Monthly Archives: February 2014

Shoaler Voices

Days, Weeks, Months: Searching for the Essence of Star Island

by Sarah Gordon, Star Arts Chair At 22, with no island heritage to speak of, I became a Shoaler. I grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, but had never known of the Isles of Shoals. It was after my cousin and father took a day trip to the Isles of Shoals that I first heard of… Read more >

Shoaler Voices

Hooked by a Sense of Total Freedom

by Kristin Laverty, International Affairs Family Conference I’ll start from the beginning. My father attended some of the first family conferences in the 50’s with his parents, and that is how my family began our connection to Star Island. (Not to brag, but my grandmother is quoted in Fred McGill’s “Something Like A Star” …I… Read more >

On the Island

Chapel Occupancy Level To Rise

This spring Star Island’s stone chapel will see two significant upgrades to its structure resulting in the occupancy level increasing to 91 people. These upgrades consist of installing a sprinkler system and new door to the structure built in 1800. The upgrades, while substantial, are designed to blend in with the historical structure. For example,… Read more >

Shoaler Voices

Lessons from Star

by Sally Hamburger, Life on a Star I have been coming to the Life on a Star conferences for 45 years now, and obviously I love every part of it. Well, maybe not the poison ivy. My favorite spot is the chapel in the early morning. Starting every day there sets my outlook for the… Read more >