Basin Harbor Resort offering rooms to guests booked at closed properties throughout the state

first_imgBasin Harbor,As many resorts, inns and hotels throughout Vermont have either closed or become inaccessible in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont is offering guests of those properties complimentary stays at their resort. ‘We were very fortunate at Basin Harbor and are fully up and running, but we recognize that many in our industry are not so lucky.  This is Vermont, we all join together in times like this,’ said Pennie Beach, co-owner of Basin Harbor Club.  ‘For visitors who had a reservation at a property that is confirmed as closed or physically inaccessible due to roads, power, water etc. we’re offering complimentary accommodations on our property, with just a requested $10/night service fee to cover the cost of making up the room.’ To take advantage of this offer, guests will need to provide confirmation of reservation, rate and deposit paid at the original property.  Should guests choose to stay longer than their reservation at the original property, they will be charged at the going rate with applicable charges.Basin Harbor Club was established in 1886 by Ardelia Beach and has remained family owned for 125 years.  Today, guests are greeted by fourth generation hosts, Pennie Beach and Robert H. Beach, Jr.  Originally a 225-acre working farm catering to summer boarders, the resort has expanded to cover 700 acres of Vermont’s most pristine land along the shores of Lake Champlain, encompassing the main lodge, cottages, a private golf course, spectacular gardens, a 3,200 foot grass airstrip, and the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’an organization dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Lake Champlain. For more information, please visit is external) or call 1-800-622-4000.Vergennes, Vt. (August 30, 2011) ‘last_img read more

Cultural show mirrors Aklan’s arts, traditions

first_imgThe Tumandok it Akean Performing Arts prepare various performances for a cultural presentation in Kalibo, Aklan on Dec. 19. AKEAN FORUM BORACAY – The collaborativepresentation of the Tumandok it Akean Performing Arts has depicted the culturaltraditions and arts of the province, according to Aklan Culture and ArtsFoundation, Inc. (Acafi) chairman Albert Menez.  Aside from the performances, the“Tumandok” also performed Gayong-Gayong, Kiriw-kiw, Pang Abi-Abi, Baile de losPastores, Haplik, Pahid, Saot it Madyanos, Tiksiw, and Kinaransa dances toexpress Aklanon’s hospitality, hard work, appreciation of beauty, and respectfor elders and their native customs. Folk songs like Tuba, Mamugon Kita, Mananggete,Si Inday Mapuea-puea, and Kaming Magmamani accompanied was by Rondalla deIbajay.  The “Pagdungaw: A Glimpse of the Past”showcased the pageantry and celebrations of Lezo’s Bayangan Festival,Enchanting Balete, Bugna it Tangalan, Nabas Bariw Festival, Ibajay Ati-Ati andKalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Festival. According to the legend, villagehunter Dagasanan killed the mythical deer Panigutlo, which was believed to havebrought good luck to the villagers of Libacao, Aklan. Gamhanan then punishedthe village and its men with flood and rain.  It started with the “Panigutlo:Hinuptan ni Gamhanan” a dance drama based on the “Legend of Aklan” by LeopoldoDela Cruz which was performed by over 35 actors. center_img The story of Aklanon God Gamhanan andPanigutlo, the mythical deer and bearer of good luck, and Dali-anan, Paumod,and Dagasanan were also shown in the performances.    The cultural show in Kalibo, Aklan onDec. 19 was free for the public. The presentation offered anopportunity for the audience to better understand and appreciate Aklan’scultural traditions, Menez added.    Tumandok it Akean Performing Arts wascreated by the Acafi, former Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-Atihan Foundation,Incorporated, in a joint effort with the provincial government led by Gov.Florencio Miraflores and Vice Gov. Reynaldo Quimpo.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more