Posts Categorized: Neighbors in the Shoals

An Island Kingdom

It all began on a beautiful June day in 2006 when Emmy Award-winning producer Andrea Melville visited Star Island with her family. That day, she rediscovered the magic of the Shoals and had the idea of producing a television documentary. She learned there had never been a television program featuring the complete history of the… Read more >

Star Island in the News

Karen Dandurant writes about Star Island in Sunday’s Portsmouth Herald in an article entitled 112-year-old Star Island makes 21st century upgrades “People have been visiting Star Island since 1897, 112 years. At that time, the rates at the island retreat were $10 a week and covered the room and three meals a day for a… Read more >

You’re Invited: Banks Gallery “Island Light” Exhibit and Reception

We are pleased to announce that the second exhibition “Island Light, Paintings of the Isles of Shoals” will be running at the Banks Gallery from November 7th, 2008, through January 4th, 2009. All friends of Star Island are invited to a preview reception at the gallery on Thursday, November 6th from 8 to 10 p.m…. Read more >

New Tunnel to Facilitate Shoals Traffic

Note: this article was published on April 1, 2008—while we’re making lots of capital improvements to Star Island this year, this is not one of them. It’s just for laughs! Terrific news on an exciting project! “The new tunnel is projected to be completed by late 2012 and is estimated to cost upwards of seven… Read more >

An Island Kingdom: A New Documentary on the Isles of Shoals

The New Hampshire Humanities Council has awarded a grant to Barking Spider Productions for An Island Kingdom, a one-hour television documentary that will trace the history of the Isles of Shoals from 1614 to the present day. Producer Andrea Melville has produced two Emmy-award winning documentaries for public television. She will use historic photographs, film,… Read more >