As we celebrate the Fourth of July, Italian traditions may not come to mind. However, like many milestones in American history, Italians have made big contributions to our Independence. This excerpt taken from a New York Times 1994 Letter to the Editor titled, 'Honor a Son of Italy on the Fourth of July,' mentions one Italian who aided America...

by Dawn Miceli   The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24, 25 and 26 on Center Street.   "...

Unless you're a native speaker, it's easy to get confused by some Italian expressions. Here are a few useful and interesting expressions that I've encountered in Italy. There are Italian expressions with very familiar English equivalents...   "Chi dorme non piglia pesci" Direct translation: Who sleeps doesn't catch fish – What...

The Verrazzano Day Observance Committee, comprised of members from the Order Sons of Italy in America (Grand Lodge of Rhode Island) and Italian American War Veterans of the United States (Rhode Island division), recently announced its 2015 Man of the Year – Joseph DeSantis, CEO of Tri-Town Community Action Agency and South County Community Action A...

By Maria Papadopoulos Ralph Fedele remembers walking downtown and into the Order of the Sons of Italy lodge at Main and West Elm streets in the late 1930s with his father, Raffaele Fedele.Then a young boy, Fedele said they would walk up to the second floor of the former Brockton Public Market, or BPM, where members of the Order of the Sons of Ital...

The La Famiglia Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the financial aid competition for fall 2015. The total amount of scholarships offered will be $12,000, awarded in these increments: $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 (two). To be eligible to apply, the applicant must be a Lodge member, spouse of a member, or child/grandchild of a member.  ...

This festive celebration of all things Italian, which is hosted by Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy, takes place Sept 15-18 at Masonic Park in Tappan, NY. The festival, which attracts thousands of people from around the tri-state area, features plenty of Italian food, as well as live entertainment and Dreamland Amusements midw...

At the 107th Annual State Convention of the Grand Lodge of New York, Order Sons of Italy in America, held at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center, Callicoon, New York, Joseph F. Rondinelli, was elected by acclamation as the 31st State President of the New York Grand Lodge. Totally committed to the Order Sons of Italy in America, President...

by Bill Gilman   On Wednesday September 17, 2014, the Sons of Italy Lodge 2872 in Tewksbury presented a donation check to the Tewksbury Community Pantry in the amount of $400. The proceeds came from the first annual Italian Festival organized by the Sons of Italy earlier this summer. Pictured presenting the check from the Sons of Italy are:...

The annual Southing­ton Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse offerings, live entertainment, a homemade wine contest, an outdoor Italian Mass followed by a procession with the...