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Third Street Unveils Newly Refurbished Fleischmann Fountain

The 19th-century Italian Fleischmann Fountain, fully restored after nearly 100 years of constant use, is once again providing delight. Originally brought in the early 1920s from Italy for the spectacularly landscaped gardens of Winding Creek Farm, it anchored a circular seating area that led to cascading fountains, leading in turn down under a long parterre to [...]

Third Street Unveils Newly Refurbished Fleischmann Fountain2019-12-01T13:25:13-05:00

Third Street Restaurants Earn Best Al Fresco Dining in U.S.

Third Street South’s Campiello and The Continental are on the 2019 list of OpenTable’s 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America. OpenTable compiles diner-generated feedback to determine qualifying restaurants and the Third Street South mainstays both are known for their outdoor appeal, centering on inviting and lovely courtyards for lunch and dinner that is served with [...]

Third Street Restaurants Earn Best Al Fresco Dining in U.S.2019-08-23T18:06:02-04:00

2019 Pets on Third Parade Results

Pets on Third on January 20, 2019 was a big success! The weather cooperated and hundreds gathered to enjoy the day. Read on for results of the parade, with this year's theme of "Pets Rock 3rd Street South: Your Pets Transformed into Favorite Musical Artists and Bands of Yesterday and Today." Judge’s Whim: Moose (Chihuahua) and [...]

2019 Pets on Third Parade Results2019-01-31T10:29:00-05:00

Third Street South on New Year’s Resolutions

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 [...]

Third Street South on New Year’s Resolutions2019-01-31T10:29:47-05:00

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’2019-01-31T10:30:09-05:00

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 Market2018-10-23T11:57:21-04:00

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 Resolution2018-01-10T21:26:58-05:00

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 Cork2018-01-10T21:14:31-05:00

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 Upcoming2018-01-10T13:54:54-05:00