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Ken Waldie Bocce Tournament

On May 9th we held our 13th annual Ken Waldie bocce tournament at the Sons of Italy. Spectators looking on until it is their turn to play: Second place winners go to Havana Rollers. First place winners go to Team … Continue reading

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Order of Sons of Italy

A nice magazine that we have been subscribed to is called: Italian America magazine It is the most widely read quarterly for people of Italian heritage in the United States. We have been reading it for many years now. The … Continue reading

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Nevins Book Fair

On October 4th the Friends of the Nevins Library sponsored this event for us local authors to promote our books.  Each author was given three or four minutes of talk time in front of the group. Here I am talking … Continue reading

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Connecticut Corporate Outing

This week’s photos were taken on a nice grassy area by the beach in Connecticut for Kirkland Event & Destination Services, Inc.  Kirkland’s the outfit that contracted with me to run the bocce portion of this corporate event for Hartford … Continue reading

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Bocce Fund-Raiser

Logan’s Bocce Bash Here’s a fund-raiser that we put together on short notice that turned out extremely well.  Three-year-old Logan qualified for an expensive stem cell procedure in Dusseldorf, Germany which has had great results treating cerebral palsy.  So, family … Continue reading

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Synthetic Turf Bocce Courts

XGrass Worldwide Headquarters in Dalton, Georgia has some of the most beautiful type of astro-turf material on the board.  This is ideal for building Bocce courts for those that require very little maintenance all year round.  From the xgrass website: … Continue reading

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Oyster shell bocce court

John and Andrea Ross built a fantastic oyster shell bocce court in 2001 so she could practice for the World Bocce Games.  Mario, from, and I interview John about his court. “I had met John and Andrea for the … Continue reading

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After a Thunderstorm

Bocce After a Thunderstorm You’ve scheduled an event and a late-breaking storm has deposited 2 inches of water on your court surface.  If the sky has cleared and the weatherman thinks the area is safe from lightning, you just might … Continue reading

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Top dress your court

How to top dress your bocce court A pictorial representation See Joy of Bocce Weekly, Volume I, Issue #45 for full details. After playing on my backyard stone dust bocce court for many years, I “stepped up” to the much … Continue reading

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The Bocce Caddy

Bocce aficionado Michael Delucchi is bringing a great new product to market.  The Bocce Caddy can help those of us with bad backs to effortlessly pick up bocce balls.  Lightweight yet durable, it can pick up two bocce balls at … Continue reading

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