Since the early 1900s, the Italian community has made up a large percentage of the population of Sault Ste. Marie. Upon arrival in their new community many Italian immigrants were surprised at the primitive conditions that they found.   Many of these new immigrants settled in the west end, in the area surrounding James Street, so that t...

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,...

This month, the Watertown Sons of Italy Lodge Piave Fiume #1036, an affiliate Lodge of the National Order Sons of Italy in America, distributed nearly $10,000 to deserving high school graduates and local charities.   These donations were made possible by the on­going fundraising efforts by the Sons of Italy throughout the year, including fun...

Richard DeVito Sr., of Weston, was recently honored with the Sons of Italy Inspiration Award at Boston's Sons of Italy's 28th annual Black Tie Ball in the ballroom of the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. The Sons of Italy Inspiration Award was given to DeVito for his business career as one Boston's most successful entrepreneurs. Three generation...

The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 awards scholarships at the end of each school year to students in Rockland County who have excelled in a particular area and demonstrate a strong ability to continue on to a successful college career.   On May 18th they presented the following awards: Charter Member Award for Academic Excellence: Jo...

For thousands of Italian immigrants to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, two important priorities were maintaining their culture and making sure their children could pursue a higher education to build a better life in America.   The members of the Historic XII October Lodge No. 486 of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and the...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561, Parsippany, held its monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 25, at Guilietta & Romeo Italian Restaurant, East Hanover. The lodge was proud and honored to host during that evening, fourteen War Veteran's from the Lyons VA campus, Lyons, to thank them for their tremendous service for our country. Also that evening...

Leaders in public service, business, labor, and philanthropy received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the nation's largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage.   Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice; Airline for America Pre...

Tony Montcalmo, chair of the La Famiglia Scholarship Committee offers congratulations and thanks to all who supported "A Taste of Italy," Little Italy Lodge's 2016 La Famiglia Scholarship fundraising dinner. A record 180-plus guests enjoyed Little Italy's own Amedeo's home-cooked Italian extravaganza of specially selected foods and Italian wines wh...

The Illinois Order Sons of Italy Foundation is accepting applications for $1,000 college scholarships. Graduating high school seniors who are fully or partially of Italian ancestry can apply. Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, high school activities showing character and leadership, a personal essay a...