The Daily Breeze, August 3

Posted on August 2, 2013

August 3     
Week 31  

Sunrise  5:43am
Sunset   8:16pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Expect the sun to grace the Harbor today, with an afternoon high of 79 and that pesky chance for afternoon thundershowers.

Guest News
Happy Saturday! We are delighted to have Richard & Nancy Bohlen of Danville, VT with us this week, celebrating a very special 50th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations, and Happy Anniversary! We know you’ll share even more wonderful years together. Thomas & Kristin Winter from Chatham, NJ are here with Andrew, Mark, and Thomas, while James & Claire Read join us with Anna Rose from Boston, MA. From West Hartford, CT we welcome James Brawley & Jill Hartley along with Laura. Basin Harbor is delighted to see Christopher Bonovitz & Kate Dunn from Brooklyn, NY with Dylan, Quinn, and Zoe, while Tom Farnsworth and Carlyle & Sue Farnsworth are here with us again from Wheeling, WV. Mike & Elizabeth Palumbo and family of Long Valley, NJ are here for some summer fun, while Lucile Proctor and her extended family join us from Princeton, NJ. Maplewood, NJ brings us Hank & Colleen D’Alessandro and family, while Edward & Fiona Dolan join in the fun with Caroline and Connor from Bernardsville, NJ. Basin Harbor welcomes Paul & Joan Nunes of Canton, MA, along with Jonathan, Charlotte, and Michael. How nice to see Michael & Darian Gambelli and family from Bernardsville, NJ, as well as Gary & Janet Cookson with Spencer and Oliver from Sheffield, MA. Vito Galatioto & Maura Craven from New York, NY are joining us with Sophia, while Tom & Lynne Skea of Madison, NJ bring Daniel for some fun at the Harbor. We are pleased to welcome Dr. & Mrs. Jack Knightly and family from Chatham, NJ, as well as F. Carl & Anita Mueller of Wilton, CT with the crew. Welcome! It’s great to see Dana & Rhea Nall from Chatham, NJ with Allison, Michael, Brian, and Matthew. Duo & Liz Dickinson are arriving from Madison, CT with Sam, and Chris & Catherine Silvester join us with Peter, William, and Genevieve. How wonderful to see you all again! BHC welcomes Jonathan & Jennifer Fox and family from Coconut Grove, FL, as well as Bob & Amy Gilmore and the crew from Greenfield, MA.

Group News
Basin Harbor is delighted to welcome our family groups this week! From Massachussetts comes the Lamson Family, here for a reunion, while the Tierney Family gathers at BHC from New Hampshire and California. The Simons are here with us from Virginia and New York, while the Diver Family joins us from Boston and Newton, MA. The Faust Family is here from New York and Massachusetts, and the Kemmerer Family comes to us from Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Last but not least, BHC welcomes the O’Keefe Family from various parts of New Jersey. We hope you all have a wonderful time together!

Bingo News
What a night at Bingo on Thursday! Our first game went to Karen of Medina, OH, followed by a Picture Frame win for Craig of Roxbury, NJ. Linda from Mahwah, NJ swooped in for the Postage Stamp win, while Popiolek of Long Island, NY took the prize for X Marks the Spot. High Stakes Bingo went to Dan from Carmel, IN, and Molly from Marblehead, MA scored big for Stand Up, Sit Down. Our Blackout Jackpot of $168 went fair and square to our champion Siobhan O’Sullivan from Reading, MA, who was seen leaving Town Hall with a grin from ear to ear! Nicely done, Bingo players. Congratulations to our winners!

Resort News
The Breezeway Gift Shop will be open from 8:30am to 5pm every day, so be sure to stock up on souvenirs, BHC merchandise and other goodies to remember  your summer here at the Harbor. And don’t forget to stop in at the Golf Shop for your clothing needs. For a tasty afternoon treat, the Harbor Store is open for business from 10 to 5pm daily. Stop in for a creemee, twisted with style by our expert soft-serve connoisseurs, and check out the new selection of old-time toys for sale.

Did you know that there are over 300 shipwrecks in Lake Champlain? Nine of them are designated as National Historic Sites by the states of Vermont and New York, and one of them is just across the lake from the Harbor! Hop on board the EScape this morning at 11:00am for the ROV Cruise, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to check out the Champlain II wreck with the help of an ROV, video monitor, and an expert from the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Sign up with the concierge, and don’t miss out!

Get your tickets for a special production put on by the Burlington Ensemble, right here at Basin Harbor on Wednesday, August 7. “Starry Night” highlights a concerto for bass by Bottesini, music by film composer Bernard Hermann (noted composer of Psycho, North by Northwest, etc.), and Mendelssohn’s Octet. Wine, beer, and food will be available for purchase, and the show will begin at 5:30pm. Tickets are $30 a piece and can be purchased through Burlington Ensemble.

Basin Harbor Club, once the home of Food Fresh Farm, continues to promote Vermont’s dedication to locally grown food and the farms of Addison County. For dinner tonight, make your reservations for our taste bud-tingling Farm to Table Buffet, held tonight in the Main Dining Room. It’s also our “welcome” time for everyone to be a little casual and say hello to your fellow friends. Then head to the Red Mill for a nightcap, and check out our full lineup of local brews from Otter Creek, Switchback, Fiddlehead, Magic Hat, and more!

Quote of the Day:
“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” ~Steven Wright