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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 Week2017-08-11T10:36:54-05:00

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 Bixler2017-08-11T10:34:34-05:00

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 South2017-07-30T22:07:19-05:00

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 South2017-07-30T21:58:31-05:00

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 Town2017-07-30T21:48:05-05:00

Music on Third Street South

You may already be familiar with Third Thursdays on Third, during which there is live music along Third Street South on the third Thursday of each the month. What you may not realize that a number of Third Street South restaurants offer live music on a variety of schedules, up to and including each day of [...]

Music on Third Street South2017-03-09T13:07:21-05:00

Coconut Grove, Meet Naples

A small, and utterly divine, slice of Miami’s charming Coconut Grove has arrived for a brief stay on Third Street South. A pop-up shop is currently in residence behind the Old Naples Pub and John Craig Clothier, occupied by the Polished Coconut and POOL LabShow. Dubbed the Voyage on Third, these two stunningly curated shops, and [...]

Coconut Grove, Meet Naples2017-03-02T10:16:44-05:00

Saint Valentine Comes to Third Street South

Every February 14, whether you love it or loathe it, is Valentine’s Day, celebrated throughout the United Unites and elsewhere globally. It is a day shrouded in the colors of red and pink, bouquets of roses and bottles of wine, boxes of chocolate and, for some, hoped-for even smaller boxes of jewelry. It is also, evidently, [...]

Saint Valentine Comes to Third Street South2017-02-14T11:29:16-05:00

Third On Canvas Fast Approaches!

Third on Canvas is only days away, returning to Third Street South on February 19 and 20, with the charity auction to be held on February 23. Annually, dozens of painters gather in Old Naples, along Third Street South and the Avenues, and spanning from the Naples Pier to the City Docks, capturing in real time the [...]

Third On Canvas Fast Approaches!2017-02-07T11:46:29-05:00

8th Annual Pets on Third Celebration

This weekend, Sunday, January 15, 2017, the annual Pets on Third festival, parade and overall celebration of pets takes place from 10AM until 2PM with the Pet Parade starting at 12 noon. This year’s parade theme, A Night at the Oscars: Pets Walk the Red Carpet as Hollywood Stars, is sure to invite creative costumes with [...]

8th Annual Pets on Third Celebration2017-01-10T20:44:48-05:00