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...

Paolo Russo's work lives at the intersection of technology, innovation and art. Russo, who calls Rome, Italy his home, frequently travels to Delaware for work. This is all part of his job as general secretary of Stati Generali dell'Innovazione, a nonprofit association that lobbies to promote Italy's innovation.   For months, he has been wor...

On a frigid Friday evening, a milling crowd gathers outside the front door of Vincenza & Margherita Italian Bistro. Inside, couples, standing in the foyer or camping on couches near the hostess stand, juggle glasses of red wine in one hand and bulky winter coats in another. Every stool is occupied at the lively bar where a bartender sprinkles a...

Often times, hardworking individuals and organizations are not thanked for all that they do. These people do not do the work for the praise; theirs are labors of love. Still, many organizations deserve recognition, and in the following weeks the Town Crier will be profiling numerous area fraternal and community organizations.   Hopefully by...

Author Grace Mattioli has been chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'. The award was the result of a public voting process and her appearance on The Authors Show in which she discussed her latest realistic fiction novel, 'Discovery of an Eagle'.   The new book delves deeply into life issues but at the same time offers witt...

After a delicious Italian buffet catered by Rocco's Restaurant and served by members Cheryl Caira, Julie Manos, Alicia Johnson and Terri Woods, the Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Lodge 2183 of Wilmington awarded several $1,000 scholarships at its June 19 meeting. To begin the awards program, Trustee Lennie Malvone personally awarded a $1,000 scholarship...

When Wilmington businessman Jeff Jones contacted the MoMentum Group with the intent of listing the restaurant space formerly occupied by Press 102 at the Tarrymore Hotel, developer Terry Espy knew right away what downtown Wilmington lacks: upscale Italian dining.   Espy said she worked with Jones to find a buyer looking to establish an Itali...

A new casual restaurant offering authentic homemade Italian cuisine has set up shop in Mayfaire. Billing itself as fast yet fresh, Positalia Italian Eatery opened last week at 6800 Parker Farm Drive, in the new Dick's Sporting Goods shopping center.   The family owned and operated dining establishment is the first venture of its kind for Ra...

Italia più avanti degli Usa sul versante della sostenibilità: perlomeno a giudicare da alcune eccellenze come il Caab, il Centro agro-alimentare di Bologna che, con i suoi 100mila metri quadrati di superficie fotovoltaica, "impressiona per la determinazione e la portata degli investimenti realizzati in pochi mesi nel settore energetico delle rinnov...

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...