Three area residents were recently honored with Leonardo da Vinci awards, an annual recognition given to Italian-Americans of achievement. Honored were Kankakee cardiologist Dr. Mario Massullo; Bert Jacobson, who as been president for six years of the Americo Vespucci Lodge of the Sons of Italy in Kankakee County; and Marie Marsalli, president of t...

Judge Frank Fregiato has been named the key note speaker for the state wide Sons of Italy Ohio Convention to be held June 22 in Columbus. In addition to the attendance by the local Sons of Italy President and the State of Ohio President, the National President, out of Washington, D.C., and the California First Vice President will also be present fo...

Searching for scholarships is a long and tedious process. As a first-year student in college, I remember the days of senior year of high school where I applied for scholarships almost every day. The process is challenging. How do you know which scholarships are best suited for you? What are your best chances at getting help to pay for college expen...

The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented in the beautiful Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden (Sunday, July 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m).  The concert highlights two of Italy’s greatest cultural arts, opera and ballet, and features music from well-known operas, Broadway musicals and Italian songs with The Cleveland Opera and t...

On Saturday, the Bellaire Sons of Italy will host a Bocce tournament for the Special Olympics of Belmont County. Several years ago, the Special Olympics of Belmont County added Bocce to the list of it offers to individuals in the county with intellectual disabilities. Over the last few years, the sport has gained more and more interest from the ath...

Leaders in business, Italian-American causes, and military received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), the nation’s largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage. Bruno Ciacciarelli (President of Roadtex Transportation), Vivian Cardia...

From the moment she walks on stage, Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey with her non-stop dynamic energy, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. For this Memorial Day week, Martin has been tapped to perform and participate in multiple...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy, Ben V. Marconi Lodge 505 will sponsor a singing contest at the 2019 Stark County Italian American Festival at Weis Park, 2600 Harvard Ave. NW, Canton. The contest will take place at noon June 15 at the stage. The entire festival will run June 13-15. The contest is open to children and adults, and 15 contestants are...

The Sons of Italy Hall should be a 10th Street showpiece when it reopens, says Sons of Italy Nebraska President Dan Matuella. The popular Omaha hall is expected to serve up spaghetti again in late summer after multiple delays. The hall was damaged in January 2017 in an accidental fire caused by the spontaneous combustion of cleaning towels in the...

On Saturday, May 25, the Old Forge Sons of Italy will host its annual bocce tournament, at the Arcaro and Genell bocce courts on Main Street, to benefit Saint Francis Commons, a newly constructed housing facility designed to provide transitional housing to homeless veterans. The entrance fee for a four-person team is $100. All teams play a minimum...