by Catherine Accardi   This article is part one of two parts. Part one investigates the ancient game of Bocce throughout the ages and part two, which will appear in the next issue of the L'Italo Americano newspaper, will explore the modern-day game, where to play, and how to lean to play the Italian way.   My father played bocce ball...

Dedicated athletes competed in a bocce tournament Saturday when the Sons of Italy hosted a Special Olympics event as teams from Belmont and Tuscarawas counties squared off in the traditional Italian game.   The tournament began at 10 a.m. and continued until about 3 p.m. One of the Tuscarawas men's teams won the tournament, with a Tuscarawas...

The three-day Festa Italiana Weekend will kickoff at Ybor City's Italian Club of Tampa from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The annual tradition, benefiting the club's restoration fund, continues through April 11 and 12, with food samples, craft cocktails and other Italian delights.   Featuring more than 70 wines from Italy and eats like anti...

A man with a passion for the sport of his ancestors, Rico Daniele, a leader in Western Massachusetts' Italian American community, continues to be an advocate for his beloved sport of bocce. Daniele and other bocce enthusiasts held a bocce tournament Sunday at the Mount Carmel Society in Springfield's South End neighborhood.   Daniele, t...

By Sean Longoria   Bocce ball is another step closer to becoming a reality at South City Park. Members of the Sons of Italy along with other volunteers spent a few hours Saturday digging what will soon be a fresh pair of courts in anticipation of the group's Paesano Days celebration.   "This is the start," said Carole Dellaragion...

For the 2nd year, the Italian Heritage Society Bocce league has beenchallenged by the Highland Country Club Bocce League to a series ofbocce matches to be played at Highland CC.   IHSI played and soundly beat them last year 14 games to 2.I am asking again for your assistance in responding to their challenge,next Friday evening, July 12th, at...

Ciao, Amici, CIRCOLO ITALIANO BOCCE is again meeting in February for our monthly BOCCE GAME and SOCIAL.   It will be on Sunday, February 16th at 4:00pm at Arnoldi's (corner of Cota and Olive Streets, in Santa Barbara). As in the past, no RSVP is needed and no advance payment is required. The game of bocce is free and each person will pa...

Have you heard about the resurgence in bocce ball, a revered Italian tradition? A new generation of players is taking on Italian-American clubs and grandfathers everywhere at their own game at an ever-increasing rate. It turns out that in addition to the game's appeal as a relaxing backyard past-time, it also provides a framework for the perfect da...

An estimated 12,000 people descended on the grounds of the Wickliffe Italian-American Club over the weekend for the club's annual Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce. The tournament drew 96 men's teams and 14 women's teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Florida and Canada. Along with play that continued past midnight Friday and Satur...

As in cities and towns across the US, the ancient game of Bocce is trending big in Albuquerque. Joe Marchese, arguably the city's most avid and skilled player, stands ready to move it further forward. Beginning on Wednesday, January 14 at 1:00p Joe will be on hand at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center offering tips, tricks and techniqu...