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...

Members of the Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage club recently held their 10th annual Bocce Tournament for charity. This year’s tournament, in honor of late club memberTony DiMare, raised more than $5,000, which will be presented to Cornerstone Hospice at the Benvenuto’s April club meeting. “Tony was one of the founding members of our club,”...

Last week, GreaterPatchogue published a story about a Ping Pong bar that could possibly come to Patchogue. Facebook commenters responded positively for Ping Pong —  yet some cried out for a bocce bar in the village. Sal Martinico asked, “How about a bocce ball bar too?” Nat Scaccianoce wrote: “Yes on a bocce bar … “ Well, Patchogue already has a bo...

The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana Bocce Committee invites you to enter a team for an 8-week bocce ball schedule. League play begins April 1/2 through May 20/21. Games will be held in Lacy Park, at Greer & McCarty Streets. - Please provide a second night preference, if applicable. - If your requested evening is filled, we will look to your 2nd...

The championship team for the Fall 2018 season was made up of Angelo DiGirolamo, Anthony Gaeta, Richie Delliago and Gaspar Ostuni. Awards were presented to the winning team at a banquet held on Tuesday, November 6th at the Flaming Grill Restaurant in Revere. The Friends are carrying on a long time tradition of playing bocce at the North End Park, t...