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So You Thought You Knew the Meaning of ‘Garden Path’

A brain teaser is a good way to pass a little time. If you think a garden path is only a defined route in a garden, you are wrong. It is also a type of sentence that can cause our brains to jump to an expected conclusion about the sentence's meaning – and be totally wrong. [...]

So You Thought You Knew the Meaning of ‘Garden Path’2018-11-16T14:44:34+00:00

The Original Third Street South Farmer’s Market

The award-winning Third Street Farmer’s Market, open year-round every Saturday from 7:30am to 11:30 am is about to gear up for season, nearly tripling its summer roster of vendors and moving a half-block from the big Neapolitan parking lot to Third Street South between Broad Avenue and 13thAvenue South. Once again, there will be the impressive [...]

The Original Third Street South Farmer’s Market2018-10-23T11:57:21+00:00

A Higher Resolution

It’s nearly mid-January, and how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions? The practice of marking the turning of the year can be traced back some 4000 years to the early agrarian societies and animal sacrifices in the hopes of some particular good fortune. Now, and after none other than Julius Caesar designated January 1st [...]

A Higher Resolution2018-01-10T21:26:58+00:00

Pop Goes The Cork

Popping the cork on champagne is always a sign that good times are meant to start. Lopping the top of the bottle off with a well-placed swipe of a sabre is far more dramatic, if risky, and seldom if ever seen or done now. Sabering the bottle is historic and romantic, but if you manage to [...]

Pop Goes The Cork2018-01-10T21:14:31+00:00

Pets On Third and Third On Canvas Upcoming

The excitement and fun continue on Third Street South with well-known signature events in January and February. On January 14, the annual Pets on Third celebration comes to Third Street South, welcoming all manner of four-legged friends for a street festival and pet parade, where judges will critique the best-dressed among the pet and owner entrants. [...]

Pets On Third and Third On Canvas Upcoming2018-01-10T13:54:54+00:00

Celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week

This Saturday, the Third Street South Farmer’s Market will be celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week, which is August 6th through 12th. In addition to the usual booths, there will be some extra surprises. Farmer’s markets are uniquely poised in local communities to bring people together, often with their pets, promote healthful eating, and support local agriculture, [...]

Celebrate National Farmer’s Market Week2017-08-11T10:36:54+00:00

The Genesis of Jim Bixler

In the double life department, Jim Bixler, the well-known and highly accomplished Third Street South horticulturist, is also a talented vocalist who sings with the much-respected choir at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church and is a member of the newly established Genesis Ensemble, which was recently profiled by the Naples Daily News. The Genesis Ensemble has just recorded [...]

The Genesis of Jim Bixler2017-08-11T10:34:34+00:00

Wine Spectator Recognizes Excellence on Third Street South

Four restaurants on Third Street South have received the coveted Award of Excellence and Best of Award of Excellence recognition for 2017 from Wine Spectator. Nationally, fewer than 2500 restaurants across the country qualify for the Award of Excellence and only just over 1100 are designated as Best of Award of Excellence. Third Street South’s awardees [...]

Wine Spectator Recognizes Excellence on Third Street South2017-07-30T22:07:19+00:00

Dog-Friendly Third Street South

Third Street South’s D’Amico’s The Continental has been named by Travel + Leisure a Top Dog Friendly dining destination in the country. Well-deserved, The Continental welcomes dogs in their outdoor courtyard at any time, and also annually plays host to the Bow Wow Brunch, an event that benefits the Naples Humane Society. While not listed on [...]

Dog-Friendly Third Street South2017-07-30T21:58:31+00:00

Naples Recognized as Best Beach Town

Third Street South, the Birthplace of Old Naples, contributes a great deal towards the latest ‘best of’ award Naples has earned, that of BEST BEACH TOWN TO LIVE IN. The award sets it above more than 200 other locations across the United States for the superior quality of its weather, the level of safety, the health [...]

Naples Recognized as Best Beach Town2017-07-30T21:48:05+00:00