At its October meeting, the Hamden Art League is pleased to host a program featuring artist and teacher John Massimino as he shares his experience on how to make a good painting better. Using artwork from those who registered in advance for this opportunity, John will give individualized suggestions on how to improve, finish or take work in another...

Si è concluso con un salomonico quanto inutile 6 a 6 il primo scrutinio per l'elezione del presidente del nuovo Comites di New York, New Jersey e Connecticut. Il pareggio, che alcuni consiglieri davano per scontato ancor prima che iniziassero le manovre del voto, non ha consentito al presidente uscente di New York-Connecticut Quintino Cianfaglione...

by Rossella Rago   Dear Friends, are you ready to celebrate Christmas? Well I am!!! Please join me and my two lovely Nonne: Nonna Romana Sciddurlo from Puglia and Nonna Antoinette Capodicci from Campania as we demonstrate some traditional Christmas dishes from Puglia and Campania. This Christmas Dinner extravaganza will take place at one of...

Teresa Riccio, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford   On April 12, the Avon Chapter of the Italian American service organization, UNICO, hosted a dinner dance in support of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The event, held at the Farmington Club on the Polo Grounds in Farmington, featured dinner, dancing, silent and live...

The Elihu Burritt Library and The Italian Resource Center at Central Connecticut State University present 2013 The Year of Italian Culture Symposium, from October 7, 15-16, 2013. 2013 The Year of Italian Culture in the United States is an initiative that promotes Italy and its rich history and culture.   Central Connecticut State University...

By Robert Mayer   Carl Fortuna was one of a kind. Fortuna died Oct. 15 after a long illness, but will long be remembered for his public service, his wit and the advice he gave to anyone who needed an ear to bend. "He was just such a good guy," said Middlesex Chamber of Commerce President Larry McHugh of Fortuna.   "He was al...

Local auto sales just shifted into the fast lane with the recent opening of a Maserati dealership at 1026 Post Road East. The dealer showcases four models by the luxury Italian car maker: the Ghibli, the Quattroporte, the three convertible S-models of which the MC is the top of the line, and the fourth is the GT-coupe that has both hard-top an...

The Southington chapter of Unico has chosen Michael Fasulo to receive its 2014 Gold Medal. Fasulo, chairman of the Board of Park Commissioners and a community volunteer, is scheduled to receive the award at the Unico's dinner May 20 at the Aqua Turf Club.   "Mike is a very dedicated person in the community, very well-liked ... an outsta...

The role that immigrant and first generation Italian women played in the workforce before 1960 is not well-documented. Aside from such dramatic and tragic stories such as the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, immigrant women and their daughters have not been given sufficient credit for their role in America's factories and canneries.   Less known, a...

By Brian Spyros   The Front Street that exists in Hartford now is in stark contrast to what it was more than 100 years ago. "I'm a sentimentalist. I like the old style, the old times," said Paul Margolfo, who grew up in an Italian-American family not far from Front Street. He was one of many people who called the capital city home. &nb...