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...

An evening saluting the children and grandchildren of members of the Cellini Lodge #2206, OSIA, of New Hyde Park, NY. Michele Ment, the National and State Chairlady of the Scholarship Commission, will be the Guest Speaker for the ceremonies. Sponsored by Cellini Lodge #2206. Marcus Christ Community Hall - New Hyde Park Road & Jericho...

The Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge #2206 of New Hyde Park honored New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio along with other Italian American Baseball Legends at its annual Columbus Day observance last Thursday night. "They were trailblazers," said Joseph Sciame, past Sons of Italy national president and Cellini Lodge president. "It highlights their achiev...

The end of an era is approaching in East Utica. But it could be the beginning of a new era. The beloved Sons of Italy Lodge, an Italian social stronghold for nearly 60 years, is scheduled to close in a few weeks. For those who grew up in East Utica, Italian or not, the lodge and the Miss Italia Pageant spark warm memories. Board member R...

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival. Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America New York Commission for Social JusticeSaturday, June 27, 2015 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Smithtown Historical Society Fairgrounds - 211 Middle Country Road (Route 25) - Smithtown, N.Y. 11787 Admission: $5. Children 12 and under free. Musical E...