October 6-October 12, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset Times
Saturday 10/6: 6:57am; 6:26pm Tuesday 10/9: 7:00am; 6:20pm Thursday 10/11: 7:03am; 6:17pm
Sunday 10/7: 6:58am; 6:24pm Wednesday 10/10: 7:02 am; 6:18pm Friday 10/12: 7:04am; 6:15pm
Monday 10/8: 6:59am; 6:22pm
Temperatures are slowly but surely dropping for the season, with highs this coming week staying mostly in the 50s, and dropping down into the 30s some nights. Expect some lovely sunshine to accompany the crisp days, with a couple of showers forecasted for Saturday and possibly mid-week.
How lovely to have some familiar faces this weekend as we celebrate Harborween (see the back of the Breeze for Harborween activities)! We welcome Geoff Dowd from Pointe Claire, Quebec, as well as Rochelle Sharpe and Richard Lewis of Brookline, MA. BHC is glad to see our friends Dr. Bruce Peterson and Dr. Linda Kilburn from Weston, MA this week, as well as Catherine Tinker from New York City. From Skillman, NJ we welcome Dr. Andrew Greenberg and Dr. Tess Kline, along with the crew Katie, Alyia, and Jonathan. Last but certainly not least, we wish a very Happy Anniversary to Al & Ellen Dungan, as they celebrate their special occasion at Basin Harbor from Larchmont, NY.
Wedding bells are ringing at Basin Harbor! We are absolutely delighted to welcome the friends and family of Mac Brown and Aloyse Blair, our happy couple from Brooklyn, NY. Mac and Aloyse will enjoy ceremony and celebration on Saturday as they join hands during their Autumn Wedding to remember! Congratulations to you both!
We’re right in the midst of New England’s most colorful season! A number of afternoon drives around the area will provide you with all the leaf-peeping your heart desires, so don’t hesitate to see the concierge for maps and foliage route information. You have your choice to tootle through the Green Mountains, or head across the new Champlain Bridge to those famous Adirondacks!
If you thought giant pumpkins were used as transportation only in fairy tales, think again! This Sunday, October 7th at the NEFCU Giant Pumpkin Regatta & Festival, you’ll see folks floating around in Cinderella-sized hollowed-out gourds and competing for the coveted pumpkin trophy! The launch will take place at noon from the Burlington Coast Guard boat launch, and meanwhile you can take part in all kinds of fun festival events including arts and craft activities for the whole family, tasty Fall foods, Vermont craft vendors, and more! Have a pet? Show them off in the pet costume contest and win a prize! If pie is more your thing, enter the pie eating contest! Check out the online event schedule at www.LLLvt.org/pumpkin. Bring your non-perishable food items for the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. All proceeds of the event directly benefit Linking Learning to Life’s youth leadership program, PILOT.
While you’re out gallivanting around Basin Harbor property, see if you can find our hidden Checkerboard Stump in the woods! Grab a friend and play a game or two amidst the maples. Hint: the stump is located on the Button Bay Trail, with a view of the 4th Fairway!
Flashback fact: In 1999, Vermont legislature designated the apple as the state fruit, and apple pie as the state pie! This time of year, our favorite fruits are in full swing. Don’t forget to enjoy one a day (or more!) from our well-stocked supply in the lobby. Sip on a cup of complimentary hot or cold Vermont apple cider in the Champlain Lounge from 3pm-5pm each day, accompanied by a tray full of delicious maple cookies! Or for a more hands-on approach and a real treat of a country drive, head down Monkton Road to Boyers Orchard to pick your own peck, sample cider straight from the press, and experience a fresh cider donut!
Quote of the Week
“The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living” ~ Russian Proverb