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...

The IAC Ladies Auxiliary team, representing the Italian Athletic Club of Stockton, won the silver medal in the Open B Division at the United States Bocce Federation's U.S. National Championships during the week of June 21-27 in Methuen, Mass. The IAC Ladies Team competed against other U.S teams and pulled out the silver medal with seven wins and t...

4 Bocce Events will be played over the course of the week. Those include an Open Tournament with a $4000 Grand Prize and separate Open National Tournaments with the top place teams earning a medal or trophy for the A and B Divisions.   "Open" Bocce is a type of game that people are most familiar with. Some main characteristics of the game ar...

Playing a game doesn't get more Italian than bocce. "The game of bocce is a very, very simple game," said Giuseppe DeLucia of North Haven. Several times a week a large group gathers to play bocce at the East Haven Italian-American Club. The club has an indoor court which allows them to play year-round.   The majority of the men who...

The United States Bocce Federation today announced the selection of Campo di Bocce of Livermore to host the 2016 National Bocce Championships slated for June 25th through July 2nd this coming year.  This is the 5th time Campo di Bocce will have hosted this national sporting event.   "One of the reasons Campo di Bocce was chosen to host...

by Victoria L. Cann   On Saturday, bocce ball teams and spectators gathered at Ferguson Memorial Park to participate in the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Bocce Tournament. "This is the biggest it has been. We have 15 teams this year," said Carl Felosa, festival board member. "It's the best year we've had. We had plenty...

Ferragosto, the mid-August Italian holiday, is celebrated in Italy with picnics and informal outdoor gatherings. The Italian Cultural Center invites you, and your family, to a picnic-style celebration to be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Tartan Park in Lake Elmo, on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The ICC event will take place near the bocce courts and...

Bocce has been a staple in Little Italy for as long as anyone can remember. But it was always a game the old folks played. "I never played as a kid," says Francis Blatterman, who helps run the Tuesday and Wednesday night Little Italy Bocce League at the D'Alesandro Park courts, off Stiles Street.   "Some of the older men, they played."&...

New Jersey BOCCE Invitational will be held on June 21, 2014 at Colonial Park in Franklin, NJ. The start time is 10am. One of the founders of the New Jersey BOCCE Invitational, Frank Valanzola, was a lifelong HRC parishioner.   Nine years ago, he & Pat DeChirico had the vision to start the Invitational with the mission of supporting worth...