October is Italian Heritage Month. The Fairfield library invites you to join them at their many special programs this month to celebrate Italian culture.Italian Folk SongsListen to Italian ballads from all regions of Italy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Fun for the whole family!   Italian CheeseBring your appetite to this class where Hannah...

Although he was born in Bridgeport, Paolo Cavalli spent the majority of his childhood in Italy. Growing up there, on a large farm just outside Rome, helped Cavalli learn the definition of fresh food -- everything either came from an animal, grew out of the earth or was homemade.   "All of our cooking was pretty much natural," Cavalli said....

A Connecticut woman is celebrating a big milestone — her 110th birthday. There weren't quite that many candles on Emily Tremonti's cake Saturday at the elder residence where she lives in Fairfield. There were nieces and nephews she has indulged during her long life.   Her great, great-niece, Mary-Kate Mele, said her Aunt "Em" didn't have ch...

Fairfield Theatre Company will continue to bring the best entertainment to Fairfield County on Wednesday, March 11 as they welcome comedian, Joe Devito for a night of laughs at 7:30 p.m.   The Fairfield University alumnus has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared at Montreal's "Just for...

by Alvin Chang   Connecticut was settled almost 400 years ago, but events of about 150 years ago seem to have more strongly shaped the current demographics of the state.   A TrendCT analysis of the American Community Survey found that Italy is still the predominant country of ancestry in this state; about 19 percent of residents said...

The Fairfield Public Library, 261 Hollywood Ave., will hold free Italian classes for children and adults starting on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Children will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and adults will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Classes are separate, one only being for children and the others being for adults.Fairfield Library's Italian classes for child...

by Lionel Bottari   There's a considerable number of Italian-themed festivals that occur during the warmer months, and I've been to quite a few. But none of them have quite the feel of Italy like the one held deep in the cornfields of southern Iowa every June.   There is a flavor in the small town Italian "feste" that is provided by t...

by Ross Hinds   Fairfield, New Jersey is the most Italian place in the United States according to the United States Census Bureau, whose latest numbers came out earlier this month. Just more than half of residents — 50.3 percent — of its 7,475 residents claim Italian ancestry. Less than a percentage point behind, at 49.5 percent, i...

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The UNICO Foundation, which is affiliated with UNICO National, the largest Italian American service organization in America, has announced the establishment of several new annual scholarships specifically for nursing students. At the UNICO National Convention held last month, UNICO Foundation Presiden...

In response to decades of increased incidents of adulteration and fraud in the Italian hard cheese category, U.S. hard cheese leader Arthur Schuman Inc. (ASI) today announced the creation of the industry's first trust mark for quality assurance.   The new True Cheese™ seal is intended to verify the integrity and quality of cheeses ASI makes...