The Grand Lodge of Ohio, Sons of Italy in America recently awarded Akron Police Capt. Paul Calvaruso the State of Ohio 2013 Law Officer of the Year award. The award was presented at the evening gala event at the Cherry Valley Lodge during The Sons of Italy biennial state convention. Calvaruso is shown at right accepting the award, with Terry L...

Sons Of Italy Lodge #2780 awarded three scholarships for 2014 in a June 6 meeting at St. Anastasia Church. The lodge supports the scholarships through various fundraising activities during the year including group dinners, group trips, raffles and an annual bocce tournament held in spring at the St Augustine Pier.   This year's recipients we...

By Lorraine Thompson   Sons of Italy in America, St. Augustine Lodge 2780, held its annual scholarship award dinner last month honoring three recently graduated high school students. Emily Johnston, Samantha Williams and Danielle Marchanka are the recipients of a $500 scholarship presented by Eileen Dillon, who chaired the scholarship commi...

Felice Leonardo "Leo" Buscaglia was born on March 31, 1924, to Italian immigrants. The family moved back to Aosta, Italy, for the first five years of Leo's life before returning to California. After graduating high school, Leo joined the U.S. Navy. He never saw direct combat and was assigned to a military hospital.   Thanks to the G.I. Bill,...

By Claudio Bisogniero In great news for the Italian community of Seattle, there is a new Italian Cultural Center opening up soon in the city called Il Punto!. The founders are in the process of receiving non-profit status from the State of Washington and is currently securing a location to make the office.   The cultural center will offer I...

Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (R, C, I – South Huntington) recently joined the Sons of Italy in America in honoring two dedicated members of New York State's thriving Italian-American community and celebrating Arturo Toscanini Lodge's 55th anniversary. Peter and Edith Zuzolo, two founding members of Long Island's Arturo Toscanini Lodge, were cele...

Join us for a Bocce Extravaganza: Meet & Watch the #1 Ranked Bocce Player in the World, Gianluca Formicone - * 7 World Bocce Championships, *9 Italian Championships, * 6 European Championships, *17 Gold Medals. Friday November 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm Prime Rib Special $24.99 (includes salad, rice, vegetable and d...

To celebrate October as Italian Heritage Month, the Wakefield Sons of Italy hosted a screening of a portion of the PBS documentary series The Italian Americans at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield. Members and guests enjoyed coffee generously donated by Honey Dew Donuts, and a lovely selection of homemade Italian cookies.   The...

Recently, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy hosted a dinner to welcome several new members into the organization. The group also honored two Rockland County students with scholarships for their commitment and dedication to learning the language of Italian.   Catlin Hartnett and Greg DeCola, both of Tappan Zee High School, received scholarships for...

By Susan Clark Porter As generations age and memories fade, the experiences of our forefathers can also recede. The Sons of Italy, however, is doing its part to promote the legacy of this area's Italian ancestors. In a collaborative effort earlier this year, the Vincent Lombardi Lodge 2270 of Rochester, the Geneva Lodge 2397 (men) and th...