Dreamers! In 1905 Doctor Vincenzo Sellaro said this: “Today I have a dream, and a hope that someday, even if it takes one hundred more years before we are fully accepted, our children and their children’s children, even if they carry a single drop of Italian blood, will be able and proud to continue to carry on our traditions, our culture and our l...

Honoring tradition while staying open to unprecedented change is one very tough balancing act. It takes a strong, sure-handed leader to make it work. Enter Vira Girolami, who became national president of the recently renamed Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America in August after serving for more than a decade in other executive roles. By the...

The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recognizes students each month who study the Italian language at area schools. The students are presented with a monetary gift at a monthly dinner for the honorees and their family hosted by the Lodge. The students also have an opportunity to thank everyone for the honor. To date the Lodge has honored nearly 40...

A local contractor has purchased the ITAM Lodge on Waubeek Road, and intends to link the property to a multipurpose venue that he already owns and operates in Lanesborough. New owner Eric Taylor of Peru, who owns Restorations Inc. of Hinsdale, plans to connect the 4 1/2-acre site to the Lake House Guest Cottages of the Berkshires, which he opened i...

Applications for a $1,000 scholarship are available through the Daughters of Italy Lodge #2825, the Clearwater chapter of the Order Sons of Italy in America. The applicant must be a Florida resident and of Italian descent. In addition to high school graduates, returning students as well as continuing students of higher education are also eligible t...

Hey everyone! Valentines Day is coming up, and one of the top foods made with Love is the meatball! That's why we're having our First Annual Meatball Contest on Saturday, February 10th, from 12 noon to 3 PM at the Victor Emanuel Lodge #1646 Sons of Italy, 124 Washington St, Haverhill 01832! If you love meatballs, then for $2 at the door, you can co...

The 2017 Columbus Day Parade was among the best in recent memory. The sun shone brightly and the weather was glorious, attracting a record crowd. And thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of our parade chairman, Sergio Giangrande, we maxed out the capacity of our float company and enjoyed tremendous support from sponsors and television advertisers...

Do you know an outstanding student? Share the National Leadership Grant Competition with them! Apply for one of these scholarships today: General Study Scholarship; Henry Salvatori Scholarship; Italian Language Scholarship; National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) & Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship. Learn More & Apply Today! Through th...

The Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy 659 announce that Maria Lagana Stuttmeier and Theordore (Ted) Filli will be awarded the prestigious Positive Image Award. The lodge is hosting the annual Italian American Recognition Reception 1-3 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Lodge on Bridge Street in Greenport. Presentation will be made to Stuttmeier and Filli...

Corona D’italia Lodge #807 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization of one of the first Italian Societies for women. Guided by the late John Statti, whose wife, Mary, was a polio victim, urging the women to form a social network. The Lodge began with 77 Charter members on December 31, 1917. The Charter organizers were Sylvia Bellora, wh...