by Anthony Borrelli   A place to smoke a cigar, relax by playing cards with the guys and drink a glass of wine. In the early years of the 20th century, local Italian American immigrants who were among the throngs who came to this country needed to look no further for a place to unwind than at the Sons of Italy lodge.   This was a...

The evening of the John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. Order Sons of Italy in America 36th Annual Awards Presentation was memorable and inspiring, for it was on this night that The John Michael Marino Foundation, Inc. presented scholarships and awards to dynamic high school students of the Class of 2016.   The ceremony followed the John Mic...

Since 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) founded in New York City by Dr. Vincenzo Sellaro has played a key role in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of American of Italian descent. Among the 55 lodges throughout California, Oregon and Nevada, called the Grand Lodge of California, the chapter for the Modesto Lodge has recen...

Kaitlin Gammon, a graduating senior at Crestview High School, is the local Sons of Italy lodge's first $1,000 scholarship recipient.   Kaitlin, whose parents are Sean and Tina Gammon of Crestview, plans to pursue the medical field while attending the University of South Alabama.   Read more   Source: http://www.crestviewbu...

4 Bocce Events will be played over the course of the week. Those include an Open Tournament with a $4000 Grand Prize and separate Open National Tournaments with the top place teams earning a medal or trophy for the A and B Divisions.   "Open" Bocce is a type of game that people are most familiar with. Some main characteristics of the game ar...

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. Her mother, Catrine Gallo, is an Italian American whose family is from Sicily. Cyndi was raised in Queens, NY, as a Roman Catholic. She dropped out of high school and moved out on her own when she was 17.   She began singing in local cover bands and working odd jobs to make ends meet. I...

The Binghamton Lodge of the Sons of Italy is celebrating that special milestone this weekend: 100 years of serving the community. Members, friends, and family all gathered at Traditions At The Glen in the Town of Union Friday night. The black tie event featured food, dancing and also reflection on years past.   Located in the heart...

by Patrick Rocchio   A heartwarming toy drive combined the generous efforts of two charitable organizations once again this year to spread holiday cheer to children. The Rotary Club of the Bronx and the Uguaglianza North East Bronx Sons of Italy Lodge #83, bought and distributed toys to children at five schools for special needs kids an...

The Sons of Italy-Geneva Lodge No. 2397 and Hobart and William Smith Colleges will present "A Passport to Italy: An Evening of Food, Wine and Culture" from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva.   The event will include mandolin and accordion music, four travelogues, wine and food tastings and Italian refreshme...

The Sons of Italy in America St. Augustine Lodge 2780 is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. Scholarships are open to any current St. Johns County High School student with a demonstrable Italian-American heritage (of any proportion) and will be judged by the following primary criteria.   ■ Applicants mus...