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,...

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...