Carnival of Cultures at the Boone County Public Library

May 21st from 2-4 PM.
Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665)

Bring the family and enjoy music, snacks, face painting, crafts and a petting zoo! This popular, free event helps children learn about
different countries.

If you have an item of Italian origin that you’d like to have displayed or would like to help out as an Italian ‘ambassador’, please call Pat Yannarella (859) 371-0446 or email


UIS Reds Float 2015

The UIS will once again be participating in the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade along with the other societies on Monday April 4th. We will decorate the float at 8:00 am and leave the parking lot at 9:30 am sharp.

We’ll have plenty of room on the 48’ trailer which will be decked out in lots of red, white and green so bring the kids and enjoy a fun time.

We will be passing out candy to the crowd so we are looking for donations of wrapped candies. Please bring them to the meeting or call Joe Mastruserio@ (513) 675-7581.

Sister Blandina Segale

Sister Blandina Segale
On the Road to Sainthood

Sister-BlandinaSr. Blandina Segale, the 19th century Italian-born nun, whose run-in with Old West outlaw Billy the Kid earned her the nickname, “the fastest nun in the West” started along the path to sainthood when a ceremonial first inquiry was presented in Albuquerque on Tuesday, August 25th. Sr. Blandina returned to Cincinnati to start the Santa Maria Community Services which helped Italian immigrants and is still in existence today. You can read the about Sr. Blandina’s road to sainthood here. Blandina, justina In 1877, S. Blandina went with her sister, S. Justina Segale, “to see if they could do anything for the poor Italian [immigrants]” in the city of Cincinnati. Together they founded Santa Maria Institute, one of the first Catholic settlement houses in the United States.