Scenes from Starry Night

On Saturday, November 21 we welcomed over 100 people to the Discover Portsmouth Center for a great fundraiser featuring a talk by Dudley W. Dudley about her part in saving the Isles of Shoals from becoming a superport for oil tankers in the 1970s. The night also included a silent auction, live music from the band Seasmoke, and delicious food from Take Away Cafe.

The entire event brought in over $10,000 from ticket sales, sponsorships and the silent auction. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event, donated an item to the silent auction, or supported us through a sponsorship or volunteering. And a huge thank you to Dudley W. Dudley for her presentation. We learned so much and found great inspiration in this story. The night was a terrific reminder of how strong our community is, even on the mainland. Read more…


Fill Up at the BRGR Bar on Saturday


This Saturday, before or after coming to Starry Night, head over to the BRGR Bar in Portsmouth, NH for a delicious meal. This awesome burger joint is featuring The Star Island Burger on November 21st.

The Star Island Burger includes a Maine Family Farms beef patty with spinach, tomatoes, house made old bay aioli, and lobster mac + cheese. You started to salivate, didn’t you? Well, easy fix. Go to the BRGR Bar on Saturday and eat this thing!

And might we suggest ordering a side of ricotta stuffed sweet potato tots? Basically, in case you haven’t figured out, the BRGR Bar means business with its food and we think you should try it out. If not for us, for your stomach. We probably forgot to mention that they have milkshakes that will make your day. How? Some of them are spiked. They also have great homemade sodas like citrus + thyme, or blood orange. We are so hungry right now. Is it Saturday yet?

Starry Night

Even if you fill up at the BRGR Bar earlier in the day, don’t let your food coma make you miss Starry Night. Click here to learn more about the fun evening event.

Directions to the BRGR Bar from the Discover Portsmouth Center


Some Thoughts Before You Get Your Philanthropy On

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Our seventh annual Starry Night fundraiser is set for this Saturday — November, 21. But you already knew that and purchased your ticket? Awesome.

Starry Night goes from 5-7 pm featuring a talk by Dudley W. Dudley and a silent auction. You’ll also be treated to refreshments from Take Away Cafe, music from Seasmoke, and an open bar supplied by Sam Adams. Pretty exciting, right? Read more…


Third Annual Raffle Open for US Military Veterans

Veterans Raffle Picture

On Wednesday, November 11, Star Island welcomes United States military veterans to enter its third annual raffle for a free Star Island stay during the 2016 summer.

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As a thank you to the veteran community, Star Island is giving seven free nights to one veteran and his or her immediate family to spend some quality time together in its active multigenerational setting. Veterans are encouraged to go to to learn more and to register for the free raffle.

“Our gratitude for the veteran community cannot be matched by any gift, but we hope that this experience will make a difference for one veteran and their family,” said Star Island CEO Joe Watts. Read more…


The Island Energy Conference Visits Star Island

This weekend we hosted the Island Institute’s annual Island Enery Conference for a field trip out to Star Island. The group toured Star to look at our innovative sustainable energy initiatives including our solar array and water filtration systems. Thank you to the Island Institute for including this trip – we hope everyone enjoyed it and took something away from the visit to bring back to their island communities.

Here are some scenes from this weekend’s trip:

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Folks from the Island Institute’s Island Energy Conference meet at our dock in Portsmouth before heading to Star Island for the afternoon. Read more…