Giovanna Parnoff of Old Lyme was recently awarded the Bronze Level of membership in the Junior Mensa Honor Society. She has reached a cumulative total of 82 hours of community service since being admitted to the honor society in 2017. Currently a seventh grade student at The Hopkins School in New Haven, Giovanna last year maintained high honors and...

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Imparare l’italiano sulle montagne russe o volando sull’”astrotower”, e ancora tra le correnti artificiali del “wild river” o in sella alla bicicletta magica. Tutto questo e molto di più ha potuto sperimentare la prima avanguardia di liceali americani dediti allo studio della lingua e della cultura italiane protagonisti dell’esordio di una nuova in...

A local business owner and a mechanical engineer accepted awards as Italians of the Year Friday night at the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich’s Columbus Day Banquet at Norwich’s Holiday Inn. Vincent Malerba of Norwich and John Marino of Preston were selected by an eight-member committee as the 2018 Italians of the Year. Malerba is...

This past Monday morning, under overcast skies and damp drizzle, nearly 50 Greenwich residents gathered outside of Town Hall for the St. Lawrence Society’s annual Columbus Day flag raising. Each year, the St. Lawrence Society traditionally honors only one member of Italian descent who has contributed greatly to the Greenwich community, by raising t...

He took the annual Columbus Day Parade away from Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim. So does Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, a Republican, want Democrat Ganim’s job as well? It sounds unlikely, but Lauretti, a seasoned politician, was happy to keep people speculating Thursday. “I have a good base in Bridgeport,” Lauretti said, responding to a sudden spurt of...

Every year, the city honors its Italian heritage on Columbus Day with a ceremony and the naming of its Italian Mayor of the Day, a coveted award granted to men and women who are known for their dedication their community. The ceremony is organized by the local UNICO chapter, a group dedicated to preserving Italian heritage through charitable effort...

At the Valley Regional Lodge of the Sons of Italy, their Columbus Day celebration included nods to both Italian and American heritage. At the annual celebration of Columbus Day, they raised the flags of both the United States and Italy and enjoyed some of the best culinary offerings of their Italian homeland. Here, this holiday is as much a celebra...

There’s plenty of national disagreement about the reputation of Christopher Columbus, but Mayor Erin Stewart said Monday that nobody should doubt his influence on the world. The contributions of generations of Italian-Americans is also indisputable, she said at the city’s Columbus Day ceremony Monday morning. “There is little debate as to how much...

Columbus Day comes Friday, Oct. 12 and is officially observed Monday, Oct. 8, and Wilton has no planned festivities. But that doesn’t mean there is no local Italian community. On the contrary, Italians are one of the largest nationality groups in Wilton, according to the U.S. Census American Communities Survey of 2016. In the survey, residents who...