Shopping Stroll 2019

With six days to go before the big event, shopkeepers all over downtown Block Island were busy in their shops on Saturday, Nov. 23. Arranging merchandise, hanging lights, decorating window boxes, they’re all getting ready for the big event — the annual Holiday Shopping Stroll, Block Island style. So, as we do each year, The Block Island Times took a pre-stroll stroll to see what’s new and give our readers a preview of some of the delights waiting visitors and locals alike.
Bags in the window at Solstice say it all: “Eat. Shop. Drink. Local. Block Island.”
Giving directions in Rhode Island usually starts something like this: go straight until the Dunkin’ Donuts, and then …On Block Island, they usually start with “go to the Statue of Rebecca.” So, we’ll start there.
Clustered around the lady in the middle of it all are several stores. Nestled behind a grand porch is Strings & Things and Island Dog. Owner Rae Lyn Dutra Burns packs a variety of clothing, jewelry, housewares, gag gifts, and more in this fairly small space. Besides the casual there are clothes for special occasions including reversible and

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