July 28, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Look for a high near 80 degrees today, with a 50% chance of showers and possible thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Welcome back to Basin Harbor, friends! We are excited to see Carey Concannon all the way from Mercer Island, WA, as well as Jon & Jill Dymczyk and Emily from Kensington, CT. From Wheatfield, NY we welcome Karl & Carol Maggiore along with Kayla and Zoey. It’s good to see Kevin & Kathy Cragin again this year, returning from Newtown, CT with Daniel. Robert III and Mary Jane Miller are back from New Ringgold, PA with Cara and Kirsten, while Mark & Connie Figgie and the gang return from Riverside, CT. From Winchester, MA we welcome Mr. & Mrs. Eric Sleeper. Great to see you again! Basin Harbor is delighted to welcome Rob & Marianne Donohue and Connor from Farhills, NJ, as well as Donald Beier of Mahwah, NJ. What a joy to see Ms. Kim Melick and Carter again this year, enjoying another visit from Paxton, MA. From Underhill, VT we welcome Christopher & Heather Baron, and from Milford, CT we have Jeff & Holly Penkacik joining us with Hannah and Sophie. Robert Morie of Scarsdale, NY is here for the week, as well as Marjorie Eldridge of Syracuse, NY. We welcome Nancy Dickgiesser and Terry Ward from Woodbridge, CT as they return to the shores of Champlain, and Ryan & Michele Kelly of Boonton, NJ with the kids in tow. Last but certainly not least, Basin Harbor is excited to see our good friends Ralph Arnsdorf, Carol McAfee, Julia and Kate from Baltimore, MD. We’re glad you all could be here at the Harbor! BHC also has a special Happy Birthday to bestow upon Lillian Boardman, who will be celebrating another year of wisdom with her family here in Vermont!
BHC is pleased to have the Curtis Family on hand this week, as well as the Harris Family from Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia. We welcome the Seel Family from Texas and Virginia, and the Bassis from Harvard, MA. The Houghtons join us from California, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, while the Small Family is gathering at the harbor from Colorado, New York, and Maine. The Jackson Family is here from California and New York. Great to have you all with us!
Yesterday morning in the harbor, the Daly sisters of Milton, MA caught a whopping 11 fish! Way to go, anglers!
Thursday night’s Bingo game brought out quite a crowd, and we had all kinds of winners and re-winners! Regular Bingo was stolen away by Ben Daly from Milton, MA, followed by a tie for X Marks the Spot between Peter Bahr of Cold Spring Harbor, NY and Jerry Wolfgang from Greensburg, PA. Our Picture Frame winner was none other than the lovely Angie Kinsinger from Houston, TX. High Stakes Bingo resulted in another tie between Sarah Montroll of Burlington, VT and Jen Daly from Milton, MA, who also nabbed the pot for Losers Bingo directly after. Mary McGoldrick of Cohasset, MA stole away with the prize for Postage Stamp, as well as sharing the heap of cash from Four Corners with Emily Bahr of Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Emily, in turn went on to cash in as our Blackout grand prize winner of the evening, heading off with an extra $190 bucks and the biggest smile of all. Nicely done, Bingo-ites!
Prepare your tastebuds! Imagine an intimate dinner with lobster potage, baby artichokes, homemade tagliatelle, New York sirloin, and more. Imagine each dish paired perfectly with a red or white wine. Imagine yourself sitting at the Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner this Monday night, where your gastronomic imagination becomes reality! BHC’s own Director of Finance (and Palate Enthusiast Extraordinaire) Joss Vandal will host the dinner. Space is limited for this special event, so be sure to sign up in advance with the concierge.
If that’s not enough culinary news, let us go on! Join guest Chef Tony this week for a cooking class (or all three!) as he shares tried-and-true Italian recipes on our lovely open-air North Dock kitchen. Not to be missed! Be sure to sign up in advance. Also be on the lookout for an exciting new addition down at the Waterfront while you wet your whistle: Oysters! Check with the Burgee Bar to find out when fresh oysters are available, along with a wine pairing!
Quote of the Day
“Sometimes you’re the windshield; sometimes you’re the bug.”