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Star Island Newsletter

Star Island Newsletter Summer 2011 Volume XXXVII, Issue 2 Inside this Issue: Living up to a long legacy Farewell to three generations of Shoalers Host a Starry Night Opportunities for clergy Trio of new videos Oceanic renovations Life on a Star II Focus on the conferences Passages

Star Island Melodies

Andy Bowen, long-time Shoaler, has brought back Star Island Melodies, a beloved songbook known to many who were on Star Island when Fred McGill was about. Andy has many fond memories of Star Island in the mid-1950s and the song book, given to him by Fred McGill, has been an important resource for Andy ever… Read more >

Passages, Fall 2010

Scott Bain passed away on July 17, 2010. He and his wife Christa attended LOAS I & II conferences on Star. (Obituary) Claudine Blanchard passed away on May 9th, 2010. She had attended the IRAS conference for several years.


Ellen Campbell got hooked on Geocaching last January, and this June she introduced Shoalers to Geocaching and Star Island to Geocachers. Geocaching is treasure hunting via GPS devices and is based on a website: Anyone can play and there is no fee to sign up for the list of hidden caches. The treasures are… Read more >

Hurricane Earl’s impact on Labor Day Weekend

Star Island reopened on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend after brief closure due to threats from Hurricane Earl. High seas were a certainty and high winds a definite hazard as Earl approached the New England coast late in the week. Staff prepared the hotel and buildings for a big blow and guests and all… Read more >

Shawn Roggenkamp and the Swope Sisters

I came to Star Island by a different route from most other Pelicans. I arrived on island on a foggy day in June of 2006 having never set foot on the island or even seen a picture. Pels who have never been Shoalers are not unheard of – there are a few every year –… Read more >

Brad Greeley

Outgoing Board President Brad Greeley was presented with a very special photograph and the seat to his very own Oceanic porch rocker by incoming President Russ Peterson at the annual meeting. The photograph is of one of the wall sconces his grandfather designed for the chapel.

We Did Come Back—to Portsmouth!

The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company (ISSCO) will once again provide transportation from their dock on Market Street in Portsmouth to Star Island for conference guests and other overnight visitors. Beginning in June we will sail to Star Island on the M/V Thomas Laighton, the boat that brought Shoalers to Star from the mid-1980s to… Read more >

Star Island Newsletter

Star Island Newsletter Winter 2010 Volume XXXVI, Issue 1 Inside this Issue: We Did Come Back Volunteering Starry Night Star Island Items Firefighter Training From the President Community From the Development Office Passages Flight Over Star New Roof

Star Island Newsletter

Star Island Newsletter Autumn 2009 Volume XXXV, Issue 3 Inside this Issue: Business Model From the President From the Director of Development The Joy of Caning From the CEO Marketing News Medical Report Conference Schedule Passages Starry Night