By Farrah Duffany   Two nonprofits were each recently awarded $1,500 from the proceeds of the Italian-American festival in July. The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee presented Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts with the donation on Monday. The funds came from the beverage booth at the...

Italian Aperitivo, January 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm – 9:00 pmKoffee?, 104 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06511, United States Dear folks, it's time for the first Italian Aperitivo of 2015. Let's meet up at Koffee? on Audubon on January 16th from 6.45 to 9.00pm. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and try new drinks prepared for us fro...

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and...

di Andrea Mantineo   Fatti, cifre. Direttore di "America Oggi" e presidente del Gruppo Editoriale "Oggi" Andrea Mantineo risponde così alle accuse della redazione del quotidiano circa le ragioni della crisi del gruppo editoriale. "America Oggi" è stato fondato nel 1988 da giornalisti, poligrafici e amministrativi licenziati dal quotidia...

La Festa della Madonna della Libera, also known as A Taste of Italy, takes place the last weekend of June every year. The Cecemaggiore Club in Oakville's Taste of Italy gets underway on Friday and runs through Sunday. The annual weekend-long festival celebrates the members' Italian heritage and includes traditional dancing, live music, novelti...

The third-generation owner of a Norwich business and a New York Times best-selling author are the 2014 Italians of the Year. Doug Demicco, 56, of Oakdale, and novelist Wally Lamb, a former English teacher at Norwich Free Academy, will be honored by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich at an October banquet in Groton.   &nb...

The museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage.   The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum's Christmas exhibitions, renowned f...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

Award-winning Newport News poet Ann Falcone Shalaski was born in Connecticut and "nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family," according to her website. Her second and newest book of poems, "Without Pretense," is dedicated to her parents, Fred and Seraphina Falcone.   It is about her everyday experiences from childhood as a...

St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community will hold the 115th St. Andrew the Apostle Annual Italian Festa from Thursday evening through Sunday evening at the St. Andrew Club grounds by Wooster Square, 515 Chapel St.   A grand opening parade through Wooster Square at 6 p.m. Thursday will be followed by a blessing of...