The Daily Breeze, August 27
Posted on August 26, 2013
August 27, 2013
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Humidity is likely to roll in today, with a high of 88 and a heat index even higher. The partly cloudy and possibly rainy morning is scheduled to clear up throughout the day and give way to some afternoon sunshine.
Basin Harbor welcomes back our returning guests today! Lenore Buckley & John Roberts from New Haven, CT, bring Joanna and Owen to the harbor, while Frank & Lois Monahan join us with the family from Wyckoff, NJ. We welcome Jerry & Katherine Myers and Tenley from Williamstown, MA—it’s great to see you again! William & Susan Moore are here from North Palm Beach, FL, while Karen Salinaro joins us from Hastings on Hudson, NY. We hope you all have a most wonderful time at the Harbor!
We had some lucky winners at Bingo on Sunday! Kelly Holt from Mendham, NJ nabbed the first Bingo game, and Robert Higbee from Ridgewood, NJ took home the prize for Picture Frame. Our Postage Stamp game went to Steve Aschettino from Oyster Bay, NY, and Gillian Dumont of Vienna, VA stole away with the pot for High Stakes Bingo. The prize for X Marks the Spot went to Donna Walcott from Summit, NJ, and Sophia Craven from New York, NY swooped in for yet another Bingo victory with Stand Up, Sit Down. “Little Lady Luck” Sophia has had quite the record the last few weeks at Bingo! Our final Blackout round resulted in a tie between Sharon Smith of Sparta, NJ and Dan Tess from Howell, NJ, who split the jackpot of $100. Congratulations to our Bingo champions!
Ann-Marie will be capturing candid images at various events throughout the day and this evening at the Harbor Fair. Please feel free to say hello and let her know if you have any requests. Our Family Portrait Special will be available tonight at Harbor Fair and Thursday morning at the Wilderneath Garden. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance with the concierge. Remember that Week 34 group photos from Hospitality Hour on Sunday will be posted on Ann-Marie’s Facebook page, and will be posted on our Basin Harbor page at the end of the season. Stay tuned!
Have you been admiring the lovely dragonflies flitting about the Harbor during your week? Come to the Nature Center this afternoon to make a crafty version of your own dragonfly to take home, using found objects from nature! Sign up with the concierge in advance for Nature Dragonflies, as space is limited. While you’re at the Nature Center, take a gander at our various displays about Shipwrecks, Bugs, Edible Nature, and Geology. Pick up your trail maps and cycling maps, as well!
Speaking of Basin Harbor insects, we are offering an additional Apiary Tour today at 1:30pm. Sign up with the concierge for this second opportunity to learn about Peter Morris’ fascinating beehive! Remember to avoid wearing any fragrances for this tour.
You’re on vacation, so how about a little pampering? Massages and Spa treatments are still available today with our very own Blue Chair Day Spa. Choose from a variety of massage options that suit your every need, and prepare to relax!
For your mid-day refreshments and snacks, consider visiting the open-air Fairway Café, located on the backside of the golf shop. The café is open 10am to 3pm on weekdays and 9am to 3pm on weekends, and is the perfect stop to grab a panini, a snack, or a nice cold brew. Al fresco seating!
What can better than sipping a tasty beverage out on the open waters of Lake Champlain? Sign up with the concierge for tonight’s Cocktail Cruise, and enjoy the wind in your hair with a drink in hand, all before dinner!
Basin Harbor presents two special offerings tomorrow for the culinary enthusiasts in the crowd! These Cooking Classes with Chef Tony will take you through the steps for creating two different classic Italian dishes straight from Tony’s homeland, the Island of Capri. Before settling in Vermont, Chef Tony developed his career across the world, ending up at Vermont’s famous Michael’s on the Hill. Sign up with the Concierge for a Caponata class before lunch tomorrow, and learn how to make Cannoli afterwards. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Quote of the Day:
“When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.” ~ Vanna White