4 Bocce Events will be played over the course of the week. Those include an Open Tournament with a $4000 Grand Prize and separate Open National Tournaments with the top place teams earning a medal or trophy for the A and B Divisions.   "Open" Bocce is a type of game that people are most familiar with. Some main characteristics of the game ar...

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. Her mother, Catrine Gallo, is an Italian American whose family is from Sicily. Cyndi was raised in Queens, NY, as a Roman Catholic. She dropped out of high school and moved out on her own when she was 17.   She began singing in local cover bands and working odd jobs to make ends meet. I...

The Binghamton Lodge of the Sons of Italy is celebrating that special milestone this weekend: 100 years of serving the community. Members, friends, and family all gathered at Traditions At The Glen in the Town of Union Friday night. The black tie event featured food, dancing and also reflection on years past.   Located in the heart...

by Patrick Rocchio   A heartwarming toy drive combined the generous efforts of two charitable organizations once again this year to spread holiday cheer to children. The Rotary Club of the Bronx and the Uguaglianza North East Bronx Sons of Italy Lodge #83, bought and distributed toys to children at five schools for special needs kids an...

The Sons of Italy-Geneva Lodge No. 2397 and Hobart and William Smith Colleges will present "A Passport to Italy: An Evening of Food, Wine and Culture" from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva.   The event will include mandolin and accordion music, four travelogues, wine and food tastings and Italian refreshme...

The Sons of Italy in America St. Augustine Lodge 2780 is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2015-16 school year. Scholarships are open to any current St. Johns County High School student with a demonstrable Italian-American heritage (of any proportion) and will be judged by the following primary criteria.   ■ Applicants mus...

The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation is awarding scholarships to high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry. The $1,000 scholarships are available to both public and private high school seniors who are soon to be graduates.   Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, activities in h...

By Noah Manskar The Order Sons of Italy's annual Italian Feast saw its biggest crowd ever last weekend. At least 11,500 people attended the festival at Michael J. Tully Park in New Hyde Park from Aug. 26-30, a record for the event, said Alfonso Squillante, president of the Order's Cellini Lodge. The count not yet final, but the lodge expects...

By Terri Cipponeri The Central Valley Sons of Italy Foundation recently had its 23rd Annual Black Tie Benefit at the beautiful Del Rio Country Club. The Roman-themed evening was a beautiful celebration of what it means to be Italian-American and to dedicate your life to serving others.   We honored Tom and Karyn Gallo for their outstanding...

At their December meeting, look members of the Wakefield Sons of Italy collected a trunk-load of care package items for our troops overseas. Toiletries, site snacks, games and other items were brought to Helping our Troops in Stoneham. Helping our Troops is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting soldiers from Massachusetts. This is a new cause for t...