Posts Categorized: Shoaler Voices

Star Map: The Pier

by Sunsue Fleming, Lifespan Religious Education Flying kites is one of my favorite things to do on Star. I have found the best place to fly a kite is the wind tunnel next to Oceanic by the cemetery. One day I was flying my kite when the string broke and the kite ended up in… Read more >

Star Map: Summer House

by Emily Cann, Pelican Reunion The Summer House has always been my muse. Since a conferee, I was drawing it, painting it, cutting it out of paper. The cacophony of the sunset would fade into the mainland and the Summer House stood respondent to our needs. Silhouetted, still, atop the little world we lived in… Read more >

Star Always Felt Like Another World

by Martha Burnham, Laity Family Weekend I first set foot on Star Island in 1958 when our family decided to take a day trip out of Portsmouth to see where my brother would be attending a church conference later that summer. We went aboard the Kiboko, and I remember the passenger pigeons that were let… Read more >

Days, Weeks, Months: Searching for the Essence of Star Island

by Sarah Gordon, Star Arts Chair At 22, with no island heritage to speak of, I became a Shoaler. I grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, but had never known of the Isles of Shoals. It was after my cousin and father took a day trip to the Isles of Shoals that I first heard of… Read more >

Hooked by a Sense of Total Freedom

by Kristin Laverty, International Affairs Family Conference I’ll start from the beginning. My father attended some of the first family conferences in the 50’s with his parents, and that is how my family began our connection to Star Island. (Not to brag, but my grandmother is quoted in Fred McGill’s “Something Like A Star” …I… Read more >