Most days, the Peninsula Italian American Social Club quietly goes about its business of banquets and bocce ball on the edge of downtown San Mateo, and not many outsiders are the wiser. On Saturday, Oct. 11, however, the club is stepping out and inviting the entire Peninsula to join in the annual Columbus Day Italian American Heritage Celebration....

By Thomas Lucente Last week, as Columbus Day approached, I was considering writing a column singing the praises of the Italian explorer. After all, Adm. Cristoforo Colombo was one of the most important figures of the second millennium despite what some in the third millennium try to claim.   Then Columbus Day arrived and my blood began to b...

Organizers of Baton Rouge's Columbus Day Festa are ready for the big time. The Greater Baton Rouge American Italian Association is making an effort to push the annual event celebrating its Italian heritage into a regional focus, and that starts this year with a performance by Deana Martin.   "(We) want to see this become a larger, regional e...

A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day is drawing more questions than support in South Bend. Common Council member Henry Davis Jr. has introduced a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day, or Native Americans Day, instead of Columbus Day. Similar changes were made last year in Seattle and Mi...

The Memphis City Council approved the relocation of the Columbus Statue from Columbus Park at Third and Adams to Marquette Park. The Statue has been removed from the park for restoration. The UNICO Memphis Chapter Foundation (UMCF) (an IRS recognized 501c3) is now accepting tax deductible donations to relocate the Columbus Statue to Marquette Park....

The Christopher Columbus Society of Yorktown held its annual elections in December. Newly elected as officers of the organization are Mark Palancia (president), Bobby Violante (vice president), Ron Delasandro (treasurer) and Joe Tuccito (secretary). Elected to the Board of Directors were Angelo Gallinelli, Bob Giordano, Rob Gisolfi, Mike Nac...

By Riccardo Chioni Il momento più solenne delle celebrazioni a latere del Columbus Day si è ripetuto ieri con lo storico omaggio degli italoamericani che si tramanda dagli anni Venti: la deposizione di una corona di fiori tricolori ai piedi del monumento al Grande Navigatore, da parte del National Council of Columbian Associations in Civil Service...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin awarded its first Columbus Patriot Award to Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli at its 90th Columbus Day banquet on Oct. 11 at the Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park, Ill.   The Columbus Patriot Award demonstrates the American spirit of can do, where the individ...

La comunità italo-americana di San Francisco ha celebrato domenica 12 ottobre la 146^ edizione del Columbus Day, denominata "Italian Heritage Day", una delle più grandi nella sua storia per numero di partecipanti.   Istituita nel lontano 1869 da immigrati provenienti da ogni parte d'Italia, la celebrazione si vanta di essere la prima mai org...

It seems almost unbelievable that in the year 2014 we are yet in the midst of some controversy regarding the celebration of Columbus Day, when it is a federal holiday in the United States. That means that it is a governmental holiday, without mail deliveries and most schools are closed in America.   It is not merely a day for sales in our st...