Volume 73, Number 43 | February 25 - March 2, 2004

Villager receives Italian award

Elsie Garaventa Cardia, longtime Villager and owner of Beatrice Inn, was recently named commandatore, a high honor, by the Italian government for her charitable and cultural work. She is seen here with other honorees during ceremonies at the Columbus Citizens Club. Left to right: Antonio Di Maio; Cardia; Antonio Bandini, Italian consul general in New York, who gave the honors; Joseph Sciami; Rose Marie Gallina Santangelo and Gaspare Valenti.


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