Sons & Daughters Of Italy is holding a drive-up and drop off food collection to benefit the St. Thomas More food pantry. The food collection will be held Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm at St. Thomas Church, 12 Hollywood Avenue, Fairfield. President of Sons & Daughters of Italy, Dan Scirica, said that giving back to communities is one of the reasons...

A steering committee of leaders of Italian American organizations is set to meet with Representative Lee Zeldin this weekend. On the agenda are critical issues fomented from a series of recent negative events that impact the Italian American community in the State of New York and the Tri-State area. The steering committee, comprised of representati...

N.Y. Gov. Kathy Hochul is under fire by the Italian American community following a series of alarming decisions. Gov. Hochul walked in the Columbus Day parade on the morning of Oct. 11, then, hours later, she attempted to cancel the navigator’s namesake holiday by proclaiming Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. After a public outcry, she amended th...

Area veterans stopped by the Sons of Italy on Monday, where they and their families enjoyed a free meal in honor of Veterans Day this Thursday. Sons of Italy President Bill Ault said 300-350 meals are usually served at the annual event. “We’re just honored to have so many veterans in the valley, and I hope the majority of them come in and enjoy a m...

As Italian Heritage Month approached this year, I began to think about the events in our nation’s history that played a seminal role in shaping both my identity as an Italian American and my understanding of Italian American history: In elementary school it was the Great Arrival, the period during which millions of our ancestors came to the United...

Through the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), and hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) has awarded nearly $61 million in scholarships to date. In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 15 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership G...

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Lodge 2245 held a celebratory dinner on Sept. 26 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Elmont-Franklin Square lodge. The dinner, said lodge President Andrew Monteleon, was held for “people who believe in the lodge” and its mission to bolster Italian-American pride and serve community members. Th...

October 10 (Sunday). March in the Long Island Columbus Day Parade! Main Street (25A) Huntington, Long Island (assembly area: Town Hall Parking Lot). Grand Marshals for 2021: Grand Lodge of NY State Immediate Past President Anthony Naccarato Former NY Yankee Legend Joe Pepitone; News 12 L.I. Anchor Rich Barrabi; WRHU Hofstra Radio Producer/Host and...

The Sons and Daughters welcomed two new Sisters at the most recent meeting. Marianne Long and Rebecca LeSaffra, both of Melrose, were initiated in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Officers Paula Sasso, Laurie Rizzo, Adriana Guida, and Debbie Trembley provided the mission and values of the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. Marianne and Rebecca al...

Although geography tends not to be the most scintillation of subjects, plenty of the folks attending the Washington Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday spent quite a bit of time looking at map. “This is the most popular thing, I think, of the whole festival,” Tina Calabro said before thinking twice and adding, “Besides the food.” The South Straba...