Three people who have contributed to life here in Rome will be recognised at an award ceremony on 17 June in Rome.

American Edna Goldfield founded the Economy Book and Video Center, an international bookshop, which closed down last year, after more than 40 years in business; Harold Bradley, an American jazz musician, has been playing music for five decades, with messages of anti-racism in his concerts; Briton Caroline Montaldi has volunteered with the Samaritans the confidential hotline for suicidal people and those suffering from depression, loneliness and other problems for more than 20 years.

The honours will be presented by The American International Club of Rome at its fourth annual outstanding citizens awards dinner, at Hotel Majestic, Via Veneto 50 on 17 June (19.30). Tickets are 65 (members) and 75 (non-members) and must be bought in advance. For more information and to book, tel. 0645447625,