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...

Eight distinguished professional Italian Americans were presented with Leonardo da Vinci Awards of Excellence at the 20th annual Reception and Ceremony on July 18, 2021, at White Eagle Banquets in Niles. The Grand Lodge of IL/WI, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, hosted the event. Paul Loparco, President of the Grand Lodge, welcomed the...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge in Ocean City, Md., is well-known for its annual St. Joseph’s Festival in the spring, where traditional homemade Italian foods were sold for 10 consecutive years, until COVID hit. The festival, held to raise money for lodge charities and high school scholarships, had to be canceled. Not willing to concede to the...

After canceling last year's annual Paesano Days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America returned with the festival celebrating Italian heritage. On Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18, at South City Park in Redding, patrons can enjoy raffles, arts and crafts, music, and, of course, homemade Italian food. T...

Sons of Italy Morris County Chapter 2561 recently donated to Local Charities. Sons of Italy purchased over $1,500 in gift cards and donated them to local charities and families. They were donated to help families for the start of school. They help whenever they can. Some of the charities included Parsippany Food Pantry, JBWS Women’s Shelter among o...

If you love Italian food, you won't want to miss "Festa Italiana", planned for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 in Downtown Chico City Plaza. It's hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy - Vincenzo Bellini Lodge. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Butte County Office of Emergency Management for Evacuation Support. There will be...

In a post on Facebook, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy announced that the 11th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival scheduled for the weekend of September 16th has been cancelled due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. The Blauvelt Sons of Italy posted the following on Facebook: “It is will great regret that we announce that the 2021 Italian Feast is CANCE...