Thursday, July 11th
Posted on July 10, 2013
July 11 Week 27 Daily Schedule
Sunrise 5:15am Sunset 8:40pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Looking good! High of 79, partly cloudy. Humidity only at 67%. And chance of rain only 20%…
(yes, we are knocking on wood).
The Ballard Family is gathering here at BHC from Abington, PA;Darien, CT;Sunderland, MA and Jenkinton, PA. Welcome! And we have another family celebration coming together with Mildred Howard and her family. Mildred will be celebrating her 95th birthday. Wow! So glad they will be here with us and please join us in wishing her a very happy day.
We have quite a lineup of wellness activities today. Boot camp, yoga, core training and after lunch at the Ranger Room, don’t miss the Basin Harbor Triathlon this afternoon! Challenge yourself on this fun event that will have you swimming, biking, and running around BHC property. Grab a friend or family member for a team, or do all three legs on your own! Meet down at the waterfront at 1:45pm with a bike and helmet and the competitive spirit!
Choose from a whole menu of unbelievable massage options from our Blue Chair Day Spa massage therapists Kate and Patti. See the concierge to set up your treatments, with openings still available for today!
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 12-2 pm to order your images in advance.
We’re in New England, so how about some lobster? Make your reservations for our Shore Dinner tonight on the North Dock, where you’ll be rewarded with a bounty of deliciousness from the land and sea.
And of course BINGO tonight…who will take home the big money?
Did you know? In most Romance languages, Thursday is named after the Roman god Jupiter, who was the god of sky and thunder. In Latin, the day was known as Iovis Dies, “Jupiter’s Day”. In Latin, the genitive or possessive case of Jupiter was Iovis/Jovis and thus in most Romance languages it became the word for Thursday: Italian giovedì, Spanish jueves, French jeudi, Catalan dijous, and Romanian joi. This is also reflected in the p-Celtic Welsh dydd Iau. In most of the languages of India, the word for Thursday is Guruvar – var meaning day and guru being the style for Bṛhaspati, guru to the gods and regent of the planet Jupiter. In Thai, the word is Wan Pharuehatsabodi – referring to the Hindu deity Bṛhaspati, also associated with Jupiter.
Basin Harbor Fun Facts:
1917 the first cottages (camps) were built on the lakeshore.
1922, kerosene lamps were replaced by electricity.
1927, farming ceased with the first 9 holes built on the golf course.
1938, Homestead cow barn remodeled to create Esquire, a dormitory for young men.
1971, air conditioning installed in Main Dining Room (phew!)
Quote of the Day: A Day in such serene enjoyment spent is worth an age of splendid discontent.” – Montgomery