Posts Categorized: Star Island Corporation

Anita Shreve set to return to the Isles of Shoals for Literary Festival

Star Island welcomes celebrated author to first annual Literary Festival Celebrated author Anita Shreve said she feels that she owes the Isles of Shoals her allegiance, because 15 years after the publication of her best-selling novel “The Weight of Water,” which is set there, the islands still resonate with her. “The place itself was such… Read more >

Grand Prize winner to receive week-long writer’s residency

The New Hampshire Film Festival is pleased to announce that in addition to the existing prize package, the Grand Prize Winner of the NHFF Screenplay Competition will now receive an all-inclusive weeklong writer’s residency at the Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center.

New Hampshire Magazine names Star Island among Best of 2012

The editors of New Hampshire Magazine have honored Star Island with a prestigious Best of New Hampshire 2012 award, naming it the state’s top “Hidden Retreat” in the category of People, Culture, Arts and Music. There’s much more to do at Star Island (owned and operated since 1915 by the nonprofit Star Island Corporation) than… Read more >

Star Island featured in Boston Globe

Sunday’s Boston Globe featured a lovely article detailing Star Island on the front page of its travel section. “It’s completely different when you spend the night,” says Meredith Richardson of Kittery, Maine, who was so smitten by an earlier visit that she got married here last summer. “You have time to unwind. Day trips offer… Read more >

Hear why Shoalers give to Star in new video

Nobody knows the importance of giving to Star Island better than those who have already donated their time and money to ensure our spirit’s home is preserved for future generations. Hear from many Shoalers in this new video produced by Video Tapestry about their reasons for giving. We encourage you to reflect on what your… Read more >

British journalist visits Star Island

Jo Cooke, a travel writer and editor for two of the United Kingdom’s largest women’s magazines, visited Star Island recently. The visit was arranged by the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, who manages foreign media visits to the Seacoast region. Victoria Hardy, CEO of the corporation that manages Star Island, served as Cooke’s host for the… Read more >

Gosport Regatta 2012 partners announced

Andersen Windows is race-day sponsor Star Island Corp. announced Wednesday the business partners for its upcoming regional pursuit race. Star Island’s Chief Executive Officer Victoria Hardy said Andersen Windows will serve as the race day sponsor for the 2012 Gosport Regatta to be held Saturday, June 9, in partnership with the Piscataqua Sailing Association. “We… Read more >

Joe Watts named to succeed Vicky Hardy as Star Island CEO

Dear Shoalers, Since Vicky Hardy announced her plans to retire and join her family in Seattle, the Star Island Board has given much thought as to how to approach the search for a new CEO. During our deliberations we recognized that an internal candidate was very interested in the position. After discussion, the Board decided… Read more >