By Frances Parrish   Beverly Childs, executive director of the Anderson County Museum, took a trip to southern Italy in October, and now she is helping bring a slice of Italy to Anderson through the International Festival. Childs, a festival committee member, remembers walking through doors of Catholic churches in Italy and seeing the e...

The IACC Chapter in South Carolina hosted a delegation from Miami leaded by Hon. Gloria Bellelli, Consul General of Italy. The mission included a visit to the office of our member MSC, a meeting with the Italian business and community leaders, and a Networking Event for members and guests at National Bank of South Carolina.   During the...

by Scott Keeler   Thanks to the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville, a sport whose ancestry dates back to games of the Roman Empire is now offered to the local public.   A pair of bocce ball courts have been installed at Simpsonville City Park. While they've been in place for a few months, the unofficial opening of the courts...

The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Columbia SC (Northeast) offers convenient accommodations to guests attending the 6th Annual Italian Festival and Bocce Tournament. The free event will take place September 28, 2013 at the historic Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion, located at 1616 Blanding Street in downtown Columbia. Sponsored by the So...

Back for its fifth annual celebration of the colorful culture of Italy, the Italian Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 11am to 4pm. While the fun and fabulous food factor will remain the same, the festival is moving its location to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. What has made the festival so...

by Bret Thorn   Jacques Larson started cooking in Iowa City, Iowa, while studying English and history at the University of Iowa, but he has been cooking in the Southeast for most of the past 17 years.   He arrived in Charleston, S.C., in 1996 as the opening sous chef of the Peninsula Grill. In 2001 he moved to Greensboro, N.C., for hi...

Every September for the past three years, South Carolina's sneaker, (aka Hilton Head Island), gets pulled off and refitted with an Italian boot, known as the Italian Heritage Festival.   If you've missed out on this annual event before now, then you have denied yourself the greatest fun, the best food, the most bodacious wine extravaganza, y...

by Joe Perry   Many years ago in the small Sicilian town of Carini, Vincenzo Monterosso watched his mother cook. He learned how to make olive oil and cheese on the family dairy farm run by his father, Salvatore, who also grew plump tomatoes.   It was at the side of his mother, Giacoma Monterroso, though, where he learned slow-coo...

Brochures have been mailed, the website has been launched, and tickets to the 2014 season of Spoleto Festival USA are officially ON SALE! With so many fantastic performances, knowing where to start can be tricky. Our suggestion? Just go for it!   And just in case you need a little extra encouragement, here is our list of the top 10 reasons t...

By Zjan Shirinian   Italy have won the first gold medal of the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships, beating the hosts in the handcycling relay.   Vittorio Podesta, Luca Mazzone and Alex Zanardi powered to a time of 34 min 12.80sec on the 22.5-kilometre course at the BMW Performance Center in Greenville, S...