"Isn't that a men's organization?" Have you ever heard this? I've been confronted with this statement many times since I began working for the Sons of Italy in 2011.   Contrary to popular belief, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was originally named Ordine Figli d'Italia, which literally translates to Order Children of Italy. As suc...

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of It...

The Order Sons of Italy will honor U.S. Congressman Tom Marino with the Guglielmo Marconi Award on August 17, 2013, during its 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia. The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the OSIA's highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially t...

All Joseph DiTrapani knew about his family was that they came from Palermo so it was a challenge for the genealogical firm, My Italian Family to research the lineage of this former OSIA president and current president of the Sons of Italy Foundation®.   In big Italian cities like Palermo, researchers must contend with a byzantine and illogic...

CELLINI LODGE #2206 OSIA of New Hyde Park, Order Sons of Italy in America will be hosting its ANNUAL FESTIVAL in August 2014. Much of the Festivals proceeds will be used to continue the Lodge's contributions to charitable programs.   DATES: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 6:...

The Sons of Italy of Norwalk will hold its annual Marconi Scholarship Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Chatham Manor. The scholarship fund was established in 1965 for deserving high school graduates of Italian descent pursuing four year degree programs.   This year's recipients are David Newsom and Jessica Somma who will receive $4,0...

Anthony T. Rossi was born in Messina, Italy. As a young man he immigrated to the United States and settled in Long Island in 1921. During the 1930s he operated a grocery store and relocated to Bradenton, FL to operate various food establishments. Anthony grew weary of being a restaurateur and decided to pioneer a new t...

September 17/20 - Blauvelt Sons of Italy - 46 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, New York 10913Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 17th – 20th: Four Day Festival offers something for every Member of the Family   The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this Sept...

The Illinois Order Sons of Italy Foundation is accepting applications for $1,000 college scholarships. Graduating high school seniors who are fully or partially of Italian ancestry can apply. Applicants will be selected based on financial need, scholastic achievements, high school activities showing character and leadership, a personal essay a...

As the school year draws to a close and many of us begin to think about summer vacation, I write to ask for your support of the Sons of Italy Foundation's (SIF) scholarship program. I'm confident that, after reading the rest of this email, you will feel compelled to help in whatever way you can.   You see, last week nearly 900 people -- many...