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Heritage celebrations

Editorial reprinted from the Pueblo Chieftain - 9 May 2017

CINCO DE Mayo has taken a proud place as an annual celebration honoring one of Pueblo’s many and diverse ethnic communities. That’s as it should be, given our large Latino population, led by people of Mexican heritage.

Pueblo’s 47th annual Cinco de Mayo gala again was inspired by the Mexican army’s surprising victory over stronger French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It’s fitting that more than four decades ago, we in Pueblo made Puebla, Mexico, our first Sister City in honor of another country’s culture and heritage still reflected in our rich ethnic mix today.

We all can be proud that the celebration of Cinco de Mayo again came off without any distasteful protest from outside groups spoiling for a misplaced political fight.

That’s why we implore everyone in our community to show the same courtesy and respect for Columbus Day every October. Don’t allow misguided political agendas be an excuse to mar our annual Columbus Day commemoration, which has long historical roots in Pueblo going back more than 110 years.

In both cases, folks of many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds happily take part in Pueblo’s two prominent celebrations — Columbus Day in the fall and Cinco de Mayo in the spring. The events transcend the Mexican and Italian traditions that form the basis for observing these special days.

Pueblo has a long history of ethnic and cultural tolerance that is demonstrated by mutual courtesy and respect.


The inconvenience of Freedom is that it requries CONSTANT vigilance by the People - that would be you and me - when we allow our "representatives" to run amuck exhibiting inappropriate behavior,  and you fail to exercise constructive oversight to get them back on track, guess whose fault that is?


Italians Whom Have Impacted Our World, Science, Fashion, Driving, Entertainment, Fashion,  and much more...

Giovanni Verazzano
Otorino Respighi
Amedeo Modigliani
Giuseppe Verde
Umberto Eco
Lee Iacocca
Dino de Laurentis
Guglielmo Marconi
Amerigo Vespucci
Niccolo Paganini
Carlos Marcello
Gianni Versace
Federico Fellino
Sophia Loren
Primo Levi
Roberto Benigni
Giacomo Pucchi
Monica Belucci
Cosimo de Medici
Sara Errani
Elsa Schiaparelli
Antonio Vivaldi
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Giada de Laurentis
Lucrezia Borgia
Christine de Pisan
Marco Polo
Rudolph Valentino
Artemisia Gentileschi
Giovanni Giacomo Casanova
Arturo Toscanini
Vitorio Missoni
Miuccia Prada
Isabella Rosselini
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
Carla Bruni
Luciano Benneton
Franco Zeffirelli
Luchiino Visconi
Renata Tebaldi
Antonio Salieri
Roberto Rosselini
Salvatore Quasimodo
Emilio Pucci
Luigi Pirandello
Giocanni Pico della Mirandola
Luciano Pavarotti
Andrea Palladio
St. Philip Neri
Aldo Moro
Alberto Moravia
Maria Montessori
Marcello Mastroianni
Giacomo, Marquis of Vacello Medici
Marcello Mastroianni
Felippo Emilio Marinetti
Anna Magnani
Niccolo Machiavelli
Mario Luzi
Francisan Filippo Lippi
Enrico Fermi
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Alcided de Gasperi
Renato Dulbecco
Vittoria de Sica

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The Italian Kitchen

So, you've come to visit to learn about the Sons of Italy - OUTSTANDING!

There's a lot here, take your time, more is coming!

 Speaking of more...you are probably going to get hungry and everybody knows Italians have great food - If you don't believe me, watch Sebastian's discussion of Passover Meal (below) and he'll explain!

In the meantime, when you are done reading about the Sons of Italy, here are some great video recipes for Fresh Pasta, Ravioli and Tortellini made from scratch - you can almost smell it cooking -- right?

Homemade Pasta

Homemade Ravioli

Homemade Tortellini

Italians you should know more about...


Right....we aren't hungry either...NOT!

OSIA 2738 Lodge Upcoming Events
Thursday June 8, 2017 Regular Lodge Meeting 6:00pm social, followed by Meeting at 7:00pm

    Friday thru Saturday

June 2-3 State Convention

Colorado Springs

Thursday June 8 Regular Lodge Meeting 5:00pm - Meeting at Bocce Ball  Court at City  Park, Pueblo
(just inside East entrance)
Thursday July 13 Regular Meeting 6:00pm social, followed by Meeting at 7:00pm
* Monthly Meeting Membership Raffle!
Attend the monthly meetings and qualify to win cash! Must be present to win!

* Enjoy more videos of Italy and Sicily-> Here
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Fresh Pasta - Fabio Viviani

Twenty Rules Italians Never Break

Cultural Meals - Sebastian Maniscalco

American Entertainers - Italian Roots

Holiday in Rome, Italy

Laugh Break, more Sebastian...

NIAF (National Italian American Foundation)

Challenges of Assimulation Into American Life

Italian-Americans Breaking Through Videos

THE ITALIAN AMERICANS is a production of WETA, Washington, D.C. and Ark Media, in association with "John Maggio Productions".
Corporate funding is provided by DelGrosso Foods. Foundation funding is provided by the NEH,
Sponsored by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Annenberg Foundation. Major funding is provided by CPB and PBS.

Recipes - if you have a great recipe you want to share with other lodge members - click here

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