Visitors flocked to West Hartford Center on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in order to get an up-close-and-personal look at more than 200 high-powered Italian sports cars as part of a fundraiser for Connecticut Children's Medical Center.   Admission was free, but via the sale of Italian Ice, posters, t-shirts, and a variety of silent auction and raf...

An army veteran who was deported to his native Italy is fighting to be reunited with his Connecticut family, reports WFSB-TV. Arnold Giammarco lived in the United States for 53 years. After serving in the army as a non-citizen, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant.Giammarco was sent to Italy in 2012 after serving time in jail for...

The Italian American Celebration Honoring Christopher Columbus Committee (I.A.C.) has announced the recipients of their scholarships for 2014. The recipients were selected by a Scholarship Committee headed by Professor Dario Del Puppo of Trinity College, Hartford.   Five recipients each received a $1,000 award and two recipients received a $...

The Italian American Celebration and Parade Committee is honoring Christopher Columbus with a multiple days of celebration in October, including the annual parade. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Columbus Day celebrations in Hartford.   In addition to the parade, there is a four-day family festival, an banquet, a wreath dedicati...

His friends knew him as Rico Pace, but his official name was Americo Pace, his parents' tribute to their adopted country. Pace showed his love of his country in many ways, from serving in World War II to spending his retirement years volunteering at his church, at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center and at the state Capitol.   "He lived...

Always around the 50 States searching for traces of Italy, today our trip stops in Connecticut. Among the things important to remember about Italians in Connecticut, we cannot fail to mention Ella T. Grasso: the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, in 1975 she was the first female to be elected governor of a US state (all three previous female go...

The Hartford Columbus Day parade is planned for Sunday at 10:30 a.m. beginning at D&D Plaza at Franklin Avenue and Adelaide Street. The parade will travel south on Franklin Avenue and conclude at Columbus Park. The Italian American Celebration and Parade Committee, which is behind the city's Columbus Day observances, said the parade will i...

It's not too often you get to see a Ferrari or Lamborghini on the road – let alone dozens all at once. That was the scene in West Hartford Sunday – all to raise money for a great cause. Thousands of spectators and car owners descended upon LaSalle Road in West Hartford Center for the 15th Annual Ferrari and Friends Concorso, presented by...

Si informa la comunità italiana residente nello Stato del Connecticut che il giorno 6 luglio 2016, sarà effettuata una missione itinerante per la rilevazione dei dati biometrici ai fini del rilascio del passaporto italiano.   La missione avrà luogo presso i locali della "ACAI" 506 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT a partire dalle ore 08:00. Si p...

Critical studies on the Italian canzone d'autore and popular music are becoming numerous, often intertwining society, music and poetry. Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from March 17 to 20, 2016 in Hartford, CT, for the panel: "New Perspectives on the Italian canzone d'autore and Popular Music." &n...