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LA GAZZETTA ITALIANA  | JANUARY 2018 39 Club Newsletters President:  	Kay Corsaro 1st Vice President: 	Guido Cornacchione 2nd Vice President: 	MJ Parri Treasurer:  	Giovanni Catalano Secretary:  	Roseanne Henderson Sergeant-at-Arms: 	Cody Ricci Trustees:   	Davide Romano Sarah DiLullo Eduardo Altieri Parliamentarian:  	David Young Mission/Vision Statement The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. (Ohio), Le Radici’ wants to reach the entire Italian-American community and all those who love Italy.  The main objective of our association is to organize and promote activities with the purpose of introducing to the Italian community the different facets of the Italian culture.  This is why ‘Le Radici’ targets the whole community with no distinction of regional origin or age group.  One of our most ambitious projects involves the construction of an Italian cultural center where various cultural and recreational activities would take place.  Such a center would include an Italian library, classes for teaching the Italian language, a hall for theatrical shows, a museum, an indoor bocce court, an outdoor soccer field and tennis courts. ‘Le Radici’ è un’organizzazione che si propone alla Comunita’ Italo Americana e di tutti coloro che amano L’Italia.  L’obbiettivo primario è quello di intraprendere iniziative di vario carattere che possono portare la comunità a contatto con le molte espressioni della cultura e tradizione Italiana. Uno degli obbietivvi più ambiziosi riguarda la costruzione in questa zona di un Centro Culturale Italiano che potrà ospitare manifestazioni culturali e ricreativi. Visit our website: WWW.LERADICI.ORG for further information. President Report Dear Friends, When the Italian immigrants settled in the New World they brought long with them their Italian Heritage and Italian Culture. After settling many of them traveled to larger cities in the United States such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and many more. The Italians’ took sections of the larger cities and called the section “Little Italy” in which they were able to preserve their culture and their heritage such as food and many other traditions of Italy. New York City is the oldest and more famous of these and is located in the Southeast part of Manhattan Island. There are more than forty Italian restaurants plus many small shops and I bet they also have very good bakeries. As you can see I am sure every state in the United States has a “Little Italy”.  Ciao Kay CorsaroPresident of Le Radici La Cucina Delle Radici Receipe by Pat Lewis Zucchini Stew 1 lb. bulk sausage 2 c. celery, cut-up 1 c. onion, chopped 2 (28-oz) cans tomatoes 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. basil 1 tsp. Italian seasonings 1 tsp. garlic powder or cloves 1 tsp. oregano 2 tsp sugar 2 green peppers, cut up Brown sausage and drain. Add celery and cook 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and simmer until tender. Serve plain or over noodles. JANUARY HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Maria Chiarappa 1-2, Dora Wallace 1-4, Sarah DiLullo 1-4, Sam Parri 1-9, Charlene Stelluto 1-13, Guiseppe Stelluto, 1-25, John Petzker 1-25, Lena Iannacchione 1-26, and Charles Maggio 1-31. NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING The next meeting of Le Radici will be on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM. 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Save the Date April 21st 2018 Le Radici 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance with The Cavalieri Realy Akron, Ohio LE RADICI 2017 CHRISTMAS PARTY PHOTO’S The Board of Director and the Officers of Le Radici would like to thank everyone who attended Le Radici Annual Christmas Party at the Italian Center in Akron, a special thank you goes to the Chairperson MJ Parri for putting together a great party with a great DJ music. LA BEFANA The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated January 6 with a national holiday in Italy, and the tradition of La Befana are a big part of Italian Christmas celebrations. Epiphany commemorates the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus. The traditional Christmas holiday season in Italy lasts through Epiphany. According to the Italian legend, La Befana, a witch-like woman riding on a broom, refused to join the Wise Men on their journey to see the baby Jesus. When she regrets her decision, she sets out to bring gifts to the Child but never finds him. Instead, she leaves gifts for other children. Italian children leave out their shoes or put up stockings for the Befana to fill on January 5th, Epiphany Eve. And the legend continues that every Epiphany Eve, the old, tattered and soot-covered Befana flies around the world on a broomstick and comes down chimneys to deliver candy and presents to children who have been good during the year. For those who have fallen a bit short of model behavior, la Befana will leave lumps of coal.  Knowing that all kids can’t be perfect year-round, some shops in Italy sell carbone or black rock candy that actually looks like pieces of coal… so even those not quite perfect can still enjoy a sweet treat. JOIN LE RADICI Do you want to be part of a larger Italian American community? Now’s the time to join LE RADICI - Membership celebrates your family heritage and supports future generations of Italian Americans. Our core mission is to preserve Italian American heritage, strengthen the ties that bind the United States and Italy For more information about LE RADICI, visit www.leradici.org LE RADICI FACEBOOK Participate in LE RADICI’s Facebook community! LE RADICI on Facebook is a rapidly growing online community — news, local events, club applications, bocce leagues, scopa tournament, Italian language classes, photo and more. LE RADICI WISH TO ALL OF YOU... BUON ANNO! VOTE BY CORRESPONDENCE OF ITALIAN  CITIZENS RESIDING ABROAD During the 2018 elections will take place for the renewal of the Italian Parliament, which will also involve Italian citizens living abroad, called to elect their representatives in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic, voting for candidates who present themselves in the Foreign Circumscription. Please note that VOTE is a RIGHT protected by the Italian Constitution and that, according to the Law of 27 December 2001, n.459, Italian citizens residing abroad, registered in the electoral lists of the foreign constituency, can VOTE PER POST. To this end, it is therefore recommended that you check and regularize your personal data and address at your consulate. AIRE registration is a legal obligation of all Italian citizens residing abroad (art. 6 of law 470/1988) and is required for passport issuance , to vote and other Consular services. Italian citizens ... For additional details please consult the Italian Consulate of Detroit at: http://www.consdetroit.esteri.it/consolato_detroit/it/la_comunicazione/voto-dei-cittadini-italiani-residenti.html or contact Mr. Giovanni Catalano at Comisostar@aol.com Giovanni Catalano & Kay Corsaro Dancing floor Dancing floor
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LA GAZZETTA ITALIANA  | JANUARY 2018 39 Club Newsletters President:  	Kay Corsaro 1st Vice President: 	Guido Cornacchione 2nd Vice President: 	MJ Parri Treasurer:  	Giovanni Catalano Secretary:  	Roseanne Henderson Sergeant-at-Arms: 	Cody Ricci Trustees:   	Davide Romano Sarah DiLullo Eduardo Altieri Parliamentarian:  	David Young Mission/Vision Statement The Italian Community of Akron, Inc. (Ohio), Le Radici’ wants to reach the entire Italian-American community and all those who love Italy.  The main objective of our association is to organize and promote activities with the purpose of introducing to the Italian community the different facets of the Italian culture.  This is why ‘Le Radici’ targets the whole community with no distinction of regional origin or age group.  One of our most ambitious projects involves the construction of an Italian cultural center where various cultural and recreational activities would take place.  Such a center would include an Italian library, classes for teaching the Italian language, a hall for theatrical shows, a museum, an indoor bocce court, an outdoor soccer field and tennis courts. ‘Le Radici’ è un’organizzazione che si propone alla Comunita’ Italo Americana e di tutti coloro che amano L’Italia.  L’obbiettivo primario è quello di intraprendere iniziative di vario carattere che possono portare la comunità a contatto con le molte espressioni della cultura e tradizione Italiana. Uno degli obbietivvi più ambiziosi riguarda la costruzione in questa zona di un Centro Culturale Italiano che potrà ospitare manifestazioni culturali e ricreativi. Visit our website: WWW.LERADICI.ORG for further information. President Report Dear Friends, When the Italian immigrants settled in the New World they brought long with them their Italian Heritage and Italian Culture. After settling many of them traveled to larger cities in the United States such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland and many more. The Italians’ took sections of the larger cities and called the section “Little Italy” in which they were able to preserve their culture and their heritage such as food and many other traditions of Italy. New York City is the oldest and more famous of these and is located in the Southeast part of Manhattan Island. There are more than forty Italian restaurants plus many small shops and I bet they also have very good bakeries. As you can see I am sure every state in the United States has a “Little Italy”.  Ciao Kay CorsaroPresident of Le Radici La Cucina Delle Radici Receipe by Pat Lewis Zucchini Stew 1 lb. bulk sausage 2 c. celery, cut-up 1 c. onion, chopped 2 (28-oz) cans tomatoes 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. basil 1 tsp. Italian seasonings 1 tsp. garlic powder or cloves 1 tsp. oregano 2 tsp sugar 2 green peppers, cut up Brown sausage and drain. Add celery and cook 10 minutes. Add rest of ingredients and simmer until tender. Serve plain or over noodles. JANUARY HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Maria Chiarappa 1-2, Dora Wallace 1-4, Sarah DiLullo 1-4, Sam Parri 1-9, Charlene Stelluto 1-13, Guiseppe Stelluto, 1-25, John Petzker 1-25, Lena Iannacchione 1-26, and Charles Maggio 1-31. NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING The next meeting of Le Radici will be on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM. 3411 Wyoga Lake Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Save the Date April 21st 2018 Le Radici 20th Anniversary Dinner Dance with The Cavalieri Realy Akron, Ohio LE RADICI 2017 CHRISTMAS PARTY PHOTO’S The Board of Director and the Officers of Le Radici would like to thank everyone who attended Le Radici Annual Christmas Party at the Italian Center in Akron, a special thank you goes to the Chairperson MJ Parri for putting together a great party with a great DJ music. LA BEFANA The Feast of the Epiphany is celebrated January 6 with a national holiday in Italy, and the tradition of La Befana are a big part of Italian Christmas celebrations. Epiphany commemorates the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus. The traditional Christmas holiday season in Italy lasts through Epiphany. According to the Italian legend, La Befana, a witch-like woman riding on a broom, refused to join the Wise Men on their journey to see the baby Jesus. When she regrets her decision, she sets out to bring gifts to the Child but never finds him. Instead, she leaves gifts for other children. Italian children leave out their shoes or put up stockings for the Befana to fill on January 5th, Epiphany Eve. And the legend continues that every Epiphany Eve, the old, tattered and soot-covered Befana flies around the world on a broomstick and comes down chimneys to deliver candy and presents to children who have been good during the year. For those who have fallen a bit short of model behavior, la Befana will leave lumps of coal.  Knowing that all kids can’t be perfect year-round, some shops in Italy sell carbone or black rock candy that actually looks like pieces of coal… so even those not quite perfect can still enjoy a sweet treat. JOIN LE RADICI Do you want to be part of a larger Italian American community? Now’s the time to join LE RADICI - Membership celebrates your family heritage and supports future generations of Italian Americans. Our core mission is to preserve Italian American heritage, strengthen the ties that bind the United States and Italy For more information about LE RADICI, visit www.leradici.org LE RADICI FACEBOOK Participate in LE RADICI’s Facebook community! LE RADICI on Facebook is a rapidly growing online community — news, local events, club applications, bocce leagues, scopa tournament, Italian language classes, photo and more. LE RADICI WISH TO ALL OF YOU... BUON ANNO! VOTE BY CORRESPONDENCE OF ITALIAN  CITIZENS RESIDING ABROAD During the 2018 elections will take place for the renewal of the Italian Parliament, which will also involve Italian citizens living abroad, called to elect their representatives in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Republic, voting for candidates who present themselves in the Foreign Circumscription. Please note that VOTE is a RIGHT protected by the Italian Constitution and that, according to the Law of 27 December 2001, n.459, Italian citizens residing abroad, registered in the electoral lists of the foreign constituency, can VOTE PER POST. To this end, it is therefore recommended that you check and regularize your personal data and address at your consulate. AIRE registration is a legal obligation of all Italian citizens residing abroad (art. 6 of law 470/1988) and is required for passport issuance , to vote and other Consular services. Italian citizens ... For additional details please consult the Italian Consulate of Detroit at: http://www.consdetroit.esteri.it/consolato_detroit/it/la_comunicazione/voto-dei-cittadini-italiani-residenti.html or contact Mr. Giovanni Catalano at Comisostar@aol.com Giovanni Catalano & Kay Corsaro Dancing floor Dancing floor