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The Daily Breeze, August 4

Posted on August 3, 2012

Week 31
August 4, 2012

Sunrise and Sunset
5:44am 8:14pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Look for a high near 91 degrees today, with a 30% chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Guest News
Welcome back to Basin Harbor, friends! We are excited to see William Jr. & Lois Olmstead from Basking Ridge, NJ here at the Harbor, as well as Carlyle & Sue Farnsworth from Wheeling, WV. We welcome Ms. Maura Craven and her family from New York, NY for another week of summer fun! Rhea & Dana Nall of Chatham, NJ will be joining us along with the crew, Allison, Michael, Brian, and Matthew. Dr. Jack Knightly and Sharon Knightly arrive today from Chatham, NJ with the family in tow, and we’re glad to see Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Fox again, visiting from Coconut Grove, FL, as well as Mr. Robert Morie from Scarsdale, NY. Greetings to Scott & Tami Straight and the gang from Warrington, PA—glad to have you back! We welcome Thomas & Lani McHugh of nearby Warren, VT, as well as Thomas & Kristin Winter from Chatham, NJ with Andrew, Mark, and Thomas. From Sheffield, MA we are happy to see Gary & Janet Cookson along with Spencer and Oliver, and we welcome back Dr. Diodato Villamena & Karen Villamena from Scarsdale, NY. Also with us this week are F. Carl and Anita Mueller and their kids from Wilton, CT. Welcome “home”!

Wedding bells are ringing! Basin Harbor congratulates Peggy Tiffany and Brett Bittner from Baltimore, MD, who met at UVM and will be tying the knot on the shores of Lake Champlain today amongst family and friends. We wish you many happy years to come!

Looking back, Thursday was quite a day for swimming across the lake! In addition to the swimmers mentioned in yesterday’s Breeze, Mr. John Crenshaw took the plunge for the long haul with Simpson Tanner spotting in a kayak. The round trip swim and return paddle was completed in 1 hour and 10 minutes. What amazing guests we have here at Basin Harbor!

Group News
BHC welcomes our Family Reunion groups this week! We are pleased to have the Miller Family from New York, Maryland, New Jersey, California, and Maine, while the O’Keefe Family joins us from various parts of New Jersey. The Simon Family is here for some summer delight from New York and Virginia and the Tierney Reunion draws family members from New Hampshire and New York. We welcome the Diver Family to the Harbor from California and Massachusetts and the Gilmore Family, who also hail from those two lovely states. Last but not least, the Faust Family joins us for the week from Massachusetts and New York. What a treat to have you all with us at Basin Harbor!

Way to go, Bingo players! Congratulations to our winners from Thursday night’s game. Regular Bingo resulted in a three-way tie between Jon Dymczyk, Greg Morse, and Maddie Huber, while X Marks the Spot tied up winners Karl Maggiore and Marshall Bushman. The Four Corners game went to Emma Bushman, while the pile for Borders was split between Craig Thaier, Laird Jackson, and two-time winner Jon Dymczyk. The lucky Julia Arnsdorf had the prize for High Stakes Bingo all to herself, while Greg Morse reprised his role as “winner” for Losers Bingo. Sharing the pot of $132 bones for our grand prize Blackout game was Rick Bushman and John Fiorita. Nicely done, folks! And for the not-so-lucky players, better luck next year!

Resort News
Prepare your tastebuds! Basin Harbor has a myriad of culinary opportunities for your week ahead. Join BHC’s own Director of Finance (and Palate Enthusiast Extraordinaire) Joss Vandal at the Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner this Monday night, as he takes you through a seven course meal, including wine pairings that will focus on Spanish Varietals this week. Also, pop in on guest Chef Tony for a cooking class (or all three!) this week as he shares tried-and-true Italian recipes on our lovely open-air North Dock kitchen. Not to be missed! Space is limited for all events, so sign up in advance with the concierge!

After a whole week of summer delights at Basin Harbor, chances are you have a lot of great photos! How about sharing some of your favorites? Send your best BHC pictures to and we’ll put them on our Facebook page!

Don’t forget to stop by the Red Mill tonight, as DJ Charlie kicks off your week of fun with his rockin’ dance tunes.

Quote of the Day
“A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap.” ~Mitch Hedberg