More than 10,000 spectators and car owners from across the Eastern seaboard are expected to descend upon LaSalle Road in West Harford Center on Sunday, June 30, for the 13th Annual Ferrari and Friends Concorso, presented by the Ferrari Club of America-New England Region.   More than 130 Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos, Maseratis and othe...

Tuesday, April 14 - 6.30 pm EDTSt. James Church Rocky Hill - 767 Elm St, Rocky Hill, CT 06067Join us on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm in watching the great film, Italian Travelogue Movie of Sicily, Italy.   All friends and members are welcome with only a $5 donation per person it would be a great movie to bring the kids and the gra...

By Chris Hunn   Of all the Little Leaguers at the Darcey School field in Cheshire on Wednesday, no one had a bigger cheering section than North Haven's Dante Chiappetta. A handful of Yale football players and a couple of Bulldogs coaches dropped by to root for Chiappetta, who turned 7 on Thursday.   This is part of an ever-growin...

For many Italians originating from the small farm town of Cercemaggiore, America wasn't the most important discovery of the 15th century. As legend goes, a farmer was working his land when he stumbled upon a clay case buried in the ground. Inside that vase, the farmer uncovered an even greater treasure: a four-and-a-half-foot tall wooden sculp...

by Patricia Brooks   Uh-oh, I thought, as I approached the free-standing Tazza Osteria & Bar in Fairfield, yet another Italian restaurant to open in the area. Nothing new here, I anticipated.But after I opened the nondescript-looking menu I began to change my tune, and when the small plates arrived, my apprehensions had disappeared. &nb...

by Patricia Brooks Emily and Hakan Basaran enjoyed some success with Carpe Diem, their Italian restaurant in New Canaan, but the building that housed it was going to be taken over by a post office, so they looked for a new location. They decided on a centrally located spot in neighboring Wilton and a new name, Cielo, which means sky in Italia...

by Gabriele Boccaccini   Il raggiungimento del quorum di 3.000 studenti iscritti all'esame AP di italiano è un traguardo importante, frutto di uno sforzo collettivo senza precedenti. Dimostra come la comunità italiana abbia le risorse (intellettive e organizzative) per raggiungere qualsiasi risultato qualora si unisca su obiettivi condivisi....

By Mark Davis   There is one Connecticut Italian American who was a national ground breaker for women, and who has over shadowed every Governor for the past 34 years. Of all the statues of famous Connecticut residents from the past that adorn the outside of the Capitol building, there is only one woman, Ella Tambussi Grasso. The statue...

John Patrick Shanley is perhaps best remembered for his memorable screenplay for the film "Moonstruck" (with Cher and Nicholas Cage), as well as his 2005 play "Doubt." The latter garnered a Pulitzer Prize as well as Drama Desk and Tony awards. He subsequently directed the 2008 screen version of the play, starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffma...

di Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino   We have a challenge in front of us: That of keeping our Italian culture alive in American schools. Is it possible? Yes!- Natalia Quintavalle, Consul General of Italy. (Abbiamo una sfida di fronte a noi: Quello di mantenere la nostra cultura italiana viva nelle scuole americane. È possibile? Sì! – Natalia Quint...