The most important association to which Italians can belong in USA is the Order of the Sons of Italy (OSIA). Its aim is to retain Italian culture while helping their community with scholarships, donations, etc. The association, individual lodges tend to also create the proper environment for socialization by throwing parties on special dates, such...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge 1414, will hold the annual May Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. May 21 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond St. The menu will include scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, ham, bacon Italian pancakes, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 10 and younger. Tickets are sold in...

Half-brothers Victor Fogelsonger and Roberto De Angelis met for the first time this week - more than 70 years after their father was swept up in World War II. The brothers have wanted to meet since learning about each other in 2009."I'd always wanted a brother," Roberto said. "This news came, and I had a brother. A big brother at that - four month...

From The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176: 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 hosted by the Lodge members. To date they have honored over 26 students. On April 26th, the Lodge held another dinner hon...

  The Italian word for friends is amici. The Rev. Thomas Mull, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Geneva, has been a friend to Geneva Lodge 2397 of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America since being assigned here in 2013. For that dedication, he is being awarded the “Amici Award” by the local lodge Saturday night. “He’s been there for us when...

Two Kankakee County Italian-Americans residents, Jeff Bruno and Joe Armenise, will be honored with Leonardo da Vinci awards. The da Vinci awards, given by the Sons of Italy in America, honor Italian-Americans for achievement. This year, Bruno and Armenise are among a dozen recipients from Illinois and Wisconsin to be honored at a ceremony at White...

Members of Corona D'Italia Lodge No. 807 held their monthly meeting on April 12 at Pizza Joe's. Clemmy Sirimarco, president, hosted the pizza luncheon served by secretary Jackie Perno, Esther Santillo and guard Lois DiFrischia. Historian Mary Jane Folino voiced the invocation and the business session followed with Louise Vitullo, treasurer, present...

The Sons of Italy’s New York State Grand Lodge Foundation has recognized Dr. Ann Jablon, Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with the 2017 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Award. This award recognizes outstanding Italian-American women in education for their significant contributions to their profession and their communities. It is n...

Sons of Italy, Lodge 2561 recently donated to The Valerie Fund. Accepting a check from Sons of Italy President Joseph Jannarone is Bella Rocco, Parsippany. The Sons of Italy has been supporting The Valerie Fund for a number of year. The Valerie Fund’s mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood...

Akron Lodge 685 of the Order Sons of Italy in America celebrated its 100th anniversary March 10 with a gala dinner dance at Guy’s Party Center. According to club officials, 190 members and their guests attended. Shown above are members of the lodge at the event. The guest list included Sons of Italy National Trustee Terry Lattavo and State Presiden...