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...

St. Anthony's is proud to present the very finest in both traditional Italian and contemporary pop music. We recruit professional musicians from up and down the East Coast annually. Artists join us from New York City, Hoboken, NJ, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Baltimore–and from around the Eastern United States. We are also pleased t...

Five Sussex County high school athletes were recognized Nov. 15 for their dedication and courage not only on the playing field but also in the community. The third annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony was held at the Glade Club House in Rehoboth Beach.   James Albertella, a Cape lacrosse player; Erin Coverdale, a Cape hockey player; Adam Izzo...

This year, we welcome your homemade entries in the red, white, or cordial categories. (Cordials include anisette, fruit wine, limoncello & others.) All entries must be presented in 750ml bottles. Bottle must be labeled as follows: name of contestant, item type, & year made.   Contestants may enter no more than two (2) entries per cat...