Mangia! It's time for the third annual Italian Feast, quickly becoming a popular Summerville event. Last year's festival attracted approximately 5,000 people, according to event director and president of the Italian Feast board Jay Lombardo, and this year he's expecting about 7,000.   Italian Feast kicked off in the spring of 2013. For...

by Billy Shaner   A former Milford resident now living in South Carolina appreciates his Italian-American heritage so much he wanted it officially recognized. With the help of legislators, Fred Nesta, who moved from Milford to Myrtle Beach six years ago, saw his efforts come fruition when a law was passed this year declaring October I...

In honor of the state of South Carolina designating October the annual Italian-Heritage Month, the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head is hoping to bring a parade to the island. Signed by Gov. Nikki Haley on March 27, the new law says the month is set aside to "recognize Italian-Americans for their many contributions to our state and nation."...

By Trevor Anderson   Italy-based Trelleborg Wheel Systems unveiled its $50 million, 150,000-square-foot production plant in Spartanburg County Wednesday. Drummers, rhythmic gymnasts, an acrobat and dancers entertained guests during a ceremony that included company officials and Gov. Nikki Haley.   Trelleborg Wheel Systems, a divi...

An Italian company is relocating its American headquarters to Anderson.Tecnoplast USA LLC, 3619 W. 73rd St., is relocating from Whitestown, Ind., and expanding its facilities, said CEO Gloria Da Ros. The company plans to officially open on Nov. 7. "I'm really excited," Da Ros, 32, said. "We have already made some investments with assets so this is...

by Melissa Tunstall The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival may still be six months away (Nov. 6-9), but the annual four-day festival salute to Italian cinema hosts a fundraiser to give us a preview of what to expect on Thurs. May 8. for La Grande Bellezza.   The event — an evening of food and film — takes its name from the 2014 Oscar Best...

Toss out any preconceived notion of what an Italian-American woman should be like. The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) powers that be, passed a rule a few years ago declaring... NO RULES (ta-da!) regarding one's ethnic heritage when applying for membership to the club. That's right, you read it here first. You don't have to be Ita...

Columbia's seventh annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament will take place Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion (1615 and 1616 Blanding St.).   The Italian Festival, hosted by the Sons of Italy in America Bella Italia Lodge 2808-Columbia, is free and open to the public and will offer a day of live...

Blue Acorn, a premium eCommerce design, development and optimization agency, today announced the launch of a responsive website for VIETRI, Inc., the largest importer of handcrafted Italian tableware and home decor products in the United States. The new VIETRI website is built on Magento Enterprise Edition 1.14. VIETRI began more than 30 years ago...

In 1977, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene, and others sought to create an American counterpart to their annual "Festival of Two Worlds" in Spoleto, Italy. With the help of Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., the 17 day festival, designed to highlight both new and established artists, found its home stateside i...