A hot and humid rain didn't stop many Delawareans from attending the 14th annual Vendemmia da Vinici Wine and Food Festival Sunday that aims to promote Italian heritage. “[It is all about the] Italian culture,” said Chris Cassar, who was attending Vendemmia for the first time. “It is [also a] great  time to come with friends."   The event in Bellev...

Rick DiLiberto, Esq.,  has been selected by the Delaware Christopher Columbus Monument Committee as its 2017 Man of the Year, in recognition of his service to our community. The award will be presented at the Columbus annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at Cavaliers Country Club, 100 Addison Drive, Newark, DE, with cocktails at 5:30 pm, ceremo...

Located in the heart of Wilmington's Little Italy section, Father Tucker Park will get an overhaul through the federal Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership. Every summer, thousands attend St. Anthony's Italian Festival in Wilmington. Father Tucker Park is an integral part of that festival, typically being used as a base for carnival rides and othe...

Lupo Italian Kitchen in Rehoboth Beach is one of six restaurants in Delaware to win a 2017 Wine Spectator Award. Lupo, one of SoDel Concepts’ 10 coastal Delaware restaurants, received an Award of Excellence for its assortment of producers and a thematic match to the menu in price and style. Lupo’s all-Italian list, which features up to 100 selectio...

Dr. Dina Vendetti came to Dover in 2000 from York, Pa. to answer St. John’s Lutheran Church’s call for a principal to lead a kindergarten through eighth-grade facility to add to its existing preschool. Seventeen years later, she’s built a program that serves 55 students and has become a celebrated figure in central Delaware’s business leader atmosp...

I'm not sure on my own if I would have stumbled upon Scalessa's Old School Italian Kitchen, a newish Italian eatery deep in the heart of Wilmington's Forty Acres neighborhood. It's parked on a mostly residential area at the corner of Shallcross Avenue and North Lincoln Street in a brick building, painted gray, that dates back to the 1920s. Some may...

Are you Italian, or maybe you just love Italian food? Think you can make the best wine? Maybe you've always wanted to experience Italian culture? Always wanted to go to Sicily but don’t want to break the bank? Then you're in luck: the 38th annual Saint Anthony’s Italian Festival brings the experience of Sicily right to Wilmington. “There are a ton...

The UNICO Chapters of Delaware District 1 sponsored a “St. Joseph’s Table” to celebrate La Festa di San Giuseppe, a centuries old-tradition to help the poor and downtrodden. A weekend-long collection of non-perishable food items was held in March at Saint Edmond Church in Rehoboth Beach, topped off by baskets of bread donated by Old World Breads in...

It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost over and summer will soon be here. No more cabin fever, just that wonderful time of the year when we look forward to fun in the sun, with activities and outdoor festivities of every kind imaginable. Of course, the events that are most important to us as a community undergoing a renaissance of...

OperaDelaware will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Rossini’s birth by performing “Semiramide” and “La Cenerentola” as a part of the company’s 2017 festival. Starting on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. OperaDelaware presents Rossini’s final Italian opera, “Semiramide.” This rarely performed masterpiece will appear again on May 7 at 2:00 p.m. Maes...