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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 >

Star’s Future

By Joe Watts, Star Island CEO In this issue of our newsletter we are focusing on transitions. This seems fitting, as we are in the midst of a few. Vicky has retired and moved to Seattle to be with her family, and I have moved into the role of Chief Executive Officer. It is an… Read more >

A Message from the Development Office

One of the best benefits of working for Star Island is summer residency on the island and the opportunity to sample each of the programs and related activities.  International Affairs exposed me to experts on the spread of a democratic revolution across the Middle East and the way in which technology did or did not… Read more >

A Tale of Two Harbors

A Pelican Perspective with no Inside Jokes …seriously [Editor’s Note: This is part of the “Life Cycle of a Shoaler” series. This essay focuses on the transition as seasonal staff members, Pelicans.] By Allegra Hyde, Pelican ’08, ‘010-12 It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of… Read more >

Going from Authorized Areas to Rocking Chairs

By Hillary Adams Case, Pel Reunion [Editor’s Note: This is part of the “Life Cycle of a Shoaler” series. This essay focuses on the transition from Pelican to Conference attendee.] I come from a multi-generational family of Pelicans.  It was only natural that I too became a Pelican when I was old enough.  My family… Read more >

Finding a Speaker, Finding a Voice

By Kris LoFrumento, Membership Committee Chair [Editor’s Note: This is part of the “Life Cycle of a Shoaler” series. This essay focuses on the transition as conference attendee and leader.] I was asked in the summer of 2005, when I was a conferee at what was then called United Church of Christ 1, if I… Read more >

The Other Side of Star’s Summer

By Tom and Tricia Coleman, All Star 1 and Historic Star The longer you are connected to Star, the more you come to realize that the island experience is so different for so many of us.  For most, our window on Star Island is framed by the conference we attend, and indeed, it is routinely… Read more >

Summer Notes

Star Island continued to establish itself as New England’s most unique island in 2012. And these are some of the people, groups and events the M/V Thomas Laighton and Uncle Oscar dropped off at Star this summer: • Anita Shreve, author of The Weight of Water, spoke at the Star Island Literary Festival. She talked… Read more >

Star Island Newsletter: Fall 2011

Star Island Newsletter Fall 2011 Volume XXXVII, Issue 3 Inside this Issue: Hurricane Irene Letter from the CEO Remembering 9/11: A poet on Star Island Star Island is online Passages Five generations of Shoalers Memorial Courtyard Shining the Star Starry Night 2011 Volunteer spotlight