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  • Thu, Sep 20
    43rd Annual 15K Run Around the Block The 43rd Annual Run Around the Block will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. The racecourse is 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) of rolling black top roads arranged in a loop. The starting line is at Fresh Pond, on Center Rd. The finish line is at...
  • Thu, Sep 20
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    Like a Jazz musician improvising while playing a song, Peter Gibbons uses ingenuity to craft durable pieces of personalized heirloom style jewelry that can be passed down to friends and family members for generations. Gibbons, who has been crafting jewelry for 44 years, told The Summer Times...
  • Thu, Sep 20
    If you have not spent time on Block Island in the fall, you should. There is less traffic on the roads, the beaches are not as congested, the locals are, well, friendlier, and the fishing can’t be beat. Let’s face it — fresh fish and Rhode Island go hand-in-hand. Locally caught fish is a seafood...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    Head over to The Narragansett Inn on Sunday, August 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the 2018 ConserFest festival. The day will include outdoor yoga, music, a silent art auction and games for all ages. Headlining the day will be the Rowan Brothers, who have been making their mark on the folk and...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    The Block Island Farmers’ Market is on Saturdays at Legion Park and Wednesdays at Spring House Garden, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will find a collection of fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, local honey, sea salt, island artwork, handmade jewelry, pottery, kombucha, lemonade, pickles, and even dog...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    “All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.” – Hal Borland “Let’s take a walk”, or, “I’m going for a walk”: these two oft-said phrases are not about a mode of transportation, or about getting from point A to point B. Usually, taking a walk is not about the destination...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    It is no secret that Block Island offers a slower pace of life — there are no stoplights anywhere on the island and its untouched beaches and spectacular sunsets are a perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Stepping off the ferry you are instantly submerged into the Old Harbor...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    Come August, the Block Island inshore waters are graced by the presence of off shore visitors in the form of little tuna, the Atlantic bonito and the false albacore. The false albacore is also known as ‘little tunny’, and ‘albies’, is the most populous tuna in the Atlantic. They are considered a...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    Block Island Triathlon The Block Island Triathlon is on Saturday, August 4 at 9 a.m. This event is popular with both seasoned racers and beginners. The race starts with a quarter- mile open water swim off of beautiful crescent beach. After the swim racers hop on their bikes for a 12-mile ride...
  • Mon, Jul 30
    The Salt Pond offers paddling options for all ages and abilities. Do a little research and you are certain to have a fantastic experience. Here are some insider tips and advice for paddling on the Great Salt Pond. Want peace and quiet? Kayak in the early morning or evening. New this season Pond and...
  • Wed, Jun 27
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    “It looks beautiful.” That’s what Recreation Department Assistant Cindy Lemon said when asked her thoughts about the newly renovated Fred Benson Beach Pavilion, which will be opening full-time this Saturday for the summer season. The pavilion has been freshly painted an eye-catching blue on its...
  • Wed, Jun 27
    Historically, when we think about the Block Island fishery, the first species of fish comes to mind is the iconic striped bass, followed closely by the voracious blue fish, and taking up the rear to complete the catching triad is the succulent summer flounder, also known as fluke. For the past few...
  • Wed, Jun 27
    Swim because you can. Swim because you know how. Swim because your mother said it could save your life someday. She’s right, you know. Swim for your glutes. Your back. Your heart. Swim to start off a great day. Swim to shake off a bad one. Swim for your school. For your city. To turn disability...
  • Wed, Jun 27
    “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult Based on a true event, a nurse, who is a woman of color, with years of experience in the obstetrics unit of a hospital in a small town in Connecticut is told by a white supremacist man that she cannot provide medical care to his wife or his newborn son. The...
  • 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
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    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 regional yacht...
  • 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
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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...
  • 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 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
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    It wouldn’t be Labor Day on Block Island without the annual Lions Club Clambake.  This is the 20th year of the event — so invite your friends and family to join and mark your calendars for Saturday, September 1 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  It all takes place on the grounds of the charming and historic...

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