Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council 6342 of Absecon and Galloway Township will sponsor its 10th annual Italian Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Historic Smithville Village Green in Galloway township. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live Italian music at the main entrance provided b...

As one of its national goals “service above self,” UNICO members remain faithful to helping those in need, as an individual effort or in cooperation with other charitable organizations. Financial donations were given to the Knights of Columbus in support of their 40 Cans for Lent Drive, and to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which provides food an...

An obscene message was spray-painted on the base of the Christopher Columbus monument in Columbus Circle over the weekend. Authorities discovered the vandalization Saturday evening, less than three weeks after police took down the protective barricade that had surrounded the statue since last summer. A spokesperson for the Knights of Columbus’ nati...

Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus is a thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film...

America has always been a beacon for those brave enough to venture to her shores. Although, what they find might not always live up to their fantasies. Such was the case in the late 1800s, with wave after wave of Italian immigrants landing on the shores of America. The Italians brought with them their food, language and religion. However,  early Am...

Produced by the Knights of Columbus and National Columbus Education Foundation. The documentary will air Columbus Day weekend on EWTN with two separate showings: Sunday, October 11 at 10:00 p.m. Monday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. *Note, after the documentary airs on EWTN it will be available for on Demand viewing via www.kofc.org/Columbus. Here is the...

They were one of the first American fraternal societies not to prohibit black membership in their constitution. During World War I, with the slogan “Everybody Welcome, Everything Free” atop their doors, they managed the only racially integrated facilities available to American troops, three decades before the U.S. military integrated its ranks. And...

In its annual recognition of Italian heritage organizers of the New Columbus Day celebration and dinner will salute one organization and four individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pueblo community. Those to be honored include: The Knights of Columbus. Hector Chiariglione. The late Rev. Ben Bacino. John Panepinto. Louie Carleo....

The 66th annual Cleveland Columbus Day Parade will step off at noon Monday, October 8. The parade will take place in Little Italy, where it moved in 2003 after decades downtown. The 16th parade in Little Italy will begin at Murray Hill and Cornell Roads and proceed north to East 125th Street and Fairview, then turn north on Fairview and march back...

Tickets for the Second annual Columbus Day Hall of Fame dinner are on sale. The dinner will held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Cost of the tickets is $35. They may be ordered by calling 719-671-0205. This year's inductees include: The Knights of Columbus Organization; the late Hector Ch...