On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) received the prestigious Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America’s (OSDIA) highest honor. The award is named for Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an...

The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America’s Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin held its 48th Biennium State Convention on June 15 at the Edward Hotel Chicago in Rosemont. Grand lodge officers elected at the convention for the biennium 2019-2021 are Paul Loparco, president; Frank Schiro, first vice president; James LasCola, orator; Anna De...

Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy will host the annual Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament, open to all 2-person teams, on Aug. 10 in Hudson. The Rocky Romano Bocce Tournament promises some serious spinning and trash talk straight out of the old country. Columbia County Sons & Daughters of Italy is hosting the tourney, which begins with court ass...

October is Italian Heritage Month, formerly known as National Italian-American Heritage Month. The proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States was first celebrated in 1989. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Isl...

The members of Geneva Lodge 2397, Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America, hosted the Geneva Red Wings baseball team and management on July 17 for a home cooked ziti-and-meatball dinner in appreciation for General Manager John Salone hosting the lodge at McDonough Park on June 14 for a “Sons and Daughters of Italy Night.” The lodge also combin...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival takes place the coming weekend and members of the Bellaire Sons of Italy are busy preparing nearly 3,000 lbs. of Italian sausage for the weekend. It's something these members look forward to every year. Tuesday morning, a group of 20 people gathered inside the kitchen of the Bellaire Sons of It...

The Francesco DeSanctis Lodge 1411 recently celebrated its Scholarship Ceremony at the Natick Sons of Italy. The scholarship committee awarded 10 scholarships totaling $10,000 to local graduating senior high students. The scholarship funds were provided by the lodge’s fundrasising events: Pasta Night, Porchetta Night, the annual Pig Roast and Natic...

The Frank & Angela Donio Family of Hammonton and Wildwood, NJ was presented with the prestigious 2019 Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) Humanitarian Award at the 31st Annual National Education and Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala in National Harbor, Maryland on May 23. At the Gala, leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and the military received...

On March 14, 1891, 11 Italians were lynched by an organized mob set on their own form of justice. Thousands of mob members stormed the Orleans Parish Prison, where these innocent men were held, broke in and savagely killed and hanged the men, setting off a national and then an international scandal.   This set back Italy-U.S. relations, but, more s...

The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America’s (OSDIA) highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian American who has made significant contributions to the United States. This year’s honoree is U.S. Representative Thomas...