The Daily Breeze, July 25

Posted on July 25, 2012

Week 29
Thursday
July 26, 2012

Sunrise and Sunset
5:34 am 8:25 pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Showers are likely throughout the day, with the high reaching a modest 74 degrees. Perhaps it’s a good day to catch up on your book!

Group News
Basin Harbor Club is delighted to have with us the Remmer Family this week, gathering here for a reunion. We hope you have a wonderful time together!

Resort News
Did you know that Basin Harbor’s original gardens were planted in 1896? Or that the Surprise Garden located on the East side of the main lodge and named after beloved BHC gardener Herbert Surprise contains two rose bushes that are over 50 years old? If you’re curious about the history and beauty of our colorful grounds, jump aboard the Garden Tour with Claire L’Esperance, our lovely Basin Harbor florist, for an afternoon stroll.

Who doesn’t love Italian food? If you’d like to learn the secrets straight from the source, don’t miss tomorrow’s Cooking Class with Chef Tony, who is originally from Capri, Italy. Our talented guest chef spent years working in Switzerland and in Montreal before setting up shop in Vermont with an 1820 farmhouse he turned into the award-winning Villa Tragara Ristorante in Waterbury Center, now known as Michael’s On The Hill. Chef Tony will tantalize your tastebuds with his traditional recipes as you learn how to cook Italian-style in our open-air North Dock kitchen. Tomorrow Tony will be offering his class on Marinated Eggplant. Yum! Sign up in advance with the concierge!

Have you seen any large, serpentine creatures in the Lake Champlain lately? Or is it just an illusion? Come on down to the new-and-improved Nature Center below the Homestead and read about our famous lake monster, Champ, then draw a picture of what YOU think people are really seeing. While you’re there, grab a trail map, a birding guide, or a recipe for cattail pollen pancakes (yes, cattails are edible!) from our special display, Beyond The Maple Syrup: Useful Nature of Vermont’s Past and Present. Say hello to Abbey and join her for an afternoon workshop where you’ll make your own mounted-and-framed swallowtail butterfly. Sign up with the concierge!

Need a bite in between rounds of golf, or between swims at the pool? Head to The Fairway Café, our open-air canteen on the porch of the golf shop serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks daily from 8:30am to 5pm. Look for panini-style sandwiches, and beverages ranging from soda and iced tea to beer and bloody marys. The Fairway is open to everyone and is not included in BHC meal plans. The Golf Channel is always on at the Café, so you can stay in the loop!

A slideshow of the candid images captured this week will be running this afternoon in the Ranger Room. Don’t forget to pick up a card at the concierge desk with information and the password on how to view and purchase your images online. Or stop by the Club Room tomorrow from 12–2pm to order your images in advance.

Quote of the Day
“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet,
you’d best teach it to dance.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

Week 29

Thursday

July 26, 2012

 

Sunrise and Sunset

5:34 am     8:25 pm

 

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)

Showers are likely throughout the day, with the high reaching a modest 74 degrees. Perhaps it’s a good day to catch up on your book!

 

Group News

Basin Harbor Club is delighted to have with us the Remmer Family this week, gathering here for a reunion. We hope you have a wonderful time together!

 

Resort News

Did you know that Basin Harbor’s original gardens were planted in 1896? Or that the Surprise Garden located on the East side of the main lodge and named after beloved BHC gardener Herbert Surprise contains two rose bushes that are over 50 years old? If you’re curious about the history and beauty of our colorful grounds, jump aboard the Garden Tour with Claire L’Esperance, our lovely Basin Harbor florist, for an afternoon stroll.

 

Who doesn’t love Italian food? If you’d like to learn the secrets straight from the source, don’t miss tomorrow’s Cooking Class with Chef Tony, who is originally from Capri, Italy. Our talented guest chef spent years working in Switzerland and in Montreal before setting up shop in Vermont with an 1820 farmhouse he turned into the award-winning Villa Tragara Ristorante in Waterbury Center, now known as Michael’s On The Hill. Chef Tony will tantalize your tastebuds with his traditional recipes as you learn how to cook Italian-style in our open-air North Dock kitchen. Tomorrow Tony will be offering his class on Marinated Eggplant. Yum! Sign up in advance with the concierge!

 

Have you seen any large, serpentine creatures in the Lake Champlain lately? Or is it just an illusion? Come on down to the new-and-improved Nature Center below the Homestead and read about our famous lake monster, Champ, then draw a picture of what YOU think people are really seeing. While you’re there, grab a trail map, a birding guide, or a recipe for cattail pollen pancakes (yes, cattails are edible!) from our special display, Beyond The Maple Syrup: Useful Nature of Vermont’s Past and Present. Say hello to Abbey and join her for an afternoon workshop where you’ll make your own mounted-and-framed swallowtail butterfly. Sign up with the concierge!

 

Need a bite in between rounds of golf, or between swims at the pool? Head to The Fairway Café, our open-air canteen on the porch of the golf shop serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and drinks daily from 8:30am to 5pm. Look for panini-style sandwiches, and beverages ranging from soda and iced tea to beer and bloody marys. The Fairway is open to everyone and is not included in BHC meal plans.  The Golf Channel is always on at the Café, so you can stay in the loop!

 

A slideshow of the candid images captured this week will be running this afternoon in the Ranger Room. Don’t forget to pick up a card at the concierge desk with information and the password on how to view and purchase your images online. Or stop by the Club Room tomorrow from 12–2pm to order your images in advance.

 

Quote of the Day

“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet,

you’d best teach it to dance.” ~ George Bernard Shaw