The Sons of Italy will serve up a heaping helping of Olde World Italy at the 13th annual Italian Festival Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30 in Fox Park on Ocean Avenue across from the Wildwoods Convention Center. The free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with crafts, food, children's games, contests and continuous live entert...

In its 112th year, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA) officers gathered in Sarasota, Florida, to elect the leaders who will forge the future of the oldest and largest national organization for people of Italian heritage. Vera Girolami of California was elected as OSDIA’s 36th National President and sworn in on August 19.Joini...

The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 8th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast and Carnival at Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds this week September 14 – 17. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the spectacular four-day celebration of all things Italian and has been recognized as one o...

Hurricane Irma was the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded outside the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It has forced the evacuation of 6.3 million Floridians, has left nearly 6 million homes and businesses without power, and has caused billions of dollars in damages—many of those affected are our own OSDIA brothers and sisters. “...

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America is proud to host a Youth Summit from October 27-29, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Students from around the United States will come together for an educational and unique experience. This will be a wonderful weekend jam packed with exploring our rich Italian culture and heritage. Registration, limited to 40 s...

The Sons of Italy Italian Festival is slated to kick off at 4 p.m. Friday at Macon Plaza, Fifth and Macon. The Friday night event costs $5 per person and will run from 4 to 10:30 p.m., featuring live music by Foggiest Notion and Southern Belle. Pizza and Italian sausage sandwiches will be for sale, and a beer tent will offer alcoholic beverages. Th...

For six years, Phil Pata watched as Alzheimer’s disease slowly took his wife away from him. Looking forward to a day when families won’t have to deal with that pain anymore, Pata and his fellow Bellaire Sons of Italy members donated $1,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association during a check presentation held Wednesday at the lodge. Pata and Larry Seibie...

The Order Sons of Italy in America’s Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin will honor Chef Bruno Abate as Humanitarian of the Year and State Rep. Anthony DeLuca as Columbus Patriot at their 93rd annual Columbus Banquet on Oct. 7 at Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park. (708-403-7822) Born in Naples and raised in Milan, Chef Abate has a passion for food...

An iconic staple in Little Italy anticipates a huge turnout will jumpstart its rebuilding efforts. Sons of Italy is hoping a dinner fundraiser on Saturday will help them open its doors once again. A two-alarm fire heavily damaged the hall in January which only left the brick frame standing and damage expenses more than $670,000. To help cover some...

The 40th annual Sons of Italy Lodge 2397 Summer Italian Festival Friday and Saturday will feature the usual food, beverages, games and music. There also will be something old that will be new this year. Lodge members have planned a Mass in Italian at 4 p.m. Friday at St. Francis Church on Exchange Street. The Rev. William Laird of Macedon will say...