The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation is awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry. The $1,000 scholarships are available to both public and private high school seniors who are soon to be graduates.   Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, activities in h...

By Noah Manskar The Order Sons of Italy's annual Italian Feast saw its biggest crowd ever last weekend. At least 11,500 people attended the festival at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park from Aug. 26-30, a record for the event, said Alfonso Squillante, president of the Order's Cellini Lodge. The count not yet final, but the lodge expects...

By Terri Cipponeri The Central Valley Sons of Italy Foundation recently had its 23rd Annual Black Tie Benefit at the beautiful Del Rio Country Club. The Roman-themed evening was a beautiful celebration of what it means to be Italian-American and to dedicate your life to serving others.   We honored Tom and Karyn Gallo for their outstanding...

At their December meeting, look members of the Wakefield Sons of Italy collected a trunk-load of care package items for our troops overseas. Toiletries, site snacks, games and other items were brought to Helping our Troops in Stoneham. Helping our Troops is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting soldiers from Massachusetts. This is a new cause for t...

By Alana Melanson Five generations of Ann Pacetti's family have been involved with the Cristoforo Colombo Regina Elena Lodge No. 169, Order Sons of Italy in America, beginning with her grandmother and continuing today with numerous grandchildren.   Pacetti, 91, who currently serves as treasurer, has been a part of the Fitchburg lodge for at...

You don't have to be Italian to eat spaghetti or to attend a Feast in the North End. And you don't have to be Italian to enjoy the film The Italian Americans* coming October 19th to the Beebe Library Lecture Hall. To help celebrate October being Italian Heritage Month, the Wakefield Sons of Italy is inviting the public to attend Part 1 of this...

Maria Fassio Pignati's last convention as Grand Lodge President. Lynn Lawrence Murphy elected as new Grand Lodge President. Hats worn on first day of convention in honor of the late, great State Orator, Janet Capello. 80's Night, Entertainment Night, featuring Steve Waddington, Joey Gian, Marco Varela with a surprise appearance by Soprano Maria Fas...

The Sons of Italy of Portsmouth will celebrating "La Dolce Vita – The Sweet Life" with accordionist Gary Sredzienski on Oct. 4. Come with your blanket or chair and enjoy Cannoli, tiramisu, gelato sandwiches, Italian cookies and more.   Win a raffle or learn to play bocce. All profits go to End 68 Hours of Hunger, a not-for-profit effort...

Sons of Italy Foundation® will donate $20,000 to Help Our Military Heroes (HOMH), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing military wounded with fully-equipped, handicapped vehicles.   This donation will help provide a modified vehicle for wounded veteran Joshua Hilman. The SIF, with HOMH, hopes that this modified vehicle will improv...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 : 6 p.m. reception - 7 p.m. programNational Building Museum, Washington, D.C. Join the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) on Thursday, May 21, 2015, for the 27th Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The signature Washington event returns to the National Building Museum to honor Gen. Raymond T. Odi...