Fantastico! Ridgefield High School celebrated Italian Heritage Month throughout October with a special focus on Italian Americans in sports.   On Oct. 28, students studying Italian in levels 1 to 4 Honors celebrated with parties during class periods; celebrations included Italian dance, food and music. Throughout the hallways a chorus of voi...

Today marks the official start of fall. And while we haven't had the typical crisp fall weather lately (not with 70 degree temps and the leaves securely fastened to the tree branches), we are unquestionably in the midst of fall football season. So, where can you find a brunch that feels like fall, combining the best elements of American and interna...

There's a bright future for the Red Sox, and it's colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston's roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last y...

Proceeds from the 2015 West Bank Italian Open were presented at a recent Italian-American Society meeting to Luis Arocha, executive director of Café' Hope, a restaurant training program in Marrero for at-risk youth. The presentation was made by the golf tournament's honorary chairman, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni, and Wayne J. Nocito, wh...

Dear President and Members:The Sports Commission of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts will hold its annual Bocce Tournament onSunday, September 22, 2013 at the Methuen Sons of Italy – 459 Merrimack Street – Methuen, MAbeginning at 9:00 A.M. The Tournament will take place rain or shine on Methuen's indoor bocce courts. The entry fee is $90.00 per fo...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) is holding their 2014 5K Run/Walk to help fight drug abuse on Sunday, July 20, 9 a.m. at the FIAO Soccer Field, at 20th Avenue and 33rd Street. Their new headquarters is at 20-12 21st Ave., Astoria, NY 11105.   The course is five kilometers (3.1 miles) through the local street...

The oldest of six kids in a tight Italian-American family from South Jersey Baltimore Ravens star Joe Flacco is one of the only Italian-American Quarterbacks in the NFL. Much less, he's the face of the franchise going forward and there's no other player on their team right now who is more valuable to the Ravens than Joe Flacco. He's good as well a...

Relevent Sports and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission today announced that Real Madrid and F.C. Internazionale, better known as Inter, will meet August 10 at 1 p.m., Central Time, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. The match will mark the first men's soccer match at the Edward Jones Dome, which previously featured the...

A new Colorado-based distributor is offering North American dealers an array of Italian brands, both well known and obscure in these parts.   Italian Bicycle Group N.A. is distributing brands including: Almarc Nuova, Artigiana Selle, Barco Cicli, Bistark, Cecchini Team (Chakra, Gold Race and Olympic Ring), Chiossi Cicli, Ciclitorino, Ciocc,...

How many clubs in the world experience fan protests ... during preseason? AS Roma, for one. The Giallorossi are already under plenty of pressure a full month before the start of the new Serie A campaign on August 25 — a direct result of a sixth-place league finish and an Italian Cup final loss to archrivals Lazio.   Although the club h...