Monthly Archives: January 2014

Star Island Corporation

2014 Program Catalog

Star Island’s 2014 Program Catalog is currently at the printing press and will be reaching your mailbox around the middle of February. But, if you’re reading this, you can get a sneak peak at our annual publication by viewing it online. Click here to view program catalog Just like our last newsletter, the 2014 Program… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Summer 2014 Sustainability Internships

Your favorite color doesn’t have to be green, but that would be rather awesome. Star Island is looking for people to fill two new internships starting in 2014. Both internships will work under the auspices of the Green Gosport Initiative and interact with guests and staff to further develop our understanding of island systems, and… Read more >

Shoaler Voices

The Call to Return Massages the Spirit

By Kate Leigh, Massage Therapist First a little about my her-story with Star Island. I used to come out here as a child. My family went to the Unitarian church. Star Island happens to have a strong affiliation with this church group as well as some others. The island is part of a group of… Read more >

Shoaler Voices

Back Again and Again for the Community

by Aaron Hamburger, Life on a Star I first came to Star Island in 1969. I have returned for 45 years primarily because after the second year, my wife and three daughters demanded it. I come again and again for the people, emotional and intellectual stimulation and the beautiful surroundings. Perhaps my peak experience at… Read more >

Star Island Corporation

Strategic Map to Guide Star Through 2016

by Sharon Kennedy, President In 2014, Star Island embarks on a new three year strategic plan with community, economic, environment, and stewardship goals at its core. Our plan is the result of many individuals within our Shoaler community working together. It also demonstrates our connections with the principles of the United Church of Christ and… Read more >


Veteran’s Raffle Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce two Star Island Veteran’s Raffle winners, Brian Morrow (USN) of Addison, IL, and Melissa Bailey (USAFR) of San Antonio, TX. These veterans and their families will receive a free week on Star Island this summer, in honor of their service. We were thrilled that over 80 veterans entered our raffle,… Read more >

Shoaler Voices

Writer comes to Star Island looking for cool

by Dale Slongwhite, Writelines Twelve years ago on a broiling August afternoon when nothing seemed to cool us off, I said to my husband, “I think I remember seeing a sign in Portsmouth about a ferry tour. I think if we got out into the ocean, we’d cool off.” So off we went. I stood… Read more >

Shoaler Voices

Frequent Traveler Returns Every Year

by Betty Olivolo, Natural History Week Why do I keep coming back to Star Island year after year? Why is it my favorite place on Earth? Great question, and I first have to say that I love to travel—I’ve been to all the continents except Antarctica! And if you had asked me a dozen or… Read more >