Monthly Archives: September 2013

On the Island

Gosport Regatta Results

The Fourth Annual Gosport Regatta set sail on Saturday, September 28 with 36 boats racing within four divisions. Star Island played host to spectators, racers and overnight guests with live entertainment provided by the Funky Divas during the race day. After watching the boat race from the Thomas Laighton, spectators made their way to Star… Read more >


Bedded Bliss

With 274 guest mattresses on island, Star works tirelessly to make sure visitors get to rest comfortably when tired. Conference Center Director Justina Maji explains the maintenance process: Our crew goes around the island physically and visually inspecting each mattress. Mattresses are rated from 1 (absolutely needs replacement) to 5 (excellent and beautiful). Working within… Read more >


Bringing a Sustainable Light

Created in 2009 by the Star Island Board of Directors, the Bringer of Light Award recognizes those Shoalers who have made a significatly long and noticeable impact on the greater Star Island community. At the 2013 Annual Meeting, Bruce Parsons and Dick Case were presented with the award to celebrate their hard work and volunteer… Read more >


‘CHAIR’itable Giving

by Rev. David Scheuneman, Residential Life Advisor & Island Chaplain As a conferee since my childhood in the 1970’s, with twenty stints as minister-of-the-week and eight seasons as a conference chair, I thought I mostly knew how Star Island runs. Working here for the past two summers, however, I have been amazed at how much… Read more >


On Island: A Lot to be Happy About

Greetings, fellow Shoalers! As I write my first report to you as President of the Board, I feel such a sense of gratitude. I am writing from the island, where the Life on A Star conferences have had two glorious weeks. LOAS has broken its attendance records, and is full of joy, music and fellowship,… Read more >


The Happiness Quotient

by Angela Matthews, Development Director This is my fifth summer on Star. I know – a mere infant in Star life – but nonetheless an interesting vantage point from which to experience this precious 40 acres. Every week is a self-contained whole that gives us a quite complete variety of personae – intellectual, fun-loving, music-in-every-moment,… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Seeking Pictures for 2014 Publications

Star Island offers so many beautiful scenes that we’d like to share on our website and in our upcoming 2014 publications, including our annual Program Catalog and our seasonal newsletters. If you have great pictures of Star Island to share with us, please do! What type of pictures are we looking for?   People having… Read more >

Conference Updates

Star Island Weather Update: Today’s Ocean Conditions Allow for Boat Travel

Yesterday we shared news that this afternoon’s 4:25 PM Thomas Laighton run to Star Island might be cancelled due to ocean conditions; however, after reviewing the situation this morning, leaders from both the Isles of Shoals Steamship Co. (operators of the M/V Thomas Laighton) and Star Island have determined that this afternoon’s ocean conditions will… Read more >

On the Island

Star Island Weather Update: Wednesday’s Ocean Conditions

Star Island and the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company (operators of the M/V Thomas Laighton) are currently tracking ocean conditions for Wednesday, September 11 that may impede travel to Star Island. We are currently still on schedule for the arrival of the Women’s 4-Day Retreat tomorrow, but will know more at approximately 6:30 AM tomorrow… Read more >

On the Island

Gosport Regatta Welcomes Funky Divas and Brown & White Band

The fourth annual Gosport Regatta sets sail on Saturday, September 28. Organized by Star Island and the Piscataqua Sailing Association with race day sponsor Eastern Bank, this premier seacoast event allows spectators to experience the excitement of open ocean racing. “We are thrilled that this event continues and grows stronger each year,” said Joe Watts,… Read more >