Sons of Italy, Merrillville Lodge 1220, presented its annual scholarships to three outstanding high school seniors recently at a banquet at The Patio Restaurant. This year's recipients are Elisa Meyer, Jasmine Wissinger and Austin Qualizza.   Scholarship donors are the Rendina brothers of Rendina Funeral Home. In the past 32 years, the Merr...

Italian Americans are lauding Angelina Jolie's latest film, Unbroken for its depiction of a heroic Italian American army officer and his close-knit family, according to the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the nation's biggest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage, which has endorsed the film.   "The movie is a welcom...

The local Sons of Italy Club was founded by nine Italian immigrants. They were Angelo Rich, Michael Manware, Charles Cari, Michael Maddelena, Robert Morelli, Michael DiNello, Sisto Salvatore, Vincent Salvatore and Alphonse Salvatore. They wanted to form a brotherhood of Italians and help immigrants from Italy. The club was organized socially on Au...

The Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) is the largest, oldest and most geographically represented organization of Americans of Italian heritage in the United States. It is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan fraternal organization, made up of 260 members located at 196 Adams Street, Newton MA 02458. It's also known as Nonantum or...

The Sons of Italy Lodge used a new meatball recipe from Rome in Saturday’s annual spaghetti dinner that was served at the Cle Elum Eagles Lodge. Head chef Ron Dalle said he learned the recipe after he stumbled upon an Italian maitre d’ on Facebook who had the same family name as him.   Dalle asked the man if he had a recipe for meatballs tha...

The Bellaire Sons of Italy are celebrating their 100-year anniversary by doing what they do best: making a ton and a half of sausage (that's 3,000 pounds) for the annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival set for this weekend.   President Doug Hartlieb says it takes nine days and nearly two dozen volunteers to get this massive operation off...

Thank you to The Hon. Leon Panetta, Harry Lombardo, The Hon. Chris Dodd, LTG Flora Darpino, The Hon. Samuel Alito, The Hon. Nancy Pelosi, GEN Raymond Odierno, The Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Mantegna and all the sponsors, supporters, volunteers and more than 700 guests of the Sons of Italy Foundation's (SIF) 26th Annual National Education &...

A Cincinnati culinary tradition celebrated more than a century of food and fellowship. For 105 years, the Sons of Italy have hosted the Sacred Heart Church Italian Dinner. That tradition, which started in 1911, continued Saturday.   Jerry Vianello, a retired Marine colonel, has helped cook and host the dinner for almost a quarter of a centur...

The Norwalk Sons of Italy Pietro Micca Lodge No. 744 has found two new homes in advance of selling its property at 162 New Canaan Ave.Going forward, the Italian-American organization will hold its regular meetings and Ladies' Night events at the Norwalk Pastime and Athletic Social Club, 59 Seaview Ave., in Norwalk, and its Men's Night events, danci...

On May 12th, Senator David Carlucci hosted the second Italian American Dinner and Meatball Cook Off at the Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176. More than 90 people attended the event which included an Italian buffet dinner of spaghetti and meatballs as well as an enormous sheet cake featuring the Italian and American flags.   After the dinner,...