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  1. Harry Warren 1893-198

    from the January 2016 issue

    When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie doesn't sound like the opening of a hit song Yet Harry Warren's That's Amore was one of the eleven Academy Award nominations for the prolific songwriter composer which included three Oscars for Lullaby of Broadway in You'll Never Know in and Atchison Topeka Santa Fe in Born SALVATORE GUARAGNA in Brooklyn New York on December to immigrant Italian parents the young boy taught himself to play several musical instruments including drums accordion and piano While playing with a traveling band Salvatore Guaragna changed his name to Harry Warren Harry...

  2. He Saved Captain Phillips

    from the February 2015 issue

    The movie about Captain Richard Phillips' ordeal at the hands of pirates who captured his ship has a real-life happy ending thanks to U S Navy Captain Frank Castellano who commanded the destroyer that saved Captain Phillips after his ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in It was the first American cargo ship hijacked in years Navy SEAL sharpshooters fired on the pirates from the guided missile destroyer the USS Bainbridge under the command of Captain Castellano who tracked down the pirates and gave the SEALS the order to kill them freeing Captain Phillips from his captors A U S...

  3. Heads Up! The IGG Seminar Is Coming!

    from the April 2004 issue

    Heads Up The IGG Seminar Is Coming Joanne R Heffernan It s in your genes Did you ever regret not being part of the action Not trying something new Not turning every stone Then don t miss this opportunity to do so Come one come all but be there when the IGG and the Order of the Sons of Italy in America proudly present our Eighth Annual Seminar Unearthing Our Elusive Ancestors A Collage of Italian Resources on Saturday May from am pm at Molloy College Rockville Centre NY Why Because we have assembled a creative and exciting program combining...

  4. Hidden Secrets

    from the March 2013 issue

    Anyone who has researched his family comes across untold secrets Such was the case in my family When I was a youngster there was a rumor that my uncle through marriage had other children He deserted my aunt when their children were Cazzie Bill and Richard years old My aunt never pursued the question of other children My Uncle passed away years after he left My aunt passed away in it was then that the story came to life A young lady in Missouri Sharon saw my aunt s death notice on Ancestry com You might say that names are...

  5. Hitting the Message Boards

    from the April 2006 issue

    Footsteps Over Roads Less Traveled Hitting the Boards Don t Shoot the Messenger It s simple it s easy and it s free What better sales pitch could a genealogist ask for The only hitch is that you need is a computer Don t have one No excuses Go to your local library and sign on So what is JRH selling Absolutely nothing This is an instructional article and a strong recommendation to any researcher whether novice or seasoned to go to www Rootsweb com and explore the Message Boards You can t say you don t know how because...

  6. Hofstra Celebrates Sinatra

    from the December 2015 issue

    On Tuesday November I attended the Hofstra celebration SINATRA A Centenary Tribute Guest speakers were Pete Hamill and Gay Talese Both journalists wrote about Sinatra and what effect he had on their lives Gay Talese s parents came from Calabria Radio changed his life Sinatra made him feel like an American He said he was too young to know he was feeling anxiety but he felt it with Sinatra Guy came from Ocean City New Jersey It was not an Italian neighborhood His father was a tailor music that was played in the house was mostly opera He said Sinatra...

  7. Hofstra Italian Festival

    from the September 2010 issue

    Please Join Us for the th Annual Italian Festival Sunday September a m - p m South Campus Outdoors Rain or Shine The Italian Experience has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition celebrating Italy's gifts of culture education and commerce to America Look for our booth when you arrive The festival features food vendors handmade crafts exhibits by cultural organizations music dance poetry and much more for the entire family to enjoy Each year Hofstra presents an Italian festival drawing thousands of people from the tri-state area Unlike any other Italian festival the Hofstra celebration emphasizes the many...

  8. Hofstra Italian Festival

    from the October 2013 issue

    The st Italian Annual Festival at Hofstra was again successful with master of ceremonies Ben Scannella hosting a program with many Italian songs and talented singers A young talented vocalist Ava Bianchi performed the Italian and American national anthems The IGG table was very busy with people interested in learning about our Italian Genealogical Group and hoping to continue their search for their ancestors Many thanks to Chairperson Phil Aievoli who was there from am to pm helping along with his committee Manio Toglia helped Phil close the tent Some of the committee members were MaryAnn Yenoli Patricia Stipo Arthur...

  9. Hofstra Italian Festival

    from the September 2016 issue

    Look for IGG s table at Hofstra s Italian Festival on Sunday September th AM to PM on the South Campus The festival features Italian music dance song food and displays by a variety of Italian cultural organizations This year IGG member and author Mario Toglia will join our table with his trilogy of books documenting the stories of the Calitrani who immigrated to America...

  10. Holidays Mean Cookie Time!

    from the December 2016 issue

    Although I usually try to avoid homemade baked goods I made an exception for some cookies that were rapidly disappearing from our refreshment table at our November meeting What a mistake to make as I found myself returning for more I found the lady responsible for such temptation Loretta Valenti She was kind enough to share her recipe She has baked them for so long she no longer remembers where she got the recipe Cream Cheese Squares T butter C brown sugar C sifted flour C chopped walnuts cup sugar oz packages softened cream cheese eggs T lemon juice T...

  11. Homestead Act of 1862

    from the February 2013 issue

    When America ushered in immigrants George F Will The Homestead Act of reminds us that newcomers bring the nation hope and ambition At the end of in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation remember that was the th anniversary of the first comprehensive immigration law This is how the Homestead Act of is described by Blake Bell historian at the Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice Neb In the grim year of Shiloh and Fredericksburg Congress would have been forgiven for concentrating only on preventing national dismemberment Instead it continued nation-building Congress passed the Pacific Railroad...

  12. Honor Flight Network

    from the January 2010 issue


  13. Honor Flight

    from the December 2010 issue

    The morning of October was bright with a slight chill in the air We arrived at McArthur Airport at AM for our Honor Flight to Washington DC The Honor Flight Network is a national program sponsored by a not-for profit organization established for the purpose of bringing WWII veterans to Washington DC so that they could see the WWII Memorial built in their honor There is a sense of urgency to have as many WWII Veterans as possible WWII Veterans are dying at the rate of to per day to see their memorial At the airport as we entered the...

  14. Honor Flight Veterans

    from the September 2017 issue

    Honor Flight Network recognizes American veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington D C to see THEIR memorial at no cost Top priority is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from all wars Honor Flight Network has expanded to include Korean War and Vietnam War veterans In order for Honor Flight Network to achieve this goal guardians fly with the veterans on every flight providing assistance and helping veterans to have a safe memorable and rewarding experience If you are a Veteran and would like to experience an Honor Flight at no cost...

  15. Houses Can Talk

    from the June 2006 issue

    Our guest speaker for May th was Carol A Maguire Carol s background includes being a licensed real estate associate broker and Executive Director of the Huntington Historical Society among many other achievements Searching the history of a house can lead us to much information about an individual or family The usual route is to locate the property being researched at the town hall where the house is located In the case of Nassau County go to the county office in Mineola Each town in Suffolk County has their own Town Hall Doing deed searches requires knowing the Liber book...

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