The Daily Breeze, August 13
August 13, 2013
Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
A high of 78 degrees is on the radar today, with an 80% chance of precipitation.
Basin Harbor welcomes back our returning guests today! We are pleased to see Steve & Kim Comstock from Atlanta, GA, as well as John & Catherine Butcher and the family from Darien, CT. Josh & Tammy Krulewitz are back from West Hartford, CT with Baylee and Joelson in tow, while Marrianna Koval joins us from Cambridge, MA. From Charlottesville, VA we welcome Elizabeth Crawford with Ingrid and Frederick. Great to see you all again! BHC also welcomes a special group today, the Demong and Parker Family, gathering here at the Harbor for some quality time together from Sewickley, PA, Norwell, MA, and our own Middlebury, VT. Have a wonderful reunion!
Happy 17th Birthday to Anna Brush of Virginia Beach, from all of us at the Harbor! This is the 15th year that Anna is celebrating her birthday at Basin Harbor Club, and we hope it’s the best one yet! We are also thrilled to be able to shout out another Happy Birthday to the lovely Jan Post. Basin Harbor wishes you a very special day!
In other news, we would like to report that wordsmith Patricia O’Brien stole a Scrabble victory two rounds in a row from her family on Sunday afternoon. The extended Donaldson family is crushed, but congratulates Patricia. Nicely done!
The tennis staff is pleased to report that they have regained their status as around-the-world champions, as of Sunday’s clinic. Gary Goldsholle was the last guest standing against the pros, and fell just short as the staff moved to 1-0 on the week. Following day 2 of the clinic, the staff is tied 1-1. Congrats and thanks to all who came out and notched a win against Adam, Craig and Catherine. We hope to see you again today!
Some talented anglers joined us at the dock yesterday for our Fishing Tournament. We congratulate Ben Goodman of Ohio and Lorette Lure from Spain for their stellar fishing techniques. Nick Puttre from Spain reeled in the Biggest Fish, a 15” large mouth bass. Meanwhile, Jack Ryzenman from Ohio and Lucas Puttre of Spain tied for their Smallest Fish catches. Well done fishermen and fisherwomen!
Stakes were high for our Bingo tournament on Sunday night! Our first game of regular Bingo went to Trevor Mague of Acton, MA, while Gary Goldscholle from Potomac, MD swooped in for the Postage Stamp win. Picture Frame went to Maddie James of Chatham, NJ, and Oona Nash from Norwalk, CT nabbed the prize for High Stakes. George from Connecticut conquered X Marks the Spot, and Brendan Seidman of Long Island, NY triumphed over Stand Up, Sit Down. Our Blackout game of the night resulted in a tie, with the $271 jackpot split between two lucky fellas Elliot and Greg. Congratulations to our winners! And to everyone else, better luck on Thursday!
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. Remember that Week 32 group photos from Hospitality Hour on Sunday will be posted on Ann-Marie’s Facebook page, and will be posted on our Basin Harbor page at the end of the season. Stay tuned!
Due to popularity, we are offering an additional Apiary Tour on Thursday at 2:30pm. Sign up in advance with the concierge for this second opportunity to learn about Peter Morris’ fascinating beehive.
Basin Harbor presents two special offerings tomorrow for the culinary enthusiasts in the crowd! These Cooking Classes with Chef Tony will take you through the steps for creating two different classic Italian dishes straight from Tony’s homeland, the Island of Capri. Before settling in Vermont, Chef Tony developed his career across the world, ending up at Vermont’s famous Michael’s on the Hill. Sign up with the Concierge for a Caponata class before lunch tomorrow, and learn how to make Cannoli afterwards. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Did you know that your server in the Dining Room can also sing and dance? Attend Basin Harbor’s exhilarating and surprising Staff Variety Show in the Town Hall tomorrow night, organized by MDR Captain and long-time variety show producer Tom Walsh. The hour-long show kicks off at 10pm, but come early for a good seat when doors open at 9:30 and take advantage of the bar service. You might just see your bartender strumming his guitar on stage later in the evening!
Quote of the Day:
“I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” ~ Lady Gaga