The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival held their annual bocce ball tournament on Saturday morning in Shinnston. Ten teams competed in the event, with the top team awarded trophies and a feature in the annual Italian Festival parade. The top two teams shared the prize money. Several board members for the festival and the Italian Heritage Queen...

Smiling broadly, Francesco Scavello fixed fresh cups of cappuccino for a few of his teammates Friday afternoon then sat down at his dining room table, next to his wife, Debbie, to talk bocce. On Thursday, Scavello and his teammates — from both the Bocce Club and the Hilltop Social Club — will embark on a journey west to play in the 37th Annual Clev...

We're visiting the “Charm City” of Baltimore, Maryland on our continuing quest to discover what makes America’s Little Italys so special. With Rosella holed up writing her newest cookbook, hosts John and Pat decide to make a quick "guys trip" to Baltimore’s historic Little Italy for a day filled with friends, food, faith, and a lesson in the Italia...

The Farrell Italian Home hosted the Mike Erme/IC Light Bocce Classic from Friday to Sunday. Tournament co-director Matt Killa relayed that the event included 30-plus teams from Pa., Ohio, Kentucky, and Rome, N.Y. One bracket started Friday night at 6 p.m. and two on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. "I need to praise Mike Erme, the Pittsburgh Brewing...

Bocce is the game that moves as you play. If you’re Italian and you live near or in Lockport, you know about bocce, a slow-moving sport similar to lawn bowling and curling. And you know Bill Rosenberg, president of the Short Street Bocce Club, who said today’s heavy hitters are Bob’s Barber Shop (men) and the Lake Ladies (women), not to be confused...

The second annual East Side Bocce Tournament is slated for Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at Dexter Park in Cortland. It is a team-based, championship tournament, with four players on each team. Registration for the tournament is at the East Side Bakery on Elm Street. The cost is $20 for each player (or $80 per team). The Cortland Youth Bureau assists...

The 37th annual Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce is set for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 27-29. The competition-fest, which will be at Wickliffe Italian-American Club, 29717 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe, will feature 96 teams competing for more than $20,000 in prize money. Teams come from almost a dozen states and Canada. Top 16 finish in the money. In...

The Sons of Italy hosted the Special Olympics Bocce Tournament in Bellaire Saturday, Belmont County -- Tuscarawas County -- and Carroll County all had teams that came out to play, in addition to some Unified teams. After having to take a year off because of the pandemic, the athletes and organizers alike were excited to get together again -- and pl...

The Sons of Italy will again host a bocce tournament for the Special Olympics after the beloved event was curtailed last year by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 at the Sons of Italy, 3848 Belmont St. Representatives of the club and of Belmont County Special Olympics spoke about the Italian sport and...

The Italian American Association of Louisville needs volunteers (set up, officiating, score keeping, and whatever) for the Louisville regional Special Olympics Bocce. Who to contact: Bob Scorsolini at TEL 502-500-9044. Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 Time: 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Place: Kentucky Country Day, 4100 Springdale Rd, Louisville, KY 40241 This has be...