Visitors to Millsboro could soon be saying, “Sembra bello” — Italian for “That looks good” — once Alo’s Imports & Kitchen opens in the long-unoccupied train station near Millsboro Town Hall on Wilson Highway. Danny Alo, a Bronx, N.Y., native whose family has owned restaurants for years, said this week that he plans to open Alo’s in early November a...

At the annual Bocce Tournament held Sept. 11 at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, UNICO National President Steve Pelonero and local UNICO Rehoboth Area Chapter President Ed Mason joined the many who attended the event in support of the eighth annual Brian Piccolo Award.Monetary prizes and raffle items (50/50 and gift cards) were awarded as the day o...

Waaayyy back in March 2012 I cooed excitedly on these pages about a sign on a tiny storefront in downtown Rehoboth that read: “Touch of Italy - Opening Soon!” Visions of the salty freshness of handmade mozzarella and authentic New York hero sandwiches danced in my head. (Truth be told, that’s more or less a daily occurrence for me.) Old news, of co...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the distinguished cultural contributions of Americans with Italian lineage. According to the United States Census Bureau, as of 2019, more than 16 million Americans of Italian descent reside in the United States, making up the seventh largest ethnic group in the c...

Thursday, October 14, 2021. 6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time. Large Meeting Room, Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave, Lewes, DE. La Guardia was the first Italian-American elected to Congress [1916] and to the mayoralty of NYC [1933] during a time when hyphenated Americans were regarded with hostility and discriminated against.   How did La Guard...

The Rehoboth Area chapter of UNICO will hold its annual Bocce Tournament on Sept. 11 at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, Delaware. Teams or two, three or four players may compete. The entry fee is $50 for per team. The first-place winner will claim 60 percent of the prize money, and the runner-up will claim 40 percent. The tournament is open to UNI...

Members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO National met midsummer to discuss the past year’s events and lay plans for the coming year. The first fund-raiser will be a Bocce Tournament held in September at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, which will provide funds for the annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony in November. That event grants gifts to...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to another wonderful issue of our magazine. Things are getting better in Italy, as we tell you twice a week in our video and audio podcast We the ItaliaNews, which we encourage you to watch or listen to all the time. This past June 2, Italy celebrated 75 years of our Republic. At that time Italy chose the Republic and decide...

Milford’s Benvenuto is not your average Italian restaurant. Yes, the family-owned eatery embraces the cuisine and ambiance of Tuscany. But it also delivers the unexpected. “We change what we do all the time,” said owner Lisa Johnson. In winter, for instance, guests can attend wine dinners featuring high-end Italian wines from different regions. But...

Wilmington City Council did not find majority support to encourage the city to permanently remove statues of Christopher Columbus and Caesar Rodney during a vote on a resolution Thursday night. The two statues were ordered removed by Mayor Mike Purzycki on June 12, 2020, less than two weeks after a riot took place in Market Street, and in a time pe...