The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recognizes students each month who study the Italian language at area schools. The students are presented with a monetary gift at a monthly dinner for the honorees and their families hosted by the Lodge. The students also have an opportunity to thank everyone for the honor and often say their speeches in Italia...

A couple of facsimile divas, a piano, 432 well-entertained and -fed guests, one outstanding citizen and, most importantly, 19 students of Italian descent awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships and gifts. Held Saturday at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, the 19th annual Sons of Italy Lodge 2738 Scholarship and Citizen of the Year...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, PRIMO Italiano Lodge 2800, Washington, will again conduct a $1,500 scholarship competition, open to seniors of the Class of 2018 from McGuffey, Trinity and Washington high schools. Applicants must be of at least 25 percent Italian-American descent (one parent at least half Italian), attending a post-secondary school...

From helping firefighters to feeding the hungry. From supporting children with developmental disabilities to aiding victims of domestic violence. From giving military veterans and students a boost to promoting children learning to read to disaster relief.  All of these worthy causes and more are at the heart of a local benevolent organization’s eff...

Some students from Union-Endicott High School are raising money for a local organization while paying homage to their Italian heritage. The U-E Italian Club held a pasta and meatball dinner Thursday night at the Sons of Italy Lodge in Endicott with proceeds benefiting the Mercy House of the Southern Tier. Students, teachers, and volunteers served u...

Sons of Italy Lodge 2738’s 19th scholarship and Italian Citizen of the Year dinner will be held at 6 p.m. March 3 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Nineteen students of Italian heritage will be awarded scholarship and a gift bag. The theme of the event is “2 Divas and Piano,” as the entertainment lineup features celebrity tributes...

Dreamers! In 1905 Doctor Vincenzo Sellaro said this: “Today I have a dream, and a hope that someday, even if it takes one hundred more years before we are fully accepted, our children and their children’s children, even if they carry a single drop of Italian blood, will be able and proud to continue to carry on our traditions, our culture and our l...

Honoring tradition while staying open to unprecedented change is one very tough balancing act. It takes a strong, sure-handed leader to make it work. Enter Vira Girolami, who became national president of the recently renamed Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America in August after serving for more than a decade in other executive roles. By the...

The Rockland Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 recognizes students each month who study the Italian language at area schools. The students are presented with a monetary gift at a monthly dinner for the honorees and their family hosted by the Lodge. The students also have an opportunity to thank everyone for the honor. To date the Lodge has honored nearly 40...

A local contractor has purchased the ITAM Lodge on Waubeek Road, and intends to link the property to a multipurpose venue that he already owns and operates in Lanesborough. New owner Eric Taylor of Peru, who owns Restorations Inc. of Hinsdale, plans to connect the 4 1/2-acre site to the Lake House Guest Cottages of the Berkshires, which he opened i...