The Milford Columbus Committee has named its Italian-American of the Year and he is a face many will recognize from his two very different professions. Douglas A. Edo – Milford Fire Chief and a musician with a popular local band, will be named Milford's Italian-American of the Year for 2015 at the Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance. &n...

by Allison Lindsay   Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra have scheduled performances at five venues for the upcoming co-production of Gioachino Rossini's opera, "Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)."   Rossini's famous two-act comic opera, The Barber of Seville, is a masterpiece of invent...

by Dawn Miceli   The sponsors of the annual Southington Italian-American Festival have selected Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts to be the recipients of proceeds from the festival. The festival, sponsored by the Sons of Italy and Southington UNICO, will take place July 24, 25 and 26 on Center Street.   "...

The Mattatuck Museum (144 West Main St. Waterbury, CT 06702) is pleased to celebrate the holiday season with a concert featuring renowned tenor Micheal Castaldo and guest soprano Marissa Famiglietti on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Micheal Castaldo, a classical crossover tenor and light Italian opera singer, songwriter and composer,...

by Robert Mikulak   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. The event will take place Sunday, July 12, from 4-7 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site,...

The Greenwich Historical Society is planning an exhibition next spring entitled Italy Comes to America: Greenwich Stories. It will focus on the remarkable history of Greenwich's Italian community, chronicling emigration from Italy to America and what it was like "becoming an American" after settling in Greenwich. And just like the Italian community...

Murphy Distributors announced today it has obtained the exclusive distribution rights to PunZoné; the first imported Italian Ultra-Premium vodka line directly from Italy's preeminent food and wine region for the State of Connecticut.   "We are delighted to add PunZoné Organic Italian Vodka to our elite distribution portfolio. Frank Guerrera,...

Beginning July 1, 2015. Assistant professor (tenure-track) in Italian. Primary focus: medieval/early modern Italian studies (literature, culture and the visual arts). Historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural breadth essential.   The successful candidate will have a proven record of scholarship in medieval and/or early modern Italian S...

When hundreds of thousands of Italians arrived in New York City on boats 100 years ago, they brought with them dreams of a better life for their children.Over the following generations, those families achieved great success. But they made sure to remember one piece of advice: Never forget where you come from. "I'm proud to be an American, I'm very...

By Ann Nyberg   Patricia Russo, Executive Director of the Women's Campaign School at Yale, is all things politics in this state. If you're a woman and want to run for political office, Russo is your gal.   Her life long mission is to empower women to lead. She says she had an interesting childhood, and jokes her parents were in...