The National Organization of Italian American Women is honoring three women who have been leaders in their communities, paying special tribute to U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3. The Connecticut Region of the NOIAW will hold its 10th annual Epiphany brunch to honor “Three Wise Women” from Connecticut from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 13 at the New Haven L...

A new shop in town looks to offer customers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy coffee. On Dec. 17, Caffe Nero opened its doors to Darien residents. The new shop is located in the heart of downtown Darien on Post Road. Store manager Scott Sergiano said Caffe Nero is a place residents can come to relax and enjoy great coffee. The store is the first in Co...

Three years ago, Rusit Cecunjanin and Valon Advimetaj opened Café Fiore in Branford after 18 years in the restaurant business. Conveniently located on East Main Street in Branford, Connecticut, Café Fiore offers a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience–just the right setting to enjoy their exquisite Italian dishes with your favorite wines and cocktails...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...

If you needed homemade Italian pork sausage in the mid-1950s and happened to be living near Wooster Square, Cavaliere’s Market on Wooster Street was the place to go. It had a balance of spices and herbs so unique that it drew customers from as far away as Massachusetts, and a flavor so tantalizing that, when the market closed in 1999, people would...

The American Society of Friends of Teatro alla Scala presented a piano recital in Greenwich earlier this month featuring pianist Stefano Miceli in a program of works by Liszt, Beethoven, Gomes and Rachmaninoff.  The fundraising event was chaired by Deborah Hamilton of Greenwich, who is a trustee of the Friends, a nonprofit that supports the Teatro...

In early December our store and most of the others in the neighborhood began to take on a holiday look. My father always decorated the large windows with laurel roping and a wreath on the door. Inside, there were baskets of figs imported from Italy and sacks of hard-shelled nuts, the most popular being walnuts and hazelnuts, or nocciole. Later in t...

Stephen D. “T-bone” Carboni, 70, of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, husband of Alice (McAleer) Carboni, died on Sunday, December 16, 2018 with his wife who was his best friend and family by his side. Mr. Carboni was born in Danbury, November 26, 1948, a son of the late Octavius “Tabby” and Katherine (Creagh) Carboni. He attended Ridgefield schools...

Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette made a much-celebrated stop at the James Pharmacy building in Old Saybrook in 1824. Picture his surprise if he were to wander in today and see the chic Italian coffee house now situated in it. The building’s latest incarnation as Caffe Marche (and its sister business, the James Pharmacy Bed & Breakfast) a...

Angelo Calise of Weston, a former Westport resident, died Dec. 4 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 78. He was the husband of Carol Goodfellow Calise. He was born Oct. 15, 1940 in Ischia, Italy, the son of the late Vito and Rosa Castaldi, and emigrated to the United States in 1953. He was the hard working and proud owner of Sowesco Distibutors. He was a m...