Through the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America®(OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership...

Wakefield Sons of Italy and members of the community recently celebrated Italian Heritage Month at the Beebe Library with a screening of “Boston’s North End: An Italian American Story.” Attendees had an opportunity to ask questions and share their own stories with the producer, Boston University professor James Pasto, after the film. Upon arrival i...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 members donated twelve complete turkey dinners to clients of Parsippany Child Day Care Center, 300 Baldwin Road. They also donated $1,500 in gift cards to other families throughout Parsippany for the holiday. ShopRite Parsippany also contributed in donating to the Thanksgiving turkey dinners. There was a total of 24 complet...

The Grand Lodge of the State of New York Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America held its quarterly Plenary Session recently at the Rockland Lodge #2176 located in Blauvelt New York on Van Wyck Road. Newly elected Grand Lodge President Robert Ferrito opened the meeting with the traditional candle lighting ceremony along with State 1st Vice Pre...

The lights had switched off at Jalisco Stadium when Roberto Angotti ’84 finished writing an article about Team Italy’s comeback to beat Mexico in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. “It was 4 a.m.,” said Angotti, the English language reporter for Federazione Italiana Baseball e Softball. “The team shuttle had left and I was stranded on the outskirts o...

Larry Vellani was named the Outstanding Italian American in North Carolina in 2017 by the Triangle Sons and Daughters of Italy in America at ceremonies in Raleigh. Vellani is the CEO of Smart Start of Forsyth County Inc. In addition, he was recognized for his contributions to the study and performance of Italian and Italian-American folk and contem...

Sons of Italy 2561 held a Beefsteak Dinner on Saturday, November 11. The event was held at Bloomingdale Fire House and included Beefsteak, delicious roasted potatoes, salad, pasta, assorted desserts, coffee and tea. The event was sold out with over 200 members, guests and friends. Comedian’s Adam Kerr and Gary Delena entertained the audience. “Our...

Support Columbus statue and Columbus Day. We are urging all to come to our rally this Saturday, November 18th at Noon. The rally will take place behind Columbus Circle at the Merchants Gate, Central Park West, and Central Park South. Help us send a strong message to the Mayor and those that want to attack Columbus and our heritage. Now is the time...

Work is under way to fix a sole piece of art that survived the Sons of Italy fire from early 2017.  On January 13, 2017, a two alarm fire ripped through the Sons of Italy Hall, a former carriage house in Omaha's Little Italy Neighborhood. In March, the Sons of Italy board voted to renovate the building. It is set to reopen by the end of the year. M...

Every year, the Bellaire Sons of Italy feeds hundreds of hungry veterans via a spaghetti dinner. Roughly 354-to-400 of them, according to president Doug Hartlieb. The event began at 3 o'clock and continues through 7 p.m. “The veterans come in, we feed them and their family, and we like to make everything good for them because of what they've done f...