August 18, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Patchy fog in the morning will likely give way to some sunshine today, but temperatures should only make it up to 73 degrees this afternoon.
Welcome back to Basin Harbor, friends! We are excited to see Rob & Karen Driscoll from Westport, CT, bringing along Sophie and Nina. From Darien, CT we have Todd & Heather Raker, with Brett, Cameron, and Christopher in tow. Richard & Casey DeCola are here from Wilton, CT with Amy, Breann, and Keith, while Marc & Dora Weinhouse from Brooklyn, NY bring Amelia and Margeaux. Jeffrey & Victoria Beaver and the family arrive today for their 29th consecutive summer visit to Basin Harbor Club from Brooklyn, NY and are joined this year by their first grandchild, Clark Emerson Jewell, age 5 months. What a lovely addition! We welcome David & Heather Wohl, Kate and Evan, from Chappaqua, NY, as well as Mike & Liz Palumbo and the kids from Long Valley, NJ. How nice to see John & Allegra Erickson and the kidlets, joining us again this year from Darien, CT. From Charlottesville, VA come David & Carline Beach, and we welcome Robert & Megan McGowan of Marblehead, MA along with Grady, Madden, and Carlin. It’s nice to see James & Claire Read of Boston, MA this week, as well as Matthew & Lindsey Russell with Whitt and Grace, returning to use from Cambridge, MA. Greetings are in order for Victor Schwartz and Deborah Underhill of Alexandria, VA, and Jon & Lisa Haas and their crew from Darien, CT. From Amherst, MA we welcome Steven Fischel and Lisa Plantefaber with Henning. How lovely to have Edward & Fionna Dolan back at BHC from Bernardsville, NJ with Caroline and Connor, as well as Paul & Joan Nunes of Canton, MA and Jonathan, Charlotte, and Michael. Tom & Lynne Skea join us from Madison, NJ with Thomas and Daniel in tow, while Westfield, NJ brings Luis & Lisa Vilarin and the gang back for another week of summer fun. Basin Harbor is glad to see John & Catherine Butcher and the kids back from Darien, CT, as well as Kristin Selvala and the family of New Canaan, CT. James Brawley and Jill Hartley of West Hartford, CT are here for the week with Laura, while Kirk & Molly Ludtke with Jack, Annie, and Ellen are with us from New Canaan, CT. We also welcome Mark Kelley from Wellesley, MA. How wonderful to see you all back at BHC!
We have another accomplished lake swimmer in our midst this week! Charlotte Peck, accompanied by her mother, a six-time veteran of the swim, conquered the width of Lake Champlain on Thursday for the first time. Yay, Charlotte! Nicely done.
BHC welcomes our Family Reunion groups this week! We are glad to have the Galletly Family here this week from New Jersey and Florida, as well as the Gilman Reunion with family members from Florida and New York. The Richmond Family is gathering at the Harbor from Connecticut and Massachusetts, while the Kemmerers are here together from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Maryland. We welcome the Moffly Reunion from various parts of Connecticut. Glad to have you all with us!
What a Thursday night we had in the Bingo Hall! Kicking off Regular Bingo was winner Jack Brown from Long Island, NY, followed by New York City’s Sophia Craven and her Four Corners win. John Jakubik of Lake Forest, IL stole away with the pot for X Marks the Spot, and the Postage Stamp victory went to Carol Stevens from Lawrenceville, NJ. Picture Frame winnings belonged to Andrew Goldshel from Potomac, MD, and the pile of cash for High Stakes Bingo found its way into the pocket of Jack Brown from Long Island. Losers Bingo turned up a winner in the form of Owen Sideman from Rosling, NY. Our Blackout Finale resulted in a tie for the jackpot between Graham Soman of Wilmete, IL and Greg Jakubik from Lake Forest, IL, who walked off with $194 bones to each of their names. Congratulations, Bingo-ites! And to the less fortunate players, better luck next year!
Prepare your tastebuds! Basin Harbor has a myriad of culinary opportunities for your week ahead. Join BHC’s own Director of Finance (and Palate Enthusiast Extraordinaire) Joss Vandal at the Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner this Monday night, as he takes you through a seven-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Rod Rehwinkel, including some very interesting and perhaps unexpected wine pairings. Also, pop in on guest Chef Tony for a cooking class (or all three!) this week as he shares tried-and-true Italian recipes on our lovely open-air North Dock kitchen. Not to be missed! Space is limited for all events, so sign up in advance with the concierge!
Thinking ahead to holidays and birthdays in the future, don’t forget that Basin Harbor merchandise makes for a most coveted gift! Be sure to check out all of the fabulous End-of-Summer Sales in the Harbor Store, Breezeway Gift Shop, and Golf shop.