Lockdown Day 27 “Nettuno”

Lockdown Day 27 “Nettuno”

The people that ran the team really seemed like down to earth people, even though they didn’t come pick me up at the airport. Leaving city hall I really got a good look at the center of town which I would learn it is called the piazza in Italian which means the main square in […]

Lockdown Day 26 “Found Charlie”

Lockdown Day 26 “Found Charlie”

March 3, 1982 my mother was taking me out to the Pittsburgh Airport to catch my first flight to New York then after having a lay over until 7pm local I will be off to Italia. I had everything I needed my baseball gear was the most important, some books and a pocket vocabulary of […]

Tell them Charlie sent you Lockdown day 25

Tell them Charlie sent you Lockdown day 25

Back in the winter of 1981 I was finishing up school down at Louisiana State university, when all of sudden I get a phone call from Italy about playing baseball. At the time I had no idea they played baseball here nor did I know anyone that played. I got a phone call from the […]

13 Years Time to Ride On

June 26 2001 remember walking down at the port in Anzio with Mimma when I began not being able to walk straight. We went home things became worse lost use of my left arm and ability to speak. After visiting the doctor finally got the diagnosis multiple sclerosis. In March of 2002 thanks to my […]

Ride to Finish the Documentary

Ride to Finish the Documentary

In 2007 Movie Project shot the entire Paris-Brest-Paris race, filming Tony Lonero during the entire course thanks to a particular press pass. Why make a documentary about Tony Lonero? Because this Italo-American ex-athlete’s story demonstrates that one can always find within the strength to fight fairly and boldly against any obstacles life throws our way. […]

The day has come

The day has come

After a long cold and rainy winter, fighting my disease, Sunday represents a new beginning we are doing our 200km here in nettuno. For me it will be a special moment , it will be like the fist time I got on my bike a year after getting out of the hospital, doing 140 km […]

Paris Brest Paris 2003

Paris Brest Paris 2003

Day one and two August 18 and 19 – This is the start of the race my start time is 10:30 pm; I woke up as usual around 8 and took Scott for a walk. Mimma and her cousin are heading to the Luv today in Paris and I am going to stay in the […]

Adriana Fiore The Floral Shop for the Unknown

Adriana Fiore The Floral Shop for the Unknown

Adriana fiori is the official flower shop of the Sicily Rome Cemetery in Nettuno were there at 7000 Americans buried from the second world war. Rosanna Ludovisi is the current owner of the shop but since her grandmother had the store they have been furnishing flowers for the soldiers buried at the sicily rome american […]

Non Mollare Scholarship Paul Dougherty

Non Mollare Scholarship Paul Dougherty

The Penn Hills High School Class of 1977 wants to remind Penn Hills students to never give up. Two alumni teamed up to sell T-shirts to support a $500 scholarship for the next several years through the Penn Hills Parent Teacher Association’s scholarship funds. , a Penn Hills graduate, reconnected with an old high school […]