An Italian-American couple, who fell in love in Rome during World War II, died within an hour of each other in Stamford, Connecticut. Guiseppe and Livia Fortuna were married for 69 years, had four kids and moved to a house in Stamford's Cove neighborhood in the early 1960s. They raised their four children in the United States, and stayed in th...

by Shawn R. Beals   The 93rd annual St. Sebastian Feast will be held Friday through Sunday at St. Sebastian Church on Washington Street. The yearly festival is a celebration of Sicilian heritage featuring the running of the I Nuri after Sunday morning's Mass. Entertainment and attractions include traditional Italian food, carnival activ...

On Sunday, October 19, 2 p.m., in the Trumbull Library Community Room, Anthony V. Riccio returns to talk about his new book, Farms, Factories and Families: Italian American Women of Connecticut, history stories told by elderly Italian American women all over the state through oral history interviews and photographs.   This book uncovers the...

by Leslie Lake   Pat Cutrone, St. Ann Club Feast chairman for the past 10 years, credited beautiful weekend weather, top-notch musical entertainment, and the efforts of more than 100 Club volunteers, for record-breaking attendance numbers on Thursday and Friday at the popular annual waterfront event. "I'm not sure of the exact attendance, b...

Twenty-four university students who reside in the Tri-State area have received National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Scholarships.   Seventeen students in New York include: Tzintzun Aguilar Izzo of Colton;Thomas Alia and Joseph Bronzo of Staten Island; Alessandra Angelino ofKatonah; Nina Angileri of Middletown; Alice Bongiorno of East...

The green, white and red lines are going down on the streets and local businesses are coming together as the community prepares to celebrate Italian heritage with the annual Italian-American Festival during the final weekend of the month.   As the even draws closer, however, Southington police are asking residents and visitors to take note o...

by Barbara Heins   Hundreds of people visit Greenwich Town Hall every day. But it's not every day that the mayor from an Italian village drops by. First Selectman Peter Tesei spent part of Monday with Dr. Pietro G. Mariani, the mayor of Morra De Sanctis. Morra De Sanctis is one of two sister cities in Italy that Greenwich has forged a c...

Attenzione sport enthusiasts!!! NIAF member Giovanni Camarchioli, editor of Bel Paese, a newspaper in South Florida, has launched the newspaper's new Italian sports news bulletins. The twice-a-day (morning and afternoon) broadcasts that began on June 1 are in Italian and accessible by phone.   Just call the local number in any of the followi...

L'Unione Europea e gli Stati Uniti d'America hanno deciso, il 13 febbraio scorso, di avviare le procedure interne necessarie per lanciare i negoziati sul Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership sulla base delle raccomandazioni dello High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth. L'argomento ha una portata molto vasta e sia in America che in Eu...

Bijou Square can now add authentic Italian cuisine to its menu. Trattoria 'A Vucchella, an Italian restaurant featuring the simple and authentic dishes of a trattoria, opened its doors on Fairfield Avenue at the beginning of this month.   Owned by cousins Jennifer Galletti and Thomas Bepko, both of the Bridgeport area, and Pasquale De Marti...