The joint Lodges of Illinois and Wisconsin are proud to announce the Leonardo da Vinci Award Gala occurring Sunday, May 6 taking place at the Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring Street located in Racine, Wisconsin, which is midway between Illinois and Wisconsin. The event begins at 12:00 noon with a wonderful Italian buffet table and continues with the Awards...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy of Ocean City Lodge #2474 invite residents and visitors to the eighth annual St. Joseph’s Festival, inside St. Andrew’s Hall on Sinepuxent Avenue at 144th Street, this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “It celebrates St. Joseph, the patron saint of Sicily and the universal church,” said Al DiOrio, the festival’s publi...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois & Wisconsin, will head north for its 17th annual Leonardo da Vinci Awards of Excellence Gala, hosting the event on May 6 at the Roma Lodge in Racine. The event will feature a buffet luncheon at noon and an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. For reservations, call 708-403-7822. P...

Carnevale, a word that in Italy means much more than the beginning of Lent and a celebration with masks and parades. It represents a celebration of life and a day where you can be what you dreamed of being: a cow boy, an astronaut, a car racer, or maybe even Julius Caesar or whatever historical character you have a liking to. That is why Venice, Vi...

Every Friday for 30 years, the smell of homemade spaghetti sauce has wafted through the neighborhood behind Choctaw Plaza on Racetrack Road. That’s how long members of the Joseph B. Franzalia, Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #2422 have been hosting an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner in the metal-sided building on the block-long South Drive. But this...

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 12:00 am. Cost: $150. The Mansion on Main Street - 3000 Main Street - Voorhees, NJ 08043 United States. The Sons of Italy New Jersey Foundation, announces its 12th Biennial Purple Aster Charity Ball. The event honors outstanding Italian Americans in New Jersey for their contributions to community service, charitable...

Five years ago, Marguerite Sciuto, along with her husband and another couple, learned how to play bocce at the Sons of Italy lodge in Methuen. Sciuto later got involved in lodge activities, joined its board of directors, and eventually became the lodge’s vice president. And then on Jan. 1 of this year, she achieved a major feather in her cap — she...

A tradition in Wellsville for more than 20 years may be coming to an end after the Sons of Italy announced the cancelation of its Italian Festival this year. On Friday, the group posted on its Facebook page saying it will not hold the event for the first time in 21 years. Sons of Italy Lodge #657 President Joe Traina cites the lack of manpower as t...

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 families hosted by the Lodge. The students also have an opportunity to thank everyone for the honor and often say their speeches in Italia...

A couple of facsimile divas, a piano, 432 well-entertained and -fed guests, one outstanding citizen and, most importantly, 19 students of Italian descent awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships and gifts. Held Saturday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, the 19th annual Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 Scholarship and Citizen of the Year...