Fri, 07/14/2017 - 6:15am

To the Editor:

A dramatic sunset in the West over the Pond, followed by a magical full moon rising in the east over the ocean, and perfect weather, made for an ethereal movie set-like experience for a capacity crowd gathered at the Sullivan House to support and celebrate the Block Island Health Center. To complete this special event, a very talented seven-piece swing band broke into impromptu strains of “Moon River,” “Moon Glow” and “How High the Moon” for the dancing, dining and viewing attendees. Thank you to all for being there. 

It could not have happened without the generous business and in-kind sponsors and the financial contributions and hard work provided by the Medical Center Board and Fundraising Committee. Most of all, we wish to thank the entire Medical Center and Rescue Squad staff who were in attendance. You honored us with your presence and you edify us everyday with your exceptional service and care.

Pat Doyle

Fundraising Chair



ISC appreciates the support

To the Editor:

The International Student Center would like to express gratitude for the support we have received this summer from employers of the J-1 students we serve. Just a couple of years ago, we had only two businesses donating; this year we have 12. Here are those we wish to thank, arranged by recognition categories:

Prime Movers: Block Island Grocery; Leaders: Aldo’s Bakery and Restaurant; Ballard’s/Manisses;1661/Oar/Narragansett; The Moped Man; Supporters: The Ice Cream Place, Interstate Navigation; Friends: Champlin’s Resort; Old Town Inn; Rose Farm Inn; Star Department Store. 

The Beachead Restaurant provided an entire dinner for about 80!

The Center would love to have the support of even more members of the business community. The State Department told us that students have been placed at 38 businesses, but only 16 are represented among our donors. Half of the Center’s support comes from Harbor Church and the Roosa Fund. Of the remainder, $6,100 came from individual donors, and $3,900 from the employers.

We are only halfway through our season, so we welcome additional donations of food or cash. We are also happy to have volunteers come on Tuesday or Friday to help set up at 5:30 and serve meals at 6:30. The students are extremely appreciative of what the island community is doing for them, and they are a joy to be around.

Steve Hollaway

Harbor Church


The Block Island Club thanks 

To the Editor:

We so enjoyed seeing so many members of the Block Island community at the Block Island Club on the beautiful evening of Monday, June 28. Thank you for visiting the Club to see the many improvements that were made over the winter — new docks, new swimming lanes, and, of course, our new 26-foot Colgate sailboats that were generously donated by the Coast Guard training program. Our programming has expanded as well to include new adult sailing programs, new private charters with captain for up to six adults or children, and of course our camp continues to thrive with great new sailing instructors as well as many of our favorite tennis and arts and crafts instructors are back again.

Thank you for all that you do to promote the activities and programs of the Block Island Club to your customers. It’s been a great summer so far.

Warm regards,

The Block Island Club Board