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The Daily Breeze, July 24

Wednesday Schedule
July 24, 2013
Week 29

Sunrise 5:32am
Sunset  8:27pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
The Harbor is slated to experience some morning precipitation, but should see partly sunny skies later in the day with a high of 76 degrees.

Guest News
Basin Harbor welcomes our new and returning guests today! From Mendham, NJ we are glad to see Russell & Shirley Buchanan along with their extended family, while Rob & Chris Strobel join us with Cailin and Megan from Brookside, NJ. Michael Tunkelrott & Beth Falk are here from Wellesley, MA with Zoe and Elyse—how nice to see you again! Joining the Krakoff Family Reunion are Peter & Persis Krakoff of Warren, ME and Charles & Charlotte Krakoff of Acton, MA along with Sonya and Isabelle. We welcome Maureen Healey and family to Basin Harbor from Marshfield Hills, MA, and wish them a wonderful stay here in Vermont. We’re glad to have you all back!

Group News
The Harbor is delighted to host an American Girls Tea this afternoon, and we welcome all the lovely ladies who will be joining in the fun. BHC also welcomes Sojourn and Green Mountain Tours, and we hope they have a most wonderful respite here on property in between their adventures!

Resort News
As the greens begin to dry, get back out on Basin Harbor’s beautiful Audubon Certified golf course! Fun fact about our golf pro Paul Meunier:VT Native PGA Tour Member and PGA Champion Keegan Bradley was a student of Paul’s when Keegan was a Junior Golfer in Woodstock VT! In fact, Paul was awarded the VTPGA Junior Golf Leadership Award in 2011. Take advantage of this great BHC resource and sign up for the Junior Golf Clinic for those ages 8-13 on Thursday. Please register at the golf shop in advance. For the golfing ladies out there, our Women’s Golf Clinic will be happening Friday.

Did you know that the Dutchman’s Pipe vine on the porch of the Main Lodge is over 100 years old? Or that there are French soldiers buried in a little-known gravesite right on Basin Harbor property? Attend the History of Basin Harbor with Bob Beach, Jr. this morning and learn all about the origins of your favorite vacation spot.

Have you enjoyed a meal in the Main Dining Room yet? If so, you know the quality of food that comes from Basin Harbor’s famous kitchen. This afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to see where the magic happens and meet the crew behind it all! Hop on board the Kitchen Tour and learn a few secrets about your BHC dining experience.

Have you been admiring our gardens and flower arrangements around Basin Harbor? Learn how to get creative with your own flower art by attending our Flower Arranging class today. BHC’s most lovely flower expert Claire L’Esperance will demonstrate her art and teach you how to design an arrangement that you can take with you!

Ann-Marie will be capturing candid images today at all camps. A slideshow of this week’s candids will be running this evening in the Champlain Lounge. Our last Family Portrait Special is available tomorrow morning at the Wilderneath Garden.  Please sign up with the concierge by this evening. Private Portrait Sessions are still available throughout the week.

Think “Christmas in July” as you do your shopping this week at the Breezeway Gift Shop, Golf Shop, and Harbor Store. Take advantage of our Midsummer Sales for all three retail stores and stock up on your souvenirs and early holiday presents. You never know what deals you might find!

Quote of the Day
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ~ Winston Churchill