August 7, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset
5:47 am 8:10 pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Popsicles, sunglasses, and creemees, oh my! Look for a high of 86 degrees to accompany a beautiful, blue sky day ahead.
We are delighted to welcome our returning guests! E. Howard and Robin Perkins are with us from Greenwich, CT this week, joined by Ivy, Gray, and Harry. From New Hope, PA we welcome Rodney & Karen Bate—great to see you again! Dr. Janice Bitetti is here from Arlington, VA with the family Damien, Katherine, Cliff, and Hugh, and Mr. & Mrs Geoff Dowd join us from Pointe Claire, Quebec. Enjoy the summer weather at the Harbor! We also welcome Mrs. Kathy Ridenour, who has already been enjoying Basin Harbor this week with her husband Mr. David Ridenour. Glad to have you both with us! Today marks a special occasion for Mia Halfman from Newton, MA, who is turning another year older. We wish Mia a very Happy Birthday, and hope her celebration at the Harbor is splendid!
It seemed that folks from Chatham, NJ had the best luck during our first Bingo game of the week, and Basin Harbor will be sending home these lucky Chatham residents with some extra spending cash! Kicking off the first game of Regular Bingo, Andrew Winter from Chatham scooped up the prize, followed by Nicholas Colicchio of Pompton Plains, NJ and his X Marks the Spot victory. Marisa McInerney of Eastchester, NY took home the pot for Four Corners, and Thomas Winter of Chatham, NJ nabbed a win for Postage Stamp. Our High Stakes champion of the evening was Anna Knightly from—you guessed it—Chatham, NJ, while another Chatham-ite Jane Knightly stole away with the Losers Bingo prize. Finishing off the Bingo event was a three-way tie for our grand Blackout prize between Bryce Herald of Andover, MA, John Cannon of Pound Ridge, NY, and of course Allison Nall from the infamous Chatham, NJ. The three lucky Blackout winners split the $324 pot, still raking in over a hundred bucks each. Nicely done! And to the not-so-lucky, not-so-Jersey folks out there, better lucky on Thursday night!
What a day down at the docks! Yesterday’s Fishing Derby turned up quite a talented group of anglers. Kelly Morello reeled in one fish, while two fish each caught the line of Alex Mueller, Mary Ann Wright, James Morello, and Caitlin Colicchio. Quinn Bonovitz and Dylan Bonovitz each caught three. Remmy Morello kicked it up a notch and reeled in six of ‘em, also gaining acclaim for Smallest Fish. Honors for Most Fish Caught belong to Eddie O’Keefe, who ended up with a whopping eight fish! Meanwhile, Mary Ann, our esteemed “littlest angler” at age 4, actually caught the Biggest Fish! Way to go, everyone!
Have you noticed the colorful 32-foot Pilot Gig named Maple bobbing around in the harbor? Maple is a seaworthy craft that replicates the 6-person pulling boats used in England in the 1800s. Today we’ve got the opportunity for you to be transported back in time as you join naturalist Matt Witten for a rowing experience not to be missed! Check out our blog http://basinharbor.com/wordpress/ and look for the post “Adventures with Maple” for more information. There are TWO opportunities to row today, so be sure to secure your rowing session with the concierge!
Ann-Marie will be capturing candid images at various events throughout the day and this evening at the Harbor Fair. Please feel free to say hello and let her know if you have any requests. Our Family Portrait Special will be available tonight at Harbor Fair and Thursday morning at the Wilderneath Garden. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance with the concierge.
Basin Harbor offers two very unique opportunity this evening to help kick your post-dinner imagination into gear. Vermont’s own Very Merry Theatre will present “Into the Woods” tonight on the Sunshine lawn. This one-of-a-kind theatre troupe builds strong, inspired youth and communities through theatre arts, and will impress you with their talent-laden production. Afterwards, head to the Club Room to watch two of Vermont’s most famous storytellers, Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder, who will share stories and music that will engage crowds of all ages. Come see the magic!
Quote of the Day
“In Summer, the song sings itself” ~ William Carlos Williams