by Elizabeth Vallone   All over the United States celebrations of Italian identity are being held every single month of the year. The immigrants of the Mezzogiorno of Italy are dispersed around America and they brought their customs and devotions to their patron saints with them at the turn of the 20th century.   A directory of these...

Did you know Italians created the current calendar system? Early Roman calendars were modeled after the lunar cycle, though each month had an odd number of days. In 46 B.C., Julius Caesar teamed up with astronomer Sosigenes to create a new calendar system that was aligned with the solar year. The Julian system had 365 days and 12 months – just...

How would you like a chance for your artwork to appear on t-shirts that are distributed to help a great cause? The Sons of Italy Foundation®(SIF) will send t-shirts in 2015 as gifts to individuals who support the SIF's charitable programs. Skilled graphic designers are encouraged to submit artwork to be considered for the shirt's final design....

The Order Sons of Italy's Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin will host its 13th annual Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence Gala on May 4 at BeauJolie Banquets in Schiller Park.   Sharing the spotlight will be Lo Duca Brothers Inc., Michael A. Rizzo Insurance Agency and Giuffre Brothers Cranes Inc. (Business of Distinction.); Stan J. Mil...

The Annapolis Sons of Italy Lodge will host their annual Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 1 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Knights of Columbus, 2590 Solomons Island Road (Route 2 south) in Edgewater. The festival will feature all sorts of Italian food and beverages available for purchase along with live music, dancers, how to ma...

By Chris English    The Order Sons of Italy Piazza Nuova Lodge 2665 in Yardley is inviting Italian-Americans in the greater Yardley-Newtown area and surrounding communities to a free dinner and evening of entertainment.   The event will be at 6:30 p.m. April 3 at the Morrisville Senior Services Center, 31 E. Cleveland Ave., Morri...

By Louise Carroll  Ellwood City was just 25 years old when the Sons of Italy Lodge 608 was founded and filled a vital need in the Italian community. Now, in 2016, the organization is celebrating its 100th anniversary -- and its many contributions that are woven tightly into Ellwood City's fabric.   Read more   Source: http...

The Loggia Vittoria Order Sons of Italy in America will hold a Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Lancellotta's Restaurant, 1113 Charles St.   There will be dinner, music, entertainment and raffle prizes. The cost is $30 per person for members and $35 for non-members.   Read more   Source: http://www.vall...

By Riccardo Chioni Si è svolta ieri al campus del Hunter College nella Upper East Side la cerimonia annuale che precede il Mother's Day, organizzata dal Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York ai piedi della rappresentazione scultorea "Mother Italy", per rinnovare l'omaggio a tutte le mamme. Alla cerimonia ha partecipato il presidente...

Dedicated athletes competed in a bocce tournament Saturday when the Sons of Italy hosted a Special Olympics event as teams from Belmont and Tuscarawas counties squared off in the traditional Italian game.   The tournament began at 10 a.m. and continued until about 3 p.m. One of the Tuscarawas men's teams won the tournament, with a Tuscarawas...