The Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, now in its 37th year, is staged to be one of the year’s largest gatherings of historic and vintage Italian-made vehicles in North America. Held over Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 29 – Monday Sept. 2, the festival is the only North American classic car race and concours held on the same track over the sam...

Each year the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich honors its "Italians of the Year " -- individuals who display certain intrinsic values including serving the Italian community and community at large, being of Italian descent and showing an understanding of their Italian heritage as well as hailing from the greater Norwich area. This...

An annual rite of summer in the Valley kicks off Thursday with the opening of Holy Rosary Church’s 52nd annual Italian festival. “Festa 2019” opens at 5 p.m. today until 10 p.m. and runs through Saturday on the grounds of the church, at 10 Father Salemi Dr. Admission is free. The festival, which celebrates all things Italian, is a popular Valley tr...

The 29th annual St. Jude Italian Festival takes place Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Saturday, Aug. 24 at the church grounds located in Monroe on Route 111 near the intersection of Route 110. Over the years the festival has grown from a two-day carnival to the current four-day festival attracting over 10,000 visitors during the event. Food selections i...

Italian-Americans in CT in the 1920s: Wednesday, 8/14, at 2 p.m. Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001. Presented by Dr. Rafaele Fierro, History and Political Science Professor at Tunxis, and part of the Civic Engagement Institute on campus. Dr. Fierro will use the 1920 Census to share the stories of criminal activity (non-Mob...

Get ready for some pizza fritta, the annual Amerigo Vespucci Lodge #160 festival returns to Danbury this weekend. The festival runs Friday through Sunday at the lodge, 10 Christopher Columbus Ave. It celebrates Italian heritage with Italian food, music and kids’ activities. Admission and parking is free. Italian DJ Joey Autuoro will perform Friday,...

John Francisconi, the general manager of Bank Square Books in Mystic, Conn. Is finishing up a three-week residency at Otherwise Bookshop in Rome. The residency was made possible by Bookselling Without Borders (BWB), the collaborative program between 13 independent publishers that organizes fellowships for booksellers to attend international book fa...

The Columbus Day Parade will return to the city’s streets for its 111th year after the City Council agreed to resume paying the police overtime costs.Columbus Parade organizers moved 2018’s celebration to Shelton over a dispute about the public safety bill. “Losing that last year was not one of our best moments,” Council President Aidee Nieves said...

The word “authentic” gets thrown around quite a bit in the culinary world. When Danilo Mongillo, the owner of Strega in Branford, lived in Italy, he was a police officer for the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies. It was his job to protect the integrity of any product that had “Made in Italy” on the label. Not only did Mongillo de...

Flowers showered the statue of the Madonna Della Strada as she was gently lowered on a table so marchers in the Italian-American Festival’s Sunday morning procession could crowd around to pin money to her and pray. After a Catholic Mass officiated in Italian, members of the Southington Sons of Italy Club lifted the statue and joined a procession fr...