The Italian-American Civic League will be hosting their 82nd annual All-State Italian Day at Lagoon on August 9th, 2015. Italians from the Salt Lake, Ogden, Park City, Tooele and Carbon County have made this an unforgettable family tradition. Not Italian? Don't worry, you can still take advantage of the discount Lagoon tickets as well as great food...

By Davide Arminio   There's a game that's becoming increasingly popular in New Mexico, and it's not American. It's bocce (also called "boccie" or "bocci" in English) and it's one of the oldest games played by mankind. Invented probably in ancient Egypt some five thousand years ago, spread throughout the Roman Empire, then solidified in...

Silvano Pieri survived World War II in a small village near Lucca, Italy, and came to America in 1946. A retired lamp-maker, Pieri has hands as big and tough as catcher's mitts and his accent is as thick as tomato paste.   But when he rolls a bocce ball with his classic soft touch, it looks like a supple hand gently turning a key. The secre...

07/14/2015 - 5:30 PM / 9:00 PM - Il Fornaio, 18051 Von Karman, Irvine CA Registration: IALOC Members Only – Free; Non-Members – $10.00 (USD) Appetizers are free, as our sponsor, Domestic Violence Legal Center, will be graciously covering the cost.   The bocce tournament will guarantee that you will play at least 1 game....

More than 30 members of Clark Unico joined the Clark Recreation Department in christening a newly installed bocce court on Sept. 26. The celebration included pizza, desserts and Italian music as guests learned the game and played against each other.   The court was donated by The Keith W. Dolan Memorial Fund and was installed by Steve Patern...

Peggy Fransen prepared to toss her bocce ball into a crowded field of red and green spheres, all huddled around a little white pallino. She had a strategic conundrum. Should she try to knock out an opponent's red ball or try to land her green one closest to the pallino, a small white ball? Or, take the safe route and throw it outside the scrum...

By Kevin Parrish   STOCKTON - It was 105, and romance was in the air. Brittany Jasmann of Stockton and Michael Blohm of Ripon, both in their 20s, were on their second date. She talked him into going to Sunday's premiere Festa Italiana at the Waterloo Gun and Bocce Club. They barely got inside the gate when two makeshift bocce court...

On a day when the rain and clouds disappeared by late afternoon, Pompilios Restaurant hosted more than 15 elected or appointed officials in shirt sleeves or ties on two soil courts for bocce ball. About 30 spectators drank in the action.   For Ken Rankle, mayor of Dayton, Ky., the annual bocce ball game at Pompilios is the only time he plays...

Bocce, gentlemen? Sorry ladies, this month's article is about a men's-only club! Recently, I was graciously welcomed for a visit at the Italian American Citizens Club of Lynn, where I had the great pleasure of meeting the club members. When I was first approached to write an article about their bocce league, I imagined that I would hear about the...

The Greater Ramsey chapter of UNICO National, an Italian-American service organization that engages in charitable works, is hosting a Bocce Playoff that promises to be great fun while raising funds to support charities in the Ramsey community.   The tournament will take place Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Ramsey Pool Bocce Courts from 11 a.m. to 3...