By Wil Shelton   Whether you are fluent in Italian, or just interested in learning a few words, a new opportunity for those seeking to brush up on their language skills is available at Renato's in Centro, 121 W. Main St., in downtown Spartanburg.   Mangiamo in Italiano is an Italian conversation group that meets every Friday at 1:15 p...

One of the most popular locations for the Americans who like to spend their free time in a wonderful place enjoying the sun and the nature of the east coast is Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina: one of the three American States where you can actually find a city named Italy (the other two are Texas and New York). Jokes apart, Italy is here too...

by Hanna Raskin   By Elizabeth Hall's reckoning, there are 136 Italian restaurants in Charleston. Hall admits she's counting every restaurant with even a tenuous connection to tomato sauce, but her tally speaks to the local enthusiasm for Italian-style cooking.   "We don't have a Little Italy, but what we do have that I get really jaz...

By Nicole BooneOne of the largest celebrations in the Grand Strand, the Irish Italian International Festival returns to the City of North Myrtle Beach Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street.   This 12th annual celebration of Irish and Italian culture on the Carolina coast draws approximately 15,000 attendees each year, shut...

Spoleto Festival USA once again will celebrate opera with innovative, risk-taking productions as part of its 2015 lineup, which also includes a new production of "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare's Globe theater company at the Dock Street Theatre.   The 2015 festival schedule, which was announced today, offers performances by the Scottish Ba...

An Italian manufacturer's plans to begin operations in Anderson by the end of the year have cleared a hurdle. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report The Anderson Redevelopment Commission has approved incentives for Sirmax North America's project, which includes a $26 million investment and 50 new jobs.   The commission approved a resolut...

Nuovo Italiano Cinema Film Festival will host C’era Una Volta Il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) a fundraising event Thursday, April 9 at Cannon Green, 103 Spring Street from 7–10 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear western-themed apparel to compete in a “Best Costume” competition.   The event will also feature a silent auction, adult bev...

by Michael White   Starting July 7, CaroTrans will offer direct weekly less than container load (LCL) import service from Milan, Italy to Charleston, South Carolina. The first sailing of the new service is scheduled for July 7 and will feature a 21 day transit with one-three day connections to Miami, Tampa, Charlotte, Atlanta, Savannah,...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival hosts Sicilian chef Bonetta dell'Oglio for two meals this weekend. The first will be held at Mercantile and Mash on Friday at 8 p.m.   Tickets are $150 per diner and include six courses and wine. The second, a brunch at Wild Olive, will be held on Sun. April 10 at noon. Tickets are $45 and include thre...

La Camera di Commercio Italo-Americana a Miami (IACCSE) ha il piacere di annunciare l'organizzazione di una missione esplorativa, dal 19 al 22 Maggio 2014, mirata ad aziende italiane, che operano nel settore delle infrastrutture, interessate ad incontrarsi con esperti e responsabili dei prinicipali porti del sud est degli Stati Uniti. I porti in q...