The Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge in Ocean City, Md., is well-known for its annual St. Joseph’s Festival in the spring, where traditional homemade Italian foods were sold for 10 consecutive years, until COVID hit. The festival, held to raise money for lodge charities and high school scholarships, had to be canceled. Not willing to concede to the...

After canceling last year's annual Paesano Days due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Sons and Daughters of Italy in America returned with the festival celebrating Italian heritage. On Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18, at South City Park in Redding, patrons can enjoy raffles, arts and crafts, music, and, of course, homemade Italian food. T...

Sons of Italy Morris County Chapter 2561 recently donated to Local Charities. Sons of Italy purchased over $1,500 in gift cards and donated them to local charities and families. They were donated to help families for the start of school. They help whenever they can. Some of the charities included Parsippany Food Pantry, JBWS Women’s Shelter among o...

If you love Italian food, you won't want to miss "Festa Italiana", planned for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 in Downtown Chico City Plaza. It's hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Italy - Vincenzo Bellini Lodge. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Butte County Office of Emergency Management for Evacuation Support. There will be...

In a post on Facebook, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy announced that the 11th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival scheduled for the weekend of September 16th has been cancelled due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. The Blauvelt Sons of Italy posted the following on Facebook: “It is will great regret that we announce that the 2021 Italian Feast is CANCE...

On Saturday, August 14, Morris County criminal defense attorney Robert A. Bianchi will be sworn in as President of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America (OSDIA), the nation's largest Italian-American organization. The event will be livestreamed on the OSDIA YouTube Channel starting at 10:15 a.m. Mr. Bianchi currently serves as the group'...

The 11th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival will take place at Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds, 89 Western Highway in Tappan, NY, September 16th through the 19th. Hours for the festival are Thursday 5pm – 11pm, Friday 5pm – midnight, Saturday Noon – midnight and Sunday will begin at noon and the Festival will be open until 9pm....

We are a local organization that does quite a bit of fundraising and charity work. We generally have an annual banquet in October. Sadly, last year was not one of those years. However, this year’s banquet, “An Evening in Tuscany Under the Tacoma Moon”, is shaping up to be the event of the year and promises to be spectacular. We are looking for dona...

The Sons of Italy in Bellaire is once again continuing its annual tradition - making 1.5 tons of sausage for the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival. Members of the Sons and area volunteers gathered in the kitchen Tuesday morning to prepare its famous homemade sausage. "We don't use any fillers, we don't use any chemicals, it's all g...

While FDR had his fireside chats, I experienced porch side chats where I learned much about my heritage. It is well known that weekly Sunday suppers were a special time for large Italian families. It was a day of rest, except of course for Italian mothers — but they loved it, as they had an opportunity to enjoy the company of relatives and visiting...