From helping firefighters to feeding the hungry. From supporting children with developmental disabilities to aiding victims of domestic violence. From giving military veterans and students a boost to promoting children learning to read to disaster relief.  All of these worthy causes and more are at the heart of a local benevolent organization’s eff...

Some students from Union-Endicott High School are raising money for a local organization while paying homage to their Italian heritage. The U-E Italian Club held a pasta and meatball dinner Thursday night at the Sons of Italy Lodge in Endicott with proceeds benefiting the Mercy House of the Southern Tier. Students, teachers, and volunteers served u...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2738’s 19th scholarship and Italian Citizen of the Year dinner will be held at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Nineteen students of Italian heritage will be awarded scholarship and a gift bag. The theme of the event is “2 Divas and Piano,” as the entertainment lineup features celebrity tributes...

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...