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UNICO Rehoboth hears from Sinatra scholar


The UNICO Rehoboth Area Chapter season opener on Oct. 20 featured author-member Richard Muti, who shared his research and lifelong interest in Frank Sinatra, with his publication “Cent’anni: The Sinatra Legend at 100.”

Muti, a member who along with his wife Lorraine, transferred from a New Jersey UNICO Chapter and lives in Millsboro, has an impressive resume. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Harvard Business School and Rutgers Law School, he spent 19 years as a trial prosecutor, taught writing, criminal justice, and American government and politics at three New Jersey universities. He is also a former Navy pilot and mayor of his hometown.

His Sinatra book is his sixth publication, and was a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards of 2015. A screenplay adapted from this book won “Best TV Pilot” at the Santa Barbara International Screenplay Awards in December 2021.

During the October event, UNICO members heard plans for the 2022-23 season, which include Italian movie night with a presentation on “Carnevale in Italia” by artist and author Rosemary Connelly. Members also enjoyed antipasti and wine while welcoming new members Sam Ratner, Tina Lambert and Marylou Hahn.

UNICO is a national service organization working to serve communities and preserving Italian heritage and culture. More information about UNICO Rehoboth Area and its programs can be found by e-mailing unicodelawaredistrict1@gmail.com. Copies of Muti’s book are available by calling (302) 302-226-0620.

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