August 16, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset
5:57 am 7:58 pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
The Harbor today calls for some nice sunshine this afternoon, after the morning clouds burn off, giving way to a warm 84 degrees. A clear night is in store, with temps dropping to about 61 degrees.
Basin Harbor Club is delighted to welcome back our returning guests! Jack Donaldson and Julia Bredrup arrived yesterday from Los Angeles, CA and we are very pleased to have them back! Today we welcome Nick and Susan Cecere of Trumbull, CT along with Zachary. Mr. Fred Murray is here from Largo, FL, and we’re glad to have him. How nice to see everyone back at the Harbor!
Don’t know what to do with that eggplant you just bought on a whim at the Farmer’s Market? If you haven’t been to one of Chef Tony’s famous Cooking Classes on the North Dock, tomorrow is your last chance this week! The Chef will be offering his class on marinated eggplant. Yum! Sign up in advance with the concierge.
Did you know that Basin Harbor’s original gardens were planted in 1896? Or that the Chef’s Garden contains a whole myriad of edible herbs and flowers that show up on your very dinner plate? BHC’s many gardens are at their peak of maturity and brilliance in August, so if you’re curious about the history and beauty of our colorful grounds, jump aboard the Garden Tour for an afternoon stroll with florist Claire L’Esperance.
If you still haven’t had enough of our gardens, join the UVM Extension Master Gardeners Tour this evening from 6pm to 7:30pm, entitled “Designing for WOW”. Master gardener and designer Rebecca Lindenmeyr will discuss her process of designing and planting the gardens over the past three years. Meet at the softball field.
The sumac is in bloom, which means it’s time to make sumac kool-aid. Intrigued? Yes, sumac and many other native plants growing wild around BHC like cattail and milkweed are edible in ways you would never expect! Stop by the Nature Center to check out our display Beyond the Maple Syrup: Useful Nature in Vermont’s Past and Present, and pick up a recipe for Cattail Pollen Pancakes! While you’re there, record your recent animal sightings on our Wildlife Watch board. Check out the art gallery and read about shipwrecks, fossils, and the legend of Champ.
Looking for some photographic evidence of all the fun you’re having at Basin Harbor Club? Private Portrait Sessions with our lovely photographer Ann-Marie are still available throughout the week, and she will be capturing candid images today at all camps. A slideshow of the candid images captured this week will be running in the Ranger Room at lunch today. 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 12–2pm to order your images in advance.