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  • Tue, Jun 5
    June can be a wonderful month for those plying the Block Island waters for finned quarry. Whether you are an ardent seasoned surf caster, adept fly fisher, salty boat angler, or simply a beginner angler, there are a multitude of shoreline spots, and fantastic fishing grounds surrounding the island...
  • Tue, Jun 5
    The month of June often starts with cool, damp, days shrouded in fog. Sometimes the fog is thick and muffling. Sometimes large batts of fog waft here-and-there; one moment Clay Head is enveloped, the next, Clay Head is revealed and the Old Harbor is blanketed. Often, the west side is draped the...
  • Tue, Jun 5
    Fresh seafood and Rhode Island go hand-in-hand. From locally-caught fish to succulent shellfish, seafood lovers can satisfy all of their cravings right here on the island. Whether you catch it and cook it yourself, or buy at a local fish market or straight off a fishing or lobster boat, there are...
  • Tue, Jun 5
    BIT Category: 
    Race. Relax. Repeat. That’s the motto of the newly revamped Block Island Race Week, which is being hosted jointly by the Block Island and Duck Island Yacht Clubs in waters two miles to the west of the Great Salt Pond. About 40 sailboats sporting a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, from...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
 29, from Guilford, CT He: 
 29, from Madison, CT Now reside in: 
 Weymouth, MA The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Church Rehearsal Dinner & Reception: 
 The Cushman House at Mansion Beach Reception Catering: Block Island Gourmet Rehearsal Catering: 
 Catering by Kimberly Welcome event: 
...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
 29, from Shelton, CT He: 
 32, from Southington, CT Now reside in: 
 Berlin, CT The Details Ceremony & Reception: 
 The Sullivan House Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel Manisses 
 Welcome event: 
 Ballard’s Inn Photographer: 
 Sara’s Photgraphy Music: 
DJ Jon O’Neil Flowers: La Bella Rose 
Cake:...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
 31, from Oakham, MA He: 
 40, from Rochester, NH Now reside in: 
 Manchester, NH The Details Ceremony: Charleston Beach Reception: 
 Avonlea Catering: 
 Catering by Kimberly Photographer: 
 Organic Moments Photography Music: 
 Rob Ranney, Providence, RI Flowers: 
 Flowermuse.com Cake: 
...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
27, from Baldwinsville, NY He: 
29, from Manhasset, NY Now reside in: 
Manhattan, NY in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. The Details Ceremony & Reception: 
 Spring House Hotel Welcome event: 
Hotel Manisses Rehearsal Dinner: Hotel Manisses Photographer: 
Michael Benson Photography Music: 
...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
 34, from South Salem, NY He: 
 46, from Vicksburg, MS Now reside in: 
 Block Island, RI The Details Ceremony: At Kelly’s family home on Coast Guard Road Reception: 
 Mahogany Shoals at Payne’s Dock Catering: 
 Rebeccas Dockside Rehearsal Dinner: 
 Photographer: 
 Thea Monje Music: 
 DJ Libre...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
32, from Darien, CT He: 
41, from Greenwich, CT Now reside in: 
Oakland, CA The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Church Reception: 
At a private home, under a tent on Southwest Point. Catering: 
Catering by Kimberly, Block Island Oyster Company Tent: Block Island Party Rentals Welcome event: 
A...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
29, from Blackstone, MA He: 
29, from Cranston, RI Now reside in: 
Cranston, RI The Details Ceremony & Reception: 
 Atlantic Inn Welcome event: 
 Photographer: 
Mia Campopiano Photography Music: 
B Entertained DJ’s & More Flowers: 
La Bella Rose Cake: 
 Atlantic Inn Make-up: Jenna...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
37, from Locust Valley, NY He: 
37, from Fairfield, CT Now reside in: 
Fairfield, CT The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Church Reception: Rose Farm Inn 
Catering: 
Block Island Gourmet Rehearsal Dinner: Payne’s Dock & Mahogany Shoals Welcome event: 
 The Oar Photographer: 
Michael Benson...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 32, from Woodbury, CT He: 30, from Waterford, CT Now reside in: Waterford, CT The Details Ceremony & Reception: 
Spring House
 Rehearsal Dinner: Spring House Welcome event: A Barbecue at a private residence that was rented by Erin’s Aunt. 
Photographer: 
SNAP! Weddings Music: 
Jon O’Neill...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 
 27, from East Lyme, CT He: 
 29, from East Hartford, CT Now reside in: 
 East Lyme, CT The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Church Reception: 
I n the yard of Emily’s parents home. Catering: 
 Cindy Filacchione, Chester, CT Photographer: 
 Rose Schaller Photo Music: 
 Jayme Hennessy Flowers: 
...
  • Thu, Feb 1
    She: 27, from Rockaway, NJ He: 27, from Scituate, MA Now reside in: Atlanta, GA The Details Ceremony: St. Andrew Church   Reception & Catering: Atlantic Inn   Rehearsal Dinner: The Surf Hotel   Photographer: Kiyah C Photography  Videographer: Bear’s Den Creative, Atlanta, GA  Music: Ceremony:...
  • 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
    BIT Category: 
    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
    BIT Category: 
    "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
    BIT Category: 
    “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 10 to 16 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
    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...
  • 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
    BIT Category: 
    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
    BIT Category: 
    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

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