The Italian Center of Stamford (IC) has hired John Gervasi as the Director of Catering for their catering and banquet department, Serafina at the IC. “I am excited to join the talented team at this beautiful facility,” said Gervasi. “My goal is to take Serafina at the IC to the next level by expanding our menu selection and enhancing our offerings...

Two events, a concert and a festival, will be held in Stamford this weekend in honor of Italian heritage month. First up is the concert: “That’s Amore Live” takes place at The Palace Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 12. Sunday, Oct. 13, is when the “That’s Amore Italian Street Festival” will be held. This family event, which is free, takes place at Columbus...

The downtown site of the former Factory Bar & Grill appears to be preparing to roll out another restaurant. A sign in the front window of 261 Main St. advertises the “coming soon” of Clark + Main. The posting does not give more details about the planned establishment, but the recent painting-over of Factory’s signage on the brick building’s front e...

When: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Where: Women’s Business Development Council office | 184 Bedford Street, 2nd Fl | Stamford, CT 06901 Do you hate networking events because you never know what to say or do? Do you get stuck talking to one person in the room that you know? Whether you’re looking to get new clients or be recognized...

For local artist Anna Badini, life is about constantly seeking, though not for anything in particular. Instead, Badini said it’s the journey, searching and seeing where life takes her, that she finds most fulfilling. “I search as if searching is living, is life,” she said. “And, I am attracted to anything that is meaningful, that has an emotional o...

The Italian Center of Stamford is back up and running after a fire forced it to shut its doors. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday night to commemorate the completion of the project. The space features new ballrooms, and renovated spaces for events and community engagements. Executive director Paul Hickey says 80 percent of the building wa...

The Rizzis wouldn't trade their trade for anything. They are just as true to the place they learned it — J.M. Wright Technical High School, where Anthony Rizzi graduated as a barber in 1960. Rizzi said he doesn't know what attracted him to barbering when he was a teenager at Wright Tech, where he sang with the school doo-wop group, "The Starlights....

A new digital restoration of the 1977 Italian horror film “Suspiria” is being shown at the Avon Theatre. The Dario Argento movie, which is currently being remade by “Call Me By Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino, is part of the Stamford theater’s regular “Cult Classics” series. The eerie tale of witchcraft in a German ballet academy stars Jessica...

When Napa & Co. decided to close its doors in Stamford in early 2017, it left a hole in the city’s dining scene. Many would argue (I certainly would) it was one of, if not the best, restaurant in Stamford during its decade-long run. Almost a year after Napa vacated, an Italian restaurant by the name of Bar Zepoli took over the space. While it’s unf...

Gastronomes descend daily on the thriving restaurant row on Bedford Street. Now, the thoroughfare has a new retailer catering to their meals at home. Opened last month, Stagecoach Olive Oil & Vinegar Co., at 180 Bedford St., sells more than 60 varieties of olive oils and vinegars. Owner Rick Doyle, a former restaurateur in New York City and Las Veg...