Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, but the Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra and its founding artistic director, Christine Gevert, are already preparing a feast of musical comfort food to be served at Saint James Place in Great Barrington October 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Trinity Church in Lakeville, Connecticut, October 30 at 4 p.m.  And Gevert...

West Haven's iconic Zuppardi's Apizza is expanding with plans to open a prep kitchen with a takeout storefront in Ansonia, the owners announced this week. "We are excited to announce that our newest addition to the Zuppardi's family business is finally developing in Ansonia, CT!" reads a post on the Zuppardi's Facebook page. "Our Ansonia space is...

Greenwich, Connecticut, has long needed both a high quality steakhouse and a fine Italian restaurant. Macelleria, which debuted in  Pelham, New York, two years ago, with a second in Armonk, has managed to provide both to this suburban city on the Gold Coast within one splendid-looking space. Owner Tony Lala is one of those Albanian immigrants who w...

Westies Care founder and President Phil Liscio has been chosen as the city’s Italian American of the Year, and will be honored at a celebration this week, according officials. Mayor Nancy R. Rossi and the West Haven Italian Heritage Committee will present the annual award at noon Oct. 15 at City Hall, the city said in a release. The award is given...

The Council of Italian American Societies of Greater Bridgeport laid a wreath in Seaside Park today at the site where the Christopher Columbus statue once stood. The group says despite the statue being removed, they are continuing a tradition they have had for 55 years to recognize the explorer and celebrate the Italians who paid for the statue and...

“By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy 1500-1800,” at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford (CT) brings together dozens of artists from a specific time and place, hundreds of years ago and thousands of miles away. But the exhibit, which is up through Jan. 9, asks timely, ever-current questions not just about art’s...

As with a lot of business owners, Artie Praino faced a problem when he was opening his latest venture, Gino’s Parlor of Sandy Hook. But in Praino’s case, it wasn’t the uncertainty of opening a restaurant in the midst of a still-active pandemic or lacking the wherewithal to get it off the ground: It was an unexpected shortage of available employees....

She started doing her dances on TikTok and Instagram at age 16 until she reached planetary fame in just over a year. Charli D'Amelio, an American of Italian descent, quickly went from anonymity to the lights of Hollywood and on October 13 will debut with her family exclusively on Disney+ with "The D'Amelio Show", a family reality show in 8 episodes...

The St. Lawrence Society will celebrate Monday as they continue a town tradition by hosting its annual flag-raising and breakfast for Columbus Day. But this year, there will be a twist at the event, which has been held in town for more than 30 years. In the past, the St. Lawrence Society has usually honored an Italian-American resident of Greenwich...

More than a year ago, a group of Italian-Americans in Stamford fought to preserve a statue of Christopher Columbus in the downtown. On Sunday, they’ll celebrate that the statue is still standing. The Stamford chapter of the Italian-American service organization Unico is putting on the Columbus Day celebration, which will take place around 11:15 a.m...