Friday, January 23, 2015 (6 PM). Location: Villa Penna Banquet and Restaurant, 43985 Hayes, Sterling Hgts, MI 48313 The 3rd Annual Bocce with the Brothers fundraising event will feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, silent auction, live entertainment, plus unlimited bocce ball. Tickets are $50 and only available in advance by calling: Kristen a...

by John McDevitt For decades, the open-air food market along South Ninth Street in South Philadelphia has been the place to go for fine cheeses, meats, and produce. Now, the so-called "Italian Market" is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year. The fun gets started on May 16th and 17th...

Cheyenne's members of the Mia Maria Lodge of the Order of Sons of Italy want to share their heritage with you. "We are working with the city to fund a Bocce Course in one of our public parks," says Jenny Craig, a runner who is a member of the group.   These groups of Italian- Americans want to introduce the age old game of Bocce Ball to Chey...

The Sons of Italy chapter in Ashtabula finds itself in the middle of a triangle — a bocce triangle, that is. A sport that originated in Italy, bocce has a solid following in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania among other places, with the Cleveland, Youngstown and Erie areas all producing competitive leagues and tournaments. When those...

By Alex Hines   The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is still a few weeks away, but events leading up to the festival were already underway, including in Shinnston Saturday morning, where the organization held its annual bocce tournament. The yearly event is unique in that it provides an opportunity for everyone in a family to enjoy a...

By Marie Mischel   For 80 years, All State Italian Day at Lagoon has meant one thing to Gloria Goddard and her family: tradition.   Goddard's Aunt Irene was a charter member of the Italian-American Civic League and would take the young Gloria with her to the organization's meeting. The first All State Italian Day celebrated the end of...

If strength is in numbers, then bocce ball is alive and well in Dayton, Ohio. You may remember we did a story on the Sons of Italy, Bella Villa Hall's men's bocce league. Well move over fellas, it is the ladies' turn! Thursday's in the summer, the bocce courts are ruled by the women. Now, let's get rollin'....   HERE'S THE SKINNY O...

by Lance Armstrong   A tradition continued at East Portal Park at 51st and M streets last weekend, as descendants of immigrants from Castanga in the Calabria region of Italy presented the 17th edition of the Calabrese Picnic.   The Sunday afternoon and early evening gathering drew more than 100 people of Italian descent who enjoyed po...

by Adam Cairns   The Columbus Italian Club held its annual bocce tournament at its headquarters in Grandview Heights on Aug. 19. The annual tournament has been conducted since the courts were built 26 years ago.   Bocce was an ancient Roman sport that dates back to pre-B.C. era and is still popular within the Italian culture. The summ...

Dear President and Members:The Sports Commission of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts will hold its annual Bocce Tournament onSunday, September 22, 2013 at the Methuen Sons of Italy – 459 Merrimack Street – Methuen, MAbeginning at 9:00 A.M. The Tournament will take place rain or shine on Methuen's indoor bocce courts. The entry fee is $90.00 per fo...