As usual when June begins, things begin to get busier by the day. Memorial Day Weekend was lots of fun and we all enjoyed the fireworks to cap things off.
The big news for this week is the arrival of the EScape, freed from her winter rest at the Shelburne Shipyard. High water precluded her launch by usual means, so we hired a very large crane to ease her 35-ton bulk gently into the water. Follow this link to see the story :
We’ve gotten some new floating docks so there is adequate room for boats before the water recedes. The Lake is going down at a good clip, and our fingers are crossed that it will continue at the same rate. Basin Harbor Road is open again after a month of having to detour through Panton, and we’re thankful for that, too.
The flower gardens were finally planted and are filling in nicely. It’s always interesting to see what new plant and color combinations are here. An osprey pair has nested on the platform near the 15th green, and the annual egg laying extravaganza that snapping turtles participate in each year occurred yesterday. How do they all decide that it’s time once more?
On July 17th, we will have a very special concert by the New York Chamber Soloists, featuring music by Beethoven, Villa Lobos, Mozart, Telemann and Bach. Tickets are $27.50 each, and the audience will be limited to 200 in order to insure a very intimate experience.
We hope you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy the season, in between the weird weather that’s been everywhere! Hope to see you here soon – Pennie