WHAT: Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament - WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10. Court assignments at 9 a.m.; event starts at 10 a.m. - WHERE: 27 Bridge St., Hudson DETAILS: Annual Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament features rolling and ricocheting bocce balls and plenty of trash-talking. For many Italian-Americans, bocce represents a reminder of days gone by and a way t...

The 46th World Series of Bocce gets rolling on Thursday, July 18 at the Toccolana Club, located at 1412 E. Dominick St., and organizers say this year’s event is sure to be a winner. The annual event will run through Sunday evening, as more than 150 teams vie for over $30,000 in prize money. The tournament is free and open to the public, and parking...

Today, we mourn the passing of Mario Massa. At 100 years old, Mario's legacy and impact on the game of bocce are palpable. A past President of the United States Bocce Federation and former President of the Highwood Bocce Club, Mario loved the game of Bocce and was dedicated to promoting the sport. He was instrumental in the emergence of the United...

When Colonel John Pompilio opened the restaurant known as Pompilio’s back in 1933, he did so with the sole purpose of providing a space for friends and families to connect with one another over authentic Italian cuisine. And you can connect with friends and family on July 19 and 20 at Pompilio's 3rd Annual Summer Bocce Bash outside of its Bocce Pat...

Equipped with a glass of wine in one hand and a glow-in-the-dark bocce ball in the other, I’m at the Truckee River Winery on a warm evening at a bocce ball court, trying to figure out how to tap away my opponents’ balls. I may have blown my shot, but the game gives me a chance to relax, catch up with others and participate in some friendly competit...

As 80-year-old Joe Dimambro took out his tape measure, players on the city’s over-55 bocce league waited during a recent game as he gauged which bocce ball was closest to the smaller, white “pallino” ball. While the seniors may not be cutthroat competitors, they still wanted to know who was the most accurate. However, the main draw for the bocce pl...

After six weeks of play, team #3 won first place in the tournament. The winning team was led by Captain Willie Celata along with players: Anthony Antidormi, Natale DeMarco and Mike Romano. As usual, the games were very competitive and challenging. It goes without saying that at times, the competition was not without some confrontational moments. A...

Bocce, the Italian outdoor game generally played on crushed stone or natural soil, has a new surface to play on in Natchez. Pat and Lisa Miller of Natchez Brewing Co. have kicked the game up a notch. They built a bocce court outside at Natchez Brewing and now have to mow it every five days. “Tommy Smith built the court and suggested grass because i...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere’s inaugural “Taste of Italy” BocceFest Sunday saw hundreds participate in a professional bocce tournament, kids activities, award presentations and prizes, raffles, live entertainment, dinner — and indulge in authentic Italian specialties at all day food stations. These days the age-old sport of boc...

The City of Newport’s 28th Annual Italianfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pompilio’s Italian restaurant with Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso’s annual City Bocce Ball Tournament. Teams from eight Northern Kentucky cities will try to knock-off defending champion Cold Spring. In addition to Cold Spring and Newport, cities competing will be Bellevue, C...