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...

Sapori, an Italian-American fusion restaurant in New Town closed last week, but its owner plans to re-open the restaurant with a new name, menu and management.   The restaurant opened in July 2013 in a large building at the intersection of Center and Courthouse streets in New Town.   Read more   Source: http://wydaily.com...

Sweet treats are coming to Mohegan Sun. Carlo's Bakery, of TLC's hit series "Cake Boss," will open its doors at the casino in Uncasville on Saturday, Sept. 12. Those in search of an Italian pastry or specialty cake will be able to visit the new venue from 7 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Satu...

by Zach Melvin   A city famous for its pizza is making a name for itself with another Italian delicacy. At Gelato Giuliana, 15 employees produce between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of gelato a day. The company sells to supermarkets, country clubs, restaurants and colleges from Maine to Delaware.   "This was quite accidental actually,...