Normally the village’s Sons of Italy chapter is the place to be on the first Friday of every month, as they host their fish fry. However, due to the start of the Lent season leading up to Easter, diners even have more to celebrate as it becomes a weekly occasion.  Friday marked their inaugural weekly fry, where members cooked 220 lbs. of cod, four...

The national organization Order of Sons of Italy in America was started in 1905 to help Italian immigrants assimilate into American society. The group established homes for the elderly, orphanages, credit unions and gave scholarships to help Italian-Americans to succeed in their new country. During the World Wars, the lodges gave to the Red Cross,...

The Little Italy Lodge Foundation (of Little Italy Lodge OSIA 2286) will award $32,000 in educational scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year: two $6,000 and five $5,000 awards will assist students of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, spouses and specific family members may apply. Applications...

The Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center (ECCAC) received a generous $5,000 donation from Bob and Ginger Grappone, who represented the Order of the Sons of Italy in America/Richard A. Capozzola Lodge No. 2865 in Crestview. “We are so appreciative of the Grappones and the Crestview Sons of Italy Lodge for their generous donation,” said Julie Por...

The Order of Sons of Italy in America Peter B. Gay Lodge No. 540 proved that a worldwide pandemic does not deter them from serving the community. This local chapter provided good cheer and a delicious holiday meal to members of CO-OP, a local nonprofit agency supporting individuals with disabilities. While the usual holiday party wasn’t possible th...

It all began in the 1920s when Pittsburgh’s Italian immigrants started forming lodges so members would be able to help one another in times of need. With no government programs to assist people when the bread winner unexpectedly lost a job, or worse yet died, the immigrants could only look to one another for help. The meager dues the immigrants wer...

Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA) Interviews LIVE! hosts Lisa Marie Latino and Mary Kovach will be joined by special guests Chris Colabello and Natalie Spedaliere, co-hosts of the ever-popular Italian American Baseball Foundation-produced Spaghetti and Baseballs program, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 7 pm (EST). OSDIA is the...

Town of Babylon Councilman Anthony Manetta welcomed Anthony Naccarato, President Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York and Carmine Soldano, President of the Constantino Brumidi Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy in Deer Park to Town Hall to recognize them as part of Italian American Heritage Month in the town.  "An...

There were no protests or vandalism, but those who honor Christopher Columbus and those who do not made themselves known on Columbus Day. At the statue of Christopher Columbus in front of Union Station in Washington Square, the local Sons of Italy left a red, white and green wreath honoring Columbus. The explorer is seen in the Italian American com...

Join us as we continue Season 2 of OSDIA Interviews LIVE! next Monday (10/5) at 7pm EST/4pm PST on Facebook Live! For this episode, Robert Bianchi, Lisa Marie Latino and Mary Kovach will be hosting a special episode completely dedicated to education on the history and importance of Christopher Columbus, featuring Commission for Social Justice Natio...