We caught up with Paul Ciamano, Festival Chairman, with the Italian Heritage Festival this week. He was enjoying a long drive. At least we assumed he was. “I’m driving to Morgantown, West Virginia to pick up 420 pepperoni rolls” That’s dedication. Saturday, Paul and his team will host the 12th Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Muse...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) is pleased to announce the first sister-city education program since the pandemic restricted international travel two years ago.  Despite the delay, Bob LeFavi (Former Dean of the University of South Carolina Beaufort Campus – USCB), and Italian liaison, Richard Collins (CEO, Inlingua, Verona) have o...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) has been awarding scholarships to local graduating high school students for more than twenty-five years.  Each recipient receives $1,000 towards their college expenses for the following year at college. The checks are awarded at a special luncheon hosted by the IACHH, where Club members get to meet a...

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH)* is back with a botto (bang!), after a long year of suspended fundraising events. We are especially excited to celebrate South Carolina's OFFICIAL ANNUAL ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH (OCTOBER) with two popular events that benefit the local Hilton Head community. The Zin Experience, and Italian Her...

The IACHH is pleased to announce our scholarship recipients for 2021.  Each spring we award $1,000 each to local high school graduates heading to college in the fall.  (l-r) Scholarship Chair, Joe Maggi, recipients, Nicholas Calamari, Ashna Patel, Mia Calamari, IACHH President, John DeCecco. Not pictured, Michael Calamari, and Cassidy Plowden. Grea...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

In honor of SC’s law proclaiming October as Italian-American Heritage Month (section 53-3-200, signed by Governor Nikki Haley, March 27, 2015), and the recent Friendship Pact signed between Hilton Head, SC and Verona, the IACHH* is proud to announce several fundraising events celebrating a banner year between the Lowcountry and Italy. In June, 2019...

The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) announces the flagship trip to Verona, Italy, June 2019, where Hilton Head Island Mayor, John McCann, will meet with Verona Mayor, Federico Sboarina, to sign a Friendship agreement, which is the first step in the process towards a Sister-City pact. Also attending this historical event will be John De...

One of the main reasons most of us joined the Italian American Club of Hilton Head Island apart from sharing the Italian heritage and culture is our common bond and deep interest in helping those who are in need of charitable assistance. Our fundraising programs include several events, such as our Italian Heritage Festival, Italian Sunday Dinner, "...

She had to make sure it was edible before she could give it away. So, on Saturday night, she cooked it with some tomato sauce and added mushrooms, then served it over pasta. “It was good,” Lili Coleman said Monday. “Spicy, but I like spicy food.” She was referring to her portion of The World’s Largest Meatball — the 1,707-pound, 8-ounce, concoction...