by John Mooney   It started with 200 pounds of chop meat for meatballs, 170 pounds of hamburger meat, and 1,200 pounds of sausage... and that was just a small portion of the food ordered for the St. Bartholomew's Church /UNICO Labor Day Festival when began 40 years ago. Members of UNICO and the parish community literally spent weeks preparin...

Philip Vetro will be honored as Italian American of the year, Friday, Oct. 17, at the 23rd Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance.   Vetro has been a Milford resident and business owner for more than 44 years. During his time in Milford, he has dedicated his free time to many boards in Milford, including the Planning and Zoning board...

The 147th Italian Heritage Parade entertained crowds on Sunday as it wound through the streets of Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach. More than 90 units—the most ever—were featured as part of the city's oldest civic event, which was established in 1868.   Marching bands, floats, vintage cars, equestrians and more entertained an estimated 150,...

Auburn's Cultural Italian American Organization will celebrate St. Joseph's Day with a feast Saturday, March 19, at the Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Fleming.   The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with a small religious ceremony in which the statue of St. Joseph is carried during a small procession and placed on a table with traditiona...

The Southington Italian-American Festival has scheduled its ninth annual homemade wine contest. The wine contest is free to enter, participants may submit more than one bottle of red and/or white as long as each entry is a different make and year. Bottled entries may be dropped off at Northeast Produce Regional Market in Hartford or Plainvill...

By Dot Anderson A highlight of travel to Italy in the first quarter of the year is Carnival Season or as they say Carnevale. Celebrations are held roughly 40 days before Easter which falls on March 31st this year. The biggest, most elaborate Carnevale celebration always takes place in Venice, and if you hurry you may still have time to find a...

If you're Italian at heart, you and your family won't want to miss the San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas because it is the biggest event since Sinatra came to town. It might be called an annual festival, but lucky us, they hold it twice a year because once is just not enough.   Held Sept. 9-14, 2014, it features mouth-drooling international foo...

The front-page article on the Agnoli family and their celebration of St. Mary's Feast brought back wonderful memories of my own and I'm sure resonated with many others in Rhode Island, a state with the highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country. As a third generation Italian-American who grew up in Barrington, I would note that Holy An...

Locals have one last chance to save on Festival tickets. Spoleto Festival USA will be back with special ticket offers and waived fees during this weekend's Second Sunday on King Street. Stop by the Festival's tent, located at the corner of King and George Streets, to chat with staff about the Festival program and pick up a brochure. Click here for...

Anche quest'anno Hollywood ha ospitato la XII edizione del Galbani® Festival di San Gennaro, che ha dato avvio all'Italian Heritage Month celebrando la cultura del Belpaese attraverso la musica, l'enogastronomia, e l'intrattenimento "Italian-style".   Organizzata dalla San Gennaro Foundation, fondazione non-profit che dal 2002 ha donato oltr...