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Daily Breeze, June 18

Week 24
June 18, 2013

Sunrise     Sunset

5:09am         8:39pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!
On the radar for today is a high of 75 degrees and party cloudy skies. And we all know that “partly cloudy” might also mean “partly sunny”! Our weather forecast comes with a 50% chance of precipitation in the early part of the day, with potential for some nice sun in the afternoon.

Guest News
What a lovely day to welcome back some of our returning friends! From Los Angeles, CA we are glad to see Marc Feinstein and Jennifer Devore, along with the family. They will be joining us for the week to kick summer into gear! We are also happy to have local Moretown, VT resident Richard Valentinetti at the Harbor, here with the National Association of Air Control Officials. We hope you all enjoy your stay at BHC!

Fishing News
Wild news from the North Dock! New Yorker Henry Kates, 12 years old, caught an extra surprise on his line when he reeled in a perch yesterday afternoon. Turns out he must have caught the perch right in the middle of lunch hour, with another smaller fish in its mouth! How about that, a two for one deal. What a catch, Henry!

Resort News
It’s turtle nesting season! Have you seen the prehistoric-looking snapping turtles laying their eggs around property? Resort-wide sightings have so far pinpointed female turtles digging their nests on the Sunshine Lawn, near the road on the edge of the grass next to The Run, on the golf course, and even in Pennie Beach’s driveway! Turtles love sandy and gravelly areas to lay their eggs, and seem to pay no mind to being “out of harm’s way”. Female turtles will lay approximately 20-40 ping pong ball-sized eggs at once, cover them, and then return to the water, leaving the hatchlings to fend for themselves. Look for turtle nesting signs and please be cautious around these sensitive areas. The hatchlings that survive these precarious nesting areas will emerge sometime between August and October, so keep an eye out for baby turtles if you return this way in the Fall!

Did you know that the BHC golf course was designed by the famous Geoffrey Cornish, who is responsible for more than 200 course designs around New England? Originally built in 1927, the course then offered 9 holes until Cornish redesigned the now Championship course at a par 71 with over 6,567 yards. You’ll find it incredibly user-friendly. As we say, “the only tough drive you will have is the drive home”! Private lessons with PGA Professional Paul Meunier are available, catering to all skill levels from beginner to pro! Call extension 899.

Basin Harbor’s first Harbor Fair of the season kicks off tonight! Make your reservations for a delicious dinner buffet, then stay for games, facepainting, jumpy castle merriment, and all manner of fun!

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.

Few things are more magical than a moonlit stroll along the lake, illuminated by the glow of fireflies. New England’s lightning bugs are just beginning to flash their goods here at the end of June, and you can easily catch a glimpse of them on your post-dinner constitutional back to your cabin. Basin Harbor grounds offer minimal light pollution for the astronomy enthusiasts among us, but we would like to remind you to exercise caution and pay attention to your footing while walking around property after dark.

Quote of the Day

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
~James Bryant Conant