The local Touch of Italy restaurant chain has gained a loyal following in Delaware with locations in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. The newest location, which opened in Ocean City in 2014, is wowing those who enjoy happy hours — especially foodies.   Located on northbound Coastal Highway at 67th Street, the OC version of Touch of Italy is open da...

Delaware recently lost a notable artist with the passing of Wilmington painter Charles A. Colombo Sr., whose work spanned more than a half-century. Colombo, a popular artist and featured artist at the prestigious Hardcastle Galleries, died Feb. 16 at the age of 87.   At the time of his death, Colombo was offering six of his original watercol...

Members of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture were invited to Greve-in-Chianti, Italy, by Mayor Paolo Sottani to celebrate Verrazzano Day on April 17, and to re-dedicate the Delaware "Garden of the Navigators" located in that Sister City.   This "American-style" garden was first constructed in 2012. It is dedicated to th...

The Associazione Regionale Abruzzese Delco honored community leaders Rose Vaccone and Al Greto at its 23rd annual dinner dance at the Heritage Ballrooms with the Persons of the Year awards.   Vaccone was recognized for her work as executive director of the Italian American Festival, held annually at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence Townshi...

Every June, the Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware, runs a week-long Italian Festival which celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony. Since the 1920s, Saint Anthony's Italian festival has grown from a small carnival into a five-block celebration around the church. Every year the festival favors a region or city of Italy th...

by Patricia Talorico The Yelp era doesn't allow much room for redemption meals. Restaurant customers served what they consider to be poor, underwhelming meals post their thoughts almost immediately online with few concerns other than their own stomachs and pockets.   Most seem unwilling to give an establishment a second chance, es...

Delaware has a nickname that says everything: it is called the "First State". This is just one of the things we talk about with the guest of this new interview. Our friend Richard A. DiLiberto, Jr. is one of the major personalities of the Italian American community in Delaware.   Let's discover what he does to represent this wonderful community,...

Twenty four players formed 5 teams to contend for the Fall Classic tournament championship. Captains Vince Colasante, Michele Buono, Cesidio Pellegrini, Fred Rossi, and Biago D'urso selected teams that competed in a double round robin round. The two best teams from the round robin played in a best of three championship round. The Drama began to bui...

On June 3, join the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team for Italian Heritage Night as they take on the Carolina Mudcats at Frawley Stadium. Enjoy the game along with traditional Italian music, Italian trivia games and specialty Italian food items from Botto's Italian Sausage. Tickets: $7. For information and tickets, call 302-472-5701 or visit www....

Rain did not deter the members of the UNICO Delmarva Chapter, family and friends from enjoying animated conversation, competition and good food at the chapter's bocce tournament held Oct. 11 at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton.   The event celebrated Columbus Day weekend and Gov. Jack Markell's proclamation of October as Italian American...