When it comes to bocce, you can call it a comeback. The old Italian sport was not too popular on the Island for many years, but Angelina's Ristorante drastically changed that with its own bocce league. "It started five years ago and what really made me want to do it is I'm a big contributor to Staten Island University Hospital and a good friend of...

Methuen’s Mario Pagnoni was a teacher, mentor, coach, umpire, author, event organizer and — above all else — a lover of bocce. But his friends will point out another hidden talent: Singer. Well, they might put air-quotes around the word ‘talent.’ But whenever Pagnoni stepped on a bocce court, it was always the same old song and dance.   “Every time...

There’s no such thing as a casual bocce match at the Sons of Italy, Gabriele D’Annunzio Lodge 321 in Rotterdam. At least not for some in the men’s league. Pat Corniello, one longtime player with the league and member of the Sons of Italy often finds himself hollering advice at other players.  “He’s the biggest advice giver, whether you like it or n...

The Sons of Italy was abuzz with activity on Saturday with 18 bocce teams battling it out in the second annual CompTechPCS/SOI No. 1169 BocceFest Scholarship Tournament. The tournament has become a good tuneup for a large tournament to be held in Lake County in two weeks. “We’re practicing the four-on-four format,” said Holly Hilvers from Lexington...

The Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will host the ninth annual Bocce Tournament and Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11. More than 40, four-person bocce teams will compete. A bowling sport of precision and accuracy, bocce was popularized in Pittsburgh by Italian American immigrants who settled in the region at the turn o...

One of the biggest draws of the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, not only this year, but in years pas is the Bocce Tournament. Players from out of state, including places like Pittsburgh, travel to Wheeling to participate. The weekend's competition began with a special needs tournament on Friday morning inside WesBanco Arena.  Th...

Saturday, August 11, 2018. Parking lot across from the Heinz History Center and Hampton Inn & Suites - 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the Italian American Program, which is dedicat...

Under sunny skies and balmy breezes, Casa Belvedere played host to the sixth annual Corrado Joe Manfredi Golf & Bocce Classic at Silver Lake Golf Course and later at the cultural center on Grymes Hill. On a day that brimmed with Italian flair, linksters not only took to the greens, but also were afforded specialty food tastings and chances to win p...

Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano has announced their 7th annual Bocce Ball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, July 14.  This event is part of the city of Robbinsdale’s “Whiz Bang Days” celebration, and it will start at 10 am.   Now is a great opportunity to get your team together and compete on bocce courts which will be built in the Robbinsdale m...

Bocce ball games of ancient Rome have nothing on the national tournament the Italia-America Bocce Club (2210 Marconi Avenue) will host on the Hill next week. Players from across the United States will travel to St. Louis and compete from June 25 to June 30 for their chance to qualify for advancement into the world tournament. This will be the seven...