October 28 2022 Reception at Villa Firenze in Washington, DC

Some legislators in New York are proposing wiping away the Columbus holiday. Its sponsor in the Senate, Jessica Ramos, also wants all statues of Columbus removed. “As the daughter of a proud indigenous woman, I would love to see a statue honoring the people whose land has been stolen,” she says. Who can argue with the need to respect and honor the...

Dear friends, even in August, ciao from a Rome full of American tourists and empty of us Romans!   In early August a dear friend traveling to Liguria sent me a photo, taken by him. While driving he had seen a sign that had attracted his curiosity, and he knew well that it would interest me as well. The photo is the one you see here: Cogoleto, the s...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism were honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) at its 33rd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthropic...

The Columbus Heritage Coalition and The Columbus Citizens Foundation present "Meet The Candidates," an invitation-only series of evening appearances featuring Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor in the June 28 primary election. Special thanks to the Columbus Citizens Foundation, which is hosting these events at the Foundation Townhous...

The lawsuit between Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and the city of Pittsburgh regarding the fate of the Schenley Park Columbus statue is in the discovery process, and a rally was recently held at the historical site where protestors demanded that the tarps be removed from the monument. Judge John McVay, who is presiding over the suit,...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism will be honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) at its 33rd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthrop...

The Columbus Heritage Coalition and The Columbus Citizens Foundation present "Meet The Candidates," an invitation-only series of evening appearances featuring Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor in the June 28 primary election. "Meet The Candidates" begins on Monday, April 11, with a 6 pm cocktail reception and program to follow for C...

In the constellation of young stars who are stepping up for the true legacy of Christopher Columbus, Robert Petrone is exceptional. An accomplished attorney, author, researcher, and communicator, Robert has focused his considerable energy and many skills on disrupting the lies of those seeking to whitewash the great navigator. Rob excels at present...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism will be honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) at its 33 Annual National Education Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthropic a...