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apple island life - Apple Island Resort
APPLE ISLAND LIFE
Our Resort Newsletter
(802)372-3800
www.AppleIslandResort.com
July 2016
H a p p y I n d e p e n d e n c e D ay !
And Happy Canada Day to our Canadian Friends
Celebrate With Us!
Special Points of Interest:
Join us at our Annual Fireworks Show on Saturday,
July 2nd at 9:30pm. Fireworks will be set off on the
east side of the resort down near the lake. Any spot
along Apple Boulevard will be a perfect viewing
spot, but please do not intrude on any occupied
campsites.

Don’t Forget...A
wristband is required
to be worn when using Also join us at 10:00am for the annual Apple Island
Parade with Prizes. Enter anything with wheels! Then from 1:00pm-2:00pm residents &
the amenities &
participating in events. registered overnight guests will enjoy a FREE BBQ with burgers and hot dogs and DJ

Visitors must register
at the Office & pay a
fee to receive a
wristband.

For seasonal Comcast
service:
Call Sara Hammond at
802-777-6013 or email
[email protected]
cable.comcast.com.
In This Issue:
Guest Services Brief
1-2
Local Events
2
Sales News
3
Puzzles
3
Golf Links
4
Marina Happenings
5
General Store News
5
Puzzle Answers
6
Activities Abound
6-7
Photo Gallery
8-9
Joey and family fun games from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Guests with green or yellow bands can
enjoy our BBQ for just $5.00.
Guest Services Brief
c.i.d.e.r.
Need a ride? c.i.d.e.r. is a community based non-profit organization serving Grand Isle
County, VT. They provide rides to medical appointments & therapy as well as other
destinations in the Saint Albans & Burlington area. Their transportation service is
wheelchair accessible & provides door to door service. If you live in Grand Isle County
& are over 60 years old or have a disability, call c.i.d.e.r. at (802)372-6425 for more
details. Donations are accepted.
Apple Island Book Club
There has been an expressed interest in starting a book club at Apple Island
Resort. Beginning Thursday, July 7, at 10:00am, interested readers are invited to
attend the first meeting at the Community Center Library. The first topic of discussion
will be centered on Vermont authors (i.e., Robert Frost) or a newer writer such as
Tammy Hetrick. Please contact Ann Wildey at (812)343-5696 for further details.
Resident Directory
A new Resident Directory is planned for publication. If you wish to NOT be published
in the directory or if we do not have your information, please contact the resort office by
7/18/2016. The directory will include the following: Name of Registered Resident,
Address, Home Phone & Cell Phone, Email, Birthday (month & day only), &
Anniversary.
Guest Survey
Overnight Campground Guests, we would greatly appreciate it if you could help us do
a better job at serving you. Please complete the Guest Survey included in you
Welcome Packet & turn it in to the resort office. We enjoy reading your comments &
hearing about your stay. If one of our staff did an outstanding job, we like to hear
about that, too. Thank you for staying at Apple Island Resort.
Guest Services Brief (cont’d.)
Storage
Apple Island Resort offers storage on a first come first serve basis. If available, storage space can be rented for the
season for trailers, boats, or RVs. Storage is provided for free to all Marina Dock & Mooring customers as available.
A completed Storage Agreement or Marina Storage Agreement must be presented to the office prior to taking any trailer
to storage. A Resort staff member will then escort the customer to the storage area to determine space assignment.
As space becomes less available boat trailers (without a boat) will be placed 2 per space. Boat trailers should not be
locked, so Marina or Facilities staff can move the trailers if necessary. Notification will be given.
Please do not drop any vehicle in Storage without PRIOR notification to the Resort Office. If you have an assigned
Marina dock or mooring & you need to deliver your trailer after hours, enter the storage area & drop the trailer in the
open are on the left side between markers 1 to 10. Be sure to leave your Marina Storage Agreement with the Resort
office by dropping it through the door mail slot.
In addition, storage spaces will not be assigned until the day the vehicle/trailer is brought in for storage. There will be no
spaces placed “on hold” as they are first come first serve. Thank you for your cooperation.
Local Events
Snow Farm
Vineyard
190 West Shore Road
South Hero, VT 05486
Apple Island Resort is a proud sponsor
of Snow Farm Vineyard’s Summer
Concert Series
All concerts are free & tickets are not
required. Concerts are held every
Thursday evening from June to
September, weather permitting.
Picnicking begins at 5 pm with music
from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Bring your own
chairs and blankets.
PHONE: (802)372-WINE (9463)
CELL: (802)318-3208
EMAIL: [email protected]
Area Fireworks
Shows
Hermann's Lipizzaner
Stallions
Knight Point State Park
Route 2 ~ North Hero, VT 05474
July 3rd
802-372-4174
North Hero - Knight Point State Park [email protected]
Begin at Dusk
July 4th
Colchester - Bayside Beach
Essex Junction - Maple St Park
South Hero - Landon Road
Event Description: July 8 - August 7.
Shows are Friday & Saturday at 6pm.
Sunday at 4pm. Tickets are available
at the door. CASH ONLY. Adults $18,
Children 6-12 $15, under 6 free. Bring
your own chairs. Limited food
available.
First Tuesday concert with "Mellow Yellow"
Knight Point State Park
Route 2 ~ North Hero, VT 05474
802-372-4174
[email protected]
Event Description: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Favorite
songs from the 60's & 70's. Free Admission. BYOB. Food available.
Donations accepted.
Vermont Brewers Fest Train Ride
Union Station Burlington
1 Main Street ~ Burlington, VT 05401
800-707-3530
[email protected]
Event Description: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Take a break from the hops to hop on the train!
Visit downtown Middlebury where you can grab dinner with friends after an afternoon of craft beer tasting at the
Burlington Brewers Festival. Adults: $35.00, Children $30.00, Under 3 Free.
Depart Burlington 4:00pm ~ Arrive Middlebury 5:30pm
Two Hour Layover in Middlebury
Depart Middlebury 7:30pm ~ Arrive Burlington 9:00pm
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Sales News
It is that time of the year again. Our Annual Open House is July 9th from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
I am looking for volunteers to help. If you’re willing to donate a few hours, please give me a
call at (802)372-3866.
I have continued to get a steady stream of visitors who continue to be impressed with our
Resort. I get a lot of comments about how well landscaped everything is and also the
friendliness of our residents. Thank you!
I want to apologize to Gerald Wood and Patience OConnor for a misprint in last month’s newsletter. I listed
their site as EA020 when it is actually HU020. Julia and Roger Morgan actually reside at EA020.
Also, as always don’t forget our referral program. I have information and forms in my office. Please give me a
call or stop by if you have any questions. Please remember, if you are referring someone to the Sales Office,
the Sales Referral Form must be presented by you AND the person you are referring on their initial visit.
Instructions are on the printed form. I have copies in my office if you need one.
Resident Referral Fees for 2016:
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$ 500 to resident who refers someone who signs a seasonal lease on a site not currently leased
$1,500 to resident who refers someone who purchases a new cottage
$3,000 to resident who refers someone who purchases a campsite, and
$5,000 is the referral fee if someone purchases a site and cottage
There is a listing of all units for sale along with pricing on our website at www.appleislandresort.com/sales.
Keep checking the listings as they are updated frequently. Or come see me at the Resort office.
Ken Duffy, Sales Manager
WEBSITE NEWS
Become a Facebook friend of Apple Island Resort ........ www.facebook.com/appleislandresort
Twitter with us at: ................................. twitter.com/airrvresort
Online reservations at: ......................... AppleIslandResort.com
P u z z l e Pa g e f o r J u ly 2 016
Medium Sudoku © Kevin Stone
Printed from BrainBashers [www.brainbashers.com]
Hard Sudoku © Kevin Stone
Answers on Page 6
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Golf Links
Summer has finally arrived at the resort. The Men’s and Women’s leagues are in full swing,
and Friday Night Scrambles are very popular and fun!
We welcome back our members and say, “Welcome Aboard,” to our new members. I
encourage everyone to get to know each other, play together, and enjoy our wonderful golf
course. Don’t be afraid to sign up for our golf tournaments. They are all based on fun and good
times. All members should participate in these easy going events. Stop by the Pro Shop if you are interested in enjoying
the benefits of golf membership.
The golf staff is working hard and doing a great job. The course and Pro Shop remind us everyday of their wonderful
effort. Thank you to all of our staff.
Member Memorial Golf Tournament—June 11: Everyone had a super time at our first tournament of the season .
The results for the day:
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Chip Litchfield, Dick Ward, Pat Manley
Larry Litchfield, Sis Thibault, Hal Ranney, Trina Villemaire
Dave Villemaire, Marilyn Godin, Dion Carlyle
Closest to the Pin winners:
Men:
Women:
Paul Godin 10’
Billie Jo Litchfield 16’
Check out the upcoming tournaments below and sign up today in the Pro Shop.
First Hole-in-One of the Season—6/18/16: Congratulations, Dave Villemaire...hole-in-one on hole #6 using a pitching
wedge!
Golf Tip of the Month: For consistent putting distance, make sure you take the putter through the ball the same
distance back and through and at the same speed. Longer Putt, Longer Stroke. Shorter Putt, Shorter Stroke.
2 0 1 6 M e m b e r G o lf To ur n a m e nt S c he d u le
Tournament:
Tournament Date:
Time:
Per Person:
Couples Best Ball
Battle of the Sexes
Member-Member
Mid-Summer
Championship
Fall Fling
July 10
July 16
July 23
August 7
September 10 & 11
September 24
8:00am
8:00am
8:00am
8:00am
9:00am
9:00am
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
$10.00
$20.00
$10.00
Sunday
Saturday
Saturday
Sunday
Sat/Sun
Saturday
Open To:
Seasonal Members Only
Seasonal Members Only
Seasonal Members Only
Seasonal Members Only
Seasonal Members Only
Seasonal Members Only
2 0 1 6 A f t e r S c r a m ble S o c ia ls
What:
Date:
Day:
Time:
Per Person:
Open To:
Social
Social
Social
July 8
August 5
August 19
Friday
Friday
Friday
After Scramble
After Scramble
After Scramble
Potluck
Potluck
Potluck
Public
Public
Public
2016 Apple Island Charity Golf Classic
Open to the Public
Saturday, August 27, 2016
$40 per Person
All Profits Go To Camp Ta Kum Ta
Prizes & BBQ after Tournament
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Happenings at the Marina
Another year of great boating at Apple Island Marina is now underway. The marina staff hopes you are
having an enjoyable and safe season on Lake Champlain.
We conducted our second Boat Vermont Boating Safety Course of the season on June 20–23. We had
15 students who all passed the intense 9 hour course. The instructors were Jere Johnson of the
Vermont State Police Marine Division, Kris Teply and Robert White of the Burlington US Coast Guard Auxiliary
(USCGAUX) Flotilla 15-2, and Dean Jennings, Apple Island Marina Manager.
Remember that if you are born after January 1, 1974, to legally operate a motorboat in Vermont, you must have
completed a boater safety class and carry the card with you on the boat. This requirement varies from state to state, so
be sure to check the laws for the states you boat in. Check with the Marina or the Activity Schedule for the schedule of
upcoming classes.
The Lake Champlain International (LCI) Father’s Day Fishing Derby was held June 18 -20. Apple Island Marina
provided space for the weigh station, and our staff relayed tournament results to LCI headquarters. Mariah Kelly of
Randolph, VT, weighed in a 12.87 lb. fish at our station to win the Northern Pike category.
The Marina is open 7 days a week from 9:00am–6:00pm. We have pontoon boats that can be rented for half a day
(9:00am–1:00pm or 1:30pm–5:30pm) or for a full day (9:30am–5:30pm). We also rent rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and
pedal boats by the hour or full day. The boathouse sells last minute essentials, too, such as gas, ice, night crawlers, and
drinks for a day on the lake.
A successful fishing day with Captain Tony…
Check out the Salmon!
General Store News
Apple Island General store is seeing lots of residents and campers, and we are so
glad we can serve you. Call ahead at (802)372-3733 for a shorter wait time when
ordering your salads and subs.
We opened early for the LCI Fishing Derby on Father’s Day weekend, and we
served lots of breakfast sandwiches, subs, and beverages. They fueled up for a
successful and fun day of fishing.
We are still looking for seasonal help. If you are interested in working at Apple Island General Store,
please call Brian Ploof, General Store Manager, at (802)655-4022.
We look forward to seeing you!
Just a Thought...by Dr. Seuss
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
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Ac t i v i t i e s A b o u n d
June has been a very busy month. We started out with our Welcome Back Dessert Party. Residents were
treated to yummy desserts while socializing with friends. Then we enjoyed an Old Fashion Pot Luck Dinner
that was absolutely fabulous. There was such a good variety of food choices and desserts. We had a great
turnout and ended the night by dancing to Eddie & the All Stars.
Our first Open Mike Night was a success. We have some very talented people in the Resort. Join us for the
next Open Mike Night on June 29th from 6pm-8pm.
On June18th, we held our annual Strawberry Festival. Our snack bar was open and extremely busy; we
served Strawberry Shortcake and sold strawberries; the band Rattle My Bones played some great tunes; and
we had vendors and crafters selling their products. Thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to help us
with this event. On Father’s Day, lots of dads were treated to free breakfast. Thank you Volunteers for your
hard work and service.
On June 25th, we held our first Apple Auto Show. For our first show, it was a great success! We had 35 cars
enter our show. Thank you to Shearer Chevy/GMC for sponsoring our event. Everyone attending the event
voted for their favorites, & the People’s Choice Winners of the 1st Annual Apple Auto Show were:
Oldest .............................................Kenneth Cota, Sr. of Alburgh .......... 1919 Ford Model T
Newest ............................................Bob Lestage of Colchester .............. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette
Best American .................................David Denis of Milton ...................... 1958 Chevrolet Biscayne 2 Door
Best British ......................................Malcolm Appleton of Waitsfield ....... 1932 MG J1 Sports Tourer
Best Non-American/Non-British.......Paul Martelle of Colchester ............. 2003 Saab SE Convertible
Best Truck .......................................Allan Belisle of Swanton.................. 1948 Chevrolet
Best Motorcycle...............................Jim Ulgua of South Hero ................. 1968 Yamaha Scrambler
Best Work in Progress.....................AJ Gonyea of Swanton ................... 1955 Ford F-100
Water Aerobics has begun again! Join us at the pool from 9:00am-10:15am Monday-Friday.
Check out upcoming July events on the next page or on our website at www.AppleIslandResort.com/
activities. Enjoy some photos, too, on pages 8-9 and on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/
appleislandresort.
Game Check-Out
Want to play a game outside, such as Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, or Croquet? Apple Island Resort has equipment that you
can check out. Go to the Resort Office and check out some fun!
Puzzle Page Answers for July 2016
Medium Sudoku © Kevin Stone
Hard Sudoku © Kevin Stone
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APPLE ISLAND RESORT
UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
JULY 2016
Adult / Child Price
(9 & under)
INDEPENDENCE WEEK
Sat., July 2 .....................Apple Island Parade with Prizes ....................................................... 10:00am
Enter Anything with Wheels
.......................................FREE BBQ – Burgers & Dogs .......................................................... 1:00pm-2:00pm
DJ Joey & Family Fun Games ..................................................... 1:00pm-4:00pm
.......................................APPLE ISLAND FIREWORKS SHOW ............................................ 9:30pm
Sun., July 3 ....................Breakfast ........................................................................................... 8:00am-10:00am .....$6/$4
.......................................Golf Cart Poker Run .......................................................................... 6:30pm
Mon., July 4 ...................FREE Ice Cream Social ................................................................... 6:00pm-7:00pm
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Fri., July 8 ......................Potluck Social after Friday Night Scramble at Golf Course .............. approx. 7:30pm
Sat., July 9 .....................SALES OPEN HOUSE ..................................................................... 10:00am-3:00pm
.......................................Decorate Your RV or Park Model – Prizes Awarded at .................... 9:00pm
.......................................Dinner & Dance ................................................................................. 6:00pm-10:00pm .....$8/$5
Turkey Dinner with all the Trimmings – Catered by Wetherbee’s
Live Music by The Adams Band
Sun., July 10 ..................Members’ Couples Best Ball Golf Tournament ................................. 8:00am ........................$10
LUAU WEEKEND
Tues., July 12 ................Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Trip (must be 21)................................. 7:45am-6:00pm ..........$25
$10 Meal Voucher + $15 Free Slot Play
Wed., July 13 .................Open Mike Night at the Community Center ...................................... 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bring Snacks to Share…BYOB
Sat., July 16 ...................Annual Luau Dinner & Dance............................................................ 6:00pm-10:00pm ...$15/$9
Pig Roast catered by Maple Street Catering (aka Big Fatty’s BBQ)
Live Music by Eddie & the Allstars
Sun., July 17 ..................Breakfast ........................................................................................... 8:00am-10:00am .....$6/$4
July 18, 20, 21 ...............FREE Boat Vermont Boater Safety Course (9 hour course) ....... 7:00pm-10:00pm
In the Community Center on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Call Marina to Register
IT’S KARAOKE TIME
Sat., July 23 ...................A Good Old Fashioned Potluck (sign up at Office) ........................... 6:00pm-7:00pm
.......................................Karaoke by Premier Entertainment ................................................... 7:00pm-10:00pm
Wed., July 27 .................Open Mike Night at the Community Center ...................................... 6:00pm-8:00pm
Bring Snacks to Share…BYOB
SUMMER WEEKEND
Sat., July 30 ...................Dinner & Dance ................................................................................. 6:00pm-7:00pm .......$8/$5
Catered by Smokin’ Butts BBQ
Live Music by The Hit Men
7:00pm-10:00pm
Sun., July 31.......................Breakfast ..................................................................................................... 8:00am-10:00am ........ $6/$4
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June Photo Gallery
Just a sampling of our
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June Photo Gallery (cont’d.)
Check out the vendors & crafters at our
Strawberry Festival...
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