Cugine’s Italian is set to open in Harbor Point in Stamford on Friday, June 10, representatives said. The eatery is located at 121 Towne St. and is owned by John and Morgan Nealon. In the announcement, Morgan said the menu will feature familiar Italian favorites, along with new dishes, and the kitchen will be led by Executive Chef Rick O’Connor. So...

The Housatonic Museum of Art presents Vincent Baldassano: To Be Continued. Curated by Joel Leneker, the installation is comprised of new works on cloth and iconic works from the 1970s through 2022. This exhibit will be on view in the Burt Chernow Galleries on the Housatonic Community College campus, located at 900 Lafayette Blvd., Bridgeport, CT...

After a three-year absence forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual St. Anthony of Padua Church's festival was back this year to the delight of crowds in West Harrison. The 54th annual St. Anthony of Padua Festa Italiana featured music, attractions, games and a variety of foods for families to enjoy. Thousands were on hand for the second day of...

Area staple Micalizzi's Italian Ice celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Stratford over the weekend. Micalizzi's Stratford opened in the former home of Parad-ice Cream at 3600 Main Street at Paradise Green. Miccalizzi's owner Jay Piccirillo has teamed up with the owners of Zack's Frozen Yogurt to open the new location, according to...

Rizzoli, an ancient Italian fish preserves company announces the opening of an operational office in the United States of America, in Norwalk in Connecticut, alongside a new logistics center in New Jersey, in a strategic position near the port of New York. In the new American branch, coordinated by the Italian foreign commercial management, a team...

The Norwich Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee awarded four students $1,000 scholarships recently. The recipients are Sophia Boras of Saint Bernard High School, Danielle Toppa of Norwich Free Academy, Julia Beaupre of Montville High School and Olivia Busher of Saint Bernard High School. The scholarship fund was established by The Italian Herit...

You didn’t take shortcuts in Anastasia “Gina” DiNatale’s kitchen, whether it was peeling the garlic or making tomato sauce from scratch. When she went food shopping, “she never went with a shopping list,” said her daughter, Giuliana Maravalle, who does much of the cooking in her daughter’s and son-in-law’s new restaurant, Nonna Gina’s Prepared Food...

“Could the daughter of a Sicilian shoemaker brought up in New England go on to lead a major capital city — even if she was a little square, and a Republican?” “Absolutely,” was the overwhelming answer from the voters. Antonina “Ann” Uccello turned 100 years old on May 19, 2022. Fifty-five years ago, she achieved the most impossible of political vic...

ITALIAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE FILM: THE VILLAGE – Life In New Haven's Little Italy. Sunday, June 5 @ 2:00 pm / Doors open at 1:30 at the Italian Center, Carmichael (6821 Fair Oaks Blvd, 95608 CA) Admission $10. Around 5 million Italians arrived in the United States during the “Great Migration” in the years between 1880 and 1930. They were preceded by...

It’s a birthday party for the history books - Ann Uccello turns 100 Thursday. She is being celebrated for her role in shaping Connecticut history. When Uccello was elected mayor of Hartford in 1967, she became the first woman mayor in the state. Today at the State Capitol, there was a celebration of a century. “Very good, and happy!” Uccello said,...