The Nature Conservancy and the Ocean View Foundation are pleased to announce that Josie Merck, President and founder of the Ocean View Foundation, has made a transformational gift that will fund a permanent naturalist position on Block Island. The endowed position will be called the OVF Naturalist Perch and will deliver nature education opportunities to visitors, residents, and students, and provide important leadership on climate change and sea level rise issues on the island…Continue
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With one season ending, we are already planning for the 2016 summer season on Block Island. If you are a college student studying biology, marine biology, conservation/environmental studies or a related field, The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Marine GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) Intern.
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and…Continue
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Block Island Organics grew out of our spa, Koru Eco Spa, and a desire to provide safe, effective, and pleasing suncare products. As an eco-friendly spa located on an island surrounded by beaches we know firsthand the effects of the sun on skin and how hard it is to find a…Continue
Added by Stephen on February 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
I'm happy to announce another resource for jobseekers hoping to work in Southern Rhode Island!
If you you are looking for jobs in Narragansett, Wakefield or Westerly Rhode Island, check out South County Jobs. All the latest jobs in Southern Rhode Island are posted on the site. Now all jobs posted on BlockIslandJobs.com will be posted on…Continue
Added by Stephen on November 4, 2011 at 5:22pm — No Comments
According to the Block Island Times article by Judy Tierney, The Block Island Medical Center no longer has a help wanted sign!
Liz Dyer, who was here working for a week during the summer has now committed to working year-round. You can read more about Liz reading the Block Island Times article here.
Recruiting for a little island like Block Island can…Continue
Added by Stephen on October 1, 2011 at 1:10pm — No Comments
According to the Block Island Times, on the evening of July 5, 26 year old Matt Fortuna, a member of this site, was hanging out in the Ball O'Brien Park on West side road when he suddenly collapsed to the ground. Matt had stopped breathing. Island resident Timothy Buol was first on the scene and the Rescue Squad was there within minutes.
"If not for…Continue
Added by Stephen on July 23, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
....Greetings islanders.....word has it that rock god-legend Eric Clapton came ashore to use the Men's room....The fact that Clapton is God and that the amount of gold on his yacht far exceeds the amount of gold on the whole island leaves one to believe there was probably a plumbing problem. Why would Clapton leave a floating fortress of free flowing champagne and luxurious accomidations that could not be equaled by the substandard service from overworked migrant workers in musty smelling…Continue
Added by Robert Taylor on July 21, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments
Block Island Beverages, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Block Island Brands, Inc., announced the introduction of its first two flavors of Bibbs All Natural Sparkling Sodas—Sparkling Blackberry and Sparkling Blackberry/Lime. At 90 total…Continue
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Hey guys, as some of you may know I spent my first summer working on Block Island in 2010. Here is some things to expect, and some of my experiences for you all to read.
I first pulled into Old Harbor, where most ferries come into when coming to Block Island, except for the Long Island ferry. I was met by my best friend who got there earlier, and a girl he met helped us move my fridge and numerous things I brought because neither of us had our car, but she brought hers.…Continue
The frustration of idleness has hit hundreds of Block Island job seekers who are currently searching for 2011 summer jobs and internships. It's good that you all have started your job search early and you realize that it's not just about finding a job; in many cases it's also about finding housing for the summer.
Many people have been searching for a job for the past couple of months, keeping a positive outlook while faced adversity is a challenge. Our minds race with thoughts of…Continue
Added by Stephen on January 22, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Ross Campbell, 48, who lives by himself, was reported missing by his sister, according to New Shoreham Police Chief Vincent Carlone.
Carlone said that Campbell may be disoriented. He said that the police found his car in a remote area where people go hiking known as Rodman's Hollow. The police know that Campbell kept a motorized bicycle…Continue
The building, which is vacant, is next to the facilities Interstate already uses in Galilee. The building had been occupied by several…Continue
Added by Stephen on October 25, 2010 at 8:39am — No Comments
U.S. Coast Guard Station Block Island will officially conduct the annual seasonal closure for the summer boating season on Tuesday, September 7th 2010.
During the winter, Block Island closes due to reduced marine traffic and transfers its response capabilities back to the parent command at Station Point Judith, Rhode Island. Point Judith is located 12 nautical miles north of Block Island…Continue
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Looks like there's a good chance we'll be seeing some effects of Earl this weekend on Block Island. Earl is expected to pass about 100 miles east of Nantucket, potentially bringing tropical storm conditions to Block Island. And while getting more confident in its tracking of Earl, the weather service says, "There is still the possibility that Earl could track even closer to the coast, which could bring a much bigger impact…Continue
Added by Stephen on September 1, 2010 at 10:58am — No Comments
The editors of Rhode Island Monthly recently selected six Block Island businesses in their "Best of Rhode Island" issue recently.
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