AUGURI TO PANDOLA LEARNING CENTER in Little Italy for receiving a $500 grant from Constellation Energy Community Champions Program! Pandola will apply the money towards their Sempre Avanti (always forward) program and to renovate. "Our students will continue to learn in a positive environment," says Rosalie Ranieri, principal.
PASTA CARRYOUT LENTEN DINNERS - $15
Fridays, March 19 & 26 / 4-7 pm / Church Hall
Includes linguine in homemade crab sauce, garden salad, fresh Italian bread. Carryout and cash only. Purchase meals 4-7pm or call 443-841-5223 to preorder. Fundraiser hosted by Knights of Columbus St. Vincent Pallotti Council #14535 and St. Leo’s Church who will share the proceeds.
St. Leo's Knights of Columbus announces these winners of their Premium Irish Raffle. Grand Knight Santo Grasso and the Raffle Committee says grazie to everyone who supported this fundraiser and hopes next year the annual Drawing Dinner can be hosted (canceled this month).
- 1st prize $100: Carly Highkin
- 2nd prize $150: Jim Kraft
- 3rd prize $200: Shirley Eckloff
- 4th prize $350: Tony Hahn
The last four live ticket holders were given the option and agreed to share the Grand Prize of $2,000, winning $500 each: Joan Goudy, John Zacot, Megan Mouring, Joe Blattermann.
BASKET SALE FUNDRAISER
Daughters of Isabella of St. Leo's Church continue their basket sale fundraiser with the creation of Easter-themed baskets for $25, $35 or $45. They include a variety of snacks, fruit, nuts, candy, and a small surprise - nice gifts for Easter, Mother’s/Father’s Day, birthdays, or family celebrations! To purchase, contact Maryellen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds support the Daughters of Isabella's wonderful charities at St. Leo the Great.
The Nominating Committee of the Little Italy Lodge announces results for the 2021-2023 term. President Albert Marra and Vice President Tom Moscato were installed at the March 6 Little Italy Lodge Council meeting, along with these newly-elected Officers, Council Members, Delegates, and Arbitration Committee:
Orator: Henry Crusse
Treasurer: Susanne Spinnato Walmsley
Financial Secretary: Sallianne Alborn
Recording Secretary: Christopher Pisano
Corresponding Secretary: Nancy Barbieri Wolfe
Guard: Louise Cox
M/M of Ceremonies: Imelda Liberatore, Pat Novak
Trustees: Eleanor Cotsoradis, Bonnie Montcalmo, Kenneth O’Dea, Bob Taylor, Vince Zaccaria
Delegates: John Calabrese, Martha Calabrese, Mike Castino, Eleanor Cotsoradis, Pat Greco, Imelda Liberatore, Bonnie Montcalmo, Tom Moscato, Pat Novak, Susanne Spinnato Walmsley, and 3 others to be elected.
Arbitration Committee: Louise Cox, Armand Esposito, Mark Hart, Pat Greco, and one other to be elected.
WORDS FROM OUTGOING LI LODGE PRESIDENT, MICHAEL CASTINO
" ... as we look forward to a smooth transition of leadership for the Lodge, I not only want to thank my Council, but especially the membership, for their support of the Lodge and the kindness and warmth shown to me the past two years. I wish our incoming President, Albert Marra, and the new Council all the blessings that have been given to me ... truly look forward to our membership and community supporting him as you did me, as we prepare to look forward with optimism, hope and prayers as we begin to plan the reporting of our beloved Lodge. We look forward to when we can again gather our families at Friday Night Dinners, Bingos and many other events long into the future. Thank you for the honor of serving as your President the past two years ..."
LODGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO AWARD $32K
The Little Italy Lodge Foundation awards for the 2021-22 academic year have increased to $32,000 - two $6,000 and four $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to essay-winning college students of Italian descent. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and family members may apply - see criteria and application on littleitalyfoundation.org. Deadline May 1, 2021; awards to be announced in June. Questions? Contact Dr. Paul Rao, Foundation President, email@example.com.
TASTE OF ITALY PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER
The LI Lodge Foundation will host its annual Taste of Italy fundraiser September 26, 2021 at the Little Italy Lodge to acknowledge scholarship winners. Ticket sales begin in spring.