Year after year Piazza Nuova Lodge member Barbara Lawless and her volunteer friends, Jennifer Gallagher and Lisa Baxter, pack clothing for shipment to impoverished American-Indian reservations.   "We are happy doing God's work," said Lawless, who organizes the purchase, packing and mailing of the clothing to impoverished Native American fami...

Federico Fellini was born on January 20, 1920, in Rimini, Italy. Growing up he was interested in art, cartoons, and producing puppet shows. He unsuccessfully attempted to draw and sell caricatures to tourists in Rimini. When he was 18, Federico moved to Rome to study law, but dropped out shortly after and began to work for local newspapers instead....

by Micheal P. Lombardo   I was asked by members of the Centennial Committee of the Christopher Columbus Lodge #216 Order of the Sons of Italy to write a history of the Lodge since its inception in 1913. In conducting my research I have discovered that few documents seem to exist, most having been lost, damaged or destroyed as a result o...

We celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. Many Italian-Americans observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage.   As tradition, the Roma Lodge will be presenting a memorial wreath at the celebration. The program of the days celebration is below. NCCA Program...

The La Famiglia Scholarship Committee of the Little Italy Lodge is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2015 competition. This program is a benefit for children and grandchildren of Lodge members in good standing. $5,000 Guy Matricciani Senior Scholarship awarded to Elizabeth Giudice, a junior at Stevenson University. (Lodge member spons...

by Roberto Zanni L'elenco è lunghissimo, se ne contano 366 in tutti gli Stati Uniti, in 39 dei 50 stati, più District of Columbia. Di cosa stiamo parlando? Si chiama '2014 Italian Festival Directory' ed è stata compilata dal 'The Order Sons of Italy in America' (l'organizzazione più grande e più antica che raccoglie gli immigrati italiani negli US...

Patrick L. Gilkey, a Lincoln High senior has been awarded a 2015 Corona D'Italia $500.00 scholarship. This award is given to a child or grandchild of an active member of the Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 or Sons of Italy #607 who attain the scholastic record and involvement in school activities as required.   The grandson of member Mary Jane Fo...

The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this September 17th through italianfestthe 20th. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the four day celebration of all things Italian and has been recognized as one of the biggest events in Rockland County.   T...

By Frank Cahill   Joe Jannarone, President of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 of Parsippany, and Mayor James Barberio are seen presenting gift cards to Regina Braham. Regina is the Director of Community Relations for Jersey Battered Women's Service (JBWS). Sons of Italy has been supporting the charitable needs of JBWS and other organizations f...

Sons of Italy, Paradiso Lodge No. 2743, will hold a drawing for a $300 grand prize during its 15th annual pasta and meatball dinner fundraiser 12:30-5:30 p.m. March 8 at Paradise Ridge Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road.   Drawing tickets for other prizes and gift baskets will be three for $5 or 10 for $10, benefitting scholarships and local c...