Monthly Archives: July 2012

Shoalers in the News

Star Island employees rescue boaters from sinking vessel

From Coast Guard Petty Officer Thomas Barossi said the Coast Guard received a call at 10:40 a.m. reporting a 35-foot cabin cruiser was sinking off Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals. “It was taking on water. It was completely submerged at one point,” he said. Kyle Belmont, assistant conference center manager for… Read more >

On the Island

Grand Prize winner to receive week-long writer’s residency

The New Hampshire Film Festival is pleased to announce that in addition to the existing prize package, the Grand Prize Winner of the NHFF Screenplay Competition will now receive an all-inclusive weeklong writer’s residency at the Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center.


Historic New England excursion set for Aug. 8

The Isles of Shoals have long captured the imaginations of New Englanders. From 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on August 8, spend the day with Historic New England discovering the fascinating history of these islands. Start with a boat ride through Portsmouth Harbor before journeying eight miles out to Star Island for a historic walking… Read more >


Foster’s Daily Democrat highlights our green initiatives

In today’s edition of Foster’s Daily Democrat, writer Jim Cavan highlights some of the green initiatives happening on Star Island, including our new solar panels. For a piece of sea-bound land temporarily called home just a few months out of the year, Star Island would seem an unlikely place for “green” to take permanent hold… Read more >


Star Island oil paintings by Chris Volpe to be exhibited in Portsmouth

Between 15 and 20 oil paintings by Christopher Volpe featuring the unique geography of Star Island will be exhibited during the month of August at the Discover Portsmouth Center in Portsmouth, NH. Painted largely on location, Volpe’s paintings capture the brilliance and desolation of Star Island’s stark, light-drenched coasts and weathered landmarks with minimalistic design,… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

New Hampshire Magazine names Star Island among Best of 2012

The editors of New Hampshire Magazine have honored Star Island with a prestigious Best of New Hampshire 2012 award, naming it the state’s top “Hidden Retreat” in the category of People, Culture, Arts and Music. There’s much more to do at Star Island (owned and operated since 1915 by the nonprofit Star Island Corporation) than… Read more >

The Pels

End of Season work application period opens

Star Island is now accepting applications for End of Season positions. Multiple positions are available starting mid-August with end dates as late as September 17. Candidate review and selection begins July 23. Apply today!/a>