Each year, the IAA supports the KSO by sponsoring the “Lou Perry Bocce Tournament,” which is named in honor of longtime IAA board member Lou “Mr. Bocce” Perry. The bocce tournament is one of the more popular events at the KSO.  As part of our support, Bob Scorcolini, IAA Board Member and the IAA’s representative to the Kentucky Special Olympics (KS...

My first trip to Sicily was pre-GPS in the early 2000s. Desperately lost in the chaos of downtown Palermo on a congested one-way street, I yelled over honking horns to ask a policeman how to get to my hotel. “Well, you can go straight, left, left, and left again, then right … or,” he paused and waved his hands with the drama of an opera star, “you...

Enzo Biagi lo definì ‘uno dei pochi italiani da esportazione’. E quanto coniato dal grande giornalista per descrivere Enzo Ferrari è confermato da “Ferrari Rex – Biografia di un grande italiano del Novecento”, la monumentale quanto scorrevole opera scritta da Luca Dal Monte, già direttore della comunicazione Maserati e responsabile della comunicazi...

The Italian-American Festival plans to install two bocce courts on Market Square by June. The city has OK’d the group’s request to build in the northwest corner, parallel to the parking lot, said City Engineer Dan Moeglin. They are surface courts with a raised border. “It doesn’t need a whole lot of formality,” he said. City crews removed a few pin...

The possibility was last touted in 2010 by former Giro d'Italia director Angelo Zomegnan, who attended a reception at the Italian embassy in Washington, DC for a project to bring the race there in 2012. The city was considered a front runner out of three candidates, but faded after the DC Mayor Adrien Fenty lost his re-election bid and Zomegnan was...

Marco Belinelli sta disputando un’ottima, l’ennesima, stagione in NBA. Probabilmente non vincerà l’anenonllo e non riceverà, ancora una volta, i complimenti dal Presidente ma si sta togliendo parecchie soddisfazioni. E noi di tutto questo non possiamo che gioire. Il ragazzo di San Giovanni in Persiceto, come saprete, non è stato però il primo itali...

What: N.Y. Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso has put forth a US $500 million plan (half of which would be his own investment) for an American soccer entity to rival MLS and boost U.S. Soccer. Why it matters: A push to host a future FIFA World Cup, providing a major boost to the sport in North America, would be helped by an even stronger, more unified pro...

Enrolled at the same school Mike Piazza attended over 30 years ago in the Sunshine State, Team Italy women's softball standout Chiara Biasi gained invaluable experience playing abroad for the 2018 Miami Dade College Lady Sharks. Chiara BiasiWhile competing in the 2017 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women's World Championship in...

After signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners in January and playing in 19 Cactus League games during 2018 Spring Training in Arizona, Team Italy outfielder John Andreoli was assigned to Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Starting the season as the team's leadoff hitter, John Andreoli has since flourished by leading the squad in...

The Friends Of The North End (FONE), began their 12th annual Spring Bocce season on Sunday, April 22. The season will continue every Sunday until May 27, followed by an award ceremony banquet where trophies will be given to the winning team. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, the same location...