Posts Categorized: The Pels

Community mourns the loss of Dave Pierson

The Star Island community recently lost a dear friend, former staff member, and long-time Shoaler: Dave Pierson. His many years as winter caretaker, with his wife Edith, and time spent as island engineer, among other roles, kept the island running for decades. The island celebrated Dave’s life by ringing the chapel bell 2 p.m. Tuesday… Read more >

Star Island employees rescue boaters from sinking vessel

From Coast Guard Petty Officer Thomas Barossi said the Coast Guard received a call at 10:40 a.m. reporting a 35-foot cabin cruiser was sinking off Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals. “It was taking on water. It was completely submerged at one point,” he said. Kyle Belmont, assistant conference center manager for… Read more >

End of Season work application period opens

Star Island is now accepting applications for End of Season positions. Multiple positions are available starting mid-August with end dates as late as September 17. Candidate review and selection begins July 23. Apply today!/a>

Former Pelican nabs James Beard award

During the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, former Star Island employee Christina Tosi, of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City, walked away with the incredibly impressive Rising Star Chef of the Year award. The Beard awards are the highest honor for North American food and beverage professionals. Huge congratulations to you, Christina!

Star’s Greening

As part of global work day on 10/10/10 to bring attention to climate change, Star’s close up crew as part of the P.O.S.S. E. (pelicans on star supporting the environment) planted garden.’s Global Work Party was a worldwide event supporting environmental initiatives. Pictured here are Dave Goldman, Drew Clark, Peter Duran, Jason Knight, and… Read more >