The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge No. 1414, ended the 2016-17 year with multiple activities. These activities included a lecture by James Johnston on the immigration of Italians to Franklin; the installation of lodge officers; the recognition of Alesandro (Alex) Pizzi with the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts Law Enforcement Award;...

The 39th annual Roma Lodge Italian Festival returns to Paul P. Harris Rotary Park, 5 Fifth St., Friday through Sunday, July 28-30. This year’s festival again features traditional Italian foods, entertainment and family fun. To show gratitude for the 39 years of support by the community, Roma Lodge will again present fireworks at approximately 10 p...

The Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 raised over $10,000 from its annual golf outing held at Knoll West Country Club on Thursday, July 6. Proceeds from the outing will be used to purchase gift cards from area stores to donate to local charitable organizations, including Parsippany Day Care Center, Parsippany Food Pantry, the Valerie Fund, and Jersey Batter...

Faced with aging membership, a shortage of younger replacements, and a decrease in both events and revenue, the realty trust that owns the ITAM Lodge on Waubeek Road on Pontoosuc Lake has reluctantly put its home for the last 40 years on the market.The 16,000-square-foot, two-story structure, home to Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge 564, whose roots date b...

The Wakefield Sons of Italy Lodge 1734 recently held their ninth annual charity auction fundraiser. Unlike most auctions, the items were wrapped and bidders didn’t know what they were bidding on. And for added comedy, participants caught chatting during the auctioning of an item were considered automatic bidders. Gift cards were donated by the foll...

The Sons of Italy Purple Aster Chapter of Absecon and Galloway Township recently awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to three students who will attend college in the fall. The recipients are Andrew Hart of Absegami High School and Giulietta Messina and Anthony Coleman, both of Holy Spirit High School.  The students were selected by a committee base...

The scholarship program committee announced two 2017 scholarships: Victoria Tully is the recipient of the Jerome & Angela Elliott Scholarship ($4,000). Victoria is attending the University of Maryland at College Park, majoring in Public Health; Anna Cuffari is the recipient of the Matricciani/Vondersmith Scholarship ($4,000).  Anna is attending Mar...

The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons of Italy in America’s (OSIA) highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian American who has made significant contributions to the United States. This year’s honoree is Senator Maria Lorts Sachs, who served a...

Columbus Lodge 2599 is proud to announce that on July 15th , 2017, they’ll host the second annual  Italian American Golf Classic at Golf Club of Dublin in Dublin, Ohio, in memory of Frances Catherine Codispoti. Consulting with golf professionals at Golf Club of Dublin and the Foundation Development department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has e...

t’s great to be bilingual and there’s an easy way to learn Italian and it doesn’t cost much. The West Shore Sons of Italy is proud of its heritage and members show it through their love of the Italian language. “I think it’s one of the most beautiful languages in the world,” language instructor Santo Paese said. Every Sunday afternoon and every Mon...