The Kankakee County Lodge of the Sons of Italy goes on record supporting the Concerned Catholics of Kankakee in their effort to keep St. Rose Church open. St. Rose was the host of the Sons of Italy meetings for many years and still has a vital role to play in the community. St. Rose is the oldest Catholic parish in the city of Kankakee. It was foun...

October is National Italian Heritage Month, and in New Jersey the single largest ethnic group is Italian (followed by African and Irish). Almost 20 percent of the state population— more than1.5 million residents — identifies as having Italian heritage, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. But Italians have so melded into the American population over...

Musicologist Alan Lomax stated that “the first function of music, especially of folk music, is to produce a feeling of security for the listener by voicing the particular quality of a land and the life of its people.” Apropos that the Italian Sons and Daughters of America’s folk music and dance troupe would call themselves I Campagnoli, which trans...

The Sons of Italy received a Proclamation from the Mayor of Parsippany and a Key to the City on Columbus Day, October 9, 2017.  The Sons of Italy were recognized for their unselfish service to the community and for making a positive and dramatic difference in the town of Parsippany.  Here is a copy of the proclamation: Township of Parsippany-Troy H...

From pizza and sliders to performances of traditional music, there were plenty staples of Italy at the Italian festival held at the Market Common this past weekend. Officially called Festa Italiana, the event took place on Saturday and Sunday, costing only a dollar to attend, and featuring authentic Italian food and entertainment with plenty more...

After a statue of Christopher Columbus was targeted by vandals in Providence, the head of the local chapter of the Sons of Italy is calling for the effigy to be moved to the community it primarily represents. Presumably in protest of Columbus Day, vandals doused the statue bearing the Italian explorer’s likeness with red paint Monday morning. The s...

The attacks against Christopher Columbus are almost every day in the local and national news. Cities that decide to celebrate Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day, statues vandalized, articles describing Columbus as guilty of genocide, angry people everywhere. Angry are also the Italian Americans, or at least the majority of them. We the Italian...

Frank Baldari from the Myrtle Beach lodge of Sons and Daughters of Italy joined News13 NOW at 9 a.m. on Thursday to talk about the upcoming Festa Italiana. The Fall 2017 edition of the annual festival will be Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. The festival in Myrtle Beach’s Market Common celebrates everything Italian. There will be authentic Ita...

A program on “Italians in Fremont County — their Contributions and Impact,” is set for 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center, 612 Royal Gorge Blvd. The program will be presented by Carol Dunn and Jean Toto on behalf of the Sons of Italy in America, Royal Gorge Lodge. The program is free and open to the public.

Dear friends, tomorrow, October 1st, marks the beginning of Italian-American Heritage Month in New Jersey. This year, more than ever, I urge you to join myself and our fellow OSIA members in celebrating our Italian-American history. In Fourteen Hundred and Ninety-Two Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue. This is the rhyme I was taught in public school as...