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  • Fri, Sep 1
    Don’t tell the summer folks this, but the real fishing on Block Island is in the fall! As the beach crowd thins out, the fishing crowd shows up. Block Island is legendary for its fall fishing. Most fishing books that mention the island always talk about the “fall run” which is the migratory run of...
  • Fri, Sep 1
    September Shopping
  • Fri, Sep 1
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    The ocean glistens as the sun’s rays cast a warm light on the placid surf beyond the breakwater as the Block Island Ferry cruises into Old Harbor. The large white vessel backs into its slip, unloading a stream of vehicles followed by a parade of visitors, who cart bags, bicycles and belongings as...
  • Tue, Aug 8
    New on Block Island this year is a water bottle refill station on the Solviken Property just across the street from the beach, and just past The Beachead restaurant, on Corn Neck Road. The water fountain includes a spot to refill your water bottle, and a drinking fountain for both people and pets...
  • Tue, Aug 8
    Every year since I was four years old, my parents would pack me and my three siblings into our old blue Suburban to make the drive to the Point Judith Ferry in Narragansett. We would play the old Pac-Man games they used to have on the Traditional Ferry as we made the rocky ride to Block Island. My...
  • Tue, Aug 8
    1. Abram’s Animal Farm: Abram’s Animal Farm is a must see for kids on Block Island. The farm is home to a variety of species including camels, emus, and llamas. 2. Aldo’s: Aldo’s is right in the heart of town and sells hardpack ice cream and soft serve ice cream. In addition to ice cream, Aldo’s...
  • Wed, Jun 28
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    "Be confident in what you’re fishing with. You have to think like you’re the bait, and be dialed in to catch fish." That is the gospel of Hank Hewitt, a Block Island fishing aficionado who is more interested in helping fellow anglers and “paying it forward” than catching the biggest fish in the sea...
  • Wed, Jun 28
    The sign normally goes up on Friday, but the anticipation for the Tuesday night Bingo held at the Fire Barn has been building for much longer. The event is held four times throughout the summer with the first dates being July 11 and July 25. The line to buy boards begins at 6:30 p.m., with Bingo...
  • Wed, Jun 28
    Consider making a donation this year to the Double Ender Committee to help fund the ongoing parades and fireworks year after year. They would not happen without these donations! Make checks out to “Double Ender Committee” and mail to PO Box 808, Block Island, RI 02807. In the event of rain on July...
  • Wed, Jun 28
    Beginners Guide: Kayaking and Paddleboarding Be smart, be safe. Have fun; don’t be annoying! Practice defensive paddling. Never assume that a power boat can see you. Avoid high traffic areas when possible proceed with caution when you can’t. Be aware of factors like fog and glare that make it more...
  • Fri, May 26
    Dust off your fishing gear, folks. Fishing has already begun on Block Island! The month of June is an exciting time for anglers on Block Island. You’ve probably at one time or another seen a hopeful fisherman looking over the bridges or docks for any sign of baitfish in the water. That’s what June...
  • Fri, May 26
    “Probably because the horseshoe crabs have been around for so long, they are very tightly woven into their environment. Aside from playing a key role in the survival of a number of migratory shorebird species that consume their eggs to fuel their flights north, horseshoe crabs are themselves...
  • Fri, May 26
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    “It’s such a beautiful place — unspoiled — and this project captures that.” That’s what glass blowing artisan Eben Horton said about Block Island and its relationship to his Glass Float Project. The project involves Horton’s production of hundreds of glass floats, or sphere-shaped ornaments,...
  • Fri, May 26
    When the blades of the Block Island Wind Farm’s five turbines were spinning at about 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1, Block Island became the first community in the United States powered by an offshore wind farm. That is when the Block Island Power Company first took receipt of wind-generated energy...
  • Fri, May 26
    Founded in 1965, Block Island Race Week (BIRW) is considered by many to be America’s original destination regatta. Racing on Block Island Sound in late June often brings ideal conditions for these sailboats and continues to be the ideal venue for this highly competitive and social regatta. This...
  • Fri, May 26
    The Block Island Music Festival takes place the second week in June at Captain Nick’s Rock n’ Roll Bar. This grassroots festival strives to push the envelope by erasing style barriers in order to create a truly unique and exciting musical atmosphere. The result is a six-day long musical gumbo where...
  • Fri, May 26
    Calling all foodies! Block Island Restaurant Week takes place from June 11 to 17 this year and lots of restaurants on the island offer great specials, oyster tastings, wine tastings, beer tastings and other fun food events. The Block Island Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Block Island Restaurant...
  • Fri, Apr 7
    In my opinion, the hardest part of any fitness class is walking through the door for the first time. It is fear of the unknown – what if I cannot do the class; what if the instructor is not friendly; what if the other members laugh at me? Well, at least those were the thoughts that went through my...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Denise: 28, from Howell, NJ Sean: 30, from Toms River, NJ Now Reside in: Manchester, NJ The Details Ceremony: The beach  Officiant: Richard Kyte  Flowers: Flowers arranged in New Jersey, wrapped up in cardboard and cellophane and carried on the ferry. Photographer: Rose Schaller Photo  Hair &...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Winifred: 26, from Massachusetts Brian: 29, from Block Island Now Reside in: Glastonbury, Connecticut The Details Ceremony: Saint Andrew Catholic Church Reception: The Spring House Hotel Rehearsal/Welcome Event:  The Spring House Flowers: Robin Hollow Farm Cake: Sweet Cakes Photographer: Hilary B...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Nikki: 26, from Sun Prairie, WI Kyle: 29, from Victor, NY Now Reside in: Milford, Connecticut The Details Ceremony & Reception: The Sullivan House Catering: Block Island Gourmet Rehearsal Dinner: The Spring House Welcome Event: National Hotel Firepits  Flowers: La Bella Rose  Cake: Aldo’s...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Katie: 29, from Tiverton, RI Tom: 30, from Alpharetta, GA Now Reside in: Atlanta, GA The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Catholic Church  Reception & Catering: Sullivan House, Block Island Gourmet  Rehearsal/Welcome Event: Dinner and bonfire at Ballard’s   Flowers: La Bella Rose  Cake: Block...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    The Details Danielle: 30, from Saranac Lake, NY  Mauricio: 35, from Brasilia, Brazil Now Reside in: Hamden, CT Ceremony, Reception & Catering: The 1661 Inn  Rehearsal dinner: The National Hotel  Flowers: Danielle’s sister Renée Cake: Danielle made the cupcakes, her dad frosted and her friend...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Dana: 30, from Washington, DC Chip: 28, from Chadds Ford, PA Now Reside in: Morristown, NJ The Details Ceremony: Family friend’s home Reception: Bride’s parents yard  Catering: Catering by Kimberly  Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel Manisses Officiant: Personal Touch Ceremonies  Flowers: Coordinated by bride...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Claudia: 27, from Columbus, OH Adam: 28, from Swarthmore, PA Now Reside in: Swarthmore, PA The Details Ceremony & Reception: Rose Farm Inn Catering: Block Island Gourmet Rehearsal Dinner & Catering: At groom’s family house with a Lobster Bake by Block Island Gourmet Décor & Lighting:...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Catherine: 30 Michael: 36 Now reside in: New Orleans, LA The Details Ceremony & Reception: At Michael’s mother’s home on the island Catering: Catering by Kimberly and Block Island Oyster Company Welcome event: Mahogany Shoals and Rebecca’s Dockside Photographer: Trevor Holden Photography Music...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Cameron: 30, from Providence, R.I. Oliver: 30, from Marietta, GA Now reside in: Carrboro, NC The Details..... Ceremony: Planned for Dorrie's Cove...weather changed the location to St. Andrew Parish. Reception: Block Island Maritime Institute Catering : Catering by Kimberly's Welcome dinner and...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Ashley: 31, from Stamford, CT Michael: 33, from Stamford, CT Now Reside in: Stamford, CT The Details...... Ceremony & Reception: The Spring House Hotel Rehersal Dinner: The Barn at Spring House Flowers: Painted Rock Designs Photographer: 4Eyes Photography Music: Marc Philip, accoustic SUGAR,...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Angela: 47, from New York Brooks: 53, from Connecticut Now reside in: Wappingers Falls, N.Y. The Details...... Rehersal Dinner: The Surf Hotel Ceremony & Reception: Avonlea, Jewel of the Sea Catering: Catering by Kimberly Photographer: Traci Meyer Photography and BellaFoto Studios Music: The X...
  • Mon, Jan 23
    Alison: 35, from Mt. Airy, MD  Sam: 47, from Rowayton, CT  Now reside in: Asbury Park, N.J. The Details.... Wedding Planner: Michaela Lamb  Photographer: Amber La France Photography  Florist: Painted Rock Designs  Rehearsal Dinner: Kimberly’s  Ceremony & Reception: Payne’s Dock and the Upstairs...
  • Fri, Sep 2
    Curious about fishing on Block Island in the fall? Well don’t worry — it only gets better! As the beach crowd thins out, the fishing crowd shows up. Block Island is legendary for its fall fishing. Most fishing books that mention the island always talk about the “fall run” which is the migratory run...
  • Fri, Sep 2
    The invitation arrived months ago. The excitement did as well. Finally, the time has arrived, a Block Island wedding awaits! Coming to Block Island for a wedding is an added element for wedding guests. Based the location you are likely spending an evening (or more likely two) on the island. But...
  • Fri, Sep 2
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    It wouldn’t be Labor Day on Block Island without the annual Lions Club Clambake.  This is the 19th year of the event — so invite your friends and family to join and mark your calendars for Saturday, September 2 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  It all takes place on the grounds of the charming and historic...
  • Sun, Jul 31
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    Weddings have become a booming business on Block Island, and the number of events being held here is only growing. Melissa Sitbon Philip comes to Block Island every summer to create floral arrangements for some of these brides through her current business Painted Rock Designs, which was named in...
  • Sun, Jul 31
    There are plenty of reasons to put your phone away on Block Island. With plenty to see and do, the island is a welcome escape from technology. But what is summer if you can’t remember it in the depths of February when the days are short and the temperature is low. Here are five of our favorite...
  • Sun, Jul 31
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    The hunt for “Jaws” came to Block Island and Payne’s Dock in New Harbor on a sunny and steamy July weekend. This incarnation had nothing to do with the Steven Spielberg directed summer classic, or the fictional great white shark that antagonized its characters while frightening beach-loving...
  • Sun, Jul 31
    “If you like ice cream, you’ll love gelato,” the sign reads at Mia’s Gelateria on Water Street. The shop is familiar, but the name is new. Mia Doyon has taken over ownership of the shop and is proud to have her name on it. For the past eight summers, Doyon, 19, worked in the shop when it was known...
  • Sun, Jul 31
    One of the best spots on the island to kick back, see the sunset and relax either on the porch or on the lawn — is The Narragansett Inn. With many beverages to choose from, this summer the Blucumber is a popular and refreshing choice. Made with Stoli blueberry vodka, fresh cucumber pureé, a splash...
  • Sun, Jul 31
    August is a month for slight changes in fishing around the island. The warmer water temperatures change the patterns for baitfish, which in turn changes the patterns for the bigger fish. For example, to find larger fluke in August, you typically need to fish deeper waters than you would earlier in...
  • Sun, Jul 31
    Every Wednesday and Saturday, the Block Island Farmers’ Market gives the community a chance to peruse and shop some of the island’s most unique offerings. The routine of the tradition and the relationships it kindles is why I enjoy it. To me a tradition is something I can return to again and again...
  • Sun, Jul 31
    Everyone is invited to celebrate Block Island’s treasure, the Great Salt Pond, on August 13 with over 11 events, from 11 island organizations, showcasing its variety and importance. You can catch aquatic wildlife in the pond with The Nature Conservancy, or walk the marshes with the Ocean View...
  • Wed, Jul 27
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    Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Nature Conservancy’s office on Block Island. Chris Littlefield is hosting one-time walks at different locations to highlight the island’s unique natural heritage and conservation history. Call (401)466-2129 for more specific location details. Co-sponsored...
  • Wed, Jul 27
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    Come experience the topography of the agricultural fields that almost completely covered Block Island from the late 1600’s to the early 20th century. Meet at the corner of West Side Road and Old Mill Road. Co-sponsored by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy.
  • Wed, Jul 27
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    A salt marsh adventure for kids and their parents. Meet at Andy’s Way, off Corn Neck Road. (Kids need to wear water shoes and parents must attend.) Co-sponsored by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy.
  • Wed, Jul 27
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    Kids and their parents explore the beach to the North Light. Meet at Settler’s Rock, at the end of Corn Neck Road. (Kids need to wear water shoes and parents must attend.) Co-sponsored by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy
  • Wed, Jul 27
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    Everyone loves a clean beach. Come for a stroll and lend a hand! Different locations each week. Co-sponsored by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy 7/27......Settler’s Rock 8/3........Mansion Beach 8/10......Scotch Beach 8/17......Town Beach 8/24......West Beach
  • Wed, Jul 27
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    Kids and their parents locate all sorts of species special to Block Island. Meet at the Rodman’s Hollow parking lot on Cooneymus Road. (Parents must attend.) Co-sponsored by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy
  • Tue, Jul 26
    A jaunt with beautiful views and wonderful wildlife. Meet at the parking lot for Clay Head Trail, half-mile off Corn Neck Road, down the dirt road across from the yellow house. Co-sponsored by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy.
  • Tue, Jul 26
    A salt marsh scavenger hunt for kids and their parents. Meet at Andy’s Way, off Corn Neck Road. (Kids need to wear water shoes and parents must attend.)
  • Tue, Jul 26
    Join the Nature Conservancy for an exploration at Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve that is fun and educational. Meet at the parking lot for Hodge on Corn Neck Road (3 miles from town on the left).

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