The US Census Bureau's American Community Survey asks millions of Americans every year several questions about their economic, social, and demographic situations. One of those questions asks respondents to report their families' ancestries, from Italian to German to Mexican. Using that self-reported ancestry data from the Minnesota Population Cente...

Si informa la comunità italiana residente nello Stato di Connecticut che il giorno 8 agosto 2018, sarà effettuata dal Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York una ulteriore missione del funzionario itinerante per la rilevazione dei dati biometrici ai fini del rilascio del passaporto italiano. La missione avrà luogo presso gli Uffici del Patronato ACL...

For the 93rd year, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society this weekend will present its annual Italian Festival, the oldest and biggest Italian festival in New England. Homemade Italian foods, children's rides and family entertainment will be complemented by a host of outstanding musical performances. Local favorites Equinnox and the Savage Brothers...

Gary Harlan Ross of Falls Village has mixed memories of his first Alfa Romeo. It was a 1959 Veloce model. He bought when he was 18 years old and a student at Wesleyan University in Middletown. Commuting from his home in Wallingford, he spotted it one day sitting on the lot of a Rambler dealer on Route 5 in Meriden. “I looked at the thing and it was...

Opera Theater of Connecticut celebrates its 33rd anniversary with a production of Tosca at the air-conditioned Andrews Memorial Theater, 54 East Main Street, Clinton, sung by a cast of professional opera singers. A volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealist artist are featured in this triangle of love, political intrigue, and obsession...

Upon entering Sal e Pepe, a smiling hostess waits by the door to greet guests. The restaurant offers a variety of seating; some may choose to sit at the bar just past the entryway, others in the dining areas to the right and left of the entrance. The room to the right doubles as a private party room and is available for hosting events such as brida...

When Detective Karen Apicella was informed that the Southington Police Cadet Post would soon receive a major donation, she said the money came at a time when the program really needed it. Members of the program will help run the beverage booth at the 14th annual Southington Italian-American Festival, with the program receiving a portion of the sale...

For 14 years, the Italian American Festival in downtown Southington has revived many traditions of Italy, enticing locals with Italian foods and music, entertainment and excitement for all, whether Italian in heritage or not. Three Italian civic organizations in town—UNICO, Sons of Italy and Sorelle d’Italia—commemorate Southington’s rich Italian-i...

There’s a very interesting book called “Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge”, which tells very well about an important aspect of the Italian American experience.  The relationship between the Italian Americans and the African Americans reveals more than one could think, about how the Italian Americans integrated into the A...

Food, fireworks, music and more is in store for the 14th annual Italian-American Festival, returning to lower Center Street July 27 to July 29. The festival, sponsored by three local Italian clubs - Sons of Italy, Unico and Sorelle D’Italia - will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. July 27, 1 to 11 p.m. July 28 and noon to 6 p.m. July 29. The street will be...