People entering the historical former St. James United Methodist Church building in downtown Waco see a message in gold lettering assuring that prayer changes things. Lane and Amy Murphy had a prayer answered Thursday, when the board of Tax Increment Financing Zone No. 1 voted to grant $531,185 in TIF money toward a $2.6 renovation plan the couple...

More than 600 men attended the 80th anniversary of Viva La Panza! (Hooray for the Belly!) Oct. 24 at Todaro’s Party Center, hosted by the Italian American Professional and Businessmen’s Club. The event began in 1938 as a small gathering of politicians and Italian businessmen in the rear of the Belt Line Grocery Store on Grant Street, owned by curre...

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), which is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), presented $100,000 in Central Italy earthquake relief to the Andrea Bocelli Foundation for the rebuilding of a kindergarten and elementary school in Muccia, a town located in the Marche region of Italy. The presentation...

Award-winning Italian Tenor Michéal Castaldo and Friends will perform “Christmas in Italia,” a fundraiser for the Richwood United Methodist Church, 111 Richwood Rd., Richwood/Mullica Hill, NJ 08062, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3pm. This concert is a fundraiser, and 100% of all ticket sales will benefit the Richwood United Methodist Church. Pa...

The upscale Italian eatery Bocelli's Ristorante in Grasmere was the setting Friday night for "A Taste of Italy Wine Tasting" as 160 guests enjoyed an evening of delicious food and camaraderie to benefit the Eger Foundation. Fine Italian wines by Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco were paired with a scrumptious delicious three-course dinner, ...

The Italian-American Cultural Club is finalizing plans for its annual fall fundraiser, “Festa Del Vino,” which will be held Nov. 9 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the wine tasting event starts at 6 p.m. A variety of 16 Italian wines, authentic Italian foods and Italian biscotti will be featured. The entert...

Montresor family/Facebook Blue-eyed Alessandro Montresor looks to the side of the camera with a tube in his nose. An appeal by Italian parents desperate to find a bone marrow donor for their 18-month-old son has inspired action. Alessandro Montresor, also known as Alex, has a rare immune disorder that affects "only 0.002% of children" and can only...

A local group was able to raise $7,500 for three Northwest Florida organizations. Members of the Richard A. Capozzola Lodge, Sons of Italy No. 2865 presented checks for $2,500 each to Children in Crisis, Emerald Coast Hospice and the Crestview Manor. The Richard A. Capozzola Lodge No. 2865 Crestview President Bob Grappone recently presented a check...

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT. Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, New York City. The Italian Welfare League, the 98-year old non-profit that assists Italian-American families in need, will host its annual Autumn in New York Luncheon next month. The event will kick off with a silent auction, featuring items from world-r...

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin, will go to bat for the less fortunate this fall with a fundraiser benefiting the Doug J. Flutie Foundation for Autism. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. Dubbed “An Afternoon with Frank,” festivities wi...