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CVII • N. 43-44 • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015 • GIOVEDÌ 29 OTTOBRE 2015 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER L to R: Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Mario Cuomo, Geraldine Ferrarro, Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D., and John Zaccaro at 2009 NOIAW Luncheon Honoring Geraldine Ferraro italoamericano.org $ 2.25 D AT E D M AT E R I A L - D O N O T D E L AY National Organization of Italian American Women Celebrates 35th Anniversary C elebrations for the 35 th a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e National Organization of I t a l i a n A m e r i c a n W o m e n (NOIAW) kicked off October 26 in New York City. A "unique sisterhood that welcomes women of all ages and phases of life," NOIAW was founded in 1980 by a g r o u p o f I t a l i a n A m e r i c a n women who wanted to establish a national network to support women of Italian heritage in SILVIA DONATI Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 PO Box 1287 Monrovia, CA 91017 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . LOS ANGELES Sorelle Fine Arts Page 7 THE SEVENTH ART O Joe Pesci, Where Art Thou? Page 16 ALL AROUND ITALY Five train routes to discover Italy Page 17 LA BUONA TAVOLA Nonna Clia's Torta di Mele Page 19 Growing up Italian-American PG.5 t h e i r e d u c a t i o n a l a n d p r o f e s s i o n a l g o a l s . T o d a y , NOIAW continues to support its 500 members - and counting - nationwide through social and educational programs, while celebrating the Italian heritage. L'Italo-Americano has spoken to Aileen Riotto Sirey, founder and C h a i r E m e r i t a , a n d M a r i a Tamburri, Chair of the National Board, to learn more about the organization's history, variety of interesting programs and plans for the future. Aileen, why did you decide to start this organization? A s I b e g a n w o r k i n g w i t h patients in psychotherapy in the late '70s, I became curious as t o h o w t h e c o m m o n h i s t o r y a n d c u l t u r e o f a n e t h n i c group affected our values and p e r s o n a l i t y . I s o l a t e d f r o m women of Italian ancestry, I sought information about Italian A m e r i c a n w o m e n g r o u p s f r o m t h e n e w l y e l e c t e d c o n g r e s s w o m a n G e r a l d i n e Ferraro. She indicated there were FEATURES Spotlight on Alessandro Nivola Italy's Fall Holidays More Than Just Halloween PG. 15 PG. 13 PG. 21 LIFE & PEOPLE LA VITA ITALIANA L'EDITORIALE PG. 2 L'Italo Americano L'Italo-Americano nasce in lingua italiana per dare voce alla fragile comunità di emigrati che cercava la sua identità di gruppo. Dalle pagine in Italiano alla visione globale de L'Italo-Americano

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