The Sons of Italy held their biggest and best St. Joseph's Day Festival at St. Andrew's Hall in Ocean City on March 22. People arrived in buses and cars from all parts of Maryland, from Washington, D.C., and from other areas.   When I arrived at the hall around 12:30 p.m., I could not believe my eyes. Everything was so well organized and bea...

An evening saluting the children and grandchildren of members of the Cellini Lodge #2206, OSIA, of New Hyde Park, NY. Michele Ment, the National and State Chairlady of the Scholarship Commission, will be the Guest Speaker for the ceremonies. Sponsored by Cellini Lodge #2206. Marcus Christ Community Hall - New Hyde Park Road & Jericho...

The Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge #2206 of New Hyde Park honored New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio along with other Italian American Baseball Legends at its annual Columbus Day observance last Thursday night. "They were trailblazers," said Joseph Sciame, past Sons of Italy national president and Cellini Lodge president. "It highlights their achiev...

The end of an era is approaching in East Utica. But it could be the beginning of a new era. The beloved Sons of Italy Lodge, an Italian social stronghold for nearly 60 years, is scheduled to close in a few weeks. For those who grew up in East Utica, Italian or not, the lodge and the Miss Italia Pageant spark warm memories. Board member R...

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival. Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America New York Commission for Social JusticeSaturday, June 27, 2015 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Smithtown Historical Society Fairgrounds - 211 Middle Country Road (Route 25) - Smithtown, N.Y. 11787 Admission: $5. Children 12 and under free. Musical E...

Join the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) on Thursday, May 23, 2013, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The signature Washington event returns to the elegant National Building Museum to honor Sergio Marchionne, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Robert F. Corrao, and Gary Sinise. We wil...

You usually can't get a loftier recognition in any field than being honored with an accolade that pretty much says it all.   As the Gold Medal Award co-honoree at the 52nd Biennial Convention of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania's Sons of Italy, which was held this week in King of Prussia, Francis Recchuiti was aware of a certain irony as he a...

Annette Funicello was born on October 22, 1942, in Utica, New York to Virginia and Joseph – both Italian Americans. When she was four years old, her family relocated to Southern California. Annette grew up with a love of dancing and entertaining.   When she was just 12 years old she was cast as the lead in a local production of the ballet Sw...

Each year, the Myrtle Beach Sons of Italy Lodge #2662 awards a $1,500 scholarship to a high school student of Italian descent. This year's recipient is Christopher Moloney. He is a recent graduate of Socastee High School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.   Moloney and his family were guests for dinner at the lodge the evening the pres...

In 1961 Cape Coral was a tiny but growing community in need of a Fire Department. A group of men encouraged by Gulf American Corporation decided to form a one and on April 9, 1961, the Cape Coral Volunteer Fireman's Association was incorporated by an act of the Florida legislature. Their first elected Chief was Edward Kocik.Ed Kocik and his wife Al...