June 9, 2015 - Tuesday 5:30 PM (on various days)St Anthony of Padua - 901 N. Dupont Street - Wilmington, Delaware 19805The St. Anthony's Italian Festival returns on Sunday, June 7 and continues through Sunday, June 14. The 2015 Festival theme is Abruzzo, a region to which many in Delaware's Italian-American community trace their ance...

By Paul Barbano Italian food can have funny names such as spaghetti, plural of spaghetto, meaning string, twine, or manicotti from the Italian, plural of manicotto, muff or sleeve, because it is a sleeve stuffed with cheese. Penne pasta got its name because it looks like the quill or a pen.   Orzo, meaning barley, because it looks like a...

Delaware County Council of Delaware County has declared Sunday, June 2, 2013, to be Italian American Heritage Day in celebration of The Year of Italian Culture in America.   The fourth annual Italian American Heritage Festival to be held from noon to 6 p.m. in Rose Tree Park on June 2 will celebrate the heritage and culture of Americans of I...

Un accordo tra Regione Emilia Romagna e Stato del Delaware per promuovere la pera Abate sul mercato statunitense, all'indomani della storica apertura delle frontiere statunitensi alle pere e alle mele made in Italy. L'intesa verra' firmata dall'assessore regionale all'Agricoltura Tiberio Rabboni e da Edwin Kee, segretario di stato all'Agricoltura d...

By Ben Szmidt With the annual St. Anthony's Italian Festival just over a week away, this month's History Matters heads to the festival's home: Wilmington's Little Italy. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many Italians began immigrating to America to find a better life. Of those who came to the Mid-Atlantic many settled in a section of...

Vincenza & Margherita Italian American Bistro is a new restaurant that opened a little more than a week ago across from the Graylyn Shopping Center. The casual eatery, also known as V&M Bistro, has had a growing crowd at its 1717 Marsh Road location in the Marsh Triangle. The site had formerly been home to liquor and comic book st...

Ralph Papa, the owner of the legendary Papa's Food Market in Wilmington's Little Italy, died Saturday at the age of 70. He died about 11 a.m. at Christiana Hospital, where he had been in intensive care with gall bladder problems and infection, then developed pneumonia, which affected his breathing and heart function, Rosemarie Papa, his wife o...

The Historical Society will honor 130 years of Italian-American presence in Wilmington with an exhibit in Willingtown Square Gallery to kick off the new year. Little Italy, Big Festival will examine the vibrant history of Wilmington's west side, known as "The Hill" to early generations of Wilmington's Italiani. Early settlers, businesses, cultural...

UNICO, Delaware District 1, will sponsor the Second Annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at Nicola Pizza on the Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. This award, established in 1977, is given to a local senior athlete of Italian-American heritage who exhibits the character traits modeled by the legendary football star of the Chicago Be...

The Dominic Greco Concert Band, under the direction of Frederick Delphia will present "Music of Italy" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 during the Italian-American Festival in downtown Dover. In case of rain, the concert will be in Memorial Hall. Delphia said the main theme of the concert will be music of Italy. "Though not all selections will have an Italian...