Dean, Sammy and Frank or, more accurately, uncanny facsimiles of the famed Rat Pack, helped the Sons of Italy celebrate 20 years of advancing the educational aspirations of deserving students. Saturday at a Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center ballroom appropriately decked out to the nines in a Las Vegas motif, the Order of Sons of Italy Lod...

The Sons of Italy Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 presented a check for $10,000 to Lock Haven University recently. The programs supported by the gift are wrestling, $1,000; men’s and women’s soccer, $2,000; Capt. Andrew Koss ROTC Memorial Scholarship, $2,500; football, $2,500; and the Student Retention Fund, $2,000. Sons of Italy President Dan...

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), which is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), named Admiral Ed Giambastiani as the first-ever Honorary Chairman of the National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The 31st Annual NELA Gala will be held on May 23, 2019 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convent...

The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

There’s an effort at the state Capitol to do away with Columbus Day. The holiday has become controversial with many claiming a man who treated Native Americans so poorly doesn’t deserve to be celebrated. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, a Democrat representing Adams County, is proposing a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day, the first Mo...

Retirement is a great time to explore new avenues of work. That is the case for Patricia and Senator Carl Marcellino. He ended his term of office representing the Fifth New York State Senate District, on Dec. 31, 2018. Jim Gaughran was inducted into office on Jan. 6.“He is using the same office as Senator Marcellino, in Townsend Square, where Carl...

The Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223 will offer registration for its 12-week 2019 spring semester of Italian classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at St. Margaret’s School, 111 Winn St., Burlington. Classes will begin Feb. 6 at the same location and cover six levels of beginner, intermediate to advanced, depending on one’s prior knowledge in speaking...

After one year and $40,000 of renovations, the Oceanside chapter of Sons of Italy reopened the Rocky Marciano Lodge in the fall. On Jan. 15, the non-profit organization will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled reception hall. “I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Oceanside,” said Joe Samoles, vice president of Sons...

The Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy 659 announces that JoAnn Del Forno Lewicki and Guy Apicella will be awarded the prestigious 2019 Positive Image Award. The lodge is hosting the annual Italian American Recognition Reception 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Lodge, 27 Bridge St., Greenport. Presentation will be made to Lewicki and Apicella. An It...