Fall Features 2011


Congratulations to Carly Maggio who received a 4.0 for her 3rd quarter of sophomore year at Ohio State University. She is studying Architecture and has a cumulative GPA of 3.9 to date.

Congratulations to John M. Maggio on the Premiere of his latest movie “After”. See trailer below under Recommended Media.

Congratulations to Alexi Maggio on her role in the movie “After”.

Congratulations to MacKenzie Russo for her prestigious academic award in business and citizenship.

Congratulations to Molly Plovanich and her friend Z on their studies at Harvard Medical School. Congratulations to Z on his dapper new hat.

Congratulations to Meghan Walsh on her graduation from Geneseo High School and starting at Monroe Community College.

Congratulations to Linda Rhoda on her prestigious award. Click here to view the article

New Photo Shows

Privitera Family Photoshow Click here to Launch

Cape Cod 08/2011 Photoshow Click here to Launch

The Good Old Days Photoshow Click here to Launch

Privitera Photoshow Click here to Launch


Stephanie Shirley

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The Goodwin Family


Louis and Karin Fusilli Family


The Schembri Family


The Campe Family


The Teagers


Lilyann and George Privitera


Amanda Kullman

“Amanda Kullman came to Syracuse with only one year of varsity volleyball under her belt, but the sophomore setter has left her mark on the Orange.”

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Jessica, Frank and Pam

Kathy, Hanna and Cousin Dave

Kathy and Dave Voelkl

Hanna and her friends

Premier of the Movie After
Premiere of the Movie After
Frank and Tom

Ciardi Grandparents

Linda Rhoda
Grandchildren circa 1962 Krieger Family on Florida Vacation
Ed and Estrada
Ed and Estrada
Cape Cod Sunset
Ignazio/Ciardi Family
Ignazio Ciardi Family
Lena Ciardi
Lena Ciardi
Gail Blanchard's lovely home
Gail Blanchard’s lovely home
Morgan Strutt
Morgan Strutt
Alexandra Strutt
Alexandra Strutt
Sydney Strutt
Sydney Strutt
Albert, Beth & Friends
Albert, Beth & Friends
Eric Brugler graduation from Annapolis
Eric Brugler graduation from Annapolis
Lisa & Frank
Lisa & Frank
Two Feet of Snow
Two Feet of Snow
Lisa & Frank visiting the Krokenberger's at Mathra's Vineyard
Lisa & Frank visiting the Krokenberger’s at Martha’s Vineyard
The Late John J. Maggio
The Late John J. Maggio

Syracuse University Joins ACC

Syracuse University leaves Big East and officially joins Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). I was skeptical at first regarding the move, but now I am on board. The Big East Conference, as we know it, died years ago when it expanded to so many teams that we could no longer play all the teams each season, and we barely knew their names. We were forced to play schools that we could not care less about, i.e. Texas Christian University (TCU), University of South Florida (USF), DePaul, Marquette and Cincinnati. The future is super conference play. Despite calling the new conference the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) it, too, is not the ACC of old. The new ACC is UCONN, Syracuse, Pitt, Boston College, Miami, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland. I am comfortable with that. The real question is: How are the “old school” ACC fans with these changes?

Helpful Hints

When purchasing a smart phone, select the model with the largest screen.


A Tribute to the Italian Americans – Submitted by Tony “Kid” Marino

I mapped the Pacific from Mexico to Alaska and to the Philippines , I am Alessandro Malaspina. I am Giacomo Belinimi, discoverer of the source of the Mississippi River in 1823. I created the Dome of the United States Capitol. They call me the Michelangelo of America. I am Constantino Brumidi. In 1904, I founded in San Francisco , the Bank of Italy now known as the Bank of America, the largest financial institution in the world, I am A.P. Giannini. I am Enrico Fermi, father of nuclear science in America . I am Steve Geppi, founder of Diamond Comics, the largest distributorship of comics on the planet. I am the first enlisted man to earn the Medal of Honor in World War II; I am John Basilone of New Jersey . I am an Italian-American. I am the million strong who served in America ‘s armies and the tens of thousands whose names are enshrined in military cemeteries from Guadalcanal to the Rhine. I am the steel maker in Pittsburgh , the grower in the Imperial Valley of California, the textile designer in Manhattan , the movie maker in Hollywood , the homemaker and the breadwinner in over 10,000 communities. I am an American without stint or reservation, loving this land as only one who understands history, its agonies and is triumphs can love and serve it. I will not be told that my contribution is any less nor my role not as worthy as that of any other American. I will stand in support of this nation’s freedom and protect against all foes. My heritage has dedicated me to this nation. I am proud of my heritage, and I shall remain worthy of it. I am an Italian-American.

Recommended Media


See this movie, you will not regret it, powerful, moving and relevant. Click here to view article

How far would you go to protect the ones you love? Nora Valentino, a woman whose husband Mitch, sister Kat and four children are at odds with each other. This is a compelling story of a family on a journey together, testing the boundaries of human strength while trying to protect each other. It is more »a study of deceit in the name of love. Nothing is as it seems, and you’ll be guessing until the very end.

Special Guest Book Reviewer Maya White

Maya White
Maya White

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Special Guest Book Reviewer Lina White

Lina White

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A man travels to a city fifty miles away, he travels the first hour at 25 miles per hour, at what speed does he have to travel the remaining distance to average 50 miles per hour?


Nostagic Reunion Band (Uncle Larry DiRienzo’s Big Band) – Click for Schedule & Details! Savoia Pastry Shoppe – Click here for Savoia

Pets of the Month

Rex and Max (Lisa's Cats)


Phoebe (Australian Shepherd)

Chino Arcieri

Chino Arcieri (Nick & Tina's Husky/Rotty Mix)

Padmae Arcieri talking like Chewbacca the Wookie!

Monthly Dedications

Marciano, Albert S., Jr.

Greece: September 1, 2011, at age 63. Predeceased by father, Albert S. Sr.; brother, James M.; mother of Michael, Deborah Booth; niece, Tracy Baumgartner; and nephew, O. David Rist, Jr. Albert is survived by his mother, Irma; his “bride” of 17 years, Beth (Rist) and beloved son, Michael; brothers & sisters in-law, Ed & Chris Baumgartner, Chuck & Gail Rist, O. David & Pat Rist, Val & Sue Vaillan Court, Larry & Kay Anderson, Ray & Gretchen Alves, many adored nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; godchildren, Mark Watt, Liz Collichio and Alex Marcello; and many dear friends. Albert was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was the iconic waiter at Mr. Dominic’s for 28 years were he had many dear friends, both co-workers and customers. He enjoyed life to the fullest, especially his home, friends on Long Pond, Hockey, Golf and so many great vacations.

Privitera, Ann Ciardi

Irondequoit: passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, June 3, 2011. Ann was a wonderful person who LOVED her family and friends. Her passion was cooking. She never visited a home without bringing delicious food. She appreciated a good joke and witticisms, and was herself witty. Her games were golf and roulette. She was a member of Brook-Lea Country Club for over 30 years. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Ignazio and Lena Ciardi; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Julia Privitera; sister, Susan Voelkl; brothers-in-law, Karl Voelkl and Thomas Maggio; aunt, Anna Ciardi; grand niece, Katie Shirley; grand nephews, Raymond and Matthew Watson. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Dr. George S. Privitera; sons, George R. (Kathleen) Privitera, Dr. Steven (Maureen) Privitera; ADORED grandchildren, Lisa Marie, Kristen Ann, George Richard and Lilyann Colby Privitera; sisters, Mary Maggio, Jean (Larry) DiRienzo; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ray (Joanne) Privitera, Lucille Polvino, Barbara Birkett; uncle, Frank Ciardi; many close nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wright, Gary W.

Livonia: August 24, 2011 at age 57 years at home with his family. Predeceased by parents Ronald & Bernice Wright and brother Ronnie Wright. Survived by wife Heidi and children: Sarah (Jeremy) Manley of Caledonia, Emily (Walter) Banach of Syracuse, and Jacob Wright of Springfield, MO. Grandchildren: Marlee Manley and Addisyn Wright. Brothers: Terry (Theresa) Wright of Ocala, FL, Tom (Vicki) Wright of Penfield, and Steve Wright of Tacoma, WA. Also survived by Nieces & Nephews, Cousins, and many friends. Click Here to view a complete list of Photoshows from previous months.