Mayor Mike Purzycki was joined Sunday by elected officials and religious leaders to dedicate a portion of the 1700 block of West Ninth Street as “Rev. Roberto Balducelli Way.” The ceremony honoring the late pastor of St. Anthony’s Church, who passed away in August 2013 one day shy of his 100th birthday, came on the last day of the 2024 St. Anthony’...

UNICO Delaware recently presented its 2024 Brian Piccolo scholarships, named to honor the Italian American football hero who played for Wake Forest University and for the Chicago Bears (1965-69), to student-athlete honorees during a ceremony at St. Edmond Parish Hall, Rehoboth Beach. Six students sponsored by members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter we...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, the parish on the west end of Wilmington that helped tie Italian Americans in Delaware into one large community, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It's also the 50th anniversary of St. Anthony's Italian Festival, an 8-day celebration of Italian American culture and heritage that covers six city blocks, has...

St. Anthony Society in New Castle is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with a traditional procession June 9 through the streets of historic and old New Castle. The procession begins at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Church. Marchers will be waving to spectators along the way to a short ceremony at the Italian monument. They will take a brea...

Grammy Award winner Sara Sant’Ambrogio will appear in a week of programs to kick off the Music School of Delaware’s Serafin Summer Music 2024 program in the first week of June. Sant’Ambrogio, a cellist best known as a member of the Eroica Trio, has performed with symphonies around the world as well as recording numerous CDs. She won the 1991 Grammy...

Several generations of Italian Americans have made their home here in Delaware County, so it’s not surprising that there are plenty of good Italian restaurants to be found here. Main Line Today’s Kylee Steigelman has compiled a list of 47 Italian restaurant that can be found here at home. Read on for the top six in the county. Ariano in Media, a ru...

It’s been 500 years since Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano explored much of what is now America’s eastern seaboard in 1524. Officials from Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, the Rehoboth Beach Sister Cities Association, and the Rehoboth-area chapter of UNICO gathered April 17 at the Verrazzano Monument i...

Dear friends, I just came back from a magnificent Verrazzano Day in Tuscany, in Greve in Chianti, the small town where the great explorer who first entered New York Bay 500 years ago was born. It was a beautiful day of friendship between Italy and the United States together with the Tuscan authorities, the new U.S. Consul in Florence Danela Ballard...

Associazione Regionale Abruzzese (ARA) of Delaware County will hold its 29th annual dinner dance to honor those who contribute greatly to the community on Sunday April 28 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Oaks Ballroom by Anthony’s Catering, 511 W. Oak Lane, Glenolden. The event fosters Italian customers, language and customs and will be a fundraiser for St. Gab...

A 500th anniversary celebration of the explorations of Giovanni da Verrazzano will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, rain or shine, at the Verrazzano Monument on the Boardwalk at Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Rehoboth Beach Mayor Stan Mills will open the program with an official proclamation. The history and placement of the monument on the R...