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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

August 3, 2016
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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT Center Street was bustling this past weekend as visitors poured onto the street for the 12th annual Italian-American Festival. Many vendors lined the streets offering food, beverages, jewelry and more. The Italian culture was kept alive with sausage and peppers, pasta faggioli, pizza, and sweet treats to satisfy a hungry crowd. Castello Pizza…

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A taste of Italy at the Italian-American Festival

August 3, 2016
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Italian Festival-Wine Tasting (9)

Now, that’s service! Jerry Triano, left, gets a taste of pasta fagioli, served up to him by Deb and Pat Baldino. Summer rains couldn’t damper the Italian-American Festival on Center Street last weekend. Locals came out in force to taste the good, Italian food and enjoy the ethnicity, music, and festivities at the annual weekend…

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Italian festival kicks off this weekend

July 29, 2016
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Italian Festival (2016)

The booths are up, so light the lights. The annual Southington Italian-American festival opens this Friday, at 5 p.m., on Center Street. This year’s festival promises a wide range of activities throughout the weekend. The event, sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Sorelle d’Italia and Southington UNICO takes place July 29 through July 31 on…

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Italian festival welcomes new host

July 21, 2016
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Sorelle d'Italia in America

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Teaming up with UNICO and the Sons of Italy, a local women’s club will serve as the third sponsor of this year’s Italian American Festival. Sorelle d’Italia in America, formed in 2010, is a Southington based non-profit for women of Italian heritage. The club focuses on preserving and promoting Italian culture, while…

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DellaVecchias will be honored with mass at Italian Festival

July 20, 2016
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Arthur DellaVecchia

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER During the annual Italian-American Festival that fills downtown Southington with the scent of sausage and peppers and pasta fagioli, festival-goers take a break from visiting food and craft vendors on Sunday morning when an outdoor crowd gathers at the festival’s main stage, for a full Catholic mass. This year’s mass will be…

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Italian Festival 2 weeks away

July 14, 2016
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Italian Festival (2016)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower portion of Center Street. The festival will be open from 5p.m. to 11p.m. on Friday,…

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Italian-American Festival scheduled for July 29-31

July 7, 2016
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Italian Festival (2015) - Web

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT The 12th annual Southington Italian-American festival will be held July 29-31 this year on the lower portion of Center Street. The Sons of Italy, Southington UNICO, and the Chamber of Commerce once again will present this year’s event with traditional festivities, along with some exciting new features. Town Councilor Dawn Miceli described the…

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Town officials rally for a bill to save AHF, Italian Fest, and Music on the Green

March 16, 2016
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Downtown Festivals

  By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been a few months since worried whispers began to infiltrate local discussions. Could our downtown festivals be in trouble? The current state building code prohibits temporary structures being placed within 15 feet of any overhead wiring, and that could threaten three downtown activities from Music on the Green to the Apple…

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Italian Fest committee donates to non-profits

September 25, 2015
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Italian Festival (2015) - Web

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee honored two local non-profit organizations this week, presenting them each with $1,500 donations. The two organizations, Southington Community Services (SCS), and Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA), both participated in the Italian-American Festival this year and were chosen to receive proceeds from the event. “We’re proud to promote…

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Letter: Italian Festival co-chairs thank supporters

August 7, 2015
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To the editor: On behalf of the Southington Sons of Italy and the UNICO Club of Southington, we would like to thank everyone who made our recently completed 11th annual Italian American Festival such a great success. While it is almost impossible to list everyone by name, we wish to acknowledge the help we received…

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