Members, friends and family enjoying the many
events and activities with the Piazza Nuova Lodge
#2665 of Yardley / Newtown Pennsylvania of the Order
Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
2019 PNL Scholarship Winners. From left Foundation President John Oliano, with Piazza Nuova Lodge Student Honorees Anthony Cappetta, Erin Devine, Nicole Hauch, Mara Lenti, Brett Marino, Erica Marino, Cullen Murphy, Michelle Pellegrino, Juliana Shields, Alaina Tarallo, and Lodge President Victor Brescia. Absent from the photo were Anthony Cacciatore, Kristin Chai and Kelly Hauch.
2019 PNL Scholarship Winners. From left, Foundation President John Oliano with BCCC students Matthew Kemmerer and Matthew Calderone, and BCCC Executives, Foundation Alumni Relations Director Jennifer Salisbury, BCCC Executive Director Dr. Tobias Bruhn, and Lodge President Victor Brescia. Absent from the photo was BCCC student Abigail Anton.
2018 PNL Scholarship Winners with PNLC&E President John Oliano and Scholarship Chairman Joesph Ridgway
2018 Bucks County Comunity College PNL Scholarship Endowment Winners with PNL C&E President John Oliano
Left to Right: V.P. Piazza Nuova Lodge
Carmela Linsalata; Lodge President Joe Marino;
Winner of the State Sponsored Scholarship Jenna
Tomarelli. Lodge Member Loretta D'Ambrosio is
Left to Right: PNL Vice President Carmela
Linsalata; PNL President Joe Marino; State Lodge
Treasurer Dr. Marylouise DiNicola; Scholarship
Winner Jenna Tomarelli; President State Lodge of
PA John Oliano.
Piazza Nuova Lodge President Joe Marino with President of Italy Georgio Napolitano at N.E.L.A. Gala Washington, DC
Celebrating St. Joseph in the chapel at St. Andrew's Parochial School, Newtown, PA
Piazza Nuova lodge recognizes Cento Foods for their support
Several members and friends enjoyed a luncheon and hilarious Noel
Coward comedy play "Blithe Spirit" at the
Hunterdon Hills, New Jersey Playhouse. Lodge members regularly
enjoy excursions of this type.
Members enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing at the Buck Hotel in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. The annual dinner dance and fundraiser featured several silent auction tables filled with large gift baskets, jewelry, and a variety of special gifts and gift cards generously donated by members, local merchants, and industry sponsors.
Members and friends enjoyed a fun filled evening during the Lodge's first annual "Pizza Mania Fundraiser Contest" held in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The event featured dozens of pizzas served up by the Kohl's Cares "A" Team" of Kohl's Department Store of Oxford Valley, Pennsylvania.
Members and friends enjoyed a fun filled family picnic honoring "Membership Appreciation Day" at Core Creek Park in Middletown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania...
...with live music and fun games of bocce, horseshoes, and quoits. This covered dish affair consisted of a large variety of homemade special Italian summer dishes along with hot dogs, sausage with peppers and onions, corn on the cob and homemade desserts.
Members and family enjoyed a Best of Trenton Tour that began at the Washington Crossing Visitor Center and Museum at the New Jersey State Park. The Center's exhibit galleries explore the many facets of America's revolutionary conflict with an emphasis on the military campaign known as "The Ten Crucial Days"...
...The events of these ten days, December 25, 1776 through January 3, 1777, include the Continental Army's crossing of the Delaware River and the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. The visit included a demonstration of the loading and firing of a revolutionary war musket.
Despite a wintery snowy Sunday afternoon
many brave members and friends challenged the
surprise storm and enjoyed an outstanding
concert performance "From Venice With Love" with
Venetian born Pop Star Giada Valenti and her
band at the Bucks County Community College Gateway Auditorium in Newtown, Pennsylvania, where Giada performed to an enthusiastic audience in this state-of-the-art theater. Her enchanting musical journey covered many popular tunes of the past several decades, as well as a variety of Italian songs and joyous Christmas music.
Family, friends and members enjoyed a dinner
and business meeting at the Morrisville Senior
Center, along with a discussion covering ‘a good deed boy scout project' at St. Ignatius Church in Yardley given by Life Scout Steven Pellegrino a member of Boys Scouts of America Troop 230 and his sister Michelle a Silver Project girl scout who reviewed and discussed their project "A Woman's Place," a refuge for people affected by domestic violence¹. Steven pointed out that the reason for his project was to provide bookshelf storage for people who flee from domestic violence that are unable to take with them heavy or bulky items likes books. Steven working on his Eagle Scout project was given funding assistance by the PNL C&E Foundation for the bookshelf units that he built at Saint Ignatius Church where his sister Michelle helped to fill them with books.
Not to be forgotten; year after year Piazza Nuova Lodge member Barbara Lawless and her two volunteer friends Jennifer Gallagher and Lisa Baxter work together to pack warm winter clothing for shipment to impoverished American-Indian reservations. This year they concentrated their efforts on the tribes of Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge, Takini, and Red Cloud, South Dakota where the quality of life is very difficult, with issues of infant mortality, life expectancy, malnutrition and poverty are rampant.
Santa's helpers were at it again as members in cooperation with "A-Team" volunteers from Kohl's Department Store #282 Oxford Valley, PA prepared ten gift food baskets for Catholic Charities in Levittown, PA.