Faith, fellowship, fun and food! Those are – and have been for years – the trademarks of the annual St. Brigid’s Italian Festival that people like Millie Santilli said, “is held in September to coincide with our parish’s Feast Day.” It’s a coming together of proud parishioners – as well as members of the community – to support the Roman Catholic Ch...

I attended the Sept. 18 City Council meeting that was attempting to eradicate Columbus Day as a city holiday, a proposal sponsored by Councilor Pious Ali. It is true that Native Americans endured many atrocities in the past, and these actions should be rectified, but not at the expense of celebrating our Italian ancestors, who also faced discrimina...

It’ll take place in the Park City but the 109th Columbus Day parade on Oct. 8 will be led by longtime Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. This is not the first time Lauretti, destined for a 14th term as Shelton’s mayor come November since no one is running against him, has head events here. In 2008 he served as the Barnum Festival Ringmaster and marches i...

Pleasant outdoor temperatures, autumn foliage and ethnic pride for Italian-Americans. That’s the tradition for the Columbus Day Parade in Greater New Haven, which was held in Hamden last year and East Haven the year before that. This year’s march, the largest of its kind in New England, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, in West Haven. The parade st...

The smell of hot Italian sausage wafted through the air Saturday afternoon at Fox Park. A band performed Bobby Rydel’s “Wildwood Days” as locals and out-of-towners gorged on pizza and cheese-steaks for the second and final day of the Wildwood Olde Time Italian Festival. The event has taken place in Wildwood for more than 20 years, though the pas...

Il CTIM parteciperà con una delegazione guidata dal rappresentante Carlo Vaniglia alla prossima parata del Columbus Day che si svolgerà a Chicago il 9 ottobre. “Ci uniremo – si legge in una nota – assieme alle altre organizzazioni italo americane ed Associazioni Italiane ed ai Rappresentanti dei Comites che credono nei valori della difesa delle tra...

The Long Island Sons of Italy Columbus Day Parade will take place in Huntington on Sunday, Oct. 8. The parade route will follow along Main Street (Route 25A) in celebration of Columbus Day at noon. Rep. Tom Suozzi, a democrat, said, Columbus day was always a celebration of his Italian-American heritage. East Meadow, W. T. Clarke, Kings Park, Walt W...

A Newcastle selectman has suggested that the town formally recognize the second Monday in October, Columbus Day, by some other name. Joel Lind brought the topic up for discussion during the Newcastle Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, after reading an article about the Portland City Council’s resolution to recognize the day as Indigenous Peopl...

The Garwood Knights of Columbus will be having a Columbus Day Party on  Oct. 15 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at their council hall, 37 South Ave, Garwood. The Italian Dinner menu will be Cheese Ravioli in Pink Cream Sauce,Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Parmesan, Flounder Francaise, Salad, Apple Crisp dessert, coffee, Draft beer, wine and soda. The Knights of...

The West Haven Columbus Day Committee will honor its “prima italiana” at the city’s 19th annual Columbus Day Celebration. Grace Iannucci Hendricks, the granddaughter of immigrant grandparents from the Campania capital of Naples, Italy, will receive the committee’s Italian-American of the Year award Oct. 6 at City Hall. Accompanied by Italian music,...