Six university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships. The students are Giovanni Iaboni of Bethany, Ct., Jade Bonacolta of Upper Saddle River, N.J., Angela Capranzano of Glendale, N.Y., Daniel Graziano of Amawalk, N.Y., Paul Lindseth of New York, N.Y., and Samuel Pellegrino C...

He is an anomaly, a contradiction of sorts in our "grass is always greener elsewhere" world of sports today. As others seek validation in a bigger paycheck, a different location or a more prestigious position, he has remained true to the ultimate bottom line: winning championships.   When it comes to that, no one has been more successful tha...

Terra Ristorante, a renowned Northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Greenwich opened a new restaurant Jan. 10 in Danbury. Over 25 years ago, founder and owner, Ramze Zakka, opened Terra Restaurant, the first of his eight eateries, to fulfill his dream of owning a restaurant that offers simple yet delicious food in a warm and i...

Did you know that limoncello isn't just for drinking? You can cook with it too. In this class, we will learn how to make a three course meal using limoncello in each course. Of course, we will eat and drink too! The menu includes watermelon salad with limoncello and feta, shrimp over linguine in a limoncello sauce and grated Asiago. For desser...

By Farrah Duffany   Two nonprofits were each recently awarded $1,500 from the proceeds of the Italian-American festival in July. The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee presented Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts with the donation on Monday. The funds came from the beverage booth at the...

Italian Aperitivo, January 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm – 9:00 pmKoffee?, 104 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06511, United States Dear folks, it's time for the first Italian Aperitivo of 2015. Let's meet up at Koffee? on Audubon on January 16th from 6.45 to 9.00pm. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and try new drinks prepared for us fro...

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and...

di Andrea Mantineo   Fatti, cifre. Direttore di "America Oggi" e presidente del Gruppo Editoriale "Oggi" Andrea Mantineo risponde così alle accuse della redazione del quotidiano circa le ragioni della crisi del gruppo editoriale. "America Oggi" è stato fondato nel 1988 da giornalisti, poligrafici e amministrativi licenziati dal quotidia...

La Festa della Madonna della Libera, also known as A Taste of Italy, takes place the last weekend of June every year. The Cecemaggiore Club in Oakville's Taste of Italy gets underway on Friday and runs through Sunday. The annual weekend-long festival celebrates the members' Italian heritage and includes traditional dancing, live music, novelti...

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.   &nb...