Posts Categorized: On the Island

Starry Night 2019: a “How To” guide

Purchase your Starry Night tickets today So you’ve heard that Star Island is holding an event called Starry Night on Saturday, November 23 at the Discover Portsmouth Center, but maybe you’re wondering, what exactly is Starry Night? Certainly you can look up at the sky during the evening and see your own starry night; why… Read more >

7th Annual Veterans Raffle

Enter the Raffle! We are inviting US military veterans to enter the 7th annual raffle for a chance to win a free Star Island getaway during the summer of 2020. The winning veteran is invited to bring along his or her family for the week-long stay. The raffle winner, along with members of his or… Read more >

Our 2019 Starry Night Theme Speaker – Eric Masterson

Register For Starry Night Here We are pleased to announce Eric Masterson as our theme speaker, talking about “the one bird you won’t see on Star Island”. Of more than 400 species of birds recorded in New Hampshire, 258 have been sighted from Star Island. That a 46-acre island boasts such a record is testament… Read more >

2019 Council of Conferences Meeting

Come to the Council of Conferences! Would you like to be more engaged with the wider Star Island community and to share and learn about best practices with other conferences? If so, please attend the Council of Conferences meeting! October 19, 2019 South Church Unitarian Universalist, Portsmouth, NH 292 State St. Portsmouth NH 03801 10… Read more >

Becoming a Shoaler

Becoming a Shoaler by Nelson Linscott The winter months after my first visit to Star Island were cold and dreary. Baxter was not feeling himself again, but who does feel well trudging through slush and snow dreaming of warmer months ahead? As storms raced through, I thought of Alex de Steiguer, the longtime Star Island… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 7

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 7 by Nelson Linscott It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside I’m not one of those who can easily hide I don’t have much money but boy if I did I’d buy a big house where we both could live If I was a sculptor, but then again,… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 6

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 6 by Nelson Linscott There are in our existence spots of time, That with distinct pre-eminence retain A renovating virtue, whence, depressed By false opinion and contentious thought, Or aught of heavier or more deadly weight, In trivial occupations, and the round Of ordinary intercourse, our minds Are nourished… Read more >

A Shoaler in the Making: Part 5

A Shoaler in the Making, Part 5 by Nelson Linscott Star Island Bodhicitta I went voluntarily sentby luck of the drawThough my World residesinside a temporary shellthat will crumble into dustThe island called to mea place I only dreamed ofI felt the spirit longbefore I set foot upon the rockthe beauty of the land cold Atlantic… Read more >

IRAS Summer Conference on Star Island: June 22‐29, 2019 The CRISPR Apple on the Tree of Knowledge: Bioengineering, Gene Editing, and the Human Future

  The following press release provides details about the upcoming summer IRAS conference on Star Island. We think this year’s theme is particularly enticing, especially to those interested in learning more about the advancement of human gene editing technology and its impact on our lives and the world. We invite you to join us at… Read more >

Island Historian

Star Island is pleased to announce that Isles of Shoals historian Ann Beattie will be in-residence on the island this summer and available to provide historic talks and tours. Ann is an educator with a fascination for the Isles of Shoals and its rich history. She combs through historical records, salt cod recipes, and journals… Read more >