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Methuen Sons of Italy holds bocce tournament for earthquake victims

Bocce night at the Club

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 — 9 a.m. Where: Methuen Sons of Italy — 459 Merrimack Street, Methuen, MA 01844 The Methuen Sons of Italy will be holding a bocce tournament on Oct. 15 to gather funds for the victims of the earthquake that struck central Italy in August. Event info: 4 Player Teams – $25.00 per person, includes Italian lunch, 12–1 p.m. TEAM NAME________________________ Player 1 (Captain) _____________________________ Player 2 _____________________________ Player 3 _____________________________ Player 4 _____________________________ All guests and members are welcome to join for the Italian Lunch between 12 and 2 p.m. for a cost of $15 per ...

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The Game of Bocce, Yesterday and Today

Playing bocce in the North End.

Bocce is a competitive sport, a strategic game, and a leisurely pastime, all rolled into one ever-popular activity. Dating back to the Roman Empire, bocce, in all its derivations, has since captured the hearts of players and spectators the world over, no matter the age or skill level, where the objective is to roll balls on a court as close to a target ball as possible to score points. And, if you peek into some of the backyards or parking lots of local hangouts across America, it seems the popularity of bocce has recently shifted into high gear, especially in ...

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Larry Giordano of Methuen Receives Achievement Award

Larry Giordano

Larry Giordano of Methuen received the Platinum Life Achievement Award from the World Head of Family Sokeship Council during their 21st annual awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla. The WHFSC — an elite gathering of martial arts grandmasters and masters — lauded Giordano, 68, for his 50 years of service as owner of Giordano Family Methuen Karate Association. Giordano began his karate training while in the U.S. Air Force at age 17. In addition to guiding thousands of students through the ranks, he served on the Methuen Police Department and as a state representative and commissioner of public safety. An active ...

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