The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America’s Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin will honor Vito M. D’Ambrosio as Humanitarian of the Year and Angelo “Skip” Saviano as Columbus Patriot at its 94th annual Columbus Banquet on Oct. 6 at Villa Brunetti in Franklin Park. (708-403-7822) Vito Mario D’Ambrosio was born in Ricigliano, Salerno, Italy...

It wouldn’t be August in North Hyde Park without the smell of zeppoles and pizza beneath a bright fireworks display. The Cellini Lodge Italian Festival is back beginning Aug. 22 for five evenings of food, music and rides in Tully Park. Cellini Lodge No. 2206, the local lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, hosts the annual event. Live mus...

The New York State Grand Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America held its quarterly plenary session in Geneva on July 28. Officers from across New York state, led by state President Robert Ferrito, met at the Geneva lodge home. The meeting was co-hosted by the Geneva Lodge 2397 and the Vincent Lombardi Lodge 2270 from Rochester, w...

There’s no such thing as a casual bocce match at the Sons of Italy, Gabriele D’Annunzio Lodge 321 in Rotterdam. At least not for some in the men’s league. Pat Corniello, one longtime player with the league and member of the Sons of Italy often finds himself hollering advice at other players.  “He’s the biggest advice giver, whether you like it or n...

The Sons of Italy was abuzz with activity on Saturday with 18 bocce teams battling it out in the second annual CompTechPCS/SOI No. 1169 BocceFest Scholarship Tournament. The tournament has become a good tuneup for a large tournament to be held in Lake County in two weeks. “We’re practicing the four-on-four format,” said Holly Hilvers from Lexington...

Almost 16 million people in the United States identify as Italian-American. Here in Boston, Italians have a rich and storied history, consistently ranking as one of the top five Italian-American populations for cities in the U.S.  The North End, of course, is often the neighborhood most associated with Italian culture, as it’s referred to as “Littl...

The 40th annual Roma Lodge Italian Fest returns to Festival Park, 5 Fifth St., Racine (WI) Friday through Sunday, July 27-29. This year’s festival is again all about traditional Italian foods, entertainment and family fun. To show its gratitude for 39 years of support by the community, Roma Lodge will again present fireworks from Bartolotta Firewor...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival kicks off this week in Wheeling, but some of the major preparations are happening across the river. In fact, one of the festival's favorite foods is made at the Sons of Italy in Bellaire, where they finished Tuesday making more than 3,000 pounds of sausage. “We prepare 3 weeks in advance,” Sons of Italy...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2662 of Myrtle Beach, SC celebrates 26 years of Italian Festivals with “FESTA ITALIANA” on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1, 2018. The 2-day event will be held at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway, Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM and on Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM. Thousands come each year to enjoy authentic Ital...

Local chapter #2780 of the Sons of Italy of America presented three $1,000 scholarships May 24 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church. The first award was the Sons of Italy Statewide “Dante Award,” which was given to Ponte Vedra High School student Nick Farmularo. Farmularo will study environmental sciences at Yale University. In addition to excelling ac...