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...

Although it was hot and storms were predicted, the Lodge went ahead with a wonderful barbecue for the June meeting. Laurie Rizzo of Laurie's 909 cooked up hotdogs, hamburgers and sausages. Members rounded out the meal by providing wonderful salads and desserts. There was discussion about which charities the lodge would support in 2021. It was decid...

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), as part of its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $50,000 for The New York Foundling’s 2021 in-person outdoor summer camp program for inner-city youth in upstate New York. The NY Foundling CEO and President Bill Baccaglini accepted the Savoy Foundation’s grant check on Apri...

The first committee was convened to consider a possible celebration event to honor the heritage handed to us by our forefathers. The committee was asked to consider a golf tournament as a possible activity to communicate the theme. They were unanimous in their response that a golf tournament of this magnitude would never fly, especially in our geog...

The 50th Italian-American Charity Golf Tournament will be held June 10-12 at Holiday Valley Resort. Above are members of the IA Committee with their $50,000 check, the last of a three-year installment for $150,000 toward an infusion room at Hillman Cancer Center. From the left are Dr. Rohit Gosain, oncologist Hillman Cancer Center; IA committee mem...

As one of its national goals “service above self,” UNICO members remain faithful to helping those in need, as an individual effort or in cooperation with other charitable organizations. Financial donations were given to the Knights of Columbus in support of their 40 Cans for Lent Drive, and to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which provides food an...

Some local volunteers are serving up comfort food and positivity to people in need in the Pueblo and El Paso County communities. It's part of a nation-wide grassroots effort called "Lasagna Love," which kicked off in the beginning of the pandemic. Members of the community volunteer their time, by buying fresh ingredients, and making home-made lasag...

With over 90,000 local kids experiencing food insecurity, LaRosa’s has teamed up with long-time community partner Freestore Foodbank on a ten-week effort specifically to stock 60 school pantries in 20 counties throughout the Tri-State. A significant percentage of food-insecure children rely on free and reduced school meals, and for their families,...

Today, Caterina's Club, the charity that is the focus of our yearly KFI PastaThon is setting a HUGE milestone today! They are celebrating 2 MILLION meals served since the start of the Covid pandemic last March....and 6 MILLION meals served since Caterina's Club was founded in 2005. This is quite a feat, as it normally takes a full year for them to...

When Stephanie Carey was just a junior, she came up with an idea to help others enjoy the prom without the worry or the expense of purchasing gowns. The Ocean City High School senior, who lives in Upper Township, solicited the help of her parents, Marty and Michele Carey, to come up with an event where prom-goers who couldn’t afford gowns could go...