In 1929, a group of Italian immigrants who had settled in the city of Washington formed a chapter of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), a fraternal association with headquarters in Pittsburgh. The group decided upon the name “Alpine Star,” a reference to the colorful mountain flower. The purpose of Alpine Star Lodge No. 9 – like mos...

A red, white and green wreath hung off the statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Binghamton on Monday morning. Every year, members of the Sons of Italy Lodge #487 and Duca Degli Abruzzi Lodge #443 place the wreath on the statue to commemorate not only Columbus, but Italian contributions to the local community.  "In the name of all the great th...

At the Valley Regional Lodge of the Sons of Italy, their Columbus Day celebration included nods to both Italian and American heritage. At the annual celebration of Columbus Day, they raised the flags of both the United States and Italy and enjoyed some of the best culinary offerings of their Italian homeland. Here, this holiday is as much a celebra...

The annual celebration of Columbus Day will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the Columbus Monument, 100 E. Abriendo Ave. The occasion celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in October 1492 and salutes those of Italian heritage who have made contributions to the community and the nation. "It's a day that symbolizes all...

Alamance County performers will headline the first-ever Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Tucker Street in downtown Raleigh. Larry Vellani, of Mebane, will serve as master of ceremonies and his band, Mebanesville, will perform. Tenor Charles “Chuck” Beard will perform a selection of Neapolitan classics and Dr. Charles Hogan will accom...

Recent events across the county continue to spotlight the urgent need for and unsurpassed heroism of First Responders. To honor the effort and sacrifice of these brave men and women, Ranchland Uniforms of Bossier City and the Sons of Italy Heritage Club are joining together for a chance to offer their thanks. On Monday, Oct. 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 2...

The smell of pizza and doughboys permeated the air and Italian folk music played for the 24th annual Newport Festa Italiana’s Festival in the Park. It was a sunny day in Touro Park, warm with low humidity. The nice weather drew an ample crowd to the Italian-themed celebration. Some sat and watched Calabria Bella, a band based out of Westerly that’s...

If not, here’s your chance to win a Genealogy Research Project! Contest begins October 1, 2018! In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) is holding a contest to win a genealogy research project donated by My Italian Family (valued at $2,000). Through the entire month of October, individua...

Thursday, October 4 7:30 pm EDT - Fr. Fata Hall, 125 Wallace Street, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Vito Catania 914-779-1331 vito.c.catania@gmail.com Professor Francesco Lindia will present a lecture and presentation on the truth regarding Christopher Columbus and his voyages. As Columbus Day has been under attack over...

Valley Regional Lodge #151 Sons of Italy, Lorenzo Durante, president, in cooperation with the cities and towns of the Naugatuck River Valley cordially invite you to help us celebrate Columbus Day 2018. Monday October 8, 2018, 11 a.m. Sons of Italy – 73 High Street – Derby, CT Program: Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance & National Anthem, Italian Flag...