Monthly Archives: August 2013


Bakin’ Bits

Star Island’s bakery provides hand crafted bread and desserts for island guests every day of the week. While our non-profit mission says nothing about making sure we are filled with cupcakes and cookies, we are so glad to have a bakery staff continuously creating such delectable treats throughout the years. Here are some scenes from… Read more >


Celebrating “I Have a Dream” on Star Island

At 3 pm on Wednesday, August 28, guests and staff gathered on the front porch of Star Island’s Oceanic Hotel to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech originally delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ceremony started with the ringing of… Read more >


Staff Celebrate Garden Harvest

If you’ve been following us on twitter or instagram, you know that the Pelicans — our summer staff — have been working really hard on gardening this year. Rachel Worthington, our Sustainability Pelican, reports that we have harvested 300 pounds of produce so far this summer. She is hoping this year’s total yield will be… Read more >

Conference Updates

September Midweek Programs Offer Relaxation

As September’s cool, brisk air navigates the transition between summer and autumn, Star Island plays host to mid-week gatherings with an unstructured design. Geared towards a grown-up crowd with a penchant for relaxing, or simply needing a break from the bustle of mainland life, Midweek 1 and Midweek 2 provide just that. Rocking chairs on… Read more >

Conference Updates

Historic Star to Meet Queen Victoria

Meet Queen Victoria on Star Island during the Historic Star Conference, taking place from August 24 to August 31 at the Isles of Shoals. As part of the living history programs offered, historian Sally Mummey will portray her royal highness in full regalia, drawing on the monarch’s letters and diaries for conversation. As participants explore… Read more >