The Sons of Italy in Bellaire is once again continuing its annual tradition - making 1.5 tons of sausage for the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival. Members of the Sons and area volunteers gathered in the kitchen Tuesday morning to prepare its famous homemade sausage. "We don't use any fillers, we don't use any chemicals, it's all g...

While FDR had his fireside chats, I experienced porch side chats where I learned much about my heritage. It is well known that weekly Sunday suppers were a special time for large Italian families. It was a day of rest, except of course for Italian mothers — but they loved it, as they had an opportunity to enjoy the company of relatives and visiting...

Although it was hot and storms were predicted, the Lodge went ahead with a wonderful barbecue for the June meeting. Laurie Rizzo of Laurie's 909 cooked up hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages. Members rounded out the meal by providing wonderful salads and desserts. There was discussion about which charities the lodge would support in 2021. It was decid...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of Illinois/Wisconsin will honor eight outstanding individuals from all walks of life at the 20th annual Leonardo da Vinci Awards of Excellence Gala. The event is slated for July 18 at White Eagle Banquets in Niles and will feature a buffet luncheon at noon and an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tickets...

The New York State Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their final installment of $40,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open Spring 2022 and will highlight the role of NYSOSIA in the community. This exciting commitme...

Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. He lived his life promoting Christianity and holding true to his values. He made four voyages in rough conditions to the New World, initially believing he was going to meet the Grand Khan and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with the intention of converting the local people to Christianity. Columbus...

Today the House of Representatives of the Italian Parliament almost unanimously approved the motion presented by parliamentarians Fucsia Fitzgerald Nissoli and Federico Mollicone in defense of Christopher Columbus. It is a historic day. The motion was discussed on October 26, 2020 and it has been voted today. It was originally signed by 53 parliame...

The Sons of Italy hosted the Special Olympics Bocce Tournament in Bellaire Saturday, Belmont County -- Tuscarawas County -- and Carroll County all had teams that came out to play, in addition to some Unified teams. After having to take a year off because of the pandemic, the athletes and organizers alike were excited to get together again -- and pl...

The Sons of Italy will again host a bocce tournament for the Special Olympics after the beloved event was curtailed last year by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 at the Sons of Italy, 3848 Belmont St. Representatives of the club and of Belmont County Special Olympics spoke about the Italian sport and...

The Order of the Sons of Italy Lodge #1309 is offering a $500 Scholarship available to a Salida High School Senior. The organization offers the scholarship every spring to graduates of Salida High School or Horizons Exploratory Academy, to be used towards college or a trade/vocational school.  Students must be graduating this May 2021 and must be o...