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The Sons of Italy,  Charles J. Bonaparte
      Lodge #2504  Cape Coral FL
        DJ Z-BOP &  MC VINNIE B
                    @ 7:15PM             *******************************************
          FAMILY FUN      FOOD
              REFRESHMENTS         PONY RIDES
          KIDS ZONE         GAMES       CONTESTS    &       PRIZES



Maurizio LoMonaco

Born in Palermo Sicily Maurizio LoMonaco discovered his voice at an early age, performing all across Europe and the USA. Upon immigrating to the USA with his parents at age at 10, his Brooklyn NY school teachers quickly changed his name from Maurizio to Maurice because they found it difficult to pronounce his name. He now goes by just "LoMonaco" and makes his home Southwest Florida.

LoMonaco is a classically influenced singer and songwriter, a lyrical tenor with refined power and the versatility of over a 2000 songs in five languages. His voice is an instrument that allows him to express what he feels, a voice to be remembered...

Lo Monaco sings favorites from Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli to the classic standards of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra in five languages, including Italian opera arias to Broadway musicals and songs of love from Italy and around the world.

“I know God has given me a gift to share with the world” says LoMonaco, a man of humility, deep rooted in faith, committed to the responsibility of cultural and social awareness.”

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Hurricane Hunter  John Cangialosi of the National Hurricane Center in Miami  is Columbus Day Parade Grand Marshal
His job involves tracking the intensity and wind  forecasts for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Oceans. Cangialosi had the opportunity to fly with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters into Hurricane Rita in 2005. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society.
John is a graduate of Iona Preparatory School, and remembers his Italian American childhood:
" It was  great!  The comfort, warmth, and security that a child has in an Italian-American family is indescribable. Also, the family gatherings every Sunday, of course accompanied by lots of great food,  was always a highlight.  My heritage is in my veins and it comes out in my friendships, my marriage, and now as a new father. I have learned through my heritage to love and respect family first and to always be there for one another."
Hurricane Specialist  National Hurricane Center
John Cangialosi is a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology and Mathematics from the University of Miami in 2002, and his Master in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in 2004.

Cangialosi was a senior research associate at the University of Miami in 2004-2005, and a forecaster/numerical modeler for the Hurricane Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment (RAINEX). Cangialosi also had an opportunity to fly with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters into Hurricane Rita in 2005.

He began his career with NOAA in 2005 as a meteorologist intern with the Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch of the National Hurricane Center in Miami and was promoted to forecaster in 2007. He became a hurricane specialist in 2009. The position involves the issuance of track, intensity, and wind radii forecasts as well as associated watches and warnings for tropical cyclones in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Oceans.

Cangialosi received the Dean’s Prize for the Best Master Thesis at the University of Miami School of  Rosenstiel Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences in 2004 as well as the Most Outstanding Graduate at the Master DegreeLevel.

The Sons of Italy, Charles J. Bonaparte Lodge # 2504 of Cape Coral, invites Southwest Florida to The Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Food Fest on Saturday, October 9, 2010,
from 3-10 PM, in Downtown Cape Coral.
The parade will start at 3 PM at SE 15th Ave. and travel west on SE 47th Terrace to SE 10th Place, where Downtown Cape Coral will be transformed into an old fashioned street fair !
Join us for a "mini staycation", when  ITALY COMES TO THE CAPE  for inexpensive family fun, Italian food and music!
The parade Grand Marshall is Hurricane Specialist John Cangialosi of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. 
The entertainment will feature Internationally Accomplished Tenor Maurice (Maurizio) LoMonaco, in "An Evening in Tuscany",  @ 7:15 PM.
His repertoire includes Italian favorites, opera arias, Broadway tunes, and more. 
Z-Bop featuring Vinnie B as MC, and Catman Mario Infanti & Johnny B, and The Tarantella Dancers, Lisa Meyer Dancers, The Calendar Girls and The Del Prados will also  entertain.

The fest will provide fun for everyone; Italian food, a parade, music, Pizza eating contest, games, and children’s area with pony rides and more.
Don’t miss the Sons of Italy’s Annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Food Festival, Saturday, October 9th at South East 47th Terrace in Downtown Cape Coral, (one block North of Cape Coral Parkway).  Bring lawn chairs for parade & show.
Partial proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s and Cooley’s Anemia foundations, and the OSIA College Scholarship.   The Order of the Sons Of Italy in America is the oldest and largest Italian American organization in the US.
Please park in City Lots and obey all NO PARKING signs!
Brought to you in part by The Sons of Italy and The Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency.
Sponsored by: FOX 4, The Cape Coral Community Redevelopment Agency,
City of Cape Coral Parks & Recreation,
Clear Channel Radio, Breeze Newspapers,
TIB Bank, Waste Pro, UBS, Pagelli’s, 
The Sandy Parrot, Sun Control Aluminum,
M&M RV Sales and Rental
& Friends of Richard Griffin.
For Parade Information Contact
Linda Biondi:   246-1157
For vendor information
Steve Caramelli

CRA:  Helen Ramey  549-5615