The Original Island Gem

“You need Edie Blane at Offshore Property!” Important advice given to us back in 1993. After renting on Block Island for a few years, we had stayed an extra week and out of curiosity started looking at real estate postings. Finding Edie Blane certainly sealed our fate. She quickly recognized us as potential “good island people” – such a compliment from a true islander. She vowed to find us our perfect piece of Paradise, and we soon became islanders, (using the term loosely, of course).We realized early on that Edie is one of those island gems who has lived her life here, knows every person and every inch of the island. She has devoted her life to “all things island,” which includes serving as town warden for many years. We first saw her as Grand Marshal of the July Fourth Parade in 1989, when we were astounded by that spectacular event. Being grand marshal was a big deal.In our early years, she regularly pulled up at our roadside with advice de jour. “You’ll need to cut those hedges back before they get ahead of you,” and a week later, “You’ll never finish that if you don’t get better

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