The town of Branford goes all out for Columbus Day weekend which takes place this years from October 12-14, with Monday, Oct. 14 as the designated holiday. Columbus Day Committee secretary and publicity chair Magdalen Sparaco said they have a wonderful parade planned filled with bands, floats, vehicles, and more. The governor, lieutenant governor...

Little Italy isn't just one neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, it's a group of neighborhoods all across America. These neighborhoods have been incorporated into the fabric of the towns they reside in and have become an essential part of each city. With a desire to maintain Italian culture, these neighborhoods prosper today through a strong work ethic...

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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 Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m., at the Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob.   To continue...

In conjunction with the Greenwich Historical Society's exhibition From Italy to America, Anthony Riccio will discuss the inspiration for his black and white photographs on view in the complementary exhibit Photographs of Anthony Riccio: From Italy to American, originally organized by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University. For the pa...

By Shawn R. Beals   Thousands of Middletown residents have come from the Sicilian town of Melilli since the late 1800s, forming a close community of Italian Americans that gives the city a unique identity.   While many Connecticut towns have a distinct European heritage, it's rare to find one so thoroughly transplanted from a single l...

Fantastico! Ridgefield High School celebrated Italian Heritage Month throughout October with a special focus on Italian Americans in sports.   On Oct. 28, students studying Italian in levels 1 to 4 Honors celebrated with parties during class periods; celebrations included Italian dance, food and music. Throughout the hallways a chorus of voi...

News 8's celebration of Italian in Connecticut continues today! Today our journey takes us to Hartford from women paving the way in leadership roles to pastries just like Nonna made. Hartford looks a lot different now than it did when many Italian immigrants came here. A hundred years ago, the Front Street neighborhood was mostly Italian. &nb...

During the most recent election night in Stamford, John Mallozzi was greeted with handshakes and congratulatory backslaps in a private room at Zody's 19th Hole which the Democrats had rented as its victory headquarters.   An ebullient Italian American known for his candor, Mallozzi looked almost bashful. After all, he was not a candidate. Bu...

The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library will host a free talk by Anthony Riccio, author of Farms, Factories, and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, on Saturday, March 14, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the library’s Ehlers Meeting Room.   Riccio’s presentation will focus on the roles of Italian-American women who, after immigrating from south...