October is National Italian American Heritage Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans with Italian lineage. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2019, more than 16 million Americans of Italian descent reside in the United States, making up the seventh largest ethnic group in the c...

Thursday, October 14, 2021. 6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time. Large Meeting Room, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE. La Guardia was the first Italian-American elected to Congress [1916] and to the mayoralty of NYC [1933] during a time when hyphenated Americans were regarded with hostility and discriminated against.   How did La Guard...

The Rehoboth Area chapter of UNICO will hold its annual Bocce Tournament on Sept. 11 at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, Delaware. Teams or two, three or four players may compete. The entry fee is $50 for per team. The first-place winner will claim 60 percent of the prize money, and the runner-up will claim 40 percent. The tournament is open to UNI...

Members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO National met midsummer to discuss the past year’s events and lay plans for the coming year. The first fund-raiser will be a Bocce Tournament held in September at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, which will provide funds for the annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony in November. That event grants gifts to...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to another wonderful issue of our magazine. Things are getting better in Italy, as we tell you twice a week in our video and audio podcast We the ItaliaNews, which we encourage you to watch or listen to all the time. This past June 2, Italy celebrated 75 years of our Republic. At that time Italy chose the Republic and decide...

Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant. Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine dinners featuring high-end Italian wines from different regions. But...

Wilmington City Council did not find majority support to encourage the city to permanently remove statues of Christopher Columbus and Caesar Rodney during a vote on a resolution Thursday night. The two statues were ordered removed by Mayor Mike Purzycki on June 12, 2020, less than two weeks after a riot took place in Market Street, and in a time pe...

Alessandro Iaia has always believed in the American dream. That anyone – whether they are born in this country or have made this country their home – with hard work, can get far. With perseverance, they can receive equal treatment and be able to live their lives without anyone looking down on them or thinking anything negative about them.  But as h...

The 6’6” freshman guard has taken no orthodox path to land with the University of Delaware men’s basketball team. From Italy to New Jersey to Delaware, the 19-year-old Gianmarco Arletti is no stranger to adapting into a new climate. At 16 years old, Arletti moved from his hometown of Bologna, Italy, to the United States. He enrolled at Holy Cross P...

William Shakespeare might not have been Italian, but he had the right idea. Case in point: Sundays weren’t Sundays without the traditional Italian suppers at the DePace homestead in north Wilmington. Three-year-old Mara spent her weekends prepping the weekly feast with her grandmother, and still remembers her Uncle Louie exclaiming, “Sing, Mara! Si...