The Cesare Battisti Lodge of Schererville, Indiana, will celebrate its centennial in grand fashion at a Nov. 9 gala. The event will include an antipasti table, traditional Italian dinner and live entertainment featuring the sounds of the Jersey Boys, Rat Pack & Motown. Tickets are $60 per person with open bar; formal attire is required. Formed in 1...

Denise Alessandrini has spent more than 20 years in the Prince of Piedmont Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. As president of the women’s auxiliary, she’s usually at the lodge a couple times a week, helping to plan fundraisers that support scholarships and other worthy causes. But until April 13, there was one important thin...

More than 100 Italian Americans spent the afternoon of Sept. 29 dancing at America Lodge No. 2245’s 49th annual scholarship Dinner Dance. The Lodge aims to preserve Italian culture and history. Every year, it grants several local students a college scholarship award, as well as five local students with an Italian Language Award. This year, Lodge me...

You may be busy raising your family or serving as a caregiver for relatives and regret not having the time to help improve your community. The Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany and Sons of Italy #2561 has a solution to that dilemma. On Thursday, October 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., you can help improve the lives of others and have fun while do...

There is more to celebrating Italian traditions than to feast on pizza or pasta at home or at a restaurant, especially with the approach of Columbus Day each year. Columbus Day, a federal holiday, occurs in October during national Italian Heritage Month. So how can one best appreciate and celebrate things Italian this month and beyond, whether you...

On Monday, four men who have demonstrated ongoing support and recognition of the cultural and heritage significance that Columbus Day symbolizes will be inducted into the Pueblo Columbus Day Hall of Fame. Only one, however, has an Italian surname: an accurate reflection of what the New Columbus Day Celebration is all about. Three years ago, in an a...

Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton recently honored Angelo and Kathryn Grande for their decades-long work in helping to preserve Italian heritage and culture. The Grandes have been active members of the Order Sons of Italy in America Loggia Glen Cove #1016 for more than 40 years. Kathryn and Angelo served as Loggia President from 2000 t...

The City of St. Helena has proclaimed “Italian Heritage Month” in October for the first time. According to Chairman Anthony Micheli, local Italians, Sicilians and Swiss Italians (from the Swiss Canton Ticino) were important to the modern Napa Valley Wine Industry. The Nichelinis, Salminas, and other Italians and Swiss Italians continued to grow gra...

A heaping helping of Olde World Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 15th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept.28. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, the festival will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues a...

Hofstra University celebrated “Italy’s culture and culinary influence on America” by hosting its 27th Annual Italian Festival on the south campus on Sunday, Sept. 15. The Italian Experience Festival, emceed by host of “Sabato Italiano” on WRHU-FM and President of the Association of Italian American Educators Cavaliere, Josephine Maietta, is a popul...