Daily Breeze, June 26
Posted on June 24, 2013
June 26, 2013
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Another scorcher is on the radar today, with a high of 90 degrees and a fair dose of humidity. Between partly sunny skies, the Harbor is 50% likely to see some precipitation in the form of thundershowers.
Hello to our lovely returning guests today, and a warm welcome to our new guests! We are delighted to have the Stimpson Family with us for a few days as they gather together for their annual family reunion. Members of the family are visiting from Naples, FL, Exeter, NH, Princeton, MA, Kennebunk, ME, and Weston, MA. How nice to have you all with us! We hope your vacation together here at the harbor is fantastic as always.
Basin Harbor wishes a very happy 25th Wedding Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Frankenbach, celebrating here from Lakeville, CT with friends and family. Also celebrating over the weekend was Mr. & Mrs. Berglund of Edwards, CO, and we wish them a Happy Anniversary, with many more fun-filled years ahead!
What a fun night we had at Sunday’s Bingo Extravaganza! Abby Wilson from Winchester, MA kicked off the night with her Regular Bingo win, followed by New York’s Bob Farell taking home the prize for Picture Frame. Postage Stamp was dominated by Will Glowacky of Boston, MA, while the pot for High Stakes Bingo went to Allison Zdunczyk from Ballston Spa, NY. Winners must run in the family, evidenced by the X Marks the Spot victor, none other than Scott Zdunczyk also of Ballston Spa. The Four Corners win of the evening went to Rose Mulhall from Middle Village, NY, while Ben Wilson of Winchester, MA scooped of the prize for Stand Up Sit Down. Our grand prize of $75 went to Sunday’s lovely Blackout champion Olivia Mooney, who will be returning to Cambridge, NY with a nice little chunk of extra spending money! Congratulations to all our winners.
It’s turtle nesting season! Have you seen the prehistoric-looking snapping turtles laying their eggs around property? Resort-wide sightings have been numerous this year, pinpointing female turtles digging their nests on the Sunshine Lawn, near the road on the edge of the grass next to The Run, on the golf course, and even in Pennie Beach’s driveway! Turtles love sandy and gravelly areas to lay their eggs, and seem to pay no mind to being “out of harm’s way”. Female turtles will lay approximately 20-40 ping pong ball-sized eggs at once, cover them, and then return to the water, leaving the hatchlings to fend for themselves. Look for turtle nesting signs and please be cautious around these sensitive areas. The hatchlings that survive these precarious nesting areas will emerge sometime between August and October, so keep an eye out for baby turtles if you return this way in the Fall!
Turtles aren’t the only reptiles making appearances around Basin Harbor. There have been some recent sightings of the slithering variety at nearby Button Bay State Park. Guests have reported a large 2-3 foot brownish-colored snake coiled up along the pathway near Button Point, fitting the description of what we believe to be a Northern water snake. These water snakes can vary in color from tan with blotches when young to almost black as older adults, but most importantly are harmless to humans! If you are intrigued, join Abbey for a Natural History Stroll out to Button Bay tomorrow morning for a look, and learn a few things about Basin Harbor’s nature.
It’s time for Harbor Fair! Make your reservations for a delicious dinner buffet, then stay for games, face painting, jumpy castle merriment, and all manner of fun! In the event of inclement weather, the Harbor Fair (and the fun) will move inside.
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.
Quote of the Day:
“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”