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The Daily Breeze, August 7

Wednesday Schedule


August 7, 2013    
Week 31

Sunrise 5:47am
Sunset  8:11pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Expect partly sunny skies at the Harbor today, with a high near 76 degrees and the chance for showers and thunderstorms in the late afternoon. We might experience some gusty winds today, as well.

Guest News
We welcome our friends Donald & Virginia Rowe from Storr, CT, here with their extended family to enjoy some Basin Harbor fun! Have a lovely time together!

Resort News
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.

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.

If you’re feeling crafty, we have a number of options to satisfy your creative energy while on vacation! Join Asia for a Jewelry Workshop this morning, where you can design your own accoutrements to wear at dinner! If you’ve been admiring our flower arrangements around Basin Harbor, let our floral guru Claire L’Esperance show you how to make your own lovely bundle in her Flower Arranging class. If painting is more your thing, sign up for Nature Painting with Abbey, where you’ll learn how to make egg tempera paint using natural pigments found in your kitchen or your own backyard! Sign up with the concierge for all classes.

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 has a wealth of information and humor to contribute 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.

BHC holds two very special events tonight for your evening entertainment. The Burlington Ensemble will present “Starry Night,” the final of four concerts in a series held here on property. Tonight’s program, beginning at 7:30pm, highlights a concerto for bass by Bottesini, music by film composer Bernard Hermann (Psycho, North by Northwest, etc), and Mendelssohn’s Octet. Tickets are $30 apiece and may be purchased from the Burlington Ensemble website. For those seeking a few hearty chuckles after dinner, head to the Ranger Room at 9pm to laugh with the Vermont Comedy Club, who will be bringing their best improv comedy to Basin Harbor during this hilarious event.

Quote of the Day
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”
? Oscar Wilde