Promotions highlighting the arrival of Italian abate fetel variety pears into the U.S. are taking place on the East Coast. Abate fetel pears from Italy's northeastern Emilia Romagna region are making their U.S. debut, according to a news release, and promotions will offer sampling events in Delaware and New York City. On Jan. 29, an Italian p...

The weather might be forbidding and frosty, but the warm tastes of sunny Italy wait for dinner theatre guests at Possum Hall.   The table is set and dinner is served the weekends of Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, 6, 7 and 8. The show, Ken Ludwig's "Leading Ladies," is light comedy, full of laughs and as enjoyable as dessert.   Read more...

UNICO Delaware District I held its inaugural Brian Piccolo Award Program April 27 at Nicola Pizza on the Avenue.   This is an award given nationally in the month of April to an outstanding high school senior athlete of Italian heritage who exhibits the qualities and character traits modeled by the legendary Brian Piccolo: courage, friendship...

A biblical David leans over, grabbing the bloody, severed head of Goliath. The powerful image in the painting is reminiscent of an almost identical work in Madrid's Prado Museum by the Italian master Caravaggio.   Is this painting also by Caravaggio, and thus worth a huge sum, or is it a 17th-century copy with little value? That questio...

Se immaginiamo, come abbiamo fatto, questa serie di interviste come un viaggio tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico, una delle mete che accolse un gran numero di nostri connazionali è la Pennsylvania, e in particolare la città di Philadelphia, quinta città degli Stati Uniti per popolazione oggi ma la più grande tra il XVIII e il XIX secolo, fondata nel...

Touch of Italy has requested the Court of Chancery allow its suit against former partners Frank and Louie Bascio to move forward. In June, the Bascios, through attorney David Hutt, moved to have Touch of Italy's suit dismissed.   In his opposition to the Bascios motion to dismiss, Touch of Italy attorney Larry Fifer said the Bascios hav...

UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States, founded in 1922, has two chapters in Sussex County, Rehoboth Area Chapter and Delmarva Chapter.   Members of both chapters met Jan. 7 and Feb. 1 to plan for the inaugural Brian Piccolo Awards Ceremony to be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27, at Nicola Pizz...

Members of UNICO-Delaware District 1 and St. Edmond Church Choir gathered at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lewes Dec. 3 to share the spirit of Christmas. Residents enjoyed singing Christmas carols led by the choir and tasting a variety of baked goods provided by UNICO members.   UNICO is a national Italian-American service org...

Modern scouts learn to 'be prepared' for adult life and it seems that little has changed in almost 2,000 years. Ancient papyri show that wealthy Roman children were enrolled in a youth organisation in order to learn to be good citizens too.The documents, which originate from Oxyrhynchos in Egypt, also reveal that poorer children and even slaves be...

There will be a special raffle at the Carnevale! event at Touch of Italy in Rehoboth Tuesday, March 8. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Tuscany! This once-in-a-lifetime experience includes airfare and a private limo from the airport. The holder of the winning ticket will see Michelangelo's David, and will tour Ponte Ve...