By Karen Kadilak   The shortest person on most boats, Central Catholic senior Edoardo Frezza said he had to row fast to keep up with taller boys on the Vikings' rowing team. Frezza, 18, of Highland Park said he expects that experience to help when he joins the University of Delaware men's lightweight crew in the fall.   "(Racing)...

Touch of Italy Restaurant announces it has received the 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of busin...

By Steven Billups   UNICO Delaware District 1 presented Cape Henlopen High School student Kai Vitella with its 2nd Annual Brian Piccolo Award at a luncheon at Nicola Pizza May 3.   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...

By Valentina Barresi Occhi nuovi si posano sulla Sicilia e la sorvolano, assumendo i riflessi cangianti della sua arte e della sua storia millenaria, carpendo i colori della sua natura ribelle e mitologica. Si chiama Due South il progetto che mira a svelare l'isola nella sua autenticità, liberandola dai giudizi obsoleti di chi la descrive perennem...

By Tom Lehman The St. Anthony's Italian Festival runs through this weekend in Wilmington, offering attendees a chance to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, Midway carnival rides and live entertainment. The long-running festival, which takes place in the city's Little Italy section, benefits the St. Anthony of Padua Grade School and generally dr...

May 2, 2015 - Saturday 8:00 PMSt Anthony of Padua - 901 N. Dupont Street - Wilmington, Delaware 19805CoroAllegro 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 is the Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass...

Following several months of delays, Mamma Lucia Cucina Italiana has now opened in the space previously occupied by Soho Bakery & Café, 431 Eastwood Road in Wilmington.   A complete remodel was necessary, said Mamma Lucia owner Francesca Di Gioia, which led to a series of unanticipated delays. Di Gioia admitted recently that she began to...

The Rehoboth Beach Chapter of UNICO, the Italian-American service organization, recently donated a quilt courtesy of member Nina Wilson to the Tunnell Cancer Center for use as a raffle item to benefit the Sussex County Cancer Survivors Fund. The fund was established five years ago and assists cancer patients receiving treatment to pay bills for dai...

Nicholas Caggiano, commissioner of the Delaware Commission on Italian Heritage and Culture, and Maria Teresa Morrison, representative of both the commission and UNICO, donated copies of a book on recovered Italian art to Cape Henlopen High School's Italian students and to the main CHHS library.   The book is a catalog of art that was exhibit...

Are you trying to get back into the swing while fighting the post-holiday blues? Me too. Let's play catch-up with a piece of restaurant news. In case you missed it, Bella Coast Italian Kitchen & Market has opened at 2530 Concord Pike in Wilmington. Dinner service began in December.   On Monday, the 150-seat eatery began serving lunch. H...