For half a century, the Kankakee County lodge of the Sons of Italy has been holding an annual fall spaghetti dinner. This year’s dinner, the 50th, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bourbonnais site of the Bishop McNamara Catholic School system. For longtime residents, it is the hall at Maternity BVM school, 308 E. Marsile, Bourbonnais...

Luigi Natale and Andrew Battaglia presented the new North End Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America (OSIA) to council members and attendees at the Neighborhood Council September meeting. The Order was originally started in the North End in 1905. It’s an Italian-American 501c3 charitable organization that preserves history and culture. Luigi an...

On Saturday, September 15th, 152 North Enders celebrated the 46th annual reunion of the Friends of the North End at the Sons of Italy in Winchester. A wonderful and heartwarming ambiance permeated the hall as old friends convened to reminisce about a cherished boyhood and a unique neighborhood. Special thanks to Sam Viscione and Arthur Lauretano fo...

You might have to wait a little longer — until spring — for a big plate of Sons of Italy pasta. A blaze in January 2017 damaged the popular Omaha hall on 10th Street south of downtown. The Sons had hoped to reopen the hall this month. Dr. Tom Pruse, a leader of the Sons, said the delay was caused by reconstruction costs that ended up higher than e...

The Blauvelt Sons of Italy will host their 9th Annual Italian Feast & Carnival at the Masonic Park fairgrounds in Tappan Sept. 13-16. This festive celebration of all things Italian will feature plenty of Italian food and live entertainment, as well as midway rides for all ages, carnival games, a nightly casino, favorite fair food and dozens of merc...

You can pick up hard copies at the Nazzaro Center or email us at NorthEndOSIA@gmail.com to obtain an electronic version. (Do NOT mail the applications to the Grand Lodge – we will take care of everything for you.) As a reminder, regular membership is $75 and social membership is $50. Checks can be made out to “North End OSIA” and can be dropped off...

The Inwood-based Sons of Italy Leonardo daVinci Lodge 2385 held its 2018 scholarship presentation on Aug. 9. The cultural organization awarded several scholarships. Since its formation in 1978, the Leonardo da Vinci Lodge has raised $175,000 in scholarships given to students from the Five Towns. The recipients have gone on to further their educatio...

The Sons of Italy will host a Friday Night Festival Bash from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Veterans Park in Cañon City. Gates open at 4 p.m. There will be live music, and food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission is $5. On Saturday, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Veterans Park. Admission is $2, children 6 and younger...

Summer isn’t over yet. Enjoy the food, rides and games at the annual Italian Festival at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Celebrating its 39th year, one of the largest and oldest Italian festival in Nassau County will be held from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 9. Festival organizers again present ride vendor, Blue Sky Amuse...

State Assemblyman Anthony D’Urso helped out at the annual feast organized by the Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Order Sons of Italy in America held at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park. The festival has carnival rides and games, live music entertainment, vendors, and lots of delicious food including zeppoles and pastries. D’Urso and a few of his frien...