The Italian-American Historical Society of Connecticut will host Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, for a book signing event Sunday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 70 Washington Ave, New Haven.   Several local women, including Anna Caccavale, are telling their...

Raymond Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G Industries in Torrington, was presented with The Moles Outstanding Achievement Award this week for his contributions to the construction industry.   The award was presented at The Mole's 73 annual awards dinner Wednesday evening. The Moles is a fraternal organization made up of members of the he...

By Elissa Miolene Two hours southeast of Rome, salve a tiny town nestles in a valley of snow-capped mountains. With a population of 300, Settefrati stretches only two miles from end to end. And despite its location almost 7,000 miles from Stamford, nearly everyone there has an intimate connection to this bustling Connecticut city. For two per...

The Connecticut Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of Connecticut's most prominent and pioneering women at its eighth annual Epiphany Celebration brunch and silent auction event, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the New Haven Lawn Club in New Haven, CT.   Master of Ceremonies, U.S. Congressw...

by Johnny Burnham For decades Angelo's Market has been serving up its fine Italian-style foods to not only those who live, work or may be traveling through the Hardware City, but beyond as well. The deli is a New Britain staple, but it has also stretched its reach outside of the city through its growing catering service. Whether one chooses t...

For 100 years, the Santa Maria Maddalena Society of New Haven has been celebrating its Atrani heritage and tradition with its annual Old World procession through Wooster Square.   This year, the procession takes place Sunday after the 9:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michael's Church in Wooster Square, followed by a reception at the society clubhouse,...

The Order Sons of Italy in America, Angelo Tomasso, Sr. Lodge #2165 will be holding a Charity Breakfast in support of local and national charities including Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.   The event will take place on Sunday, April 21,from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the New Brit...

Michael Petrucelli, 88, believes it's important to give back to the community. He's given so much back that this year the Milford Columbus Committee has named him Milford's Italian American of the Year. He will be honored at a dinner dance Friday, Oct. 4, at Grassy Hill Country Club.   Petrucelli was born in Bridgeport on Nov. 23, 1924...

This June, in honor of the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, Father Paolo Floretta will bring a holy relic of St. Anthony of Padua from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. Father Paolo will visit four dioceses in the Tri-State area: the New York Archdiocese, The Brooklyn/Queens Diocese, The Paterson, New Jersey Diocese and The Bridgeport, Connecticut Dioc...

by Kathy Salvati   When Peter Bilello took his granddaughter to his local Subway restaurant, he found something he thought was lost forever. The 86-year-old Italian immigrant lives alone in Hartford, Connecticut, after the death of his wife Grace from cancer in November.   Seven years ago, in 2009, Mr Bilello came up with a compl...