From pizza and sliders to performances of traditional music, there were plenty staples of Italy at the Italian festival held at the Market Common this past weekend. Officially called Festa Italiana, the event took place on Saturday and Sunday, costing only a dollar to attend, and featuring authentic Italian food and entertainment with plenty more...

After a statue of Christopher Columbus was targeted by vandals in Providence, the head of the local chapter of the Sons of Italy is calling for the effigy to be moved to the community it primarily represents. Presumably in protest of Columbus Day, vandals doused the statue bearing the Italian explorer’s likeness with red paint Monday morning. The s...

The attacks against Christopher Columbus are almost every day in the local and national news. Cities that decide to celebrate Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day, statues vandalized, articles describing Columbus as guilty of genocide, angry people everywhere. Angry are also the Italian Americans, or at least the majority of them. We the Italian...

Frank Baldari from the Myrtle Beach lodge of Sons and Daughters of Italy joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. on Thursday to talk about the upcoming Festa Italiana. The Fall 2017 edition of the annual festival will be Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. The festival in Myrtle Beach’s Market Common celebrates everything Italian. There will be authentic Ita...

A program on “Italians in Fremont County — their Contributions and Impact,” is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The program will be presented by Carol Dunn and Jean Toto on behalf of the Sons of Italy in America, Royal Gorge Lodge. The program is free and open to the public.

Dear friends, tomorrow, October 1st, marks the beginning of Italian-American Heritage Month in New Jersey. This year, more than ever, I urge you to join myself and our fellow OSIA members in celebrating our Italian-American history. In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue. This is the rhyme I was taught in public school as...

In honor of Italian American Heritage Month, the Sons and Daughters of Italy is holding a contest to win a My Italian Family genealogy research project valued at approximately $2,000. Throughout the entire month of October, individuals who join, renew or gift a Sons and Daughters of Italy national at-large membership (ALM) online will be entered fo...

The Wakefield Sons (and Daughters) of Italy will host a free screening of “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Beebe Library, 345 Main St., Wakefield, to celebrate Italian Heritage Month. Following the film will be a Q&A with the producer, Boston University professor James Pasto; light refreshments will be served....

Mario Pagnoni of Methuen, who has done it all in the world of bocce, will be honored Friday with the U.S. Bocce Federation Wall of Fame celebration at the Methuen Sons of Italy, 459 Merrimack St. Pagnoni, a unanimous Hall of Fame inductee, is the author of “Joy of Bocce” and has brought numerous tourneys and leagues to the Merrimack Valley.  There...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Quattro Eroi Lodge No. 1414, will celebrate Italian Heritage Month with a pasta dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 1034 Pond St. The dinner will include all-you-can-eat pasta, meatballs, Italian bread, salad, coffee and dessert. A cash bar and take-out will also be...