New JCCIA President Enza Raineri will be among a dozen community leaders honored at the 16th annual Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence Gala on May 7 at White Eagle Banquets in Niles. The event is hosted by the Order Sons of Italy in America’s Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin. Raineri will receive a Community Leadership Award along with Berw...

Members of the Corona D'Italia Lodge No. 807 have been celebrating their Italian heritage for decades, but this year in particular is cause for jubilation as the lodge marks its 100th anniversary. The lodge was founded in 1917 by brothers John and Eugene Statti along with Demeterio Parascenzo, all member of the Sons of Italy Lodge who believed ther...

An Italian landmark in Omaha is getting a makeover. Construction crews began their work to restore the Sons of Italy Hall near 10th and William streets Monday morning. It's a bittersweet sight to officers of the Order Sons of Italy, who say it's a reminder of what they've lost in the January 13 fire, but also a sign of progress. "It's unbelievable...

The Wil­mington Sons of Italy are hosting their 12th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast on Sunday, April 9. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wilmington. The Sons of Italy are asking eight dollars per person as a donation, but children under 3 are free. The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, waffles, hash browns, ba­con,...

The comforting and spicy aromas of an old-world Omaha icon will waft through the air once again this year at a renovated Sons of Italy Hall. Damaged by a two-alarm fire on Jan. 13, the hall is scheduled to reopen by Dec. 31. “It’s going to be a beautiful structure,” said Dr. Tom Pruse, president of the organization’s state lodge. “It will have g...

In addition to approving the appointment of 70 election workers for the upcoming town election, the board granted three hawker and peddlers licenses. Wilmington Taxi received a Taxi Cab license and Timothy Flynn a Taxi Operator's license. The board also approved the Police Department's request to hold their fourth National Night Out Aug. 1. The eve...

The Sons of Italy, Galloway and Absecon Purple Aster Chapter is offering two $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors of Absegami and/or Holy Spirit High Schools. Students who are enrolled in college by September 2017, and have a parent or grandparent of Italian descent are eligible to apply. Details and applications are available in the guidance...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge No. 1414, will hold its March meeting at 11:30 a.m. March 26 at the Franklin Cable TV station, 23 Hutchinson St.  The business part of the meeting will be followed by a special presentation on the lives and accomplishments of Italians in Franklin by historian and newspaper columnist James Johns...

Perry Esposito took the helm as the new president of the Westbury Donatello Lodge #2559, Order of the Sons of Italy in America earlier this month. For the longtime member, being part of the Order provides a sense of camaraderie with people who love to celebrate their heritage. It’s a sense of fraternity he’s hoping will inspire the third and fourth...

Palma Fratto-Evans has been elected president of Geneva Lodge 2397 Order Sons of Italy in America. She becomes the first woman president of the lodge since its founding in 1977 and since the merger with the Geneva American Italian Ladies Lodge 2397A in 2016. Fratto-Evans and her 14-member council of officers were officially installed at the lodge’s...