The Daily Breeze, August 24
Posted on August 23, 2013
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
What a day we have in store! The mercury is scheduled to reach 79 degrees this afternoon, with a healthy dose of sunshine and blue skies. Get out there and enjoy that lake!
How nice to see our returning guests on this lovely Saturday. From Woodcliff Lake, NJ we welcome Donald & Audrey Levi along with Jennifer, while Andrew & Jennifer Schinder from Old Greenwich, CT join us for the week with Jesse. Debra & John Gatsos are here with Samuel and Theodore from New York City, and George Hebard and his extended family join us from Bryn Mawr, PA. Nancy Hebard is celebrating her 70th Birthday today, and we wish her a most wonderful and festive time with her family! Birthday Bells are also ringing for Gary & Marie Haydu and the fam from Madison, NJ, who are here to celebrate Marie’s special day. Happy Birthday! Basin Harbor welcomes Laurie Holt and her family from Mendham, NJ—how nice to see you again! Our dear friends Kim & Chad Egelhoff are paying us a visit from New Albany, OH for another round of merriment, here to ring in Kim’s near-birthday! We are delighted to see Timothy & Sheila Finnerty this season, returning to us from Hingham, MA along with George, Hugh, and Caroline. Matthew & Lori Smith are visiting from just up the road in Shelburne, VT, and Stephen & Cathy Aschettino bring Austin, Aurora, and Ava from East Norwich, NY. BHC welcomes Karl & Robyn Huck from the faraway land of Woodstock, VT. Last but not least, we have another Happy Birthday to wish for our guest Chuck Warren, who is 12 years old today. Have a wonderful celebration! And for all our guests new and returning, we hope you all enjoy a marvelous stay at Basin Harbor Club during this last week of social season!
We welcome the Walsh Family to Basin Harbor this week! B. Timothy & Mary Beth Walsh are here from Purchase, NY, while New York, NY brings Michael & Carrie Walsh and the gang. Kevin & Kathleen McBreen join the family from Harrison, NY. We hope you all have a wonderful time together!
Congratulations to Jessica Anderson and Michael Sipe, our Bride and Groom who are tying the knot today at Basin Harbor! We wish you many happy and fun-filled years ahead.
What a Bingo game we had on Thursday night! Susan Boyd from Hingham, MA and Nikita Moffly of Weston, CT kicked off the evening with a tie for the first game, while Kate Johnston of Shore Hills, NJ swooped in with a back-to-back win for Picture Frame and Postage Stamp and took home TWO piles of cash. High Stakes resulted in another tie game, this time between John Plotsky of Rockville, MD and Estelle Potdevin from Los Angeles, CA. Misha Moffly from Weston, CT nabbed the win for X Marks the Spot, and Oliver Klotz also of Weston, CT came in for the Stand Up Sit Down win. Our final Blackout jackpot of the night went to our tied champions, Sophia Craven from New York City and Duncan Klotz of Weston, CT. Congratulations to our Bingo winners! We’ll see you all next year in the Town Hall!
Who is pollinating Basin Harbor’s beautiful gardens? If you are curious about the fascinating world of honeybees, let Peter Morris tell you all about them. He will be giving a special tour of his personal apiary tomorrow afternoon. Sign up with the concierge, as space is limited, and please refrain from wearing any fragrances, especially banana! Peter will tell you why.
Today, hop on board the EScape for our Narrated Escape cruise at 1pm, and learn all about the history of Lake Champlain and what lies beneath! Sign up with the concierge.
Delight in the bounty of Vermont during the peak of farmy goodness! August is about the time when food explodes from the earth in every direction, and Basin Harbor will be capturing the best of the local harvest with our Farm to Table Buffet tonight in the Main Dining Room! Enjoy a spread of local meats, cheeses, salads, and even desserts featuring products from our favorite little nearby farms, crafted up with love by BHC’s talented culinary staff. Make your reservation ahead for this tasty feast. Bon Appetit!
Your Saturday late-night live music at the Red Mill is provided by The DuPont Brothers, who bring their sweet harmonies and original songs from the vibrant music scene of Burlington right to your favorite Basin Harbor hangout! Stick around and enjoy their tunes with your evening libations.
Quote of the Day:
“To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.”
~ Anthony Bourdain