August 28, 2012
Sunrise and Sunset
6:12 am 7:37 pm
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
The much-needed call for precipitation from yesterday is expected to carry on this morning, and skies should begin to clear up in the afternoon. Look for cooler temperatures today, with a high of 74 degrees.
How delighted we are to welcome back our friend Lexanne Kroll from Seymour, CT. We hope you have another wonderful stay at Basin Harbor Club!
Congratulations to all the Bingo winners from Sunday night! Our Regular Bingo champion, Alex Nemon from Southborough, MA took home the first win, as well as splitting the pot in a tie with Ben Berke for High Stakes Bingo. Daniel Beitler from Scarsdale, NY nabbed the prize for X Marks the Spot, and Four Corners was dominated by Marianne Nemon from Southborough, MA. Postage Stamp resulted in another tie between Brian Beitler and Sophia Craven of New York, NY, while Emily Yeager from Berkshire County, MA had the pile for Picture Frame all to herself. Losers Bingo turned up a winner in the form of Andrew Epprecht of Madison, CT. Our grand prize Blackout Jackpot ended up in the hands of the lovely Priscilla Murray from Needham, MA, who left Town Hall with a smile worth $87 dollars. Nicely done! We’ll see you all back in the game for another Bingo round on Thursday night.
Excitement on the tennis courts! Denise Epprecht of Madison, CT and Michael Manasse from New York City teamed up to win an epic game of Olympic Doubles at the end of yesterday’s Adult Clinic. The pair fought off many challengers en route to the victory and leaned on the support of many spectators down the stretch, including Homer the Dog. Thanks to all who came out for the clinic!
The sumac bloom is winding down, which means it’s time to make sumac kool-aid! Intrigued? Yes, staghorn 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, geology, fossils, and the legend of Champ.
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.
Don’t forget to stock up on creemees and candies while the Harbor Store is open for its final week of the summer! If you’re on the golf course or working up an appetite in the pool, pay a visit to the Fairway Cafe for your snacking needs, which will be open from 10:00am-3:00pm this week.
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!