Posts Categorized: Shoaler Voices

A Life Journey on Star Island: Diane Parsons’ Tale

One of our favorite things about Star Island is that folks come out to Star in many different capacities, have personally unique experiences and stay for possibly entirely different reasons than when they first arrived. Each summer is filled to the brim with memories, conversations and connections that last a lifetime, and we are so grateful… Read more >

Childe Hassam Exhibit Closes Soon

By Lois Williams There’s only a month left to see the “Childe Hassam at the Isles of Shoals” exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts – it closes November 6.  Many Shoalers have seen it, and there are even a couple of instances of Shoalers meeting other Shoalers at the exhibit. Not to… Read more >

A Break-Up with Technology: The Star Island Phenomenon

Written by Liz MacLean A Much Needed Technology Break-Up (For the Day, Anyway) Once the boat had docked and the masses of people unloaded, I walked up the front lawn and checked my phone. No service. For many of my friends, this would lead to heart palpitations and a minor anxiety attack. Going without a… Read more >


STARlandia A hymn for Star Island Music from Finlandia by Jean Sibelius New lyric by Steven Ratiner This is our time, the chapel bell is ringing. Our way is lit by lantern and the moon. This is our time, this night, this island-hour. The path is old – our passing makes it new. This is… Read more >