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You’re holding the only printed Italian-American publication that serves the tri-state region known as the Delaware Valley. The Delaware Valley Italian-American Herald began as the concept of Philadelphia Councilman James Tayoun (1930-2017) and is carried forward (2013-present) by Today Media Publishing Co., a family business started by chairman Angelo Martinelli (1927-2018.)

Barbara Ann Zippi-Och takes the Italian-American Herald to Mayor Renato Mariotti of Loreto Aprutino in Abruzzo.

Angelo was the longest-serving mayor of Yonkers, N.Y., holding offi ce from 1974-1979 and from 1982-1987. He chose a life of public service even while raising a family of six sons with his Italian immigrant wife Carol Madatto.

Today the newspaper is proud to be part of a multi-state leader in publishing, led by brothers Rob and Richard Martinelli. They lost partner/brother Ralph in 2019.

You may know our sister publications Delaware Today Magazine, Main Line Today, The Hunt, Delaware Business Times, and in New York Westchester Magazine, Hudson Valley and 914 Inc. Today Media has also become a leader in local events and digital products, with a custom communications division specializing in health-care magazines and tourism products such as the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Guide.

In the last year, as the new associate publisher, I’ve been proud to represent the IAH, both here and in Italy, in print as well as online. Visitors to our website ItalianAmericanHerald.com will find bonus features including free “Calendar of Events” listings for Italian organization meetings, festivals and community programs.

With today’s interest in culture, it is important to take pride in being Italian American and passing on the history of our heritage. IAH feels duty-bound to proudly take up that task.

We’re plugging in to the Italian-American community with coverage of events and festivals. We’re bringing you reviews of books by Italian-American writers from our own towns. We’re tapping into the expertise of academics such as Dr. Domenico Pratico at Temple University, who wrote about the Mediterranean diet in our July issue. We’re reaching out to local historians such as Lou Thomas, who this month writes about three Italian women who helped change the world.

And we’re cultivating young writers like Angelina Cappelli, who wrote a story on the folklore surrounding the mythical Italian witch La Befana. (Find it in the digital archives, under December 2022.)

Every month, IAH features regional arts and entertainment attractions in print, on social media and online. This feature is supported by proud Italian-American professionals and entrepreneurs. Find the latest events online under the People tab: italianamericanherald.com/category/people.

Look for new features in development that let you show your company and family Italian-American pride. New features allow you to honor the passing of your loved ones, showcase your treasured photos, share newlywed and anniversary news or include your message of Italian pride in special upcoming issues.

While on the web, you can register for IAH’s bi-monthly e-newsletter and like IAH on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook/ItalianAmericanHerald.

The Italian-American Herald is your news-paper. Reach us at ItalianAmericanHerald@todaymedia.com

Barbara Ann Zippi

Associate Publisher

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