20 June 2001

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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20 June 2001 - Il Messaggero

Fraine - Conquest of new Jersey / Così Fraine ha conquistato il New Jersey, by Dom Serafini
Antonio Finamore, secretary of the Societá Frainese, Clifton, N.J., says in the States there are 3,000 descendants of immigrants from Fraine: 50 lawyers, 70 doctors and two former mayors of Clifton. They claim they were the oldest immigrant group. In June for the procession of Mater Domini there are Frainese coming from Argentina, Canada, Florida and California. The first apparition of the Virgin Mary in Europe took place in Fraine in 1056. A delegation of 50 people will be in Fraine, Abruzzo, this August.

20 June 2001 - Il Messaggero

Corvara - All together for Maria's birthday / Tutti in piazza per i cento anni di Maria
A birthday party in the square with arrosticini and wine for Maria Corti tomorrow afternoon. Born in Corvara on 21 June 1901 Maria – says mayor Sabatino Di Berardino, is a symbol for Corvara, whose inhabitants after a ruinous landslide now live in the countryside around.

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