This year, 2020, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Lodge Piave Fiume #1036 of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, located in the Town of Watertown. The Piave Fiume Lodge was founded in 1920 by 20 Italian immigrants living in Watertown, Massachusetts. Over the years, the Lodge has met at various locations, including: a back room of a...

It's been a long process and it’s almost there. Recovering from the fire that tore through Sons of Italy. Soon, the kitchen will reopen at the hall after a long wait. Italy is in Todd Procopio's blood and so is Sons of Italy. His dad and his family were members here. Which made January 2017 even more painful. “There were inches of water. TV’s on th...

Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their first installment of $20,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open in 2021 and will highlight the role of OSIA in the community. Left to right: Philip Foglia, Esq., Executive Vi...

A large crowd gathered on the second floor of the Sons of Italy Tuesday night as its board handed out over $52,000 in donations to multiple local organizations. The money is taken from the club’s gambling proceeds. The club is required to donate 60 percent of the funds to local organizations. President Dan Vilello called the 43 organizations to rec...

Paul Loparco has been elected president of the Illinois-Wisconsin Grand Lodge, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. A member of OSDIA since 1999, Loparco served as trustee, vice president and president of Leone D’Oro Lodge #2700 before ascending to the state presidency. “It’s a big step for me and I still have a lot to learn, but I’m certa...

After numerous delays, organizers are tentatively setting a date to reopen Sons of Italy at the end of the month. They hope to open the doors for the organization’s signature lunches and dinners by Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, said Dan Matuella, state lodge president. But there’s a chance the opening could be pushed back to the first week of February. Th...

Methuen resident Jay Bonanno, Methuen, was recognized last month for his countless hours of service to the community. Bonanno was honored during a Modern Woodmen of America member event at the Sons of Italy in Methuen. Jay Bonanno was honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program for his 40 years of outstanding service to the residents of...

The Renovo Sons of Italy Club again played Santa just before Christmas as the club continued to make a difference throughout western Clinton County with contributions that will benefit many for years to come. The club donated $56,000 to over 30 non-profit or financially in need groups on a Sunday afternoon just before the holidays. Donations of thi...

Sons of Italy Akron Lodge 685 members held their annual Christmas party Dec. 7 at St. George Fellowship Center. As part of their mission to give back to the community, donations were given to five local charities, said organization officials. Shown are Debi and Ed Rauckhorst, who were awarded the Pete Silletti Award for outstanding service to the A...

The Illinois/Wisconsin Grand Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America welcomed a new lodge to the family. Lodge Amicizia #2999 of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was chartered on Nov. 2 at Casa Capri in Kenosha. On hand for the ceremony were Lodge President Joseph Cardinali, National 4th Vice President Richard R. Della Croce, Grand Lodge Presi...