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...

As part of its' celebration of Italian American month, the North HavenLibrary will look back at the musical career of Frank Sinatra with evening of songs and stories presented by local vocalist Rich Moran, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., in the Library's community room. He will be backed by the trio of Judy Webber on piano, Jeff Webber on woodwinds, and...

By Owen McNally   What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist and bandleader Mario Pavone in his latest, groundbr...

By Erik Dobratz   The Italian-Americans in Connecticut used their hands to build much of the state, but that's not all they used them for. Some of them "put them up' as prizefighters and made a lot of history.    Branford High School social studies teacher and track coach Rich Biondi loves teaching and coaching, but boxing really...

by Lisa Backus   Author Anthony Riccio spoke of his grandmother as a woman who was "4-foot-11" with "eyes as black a coal" when she gave her grandson the "you're in trouble look." "Those of us who had Italian grandmothers are blessed," he told a small crowd Saturday morning at the New Britain Public Library. His book, "Farms, Factories...

The Milford Columbus Committee has named its Italian-American of the Year and he is a face many will recognize from his two very different professions. Douglas A. Edo – Milford Fire Chief and a musician with a popular local band, will be named Milford's Italian-American of the Year for 2015 at the Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance. &n...

by Allison Lindsay   Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra have scheduled performances at five venues for the upcoming co-production of Gioachino Rossini's opera, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)."   Rossini's famous two-act comic opera, The Barber of Seville, is a masterpiece of invent...

by Dawn Miceli   The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24, 25 and 26 on Center Street.   "...

The Mattatuck Museum (144 West Main St. Waterbury, CT 06702) is pleased to celebrate the holiday season with a concert featuring renowned tenor Micheal Castaldo and guest soprano Marissa Famiglietti on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Micheal Castaldo, a classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter and composer,...

by Robert Mikulak   The Greenwich Historical Society will host its third annual Festa Al Fresco, a community potluck supper that celebrates Greenwich's Italian-American community and the Italian immigrants who first settled here in the early 20th century. The event will take place Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site,...