August 14, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset
5:55 am 8:00 pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
The Harbor is expected to reach a high of 84 degrees by the afternoon, with a chance of thundershowers.
Today is a special day for Joe and Anne D’Anna, who are celebrating their 60th Anniversary! Congratulations! We wish you many more happy years together.
Happy Birthday to Erika Lopez! Erika is celebrating her 15th birthday today, and it’s her 13th Basin Harbor celebration. Joining in the festivities are her extended BHC family friends, the Halperns, Shores, Snyders, and Wingets. Have a fantastic day!
Plaudits to the Bingo winners on Sunday—and what a game we had! Lili Winget of Frederick, MD kicked off the night with her Regular Bingo win, followed by Anni Gundeck of LaGrange, NY who scooped up the prize for X Marks the Spot. Postage Stamp was dominated by Tia Pogue from Westport, CT, and Catie Vinch from Lawrenceville, NJ took home the pile for Four Corners. Picture Frame resulted in a four-way tie between Sara Meier of Sudbury, MA, Carolyn Ruvkun from New York City, Abby Seidman of Westchester, NY, and Addison Keller from New York. Our High Stakes game belonged to Sophie Martin of Marshefield, MA, and Losers Bingo produced a total non-Loser named Graydon Schweizer from Alexandria, VA. Our Blackout champion of the night, the infamous Greg Jakubik from Lake Forest, IL, became the envy of night when he scored a massive stack of cash in the sum of $450! Why, that’s enough to buy a creemee for everyone at Basin Harbor!
What a day down at the docks! Yesterday’s Fishing Derby turned up quite a talented group of anglers. Dan Keller from Albany, NY reeled in three fish, while Quinn Keller and Peter DiNatale of Wallingford, CT each caught four of them, tying for Most Fish Caught. Quinn also reeled in the Smallest! Honors of Biggest Fish went to Vincenzo DiNatale of Wallingford, CT who caught a whopper—the biggest fish of the summer!
Wildlife sighting! Thomas and James Christian from Massapequa Park, NY, spotted a snapping turtle crossing the road a couple of days ago. They gently transported the turtle out of harm’s way to a place near water and reported it to the front desk. Nicely done, fellas! We love to hear about your critter sightings. Be sure to visit the Nature Center below the Homestead to record your finds on the Wildlife Watch board, learn about Basin Harbor nature, and pick up your pamphlets and maps to BHC trails, Vermont hikes, bike routes, birds, and trees.
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.
Speaking of photos, how about making yours famous? We want to see how much fun you and your family are having this summer, and we’d love to share the snapshots from your BHC vacation on our website, blog, and on Facebook! Drop by the front desk this morning and borrow a BHC photo card, put it in your camera, and let the magic unfold. Then bring it back to us at the end of the day, and let the magic unfold to the rest of the world! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Basin Harbor offers a very unique opportunity this evening to help kick your post-dinner imagination into gear. Two of Vermont’s most famous storytellers, Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder, will share stories and music that will engage crowds of all ages. Come see the magic! Then head to the Red Mill in that glittery garb you remembered to pack for a Masquerade Ball with DJ Charlie!
Quote of the Day
“To err is human. To arrrrr is pirate” ~Anonymous