CoroAllegro takes you on a journey through Italy as we celebrate the art of choral music, brought to us by the country's most esteemed composers. The centerpiece of the concert features the Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass) by Italian master Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and also includes works by Gioacchino Rossini, Claudio Monteverdi,...

The sun rises in Italy six hours before Wilmington sees its first hint of daylight, an important difference in time when considering the life – and death – of the Rev. Roberto Balducelli.   The legendary Wilmington pastor died Friday night, 100 minutes before the clock reached midnight and marked his 100th birthday. But because of the six-ho...

Members of the local UNICO Delmarva Chapter gathered at Nicola Pizza Feb.10 to plan events for the spring 2015 season. UNICO National, with chapters in over 35 states, aims to provide each community with service projects. Programs are also offered to promote the study of Italian language and culture.   With this goal in mind, the D...

The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension 4-H Program recently hosted 14 students from Sicily, the largest of the Italian islands, as part of the 2014 Youth Ambassadors Program. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State through its Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).   The participants spent time in the Unite...

Tried and true, old-world Italian classics fill a very extensive and diverse menu. Seventeen years ago, in June of 1998, La Locanda Ristorante became an integral part of the Delaware County culinary landscape.   It's a gem still recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the entire area and well beyond its own boundaries.   Read...

by Patricia Talorico   I hope you have a sweet tooth. Our mailbag, and voice mail, was flooded with suggestions after a reader last week asked where to find good cannoli now that Serpe's Bakery in Elsmere is out of commission due to its Dec. 24 fire.   We received dozens of ideas in and around Delaware. Clara and Jack Rust of Newark s...

Mark the date on your calendars: Sunday, June 2 from 11:30 am to 6 p.m. It's the date of the Fourth Annual Italian American Heritage Festival in Rose Tree Park. Admission is free. The festival will celebrate Italian-American authors, artists, sports figures, automobiles, culture, heritage, food, entertainment and more.   Two separate st...

You don't have to walk more than a few blocks around downtown Wilmington to become familiar with the Buccini name. The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) has signs everywhere on pending or completed development projects.   "Walk" is the imperative word there, given BPG's focus on making downtown a popular place for young professionals to live and wo...

WHEN: January 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmWHERE: Hercules Plaza - 1313 N Market St. - Wilmington, DE 19801 - USACOST: $45 - $65You are cordially invited to join us for a very special briefing by David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America during his first official visit to the State of Delaware....

The countdown to departure is on as a group of 13 Cape Henlopen High School students will be leaving for Rome in a little more than one month. From Rome, they will travel to Florence and Venice.   The students, their parents and chaperones Cristina Christy, Italian teacher, and retired social studies teacher Sue Comorat extended thanks to al...