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Dear Students and Staff,

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend Gioconda Simari Mannetta on 22 December 2021, at 2200 hours in Oristano, Sardegna, Italy. She is the loving Mother of our dedicated Italian teacher Rosalinda Mannetta and resolute advocate of our Center, Elia Mannetta.

She was born on the 6th of June 1928 in Gioiosa Ionica (RC), Calabria, Italy. She has departed to be with her husband, Alfonso Mannetta and leaves on this earth her son, Elia and his wife Beatrice, her daughter, Rosalinda and her son Mark, many adopted sons and daughters, relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements are being planned and will be announced.

Elia Mannetta wrote the following: Mi addolora annunciare la scomparsa della nostra amata mamma, Gioconda Simari in Mannetta in questa data twenty-two dicembre 2021, alle ore 2200 a Oristano, Sardegna, Italia. Era nata il 6 giugno 1928 a Gioiosa Ionica (RC), Calabria, Italia. partita per essere con suo marito, Alfonso Mannetta e lascia su questa terra suo figlio, Elia e sua moglie Beatrice; sua figlia, Rosalinda ed il suo nipote Mark, molti figli e figlie adottati, parenti e amici. I preparativi per il funerale sono in corso e saranno annunciati.

Signora Mannetta was an outstanding, devoted, dedicated, and most caring individual. She was a gifted tailor who created and designed beautiful outfits for numerous individuals.

Our students, teachers, and staff are grateful for her contributions to the success of our Rev. Oreste Pandola Learning Center. We are successful because of individual like this gentle, caring woman. We send our sympathy to her extended family.

Course Postponed

Dear Friends,

Due to an unexpected medial problem, our class on Creating Dog Snacks and Treats scheduled for November 13, 2021 has been postposed until our next session in 2022.

Sincere thanks for your kind understanding.
Rosalie Ranieri

Congratulations to Rosalie Ranieri and Pandola Learning Center for receiving a grant from Constellation Energy!


Your request for funding through Constellation's Community Champions program has been awarded!

Dear Rosalie Ranieri,
We are excited to support your project " Sempre Avanti " Always forward " with a Community Champions grant of $500. We appreciate your loyalty as a Constellation customer and are proud of your dedication and efforts to improve our community!

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Paint Your Pets Class at Pandola

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Chef Nino and Rosalie Ranieri

Chef Nino Germano of La Scala Resturant and Rosalie Ranieri at the Sicilian Pasta Dishes Course.

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