May and June 2020 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

Dear Members,

Every year I’m amazed as my flowerbeds begin to change, seemingly overnight. I’ve been watching the daffodils and tulips emerging. They have no concerns about the Coronavirus. Despite the chaos in our world, they’re popping up through the cold, hard earth and remaining snow, and they’re a welcome sight. They remind me of Vermonters. Steadfast and true, getting through the hard times and finding a way to make it all work despite what they’re up against.

With each passing day, we’re one day closer to better days ahead. Julie and I look forward to reconnecting with you and seeing you again in the near future.

Until then, be well!

PLEASE NOTE: due to currently established Vermont protocols,
Bank lobbies will remain closed until May 15th. Our Night Depository,
ATM, Internet and Drive-thru banking services are available during the interim.

SneakerMONDAYS & FRIDAYS, MAY 18th through August 7th, 2020 – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Walking Group with Julie & Shelly

Let’s get outside and enjoy the great outdoors! We’ll meet at the bike path parking lot at North Country Hospital.

Walkability Guide: Slightly Strenuous

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TreeNEW DATE! SATURDAY, MAY 30th, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

Green-Up Day at Gardner Park in Newport, VT

Join us at Gardner Park for a group green-up effort!

We’ll be given a non-roadside group assignment.
Wear long pants, sturdy footwear and work gloves.

Call our office to register, (802) 334-7915.

Walkability Guide: Moderate

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ShamrockWEDNESDAY, JUNE 17th, 2020 – 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Ireland 2021 Travel Presentation with Andrew Bessette from Collette Vacations – East Side Restaurant, Newport, VT

Join us for an Ireland presentation outlining the details of our trip in May, 2021. Final pricing and detailed itinerary will be available at the presentation. Call us at (802) 334-7915 to reserve your seat for this presentation.

Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland. Built between 1613-1618, the walls form a walkway around the inner city. Experience it on our tour!

Geneology TreeTHURSDAY, JUNE 18th, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Genealogy 101 – East Side Restaurant, Newport, VT

The pursuit of family history can be exciting and overwhelming. This two hour class is designed to help you get started on researching your ancestry or help you get through a roadblock you may have incurred with an existing search. Sandy McKenny is our genealogy expert. Sandy has been working with genealogy for over 30 years and is a wealth of information! Bring a notepad and your personal electronic device if you want to get started.

Free for members and their guest. Seating is limited. Sign up by June 15th.

guitar and music notesFRIDAY, October 23, 2020 – Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Jose Duddy at the East Side Restaurant in Newport, VT

Jose Duddy, “Award Winning Singer/Entertainer” will join us at the East Side Restaurant. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! Jose will perform from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. The price for this fun-filled afternoon is $47.00 and includes gratuities. Call us by September 25th to reserve your seat and let us know your entree choice:

• Crusted Cod with Lemon Caper Sauce
• Chicken Cordon Blue
• Pork Tenderloin with Apple Butter
• Non-alcoholic beverage and dessert are also included.

Payment due October 8, 2020

Walkability Guide: Very Easy

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Passport Day – CNB Training Room in Derby, VT

We’re bringing government postal employees on site for a special passport
day for our members. Apply for a passport or renew your existing one. Bring your documentation with you along with checks for the U.S. Department of State and the USPS for the photo and postage fee. They’re not able to accept credit or debit cards.

Call us at (802) 334-7915 to register.

Music noteCANCELLED - WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd & AUGUST 5th, 2020

Wednesdays on the Waterfront

The popular Wednesday evening music events on the waterfront in Newport, VT are returning this summer. Join us July 22nd for Boston’s Erin Og – “Boston’s Best Irish Band” and on August 5th for Jess Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes – “Bluegrass at its very best.” We’ll meet at 5:30 p.m. at the flag pole by the Community National Bank drive thru in Newport, VT and select a spot on the lawn. Bring your chair and meet us there! Call to register so we’ll know how many will be joining us, (802) 334-7915.

Walkability Guide: Very Easy, with little incline

Canoe or KayakTHURSDAY, JULY 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where the Rivers Flow North – A Guided Paddle on the Clyde River

Explore the Clyde River Wetlands by canoe with NorthWoods staff. We’ll meet at the NorthWoods Lodge located at 154 Leadership Drive in East Charleston, VT for an orientation, then gear up for our excursion. From the Lodge, we’ll walk about 15 minutes by trail to access the dock and canoes. This section of the Clyde River is wide and flat – dominated by wetland flora and home to wood ducks, osprey, beaver and red-winged blackbirds.
We’ll navigate side channels, observe an osprey nest and enjoy a floating lunch before returning to solid ground. Novice paddlers welcome. Canoes, personal flotation devices and paddles provided, binoculars available. Bring a bag lunch and water, sun screen and a hat or visor.

Cost for this tour is $20.00. Sign up by Friday, July 17th.

Walkability Guide: Slightly Strenuous - ability to walk quickly for up to 30 minutes

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Theater masksCANCELLED - SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st, 2020
The Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH – “Kinky Boots”

A Big-Hearted Modern Musical The exhilarating true story that
will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards,
including Best Musical. Inheriting his father’s bankrupt shoe factory, Charlie Price finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Working together, they turn the factory around, embrace their differences and discover that you change the world when you change your
mind! Featuring original songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this high-energy, full-hearted hit is inspiring audiences to let love shine. We’ll have lunch at The Inn at Whitefield prior to the performance. Let us know your lunch selection: mango chicken, maple Dijon salmon or garden salad with grilled chicken.

The price for this trip is $99.00 which includes transportation, lunch and the afternoon performance. Payment is due by May 29th, 2020. We’ll leave the Community National Bank upper parking lot in Derby at 10:00 a.m., Barton, VT at 10:15 and St. Johnsbury, VT at 10:30. We expect to arrive back in Derby, VT around 6:30 p.m.

Walkability Guide: Very Easy, with little incline

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Theater maskCANCELLED - AUGUST 7th, 8th, 9th & 14th, 15th, 16th, 2020
Borderline Players Presents: The Addams Family! at the Haskell Opera House

Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m. Get your $7.00 discounted ticket at the Derby, VT office of Community National Bank or by ordering online at:

Walkability Guide: Very Easy, with little incline

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Derby Line, VT Community Day and Village-Wide Yard Sale

Derby Line, VT Community Day is a spectacular old fashioned community day.

Enjoy family events all day at Baxter Park and fireworks at dusk. Fireworks are compliments of Community National Bank.

Walkability Guide: Very Easy, with little incline

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BoatPostponed for August 2021
Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise

We will depart on August 14th and overnight in Boston, MA for an early morning flight to Alaska and return from Vancouver on Wednesday, August 26th.


Fork and spoonTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th, 2020
Lobsterfest at Indian Head Resort

Enjoy a deluxe lobster luncheon and afternoon entertainment by the talented musical duo, Cahlua and Cream. Lunch includes two drink tickets and a deluxe lobster luncheon (1 lobster per person, a handful of steamers and non-seafood options as well). Cost for this trip is $99.00. Payment due by July 31st. Bus leaves Derby, VT at 10:00 a.m., Barton, VT at 10:15 a.m. and St. Johnsbury, VT at 10:45 a.m.

Walkability Guide: Very Easy, with little incline

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Inspired Yoga LogoFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 2020 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Yoga Workshop – Inspired Yoga School, Main Street in Newport, VT

Casey Baraw founded Inspired Yoga in 2011. She has been teaching and studying yoga for more than a decade with over ten thousand hours of teaching. Casey has trained with world renounced yoga professionals to learn how to work with individuals who have restrictions and limitations. Join us for a special two-hour yoga workshop to learn and experience what it’s all about! The cost for this workshop is $30.00 and class size is limited to 15. Reserve your mat with us by August 7th, (802) 334-7915.

Northwoods Stewardship Center LogoTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Bluff Mountain Hike guided by Wyatt Peterson of NorthWoods

Bluff Mountain sits at the edge of Island Pond, VT overlooking the lake.
The trail starts in a pine plantation and winds its way up Bluff through
hardwood dominated forest. Wyatt will share his knowledge of the great outdoors with us on our 3.2 mile round-trip hike to the summit, with a view of Island Pond from the top. Bring a bag lunch, water, sun screen, and a hat or visor is also recommended. The cost for this hike is $20.00. Sign up with us by Friday, September 4th.

We’ll meet at the NorthWoods lodge located at 154 Leadership Drive in East Charleston, VT. This is about a 20 minute drive from Derby, VT. Follow route 105 to East Charleston, VT and turn onto the 10 Mile Square Road. Leadership Drive is about two miles from the turn.

Walkability Guide: Strenuous Activity - ability to move quickly over uneven terrain for longer periods of time

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Technology SelectionMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Tech Savvy Series: Facebook Workshop

Enhance your Facebook skills with a free expert led class! You’ll leave with a deeper knowledge of hashtags, photo tagging, photo sharing, and an understanding of the settings. There will also be a question and answer period. We’ll meet in the Community National Bank Training Room in Derby, VT. Enter from Crawford Road for the Training Room Entrance. Call to register.

Maple LeafRescheduling to September 2021
Weekend Getaway to Quebec City

Our two-night weekend getaway includes round-trip motor coach transportation, two nights at the Manoir Victoria, baggage handling, four meals, plus gratuities for included meals, guide, and coach driver.
Highlights include:

• Brunch at the Chateau Frontenac
• City Tour
• Plains of Abraham
• Le Quartier Petit Champlain
• Place D’Armes
• Ile De Orleans
• Montmorency Falls
• Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre
• Le Grand Marché

Rates are $759.00 per person double occupancy and $1059.00 single occupancy. A $200.00 deposit is required upon booking and the balance is due by July 17th. A valid passport or enhanced driver’s license is required. Call us at (802) 334-7915 to request a detailed itinerary or to register. Motor coach departs St. Johnsbury, VT at 6:00 a.m., Barton, VT at 6:30 a.m. and Derby, VT at 7:00 a.m.

Walkability Guide: Strenuous Activity - ability to move quickly over uneven terrain for longer periods of time

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through NOVEMBER 12th, 2020 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga Series – Inspired Yoga School, Main Street in Newport, VT

Join Casey Baraw at Inspired Yoga where they believe yoga is for all ages, and most beneficial during our later years when strength, flexibility, and balance make a big difference in our quality of life. This therapeutic yoga series for Community Circle incorporates seated, standing, and floor poses targeting areas of the body that tend to weaken and stiffen with age. Through movement, breathing, and meditation, she aims to improve circulation, increase vitality and balance, and have a little fun along the way.

If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga, this is the perfect opportunity!
If you’re already a seasoned pro, join us for the fun of it! Casey teaches to all abilities. All you need is a t-shirt & yoga pants. Mats are available there or bring your own. $78.00 for 6 classes or $120.00 for 12 classes.
Call Shelly or Julie to register at (802) 334-7915.

BoatFRIDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2020
Fall Foliage Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee

Join us aboard the M/S Mount Washington for a 2 ½ hour narrated cruise on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. This will be followed by free time for lunch on your own at the pier. Enjoy a stop at the Moulton Farm on the way home for complimentary coffee/cider and donuts. The cost for this trip is $89.00. Bus leaves Derby, VT at 7:00 a.m., Barton, VT at 7:15 a.m. and St. Johnsbury, VT at 7:45 a.m.

Walkability Guide: Moderate - ability to walk at a moderate pace

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Join us at the Movies! 

August 11, 2020
Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT
For movie listings:
Website –
or phone 802-748-9511.

August 26, 2020
Waterfront Plaza, Newport, VT
For movie listings:
Website –
or phone 802-334-2610.

We serve complimentary coffee and pastries from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Then at 9:30 a.m., you can see the movie of your choice – on us!
Adult guests are welcome.

Coming Soon

• October 5th:
Tech Savvy Series – iPhone

• November 2nd:
Tech Savvy Series – iPad

• November 4th - 6th:
Foxwoods Casino

• December 3rd:
Mountain View Grand Holiday Luncheon & History Tour

• December 4th:
Holiday Greens Workshop

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Drop us a line to let us know and we’ll add you to our new email
distribution list! Email Shelly at [email protected].com or Julie at [email protected]. In addition to the newsletter, you can also opt to receive periodic updates and information on newly added events.