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The Daily Breeze, August 14

August 14, 2013    
Week 32     

Sunrise 5:55am
Sunset  8:00pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Clouds in the morning are expected to give way to some sunshine and a breezy afternoon, with a high of just 70 degrees. Some precipitation is possible early on. A clear night will see temperatures dropping below 50 degrees.

Guest News
Welcome to our returning guests! Janice Bitetti is joining us today from Arlington, VA, along with the whole gang Damien, Katherine, Cliff, and Hugh. So wonderful to see you all again! BHC welcomes the Dallenbach Family, as well. Don & Lisa Burkitt and family from Summit, NJ are here, joined by William & Allison Carey of Westfield, NJ with Jacqueline and Brianne, Mary Dallenbach and Caspar Kaffke from Bernardsville, NJ, and Robert & Magen Dallenbach and family. We hope you have a lovely time together here at the harbor!

Resort News
Already thinking about your summer next year? Don’t forget to stop by the Reservations Table in the lodge lobby from 8 to 10am this morning, and secure your vacation to BHC for the 2014 season!
Get 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.

Do you like to keep yourself active on vacation? Sign up for Zumba at the Treehouse Wellness Center this morning, and make room for that afternoon creemee! Tomorrow morning, bright and early, look no further than the Basin Harbor grounds themselves to get your workout during Boot Camp, a fast-paced series of events that will take you all around BHC with our fitness guru Scott. And don’t forget about Basin Harbor’s newly popular Triathlon, taking place tomorrow afternoon!

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.

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.

Those who joined naturalist Matthew Witten for the Adirondack Hike on Monday know that he brings great opportunity to your Lake Champlain adventures! Tomorrow morning, join Matt and try your hand at Rowing a 19th Century Replica Longboat during one of two time slots. Matt will tell you all about the history of these colorful, seaworthy crafts as you synchronize with your crew and enjoy a lovely morning out on the lake! Sign up in advance for this simply wonderful and unique opportunity. Sea Shanties may or may not break out during your row.

You’ve been waiting for it all week, and tonight is the night! Come see your favorite staff members showcase their special talents on stage at the Basin Harbor Staff Variety Show. Door open at 9:30, and the show begins at 10pm tonight in the Town Hall. Come early to grab a seat and a cocktail!

Quote of the Day
“What is comedy? Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.”
~Steve Martin