The daughter of the founders of Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana has died. Serafina Lucy Pepe DeMusis, of Hamden died on August 25 at the Yale New Haven Hospital St. Raphael Campus with her family by her side, according to her obituary. She was 93. She was the wife of the late Dominic DeMusis. “Sera” DeMusis, who was born in New Haven on August 12, 1...

It goes without saying that 100 years of service is an impressive feat for any business or organization, no matter how big or small. 100 years of service implies a century full of honesty, communal respect, and dignified professionalism; and in the funeral home profession, these qualities are the pillars on which it stands. Coxe and Graziano Funera...

Italian-American cuisine has gotten a facelift in town with the arrival of The San Marino which opened a month-and-a-half ago at 35 Poquonock Ave. It’s owners, Enzo and Sammy Beskovic, are brothers who immigrated to the United States in 2001 from Croatia. “We’re originally from Croatia and are half Italian,” Enzo Beskovic said. He and his brother h...

Food, music, and a weekend of games and fellowship are returning to Guilford this month, in the form of St. George’s Church annual Italian Festival. Organized by the St. George’s Men’s Group, the event has grown over the past six years into a two-day extravaganza featuring live music, lawn games, cooking competitions, and of course, as much delicio...

The Italian community came together to celebrate its heritage and culture with the St. Ann’s Festa Italiana. Multiple vendors were present and festival organizers say they are proud to introduce the community to the Italian festival because it’s been nearly 30-years since the last celebration. “It means a lot because this area is where Little Italy...

The Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, now in its 37th year, is staged to be one of the year’s largest gatherings of historic and vintage Italian-made vehicles in North America. Held over Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 29 – Monday Sept. 2, the festival is the only North American classic car race and concours held on the same track over the sam...

Each year the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich honors its "Italians of the Year " -- individuals who display certain intrinsic values including serving the Italian community and community at large, being of Italian descent and showing an understanding of their Italian heritage as well as hailing from the greater Norwich area. This...

An annual rite of summer in the Valley kicks off Thursday with the opening of Holy Rosary Church’s 52nd annual Italian festival. “Festa 2019” opens at 5 p.m. today until 10 p.m. and runs through Saturday on the grounds of the church, at 10 Father Salemi Dr. Admission is free. The festival, which celebrates all things Italian, is a popular Valley tr...

The 29th annual St. Jude Italian Festival takes place Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 24 at the church grounds located in Monroe on Route 111 near the intersection of Route 110. Over the years the festival has grown from a two-day carnival to the current four-day festival attracting over 10,000 visitors during the event. Food selections i...

Italian-Americans in CT in the 1920s: Wednesday, 8/14, at 2 p.m. Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. Presented by Dr. Rafaele Fierro, History and Political Science Professor at Tunxis, and part of the Civic Engagement Institute on campus. Dr. Fierro will use the 1920 Census to share the stories of criminal activity (non-Mob...