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Welcome to Block Island A Note from Police Chief Carlone

  with as little as one thousand Dear Visitors to Block Island,  in after a very slow winter season, aga you see to py hap are and you e to be for all. In any natural     We welcome it’s the busy season and a fun plac Now n! ope ses ines bus any ly such a wonderfully relaxed residents, and hard most people because they are in by ed otic unn are that s risk are sible dangers and you get the environment there d doesn’t always alert you to pos min r you n, atio vac on are you we need to let you know state of mind. When okay, it is mostly safe for sure, but t’s Tha . safe ely plet com is ing impression that everyth your life, or save you from injury. idents. There are lots about a few things that may save nd, some seriously from bike acc Isla ck Blo on r yea ry eve red inju what to do to be safe. 1. Bicycles — People get fic competing for the road. Here’s traf of lots and rs, ulde sho road r and under wear them, of steep inclines, poo law requires that people sixteen The . dren chil lly ecia esp et, Wear an approved helm uld. Lock your bikes! but I recommend that everyone sho your safety. Stop at STOP signs, ride are required to do by law, and for you ch whi s, law fic traf all bey 2.  O rywhere. because the curves and hills are eve with traffic and don’t go too fast present, and be alert that there re whe ks wal facing traffic, use side or fic traf inst aga lk Wa — s lker 3. Wa r children carefully, please. close by as you walk. Watch you ing com s icle veh of ners man all are if you fail to do so, and the law) or you will be summoned is (it et helm a ar We — s ped Mo 4. Rental ’t repeatedly blow the hor n. please obey all traffic laws, and don sands of pounds of f areas; they are unstable and thou bluf e larg w belo out tch Wa — s 5. Beache be too far from a tch children near the water; don’t Wa ly. cted xpe une n dow e com clay can ttended children. drowning risk in the ocean for una young child, there is an extreme lic areas. Drinking pub all hibited on any beaches and in 6.  Drinking Alcohol — This is pro hes and will summons clot n icers will be in plai Off . way any idea d goo a not is liquor sales in the hot sun anywhere other than in licensed king drin from ain refr se plea so , or arrest you ical staff and injured k to excess. We have a minimal med establishments. Please do not drin injuries.  ous off the island for treatment of seri people end up having to be flown when biking or hing clot lighting, so please wear reflective 7.  Night Time — There is limited walking. at bars and beaches, and watch your purse and cell phones 8. Valuables — Lock your bikes, lock your cars. officers are friendly and if you need anything, all of our In closing, we are happy to see you if necessary. and approachable and will help you Please have a safe vacation. Sincerely, Chief Vincent T. Carlone NSPD

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August Calendar 1 Night Market on Dodge. Shopping and events on Dodge Street. 6 to 8 p.m. 3 Farmers Market. Legion Park. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

13 Soundwaves Movie Night: “Big trouble in little China” (PG-13). Fred Benson Town Beach. 8 p.m.

3 Block Island Triathlon. Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. 9 a.m. Register on active.com.

14 Farmers Market. Spring House. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

4 5k Family Fun Run/Walk. Registration at 9:30 a.m. Start time at 10:30 a.m. Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion.

15 Annual Historical Society House Tour.

4 Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Historical Society lawn.

17 Farmers Market. Legion Park. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

4 ConserFest. The Narragansett Inn. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. 4 Mary D. Ball. The Sullivan House. 7 to 11 p.m. 6 Historical Society’s Old Harbor Walking Tour. Meet at Chamber of Commerce office. 10 a.m. 6 Tuesday Night Lecture Series. BIMI. 7 p.m. 6 Soundwaves Movie Night: “The Sandlot” (PG). Fred Benson Town Beach. 8 p.m.

14 Blues on the Block. Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. 6 to 8 p.m. 15 Night Market on Dodge. Shopping and events on Dodge Street. 6 to 8 p.m. 18 Block Island Arts and Crafts Guild Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Historical Society lawn. 20 Historical Society’s Old Harbor Walking Tour. Meet at Chamber of Commerce office. 10 a.m. 20 Tuesday Night Lecture Series. BIMI. 7 p.m. 20 Soundwaves Movie Night: “Jurassic Park” (PG-13). Fred Benson Town Beach. 8 p.m. 21 Farmers Market. Spring House. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

7 Farmers’ Market. Spring House. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

22 Night Market on Dodge. Shopping and events on Dodge Street. 6 to 8 p.m.

7 Blues on the Block. Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. 6 to 8 p.m.

24 Farmers Market. Legion Park. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

8 Night Market on Dodge. Shopping and events on Dodge Street. 6 to 8 p.m.

27 Historical Society’s Old Harbor Walking Tour. Meet at Chamber of Commerce office. 10 a.m.

10 Farmers Market. Legion Park. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 10 Block Island Soccer League Classic. Heinz Field. 11 a.m. 13 Historical Society’s Old Harbor Walking Tour. Meet at Chamber of Commerce office. 10 a.m.

27 Soundwaves Movie Night: “Wet hot American summer” (R). Fred Benson Town Beach. 8 p.m. 28 Farmers Market. Spring House. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

13 Bingo at the Fire Barn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m.

29 Night Market on Dodge. Shopping and events on Dodge Street. 6 to 8 p.m.

13  Tuesday Night Lecture Series. BIMI. 7 p.m.

31 Farmers Market. Legion Park. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 31 Lions Club Clambake. The Narragansett Inn. 1 to 4 p.m.

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Spies and Espionage

By Island Bound Bookstore Sizzling August? How about some sizzling reads? There are many great books about spies and espionage — both non-fiction and fiction. Some of our favorites include:   Sonia Purnell’s “A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” As riveting as any thriller and just as hard to put down, this is a New York Times bestseller. Called “a compelling biography

of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people” (NPR). This is a fascinating book that resurrects an underappreciated hero. Kate Quinn’s “The Alice Network” This fast-paced story of courageous heroines in World War I is a blend of historical fiction and mystery, with a plot crackling with suspense. A 2017 Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick as well as one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year, this book is a definite page turner.  

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Dan Silva’s “The New Girl” The newest from this prolific author, “The New Girl” is vintage Silva, featuring an Israeli intelligence officer and a crown prince of Saudi Arabia, in a stunning new thriller of deception, betrayal, and vengeance. Possibly the best spy novel after John Le Carre’s “The Spy Who Came In From the Cold.”, Booklist calls this “an irresistible thriller.” John Le Carré’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” Originally published in 1974, this classic spy novel features British agent George Smiley who hunts for a mole in the Secret Service. Le Carré has been called “the premier spy novelist of his time“ and “the great master of the spy story.” If you’ve already read this one, perhaps it’s time for revisiting.  

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Robert Ludlum’s “The Bourne Identity” Another classic, this New York Times bestseller is the story of a man with no memory who finds himself a professional assassin being manipulated by a top-secret American government organization. The first of a number of Jason Bourne novels, Ludlum’s thrillers are full of surprises. Ben Macintyre’s “The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War” Named a Best Book of 2018 by The Economist, readers seeking a page-turning spy story need look no further. This is a fast-paced and fascinating biography of Russian-spy-turned-British-asset Oleg Gordievsky. While non-fiction, it reads like the best of thrillers.

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Art with a mission Up-cycling metal bottle caps

By Stacy Reed My bottle cap accessories didn't start with the grand thought of making a difference, although every cap counts in helping to up-cycle waste. Seven years ago, after amassing a large collection of caps, I had the idea that they were the perfect tiny canvas for my photography

and art. The bottle caps I collect and save become pendants, magnets or key chains.  I get 98 percent of my bottle caps from local bars, friends, and family who collect and save them for me. I thoroughly wash the caps three different times, and hand dry them to prevent rust spots. After sorting them, I start the resin process — a catalyst hardener — which if not

mixed correctly will ruin the final product. I use the resin to cover the images and items in my bottle caps so the end result is a permanent piece. The resin then has to cure for 72 hours to fully harden. My up-cycling of beer and soda bottle caps has grown to include Stacey of Reed Street Studio. Courtesy photo. larger caps from tea or coffee beverages art. Email Stacey at rsscustomorders@ and Altoids tin lids — their larger sizes yahoo.com if you'd like to recycle your make for beautiful magnets. metal bottle caps. My mission is to get more people interested in saving and donating their metal bottle caps instead of tossing them away, so that I can turn the waste into treasures. Come visit me at the Farmer’s Market and pick one up to take home to remember your stay on this beautiful island. Stacey, of Reed Street Studio, can be found at the Farmers Market on Block Island on Wednesday and Saturday. Follow ReedStreetStudio on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about her

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Ask the Conservancy: Protect the Dunes! By Clair Stover (Block Island Conservancy’s Executive Director) and Kim Gaffett (The Nature Conservancy’s OVF Naturalist) Block Island’s sand dunes are one of the most dynamic, and delicate, habitats on the island. Dunes provide an important natural barrier for Block Island; these mounds of sand protect inland areas against wind and waves that would otherwise quickly erode the island. Throughout the year, you can see the dunes grow and recede – losing sand after big storm events, then slowly regaining the sand back, usually just in time for the summer season. So how do the dunes regrow? Beach grass! Beach grass (Ammophila breviligulata – ammophila means “sand lover”) is uniquely adapted to grow and thrive in nutrient-poor, dry, sandy conditions and is able to withstand harsh winds and salt spray. Beach grass has a unique strategy for growing on the shifting dunes. When sand builds up around the plant, beach grass puts off new root systems, called rhizomes, which stabilize the plant and the sand around it. The rhizomes grow both horizontally, then vertically to produce another shoot of beach grass. Left undisturbed, the roots can extend 20’ deep into the dune. As it grows, this intricate root system knits together to become a net underneath the surface, trapping the sand in place. This is why beach grass is vitally important to dune regrowth. Without the beach grass rhizomes providing structure and catching the sand, the dunes would not exist – Corn Neck Road and many other places on the island, like Bridgegate Square, Sachem Pond, the end of Champlin Road, the transfer station, would be vulnerable to storms, waves, and wind off the ocean! While together the root system is strong enough to hold sand in place during strong coastal storms, the rhizomes are extremely sensitive to compaction from above. Even careful footsteps around the actual grass itself cause damage to the surrounding underground root system and can cause the plant to die. When the plant

It takes a village: Dune grass planting with B.I. School 2nd grade, teachers, TNC staff and volunteers (November 2018). Courtesy photo.

is damaged, all the sand that was being held in place can easily blow away. The community works hard to restore and protect the island’s dunes. In the fall of 2018 Block Island School students planted nearly 10,000 culms (stems) of beach grass. And, over the past five years more than 100,000 culms of beach grass have been planted by students and the B.I. community. Funds for purchasing beach grass has been provided by the Town of New Shoreham, Block Island Residents

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Association, and ConserFest. Please honor the work of many – especially our young people – by staying off the dunes, using the designated beach access points, and reminding your friends and neighbors at the beach to do the same. Also, a friendly reminder that climbing in the dunes is against the town’s ordinance and can result in a civil penalty and a fine. So, let’s all do our part and keep our dunes strong! “Ask the Conservancy” is a series of outreach activities provided by Block Island Conservancy and The Nature Conservancy that will offer advice and assistance that will help us all make thoughtful decisions about how we live on the island because together, our actions can benefit the whole island’s ecosystem. These activities include everything from occasional articles in the B.I. Times, to walks on example properties, to providing information about how we can all play a role in supporting the island’s plant and wildlife. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your property “house keeping” or other questions you might have about the island’s nature. Whether you need help with species identification or research, or just want feedback and an opportunity to discuss options and approaches to best steward your property, please give us a call or send an email. (Clair Stover — 860-808-9867 / stover@ biconservancy.org, or Kim Gaffett — 401595-7055 / kim.gaffett@tnc.org). Everyone – regardless of how small an area we oversee – can make a difference and have a role to play in keeping our Block Island beautiful and ecologically diverse.

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On The Beach

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It’s a simple fact: all Block Island vacations include a day at the beach. Block Island has 17 miles worth of unspoiled coastline and pristine beaches. While numerous beaches offer strong, consistent swells for wave sports, others are calmer and more placid, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. There are beaches that are ideal for families with children seeking a low-key spot, beaches where you may be the only one around, or beaches that are more action-packed. Use this guide to help find the best beach for you.

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1. Cow Cove is located near Settlers Rock. Although the shoreline is rocky, it offers some of the best coastal views and also sports the historic North Light. This is not a safe place to swim because of a strong riptide. Be careful where you walk too: the beach is a nesting area for many rare birds.

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2. Mansion Beach lies at the end of a dirt road with the same name. The island’s most stately mansion once sat like a jewel on a hill overlooking Jerry’s Point. Fire destroyed the house and it was never rebuilt. However, the beach fits the name by being the island’s grandest.

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Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion rentals Right smack in the middle of the big stretch of beach on the east side of the island is the Town Beach Pavilion which is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day. Lifeguards are on duty from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the full season. Beach chairs, boogie boards and umbrella rentals are available daily ($10 chairs, $15 umbrellas). Food is served all day with everything from cold drinks and ice cream to hamburgers and french fries. Bathrooms and showers are available (token showers).

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4. Fred Benson Town Beach is home to Block Island’s fully equipped bathhouse. In addition to showers, lockers, food, and rental items, the beach is staffed with lifeguards in the summer months. This spring the parking lot was expanded to accommodate more cars.

5. Baby Beach is a well-sheltered beachfront at the south end of Crescent Beach, where children can easily play in the shallow waters. It’s also an ideal place to check out the abundant sea life such as small crabs and starfish and go hunting for shells and sand dollars.

6. Ballard’s Beach is located on the south side of the Old Harbor breakwater and adjacent to Ballard’s restaurant. Staffed with lifeguards throughout the summer months, it is also a popular destination for sunbathing, swimming, and volleyball.

7. Mohegan Bluffs beachfront is found at the bottom of the steps that descend from the bluffs. A favorite spot for surfers, it’s also a beautiful and secluded place to swim. Be warned, however, erosion at the bottom of the stairs can make the path from there to the beach tough to navigate.


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Please Help Protect Our Dunes

After Hurricane Sandy and subsequent 2013 winter storms devastated dunes along Corn Neck Road, and in particular those protecting Crescent Beach, volunteers installed snow fences to clearly mark rights of way to the beach from Corn Neck Road and beach parking areas.  The fences help the dunes replenish, so please do not move them. And keep to these designated trails, so that new plantings to help anchor the sand have a chance to take root. They are an important line of defense to this fragile ecosystem.

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8. Vaill Beach is a large beach at the bottom of a hollow. The path to it is located at the bend in Snake Hole Road. At the base of the bend turn left and walk for approximately 50 yards. The surf here is rough and rocks line the shallows, so swimmers should exercise caution.

10. Mosquito Beach, also known as “Dinghy Beach,” is located just across the road from Scotch Beach, a quarter mile north of Fred Benson Town Beach. It provides a place for boaters in New Harbor to tie up their rafts and dinghies. There are majestic views of Great Salt Pond, making it a good backdrop for photos.

11. Andy’s Way is the island’s premier clamming spot. Standing at the end of a dirt road that bears the same name, it’s a good place to take a stroll. Just north is Beane Point, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife property that is home to many rare birds. 9. Black Rock boasts expanses of sand and a series of coves at the base of a cliff. Swimming is difficult because of the large number of rocks, but it’s a perfect place for an oceanside hike. The area takes its name from a large, dark rock that rests offshore in about 15 feet of water that has spelled the end for many ships. Located a pace off the main road, it’s best to walk or bike to get there. 

12. West Beach is lightly trafficked and has gentle surf. It’s perfect for walking and is close to the North Light.

13. Coast Guard Beach is at the end of Champlin Road and derives its name from the old Coast Guard station that was formerly located there. Don’t swim here, but it’s a good place for clamming and fishing.

14. Charlestown Beach is popular with fishermen because it has a long jetty at its end. Typically uncrowded, it’s a nice spot to watch the boats come into the harbor or explore the former Coast Guard station that is now town-owned.

15. Grace’s, Dorry’s, and Cooneymus coves are secluded beaches on the west side of the island. They are perfect for a challenging hike or for those looking for an out-of-the-way spot to catch a sunset or a moonrise.

Diamondblue Surf Shop beach rentals are close to town and are located on the beach just below the Block Island Beach House (old Surf Hotel). Daily and hourly rentals of beach chairs, umbrellas, stand-up paddle boards, surf boards, and kayaks are available through Labor Day weekend.


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Island Shopping What would a visit to Block island without doing a little browsing in the local shops — and perhaps a little credit card damage? See what’s hot on the island this season.

The Shop at Payne’’s Dock — Payne’’s Dock t-shirts, Helle Hanson apparel, Aftco gear, Deep apparel, Dragon sunglasses, 5Fin apparel. Gear for beach, boating, fishing and more.

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Island Weddings It’s no secret anymore how much fun it is to have, or attend, a wedding on Block Island. Every year more and more couples choose the island for a close-to-home, but worlds-away destination celebration. The key to planning a Block Island wedding is to know the in's and out's of throwing this type of event in a small place, only accessible by boat or plane. Many hotels and inns have built-in wedding services, and many are happy to assist in the small details. The Block Island Wedding magazine is a great tool to use when wanting to find wedding vendors such as ceremony and reception sites, photographers, coordinators, caterers, cakes, etc. The most popular months for Block Island weddings are June and September. High season for weddings is July and August. When considering a date for your Block Island wedding, remember that at certain times there are lots of visitors — yet a finite amount of lodging. July and August will be tough for your guests to find accommodations unless they book

their rooms in January. If you have your heart set on July or August, start early and consider working with a venue that is all-inclusive. That way you may be able to negotiate room rates, book an entire inn or hotel or block enough rooms to ensure your guests will all get a place to stay. Check in with some local real estate agencies too, rental homes are very popular. April, May and June as well as September, October and even November make great months for a destination wedding as well. A destination like Block Island takes a bit of creative planning. For instance, the weather can be unpredictable at any time of year. This doesn't just affect your wedding locale — a canceled ferry on your big day could affect the arrival of guests, a band or DJ, or a cake from an off island bakery. Consider making your event a long weekend (come early and stay late) and encourage your guests to stay for several days — that way everyone can enjoy all that the island has to offer.

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2nd annual Block Island Conservancy Fair Sunday, August 18 The 2nd annual BIC Fair is on Sunday, August 18, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Solviken Nature Preserve on Corn Neck Road. The Fair is a family-friendly afternoon event at the Solviken Nature Preserve – there will be food, games, a live auction, and a surf competition for kids. The BIC Fair supports the Block Island Conservancy, a grassroots non-profit conservation organization that has worked to protect Block Island’s open space and natural resources since 1972. Come have fun and learn more about what the Block Island Conservancy is up to – particularly our new efforts to make our island community more sustainable. Want to sponsor the event and help the Block Island Conservancy keep our trails safe and fun? Sponsorships of the BIC Fair will go towards putting up new trail signs and keeping trails maintained throughout the year. Contact Clair Stover (stover@biconservancy.org) to learn more about adopting a trail.  

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On The Trails The Nature Conservancy & The Ocean View Foundation & Block Island Conservancy Explore Block Island From the gentle hills and open grasslands at Hodge Family Wildlife Preserve, to the narrow paths atop the Clay Head bluffs, to the critter-filled salt marsh at Andy’s Way, there’s something special for everyone to discover. Formed by glaciers nearly 10,000 years ago, Block Island is made up of a diverse array of geographical features and habitats such as beaches, sand dunes, coastal bluffs, morainal grasslands, maritime scrubland, salt ponds, kettle hole ponds, and various other freshwater wetland ecosystems. These habitats support a unique assortment of wildlife, including over 40 species classified as rare or endangered. It is thus one of the most ecologically significant areas in the state and in the entire northeast. Thousands of migratory shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds also depend on the island as a stopover point on their journey north and south along the Atlantic Flyway. Block Island is more than just home to rare and endangered plants and animals. It also supports a vibrant, active human community with a strong sense of its cultural and natural heritage.  The overwhelming local commitment to conservation inspired The Nature Conservancy to name Block Island one of the original “Last Great Places” in the Western Hemisphere. With the hard work of many individuals and an assembly of conservation organizations, over 46% of the Island is protected; protected for plants, animals, and people. The BIC Education Center is open daily for the summer season in the end of June with an exhibit on the nature of BI and the history of Block Island Conservancy.   The Education Center offers trail maps, a free water bottle refilling station, a schedule of nature walks that are cosponsored with TNC, and a neat series of fun children’s craft activities on rainy days.  For news, events and other information visit www.biconservancy.org. Through August 30, 2019: MONDAYS: Trail Less Traveled 8 a.m. Changing locations* Each week explore different conservation areas – less traveled trails - with a local naturalist, to learn about the area’s unique micro-habitats and its relation to the island’s larger ecosystem..  Marsh-Mucking for Kids 9 a.m. Andy’s Way Kids and their families locate and learn about all sorts of creatures at this salt marsh scavenger hunt. (Kids must wear water shoes and parents must attend). TUESDAYS: Bird Banding 8 a.m. Ocean View Pavilion Bird banding demonstration program for all ages. Learn about which birds are in your back yard, why do scientists band birds, and everything you ever wanted to know about birds. Come with questions and a sense of wonder, and see birds up close – and maybe even in your hands.  Discover the Edge: Snails, Shells & Seaweed 9 a.m. Mosquito Beach All ages welcome to explore the intertidal zones of the Great Salt Pond. Meet at the Mosquito Beach parking area on Corn Neck Road, across from Scotch Beach. WEDNESDAYS: Andy’s Way Bird Walk Low tide* Andy’s Way A bird walk for all skill levels. Bring binoculars and wear shoes that can get wet.

from the late 1600s to the early 20th century. Meet at corner of West Side Road and Old Mill Road. Art & Nature 10 a.m. Ocean View Pavilion Basic art materials and natural models will be supplied. You bring the imagination and relaxed expectations. A program for all ages.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS 2019: Ecosystem Exploration: A two-part nature walk. Both start at the Hodge parking lot on Corn Neck Road. Hodge Habitats • Part I: 9 a.m. A walk through an upland meadow with spectacular ocean and pond views. Clay Head Communities • Part II: 9:45 a.m. A walk through a coastal shrubland to the Clay Head bluff edge to learn about it’s industrious inhabitants. THURSDAYS: Sandy Point: Natural and Cultural History 9 a.m. Settler’s Rock Take a walk where the land, pond and sea meet to learn about this unique ecosystem. Meet at Settler’s Rock at the end of Corn Neck Road. Stepping Stones 10 a.m. Ocean View Pavilion A participatory program building a stepping stone path to the Pavilion. Each stone will be decorated with objects found at the beach and along the way. Green Screenings Environmental Film Series 7 p.m. Island Free Library Environmental films that will make you laugh, cry, question, or maybe even inspire you. Use side door entrance at Library to access the downstairs. FRIDAYS: West Beach as the Sea Rises 8 a.m. West Beach Road Discover what makes this beautiful, rocky, ocean shoreline so dynamic: a place where natural ecosystems meet human infrastructure. Walk the Walls 10 a.m. Martin Property Unique opportunity to experience the topography of the agricultural fields that blanketed Block Island

Saturday Hike Series August 3, August 24 9 a.m. (natureblockisland.org for locations)* 5+ mile hikes for those who want to take in a longer and strenuous hike on the trails. Andy’s Way Bird Walk Wednesdays through September at low tide A bird walk for all skill levels. Bring binoculars and wear shoes that can get wet. Meet at Andy’s Way parking lot. Night Sky Viewing  Sit, or lay back, in the mowed circle at Hodge Preserve, while an amateur star gazer annotates the night sky pointing out constellations, planets, named stars and passing satellites. Aug. 12 at 4 a.m. (location TBD) Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at 7:45 p.m. *In the case of poor viewing weather, the program will be the following evening. Sense of Wonder Evening Walks A nature walk – at night, using all your senses. It is wonderful what can be heard, felt, and smelled when night reduces our reliance on sight. Call Kim to register, 401-595-7055. August 16 at 8 p.m. Great Salt Pond Stroll August 1 — 1 p.m. at Andy’s Way Two-part stroll along the GSP perimeter. Meet at Andy’s Way parking lot. For more info:  Call The Nature Conservancy at (401) 466-2129 or visit natureblockisland.org for up-to-date program information. Stop by B.I. Conservancy Visitor Center on Weldon’s Way.

The Glass Float Project Eben Horton creates “one of a kind” pieces on an individual basis out of his studio that he calls ‘The Glass Station’ located in downtown Wakefield, R.I. This project is funded by the Block island Tourism Council and a Kickstarter funding campaign. 550 Glass Floats (glass orbs about the size of a grapefruit) will be hidden on Block Island. Floats will be dated, numbered and stamped with the shape of Block Island. All floats are clear glass except for 19 (because it is 2019), which are special colored orbs. One super special float is covered entirely in gold leaf. The hunt continues indefinitely — it only ends when all the floats have been found! Floats will be hidden on the beaches and on the Greenway Trails. They will be above the high tide mark but never in the dunes or up the side of the bluffs. They will be within one foot of either side of any Greenway trail they are placed on. This is “finder’s keepers” but you are asked to only keep one per seeker, please. To register a float that you found go to www.blockislandinfo.com/glass-float-project/register-floats. To see the list of globes that have already been found, visit www.blockislandinfo.com/glass-float-project/found-floats.


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On The Water

Block Island is the perfect place for those who love the water. Whether you prefer the exciting surf of the ocean, or the gentle waters of one of the island’s 365 ponds, you will find activities that make the most of each entity. On the water adventures are a favorite activity in the summer and there are plenty of options including sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing or parasailing, among others.

Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) BIMI Daily Programs & Sea Life Observation Tanks - 7-days-per-week, starting June 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at BIMI in the New Harbor.  Check out bimaritime.org, BIMI on Facebook, and The Block Island Times for schedules and more details. Tuesday Night Lecture Series: Aug 5: Screening of “Bluefin”, produced by Carl Safina. August 6: Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel. Carl Safina, Author, The Safina Center at Stonybrook University. August 13: Sea Level Rise/ RI Storm Tools/ Strategies to Deal with SLR. Teresa Crean, AICP Coastal Community Planner, Coastal Resources Center / RI Sea Grant and Brain Oakley, PhD,

Shell Fishing Want to have some local clams for dinner? Go dig your own! Just be sure to follow the rules and regulations below. The Town of New Shoreham is authorized to regulate the taking of shellfish and other fish in the Great Salt Pond.  No one may take shellfish from Great Salt Pond without first obtaining a license. To obtain a license, you must appear in person at the Harbormaster’s office at the New Harbor Boat Basin, with a photo ID. • You must have your license on you while shellfishing.  • You may not store or hang shellfish in any container anywhere in the pond.  • You may not dig in or take shellfish from any of the closed areas.  • Digging in barrier grass is prohibited.  • You may only dig between sunrise and sunset.  • Using SCUBA equipment or breathing apparatus to take shellfish is prohibited.  Shellfish must be measured before being placed in a basket/bag/container.  • Harbors Department employees patrol the grounds daily and will enforce all regulations. To find out what areas of the pond are open to shellfishing, and hours for obtaining a license, contact the Harbors Department at (401)466-3204.

Kayaks

Pond and Beyond Kayak is located behind the BIMI Center in New Harbor. Pond and Beyond offers rentals, tours, and basic instruction via kayak. Also, upon request, other beyond the pond adventures such as hiking, bird watching, clamming 101, and snorkeling. For reservations, rates or more information call Corrie at (401) 578-2773 or visit pondandbeyondkayak.com. 

Celebrating our 42nd Anniversary!

ALDO’S

An Italian restaurant & pizzeria A taste of Italy on Block Island

Associate Professor of Environmental Geoscience, Eastern Connecticut University. August 20: Collaboration between Mystic Aquarium and Block Island for the Conservation of Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles: Sarah Callan, Mystic Aquarium, Assistant Manager: Animal Rescue Program. Coordinator for the Block Island Seals Rescue.

Fort Island Kayaks is located adjacent to Block Island Fishworks and offers one of the best Block Island activities to try during your visit. Explore the Great Salt Pond via stable and beginner friendly siton-top kayaks. Single and tandem kayaks available (some accommodate 2 adults and a child). Kayak fishing tours are also available for the more experienced adventurers.

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Full Air Conditioned Bar Gluten Free Pasta Available Featuring Fresh Seafood, Choice Veal, Chicken and Beef

7 Days a week 11:30a.m. - 9 p.m

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2019 Seasonal High-Speed Ferry Service Passengers and bikes only • Reservations recommended

Point Judith, RI to Block Island

Montauk, NY to Block Island

New London, CT to Block Island

Begin Daily Service

Depart

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Sunday Departures

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Sunday, July 14

2PM

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Sunday, July 21

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Sunday, July 28

2PM

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Sunday, August 4

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Sunday, August 11

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Saturday, Sept. 7

10AM

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Sunday, Sept. 8

10AM

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Friday, Sept. 13

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Saturday, Sept. 14

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Sunday, Sept. 15

10AM

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Friday, Sept. 20

10AM

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Saturday, Sept. 21

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Friday, Sept. 27

10AM

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10AM

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10AM

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Friday, Oct. 11

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Limited Fall Schedule

Block Island Ferry Dock Location: 304 Great Island Road, Narragansett, RI (Point Judith) (401) 783-7996

Viking Fleet

Block Island Express

Dock Location: 2 Ferry St. New London, CT 860-444-GO B.I. (4624)

Harbor & Marina Information

Dock Location: 462 West Lake Dr., Montauk, NY (631) 668-5700

Year-Round Daily Flights Summer Schedule

Westerly to Block Island:

Harbors

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. — Half past almost EVERY HOUR, Every Day Thursday until 7:30 p.m.* Friday until 8:30 p.m.*

Old Harbor: Contact the Old Harbor Dockmaster at VHF Ch. 12, or (401) 466-3235 New Harbor: Contact the Harbormaster on VHF Ch.12, or (401) 466-3204. Free pump-out is available: Old Harbor at VHF Ch.72 New Harbor at VHF Ch.73

Block Island to Westerly:

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. — just about EVERY HOUR on the hour, Every Day! Monday, beginning at 7 a.m. Fri, Sat, Sun until 7p.m.*

Marinas

*NOTE: Schedule may vary. Please call/book your reservation in advance

New Harbor Boat Basin (401) 466-2631 Champlin’s Marina (800) 762-4541, (401) 466-7777 Payne’s Dock (401) 466-5572 Public dinghy dock for visiting boaters is adjacent to Dead Eye Dick’s in New Harbor

For information or reservations call Westerly: (401)596-2460 or (800)243-2460 To reach the Block Island office please call (401)466-5881

Year Round Traditional Ferry: Point Judith to Block Island JUNE 22 TO AUGUST 25, 2019

AUGUST 26 TO AUGUST 30, 2019

AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 2019†

Departs Point Judith

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ORDER THIS! By Amy Lockwood MacDougall Perched high on a hill overlooking Old Harbor, the quiet pastoral setting of The Atlantic Inn offers a respite from the business of town, beach and ferry. While there is no dress code per se, the elegance of the gardens, building and surrounding grounds inspires you to put on a linen dress or a nice shirt and pants, sit on one of the classic white Adirondack chairs on the front lawn, order a glass of wine, take a deep breath and watch the sunset with nothing but birdsong and breeze filling the air. The doors to the inn first opened in 1879, and while the porch and grounds evoke a Victorian feel reminiscent of the inn’s older days, the restaurant and menu are bursting with fresh local food presented in an innovative and beguiling way. The talented team at The Atlantic, headed by Executive Chef Denny Gomes, is showcasing local fruit and vegetables grown on-island or close by on the mainland, including game and meat from Hillandale Farm in Rhode Island. In addition, many of the herbs and vegetables used in each dish come straight from owner Ann Marthens’ garden. Chef Denny is featuring more game on this year’s menu. The bar at the inn, a popular spot with returning guests, also has new items for those who visit year after year. Two martinis are standouts: A cold brew coffee martini and the Carol Jean. Named for the ferry, this martini has whiskey, lemon, and house-smoked ginger syrup for a smooth smokey taste. Head bartender Brad Marthens Jr. speaks highly of a couple wines that pair well with the sum-

A feast of sights and flavors at The Atlantic Inn

mer menu — a 2017 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley, Calif., and a 2015 Brotte Cote de Rhone Carion, a nice medium body red wine to accompany the meat and game dishes. The Sauvignon Blanc is from a small producer who selected the Atlantic Inn along with only two other Rhode Island restaurants to serve this crisp, refreshing wine to compliment many of the appetizer and entree. Taste This Chef Denny started our tasting with a fantastic Shaved Fennel Salad, tossed with endives, red sorrel, honey toasted pine nuts and a citrus buttermilk mousse. Dressed with a grilled orange vinaigrette that lent a brightness to the dish, the salad is a creamy, light and crisp starter with a great balance of flavors designed to whet your appetite for the meal to come.   We also sampled the Spinach and Artichoke Deviled Eggs, a flavorful twist on the traditional appetizer. Our tasting continued with Denny’s newest creation, the Charcuterie Board. A work of art on a slate plate, creamy chicken liver mousse sits with crystalized ginger peach compote next to dry-aged wild boar sausage.  Seared Brawn, laden with aromatics, and perfectly seared, is melt-in-your-mouth good. The tartness of the blueberry added an unexpected delight to every bite of meat on the plate. Our final appetizer, the Rabbit Leg Confit, was a wonderful marriage of game and Rosemary, crisp and creamy, sweet and sour. Kohlrabi and pickled raisin slaw cuts the richness of the polenta and the fat of the rabbit in a refreshing inventive way.  Our entrees showcased Chef Denny’s and sous Chef

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Nils Knutsen’s willingness to play with flavors and add creative touches to each dish. Butter Seared Scallops, tender to the bite, nestled in a creamy bowl of chewy al dente homemade orecchiette, charred cippolini onions, bowfin caviar and roasted heirloom tomatoes bursting with flavors of summer. Jalapeno hollandaise added a nice touch of heat to this well-balanced dish. Our final entree was a playful take on pork fried rice. A Chinese five-spice brined Long Bone Pork Chop is accompanied by sweet and sour bok choy, a crispy vegetable fried rice cake, and a cilantro and carrot salad dressed with a gochujang vinaigrette. We found this dish surprisingly light; all the flavor was incorporated into each element of the meal leaving us satisfied but with room for dessert. Pastry Chef Eric presented us with a Strawberry Mint Frozen Souffle that we renamed

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Continued from previous page dessert was the perfect ending to an outstanding sampling of an inventive menu. What everyone else is eating/drinking: The Atlantic is both one of the most family-friendly restaurants on on the island as well as a destination for newlyweds, couples, and special occasion dining. Zoe from Tampa has been “coming here my whole life” — since the age of eight. Her favorite dishes this year are the “lobster sliders and the oysters because they’re salty and really really good.” Her mom Blair and dad Jason dined on scallop crudo, buffalo chicken frites, and a fennel salad which Blair “loved.” Rob from Narragansett was here for the first time and pronounced the view “stunning,” complementing the attentiveness of the staff as well as the wonderful offerings of the cheese board and spicy snack mix. Nancy and Malcolm of Block Island were here for a birthday celebration, and come to the inn for “anniversaries and birthdays.” They both appreciate that the room is quiet enough for conversation and feel the ambience is “relaxed, quiet, and there’s no pressure — it’s very laid back and away from the hustle and bustle of town.” They enjoyed the Ginger Crusted Tuna Steak with Mediterranean black lentil salad finished with a toasted walnut and basil gremolata and the cod special, as well as “outstanding service from one of my wonderful students” says Nancy, who just retired from teaching at the Block Island School. Their menu choices inspired nearby newlywed diners Ben and Sarah from Cambridge to order the same entries, which both shared until their plates were clean. In addition to their entrees, the couple thought the Prosciutto and Roasted Tomato Mac & Cheese Croquets and Braised Lamb Dal from the

August 2019 tapas menu were beautifully presented, great on the palate, and complimented by a “fantastic Manhattan.” In the next room, Nat from London was eating with Courtney from Jamestown and Shannon from Cranston. They had just come from a photo shoot at a client’s house and while Nat had been here before, the women went online to read reviews and see food photos that whet their appetite after a long day’s work. They agreed that the cheeseboard and deviled eggs were excellent and the Atlantic Rita, Dirty Martinis, halibut special and tuna entree lived up to their expectations. A feast for the senses, The Atlantic ticks off all the boxes for a great Block Island experience. Amazing view, delicious food, fine dining with good wine as the sun sets over the hill…an evening at The Atlantic is not to be missed.

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ATING 56 YEARS CELEBR 1963- 2019 AN ISLAND TRADITION. Since 1963 island residents and visitors have enjoyed Doris Payne’s homemade donuts. You will find the delicious treats on Ocean Avenue by the bridge. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or another of our various morning delights. Nearby are charter boats and the Block Island Maritime Institute. Open daily from 7 AM.

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IMPORTANT: THE DIALING OF 911 IS FOR EMER­GEN­CY USE ONLY! An emergency is when immediate police, fire or rescue as­sis­tance is nec­es­sary.  911 should not be di­aled for non-emer­gen­cy calls that do not involve or require im­me­di­ate as­sis­tance. However, if you feel that there is an emergency occurring, but don’t know for certain, presume it is an emergen­cy and use 911. IF IN DOUBT, USE 911! S   GENCIE R E M E FOR FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS Do exactly what the 911 op­er­a­tor tells you to do. Give the operator all nec­es­sary information, including the fire number on the house.  (There are no street addresses on Block Island.  Instead, all buildings have fire numbers clearly marked on the outside of the house.) Remember, your assistance could make the difference between serious injury, life or death.

Block Island Nature Rules Vehicular BEACH RE­STRIC­TIONS Vehicles are permitted to drive on Crescent Beach only from 6 p.m. until 9 a.m. No motor vehicle shall be allowed on the beach without a valid, updated permit from the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). Permits are available at the police department for $100/residents, $200/non-residents (June 20- Sept. 7) Sunday, 6-7 p.m., Monday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Friday, 3-4 p.m. All motor vehicles of any description are prohibited on dunes except on trails marked expressly for vehicular use. Vehicles are also not allowed on any lands designated “Open Space” and maintained by the town for the benefit of the general public. DUNE PROTECTION The dunes offer a home to countless species of plants and animals that, like the beach itself, need our protection if they are to survive. To help save the life of our dunes and beaches, we urge you to: • Use designated access paths and parking lots only. • Keep off dunes and beach vegetation. • Keep all vehicles off the beach, as they destroy vegetation and cause beach erosion. • Do not sleep on the beach overnight. BEACH FIRES Beach fires are prohibited without a permit. Permits are available at the police department, and are valid for one day, expiring at midnight. Fires must be at least 25 feet from dunes. Please clean up and dispose of all trash properly and extinguish fires completely before leaving the beach. POND PROTECTION Gas motors banned All forms of gasoline or diesel fuel-powered motors on boats are prohibited on B.I.’s freshwater ponds. Pollutants and contaminants banned No discharging of any sew­­age, petroleum products, detergents, pesticides, or any other form of pollutants or con­tam­i­nants is permitted. Penalty for violation Any person violating this ordinance shall, upon con­ vic­tion, be subject to a fine of not more than $100, or confinement for not more than 10 days, or both such fine and confinement. Any person convicted of a sec-

ond violation shall be subject to a fine of not more than $200, or forfeiture of motor and equipment, or both. WILDLIFE REFUGES Protected wildlife areas Wildlife refuge areas on Block Island include Sachem Pond, Payne’s Farm, the Southeast Lighthouse, Rodman’s Hol­low, Lewis-Dickens Farm, Beane Point and Cormorant Cove. No one may hunt, shoot, trap, or annoy wildlife, or destroy or disturb the eggs, nest or nesting area of any wildlife within des­ig­nat­ed areas. Penalty for violation Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not more than $100, or be imprisoned not more than 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, together with costs of prosecution. SHELLFISH OR­DI­NANC­ES A license is required for shellfishing. Beds are currently closed to the harvesting of scallops, oysters, and softshell clams. The harvesting of clams is restricted. For more info, call the Harbors Department at 466-3204 or stop by the Harbormaster’s shack in New Harbor (adjacent to the Boat Basin), where shellfishing licenses are sold. ANIMAL ORDINANCES Dogs must be licensed and wear tags on a collar.  Unless in a vehicle or on property of its owner, dogs must be leashed with a cord not exceeding 6 feet in length. For problems contact the Police Department at 466-3220. Horses: the New Shoreham Town Council requests that all persons refrain from riding horses in the downtown area.

Useful Island Information RECYCLING. All trash must be separated for recycling. Deposit your sidewalk trash in the recycling con­tain­ers marked for bottles, cans or trash only. These special containers are not for household or boat trash. Those renting houses should use the Transfer Station, located on West Beach Road. Recyclables (news­pa­per, glass, cardboard, plastics, aluminum and tin cans) are free. Glass, cans, plastics and aluminum should be clean. Other trash is deposited at a charge of 15 cents per pound, paid in cash, by local check or credit card at the Transfer Station (466-3234). RABIES NOTICE. State law and town ordinances require that all pets (cats, dogs or ferrets) brought to the island be vaccinated against rabies. In addition to vaccinating pets, people should stay away from all wild and stray animals. Rabies is always fatal unless treated before symptoms develop. Rhode Island rabies hotline: 1-800-482-7878, ext. 3. PLEASE CONSERVE WATER. While the island’s municipal water company has been producing a lot of good water this summer, water conservation is still encouraged, and the water is a precious island resource. On properties with septic systems, be sure not to overload the system with showers, dishwashing and clothes-washing all at once. And please don’t shock such systems with paper products, fats, oils and greases.

Advice for Visitors from the Block Island Medical Center LYME DISEASE: Don’t get ticked off. Lyme disease is a serious health threat on Block Island. Visitors should make a daily “tick check.” Look for at­tached ticks, no bigger than a pinhead, red areas and itchiness. Symptoms in­clude rashes, head­aches, joint stiff­ness, chills, fever, and nausea. Not all ticks carry the disease; not all people bitten catch it. Infection is uncommon if the tick is removed within 24 hours. Consult your phy­si­cian if you suspect you may have be­come infected. Treatment after early di­ag­no­sis is gen­er­al­ly effective, but be­comes more difficult if symp­toms are left untreated. Long pants and sleeves and insect repellant are sug­gest­ed for forays into wooded areas, brush and meadows.

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Important Is­land Phone Num­bers BI Medical Center Police (non-emergency) Fire Department / Rescue Squad Coast Guard (Block Island) Coast Guard (Galilee) 24 hours RI Poison Control BI Airport Harbormaster Town Clerk Recreation Department Interstate Navigation (Block Island) Block Island Express Block Island Hi-Speed Ferry Transfer Station

(401) 466-2974 (401) 466-3220 (401) 466-3220 (401) 466-2086 (401) 789-0444 (800) 222-1222 (401) 466-5511 (401) 466-3204 (401) 466-3200 (401) 466-3223 (401) 466-2261 (401) 466-2212 (401) 466-2261 (401) 466-3234

Town Or­di­nanc­es Pro­hib­it: • Drinking alcoholic beverages in streets, on docks and beaches.  • Camping, except by special permission.  • Sleeping overnight in vehicles or on beaches.  • Operating mo­tor­cy­cles between midnight and 6 a.m.  • Beach fires and/or driving on the beach without a permit.  • Dumping refuse on roads or in harbors.  • Shellfishing without a license.  • Charcoal fires on boats tied up at docks.  • Disturbing the peace.  • Un­leashed dogs.  • Littering.   • Single use plastic bags  • Balloons

Block Island’s Rules Of The Road Please note: A ban on hand held cell phones, while driving, went into effect on June 1, 2018 in Rhode Island. Pedestrians. Pay special attention to traffic while in the downtown area. According to Rhode Island law, pedestrians must walk against traffic (on the left side) on roads without sidewalks. Bicyclists. please take care when cycling the unique roads of Block Island. Ride with the traffic, obey traffic signs and adhere to all rules of the road. Hand signals are very helpful to other traffic and can prevent accidents. Keep on the right side of the road and ride single-file whenever possible. For nighttime riding, a light is required for the front of the bicycle and a reflector should be attached to the rear. Bicycles are not permitted on Greenway trails. Helmets are required for bicyclists age 16 and under, and strongly encouraged for adults. Automobile drivers. Please exercise extreme caution when traversing Block Island roads. The speed limit is 25 mph island-wide. Pass bicyclists and mopeds only when you are certain it’s safe. Roller blades, scooters, skateboards. Due to heavy congestion and safety concerns, rollerblading, skateboarding and scootering are not permitted in the downtown area or on Ocean Avenue. Skating and scootering is allowed north of Town Beach, south of the Spring House and on the west side of the island. Please travel with the traffic and adhere to all rules of the road. Scooters with helper motors (electric or gas) are not allowed on roads by RI state law. Bicycles AND mopeds. Bicycles are the preferred rental ve­hi­cles. You can ex­plore dirt roads with them. If you do rent a moped,  please note — • Mopeds are not allowed on dirt roads. • By law, a helmet and eye protection must be worn. • Do not leave the training area until you are sure that you know how to operate the moped and its controls. • Once you are on the road, proceed slowly enough to examine on­com­ing road conditions. Do not drive on the shoulder of the road. Driver inexperience, heavy traffic flow, sandy shoul­ders, sharp curves, and uneven pavement are common causes of accidents on Block  Island. • Mopeds may be operated from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. only. • Passengers must ride behind the operator. Accidents: Do not hesitate to seek help from the Rescue Squad if you have or witness an accident.  First aid and am­bu­lance service is rendered at no cost to you. A por­tion of the Rescue Squad budget is met by town funds, but the Rescue Squad relies heavily on do­na­ tions to cover the full costs of training, equipment, supplies and maintenance. Any contribution made to support this work will be welcomed and ac­knowl­edged. Donations are tax-deductible. Mail donations to: Block Island Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 214, Block Island, RI  02807.


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Restaurant 1879 at the Atlantic Inn A Block Island Tradition

For an unforgettable evening with breathtaking views... Tapas, cocktails and sunsets... Or just relaxation at its best...

The Atlantic Inn Serving Nightly Tapas 5 p.m. Dinner 6-9 p.m. www.atlanticinn.com • 401-466-5883


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Illy Caffe 7:30a • Sip & Shuck 3p • Al Fresco Dining 5p • Prosecco Brunch 10:30a • Wild Greens (modern jazz) @ the bar & lounge Fridays 6p! • Pet friendly veranda patio.

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August 2019 Section C

LAND & SEA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Visit the

BIC Education Center on Weldon’s Way!

Open daily Monday-Saturday Hours 10 am - 2 pm • Pick up a summer walk schedule and learn about island activities & events • Make a donation and become a member • View the conservation history display • Fill your reusable bottle at the water filling station

Pond and Beyond Kayak tours Photo by K. Curtis

SEEKING SHELTER A STORY OF PLACE, FAITH AND RESISTANCE EXHIBITION • EVENTS ISLAND FREE LIBRARY

August 13 – September 3, 2019

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• Shop for t-shirts, water bottles, trail maps, and more!

Learn more at biconservancy.org and visit natureblockisland.org for a schedule of summer walks and programs!

Save the date for the 2nd annual

BIC FAIR!

Sunday, August 18th at the Solviken Nature Preserve

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Long-Term Residents: Trees of Block Island

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O P E N D A I L Y E L E V E N T O S I X

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By Block Island Historical Society Exhibition: Sarah Bird, Long-Term Residents: Trees of Block Island Trees are rare on Block Island. Agricultural deforestation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries had left the land relatively low and bare. Perhaps as a consequence, the oldest trees on the island take on remarkable stature. And so we present the portraits of Sarah Bird, an artist dedicated to “the beauty and complexity of these great protagonists in our web of being.” Under the advisement of the Historical Society, Bird has photographed Block Island’s most iconic actors in the landscape: trees located at familiar landmarks or on historic properties. Some

mark sentimental journeys or points of transition in the use and treatment of the land. All carry stories of island history: long-term residents and partners in the life and preservation of the island. The exhibition consists of nine works installed in the newly renovated galleries in the Museum’s second floor. While this group of artworks depicting beautiful, historically noteworthy trees is by no means exhaustive, it is rather a jumping off point to examine trees’ unique role in the overlap of natural and social history of Block Island.  This exhibit will run through October 14, in the second floor galleries. Limited edition prints are available for purchase at the Museum Shop.

Block Island Beginnings: Archaeology & Discovery

Block Island Historical Society Museum Museum Galleries

Summer Hours & Admission: 11 – 4 Daily / July 1–Labor Day Adults $10 / Seniors $8 Students $6 Members & Children Free

Museum Shop

401-466-2481 www.blockislandhistorical.org 18 Old Town Road

Aug 15th Annual House Tour 10 - 2 p.m.

Info and Tickets online + at shop

The Island Free Library Invites you to…

- Shakespeare on the Library Lawn - Pop-up Story Hours - Green Screenings - Animal Experiences - Book Groups - Frida Berrigan - 641 Cookbook Club - Matinees - Wii Wednesdays - Toddler Time - Ted Talks - Night Market on Dodge Street - Dragstravaganza & Story Hour - Jim Wallis - The Return of Seeking Shelter - Shoah Visual History Foundation presentation - Memoir Group - Photoshop classes - Gardening for the Future - Mah Jongg - R.I. Natural History Museum & Planetarium Show - Graham’s Chess Club - Walk for Health - Summer Reading Program - READing Paws - READ and ENJOY a good book Free & Everyone Welcome For more information visit our website at www.islandfreelibrary.org


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Block Island

1. THE NORTH LIGHT is the fourth lighthouse built on Sandy Point. The first, finished in 1829, was washed away in a few years. A second light began operation in 1837, but was not visible to ships due to the shifting sands. The government built a third light near the end of the Point in 1857 and that also succumbed to the sea. At last, in 1867, the present sturdy building of Connecticut granite, hauled to the site by oxen, was completed. The North Light now leads a second life as an Interpretive Center with exhibits on loan from the B.I. Historical Society. The lighthouse building will be open from July 5 until Labor Day, daily except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Self guided tours are available, but it is closed during inclement weather. The lighthouse is located in the B.I National Wildlife Refuge and is less than a half-mile walk from Settlers Rock. Please don’t swim at Sandy Point as there are dangerous currents.

2. SETTLERS’ ROCK AND SACHEM POND are at the northern end of the island. The stone memorial was erected in 1911 in commemoration of the landing 250 years earlier of the first European settlers on Block Island. In 1661, the families and animals of 16 men who had purchased the island for 400 pounds sterling arrived by shallop from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Because the island had no natural harbor, they were forced to leave their small ship and wade ashore. The cows swam ashore into the cove, known thereafter as Cow Cove. Bird watching, fishing, and sunset gazing are favorite pastimes at this location. 

5. THE B.I. HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, GALLERY & GIFT SHOP, at Bridgegate Square across from the bank, was established in 1942. The building, originally known as Woonsocket House, houses an extensive collection of artifacts reflecting the maritime culture of the island. Exhibit rooms include furniture, textiles, boat models, fishing gear, Native American tools and more. This year the exhibit is “Block Island Beginnings” in the new West Gallery. For group tours, genealogy research or to donate anything with Block Island-related history, please contact Executive Director Pam Gasner at (401)466-2481 or e-mail blockislandhistory@gmail. com. The museum is open daily 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Old Harbor Walking Tours on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Family & Guided tours by appointment. Admission: $10, $8 seniors, and $6 students. Members and children, free. 

6. OLD HARBOR is the year-round docking point for boats coming in from Point Judith, and accommodates seasonal ferries as well as the high-speed ferries. Prior to the breakwater it was known as Pole Harbor as islanders pulled ashore and secured their classic double-ender fishing boats to the poles in the sand. There is limited anchoring space within the breakwaters for pleasure craft and a maximum anchorage of seven days. It is nestled within the bustling downtown, where the majority of the island’s hotels, restaurants, and retail shops are located.

3. CLAY HEAD NATURE TRAIL aka THE MAZE aka BLUESTONE is reached via a dirt road leading off Corn Neck Road across from a yellow Victorian house just two miles north of the Fred Benson Town Beach Pavilion. A paradise for walkers, Clay Head Trail leads to the northeastern shore of the island and meanders along the scenic bluffs of Clay Head for more than a mile until it reaches Settlers’ Rock and Sandy Point. Take care not to get too close to the edge of the bluffs for there is constant erosion, which means a danger of falling. Branching off the trail are other trails, which earned the area the nickname The Maze. One trail leads directly to the beach north of Jerry’s Point where one can still see remnants of the glacial formation called Pots & Kettles.

7. OCEAN VIEW PAVILION is a place for rest and reflection. The Ocean View Foundation is a nonprofit that secured this Old Harbor plot for the enjoyment of the public. The site features a finely crafted pavilion and remarkable views. The largest hotel on the island, the Ocean View, once stood on this site until fire destroyed it in the summer of 1966. The pavilion is dedicated to the concept of expanding the public’s awareness of environmental issues. Visitors must walk in from Water Street across from the ferry parking lot just to the left of the post office building.

4. MANSION BEACH is located at the northern section of Crescent Beach on the east side of the island. It takes its name from the Searles Mansion that stood there from 1888 to 1963. The mansion, unused in 1963, was destroyed that year by fire. Only the stone foundation and entrance pillars still remain. On good beach days there is very limited parking space available. Beautiful views and bigger surf are found here compared to the southern end of Crescent Beach. No lifeguards are available in this area.

8. THE STATUE OF REBECCA formally stands in stark white at the intersection of Water, High, and Spring streets. Named after the biblical Rebekah-atthe-well, the statue originally featured water troughs for horses and dogs and once had running water for human consumption. Installed in 1896 by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the statue is dedicated to abstinence from spirits. The much-loved statue was recast and reinstalled to celebrate her 100th anniversary. The conservationists who did the work concluded that the woman is not Rebekah but rather Hebe, cupbearer to the gods.

9. 1661 FARM & GARDENS has a diverse collection of exotic and domestic animals maintained by the owners of the 1661 Inn. The small farm between Spring and High streets is home to camels, llamas, emus, sheep, donkeys, goats, swans, and ducks. Visitors are free to view and pet the animals, which are accessible from Spring Street. Open to the public from dawn to dusk.

10. SOUTHEAST LIGHTHOUSE sits 200 feet above the sea on Mohegan Bluffs. When its powerful light was turned on in 1875, the beams reached 21 miles out to sea, farther than any other light in New England. When the National Historic Landmark was first constructed, a large field separated the house and tower from the cliff’s edge. By the late 1980s, the bluffs had eroded to within 60 feet of the building. Funding was obtained through federal, state and local channels to move it to safe grounds. The move took place in August of 1993 and a large stone now marks where the tower once stood. The grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset. Guided tower tours are available on weekends in the off season and daily in season. Museum exhibits and gifts are available at the base of the tower. Group tours available by appointment. Info: (401) 466-5009. Please park mopeds, bikes, and cars outside of the fenced area.

11. MOHEGAN BLUFFS, to the west of the Southeast Lighthouse, has a magnificent view of the southern coast and its high cliffs, with Montauk often visible 20 miles away. At Payne Overlook, you’ll find a wooden stairway that was built by the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. It is a difficult climb for the elderly and the unfit, and the footing at the bottom is extremely difficult. This beach can be crowded and swimming is sometimes dangerous.

12. RODMAN’S HOLLOW, named after the island’s first doctor, is a wild and beautiful cleft in the rolling southwestern terrain left from the glacier, and is the haunt of hawks, whitetailed deer, and several rare species of wildflowers. In the 1960s developers bought it and proposed a dozen houses on the slopes. This so dismayed island residents that they formed the Block Island Conservancy, with the late Captain Rob Lewis as their leader, and raised enough money to buy it back so that it could be forever wild. Walking trails lead to Black Rock Beach.


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14. SMILIN’ THROUGH is a gambrel-roofed cottage situated on Cooneymus Road, where composer and poet Arthur Penn and his wife Nell resided in the 1920s. Penn’s musical works include a song about the B.I. home, “Smilin’ Through.” The original cottage was built in the 1700s by Trustrum and Dorcus Dodge and was remodeled in 1950. The privately owned house sits on the edge of a sloping hill, which leads down to the waters of Fresh Pond.

16. THE COAST GUARD STATION opened in 1938 as one of the first Coast Guard stations on the East Coast. The station was one of two on the island, with the second one once standing at the site of the present-day Beachead. Before its reopening in the 1990s, the current station was boarded up by the U.S. Transportation Department that oversaw the Coast Guard before the creation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In the late 1980s the town worked with the federal government to transfer control of the property to the town of New Shoreham. The Coast Guard returned and initiated regular summer patrols of the harbors. The local police, who lack their own boat, appreciate the help on the seas.

17. NEW HARBOR is the first stop for those coming in on the Montauk ferry and is the docking and anchoring spot for most private boaters. New Harbor was, in fact, the site of the island’s first protected harbor, but the expense of keeping a breachway open between the Great Salt Pond and Block Island Sound caused it to be abandoned in 1705. A new breach was cut and a breakwater was constructed to establish a permanent access point in 1897. Docks, marinas and anchoring sites await boaters in the southwest corner of New Harbor, as well as shops, restaurants and hotel accommodations. Pumpout services are provided by the town harbormaster, as discharge in the pristine waters of the Great Salt Pond is prohibited.


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Blues on the Block

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A Sense of Wonder

Eastern gray tree frog, captured off West Side Rd., Block Island. Photo by Alex Brown By Kim Gaffett

Photo by K. Curtis

Don't forget to stop by a Blues on the Block concert this summer! This summer’s concerts will be on August 7 and August 14. The concerts are family friendly, for all ages, and are held at the Fred Benson

Beach Pavilion on Corn Neck Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your beach chairs and blankets, a light supper and a beverage and either sit and enjoy the sounds, or get on the dance floor and shake it down.

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“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” – Rachel Carson      The above Rachel Carson quote was the inspiration of her book “A Sense of Wonder,” published posthumously in 1965, in honor of time she spent afield with her nephew. A careful reviewer of the quote will note that the adult and child participants are of equal import. The essential point is in the sharing of the joy and excitement that comes with discovering (or, rediscovering)  the miraculous, the marvels and the mysteries of the world in which we live. The sharing does not need to be child and adult; the concept applies equally to adult and adult, or even, child and child. The notion of a sense of wonder is also the inspiration of periodic summer programs that invites participants to use all their senses on an evening nature walk. While it is wonderful to see the sunset, a rising – or setting – moon, or glinting fireflies, one’s other senses become more acute as daylight subsides. A nighttime walk, shared with others, can bring to focus the sound of waves, rolling cobbles and chattering barn owls. As one passes along a wetland edge it may be sensed by the smell of mud, or the croak of a green frog. Approach a fresh water pond or the ocean’s shore, and one is likely to feel on their skin a settling dew or a shift in temperature. The smell of a dune and texture under your feet is different than the scent and feel of a grassland. The air can taste salty at the beach, and honeysuckle-sweet

in the meadow; you do not have to see the earth to know what niche you have wandered into. It has happened recently that a species new to Block Island has been identified, not because it was visually observed, but because it was heard; if it were not for the sense of hearing, we would not know that the gray tree frog species was on the island. A gray tree frog was thought to be heard calling in the spring/summer of 2018. This summer (2019) gray tree frogs have suddenly been heard in at least six locations around the island. In all but one location it appears that there is a single individual male gray tree frog calling. This animal was detected first and foremost by sound. Although the call had been recorded on June 26th, the first visual confirmation did not come until July 13th. Eastern gray tree frogs are widely distributed throughout the eastern part of the United States. However, prior to the 2018 detection and 2019 confirmations, this species was not known on Block Island. Of course many questions come to mind regarding how, when, and what effect will introduction of this species have on Block Island. (Look for future articles in The Block Island Times.) The detection of gray tree frogs (primarily by its very distinctive high pitched trill) has certainly infused a sense of wonder in all who have heard it – wonderment that is being shared with equal parts scientific inquiry, and enchantment. The Nature Conservancy has several evening programs in August that will pique your sense of wonder: Moth Night on Aug. 10 – a James Walk, Night Sky Viewing on Aug. 12, 23 and 31, and a Sense of Wonder night walk on Aug. 16. Go to www.natureblockisland.org or see ads in The Block Island Times.


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Yellow Kittens August 2, 3 ............................................................Those Guys  August 4 ................................................................ ConserFest  August 9, 10 ........................................ Take it to the Bridge  August 11 ..................................................................... Anthem  August 16,17 ............................................... 7-Day Weekend  August 18 ............................................................... Complaints  August 30, 31 ................................................. Wicked Peach

Ballard’s August 1 - 31 .................................................................................................. John Brazile  August 1, 5 - 8, 13 - 15, 19 - 22, 26 - 29 .................................................... Royal Blue  August 2 - 4 ............................................................................................................ XS Band  August 9 - 11 ...................................................................................................... Radio Riot  August 12 .................................................................................. Block Island Reggae Fest  August 16 - 18 .................................................................................................... Pop Rocks  August 23 ................................................................................................ The Bernadettes  August 24, 25 ................................................................................................... Those Guys  August 30, 31 .......................................................................................... Hazzard County

Mahogany Shoals (at Payne’s Dock) Mon. - Weds. ............................................................... Izzy, 9:30 p.m.  Thurs. & Sat. ................................................ Scott Baer, 4 to 7 p.m.  Thurs. ............................................................ Dan Watson, 9:30 p.m.  Fri. .............................................................. Dan Watson, 4 to 7 p.m.  Fri., Sat., Sun. ................................................ Dave Lefkin, 9:30 p.m.  Aug. 17 ........................................................ Marc Douglas, 9:30 p.m.  August 4,7 ............................................................. T-Ray, 4 to 7 p.m.  Aug. 18 ...................................................... Dan Watson, 4 to 7 p.m.  Aug. 25 ........................ Daren Keech and the Poets, 4 to 7 p.m.

Club Soda Every Week:  Monday: Half price wings all night & Trivia at 9 p.m.   Tuesday:  Karaoke (June 25-Aug.27)   Wednesday: $7 Pizza & Open Mic at 8 p.m.   Thursday:  DJ Dance party   Friday & Saturday:  Live Music    Sunday: Acoustic Jam 7 - 10 p.m.

The National Hotel

August 2, 3 ..................................... Nena O’Campo  August 9, 10, 11 ............... Marc Douglas Berardo  August 16, 17 ..... Krys Jackson & Matt Colasanti  August 23, 24 ................... Marc Douglas Berardo Friday and Saturday nights: 8 to 11:30 p.m.   Saturday and Sunday days: 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Hotel Manisses Fridays: Wild Greens .Jazz, 6 to 9 p.m.

Tigerfish August 2,16,30.................DJ Libre August 7, 21 ..................... Sundown Sessions w/ DJ LockMess 10 p.m. August 9, 23 ....................................... Root Steady  Sept. 13 ................................................ Drag Night Every Week:   Monday: Nena & the Cosmos 5 to 7 p.m. 

Captain Nick’s

Poor People’s Pub August 6 — Jamaican Independence Party August 9, 23 — DJ Libre Every Week:  Tuesday — Service Industry Night with DJ Libre 10 p.m. Wheel of SIN, contests with prizes each week.   Saturday — Dance Party with DJ Libre 10 p.m.  

August 1 ......................................................................................... Dr. Westchesterson with DJ Hot Mess   August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ....................................................... Scott Baer, acoustic on the deck, 5:30 p.m.  August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31........................................................ Rob Davis, acoustic on the deck, 5:30 p.m.   August 2, 3 ..................................................................................................... The Blushing Brides, 9:30 p.m.  August 4, 11, 18, 25 ................................................... Sunday Funday with The Young Guns, 5:30 p.m.  August 8 ................................................................................................................................. Drag Show, 9 p.m.  August 9, 10 .................................................................................................Darik & The Funbags, 9:30 p.m.  August 15 ................................................................................. DJ Dance Party with DJ Lurk Juice, 9 p.m.  August 16, 17 ............................................................................................................................. Fever, 9:30 p.m.  August 22 ............................................................................................. Greatful Dead Tribute Band, 9 p.m.  August 23, 24 .................................................................................................... Neal & the Vipers, 9:30 p.m.  August 31 ..................................................................................... The Booze Beggars on the Deck, 6 p.m. Every Week:   Monday ..................................................................................................Disco Night w/ DJ Hot Mess, 9 p.m.   Tuesday ..................................................................................................... Piano Bar, Upstairs Lounge, 9 p.m.   Wednesday ...................................................................................................................... Dueling Pianos, 8 p.m.


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Galleries & Museums

Jessie Edwards Studio (401)466-5314  Second floor, Post Office Building www.jessieedwardsgallery.com Kate Knapp ~ Recent Work 

Through August 7  Opening reception: July 27, 5 to 7 p.m.  Knapp’s eye loves the landscape of Block Island. She finds more inspiration here than anywhere else she has painted. “Every new year and new season, I paint a light effect or a familiar view in a way I have never seen it before.”  

Carrie Megan ~ Summer Reflections 

August 9-21  Opening reception: August 10, 5 to 7 p.m.  Through the rich medium of oils, Megan explores light and color to capture the unique sense of place, time, and emotion evoked by the landscape, particularly that of the diverse environment of New England from its mountains to the sea. William T. Hall ~ Island Maritime Paintings  August 23-September 4  Opening reception: August 24,  5 to 7 p.m. Hall’s paintings of old Block Island ferries, such as the Quonset, the Yankee, and the Sprigg Carroll, recall the maritime history of travel to and from the island.

Spring Street Gallery (401)466-5374 Gallery hours: Open daily, 11a.m.- 6 p.m through Labor Day August 3 — Jerry Powers, painting  August 10 — Leah Robinson, painting Jamie Marie Rose, painting and floral design  August 17 — Claire Marschak, painting  August 24 — Cynthia DiDonato, painting

August 24 — Elinor C. Thompson, painting and ceramics August 24 — Susan Klas Wright, painting  August 31 — Grace Bochain Luddy, photography Artists Reception — Saturdays, 5 to 7 p.m. Visit springstreetgalley.com for more info or call the gallery at (401)466-5374 to inquire and to sign up! Call or email Coordinator Paige Gaffett at heartspacebi@gmail.com.

Historical Society Museum Shop and Gallery (401)466-2481  blockislandhistorical.org

Malcolm Greenaway Gallery (401)466-5331  Open Daily. Water Street www.malcolmgreenaway.com

The Museum Shop open: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and by appt. Admission is $10 per person, $8 seniors/ $6 students. Kids under 12 and members are free. Research and tours available. August 5 — Island Cemetery Tour with Karin Sprague, 7 p.m.  August 15 — Annual House & Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Old Center and Corn Neck Road. Tours: Tuesdays — “Discover Victorian Block Island” Meet at the Historical Society Museum. 3 p.m. $15 adults,$5 children. – Take a guided walking tour of Block Island’s historic Old Harbor Village. Meet at the Chamber of Thursdays — ”The Island’s Attic” — Interesting Commerce building benches.10 a.m. $15 Adults, objects from the archives and special items highlight$10 Members, $5 Children. ed in the exhibits. 3 p.m. $15/Adults, $5 Children.  Limited to 12 per tour. Wednesdays — “Local Perspectives” – Art from 1950s – 1980s, featuring works from Carmel Tours include a free poster, and admission to the museum. Vitullo, C. Sperry Andrews, and Laura Dodge.

Farmers Market The Farmers Market will be held at the Spring House Hotel on Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Legion Park on Saturdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dozens of vendors are a part of the Block Island Farmers’ Market that sets up shop two days a week. Crafters and bakers, painters, photographers, jewelers and more — selling their hand crafted items.


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Leah Robinson Watercolors & Giclée Prints

Available at: Block Island Guild Shows Spring Street Gallery Marye-Kelley www.leahswatercolors.com 508-331-3280

Block Island Artists Emily Marye Pottery

GREENAWAY GALLERY Exquisite Photos of Block Island

Unique Handmade Ceramics

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Visit me at the Farmers Market

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CLAIRE MARSCHAK PAINTINGS • PRINTS • ART CLASSES

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“Block Island Wire Outline Ring” By hand - One at a time - On island - 44 years

SKY + SURF SHOW AT SPRING STREET GALLERY

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BI Guild Shows August 4 + 18 • Art Opening August 17

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Handmade uniquely shaped cutting boards, crafts, earrings and

Stone stack jewelry handmade from Block Island beach stones and recycled metal


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Cocktail Hour

Boats ashore in Rat Island at New Harbor. Photo courtesy of the Block Island Historical Society.

Hurricane Planning for Residents and Visitors Everyone should be aware that the National Weather Service is warning the East Coast that a major hurricane will strike within the next few years. We are asking everyone who owns property on Block Island or will be visiting during hurricane season to create an individual plan for the eventuality of a hurricane warning being issued for Block Island.

Please read the following carefully and make your plans in advance. A) If you are a visitor in our hotels or B & B’s, please heed the directives to leave the Island if they are issued. All our ferries will cease operations and move to a safer harbor well before the hurricane arrives so you must react immediately when you are advised to leave. All hotels and B & B’s will be alerted and we ask that you cooperate with all directives. B) If you are renting a house on the Island, the same directives apply. Our capacity for shelter facilities is limited. Please leave the Island if that request is made. Ferries will try to get as many people and vehicles off the Island as possible, but they will cease running well before the hurricane arrives. C) If you are an Island resident, observe the following home preparedness: • Check working conditions of all emergency equipment flashlights, battery powered radios. • Have enough perishable food and water supplies on hand for 3-5 days. • Know where the Town Shelter is and whether you have a safe route to it, if necessary. • Bring in all loose items around the porches or property. • Make sure your vehicles have gas. • If you have a propane grill, secure it and keep the propane supply full, but secured outdoors. • Cover large windows with shutters or plywood. • Have a first aid kit prepared. • Fill bathtub and large containers with water for sanitary purposes. • Turn refrigerator to its coldest settings and keep door closed. • Medicine renewals - have enough of your regular medication for 1-2 weeks. • If you are concerned about your location in a storm, consider going to a friend’s house in a safer location. Corn Neck Road may not be passable due to high tides: flooding and access to Town and or the Town shelter may be cut off for some time. • Champlin Road will most likely experience storm surge and people should evacuate from Champlin’s Farm seaward.

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If you have questions, please call Police Dispatch @ 466-3220, but please DO NOT CALL except for an emergency once the storm hits. Stay inside until the storm has passed. Do not venture out in the calm when the eye is overhead and do not go walking on any breakwater during the storm. Heavy rain may undermine bluff areas, so please do not walk along any bluffs during or following the storm. Use common sense; make sure family members know where you are.

EMERGENCY PREPARATION FOR PETS Complete these preparations in advance of visiting Block Island: • Have vaccinations up to date and a good supply of any medications used. • Have tranquilizers if pet becomes upset or agitated in unusual situations. • Have identification on the animal: tags, tattoo or chip. • Purchase a pet carrier that is large enough for the animal to lie down, turn around and stand up comfortably. Do not house different species in one carrier. • Take good pictures of the animal (front, left and right sides) that shows distinguishing marks. • Put pictures, licenses, medical records and ownership papers together in a waterproof bag. Just before leaving home, assemble a pet disaster kit which contains: • Above mentioned medications, photos and records. • Have a leash and properly fitted collar or harness for each pet. • Non-spill dishes and a two week supply of food and water in unbreakable containers. • Manual can opener, if canned food is used. • Grooming supplies and medical kit for injuries. • The pet’s blanket, comfort items. • Items to handle waste, including paper towel, plastic bags, disinfectant, cleanser, litter box and litter or newspaper to shred. Information provided by Block Island Volunteers for Animals

Ben Wohlberg Reception: Saturday- July 27, 2019 4 - 7 pm Artist's Studio 806 Payne Road

Open Daily: July 28th - August 4th 1 - 5 pm by appointment through Labor Day

401-466-2004/ 401-787-3843 / www.benwohlberg.com


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Paddle the Pond See the island from a different view

Corrie leads a group of women for a sunset and full moon paddle in July. Photos by K. Curtis

By Corrie Heinz Block Island is special, seriously. If you’ve been here — you already know this. If not, you will soon discover the magic our little island holds. Kayaking is a great way to see the island from an alternate perspective. Paddle in the calm, protected shallows of the ‘inner waterways of the Great Salt Pond (GSP) or take off north beyond the marinas and moored boats to the conservation/recreation area

Corrie dropping kayaks in pond to get the group out on the water. to discover areas where you can get out of the kayak and explore the shore or take a dip. Over 46 percent of the island is preserved, and this includes large areas surrounding the GSP, only accessible by water.

Watch the sun set over the ocean, and then turn back to watch the moon rise over the pond.

Located in New Harbor on the grounds of the Block Island Maritime Institute (BIMI) on the water, Pond and Beyond offers rentals, tours, and basic instruction via kayak. Tours can be customized to meet your needs. Examples include half

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day excursions for education, exercise, exploration; sunrise kayak for bird watching and serenity; full moon/high tide kayak to enter the flooded salt marsh area and experience the peaceful pond at night. The always popular sunset kayak can be scheduled any day of the week. You choose. This is a great way to end the day with your family. Come kayak with us on the largely undeveloped 900-acre Great Salt Pond. Whether you are a neophyte, expert, or somewhere in between, there is water waiting for you to enjoy. Corrie Heinz, the owner/operator at Pond and Beyond Kayak, is a native of Block Island with a passion for the outdoors and the natural world. She considers herself a generalized naturalist who is enthusiastic to share her knowledge and love of thriving marine ecosystem of the Great Salt Pond. Since owning Pond and Beyond Kayak, Corrie’s passion has evolved to creating fun and informative kayak tours for all ages and abilities. Her mission is to promote the island’s unique and special environment through sharing her knowledge and excitement via the on water experience.

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A Block Island experience By Cassius Shuman Sailing through the Coast Guard channel, cruising past its green and red markers, we chased the sunset, as wind filled the mainsail with seven knots of surging summer breeze. That’s what it was like sailing on a beautiful summer’s day with the affable Henry duPont, one of Block Island’s navigational whizzes. He is one part tactical genius, and one part boyish adventurer, teaching nuances of the sport, while interjecting witty seafaring tales, as he deftly wields the tiller. The famous Mark Twain quote comes to mind when sailing with duPont: “Throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” There is something liberating about the journey to capture wind, steering through turbulent tides, whilst navigating the undulating high seas. Not for the faint of heart, sailing requires sea legs, and a love and passion for the ocean, even when it is most unfriendly. duPont knows that, and maintains a certain amount of respect for the sport he loves. He spends most of his time during the summer on his boat: teaching and racing. As director of Block Island Community Sailing, he teaches the sport to the island’s youth, his way of giving back. But when the starting gun is fired, he plots a course for tactical supremacy. There are no leisurely cruises around the Great Salt Pond for Henry duPont. It’s an adventure, even if it means weaving through boats to gain the wind for a trip across the pond for a visit with a friend to

deliver a package. It was almost a fail the day we scheduled our adventure, as the wind wasn’t cooperating, gusting below five knots. “We need six to eight knots of wind to make the boat go faster than the current,” said DuPont, while also noting his preference for not having to employ an engine during a sailing excursion. Sailing is reliant upon the wind. So much so that sailors often become weather aficionados, like surfers do with waves, having to watch the forecast closely in order to enjoy their sport. “Unfortunately, the forecast is for very light winds this afternoon, which makes sailing problematic,” said duPont at the time. “I will watch the wind and let you know, but the forecast for today is not too promising.” Several hours later, the forecast changed, and duPont informed me that there would be enough wind to go for a sail. In scramble mode, I tossed on the requisite yachting attire: shorts, tee shirt, sneakers, and a hat. I also slapped on some sunscreen, and hurried down to the launch dock at the New Harbor Boat Basin. It was time to experience some exploring, dreaming and discovering. After a quick shuttle aboard Todd Crouch’s dinghy to duPont’s 26-foot Tripp, aptly called Rush, located between the Boat Basin and Payne’s Dock, the crew hoisted the mainsail, undid the mainsheet, and prepared to cast off. Crouch, and a woman named Briggs Whiteford, served as crew on the trip. It turned out to be the perfect time for a sail, with temperatures in the high 70s, clear skies, and a setting sun.

Henry duPont navigating his boat “Rush” on the Great Salt Pond on Monday, July 8. Photos by Cassius Shuman

As we jockeyed for position on the pond, duPont talked about his new boat and recounted his tale of traveling to Austin, Texas, to purchase the vessel from a man at the Austin Yacht Club. “I bought a one-way ticket to buy this boat,” he said. “I’ve wanted this boat for a long time. I’ve had it about a year now. It’s the biggest boat you can trailer to a regatta.” “They made 40 of these boats,” he said. “It’s one of the first sport boats. This one was built in 1995. This boat will go 10 to 12 knots.” Internet search reviews of the Tripp 26 call it “a hotrod,” a vessel built for speed that is portable, with its specially designed lifting keel, so that it can easily be removed from the water for transport on a trailer. The Tripp 26 was designed by William Tripp III and first built by Carroll Marine in 1990. After that the discussion was all about sailing, and instruction. “When

you go faster, the wind direction shifts and changes,” said DuPont, periodically updating us on our speed. “We’re going five-and-a-half knots, with six knots of breeze.” A short time later, he said, “The wind’s seven knots, and we’re almost going six knots.” “We’re going to jibe,” he said, alerting us that the vessel would be turning its stern through the wind, changing wind direction on its sails. “Jibe-ho!” And just like that, duPont handed me the tiller, and I became captain of the ship, sailing, steering the vessel on a designated course. We were cruising at about six knots on the pond, and heeling here and there, meaning that the boat was tipping to one side with sudden gusts of wind. “When we race, we fly a big spinnaker. We sailed around the island in just over two hours,” he said, noting that the Continued on next page

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distance was about 19 miles, traveling at seven to eight knots. A spinnaker is a sail that is flown in front of the boat to capture more wind. As we head toward the channel, we catch a sudden breeze that fills the sails and propels us even faster. “Heading to the channel there is always more wind coming off of Cormorant Cove,” said duPont. Whiteford then took over the tiller, and we plotted a course for open-ocean with the sun sinking in the sky, its rays reflect-

ing off the water, like brilliant flashes of gold that partially obscured our view. “Here comes the wind,” said Whiteford, keeping her eye on the horizon. And we sailed, gliding through the water, with the wind wrapped around us, as if on a cloud in the air. Postscript: duPont wanted it to be known that the Block Island Community Sailing program teaches sailing to youths throughout the summer season. The program is free to all participants, as duPont raised funds to support it through donations. For more information, go to: www. sailbi.org.

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Inside: Elegant Block Island farmhouse, large eat-in kitchen, step down living room, private master suite with a whirlpool tub. Classic Block Island Farmhouse style home designed and built by popular Block Island builder Norris Pike at the highest point in South West Point. Built on original Winfield Dodge family farmland, Norris designed and built this home with love for his family. Elegant farmhouse design with beautiful details. Historically accurate barn/boathouse style with large open living space, wet bar style kitchen, 2 bedrooms, half bath and outside shower. Plenty of room for guests. Expansive, panoramic views of sunsets over Montauk and sparkling lights of mainland. 

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  Setting: Perched off Snake Hole Road this home captures sweeping views of the Atlantic, with Montauk and the Block Island Wind Farm. Located on the southern bluff of the island close to Vail Beach and Black Rock and abuts acres of the impressive first conservation effort, Rodman’s Hollow. Inside: Stylish four bedroom main home, with one bedroom guest cottage adjacent. Enjoy spectacular water views at this move in ready home. Outside: On 3.39 acres, the home offers privacy and some of the most stunning, sweeping ocean views available.

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On The Dock Fishing is a favorite island sport. The island hosts many fishing tournaments each summer like the Bluefish Derby Tournament, the B.I.V.F.D. Fishing Tournament, and the Tri-State Canyon Shootout. Both Old Harbor and New Harbor are home to charter boats that are ready to give you a taste of the thrill of hauling in a big fish — anything from a striped bass, a tuna, a bonito, mahi-mahi, bluefish or a shark! Surfcasting is always fun, with plenty of rocky shore or beach to cast from. For those who prefer freshwater fishing, there are ample angling opportunities. Popular fish in the local ponds include: large mouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch and more. Stop by one of the island’s two bait and tackle shops for gear, bait and suggestions on what’s being caught—and where. Twin Maples is on Beach Ave. and Block Island Fishworks is on Ocean Ave. in Linesider Charter’s MV Rooster. New Harbor.

Fishing Report: August

A 50-pound striper caught on a rod rigged with a 7.5 Hurley soft plastic. Photo courtesy of Hula Charters

Photo courtesy of Linesider

By Captain Matt King Fun and fishing in August on and off the waters of Block Island is here. The summer season continues moving forward as autumn is creeping into sight. Cooler July water temps than the last couple summers will work in our favor keeping bait and better numbers of targeted species close in the waters surrounding Block Island. Cooler water temps and tricky tides opposite around the new - and fullmoons has challenged fishermen to out fish on the boat with any consistency. Short runs of three or four consecutive days of a good bite has really been the best case scenario. This bodes well for anglers targeting larger striped bass. Look for the first couple weeks of this month to be more of the same as the last one of July. Try fishing a whole tide and at some point the bite should turn on. The rightplace-right-time factor will still apply but put your time in and you should

find success. Striped bass and bluefish will continue to patrol shoreline points and coves — best at dawn and dusk and through the dark hours of the night. Shoreline fishermen will have great opportunities to catch both bass and blues using needle fish, poppers and live eels. On the boat, the deeper water reefs and boulder fields most likely will remain solid for connecting the larger sized bass. Trolling deep or getting down to the ground with eel jigs or weighted soft plastics will be a good choice in these areas. Look for the night bite action to be better than last year around the new and full moon this month as many of the larger Chesapeake Bay migrants arrive after the closure of the commercial striped bass season, leaving more of the bigger fish to survive and thrive, Lucky us if August sees the fluke (summer flounder) get better this month. Last August, out by the wind See August fishing, Page D10

Hula Charters is located in Old Harbor. Photo by K. Curtis

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2019 Rhode Island Marine Recreational FISHING REGULATIONS SPECIES BAG LIMIT / MINIMUM SIZE

American Eel

River Herring 

Black Sea Bass

Scup

25 eels/person/day - 9 inch minimum  50 eels/day per vessel for licensed party/charter vessels (no closed season)

15 inch minimum  June 24 to Aug 31 - 3 fish/day  Sept 1 to Dec 31 - 7 fish/day

Bluefish

15 fish/day - No minimum size  (no closed season)

Cod

10 fish/day - 22 inch minimum  (no closed season)

Haddock

No bag limit / 18 inch minimum  (no closed season)

Menhaden 

(Bunker, Pogies)  *see special section below  less than or equal to 4” - unlimited   4” and greater - 200 fish/person per day

Monkfish

less than/equal to 14”  17 inch minimum (whole fish)  11 inch minimum (tail only)  Bag: 50 lbs tails/day or 166 lbs whole/day

Pollock

No bag limit / 19 inch minimum  (no closed season)

(Alewives, blueback herring) CLOSED   Possession prohibited

Shore and Private Boat  30 fish/day - 9 inch minimum  May 1 to Dec 31 Special Shore Area Provisions  Minimum size of 8 inches for anglers  fishing from shore only at  Fort Wetherill, Jamestown  Fort Adams, Newport  India Point Park, Providence  Stone Bridge, Tiverton  East and West Walls, Pt Judith/Narragansett  Conimicut Park, Warwick  Rocky Point, Warwick Party and Charter Boat  10 inch minimum  May 1 - Aug 31: 30 fish/person/day  Sept 1 - Oct 31: 50 fish/person/day  Nov 1 - Dec 31: 30 fish/person/day

Striped Bass

(2 may be 17”, rest must be 19” or larger)  When fishing from shore at the following:  Fort Wetherill, Jamestown  Fort Adams, Newport  India Point Park, Providence  Stone Bridge, Tiverton  East and West Walls, Pt Judith/Narragansett  Conimicut Park, Warwick  Rocky Point, Warwick

Tautog

16 inch minimum  SPLIT SEASON  April 15 to May 31: 3 fish/day  June 1 - July 31: closed  August 1 to October 14: 3 fish/day  October 15 to December 31: 5 fish/day In addition there is a 10 fish boat maximum per day

Weakfish (Squeteague) 1 fish/day - 16 inch minimum  No closed season Winter Flounder  2 fish - 12 inch minimum  March 1 to Dec 31

1 fish/day - 28 inch minimum  (no closed season)  In addition, any striped bass, 34 inches and larger, must have the right pectoral fin removed upon harvest.

Summer Flounder (Fluke)

6 fish/day - 19 inch minimum  May 1 to Dec 31 Special Shore Area Provisions  Minimum size of 17 inches (2 fish only).  Total possession 6 fish 

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August Fishing Continued from Page D8 farm, boat anglers did very well — fingers crossed they’ll repeat themselves by filling in and give the bottom fishermen some opportunity to put some larger slabs in the box. With a slow start to the black seabass this year some of us were scratching our heads trying to figure out where they were at and if they were going to come back. The last 10 days of July proved that black seabass still love Block Island and that the larger fish are around in good numbers again. Expect seabass to get better right into the fall. Take note that possession limits increase from three fish to seven on September 1. Action in the channel will continue over in New Harbor. Daytime tides will

bring fluke, bluefish, scup, sea bass and a couple of the less sought after catches meaning dogfish and skate. A threeway rig seasoned with squid or Berkely Gulp baits will work for all listed above. Anglers still looking for stripers should get there well before sunrise, sunset and all the hours in between the two. Soft plastics like Sluggo or Hurleys are always a great choice, or work a swim bait as slow as you can stand to. Last, but certainly not to be meant least, look for a new arrival this month. False albacore should start to pop around the island and into New Harbor sometime in August. Unlike their cousin the bonito albies or little tunny tend to make their presence slightly more apparently blitzing bait fish on the surface or even launching clear out of the water much lie a yellow or bluefin tuna. Bonito sometimes hang lose in our waters effectively managing to stay of site and show

no sight of their occupation. Fishermen option for both the beginner and expert trolling swimbaits or umbrella rigs are alike. A charter will provide all gear, most of times the first to discover their bait, tackle and you will not need to buy arrival. Not sure the difference between a saltwater license to fish. Most important a false albacore and a “bone”? An easy a knowledgeable Block Island captain can way to tell the two apart is that bonito put you on fish and maximize your time have teeth, albies do not. both are edible spent on the water and teach you a thing but most agree bonito are considered the or two doing so. — Aloha, Captain Matt better tasting of the pair. Plenty of fishing and fun to be had on the boat or from the beach. The time is now and pages on the calendar tend to move by faster as we move toward autumn. Make sure to stop by one of the local tackle shops to ask what’s hot and where it’s happening. The Block Island charter boat fleet should still have available time slots — Chartering a boat is a great option for both the beginchartering a boat is a great ner and expert. Photo by Hula Charters

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New Listing

New Price

37 Beach Ave MLS 1212827 $1,385,000 Waterfront Harbor Pond

741 Corn Neck Road MLS 1218347 $925,000 North Light Views

525 Connecticut Ave MLS 1100442 $875,000 Near Town & Beaches

380 High St MLS 1208879 $895,000 Classic Cottage | 3 Acres

VACANT LAND LISTINGS New Listing

2 Acres | Off West Side Road | MLS ID 1229530 | $345,000 Peaceful setting | Approved 4 bedroom septic design | mowed lot. 0.86 Acres | Mohegan Trail lot | Ocean Views | $550,000 Includes survey & approved DEM permit for 4 BR OWTS.

1278 Cormorant Cove MLS 1197000 $1,745,000 Waterfront Cottage & Dock

822 Beacon Hill Rd MLS ID 1228879 $975,000 Historic Charm on 3 Bucolic Acres

Sale Pending

Sale Pending

1649 off Lakeside Drive MLS 1172176 $995,000 Ocean & Pond Views

1043 Pilot Hill Road MLS 1157750 $1,100,000 Panoramic Views | 5+ Acres

Ballard Hall Real Estate Corner of Ocean Ave. & Corn Neck Road (Between the Bagel Shop and the Bank)

New Listing

1 Acre | Payne Road | MLS ID 1220653 | $310,000 New Listing Sounds of the Atlantic Ocean | Serene Setting | Large Pond on Property. 3.4 Acres | Champlin Rd. | MLS ID 1048391 | $678,250 Ocean Views | Cleared Lot | Permitting Underway | Pond on Property.

New Listing

Sold

Principal Broker: Gail Ballard Hall Associate Brokers: Blake Phelan, Judith Cyronak Licensees: Michele Phelan, David Graham, Chelsea Phelan Redd, Laurel Littlefield, Diane Kildea, Elizabeth Carlson (RI & CT) and Norman Ward Office Assistant: Heidi Tallmadge

Phone: 401-466-8883 Email: info@blockislandproperty.com Fax: 401-466-3119

www.blockislandproperty.com *Based on information from State-Wide MLS for total sales volume during the period 1/1/2012 - 12/31/2016.

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August 2019 Block Island Summer Times  

The August 2019 edition of the Block Island Summer Times, full of all the news and event information visitors to Block Island need to know.

August 2019 Block Island Summer Times  

The August 2019 edition of the Block Island Summer Times, full of all the news and event information visitors to Block Island need to know.