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The Daily Breeze, July 31

Wednesday Schedule

 July 31, 2013    
Week 30                         

Sunrise 5:39am
Sunset  8:19pm

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
Sunshine is on the radar, once again! Expect a high of about 83 degrees this afternoon, with more of those lovely clear, blue skies in the works.

Guest News
What a fantastic day to welcome our friends Matt & Rachel Novak of nearby Charlotte, VT, who are here to enjoy the splendor of Basin Harbor. We are also pleased to welcome Marianne Centrella of Mansfield, MA—have a wonderful time during your stay!

A special shout-out from our Wellness Director Scott Lamothe goes to our “Masters” Boot Camp participants, who showed up early yesterday morning and conquered the workout program. Let’s hear it for Bob Goulet, Bill Howells, John Dymczyk, and Karl Maggiore. Thanks for the dedicated workout!

Fishing News
What a day down at the docks! The Fishing Tournament turned up some talented anglers at Basin Harbor. Special recognition belongs to Xavier from Long Island, NY for the most fish caught, Stelliana from Harvard, MA for the biggest fish, and Kate of Hingam, MA for the smallest fish. We also congratulate Stavros of Harvard, MA for reeling in a big ‘un, too! Well done!

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. Then attend one, or both, of guest Chef Tony’s Cooking Classes today. Sign up in advance!

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 floral 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.

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 Pilot Gig 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!

For your early evening entertainment, sit with us on the Sunshine Lawn at 7pm tonight and enjoy a free hour-long production of “Anything Goes!” by the Very Merry Traveling Theater. Vermont’s troupe of talented teens will wow you with their version of the classic Cole Porter tale about the shenanigans of the crew and passengers aboard the S.S. American. It will be a perfect night for enjoying outdoor entertainment! And when the sun goes down, you can head into the Town Hall to catch Basin Harbor’s much-talked-about Staff Variety Show that kicks off at 9:30pm. Doors and drinks kick off at 9pm.

Quote of the Day
“Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”? Woody Allen