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Close To Home, A World Away
Our Island
"Do you like living out here?" This is a question I get
asked almost daily in the summer. The answer is always, and
unequivocally, yes. The things I don't like I can count on
one hand.; no movie theater in the winter, weather delaying
boats and planes, high electric rates, and I really miss being
able to go to Target on a whim. But that's it. The things I
love about living on Block Island are far too numerous to
mention. Nature tops my list; the beaches are beautiful, the
cliffs are dramatic and the ocean is spectacular in every
season. What you can't see as easily is the sense of commu-
nity. With only about 1000 year-round residents we pretty
much all know one another. What makes the island special
to me might be different for another resident. In fact, there
are many differing opinions about all sorts of things out
here. These are a passionate people. What we all agree on,
however, is our love for this island. We all want what's best
for our home. I love talking about Block Island and I love
showing people Block Island, like a mom showing off her
child's accomplishments. If you visit,for an hour or a week,
I'm confident you'll understand why we love where we live.
Come on out and let us show you our home.
Jessica K. Willi
Executive Director, Block Island Tourism Council
Lunch Bunch volunteers
Block Island School 7th grade sailing trip
Hometown Champions
Prepping for hay at Sprague Farm
Halloween costume parade
The entire Block Island School, K-12
Easter Egg hunt
BI Volunteer Firefighters