It’s been a tough year for Italians in Los Angeles. Columbus Day officially got the axe, and was renamed Indigenous People’s Day to atone for the sins of Christopher Columbus six centuries ago. And the Feast of San Gennaro Festival Los Angeles — an annual Italian street festival in Hollywood held to raise funds for charities and celebrate National...

The second annual Washington Italian Heritage Festival will be held from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Community Pavilion on South Main Street in downtown Washington. The festival will feature activities for all ages, including the crowning of Little Miss Italy at 2 p.m., a “grape stomp” and wine-tasting competition at 3 p.m., Tarantella folk danc...

The Villa Maria Knights of Columbus No. 6342 is holding their seventh annual Italian Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at Historic Smithville and Village Green in Galloway Township. The rain date is the same time but on Sunday, Oct. 1. Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All-Star Band, featuring Tony DeLuca, will play Italian music ma...

The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado. The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” that originate...

The Knights of Columbus have been preparing to welcome Pope Francis to the U.S. this autumn with record-setting charity, having raised more than $173 million in 2014. The world's largest Catholic fraternity achieved an all-time record in donations and community service hours in 2014.   The Knights of Columbus raised more than $173.5 mil...

At a recent audience, Pope Francis encouraged the Knights of Columbus to continue working towards the renewal of society through their charitable efforts, prayer and the witness of their lives. Meeting with the organization's Board of Directors on Oct. 10, the Pope thanked the Knights for their prayers on his behalf.   "On this occasion...

by Steve Prisament   Everyone was Italian at Historic Smithville Saturday, Sept 26. The annual Italian Festival filled onsite parking across Moss Mill Road and brought in those who wanted to try some dancing, maybe play a little bocce or just try some of the Italian food specialties. Sponsored by Villa Marie Council 6342 of the Knights...

by Valerie L. Valdez   What's better than enjoying a festive evening, great food and raising money for a good cause at the same time? That was the idea behind the Italian Dinner Fundraiser on April 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. "This annual event was hosted by the Knights of Columbus Assembly 1809 to help raise money for the scho...

An oompah band played "When the Saints Go Marching In" as members of New Haven's oldest Italian-American mutual aid society carried its dollar-and-jewelry-bedecked patron through the streets of Wooster Square Sunday afternoon. It was the 114th year of the Old World-style ritual, and 73-year-old Patti Masto-Toni has participated in 73 of them. The...

The George Washington Lodge of OSIA, will host a Chicken Dinner (Italian Style) benefiting National COPILAS at the George Brent Council, Knights of Columbus Hall at All Saints Catholic Church located at 9300 Stonewall Road. Manassas ,Va.20110. Members of the Lodge and the Knights of Columbus will be preparing and serving the food. The dinner is $7....