The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two for $4,000; two for $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. Awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses, and specific family members may apply. Applica...

Two years ago, fire raced through a South Omaha landmark. As rebuilding started, hope grew for reopening the Sons of Italy hall. Then, as 6 On Your Side first reported, the project abruptly stopped. For decades, Sons of Italy attracted pasta lovers and politicians hungry for votes. "The place is near and dear to a lot of peoples’ hearts," said dan...

There’s an effort at the state Capitol to do away with Columbus Day. The holiday has become controversial with many claiming a man who treated Native Americans so poorly doesn’t deserve to be celebrated. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, a Democrat representing Adams County, is proposing a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day, the first Mo...

Retirement is a great time to explore new avenues of work. That is the case for Patricia and Senator Carl Marcellino. He ended his term of office representing the Fifth New York State Senate District, on Dec. 31, 2018. Jim Gaughran was inducted into office on Jan. 6.“He is using the same office as Senator Marcellino, in Townsend Square, where Carl...

The Burlington Sons of Italy Lodge 2223 will offer registration for its 12-week 2019 spring semester of Italian classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 30 at St. Margaret’s School, 111 Winn St., Burlington. Classes will begin Feb. 6 at the same location and cover six levels of beginner, intermediate to advanced, depending on one’s prior knowledge in speaking...

After one year and $40,000 of renovations, the Oceanside chapter of Sons of Italy reopened the Rocky Marciano Lodge in the fall. On Jan. 15, the non-profit organization will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the newly remodeled reception hall. “I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in Oceanside,” said Joe Samoles, vice president of Sons...

The Columbia County Sons and Daughters of Italy 659 announces that JoAnn Del Forno Lewicki and Guy Apicella will be awarded the prestigious 2019 Positive Image Award. The lodge is hosting the annual Italian American Recognition Reception 1-3 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Lodge, 27 Bridge St., Greenport. Presentation will be made to Lewicki and Apicella. An It...

Do you know an outstanding student? Share the National Leadership Grant Competition with them! Apply for one of these scholarships today: General Study Scholarship; Henry Salvatori Scholarship; Italian Language Scholarship; National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) & Sons of Italy Foundation Scholarship; Special Scholarships. Learn More & A...

About two decades ago, members of Endicott's Sons of Italy began gathering every Friday for lunch. At first, the lunches were simple. "It just started out as a group of guys getting together for lunch," said group member Steve Rogers. "And then it turned into this."  Every week, the chapter's location at 126 Odell Ave. in Endicott fills with hundre...

Officers and members of Corona D’italia #807 held their Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 5, at the Wolverine Restaurant. Chairman, Acting President, Valerie Valentino and Co-chairman, Lois DiFrischia, greeted the arrivals. Valentino checked reservations and gave door prize tickets, DiFrischia directed seating and presented each person with a...