The City of Newport’s 28th Annual Italianfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pompilio’s Italian restaurant with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso’s annual City Bocce Ball Tournament. Teams from eight Northern Kentucky cities will try to knock-off defending champion Cold Spring. In addition to Cold Spring and Newport, cities competing will be Bellevue, C...

On Saturday, the Bellaire Sons of Italy will host a Bocce tournament for the Special Olympics of Belmont County. Several years ago, the Special Olympics of Belmont County added Bocce to the list of it offers to individuals in the county with intellectual disabilities. Over the last few years, the sport has gained more and more interest from the ath...

Some say it's "BAH' chee" while others say "BOH' chee" but no matter how you pronounce it, the sport served as a competition for a cause this Memorial Day weekend. Old Forge Sons of Italy hosted their 5th annual bocce tournament as a way to help veterans. Participants paid a 100 dollar entrance fee for a four-person team. Those proceeds benefit Sai...

Reps. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) won the annual congressional bocce tournament hosted at law and lobbying firm Venable LLP on Wednesday evening. The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sponsored the tournament, which began in 2012. The participants played bocce on the court on the roof of Venable's D.C. offices. Pascrell...

On Saturday, May 25, the Old Forge Sons of Italy will host its annual bocce tournament, at the Arcaro and Genell bocce courts on Main Street, to benefit Saint Francis Commons, a newly constructed housing facility designed to provide transitional housing to homeless veterans. The entrance fee for a four-person team is $100. All teams play a minimum...

Community members, government leaders and local Special Olympics athletes gathered Thursday at the Don Fox Community Park entrance near North Castle Heights Avenue for a ribbon cutting for Lebanon’s newest park addition, a series of bocce ball courts. Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash said it was just one addition to the growth of the city’s parks, an addit...

Pinstripes, a dining experience that offers bowling and bocce, has announced plans to open its first Northeast location in the currently under construction SoNo Collection mall. Pinstripes, Inc. announced Thursday their partnership with Brookfield Properties to open three new locations, including one in Norwalk. According to a press release, the tw...

You can think of modern bowling as a distant cousin of bocce. In England, they have “bowls,” a lawn version of the game using a flattened ball which is rolled like a wheel (bocce balls are always spherical). The Latin word bottia (ball) is the root of the Italian word boccia or bocce. Latin also used the word boulles (balls), hence the name bowls f...

Bravo, Little Italy is getting new bocce courts! These well-loved and popular courts on Stiles Street are being refurbished after having seen hundreds of bocce games and tournaments throughout the decades. How did this project evolve? The bocce courts were built in 1993 on behalf of the Little Italy Community Organization (LICO) for the community,...

The Italian American Society of Marco Island held their annual Dale Johnson Memorial Bocce Picnic at Mackle Park with 125 members and guests enjoying a great barbecue of chicken, sausage and peppers, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, assorted desserts and music with DJ Steve Reynolds. The picnic signals the end of the Monday afternoon league for the se...