Posts Categorized: On the Island

The 2009 Summer Season Open-Up

The first group of staff moved to Star Island on March 30 to begin two and half months of work to prepare the facilities for the summer season, which officially begins June 13. Each week more staff will join the first crew and they will be joined by volunteers on work weekends beginning May 1… Read more >

Ghost Hunters on Star Island

The television production crew for the Sci-Fi Channel’s series Ghost Hunters came to Star Island in November to film an episode about its spectral visitors. The producers, directors and on-camera investigators from The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) spent a week in Portsmouth preparing for their night in on Star Island. Their work began with historical… Read more >

Star Island Thanks Community for Support with Office Move

Star Island CEO Vicky Hardy expressed her gratitude for volunteer and community support in the following letter to the editor in the Portsmouth Herald: Star Island Corp. grateful for help with new home Feb. 3 — To the Editor: On Monday, Feb. 2, the Star Island Corporation opened its offices in the Morton-Benedict House at… Read more >

Star Island Corporation Moves its Offices to the Morton-Benedict House

The SIC will move its offices two blocks from its current location to the Morton-Benedict House, 30 Middle Street. This historic building, part of the former Portsmouth Library, now the Discovery Center, is being made ready by a volunteer paint crew of twenty-five Star stalwarts led by Dave and Patti Boynton. “New” office furniture was… Read more >

Star Island Benefit at Dos Amigos and The Red Door

We are holding a benefit for Star Island all day on Tuesday, December 2nd at Dos Amigos Burritos (owned by former Pelican, Joel Harris) and The Red Door. All day, 15% of anything you buy at Dos Amigos will be donated to Star. Also, for every special “Star Island” drink you order at The Red… 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 >

Development Director Job Search

The Star Island Corporation, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization with offices based in Portsmouth, NH seeks qualified candidates for the 3/4-time position of Development Director. The Development Director designs, implements and manages all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, and serves as the senior advisor on development for the Chief Executive Officer,… Read more >

Star Island Corporation welcomes new executive: Seasoned educator, college administrator to lead

The following is a news release from Star Island Corporation ISLES OF SHOALS, RYE, NH—An experienced educator and former Stanford University senior administrator is the first Chief Executive Officer of the Star Island Corporation (SIC). Victoria Hardy, of Lowell, Mass., is the new head of the non-profit religious and educational organization operating summer conferences at… Read more >

Traditional Barn Dance Benefit: New York City, Friday, May 19th, 2008

Join New England’s best known barn dance bands and callers Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman for an evening of dance at All Souls Unitarian to benefit Star Island Corporation! No experience is necessary. Tickets are just $25 per person ($50 for a family)—refreshments will be served and childcare is available (though optional—kids are welcome to dance)…. Read more >

Star Island’s 2008 Conferences: On Solid Ground

Note: This letter from Brad Greeley was on the front page of the website from January 23rd, 2008, until February 28th, 2008. It is now being archived here in the News area. Dear Friends of Star Island, I’m writing to update you on the exciting progress made at Star Island over the past eight months… Read more >