The Greenwich Historical Society is planning an exhibition next spring entitled Italy Comes to America: Greenwich Stories. It will focus on the remarkable history of Greenwich's Italian community, chronicling emigration from Italy to America and what it was like "becoming an American" after settling in Greenwich. And just like the Italian community...

Murphy Distributors announced today it has obtained the exclusive distribution rights to PunZoné; the first imported Italian Ultra-Premium vodka line directly from Italy's preeminent food and wine region for the State of Connecticut.   "We are delighted to add PunZoné Organic Italian Vodka to our elite distribution portfolio. Frank Guerrera,...

Beginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential.   The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in medieval and/or early modern Italian S...

When hundreds of thousands of Italians arrived in New York City on boats 100 years ago, they brought with them dreams of a better life for their children.Over the following generations, those families achieved great success. But they made sure to remember one piece of advice: Never forget where you come from. "I'm proud to be an American, I'm very...

By Ann Nyberg   Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, is all things politics in this state. If you're a woman and want to run for political office, Russo is your gal.   Her life long mission is to empower women to lead. She says she had an interesting childhood, and jokes her parents were in...

by Brian Mccready   The East Haven Italian American Club and The Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven are Hosting a Kick-Off Parade Celebration Party on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 1 PM at the East Haven Italian American Club, (formally Weeping Willows), 509 Laurel Street, East Haven, CT.   Entertainment and Raffle Prizes. Food and...

This year Columbus day celebrations are extremely special as four mayors from the province of Siracusa ( Canicattinini, Floridia, Solarino and Rosolini) will be visiting Hartford to take part in the celebrations. The Hartford Italian Clubs have joined forces to make this visit a very special one indeed and on 10-12 we will host a gala dinner at Aq...

The annual Southing­ton Italian-American Festival sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO will take place Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26. The event will consist of food tents and booths featuring diverse offerings, live entertainment, a homemade wine contest, an outdoor Italian Mass followed by a procession with the...

Ten university students who reside in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Katie Anastasi of Rockville, Md. Mackenzie Burnett of Ellicott City, Md., Mattia D'Affuso of North Potomac, Md., Daniel Evans of Germantown, Md., Gabriella LaVerghetta and Nicholas Tsu...

The windows at 160 Greenwich Ave. are popping with color, as the name Leggiadro -- Italian for "light and airy" -- was recently painted in a cheerful pink, heralding a new women's clothing store known for its bright colors.   The store, which is set to open in early May, marks the 14th Leggiadro location in the country, and will be swiftly f...