Monthly Archives: February 2012


Show your love of Star with a Facebook Timeline photo

We’re very excited about the upcoming conferences this year and hope you are too. To help you share your excitement or just general love of Star Island, we’ve drummed up a number of Facebook Timeline photos for you to use. Click here for the gallery. Remember to ‘Like’ us on Facebook as well!

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AAA magazine writer goes on a Smuttynose ghost hunt

The Isles of Shoals’ spooky and macabre history slashed out by the brutal murders of two women in 1873 continues to fascinate and chill visitors today with reported ghost sightings and mystery surrounding just what exactly happened on that night nearly 140 years ago. The March/April issue of AAA’s Northern New England Journey magazine is… Read more >

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Grant allows Star Island to look to a solar-powered future

In her “Earth Matters” column Monday, Feb. 20, Portsmouth Herald reporter Deborah McDermott talks about the solar initiatives that Star Island is currently exploring thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Barbara K. and Cyrus B. Sweet III Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Servicing an island community inherently brings much different challenges than… Read more >

On the Island

International Affairs Conference launches online newsletter

The International Affairs Conference has launched the first issue of their new online newsletter, featuring information about the speakers, theme and a chance to win $250 towards your room and board bill. Click here to read the newsletter and subscribe if you’d like to.


Annual Gosport Regatta to set sail again in June 2012

The third annual Gosport Regatta will set sail from the start line in the Piscataqua River basin on Saturday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. Race classes include cruising, racing, and J-24, as well as a team cup for yacht clubs entering three or more boats. In 2010, Portsmouth Yacht Club took home the Oceanic Cup… Read more >

On the Island

Spotlight on Star in the news

It seems that everyone has been buzzing about Star Island in the past week. In addition to all of the positive remarks we’ve heard from our Shoaler community as copies of the Blue Book began to arrive in mailboxes across the globe, a handful of local newspapers have shared our excitement over the launch of… Read more >

Conference Updates

Star Island Corp. announces its 2012 conference season

The Star Island Corp. is excited to announce the launch of its 2012 conference season with themes ranging from the Arab Spring to the secret lives of birds and turtles — among 40 events with speakers as diverse as best-selling authors to lighthouse historians. Star Island welcomes such notable speakers as Al-Arabiya Washington Bureau Chief… Read more >

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Star Island is all up in social media

If you’re reading this (yay!) then you’ve found one really great spot on the web to get Star Island news and updates. But remember, this isn’t the only spot to get your Star fix when browsing this big ol’ Internet thing. You use Facebook, Twitter and Google+ — maybe one, maybe all three. So do… Read more >


Celebrate your love of Star Island

Join the Star Island community as we embark to officially express our love for our summer home during I Love Star Island 2012. What do you love about Star Island? From sunsets to the grand march, from rowing to lime rickies, there is plenty for everyone to love about Star Island. Last year, we asked… Read more >

On the Island

And the top-selling books on Star Island in 2011 were…

The 2011 season was one of the best ever for the Star Island Book Store. And the books that Shoalers most chose were — surprise! — about Star Island. Our top three sellers for 2011 included two books recently reprinted by the Isles of Shoals Association, and a book written by shoalers Donald Cann, Gayle… Read more >