by Daniel J. Longo   More than 500 years ago, an Italian Renaissance navigator set sail and changed the course of history forever.When Cristoforo Colombo was commissioned to search for a new path to the East, he did not expect to find a New World. Nevertheless, he reached Hispaniola, charting a route from Europe to this newly discovered land...

The Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge (Order of Sons of Italy in America) has been invited and involved in each of these events since their inception and we are co-sponsors in both of these Memorial Day celebrations.   •On Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12 pm is the ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the opening of the 2013 summer pedestrian mall in...

Leaders in public service, business, labor, and philanthropy received awards from the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF), the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America® (OSIA), the nation's largest and oldest organization for people of Italian heritage.   Former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice; Airline for America Pre...

1. Italian –American Historical Society of Connecticut: SCSU Scholarship for students of Italian The Italian American Historical Society of Connecticut will award one to three $1,000 scholarships to Italian language students at SCSU who meet most of the following criteria: The student is a full-time student enrolled at SCSU;The Student must be pr...

by Peter Roper   Pueblo County Transportation Director Greg Severance's fondness for using gangster terms for labeling city trash companies "mafia haulers" in his emails to City Council members didn't amuse the local Order of the Sons of Italy.   In an Aug. 6 letter to Severance's employers, the Pueblo County commissioners, the Italia...

A national organization of Italian-Americans says it will boycott a Latham hotel over its Mafia-themed New Year's Eve Party.   The Sons of Italy tried repeatedly to get the Holiday Inn Express to change the theme to something that was not insulting to Italian-Americans, said Lou Gallo, state chairman for the organization's Commission for Soc...

Saint Frances Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen and Italian American to be canonized. She was born on July 15, 1850, in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano – a small village near Milan, Italy. She was the youngest of 13 children, and her parents were wealthy cherry tree farmers. Frances worked alongside her parents and siblings while also attending school....

By Frank Cahill   Sons of Italy 2561 held a Beefsteak Dinner on Friday, November 6. The event was held at Bloomingdale Fire House and included Beefsteak, roasted potatoes, salad, pasta, assorted desserts, coffee and tea. The room was packed with members of the Sons of Italy and guests.   After the Beefsteak dinner, Uncle Floyd perform...

Featuring International Pop-Classical Crossover Artist performing contemporary and classical Italian songs MICHEAL CASTALDO and IL CORO GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO   Presented by Il Console Generale d'Italia a Filadelfia, Widener University, l'Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco, l'Associazione Regionale Abruzzese DelVal, OSIA and the...

Son's of Italy, Amerigo Vespucci Lodge No. 1814's annual Valentine Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 at St. Mary's Parish Center and as a bonus this year Mario Cianflone will be strolling around the dining room playing Italian music on his accordian.   Dinner will include spaghetti in red sauce, homemade Italian meatball...