In the fateful year of 1497, an Italian navigator, Giovanni Caboto (John Cabot) while sailing under the commission of King Henry VII of England, landed in North America (Canada). In 1972, approximately five centuries later, this theme of expansion and international development continued, in part, with the founding of John Cabot University (JCU) in...

Corona D'Italia Lodge #807 held their annual Mother-Daughter Scholarship dinner on Wednesday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. in the Wolverine Restaurant. Attendees were registered at the entrance by treasurer, Louise Vitullo, assisted by her daughter member Maura Greco. Trustee, Pudue LaCava, arranged the seating and directed 30 members and guests to their tab...

Ralph Peter Guzzo, 93, of Wilson, N.C., beloved husband, father and grandfather, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday July 25, 2016, after a long life filled with love and happy memories.   Ralph grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., where he excelled as a scholar-athlete in football and baseball. After high school he served in the U.S. Na...

The Order Sons of Italy in America and Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California present: COLUMBUS CIVIC CEREMONY & FAMILY FESTIVAL SUNDAY, October 12, 2014Civic Ceremony - 12:30 pmFamily Festival - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Casa Italiana1051 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Columbus Day Program includes singers, a performa...

Joseph Nicolosi has been named Man of the Year by the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. The society bestows the honor each year on a male member of the Easton parish who has given his time and talent to church and community.   At St. Anthony's, Nicolosi has been active as a Eucharistic minister, a volunteer at...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy, Lodge # 37 is sponsoring a "Festa Italiano" featuring Marc Garofalo & Friends, who will provide music, laughs, tears and all good things Italiano, July 17, 7 p.m., at the Annex Club, 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven.   Setups, soda and ice will be provided, bring your own hard drinks, wine, food and paper...

John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. was born on March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, NJ. His father, John Francis Bongiovi, Sr., was a barber who migrated from Sciacca, Sicily. John grew up in New Jersey and spent his summers with his grandparents in Erie, PA.   When thinking about his youth, John has said, "Any Sunday afternoon you hear any Italian guy si...

Matty, an Italian American police lieutenant, and Victoria Ferrigno welcomed their son Louis on November 9, 1951. The family lived in Brooklyn, New York. As a toddler Lou suffered from a series of ear infections and lost an estimated 75% of his hearing. Though some might have seen this loss as a disadvantage, Lou didn't.   Even when he was t...

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York. Her parents – Patricia (née Bianchi) and Gary Tomei – were both Italian and had family that came to America from Tuscany and Sicily. While she was growing up, Marisa became enthralled with Broadway musicals and plays.   Her parents encouraged her to take up acting, and she sta...

The Sons of Italy held their biggest and best St. Joseph's Day Festival at St. Andrew's Hall in Ocean City on March 22. People arrived in buses and cars from all parts of Maryland, from Washington, D.C., and from other areas.   When I arrived at the hall around 12:30 p.m., I could not believe my eyes. Everything was so well organized and bea...