Posts Categorized: On the Island

Coming Home to Star by Sarah Phipps Gordon

If Einstein had ever visited Star Island, the theory of general relativity may not exist.     Hear me out.    I am about to sacrilegiously over-simplify this: according to relativity, time passes more slowly closer to the center of the earth than it does at higher altitudes. Therefore, given the ridiculous rate at which time… Read more >

Day Visits to Star in 2021

You can now visit Star Island for a walking tour or for the entire day (on weekends) in summer 2021! We are excited to welcome visitors back to Star Island this season. To help keep all island visitors safe and to limit the spread of COVID-19, Star Island has implemented protocols in accordance with CDC… Read more >

Important Star Island Policy Update

Based on recent changes to CDC, State of NH, and other guidance, we are pleased to announce several updates to the COVID-19 policies for this season’s conferees and employees. Please note that every overnight guest must show either proof of full vaccination (2+ weeks after final dose) or a negative PCR test result at the… Read more >

Turning Crisis into Opportunity

As all Shoalers know, fire safety is a foremost concern on Star Island. Given our historic facilities and remote location, vigilant attention to the upkeep of our fire safety system is critical to Star Island’s continued ability to welcome overnight guests safely, as we have for over 100 years. In addition to strictly enforcing fire… Read more >

Reflections – by Carolyn A. Kerr – SG2 Chapel Service

Do you have a “rock” that you cling to? A solid rock? A spiritual rock? A talisman, a memory that acts as a guidepost and helps keep you on solid footing? My “rocks” include my human and feline families (my cats Apple Cobbler and Lucie Louise), close personal friends, my church family, Star Island and,… Read more >

Regatta Reflections

Today would have been the 11th Annual Gosport Regatta, our beloved community event in partnership with the Piscataqua Sailing Association. We are reminiscing about sailboats on the horizon, an amazing BBQ feast, kites flying high in the air by the Oceanic Hotel, and lively music on the front porch. ⭐️🎉 We would like to gratefully… Read more >

Painting Star Island from a Photo, A Step-by-Step with Chris Volpe

I chose this photo because I like the composition – it has plenty of contrast and perspective, interesting texture and shape variations, and it hints strongly at the characteristic rocky, haphazard terrain of Star and the Shoals. That’s what I love about the Shoals, that elemental disorder. The great American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne described it… Read more >

Choose to Bless the World by Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker

This piece is an excerpt from It Is Time Now: Offerings from the Beloved Community Project, an educational resource produced in 2019 as part of Star Island’s Beloved Community Project. The Star Island Beloved Community Project is a journey SIC has begun as an organization to create a more inclusive and intentional community, to help spread more… Read more >

What Makes You Come Alive? By Rev. Chris Jablonski

This piece is an excerpt from It Is Time Now: Offerings from the Beloved Community Project, an educational resource produced in 2019 as part of Star Island’s Beloved Community Project. The Star Island Beloved Community Project is a journey SIC has begun as an organization to create a more inclusive and intentional community, to help spread more… Read more >

A message from the leadership of the International Affairs Conference

The International Affairs conference is a family/multigenerational conference which chooses a theme with an international focus for its week. Themes have ranged from those on the environment such as the Oceans, or on global education or global politics and US influence. Speakers who are experts on the topic provide daily morning presentations with robust discussion… Read more >