HerrinFesta Italiana reaches it peak this weekend. The week-long festival features big name bands, great food, and plenty of other things to do. One thing has always been a favorite at the Italian festival: bocce. It's the oldest game known to mankind. HerrinFesta Italiana has made bocce a staple for a quarter century. Travis Caliper has played for...

For the first time in five years, the rain held off, and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) was able to hold its Fifth Annual Congressional Bocce Ball Tournament outdoors. The tournament, held in memory of former NIAF Board Member and Chair of the Foundation’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee Mark Valente, featured 10 t...

The ever popular, always fun, IFNM Bocce Tournament rolls again in Albuquerque. Only 6 two-person team slots left. Register now for the most fun you can have without getting arrested! Saturday, May 20, 2017. 8:00 AM – Approx. 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 21, 2017. 12:00 PM - Approx. 4:00 PM. The North Domingo Baca Park. 7521 Carmel NE, Albuquerque (turn...

Members of the Delmarva Chapter of UNICO National met at the home of John and Connie Subelka to form committees and finalize plans for the fourth annual Bocce Tournament to be held on May 13. The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton. The rain date will be May 20. The entry fee will be...

A local bocce tournament is registering teams of three players for a competition in May at Francis Lewis Park in Whitestone. John Buzzetti, president of the Whitestone Bocce Club, said that he expects approximately 12 to 14 teams to take part in the annual bocce tournament, which was previously held at Bowne Park. The tournament kicks off at 8 a.m....

The 8th Annual Benvenuto Americans of Italian Heritage Charity Bocce Tournament was held on March 18, with all proceeds benefitting Combat Veterans to Careers. A total of 128 players participated at bocce courts at four different locations in The Villages with the finals being played and a delicious lunch served at Hibiscus Recreation Center. The w...

John Vourlis spent 20 years working in Hollywood chasing the dream of making it big in the film business.  The Wickliffe native did pretty well for himself. He began working at a company called LightingStrikes, a lighting company for films. His first job there was as a receptionist. When he left to return home seven years ago, Vourlis was the compa...

Hometown Media Productions is proud to announce today that our documentary feature film Breaking Balls has been selected to screen at the 41st annual Cleveland International Film Festival (www.clevelandfilm.org), running from March 29 to April 9, 2017 at the beautiful Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Breaking Balls is the story of t...

If you are planning on signing up for bocce, then you better hurry up! There are 32 team slots total, and today we signed up our 15th team! It’s amazing! And don’t forget about the early bird sign up! Have your team registered by March 13th at 5pm, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Milo’s gift certificate, that you’ll receive when...

On Nov. 19, 2016, the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association hosted a dedication ceremony of the new Bocce Court at Notre Dame High School. The Bocce Court was donated by the MCIAFA in an effort to introduce Bocce as part of their sports curriculum. In the future, MCIAFA will be reaching out to other high schools in the area to install...