What's it take for any organization to stay together for a century? Protecting the heritage of its members, staying true to its values and embracing tradition has been a successful formula used by the Ben V. Marconi Lodge #1628 Order of Sons of Italy of America. The group has been celebrating its 100th anniversary all year with a number of events...

Dedicated athletes competed in a bocce tournament Saturday when the Sons of Italy hosted a Special Olympics event as teams from Belmont and Tuscarawas counties squared off in the traditional Italian game.   The tournament began at 10 a.m. and continued until about 3 p.m. One of the Tuscarawas men's teams won the tournament, with a Tuscarawas...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

Loggia Glen Cove No. 1016, Order Sons of Italy in America recently recognized scholarship, Dante Medal and community service awards at its membership meeting. There were several 2016 New York State Grand Lodge Foundation Scholarship recipients. Kevin Grande received the Angelo & Kathryn Grande Scholarship in Memory of Rose and Frank Della...

The evening of the John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. Order Sons of Italy in America 36th Annual Awards Presentation was memorable and inspiring, for it was on this night that The John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. presented scholarships and awards to dynamic high school students of the Class of 2016.   The ceremony followed the John Mic...

by Sierra Pizarro   Our local law enforcement officials were honored this evening with special medals symbolizing one archangel, St. Michael. To Catholics, the archangel St. Michael means security, protection, safety, and peace. This angel is considered the patron saint of law enforcement, which is why the St. Michael medal was chosen t...

By Gabrielle Deonath The annual Italian Festival hosted by Cellini Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 24, to Sunday, Aug. 28, at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. The Order Sons of Italy is a nationwide organization whose main goal is to foster, share and educate others on the Italian cultur...

The Quattro Eroi Lodge No. 1414 Order Sons of Italy in America, of Franklin, will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Sept. 24 at the Coachman's Lodge, 273 Wrentham Road, Bellingham.   There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with a full-course dinner to follow. Dancing will take place until 11 p.m. Music will be provided by Power Pla...

The Binghamton Lodge of the Sons of Italy is celebrating that special milestone this weekend: 100 years of serving the community. Members, friends, and family all gathered at Traditions At The Glen in the Town of Union Friday night. The black tie event featured food, dancing and also reflection on years past.   Located in the heart...

Ralph Peter Guzzo, 93, of Wilson, N.C., beloved husband, father and grandfather, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday July 25, 2016, after a long life filled with love and happy memories.   Ralph grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., where he excelled as a scholar-athlete in football and baseball. After high school he served in the U.S. Na...