Michael Vollbracht, the renowned artist and fashion designer who designed the Third Street South logo, died in 2018. The logo, named Dorette after Dorette Fleischmann, who with her husband, Junkie, was responsible for the launch of Third Street South as we know it today, has the indelible grace of line that was Michael Vollbracht’s hallmark. Vollbracht’s [...]
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It’s a few days into the New Year, and how are your resolutions going? It’s early days. Perhaps some of you are still on track, but some of us – those who actually made resolutions – are already goners. Big-scale changes are the first to go, so try some smaller ones. The New York Times has [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]