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18 APRILE
2013
LITTLE ITALY RESIDENT REMEMBERED
 

Matt Hersl was a walking, smiling presence in Little Italy. Without a car, Hersl walked everywhere, so it was common to see him walking the streets of Little Italy on his way to/from work at City Hall, strolling to a meeting as a member of the Little Italy Property Owners Association, stepping into the Little Italy Lodge on a Friday night, or walking to his favorite place ... Camden Yards, where he was an avid Orioles fan known as a 'ball hawk.' (click to read Matt's game stats)
 
Hersl was struck and killed April 9 by a speeding car which flipped over in front of Baltimore's City Hall in Hersl's path as he walked home from work as a city finance employee. His neighbors, friends, family - and the community of Little Italy - are saddened by his death.

"Those who knew Matt were in shock," said Barbara Stone, resident and fellow LIPOA member. "We will sorely miss him. It will not be easy trying to find a replacement as committed to Little Italy. Matt was ferocious in his zeal to protect the neighborhood ... and always ready to help."

With deep condolences, we acknowledge the Hersl Family in their great loss, and wish them some peace knowing how much their brother and son was well-loved in Little Italy, Baltimore.

The Baltimore Orioles gave Hersl's family 30-plus seats to enjoy Tuesday night's game where they honored the fan with a moment of silence.

Friends and neighbors placed these mementos in front of Matt Hersl's door in Little Italy to honor him after he died in a freak accident April 9. 
    
THE FUN IS TONIGHT!
   
TICKET HOLDERS! REMEMBER our SPRING SOCIAL in Little Italy is TONIGHT April 18th at Dalesio's between 5-8 pm. Great door prizes! Bid on one of these mini live auction sports items! 
  • ORIOLES - autographed Matt Weiters baseball
  • EDDIE MURRAY 2012 commemorative mini statue
  • FRANK ROBINSON 2012 commemorative mini statue  
  • KEN SINGLETON autographed baseball and 1974 cover of 'Sporting News' on a wooden plaque 
 
SPRING CLEANUP IN LITTLE ITALY

The Little Italy Property Owners Association (LIPOA) announces:


SPRING CLEANUP!  
Saturday, April 20, 2013 
9am to 2 pm

Baltimore City will place a dumpster between at Exeter and Bank Streets for  A great opportunity to remove unwanted items and trash from sidewalks, alleys, yards and basements. LIPOA urges residents to sweep up, bag, and bring debris to the dumpster! Volunteers needed to help elderly neighbors who need assistance. Could you lend your truck, SUV or your muscles? As well, if YOU need help getting something to the dumpster - or if you have a question about Spring Cleanup, contact Mel Stachura, 410-276-1202. Let's SPRING CLEAN Little Italy!
CIVIL WAR PARADE, CEREMONY & RE-ENACTMENT

 
 
Saturday, April 20
10 am FREE! Bring the family!
Presented by Friends of President Street Station 
 
(Parade begins in Fells Point and ends at  
President Street Station in Little Italy) 
11 am Ceremony 
guest speaker and book signing by author David Keehn   

 

A parade and ceremony will be held to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of First Blood - the Pratt Street riots marking the first death of the Civil War. Living history re-enactors will visit from Massachusetts to honor the fallen - the Sixth Massachusetts regiment were the Union victims of the riot and the first four deaths of the Civil War. Marching Confederates and period civilians will be portrayed by local Marylanders.

For more info on this event call the Civil War Museum at the corner of Little Italy 443-220-0290.


 


PHOTO BLAST FROM PAST


Do you have a vintage photo of Little Italy or your ancestors? Share it with readers. Email photos in .jpg format to info@LittleItalyMD.com. Include year of photo, your name, city, state and a brief caption.
 

 
submitted by
Mike Mantegna
Baltimore, MD

A distant relative (Francesco Cammarata) from Calascibetta, Sicily contacted me through facebook to pass along a photo of his grandfather (Francesco Scarpello) taken in the 1990s in Calascibetta, Sicily with a few Mantegnas from Baltimore. Pictured is Salvatore, Steve, Janet and Barbara Mantegna with Francesco Scarpello of Calascibetta, Sicily. 

Thanks Spring Social sponsors!

DOOR PRIZES: 
  • CAFE GIA 'BaltAmore' T-shirts
  • ISABELLA'S Brick Oven Pizza $20 gift certificate
  • GEPPI ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM VIP passes, T-shirt, baseball hat, Pop Culture coffee table book  
  • BENEVOLENT BASKETS Spring Garden theme basket 
  • ELIO SCACCIO - music CDs
  • GERMANO'S CABERET - music CDs
  • FAST PARK BWI 1-week free parking    
  • SUN OF ITALY basket of products 
  • RENAISSANCE SALON & SPA beauty products 
  • AKA STUDIO free haircut  
  • LA SCALA RISTORANTE $50 gift certificate  
  • BABE RUTH & SPORTS LEGENDS MUSEUMS passes 
  • BALTIMORE MARRIOTT WATERFRONT 1-night stay  
  • GLARUS CHOCOLATIER box of chocolates  
  • MEL'S SMOKE SHOP & VAPORIZERS $25 gift cert.     

GOODY BAGS:  

  • BALTIMORE ORIOLES
  • PNC BANK Harbor East 
  • THE MAPLES SENIOR LIVING Towson MD 
  • EMBROID ME Catonsville MD
  • STEVENSON UNIVERSITY 
  • JOHNSON CONTROLS Sparks MD 
  • STRATFORD UNIVERSITY Little Italy 
  • GEPPI ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM Baltimore 
  • MAC MANNES INC Bethesda MD 
  • AMERICAN VINTAGE WINE BISCUITS, New York 
  • KAREN FOWLER Long & Foster 
  • MD OFFICE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT Baltimore 

  • OTTERBEIN'S COOKIES Baltimore 
  • NOTRE DAME OF MD UNIVERSITY Baltimore 
  • SIDNEY FRANK IMPORTS New York 
  • FAST PARK BWI Baltimore 
  • MCCORMICK spices donated by the Montcalmos
  • CARLO ROSSI California 
  • PAUL MOLINO Long & Foster
  • MARY SUE CANDIES Baltimore  
  • VACCARO's, Little Italy  
ITALIANO 101

Oggi impariamo a coniugare il presente dei verbi ausiliari "avere" ed "essere."
Today we learn how to conjugate the present of the auxiliary verbs 'to have' and 'to be.'
 
avere = to have
essere = to be

Io ho = I have
tu hai = you (singular) have
egli/lui/lei ha = he/she has
noi abbiamo = we have
voi avete = you (plural) have
loro/essi/esse hanno = they have

Io sono = I am
tu sei = you (singular) are
egli/lui/lei e' = he/she is
noi siamo = we are
voi siete = you (plural) are
loro/essi/esse sono = they are
  
Italian 101 content is graciously provided by Italian teacher Elisabetta Longardi. Email lesson questions here.

calendario e notizie

 

ITALIAN ORGS SEEK NEW MEMBERS

MEN'S APPIAN SOCIETY - Conducts social, cultural, fundraising and charitable activities. Meetings are held fourth Tuesday monthly at Liberatore's in Timonium, 6:30 pm. Dues $50 annually. Contact Tom Iacoboni TIacoboni@iacoboni.com 

 

FOR WOMEN - American Citizens For Italian Matters (ACIM); their vision is to uphold and promote amongst women the honor of Italian heritage, through spiritual, educational and community outreach.

Contact Susan Gallerizzo, SueG57@aol.com. 

 

RENEW YOUR 2013 LITTLE ITALY LODGE MEMBERSHIP 

Membership Renewal for Little Italy Lodge members for 2013 is $40. Checks are payable to Little Italy Lodge #2286 and mailed to: 

The Little Italy Lodge

905 E. Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Nancy Barbieri Wolfe

2012 dues of $30 must have been paid before 2013 dues will be accepted.  

 

ITALIAN COOKIES NEEDED  

If you are able to
bake Italian cookies for the La Famiglia Scholarship Fund "Taste of Italy" dinner on April 28th at the Little Italy Lodge, call Angela Elliott at 410.561-0199. The serving of desserts is one of the highlights of this event. You can either drop off the cookies the day before or Angela can arrange for pickup. 

LIPOA HOSTS MOM'S DAY BAKE SALE
Mother's Day Bake Sale 
Sunday, May 12 
Sponsored by LIPOA (Little Italy Property Owners Association) 
on Da Mimmo parking lot (corner Stiles/High) 
Donations of baked goods and baskets accepted - contact Barbara Stone by email here 

RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
These restaurants in Little Italy are now closed: Pacific Coast Dining Company and India Rasoi.

WINE FESTIVAL BOCCE TOURNAMENT 

Sunday, April 21

9 am; Our Lady of Pompeii

Entry fee $120/team (4-person teams) 

Included in fee is free admission into the wine festival which includes wine tastings and food. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Bryan Schwabline 410-299-1900. 

  

ITALIAN STUDENTS SEEK HOST FAMILIES    

Youth For Understanding USA (YFU), a nonprofit intercultural exchange organization, seeks local volunteers and host families to mentor and host high school exchange students. Students come from
all over the world. Three 
Italian students are looking for host families. Maybe it will be yours? Hosting an exchange student can be one of the most rewarding, fun and enriching experiences your family can have - and the start of a lifelong friendship! Meet three Italian students who are anticipating their temporary stay in America:

  

1. Dario from Italy describes himself as "a nice guy, outgoing, cheerful, creative," who values friendship and family life.  

  

2. Francesca from Italy says, "Sports is an essential part of my life." She likes to watch sports along with practicing them. She has done gymnastics and synchronized swimming, but this last year was all about dance!

  

3. Andrea from Italy would fit best in an active home. He enjoys swimming, soccer and going to the gym. He is eager to come to America.  

 

For more info, contact Tchi Sogoyou, YFU Field Director, toll free at 866-235-9795 or email tsogoyou@yfu.org.  

 

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Your comments are welcome about Little Italy or items in this newsletter. Send to info@LittleItalyMD.com
(include name, city, state) 

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uon giorno a tutti, really enjoy the news, it looks like you are continuing our great heritage. Keep it up. Ciao."

Michael F. Caruso

Ford City, PA 



 

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