A local philanthropist was awarded the state’s highest civilian honor. During a recent visit to the Grand Strand, Governor Henry McMaster recognized Fred Nesta with the Order of the Palmetto. According to the state’s website the Order of the Palmetto is awarded to citizens of South Carolina for extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of n...

Nunzio Restaurant + Bar is on schedule to open on New Orleans Road on Hilton Head Island this month, according to manager Maribel Patruno. The restaurant’s owner, Nunzio Patruno, has seen success with New Jersey restaurant Nunzio Ristorante Rustico, which opened in 2003 and has been reviewed by The New York Times among others. “Adulation of fresh v...

Downtown Spruce Pine will soon be home to yet another new restaurant.  Capone’s Italian American Bar & Grill is set to open in mid-May at 69 Locust St. and owners Tim and Marsha Hoilman intend to offer not only high-quality dining but an unforgettable experience. “I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant,” Tim said. “I saw the opportunity and my wif...

Randolph Italian Ice & Gelato, LLC has opened at Five Rivers Market at 950 Chestnut Street. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening April 24. "We have been a mobile business for six years," said Devin Randolph, who owns the business with his wife, Nakisha. "We were presented an opportunity from the Shuler Group to open in the Five Rivers Market...

This authentic Italian restaurant welcomes its first guests for dinner service on Thursday. Sensi — Italian for senses — aims to transport guests with the overall experience, from flavors to ambiance. “I want people coming in to feel Italy. To experience it. That food and atmosphere,” says Eduardo de Bury, owner.  It is located in the Rea Farms dev...

The Sons and Daughters of Italy Myrtle Beach Lodge #2662 proudly presents "FESTA ITALIANA" being held at The Market Common on Farrow Parkway in 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC on Saturday, June 22nd 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM and Sunday, June 23rd 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. There will be at least 3,200 meatballs. 1,050 sausages, 2,500 raviolis and 50 gallons of...

My daughter came home from school one day with a piece of black yarn taped to her shirt. I started to worry. It was our first week sending our kids to a public Montessori school, and while I knew a bit about the educational model, the mildly ominous symbol raised a question that I know other parents have asked before: Is this some kind of cult? I c...

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Viva Italiano!, an evening of the greatest Italian composers.  The audience will hear Verdi’s “Nabbuco,” his first great opera that made him a national figure; composer Rossini’s “La gaza ladra,” his first success to great acclaim; and Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly,” one of the most frequently performed of...

La Dolci Mania is a cafe first and foremost. Located in Carolina Forest next to the Ollie’s, the cafe opened this month. It’s currently serving sandwiches, some traditional baked goods and desserts, and starting next week — soups. While it does not have the full offerings of a bakery, everything is made in house with several products coming from It...

Lou Benfante went to great pains to look like Ormsby Mitchel, the Civil War general. And William Hilton, the explorer. This way, he literally stepped into history, dressed as two pillars of Hilton Head Island’s past as best as a Lehigh University history major (magna cum laude) and retired supply-chain management executive could do it. And in the p...