The Daily Breeze, August 9
Posted on August 8, 2013
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
We can expect mostly cloudy skies today, with a high of 80 degrees and a 70% likelihood of some precipitation throughout the day. Thundershowers are also possible.
BHC is delighted to welcome our returning guests Mr. & Mrs. David Iselin from White Plains, NY. How lovely to have you back at the Harbor!
The Munson Family is here with us this week, and we are excited to host their reunion at Basin Harbor! We welcome members of the family from White Plains, NY, Brookline, MA, Acton, MA, and Moretown, VT. How wonderful to have you all with us!
Congratulations to all 45 participants in our second annual Basin Harbor Triathlon yesterday! We had two teams of three to cross the finish line first, with props to trio John Nunes, Danielle Skea, and Conor Dolan as well as Oliver Cookson, Spencer Cookson, and John Ovit. In our Youth Category, top finishers were Reilly Gambelli and Harrison Gambelli. Our Youngest Competitor to complete the entire triathlon was Eddie Gambelli. Athleticism seems to run in the family (literally!). First Male honors belong to John Fox, who was followed closely by Mike Diamond. And the lovely Darcy Proctor swept our First Female category. Way to go, triathletes! We hope to see you all next year!
A cloudy day only means more quality time to spend with your family! Borrow a board game from the front desk and relax in the Champlain Lounge with your friends and family, or catch up on your latest book from the porch swing as you gaze out at the lake through our old Dutchman’s Pipe vine. If you’re in the mood for discovery, jaunt over to the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum right next door and learn all about our famous body of water and the vessels it has seen.
Did you know that the BHC golf course was designed by the famous Geoffrey Cornish, who is responsible for more than 200 course designs around New England? Originally built in 1927, the course then offered 9 holes until Cornish redesigned the now Championship course at a par 71 with over 6,567 yards. You’ll find it incredibly user-friendly. As we say, “the only tough drive you will have is the drive home”! Private lessons with PGA Professional Paul Meunier are available, catering to all skill levels from beginner to pro! Call extension 899.
A Photography Ordering Session will be held in the Club Room from 12-2 pm. All candid images from this week will be on sale; 25% off! So, whether you are ordering from candids, our family portraiture specials or a private session, stop by and meet with Ann-Marie, to view samples, ask questions and place your orders.
Vermont is renowned for its dedication to small farms and locally grown food. Some of these farms are as close as a mile away from Basin Harbor! If weather permits, grab a cycling map from the Nature Center and take the pastoral 5 mile loop up Schoolhouse Rd. to Kellogg Bay and back on Basin Harbor Rd. You’ll pass two dairy farms, lovely marshland perfect for birdwatching, and Riverfront Gardens organic farm stand, where you can purchase a beautiful pint of sungold cherry tomatoes or some Vermont-grown veggies to take home with you.
Do you have a talent to profess to the world? Tonight is your chance to shine, and you can practice shining this afternoon at the Talent Show Practice, held today in the Club Room at 3pm. For those who simply wish to enjoy the talents of others, come to watch the show after dinner.
If that’s not enough talent for you, get your fix of local music at the Red Mill tonight! Have you enjoyed the stellar Ranger Room and Dining Room service of Julian, Garrett, and Alex during your week? Lo and behold, these fellas also happen to be talented musicians, together forming the band Dionysia. Get ready for a dose of blues, alt-rock, and beyond! Antics guaranteed!
Quote of the Day:
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh