in our Life. I
just want to let you know we
all love you mama. XOXOXOXOXOXO,
Three Sons, Filippo, Peto,
Marcello, and the Man that
loves you.
a sister to become an RN.
My mother was born on
April 13, 1920, in Detroit,
Michigan. In 1931, her father, who was a chief mechanic and test pilot for Ford
Motor Company, was killed
in a test plane crash. At age
11, the eldest of three girls,
she now became a little
mother, responsible, while
their mother worked tirelessly during the “Great Depression”.
Crack shot, the only girl in
high school rifle club, shot a
penny at 100 paces. In 1942,
she married Aldo E. Cairo,
having six children nurtured
and educated well on a modest budget. They have 15
grand, 17 great grand and
one great great grandchild.
Sacrificing her life beginning in childhood, influencing success of five generations, 43 people. Mom, at
94, you’re bright, beautiful,
articulate, and fun.
Mom sacrificed her own college education contributing to
the financial care and enabling
God Bless you Mom…Donna Beauchamp
OFFICE USE ONLY
Received
Mom’s Name: Zina Palazzolo
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Italian American Cultural Society
Michigan Première of Michael Angelo DiLauro’s
Film La Mia Strada
By Sandra Tornberg
On March 28 the Italian Heritage
Society and the Federazione Abruzzese
del Michigan (FADM) sponsored the
Michigan première of the film La Mia
Strada (“My Road”), a beautiful featurelength documentary by Michael Angelo
DiLauro.
Mr. Di Lauro is a distinguished director
and producer of documentaries, television
programs, commercials, and corporate
productions. He has earned five regional
Emmys, a Blue Ribbon at the American
Film Festival, several
American Advertising
(ADDY) awards and
the Gabriel award for
outstanding television
programming.
In
addition, Mr. DeLauro’s
previous documentary
film entitled Prisoners
Among Us: Italian
American Identity and
WWII earned him the
Grand Jury Prize at the
New York International
Independent
Film
Festival in 2004. Mr.
DiLauro is the Director
of the Academic Media Center and
Associate Professor in the Media Arts
Department at Robert Morris University
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His family
is from Ascoli Satriano, in the province
of Foggia in the region of Puglia, and
San Potito Sannitico in the province of
Caserta in the region of Campania.
During the six years it took to complete,
La Mia Strada, clearly a labor love,
Mr. DiLauro interviewed dozens
of people in Italy and the United
States, poured through family
photographs, explored historical
sites, and examined archaeological
artifacts. The music, poetry and oral
histories of the Abruzzo, Molise,
and Puglia regions took on great
significance for Mr. DiLauro as
the film uses the historic shepherd
trails (tratturi) that connect these
regions to examine the diffusion
of culture and identity. La Mia Strada
features the beautiful music of DisCanto,
an Abruzzese folk group.
Mr. DiLauro’s film links ancient and
modern Italian life with Italian-American
life. There are telling and amusing
interviews in which Italians give their
opinions of Italian-Americans, and
vice-versa. Most importantly La Mia
Strada demonstrates the ways in which
families endeavor to maintain traditions
and the delicate bonds that exist across
generations and continents.
The audience at Wayne State
University was delighted
when Mr. DiLauro told them
that after having screened
the film approximately
seventy times, “this audience
really got it”, laughing
and reacting to the film
where he would expect it.
The film clearly resonated
with the audience, which
was comprised largely of
Italians, Italian-Americans,
and students of Italian
language at WSU. The
audience had the opportunity
to meet Mr. DiLauro and socialize at a
reception immediately following the film
in the Italian Heritage Room.
The film trailer for La Mia Strada can
be found at http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=5zQKubXdK7.
For more
information about the film, or to purchase
a copy, visit http://lamiastrada.org.
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MAY 2014
Italian American Cultural Society
With Deepest Sympathy
Raymond Norman Battani
Fernando P. DiCarlo
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Help Wanted
John Joseph Gleason
Looking for a skillful tailor
with many years of experience
for part-time work, please call
Anthony at 313 882-0173
!
Raymond Norman Battani
passed away on March 25,
2014 at the age of 85. Beloved
husband of the late Elaine for
59 years. Loving father of
Rayleen (Bill) Bradley, Nancy
(Mike) Martin, Andrea (Scott)
Bittinger and Lois (Paul)
Bouford. Proud grandfather of
Eric and Mitch Bradley, Jessie
Willinger, Jeff Martin, Jacob,
Haley and Ashley Bittinger,
Jeremy and Erica Bouford.
Dear brother of George &
Lorraine Lozovoj. Also many
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceded in death by sisters
Joann Rossman & Sylvia
Bianchi.
Funeral
services
were
conducted at the Sterling
Heights Chapel of the
Bagnasco & Calcaterra
Funeral Home, 13650 E.
Fifteen Mile Road (@
Schoenherr).
Raymond
was the owner of Macomb
Tool & Manufacturing in
Fraser, past President of
the Michigan Accordion
Society,
“Sunsetters”
band leader, member of
the Detroit Federation of
Muscians,veteran of the
Korean War, band director
of 330th Army Band and an
avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Ray’s musical talent provided
many great memories for his
friends, family and accordion
fans.
·
!
Fernando
P.
DiCarlo,
Fernando passed away on
April 7, 2014 at the age of
87. He was the beloved
husband of Antonietta and
the late Louise. Dear Father
of Natalie (Kim) Benson,
Tina (Roger) Thornton, and
John (Sharon) Scarsella.
Proud Grandfather of 13
and 14 Great grandchildren.
Also survived by 2 sisters,
1 brother and several
nieces and nephews in
Italy. Visitation was at the
Sterling Heights Chapel of
the Bagnasco & Calcaterra
Funeral Home, with private
funeral services for the
immediate family only.
Fernando was an active
member of the Federazione
Abruzzese and past member
of the IACS Seniors and a
parishioner at St. Francesco
Church.
John Joseph Gleason, 66,
of Sterling Heights, Mich.,
passed away on April 8,
2014 after a long battle with
heart disease and pneumonia. John was born in East
Detroit, Mich. on January
7, 1948, son of the late John
andEleanora Gleason. He
is survived by his spouse,
Anna, and his two daughters,
Dawn (Aldo) Bartolomeo,
Deanna (Robert) Lorincz ,
and his five grandchildren,
Allyssa, Dominico , Antonio, Madison and Dario. He
is also survived by his five
siblings, Madelyn (Bob)
Pozzi, Pat (Karen) Gleason, James (Marie) Gleason, Robert (Mary) Gleason,
Theresa (Art) Meddaugh and
a number of loved nieces
and nephews. Visitation was
held on Saturday, April 12
at Wujek Calcaterra & Sons,
54880 Van Dyke Avenue,
Shelby Township, Mich.
Those are the required ingredients in every recipe for musical success.
Mix them together under the proper conditions and a star is born. Or two, or three.
The Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan in cooperation with The Italian American Cultural Society
and The Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation presents
The 20th Annual
Italian Songs and Arias Vocal Competition
for Michigan High School Students
See website: www.verdioperatheatre.com
Ten finalists will be selected from the entries received and will perform at the Concert of the Finalists.
Each finalist will receive a monetary prize. Entry forms for the competition and all other pertaining information,
are available to teachers and students at our website, www.verdioperatheatre.com
$1000 First Prize
Concert of the Finalists
Join us at this exciting event,
as dreams come to life!
at the Italian American Cultural Center
Tickets $7.00 per person at the door
($5.00 for students, senior citizens,
and IAC4 members)
Sunday, May 4, 2014
1 at 4:00 pm
43843 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038
Phone: (586) 228-3030
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Italian American Cultural Society
MAY 2014
Meet Sarah Lee
By Sandra Tornberg
This month The Italian
American is proud to
recognize another one of
our loyal sponsors. Sarah
Lee is the founder, owner,
and manager of Lee-Ellena
Funeral Home, located at
46530 Romeo Plank in
Macomb. Sarah had worked
in her family’s business
Bill Lee Oldsmobile until
it closed in 2004 as a
result of General Motors
Corporation’s decision to
eliminate the Oldsmobile
brand.
Sarah decided to pursue a
career in funeral service,
inspired by her experiences
following her mother’s death
five years prior. She enrolled
in Wayne State University’s
Mortuary Science Program,
graduating in 2006, and
was licensed as a funeral
director in 2007 after
serving an apprenticeship at
Resurrection Funeral Home
and passing the required
State and National Board
exams. Lee-Ellena Funeral
Home opened in March
2008, embodying Sarah’s
vision to create something
different.
S a r a h ’ s
focus
on
“celebrating
life”
is
evident in the
architecture
and layout of
the facility and
the demeanor
of the staff.
M a k i n g
families feel
comfortable
at a difficult
time in their lives is most
important.
To this end,
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
features amenities such as
and sitting rooms adjacent
to each chapel,
hospitality
suites,
outdoor
patios, children’s
playroom,
and
state-of-the-art
wireless, audio and
video technology.
Chapels feature
curio cabinets in
which
families
! are encouraged to
display momentos
of their deceased
that help to communicate
their life story.
Another important priority
for Sarah is helping the
• Life Celebrations
• Weddings
•
•
•
•
Corporate
Graduations
Birthday / Bridal
Catering
• Cocktail Receptions
Comfortable, spacious visitation rooms with private lounges
Private hospitality suites for dinners & funeral lunches
Outdoor seating on porches overlooking natural wetlands
Dedicated children’s room ! Ample parking
Competitive pricing !Natural light throughout funeral home
A venue for all of life’s special moments.
For Informaion Call Today!
The Italian American Cultural Society
Banquet & Conference Center
586-228-3030
www.iacsonline.com
email: [email protected]
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families to understand what
they will experience as they
grieve their loved one. She
credits a hospice worker who
was a great help to her when
her mother died, for telling
her what she could expect:
that it would “hit her in
ninety days and there would
be physical symptoms”, such
as exhaustion and mental
confusion brought on by
grief.
To help the loved ones, LeeEllena Funeral Home offers
many forms of support.
They include grief letters, a
lending library of materials
about grief and loss, a
spring/summer
memorial
balloon launch, and a holiday
candlelight
memorial
service. In addition, they
offer a monthly support
group led by pastor and
licensed grief counselor
Wes Baldwin. All of these
initiatives are intended to
affirm that life indeed must
go on and to help those left
behind to determine how.
In
addition,
Sarah
encourages everyone to
think ahead and to discuss
their wishes with their loved
ones. Funeral preplanning
relieves families of making
important financial decisions
at a time of great stress and
grief. In addition, Sarah
stresses that the ritual of a
funeral or memorial service
is really for the living, “when
friends and family can gather
together to grieve openly
and to provide support for
one another. It is the start of
the grief journey.”
We thank Sarah for her
support of the IACS and the
Italian community.
http://lee-ellenafuneralhome.
com/funeral-pre-planning.php
MAY 2014
Italian American Cultural Society
Please Support those who Support the IACS
ATTORNEYS
J.B.Bieske and Jenifer Alfonsi
19991 Hall Road
Macomb Twp., MI 48044
800-331-3530
fax 586-977-8444
www.ssdfighter.com
Salvatore S Aragona DDS
37020 Garfield Rd. Suite T-4
Clinton Twp., MI 48036
586-2630-4060
www.aragonadentistry.com
HAIR SALONS
Pomponi’s Hair Shop
Family Hair Care
4728 Rochester Road
Royal Oak, MI 48073
248-585-5979 or 588-4464
Aiello, Mark Anthony
535 Griswold St #1650
Detroit, MI 48226
313-964-4900
FINANCIAL ADVISING
Donadio Financial Services
47718 Van Dyke Avenue
Shelby Twp, MI 48317
www.DonadioFinancialServices.com
586-737-2000
ICE CREAM
Dairy Queen
54804 Shelby Rd
Shelby Township
248-656-3881
www.dqcakes.com
FRUIT MARKET
Randazzos Fresh Markets
www.randazzofreshmarket.com
36800 Garfield
Clinton Township MI 48035
586-293-3500
586-293-5159 fax
INSURANCE AGENCIES
Lucido Insurance Agency
39999 Garfield
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586-286-8200
Auto • Home • Business • Life
• Health • Financial Planning
49800 Hayes Rd
Macomb, MI 48044
586-566-8700
586-566-0208 fax
LANDSCAPING
SC Lawnscape, LLC
Macomb Twp., MI
586-263-0641
13441 13 Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088
586-979-1010
586-979-2160 fax
POLISHED CONCRETE
Creative Surfaces, Inc
20500 Hall Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586-226-2950
www.cre8tivesurfaces.com
[email protected]
Lucido & Manzella, PC
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
39999 Garfield Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586-228-3900
MAYese, Giorgio
43455 Schoenherr Rd Ste.7
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
586-323-2300
BAKERIES
Bommarito Bakery
Michigan Italian Bakery, Inc
21830 Greater Mack Ave
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
586-772-6731 fax 772-6556
Il Fornaio Bakery
13689 23 Mile Road
Shelby Twp., MI 48315
586-566-5280
BANQUET HALLS
IACS Banquet Center
43843 Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586-228-3030
www.iacsonline.com
CEMETERIES
Resurrection Cemetery
18201 Clinton River Road
Clinton Twp., MI
586-286-9020
www.mtelliott.com
DENTIST
John A. Dobry, DDS
15870 19 Mile Rd Ste 160
Clinton Twp, MI 48038
586-286-0790
www.dobrydental.com
FUNERAL HOMES
Bagnasco & Calcaterra
Paul Calcaterra
St. Clair Shores
& Sterling Heights
586-777-0557 or 586-977-7300
Lee Ellena “Celebrating Life”
46530 Romeo Plank Road
Macomb Twp., MI 48044
586-412-8999
Resurrection
40800 Hayes Road
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586-412-3000
Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons
54880 Van Dyke Ave
Shelby Twp., MI 48316
586-677-4000
PHYSICIANS
Skardarasy, MD Charles
Si’ Parla Italiano
33464 Schoenherr Ste 160
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
586-258-3775
TRAVEL AGENCIES
Heritage Travel
3636 Peany Lane
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
800-829-2200
Volare Travel Inc.
42500 Hayes, Ste 400
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
586-263-4500
www.volaretravel.com
PAGE 13
Randazzo Fresh Market & Fiat of Lakeside
Customer Wins $500 Shopping Spree
During the month of February,
Randazzo Fresh Market and
Fiat of Lakeside teamed up to
offer Randazzo shoppers the
chance to win a $500 shopping spree!
Fiat of Lakeside put a Fiat 500
inside the Randazzo store on
Garfield and one inside the
location on Hayes. This attracted much attention as it’s
not often you see a car inside
of a store.
Once customers got over the
shock of seeing a bright red
beautiful car inside Randazzo’s
and read the sign above the car,
they saw the simple instructions to enter the raffle. All
they had to do was take a form
from the cashiers at checkout
and go to Fiat of Lakeside and
test drive one of their cars.
What a great way to boost
excitement and the economy
with these two amazing Italian companies teaming up! A
winner was randomly selected
from those who entered the
contest on March 15, 2014.
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Italian American Cultural Society
MAY 2014
An Evening With the Masters II – The DIA Returns to the IACS
Dr. Darr came to the DIA approximately four hundred began acquiring genuine art coats of arms of Francesco
in 1978, attracted by the Italian sculptures, which was works. Notably Valentiner I de’ Medici and his wife
believed that Johanna of Austria, who
Italian
On April 10, the Detroit DIA’s
sculptures and married in 1565.
In
Institute of Arts (DIA) collection.
decorative
returned to the IACS with fact, Detroit had
arts
should Dr. Darr shared some
a fabulous presentation billed itself the
From
be displayed exciting news.
entitled “Collecting Italian “ R e n a i s s a n c e
along
with February 6, 2015 to May 17,
Sculpture and Decorative City” at that time
p a i n t i n g s 2015 the DIA will feature an
Arts at the Detroit Institute and had become
from
the exhibition entitled “Make a
cities
of Arts”. Past president of sister
same period Joyful Noise: Renaissance
the IACS Ron DiBartolomeo with Florence.
in order to Art and Music”, which will
welcomed the audience and In 1974, an
m a x i m i z e include important pieces on
introduced
distinguished exhibition called
appreciation loan from Florence.
guests Donald Ritzenheim, “The Twilight of
of
artistic
member of the DIA Board, the Medici” had
and cultural The IACS is grateful to the
Kathryn Dimond, DIA been organized
staff of the DIA for returning
history.
Director of Community by the DIA
to our facility and sharing
Relations,
Kathleen and the city John LoIacono, Domenco Ruggirello, Dr. Alan
Phipps Darr, Ron DiBartolomeo, Lino Scamardella
Florence.
Grenda and Stan Simek of
E a c h this impressive collection
included
of the Macomb County It
s u c c e e d i n g with us. As the city of Detroit
Arts Authority, and finally three hundred
d i r e c t o r continues to confront its
Graham Beal, director, mostly unfamiliar works published as a two-volume continued
to
make financial challenges in the
president, and CEO of the of late Florentine Baroque edition in 2002. In 2008 acquisitions in this important weeks and months ahead,
art, including paintings, Dr. Darr was conferred the area, including current we are also grateful for the
DIA since 1999.
sculpture, drawings, medals, Knight of the Order of the director Mr. Beal, whose hard work being done by
Mr. Beal told the audience furniture, and jewelry form Star of Italian Fellowship acquisitions have been the DIA and its benefactors
that thanks to the millage the period of 1670 to 1743. (Cavaliere
dell’Ordine significant. He purchased and supporters to ensure
that was passed
della Stella della the DIA’s most expensive that this cultural patrimony
in August 2012,
Solidareità Italiana) piece of decorative art to will be available to future
ninety thousand
by Italian president date, the largest piece of generations of Italian art
students
and
Giorgio Napolitano, Medici porcelain of the lovers.
three thousand
in recognition of his sixty pieces known to exist.
promotion of Italian It is a large ewer bearing the
seniors
have
culture and art during
been provided
his thirty year career
free
bus
at the DIA.
transportation
Happy Birthday Quinto Vitale!
to visit the
Dr. Darr presented
DIA.
Before
the highlights of the
introducing
DIA’s collection of
the evening’s
Italian sculpture and
speaker
Dr. Stan Simek, Dr. Alan Phipps Darr, Kathryn Dimond,
Ron DiBartolomeo
decorative arts in a
Alan
Phipps
historical context in
Darr,
Senior
terms of when and
Curator of the
European Arts Department The exhibit was held first at how they were acquired by
and Walter B. Ford II curator the DIA and then moved to the DIA. When William
of European Sculpture and the Pitti Palace in Florence. Valentiner came to the DIA
Decorative Arts, Mr. Beal According to Dr. Darr, this as a consultant in 1921,
advised that according to exhibit had “put Detroit on there were no real Italian
sculptures.
Valentiner
the prestigious publication the map”.
became the first director
Il Giornale dell’Arte, the
Quinto Vitale celebrated his 100th birthday with family
DIA has one of the best Upon his arrival at the DIA, of the DIA in 1924. He
and friends at the IACS Seniors meeting on April 3. His
collections of Italian art in Dr. Darr began researching returned the reproductions
birthday was in December but the festivities were postand writing about the DIA’s to the people who had
the world.
poned several times due to inclement weather.
important collection of donated them to the DIA and
By Sandra Tornberg
MAY 2014
Italian American Cultural Society
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Italian American Cultural Society
Fun Times at the Italian American Cultural Center
Beautiful Sugar Eggs Class
If some of your fondest
memories as a child are of
receiving gifts nestled in
an Easter basket, and then
finding a pretty Panorama
Sugar Egg, you will remember the joy of peeking
inside to see a sweet Easter
scene! Still handmade in
the traditional fashion, the
IACS had an opportunity
to host this fun Easter craft
activity on Sunday, April
13th. Christina, proprietor
of Miles Cake & Candy
Supplies, was on hand
along with Sarah, her mother, instructing and assisting
everyone in the class how
to accomplish the intricate
scene inside the Sugar Egg
and decorate with colorful
pastel icings.
Thank you to Christina,
Sarah, and IACS Executive
Chef Steuart for a wonderful Sunday afternoon.
Miles Cake & Candy Supplies is located at 44885
Morley Drive. For detailed
class information, (586)
783-9252; www.milescakesupply.com
MAY 2014
Pizza &
Dancing
on May 7
To celebrate the end
of their card-playing
season, the Members
Night group will enjoy
a pizza, dancing, and
karaoke night on May
7. Maria Cicchini will
provide the music.
Everyone is welcome to
attend. The cost is $10
and the doors will open
at 6:00 PM.
Save the Date
La Festa Italiana 2014
July 18, 19, 20
Freedom Hill
County Park
Festa Italiana, one of the
most popular festivals of the
summer season, returns to
Freedom Hill County Park,
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 18th – 20th.
Dino Valle is Master of Ceremonies and Entertainment
Coordinator with Coro Italiano performing. There is
national and local entertainment, as well, throughout
the weekend featuring live
performances by Aaron Caruso, Lisa Agazzi, Eva Evola,
Dino Valle, Michele Ramo,
Mark Randisi, and Simone
Vitale Band. On Sunday,
July 20th, the Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass begins at 11:00
a.m. at the park. There is fun
for the entire family. Don’t
miss the meat ball contest,
the Beautiful Baby Contest
and the hilarious Cannoli
Eating Contest.
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including Andiamo’s, Italian
American Cultural Society,
National Coney Island, Nino
Salvaggio International Marketplace, Picano’s, Randazzo
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elephant ears, Paradise Sunglasses, and many more.
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Testo di Bruno Cherubini
Sbarca a Detroit l’azienda di Lissone che ha inventato le viti a testa
cava: accordo tra il presidente Gianantonio Brugola e il governatore
dello Stato del
Michigan
Stretta di mano tra
Giannantonio
Brugola
e
Richard
Snyder,
governatore del Michigan
(foto Fabrizio Radaelli)
Da Lissone a Detroit.
Entro il 2015 le Officine
Egidio Brugola (Oeb)
sono pronte a sbarcare
negli Stati Uniti e
ad aprire un nuovo
stabilimento a Detroit
per
la
produzione
delle viti che le hanno
rese famose nel mondo.
I
piani
dell’accordo
sono stati discussi ieri
mattina da Gianantonio
Brugola,
presidente
dell’azienda fondata dal
padre nel 1926, con il
governatore dello Stato del
Michigan, il repubblicano
Richard Snyder, in visita
all’azienda. Nessun rischio
però di delocalizzazione.
«L’azienda è nata a Lissone
- garantisce il presidente - e
non diminuirà la produzione
in Italia. Semplicemente
in un mondo globale ci
avviciniamo
ai
nostri
clienti, in particolar modo
a Ford che a Detroit metterà
in produzione 600 mila
motori “Dragon”».
È una nuova pagina che
si apre per l’azienda nata
nel 1926, quando Egidio
Brugola inventò le viti a
testa cava esagonale che
portano il suo nome. Da
allora le Officine Egidio
Brugola hanno avuto in via
Dante, nel cuore del centro
storico
della
capitale
del mobile, l’unico sito
produttivo che dà lavoro a
300 addetti. Passati due anni
di crisi tra il 2008 e il 2009,
con il ricorso anche alla
cassa integrazione, la Oeb
negli ultimi anni ha invece
registrato un’inversione di
tendenza con il fatturato
che è passato da 108
milioni di euro nel 2012 a
120 milioni lo scorso anno.
«Se le cose continueranno
ad andare così bene - ha
spiegato Egidio Brugola,
nipote del fondatore ed oggi
vicepresidente - contiamo
di aprire negli Stati Uniti
nel 2015 e di portare a
Detroit il nostro know how
, oltre al modello di azienda
che sarà simile a quella
italiana, ma più piccola.
Inizialmente contiamo di
assumere una quarantina di
addetti».
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FINANZIARE L’AP DI ITALIANO: A DETROIT L’INCONTRO CON LUIGI
DATOME PROMOSSO DA CONSOLATO E DANTE ALIGHIERI
MARTEDÌ 08 APRILE
2014 19:53
cont......
DETROIT\
aise\
Sostenere il programma
AP Italian e premiare
gli studenti della Società
Dante
Alighieri
del
Michigan che sosterranno
l’esame AP nel 2014.
Inevitabile la scelta di
Detroit, capitale dell’auto,
per l’apertura del sito
produttivo: le viti brevettate
dalla Oeb e prodotte a
Lissone
finiscono
sui
motori delle principali case
automobilistiche. Del resto
basta dare un’occhiata alla
grande sala conferenze
della fabbrica per vedere
allineati come in un museo
motori Ford, Renault,
Jaguar, General Motors e
Volkswagen.
Ad attrarre gli imprenditori
stranieri
nello
Stato
nordamericano
c’è
anche una politica di
detassazione messa in atto
dal governatore Snyder,
eletto nel 2011. «Prima
di entrare in politica
ero commercialista - ha
scherzato - e forse questo
mi ha aiutato a sanare
un deficit da 1,5 milioni
di dollari. Dopo dieci
anni di recessione ora
siamo in grande ripresa
e sono fiducioso che
anche l’Europa e l’Italia
usciranno presto dalla
crisi. Oeb è un fornitore
strategico per le nostre
aziende e troverà nel nostro
Stato risorse preparate nel
campo
dell’automotive.
Abbiamo 375 centri di
ricerca, i quartieri generali
del 61% dei produttori
e fornitori delle aziende
automobilistiche. E tra
poco ci sarà anche Oeb».
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MAGGIO 2014
Questo l’obiettivo del
Consolato italiano a
Detroit che, insieme alla
“Dante”, ha organizzato
un
incontro
con
Luigi Datome, giocatore
italiano di pallacanestro
della squadra dei “Detroit
Pistons”, il cui ricavato
sarà appunto destinato
al
finanziamento
del
programma Ap.
L’incontro si terrà l’8
maggio
dalle
18.30
alle
21.30
al
The
Townsend
Hotel
a
B i r m i n g h a m . L’ e v e n t o
è
organizzato
nel
quadro
delle
attività
dell’Osservatorio
della
Lingua Italiana per la
promozione della lingua
italiana e per il programma
Advanced Placement Italian.
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Festa Italiana
Italiana ritornera’
ritornera’al
al parco
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20 luglio.
luglio. Ci
Ci saranno
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e
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e’
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PAGINA 3
Capestrano: Inaugurato centro di riabilitazione, “regalo” dall’estero
COMITES e la Federazione
Abruzzese del Michigan
ringraziano
la
nostra
comunità che ha partecipato
nella raccolta fondi dopo
il terremoto dell’Aquila
nel 2009. È una grande
soddisfazione vedere che i
nostri fondi hanno aiutato a
creare qualcosa necessaria e
importante per la comunità
di Capestrano e d’intorni.
Onorevole Angela Fuscia
Nissoli, eletta nel collegio
Nord-Centro America, ed il
sindaco Giuseppe Marulli
di
Emmanuel
Ntawizera CAPESTRANO –
Un centro di riabilitazione
d’avanguardia, vero punto
di riferimento territoriale
pubblico, è stato attivato a
Capestrano (L’Aquila). La
struttura è stata inaugurata
lo scorso sabato 8 marzo
ed è stata intitolata alla
memoria del dottor Fausto
Cerasoli. Si tratta di un
centro
reso
possibile
da generosi contributi:
Abruzzo
Earthquake
Fund of North East Ohio
‘Italian American Club’
del promotore Gianfranco
Gentile, il Comites, Comitato
degli Italiani all’Estero di
Detroit del presidente Lino
Scamardella, Federazione
Abruzzese di Detroit del
presidente Enzo Paglia e
dal contributo del signor
Giovanni Colasacco, dal
Venezuela.
http://angelafucsianissoli.
us/2014/03/11/capestranoinaugurato-centro-diriabilitazione-regalodallestero/
Onorevole Angela Fuscia Nissoli, eletta nel collegio NordCentro America, ed il sindaco Giuseppe Marulli.
Centro riabilitazione grazie a
emigrati
A Capestrano, eviterà Novecento. È quello
faticose trasferte ad anziani che s’inaugura oggi
a Capestrano con
della zona
il presidente del
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(L’AQUILA), 8 MAR - Un Pagano e la deputata
Nissoli,
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Papa: ‘Basta guerre, Sconfiggere fame’
Proteggere bambini,
donne e anziani sfruttati e
abbandonati
Il pensiero di Francesco va
anche ai migranti: “Conforta
coloro che hanno lasciato le
La benedizione ‘Urbi et Orbi’ proprie terre per migrare in
luoghi dove poter sperare in
di Papa Francesco
un futuro migliore, vivere la
Una grande folla, almeno propria vita con dignità e, non
150mila persone, si è radunata di rado, professare liberamente
in Piazza San Pietro per la messa la propria fede”, ha detto il
del giorno di Pasqua, celebrata Papa. “Consola quanti oggi
da papa Francesco. Nel non possono celebrare la
messaggio pasquale Urbi et Pasqua con i propri cari perché
Orbi il Pontefice ha lanciato un strappati ingiustamente ai loro
forte appello a ‘sconfiggere la affetti, come le numerose
piaga della fame’ ed alla pace, persone, sacerdoti e laici, che
con particolare riferimento a in diverse parti del mondo
Medio Oriente, Ucraina, Siria, sono state sequestrate”, ha
aggiunto.
Africa e Venezuela.
“Sconfiggere la piaga della
fame, aggravata dai conflitti
e dagli immensi sprechi di
cui spesso siamo compliciӏ
l’auspicio di papa Francesco,
che cheide anche di “proteggere
gli indifesi, soprattutto i
bambini, le donne e gli
anziani, a volte fatti oggetto di
sfruttamento e di abbandono”.
Ma anche di “curare i fratelli
colpiti dall’epidemia di ebola
in Guinea Conakry, Sierra
Leone e Liberia, e quelli affetti
da tante altre malattie, che si
diffondono anche per l’incuria
e la povertà estrema”.
Poi l’appello per la pace: “Ti
preghiamo, Gesù glorioso,
fa’ cessare ogni guerra, ogni
ostilità grande o piccola,
antica o recente!”, ha invocato
Francesco. Oltre che per
gli scontri in Centrafrica, il
Papa ha fatto appello per la
Siria, chiedendo “l’audacia
di negoziare la pace”, e per
i negoziati tra Israeliani e
Palestinesi. “Ti supplichiamo,
in particolare, per la Siria,
la amata Siria - ha detto il
Pontefice -, perché quanti
soffrono le conseguenze del
conflitto possano ricevere i
necessari aiuti umanitari e
le parti in causa non usino
più la forza per seminare
morte, soprattutto contro
la popolazione inerme, ma
abbiano l’audacia di negoziare
la pace, ormai da troppo tempo
attesa!”. “Gesù glorioso, Ti
domandiamo di confortare le
vittime delle violenze fratricide
in Iraq - ha proseguito - e di
sostenere le speranze suscitate
dalla ripresa dei negoziati
tra Israeliani e Palestinesi”.
“Ti imploriamo che venga
posta fine agli scontri nella
Repubblica Centroafricana ha aggiunto - e che si fermino
gli efferati attentati terroristici
in alcune zone della Nigeria
e le violenze in Sud Sudan”.
“Per tutti i popoli della Terra
ti preghiamo, Signore: tu che
hai vinto la morte, donaci la
tua vita, donaci la tua pace!”.
Ma Bergoglio chiede anche
che siano “illuminate e ispirate
iniziative” di “pacificazione in
Ucraina, perché tutte le parti
interessate, sostenute dalla
Comunità
internazionale,
intraprendano ogni sforzo
per impedire la violenza e
costruire, in uno spirito di
unità e di dialogo, il futuro del
Paese”.
Al termine della benedizione
Urbi et Orbi gli auguri di
Pasqua sono stati pronunciati
dal Pontefice solo in
italiano, non più come con i
predecessori nelle decine di
lingue del mondo.”Rinnovo
il mio augurio di Buona
Pasqua a tutti voi giunti in
questa piazza da ogni parte del
mondo”, ha detto il Papa dalla
loggia centrale della basilica
vaticana. Infine il messaggio
anche su Twitter: “Cristo è
Risorto! Alleluia!”.
http://www.ansa.it/sito/
notizie/politica/2014/04/20/
MAGGIO 2014
Sophia Loren apre la scatola dei ricordi
e scrive autobiografia
Rizzoli
acquista
diritti
internazionali Ieri, oggi,
domani. Uscirà a settembre
per 80/mo compleanno
(ANSA) - ROMA, 7
APR La casa editrice
Rizzoli ha acquisito i
diritti internazionali di
pubblicazione
dell’autobiografia
di Sophia Loren,
e li venderà nei
prossimi giorni
alla London Book
Fair. ‘’Negli anni,
diversi
editori
mi hanno chiesto
di raccontare la
mia vita. Ma mai
prima di ora mi
era sembrato che
fosse il momento
giusto per tornare
con la memoria
indietro
nel
tempo. Non so che
cosa sia scattato
adesso- racconta
Sophia Loren che
il 20 settembre
compirà 80 anni
- forse l’arrivo
del mio prossimo
compleanno a cifra tonda, o
forse è stata una casualità, il
ritrovamento di una scatola
che racconto nel libro. Da
quei documenti, da quelle
foto che avevo dimenticato,
ne è scaturito un libro fatto
di ricordi, che spero possa
appassionare tutti’’.
‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ è il
ritratto di una donna che
ha segnato un’epoca, della
diva italiana più amata;
un flusso emozionante e
fitto di ricordi inediti che
il tempo non ha scalfito.
Come racconta l’autrice nel
prologo del libro, quando
narra del ritrovamento della
scatola: ‘’Dietro, in fondo
alla mensola, intravedo
una scatola di legno scuro.
La riconosco subito. È un
tuffo al cuore, che mi coglie
di sorpresa. Ecco cos’era
a chiamarmi - scrive la
Loren nel libro -, ecco il
filo rosso che guidava i miei
passi in questa magica sera
d’inverno. In un attimo, mi
scorrono davanti agli occhi
lettere, telegrammi, biglietti,
fotografie. Ho la tentazione
di lasciarla dov’è. Troppo
tempo è passato, troppe
emozioni. Poi la prendo,
mi faccio coraggio e torno
lentamente in camera. È il
mio baule dei segreti, che
racchiude la favola della
mia vita’’.
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