by Bruno Matarazzo Jr   The founder of the Nutmeg Conservatory will be named Italian mayor for the day on Monday, Columbus Day. The Torrington Chapter of UNICO National and the city announced this week that Sharon Dante, executive director of the Nutmeg Conservatory, would be honored.   In 2010, Marjorie Dante, left, was named Italia...

WATERBURY — A popular radio show host, who sought to preserve Italian culture by sharing his knowledge of the country and its music, died Tuesday. Rosario "Sarino" Costa, who founded the show "Carosello Italiano" in 1991, died Tuesday. He was 88.   Costa was known for his love of Italy — where he lived until he was 34 — and his local co...

In 1926, Deane Keller of New Haven won the Prix de Rome, a prestigious award that allowed him to study art in Italy for three years. Little did he know that those three years were setting the stage for his greatest accomplishment.   During World War II, President Roosevelt recruited art experts to go to Europe to protect their art treasures...

Joe Camposeo became Manchester town clerk in 1996, and a year later, he started to introduce computer programming to help residents delve into their family histories.   Camposeo, 70, who has lived in Manchester his entire life, had become interested, himself, in genealogy after meeting Diane Linti, a professional genealogist. With Linti's he...

How does one of the most popular Italian festivals in the area celebrate its 25th anniversary? With lots of "great Italian food, rides, games and live entertainment," said Peter Lucia, spokesman for the St. Jude Festival in Monroe. The event — which runs Wednesday, Aug. 26, through Saturday, Aug. 29 — has grown from a two-day carnival to the c...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 79th issue of our online magazine. The second tour of presentations of We the Italians – the book has been a big success! Once again I've been lucky to meet a lot of committed successful Italian Americans and Italians recently moved to t...

Lo scrittore e fotografo italo-americano Anthony V. Riccio, dedica il suo ultimo libro alle donne.   Da sempre impegnato nel recupero di quella memoria storica di donne e di uomini, soprattutto del nostro Sud, strappati ai loro territori da povertà e fame e delle loro nuove vite in America, Anthony Riccio, si concentra in questo ultimo lavor...

The nationally-acclaimed Three Sicilian Tenors will appear in Middletown Oct. 18 as the first concert of the Greater Middletown Concert Association's upcoming season. Four other performances will follow during its 2014-2015 Series, which all will be held at Middletown's 700-seat MHS Performing Arts Center, 200 LaRosa Lane. Tenors Aaron Caruso, Elio...

by Jennifer Antonik While visions of sugar plums dance in the heads of children next door at the Tatiana Akinfieva Dance Academy, Mike Canevari makes real sugar dance around the new Panificio di Canevari Italian Bakery located on SW Front Street.   The bakery began as a hobby for Mr. Canevari, but he said he needed to cook up a business as...

Chris Vecchitto, 90, is widely remembered for his friendly smile and his famously tasty Italian ices. Vecchitto died Feb. 27 at Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit after his health quickly declined in the wake of a January fall at home, his wife said.   A Middletown native, Vecchito was one of 11 children born to Italian immigrants Gaetano and G...