Leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and military received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage. Bruno Ciacciarelli (President of Roadtex Transportation), Vivian Cardia...

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...

The American Academy in Rome has received a $3 million gift from Musa and Thomas Mayer. The donation was made in honor of Musa’s father, artist Philip Guston, a former Rome Prize winner. With the funds, the academy will establish a new fellowship, the Philip Guston Rome Prize in Visual Arts. “When my father was awarded the Rome Prize in 1948, he wa...

A popular and tasty fundraiser for the Penrickton Center for Blind Children is returning to Wyandotte for its 13th year. Hosted by the Downriver Italian American Club, “A Taste of Italy” features a sampling of Italian food from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22 at the Bentley Banquet Center (formerly the Downriver Italian American Club Hall), 646 Biddle Ave. Ital...

The West Orange High School (WOHS) Italian Club recently sponsored an inspiring visit for World Language students from Andrea Turco, a successful graphic designer and advocate who was born deaf. "The theme of Andrea's visit was "Language has no barriers," said Italian teacher Rosanna Zamloot. "My goal was for not only the Italian Club members but a...

The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 President Louis Amato donated $750.00 to Valerie Fund in support of their upcoming event on Saturday, June 8 in Essex County’s Verona Park. Parsippany resident Bella Rocco, a Parsippany High School Senior, and former patient of Valerie Fund, accepted the donation on their behalf. Bella has...