in 1982. Who could not fall in love with
this island? My husband Norman and
I were married on the island in 1984
at the Champ Starr property, with a
reception to follow at The Manisses.
Norman and (the late) Joan Abrams
planned the whole reception; I did not
have to do one thing!
Manager/Owner of the Beachead
Restaurant. I enjoy being in the front of
the house greeting people and making
sure things run smoothly. Norman has
been along for the ride as well, all these
years, but he is behind the scenes.
relatively new, the people behind it
have been mainstays in the industry,
on Block Island and New England, for
decades. Norman, together with Terry
Smith and Patty Crowley make up the
"Back of the House" managers, and
while you may not see them in person
too often, they are always there, in the
kitchen, sending out creative, delicious
and fresh dishes. Most of my staff
has been with me for years, and are
local island year-round residents. From
waiters to dishwashers, cooks, hosts
and bussers....some go back more
than 30 years with Norman and me.
community are amazing. I am thankful
to be a part of it.