Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:00pm

Blood drive

To the Editor:

Our next blood drive is Thursday, March 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Please make every effort to donate. Our January drive was postponed because boats were cancelled due to weather.

Because all donors were to receive a pound of Dunkin’ Doughnuts coffee in January, that offer will occur at this blood drive instead.

Please remember, there is an enormous need for blood at this time. 

Here are some tips:

No upper age cutoff.

Anyone aged 16 to 17 can give with a parent’s permission. Forms are available at the Block Island School.

Donors 17 years and older can give without permission.

Bring your driver’s license.

In terms of eligibility, if you have questions of any kind, you can get them answered by the Blood Center in Providence at (401) 453-8307.

Appointments: If you would like to make an appointment (no waiting) visit www.ribc.org.

Please make every effort to give. Many donors are away for the winter. Many people who have recovered from heart attacks or cancer can give again.

The process takes about an hour. 

Thank you,

Peter Greenman, Coordinator

Rhode Island Blood Center


A learning experience

To the Editor:

Thank you to all who supported the Valentine’s fundraiser and purchased sweets for the St. Croix work study program sponsored by The Nature Conservancy’s Further Afield Program. During their time in St. Croix, our local 10th Grade students, accompanied by biology teacher Sue Gibbons, will learn about coral reef restoration, agricultural irrigation systems, and rebuilding from the recent hurricane. 

This natural classroom learning is invaluable for students to learn, to understand, and care for the environment in a hands-on manner while under the guidance of teachers and mentors. 

Thank you to the 1661 Inn and Block Island Realty for supplying a home base for our fundraisers, and to student volunteers Michaela Brown Padien, Charlotte Hall, Allison Pineda, Moira O'Neill, Celeste Connell, and Jacque Boudreau for organizing orders and doing some of the baking. Our champion volunteer bakers and parents for creating such lovely delicious treats were Allison Brown Padien, Wendy Crawford, Kate Butcher, Clair Stover, Keisha Brown, Shannon Morgan, Molly O'Neill, and Lisa Nolan.

Save the date for our next fundraiser, Bingo and Ice Cream, on Sunday March 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harbor Church. Who doesn't need a little fun at the end of March? We are looking forward to a super fun, family afternoon while raising money for a good cause. We hope you will all attend! 

If you are interested in donating a bingo prize or just to contribute to Further Afield in general, to support our kids attending the trip, prizes and donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 721, Block Island, R.I. 02807 or dropped off at Block Island Realty or The Nature Conservancy office on High Street.

We look forward to seeing you in March for Bingo!

Thank you,

Jill Seppa 
10th Grade Parent


Love those Giants

To the Editor:

Regarding the “Where In the World is The Block Island Times” column that ran in the Feb. 3 edition that included three shots of three different families holding up their Block Island Times at three different Giants games: Thanks so much! Loved the article!

Joann Lamneck

Alumni & Community Relations Manager

New York Giants