When town officials first announced in January 2020 that the new Italian eatery Ecco was coming to town, it was pitched as an exciting piece of the renovation of Long Hill Green. But now, much of the new Long Hill Market is open for business, and Ecco is still dark. That won’t be the case for long, according to Dan Camporeale, a partner in Ecco. He...

A music and comedy holiday concert is coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse in just over two weeks. “The Italian Broadway Christmas Show” is coming to the theater on Dec. 15. The show is set to feature world-renowned vocalist Anthony Nunziata, comedian Kevin Bartini and special guest Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte. Nunziata joins us on Nyberg to sh...

December 4 (Saturday) 12:00pm. This program will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person). Author Gail Reitano will join live via Zoom from California and Author Patricia Dunn will be present at the Norwalk Public Library (1 Belden Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850) in person. Books may be purchase at IAM Books. Contact: National Organization of Italian Amer...

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Msgr. Nicholas V. Grieco. Msgr. Nick was an active and vital part of The Craco Society who contributed greatly to our efforts to maintain our history, culture, and traditions. He will be missed greatly. A wake will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6-8pm at St. Cecilia Church,...

Looks like you're never too old to become a social media star. Her name is Babs Costello, she live in New Canaan, Connecticut, but if you follow any type of social media, then you probably know her better by her handle, "Brunch With Babs". Her rise to social media fame started quickly for the mom and grandmother, who was never on social media at al...

Thanksgiving, that quintessential American holiday, was not easily understood by the original group of Italian settlers who came from a place that had no comparable celebration. Easter and Christmas were easily transferable; everyone celebrated here in America just as they had in their native towns and villages. But Thanksgiving was connected to Am...

West Haven High School Italian teacher Anna Porto prides herself in helping students to learn and improve upon their language skills, even if that language is English. While learning Italian, many of her students are not learning a new language for the first time. “I’m lucky I have a lot of Spanish speakers,” she said. In addition to teaching a num...

Quartiere (pronounced kwa-ti-eeray) literally means neighborhood, and that is what the owners are attempting to create -- a neighborhood spot that is causal but elegant with good food and service. In addition to the good food, diners will also find a creative group of mixologists behind the bar that are busy mixing up some crazy inventive and tasty...

On Wednesday UNICO, in partnership with the town of Manchester honored Manchester resident and former mayor Nathan Agostinelli with the renaming of Munro Park to the Nate Agostinelli Veterans Memorial Park. Munro Park is located at the intersection of Porter and East Center Street. The community is invited to attend. Agostinelli has made several co...

A collaboration between the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Detroit Institute of Arts (Dia), By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500–1800, is on view now to January 9, 2022, at the Wadsworth, and travels to the Dia, February 6 – May, 29 2022. An exhibition solely dedicated to Italian women artists, now at the Wadsworth Athene...