by Ken Mammarella   St. Anthony of Padua's 42nd annual Italian Festival brings a Renaissance theme – and food and drink, music, expressions of faith, rides, games, handicrafts and more food and drink – to Wilmington, Sunday through June 19.   The festival, which boasts the third biggest crowds of any Delaware event – 73,000, after Fir...

The Charcoal Pit has been a landmark on Concord Pike for 57 years, a quintessential American hamburger joint on a Wilmington highway that's straight out of a Hollywood back lot.   Now, the owners of the popular restaurant with the giant "Soup's On" sign in the window are bringing a little Euro flavor to the commercial thoroughfare.  ...

July 11, 2015 - Saturday 6:00 PMWilmington HQ - 100 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19805, USAThe hysterical, full audience participation production, where anything and everything that can go wrong, does! Dance, act, and laugh yourself silly, right along side the wedding party. Watch as Joey and Gina try to keep their special day from turning...

During the peak years of immigration to the United States from southern Italy, many of the Italian immigrants came to Delaware seeking a better life. They came to work as laborers on the railroad and in construction. In 1890, there were 459 Italian-born residents in Delaware and their numbers grew greatly by the close of the century. Besides those...

The da Vinci Society of Delaware is holding its annual fall festival Vendemmia da Vinci celebrating the centuries-old tradition of the Italian grape harvest on Sunday, October 13, at Tubman Garrett Park in Wilmington, Del., from 2 - 6 p.m. The festival will feature some of the best local Italian wines, Italian cuisine from area restaurants, an Ital...

June 9, 2015 - Tuesday 5:30 PM (on various days)St Anthony of Padua - 901 N. Dupont Street - Wilmington, Delaware 19805The St. Anthony's Italian Festival returns on Sunday, June 7 and continues through Sunday, June 14. The 2015 Festival theme is Abruzzo, a region to which many in Delaware's Italian-American community trace their ance...

By Ben Szmidt With the annual St. Anthony's Italian Festival just over a week away, this month's History Matters heads to the festival's home: Wilmington's Little Italy. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many Italians began immigrating to America to find a better life. Of those who came to the Mid-Atlantic many settled in a section of...

Ralph Papa, the owner of the legendary Papa's Food Market in Wilmington's Little Italy, died Saturday at the age of 70. He died about 11 a.m. at Christiana Hospital, where he had been in intensive care with gall bladder problems and infection, then developed pneumonia, which affected his breathing and heart function, Rosemarie Papa, his wife o...

The Historical Society will honor 130 years of Italian-American presence in Wilmington with an exhibit in Willingtown Square Gallery to kick off the new year. Little Italy, Big Festival will examine the vibrant history of Wilmington's west side, known as "The Hill" to early generations of Wilmington's Italiani. Early settlers, businesses, cultural...

April 12, 2015 - Sunday 2:00 PMPadua Academy - 905 North Broom Street - Wilmington, Delaware 19806 Delphi Opera presents its production of Verdi's timeless classic masterpiece La Traviata, sponsored by the Wilmington Friends of Italian Culture. This production marks the grand finale of the Friends of Italian Culture's season of mont...