1 dicembre 2016
  This issue is sponsored by:
VACCARO'S ITALIAN PASTRY SHOP
PERRY HALL INSURANCE
SQUIRE'S RESTAURANT
lights refreshed in neighborhood
With enthusiasm and a little light-bulb turning 'elbow grease,' once again the strings of festive lights decorating Little Italy have been repaired over Thanksgiving weekend. Robert L. Marsili Jr., Felix Dialoiso, Frank Pacifico and Billy Colbert together "re-lit" the neighborhood using a bucket truck loaned by Penta Communications (owned by Joey and Matthew Ciarmella).

LIPOA (Little Italy Property Owners Association) will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the lights which were installed originally as Christmas decorations more than 20 years ago.

"The key to a successful community is the willingness of its residents, business owners and friends to put in the time and effort to help preserve, protect and better the neighborhood," said Matt Daddio, LIPOA president and Little Italy resident. "We're grateful that although these four gentlemen do not currently live in the neighborhood, they still consider it home and share LIPOA's commitment to the preservation of Little Italy."

LIPOA has already received enthusiastic feedback from some restauranteurs about how nice the lights look.
Christmas tree lighting Friday
Little Italy
Christmas  Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2
7 pm -- High & Stiles Streets
( rain or shine)

Restaurant Association invites you to this FREE family friendly event!

  • Baltimore Choral Arts Society singing Christmas carols
  • Complimentary roasted chestnuts, biscotti, hot apple cider and hot chocolate
  • Santa Claus has treats for the kids! (Compliments Promotion Center for Little Italy)

city council potentially to rename columbus day
consider a year-end donation?

Today more than ever, Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore needs your assistance as it strives to grow. Its special mission of promoting the Italian heritage, history and events of Baltimore's Little Italy has thrived for seven years - since 2010. 

Moving forward , Promotion Center for Little Italy needs bigger fundraising efforts to produce even MORE, and to eventually add a paid staff to its volunteer office. Your donation of ANY amount is important; and is tax-deductible. To the handful of you who have donated so far ... grazie tanto.

To learn more about our 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization and the multiple ways it supports all of the components of The Neighborhood, visit our website. To meet our volunteer board of advisors, click here. 
christmas homeless dinner
needs pies, cakes
For its annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless December 19, Saint Leo's invites you to donate pies and cakes to be served with the hot meal provided to over 300 needy guests in the Church Hall.
 
As well, if you're interested in serving meals, show up before noon (or earlier if you can help set up). Many happy hands make the job easier!

Drop off pies and cake donations either to Little Italy Lodge or the parish office during business hours. Your generosity will make a difference!  
Advent Evening of Recollection
with Father Leo
Wed, December 14 -- 6:30pm
Saint Leo's Church Hall
    Father Leo Patalinghug of 'Grace Before Meals' will speak on topics such as: How to be more patient with God, others and yourself ... Santa Claus IS Real and not just for kids! An authentic and practical spirituality to help people experience Christmas joy.
    Saint Leo's choir seeks members
    Singers and musicians of all ages are welcome to join the monthly choir at Saint Leo's Church, which provides music for the 11:30 am liturgy. The time commitment is minimal as rehearsal includes a few hours on the Saturday before Mass. For more information, contact Sue Georg 410-913-9090 or suegeorg @ aol.com .
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    Want a clever gift idea?
    Purchase a few Little Italy souvenirs and wrap them with a
    neighborhood restaurant gift card to give to a Little Italy aficionado!
    photo blast from the past
    My grandfather Giuseppe Amoroso as a lad in Caserta, Italy, 1900.

    submitted by Joe Amoroso
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    Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore

    EDITOR:
    S uzanna Molino, director

    EDITORIAL ADVISORS:
    Gianni Andracchio, president
    Ray Alcaraz, past president


    Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
    with a mission to promote Little Italy's events, community organizations,
    history and Italian heritage.

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