After arriving in the Americas, Christopher Columbus penned a letter about his find to Spain's King Ferdinand, a letter that would later be published to spread the news throughout Europe. For the fourth time in the past four years, federal agents and attorneys in Delaware have recovered a stolen copy of that historic letter, now worth up to $1.3 mi...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

Unico Delaware members and guests enjoyed Italian specialities at a Christmas party at Fish On Dec. 8. Chapter members held their annual Christmas tea at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes Dec. 11. They shared homemade cakes and cookies with the residents, held a Christmas sing-along and donated small gifts such as socks, hats and...

For fifty years, Gallucio’s Italian Restaurant, which has been named Delaware’s Best Italian Eatery & “Irish-Style” Pub, has been serving the freshest casual Italian fare at reasonable prices. For the past five decades, Gallucio’s, located in an original brownstone built in 1865, has been a Wilmington institution. It counts generations of families...

A new Italian-American heritage group was formed Oct. 15 when a group of local residents filled a meeting room to capacity at the Lewes library. Named antipasti, the association’s mission is to learn about and celebrate Italian heritage, to work cooperatively with other groups to devise quality initiatives, and to build the association through coll...

Ciro Poppiti III has been appointed the new board president of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition effective July 1. He will be supported by vice president Matt Stehl, treasurer Bradley Slaney and secretary Sue Bowlby. Poppiti has formerly served on the DBCC board as secretary, treasurer and vice president. He serves as New Castle County register of w...

Denise Alessandrini has spent more than 20 years in the Prince of Piedmont Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America. As president of the women’s auxiliary, she’s usually at the lodge a couple times a week, helping to plan fundraisers that support scholarships and other worthy causes. But until April 13, there was one important thin...

Wine lovers attending the annual Vendemmia Italian Festival this Sunday will be greeted with new dishes, new drinks and a return to a familiar location after a five-year absence. The outdoor party, held rain-or-shine, takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. at Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Vendemmia, which celebrates the autumn harvest...

On July 30, Gov. John Carney signed a bill affording historic status to the Bellanca Cruisair, a fast and sightly single-engine taildragger that debuted in the 1930s and was manufactured in a series of models before and after World War II at a factory built by aircraft designer Giuseppe Bellanca in New Castle, Delaware. The factory was built in 192...

The Vendemmia Italian Wine Festival is returning to Wilmington on Sunday, October 13. The festival, which began in 2003, is returning to Wilmington after a four-year hiatus in the suburbs. When the festival re-located to Bellevue State Park outside of Wilmington, the city was under the administration of Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “At the time, the p...