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Allo Zoo!

By On May 13, 2015

This month, I want to tell you about il Giardino Zoologico di Roma, also known as il Bioparco di Roma or semplicemente (simply) lo Zoo! The zoo is located on the grounds… Read More

Italian Made Fun & Simple

Surnames and Their Origins

By On May 13, 2015

We continue our monthly column with more surnames that begin with the letter A. APOLLONI: This surname derives from the first name Apollonio. It appears in vital records in 17 regions. Excluded… Read More


A Day for Mothers

By On May 13, 2015

Mother’s Day is a celebration that has spread throughout the world. It is the day dedicated to honoring the beloved mother figure, motherhood, and the social influence of mothers. Though Mother’s Day… Read More

Business News

South 9th Street Italian Market Celebrates 100 Years

By On May 13, 2015

The South 9th Street Italian Market is the oldest continuously operated outdoor market in the United States, with goods like fruit and produce being sold on Ninth Street as early as the… Read More


Living in the Shadow of My Ancestors: That’s Amore

By On May 13, 2015

I awake to the startling sounds of Graniti’s roosters crowing loudly from varying locations in the Sicilian village of my ancestral family. The produce vendor’s voice shrieks at a high volume through the… Read More


Italian-American Beginnings in Delaware County

By On May 13, 2015

The initial group of Italians came to this country between 1890 and 1910. Many Italians emigrating from their homeland came to Delaware County by way of Philadelphia and Wilmington. A large number… Read More

People on the Move

People on the Move

By On May 13, 2015

Vincent P. Meconi The Delaware River and Bay Authority has hired Vincent P. Meconi as the agency’s new chief operations officer. Meconi will be responsible for directing and coordinating operational activities at… Read More

Food & Wine

The Art of Pizzelle Making

By On May 13, 2015

I recently accompanied my mom down to Filitalia International’s Italian American Heritage Museum (1834 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia), where she was one of three demonstrators of pizzelle making, teaching how to make this… Read More


An Enterprising Educator

By On May 12, 2015

Dr. Jack Varsalona visits more than 300 classrooms each year. The Wilmington University president says that talking directly to students helps him make sure the school is meeting their needs. “I learn… Read More

Festivals & Events

A Roundup of Festivals in the Delaware Valley

By On May 12, 2015

Delaware June 7-14: St. Anthony’s Italian American Festival St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Wilmington (302) 421-3700 Oct. 11: Vendemmia da Vinci  Wilmington, 2-6 p.m. Larry Giacchino, (302) 356-1813, New Jersey June… Read More