Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 8:00pm Downtown Cabaret Theatre Company - 263 Golden Hill Street #3 - Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604   Hear What's in the Heart – A Shoemaker's Tale is a one-man show written and performed by a former Middletown resident. Steve Scionti brings to life all of the passion, comedy and drama inherent i...

James F. Nardozzi, assistant Bridgeport Police Chief, will be inducted as the 2015 Columbus Day Parade & Celebration Grand Marshal on Oct. 6 at Tashua Knolls Golf Club in Trumbull. Tickets for the installation dinner are $75 per person. To obtain them, call dinner co-chair Frank Gennarini at 203-257-4142.   The reception begins at 5...

An army veteran who was deported to his native Italy is fighting to be reunited with his Connecticut family, reports WFSB-TV. Arnold Giammarco lived in the United States for 53 years. After serving in the army as a non-citizen, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.Giammarco was sent to Italy in 2012 after serving time in jail for...

by Lee Breslouer   Just because a pizza place has stuck around for a long while doesn't mean its pies are anything special... but mostly it does. We tricked you again, it 100% does! And that's certainly the case with these 21 pizzerias from across the country, all of them continuously in operation since the day they opened so many years ago...

An oompah band played "When the Saints Go Marching In" as members of New Haven's oldest Italian-American mutual aid society carried its dollar-and-jewelry-bedecked patron through the streets of Wooster Square Sunday afternoon. It was the 114th year of the Old World-style ritual, and 73-year-old Patti Masto-Toni has participated in 73 of them. The...

A yellow Fiat 500 with the vanity license plate Peel L is more than just a promotional tool for liqueur-maker Peel - it's a metaphor.   The adorable Italian subcompact, now manufactured in Mexico by Chrysler, has more than doubled its U.S. sales since it was introduced in 2011. "I envision us as similar to the Fiat company," said Peel c...

One of New England's most beloved annual musical events is back! On Saturday, August 23, join hostess Eva Franchi, wife of the late great romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, as featured guests and world-class singers pay tribute to Sergio's life with song.   The concert annually takes place at the 240-acre Franchi Estate in Stonington, Conn., and...

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) has announced the recipients of their scholarships for 2014. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford.   Five recipients each received a $1,000 award and two recipients received a $...

by Phyllis A.S. Boros Every August, for the past 23 years, thousands of area folk flock to St. Jude Church in Monroe for its "authentic" Italian festival.   "It's the real deal," said Peter Lucia, who has volunteered at each of the church's 24 festivals. "We expect more than 10,000" at the event, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 20, through...

With the recent opening of Gaetano's Deli at 1713 Post Road East, loyal Westport customers will no longer have to trek to the store's Stratford and Monroe locations.   "We have a lot of customers who travel from here," said Milanno Ukehaxhaj, co-owner of the Italian deli, known for featuring traditional fare.   Read more   Sour...