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Labor Day by Courtney Kamm

Celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. First created and celebrated during the labor movement in the late 19th century, Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and is celebrated this year on Monday, September 6. Labor Day is celebrated in cities and towns across the US with parades, picnics, barbecues, firework displays among other public gatherings. While this holiday is something many people look forward to, it often represents the end of summer and the start of the back-to-school season. Do you have fun Labor Day plans? Send us photos from your celebration to courtney@ilpensiero.net.

Feast of Saint Januarius by Courtney Kamm

Each year on September 19, many Italian Catholics take part in the Feast of Saint Januarius to honor the Patron Saint of Naples, Saint Januarius, a bishop and martyr born in the third century. In Italy, this day is known as La Festa di San Gennaro. What originally began as a one-day celebration became a massive festival that often spans several days. The feast not only contains delicious foods such as Italian sausages, pastas, and other delicacies, but also parades, games, and other fun-filled attractions. There are religious services

before and during the festivals, including candlelit processions and important church services. Although festivals like this are much more common throughout Italy, other festivals honoring Saint Januarius have been created throughout the years in the United States as well, giving those interested in Italian culture a chance to share in the experience.

UEFA Euro 2020 Champs! by Courtney Kamm

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2020, marked the 60th anniversary of the European Championship competition. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, the games were postponed and took place in summer 2021 instead. Although the games were pushed back a full year, almost to the day, Italy went home champions after winning in the final round against England. The final game took place at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021 in front of a crowd of 67,173. This is Italy’s first major title since the 2006 FIFA World Cup and their first European Championship since 1968 where they won it on their own turf. Congratulations to the entire team!

September Equinox by Courtney Kamm

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when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator, heading southward, marking the point on the calendar in which the length of daylight and the length of nighttime are both exactly (or almost exactly) 12 hours. The September equinox will be the Autumnal Equinox, so days will begin to get shorter or the amount of daylight will begin to be less and less. This year, the September equinox will take place on Wednesday, September 22.

Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante

by Courtney Kamm

Looking for a delicious, Italian homecooked meal? Check out Vito’s Sicilian Pizzeria & Ristorante! Vito’s is a familyowned and operated business serving award-winning pizza along with other delicious family recipes. Vito’s offers a comfortable atmosphere where friends and family may gather to enjoy all their tasty dishes or order takeout for delicious Italian food right at home. Open seven days a week, make sure to stop into Vito’s for their amazing happy hour menu or to grab a jar of Mama’s Sugo Sauce! Order online at vitosstl.com, and don’t forget National Cheese Pizza Day is September 5!

Rosh Hashanah by Courtney Kamm

Rosh Hashanah, which literally means “head of the year,” is the Jewish New Year. In 2021, it’s from the evenings of Sept. 6 and Sept. 8, respectively. The Continued on page 5


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Italian Fest Exhibit & Film: A Trip of a Lifetime Learn more at italianfest.net

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Giro della Montagna

8 a.m.; The Hill, St. Louis; more info at trailnet.redpodium.com/2021-giro-della-montagna

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

Sept. 15-Nov. 17

SIUE Noncredit Italian Language Classes Call 618-650-3210 for more information

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Italian Fest Main Street Festival, Bocce, & Parade More at italianfest.net.

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Ravioli Dinner

St. Ambrose School; noon-6 p.m.

Sept. 29

Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

Oct. 2

Big Band

Feat. Caduceus The Doctor’s Band; Piazza Imo on The Hill; gates open at 5:30 p.m., concerts begin at 6 p.m.; tickets at hillstl.org

Oct. 6

Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

Oct. 10

Italian Heritage Festa & Parade Berra Park on The HIll; noon

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Cav. Valerio Bianco Mauro Salamone Cav. Michael Lombardo Oreste Magni Comm. Domenico Mancini Cav. Eugene Mariani, Ph.D. Prof. A. Perrone Dott. Nicolo’ Sangiorgio Dr. Orazio Tanelli Antonino Tito Gus Torregrossa Cristina Giancola Youngberg

Columbus Day Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Halloween

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Election Day

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

Nov. 4 Diwali

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Daylight Saving Time End

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

Nov. 24

Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Thanksgiving

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Christmas at The Piazza

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Wine Down Wednesdays Oliva on The Hill; 5-10 p.m.

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Wine Down Wednesdays

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Continued from page 1 holiday commemorates the creation of the world within the Jewish religion and is typically celebrated by attending High Holy Day Services, gathering with friends and family, and preparing meals with symbolic foods such as apples, challah, fish, couscous, and dates, to name a few. If you know someone celebrating Rosh Hashanah, you can greet them by saying “L’shanah tovah,” meaning, “have a good year.”

Yom Kippur by Courtney Kamm

About a week after Rosh Hashanah is another Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, which takes place this year from the evening of Wednesday, September 15 to the evening of Thursday, September 16. Yom Kippur is considered the holiest day of the Jewish year, and the purpose of the holiday is to find self and collective purification through the practice of forgiving the sins of others and by sincere repentance for one’s own sins against God. Traditions of this holiday include: day of fasting from food and work, attending Synagogue services, and wearing white, among other things.

Italian Club of St. Louis The Italian Club of St. Louis celebrates

its 100th anniversary with a plaque unveiling at Piazza Imo on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at noon, following the 11 a.m. Italian Mass at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on The Hill. The plaque commemorates the first 100 years of the organization from 1922 to 2022. This event will launch a year of festivities which includes a cocktail party at Big Club Hall on The Hill on January 8, 2022, and concludes with a semi-formal dinner on October 22, 2022, at Rose of the Hill. Since its founding in 1922, the Club has been unique among Italian organizations in St. Louis in its mission. Back in 1922, the Club’s focus was to bring Italian Americans together for support. Eventually, the Club’s purpose evolved to promoting knowledge and interest in Italian language, culture, and history. The Club awards annual scholarships to students studying the Italian language. In addition, the Club recognizes and honors individuals who have distinguished themselves through their service to the Italian American community of the Saint Louis area. Our anniversary motto of “SEMPRE AVANTI” meaning “always forward” points us to the next 100 years in which we will expand our membership, award larger scholarships, and increase special event programming, including a member-led trip to Italy. For more information, find us on FACEBOOK at Italian Club of St. Louis, or email us at ciao@italianclubstl.org.

Italian Fest Connects with Italy

This year, Collinsville’s Italian Fest is bringing something special home from Italy. Their Italian exhibition and film shine a spotlight on seven, young Italian trekkers (the Va’ Sentiero group) and their director Andrea Buonopane, who, at this moment, are walking The Grand Italian Trail in Italy. CNN calls the trail “The Greatest of

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the Great Trails.” It’s the world’s longest hiking trail, and these events provide an opportunity to see Italy as never seen before. Both events will be held at the Collinsville Library, 408 Main Street, Collinsville, Illinois. The exhibit (ITALY: Up Close & Personal) opens Sept. 1 and extends through Oct. 15. Visitors will see a display of photos taken during the trek. They will learn more about the group, what is included in their backpacks, and how the trek is organized. Curators for the exhibit are Annette M. Graebe and Barbara Klein with assistance from Sharon McAley. On Thursday, Sept. 16 (6 p.m.), everyone is invited to see Va’ Sentiero: The Grand Italian Trail, a film the trekking organization made about their experience. The audience will “follow” the team as they brave the rough terrain, see the beauty of nature, and visit with the villagers. (The film was voted BEST FILM by viewers of the 2021 Italian Film Festival USA.) Guests are invited to come early for a free taste of gelato (Italian ice cream) from Spirito’s The Italian Store on Main Street. The film is in Italian with English subtitles. The exhibit and film are sponsored by the Mississippi Valley Library District and the Italian Film Festival USA. Masks are required and available, if needed. Library hours: Monday-Thursday (8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.), Friday & Saturday (9 a.m.-6 p.m.). Closed Sunday. Closed Sept. 6 & Oct. 11. Closing 3 p.m., Sept. 18. For more information on the exhibit, film, and the Main Street Festival, visit the Italian Fest website italianfest.net or call the Collinsville Library at (618) 344-1112.

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Continued from page 5 to join us in your city! Cirque Italia is enforcing all recommendations set forth by the C.D.C. and local municipalities. The safety of our guests and employees are of the utmost importance to us. Every member of the Cirque Italia family is committed to the health and wellness of our fans. As such, we have made certain adjustments and accommodations in order to comply with the safety guidelines set forth by local and state officials. These adjustments and accommodations include some of the following: Restricted seating capacity Socially distanced seating with visual cues throughout tent Mask mandate for anyone over 3 years of age (available for purchase, if

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needed) Increased number of hand sanitization stations in and around tent All common areas wiped down and disinfected every 10-15 minutes In order to assist us to better socially distance, please purchase your tickets in advance cirqueitalia.com By phone 941-704-8572 At on-site ticket office the week of show Cirque Italia has sought to bring a high-class experience to audiences all over the United States since its inception in 2012. This year will be no exception as we take you on an exhilarating expedition in search of a pirate’s booty! The story begins with our Ringmaster “Clown Rafinha” fishing when he unexpectedly catches a bottle with a treasure map stuffed inside. His ensuing journey takes the audience through storms on the high seas, dreams of angelic aerialists, pirate fights, and more. You will see swashbucklers balancing upside down on a rum barrel, juggling knives, and even one having a run-in with a mermaid. Your jaws will be dropped and you will be hanging on the edge of your seats with our suspenseful Crossbow act and our dangerous Wheel of Death performances. Try not to flinch and look away if you don’t want to miss any of the excitement! Will Clown Rafinha finally defeat the other pirates who are after his treasure and claim it for himself? You’ll have to see our show for yourself to find out! Manuel Rebecchi, president and owner of Cirque Italia is tremendously proud of his circus heritage and feels extremely privileged to be able to share it with you in such a fun and memorable way. Cirque Italia continues to contribute to the modernization of the performing arts and the circus industry by abiding by a strict animal-free policy. Tickets may be purchased through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text messages. Visit cirqueitalia.com for information and a show near you, and make sure to check all our social media accounts. Cirque Italia came to St. Louis from Aug. 12-22 at the St. Louis Galleria parking lot near Macy’s. During the 10 days, 18 shows were performed under the White and Blue Big Top Tent. Box office hours: The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show. Days with no scheduled shows: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Days with scheduled shows: 10 a.m.–9 p.m. photos by Semir Durmišević

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In Loving Memory of Il Pensiero

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Mrs. Lina Lombardo

Born Calogera Gandolfo, Lina Lombardo is the late wife of Antonino Lombardo, publisher of Il Pensiero. Lina was born in Campobello di Mazara, Sicily, Italy in 1936. She’s the sister of Salvatore Gandolfo, Vita Leone, Giuseppe Gandolfo and Anthony Gandolfo, daughter of Giuseppe and Giuseppina Gandolfo, and mother of Linda Lombardo Marino. She is the grandmother of Alexandra and Carina Marino and mother-in-law of Jim Marino. Her family and friends celebrated her life on Saturday, July 31 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri. She is laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, Missouri alongside

family and friends. She was fortified with the sacraments on Monday, July 26 in her home with wonderful care from her family and caregivers. Lina spent most of her days helping her husband with his newspaper. She encouraged him and reminded him of not only his importance in the community, but also his newspaper. She motivated him, challenged him, and supported him in all his desired tasks and adventures. Her willingness to make you feel welcomed and loved has been seen and felt by those who knew her very well. She had a strong love for cooking and strived to make everyone enjoy her warm, delicious food. Lina enjoyed hosting parties for family and

friends to gather, share stories, and indulge in authentic Italian dishes and desserts. Her faith was strong and powerful and instilled in those close to her. She was heavily involved and volunteered her time with the Italian organizations and clubs in and around St. Louis, Missouri. She maintained Italian traditions in the community. Lina was recognized for her efforts by the Misericordia Society and the Sicilian Cultural Association. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Heartland Hospice and the World Wildlife Fund (adopt a Monarch Butterfly) can be made in her name. As Lina would say, “que sera, sera.” Whatever will be, will be.


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“La Lingua Italiana fa parte del Progetto di Equità” per espandere l’accesso alle Lingue Straniere del Distretto Indipendente Scolastico di Dallas

I corsi in italiano saranno disponibili per molti studenti dell’ISD di Dallas a partire da questo autunno, afferma la Direttrice del Dipartimento di lingue straniere Amy Anderton, che descrive la lingua come un’aggiunta logica al curriculum del distretto. “La lingua italiana è meravigliosa per tanti nostri studenti che parlano lo spagnolo”, ha detto Anderton. “Molti hanno già fatto un passo in avanti nella lingua, a causa delle somiglianze tra i due idiomi”. Dallo scorso anno scolastico, l’unica scuola del distretto che offre italiano è la scuola media superiore Skyline, dove l’insegnante Alessio Giudice insegna l’unico corso a doppio credito nell’area del nord del Texas, dando agli studenti l’opportunità di accumulare crediti universitari mentre ancora frequentano le scuole superiori. Ma in un recente incontro tra Giudice, Anderton e il rappresentante del Consiglio Generale degli Italiani all’Estero, Vincenzo Arcobelli, ha innescato una partnership per sostenere lo sviluppo e la crescita dei corsi di lingua italiana in scuole medie superiori selezionate del distretto. L’ampliamento dell’italiano e delle altre lingue straniere fa parte del “Progetto Equità” dell’ISD di Dallas, che mira ad aumentare l’offerta di lingue straniere nelle scuole localizzate a sud del distretto. L’istruzione linguistica verrà offerta ad alcune popolazioni più emarginate della città servite da scuole dove attualmente viene insegnato lo spagnolo. Il progetto può anche essere di beneficio agli studenti che continueranno gli studi a livello universitario, poiché programmi di lingua italiana sono regolarmente offerti in vari colleges ed università della zona, tra cui il Dallas College, l’Università di Dallas, la Southern Methodist University e l’Università del Nord Texas a Denton. L’opportunità di continuare lo studio dell’italiano in più ambienti di istruzione superiore significa che i laureati dell’ISD di Dallas possono raggiungere facilmente alti livelli di competenza nella conoscenza della lingua, che secondo Arcobelli merita sostegno. “Il mio intento è quello di coinvolgere direttamente il Ministero degli Affari Esteri, l’Ambasciata e il Consolato italiano in Texas per rafforzare questa iniziativa”, ha affermato, aggiungendo che il supporto potrebbe assumere varie forme, compresa l’assistenza nell’identificazione di insegnanti di lingua italiana qualificati o la fornitura di materiali didattici ad esempio, per rafforzare il programma di studi italiani del distretto. Nel prossimo anno scolastico saranno disponibili lezioni virtuali in italiano e tedesco in 10 campus (Skyline, Pinkston, Molina, South Oak Cliff, Roosevelt, Carter, Adamson, Kimball, Frederick Haynes Global a Paul Quinn e Sunset). Anderton prevede da 150 a quasi 400 studenti che si iscrivono ai corsi di italiano, con un

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numero che quasi raddoppierà nel 2022. Gli studenti interessati a iscriversi ai nuovi corsi di lingua dovrebbero contattare i loro consulenti del campus. Accogliendo favorevolmente la partnership, Anderton ha previsto forti legami futuri tra il Distretto Scolastico di Dallas e Arcobelli, per il grande beneficio che i futuri studenti dell’ISD di Dallas potranno usufruire. Avremo molte opportunità di collaborare a più progetti per promuovere la lingua e la cultura italiana nel “Distretto Indipendente Scolastico di Dallas” ha affermato. “Non vediamo l’ora di costruire un solido rapporto di lavoro con lui in rappresentanza della comunità italoamericana.”

NIAF Congratulates Former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on USA Men’s Basketball Gold Medal

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on leading Team USA to its fourth consecutive gold in men’s basketball. The gold medal came after an 87-82 win over France on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. “We are extremely proud of Jerry’s accomplishments as executive director of USA Basketball. We salute Jerry as a distinguished Italian American, passionate leader and a role model for all of us to follow,” said NIAF Chairman Robert E. Carlucci. Colangelo served as chairman of the Board of Directors of USA Basketball from 2009-2012 and serves as managing director of USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team program, which he reestablished as one of the best in the world. He also has made an immeasurable impact on the NBA having served as the chairman of the NBA’s Board of Governors from 2001 to 2005. It was Jerry’s vision, experience and acumen that helped guide the Arizona Diamondbacks to a World Series championship in 2001. During Colangelo’s 37-year tenure in Phoenix, he turned the Phoenix Suns into one of the most successful NBA teams, with the seventhbest all-time winning percentage. He also brought professional women’s basketball to the United States, while serving on the founding committee for the WNBA. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Colangelo began his basketball career as a teenager, earned all state recognition and was offered more than five dozen college scholarships. Colangelo was honored at NIAF’s Anniversary Awards Gala in 1996 with the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Sports/Business. Colangelo served as Chairman of the NIAF Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013. This was Colangelo’s final Olympic run and will retire from USA Basketball after 16 years. The NIAF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and protecting the Italian American heritage and culture. To learn more about the Foundation and become a member, please visit niaf. org.

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NIAF Board Member Dr. John P. Rosa to Receive Public Service Humanitarian Award

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, the oldest Italian organization in our nation’s capital, will honor Dr. John P. Rosa with the Public Service Humanitarian Award at the Club’s annual Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. “For decades Dr. Rosa has been a leader in chiropractic and integrative medicine and a prominent voice in the country’s Opioid Crisis,” said NIAF Chairman Robert E. Carlucci. “We are honored to have him on the NIAF Board and proud of his many accomplishments. We salute him as he receives this muchdeserved honor.” Rosa owns and supervises ABC Management, which is comprised of 21 integrative health clinics in Maryland and Virginia that sees over 60,000 patient visits per year. Accessible Beltway Clinics (ABC) Clinics combine medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and behavioral medicine to give a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to pain syndromes and musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, he’s active in sports medicine with consulting and treating college, professional and Olympic athletes. Rosa is also the founder of Accessible Wellness Solutions – an onsite corporate wellness program offering consulting, lectures and management of onsite clinics. Rosa is also a nationally recognized expert in the Opioid Crisis and has been tapped as a White House Surrogate/ Consultant, a Law Enforcement Consultant (Homeland Security, CBP, DOJ, DEA and Postal), a state and national consultant to Opioid Task Forces, and is currently forming the Opioid Abuse Prevention Institute. In addition to Rosa’s professional contributions, he is a dedicated philanthropist serving as a Trustee of Northeast College of Health Sciences for over 15 years and served his final 3-year term as Chairman of the Board. He is current Chair of the Board to Maryland University of Integrative Health. He’s also a board member of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), founded “Overdose Free America”, volunteers at Crossroads Freedom Center in Maryland, a residential facility in Maryland to help overcome addiction, and is intimately involved on the board of an orphanage started by his father in Bellona, Italy. Rosa has been a proud member of the Lido Civic Club since 2004 and served on the advisory board for the Clemson University Italian Language Program for several years. Moreover, Rosa is a Knight of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George. The order dates back to the Emperor Constantine and is considered one of the most ancient among the Orders of Knighthood and is dedicated to the propagation of faith and service to humanity. NIAF congratulates Dr. John P. Rosa on his honor and looks forward to his continued service to our country.


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