July 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

This month we’re announcing an opportunity for Community Circle members to give their time to make a difference in the community. In keeping with the old saying, “Many hands make light work,” we’ll be partnering with the Skills USA students from North Country Union High School to assist them with their annual Community Clothing Drop and Swap in October. The details for this volunteer effort are on page 3. I hope you’ll join me and Julie in assisting the students with this event that many families in Orleans County rely on.

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We’re lining up a few local kayaking adventures over the summer and fall. Bring your own kayak, paddle and life jacket for a paddle on one of our many beautiful local lakes or ponds. If this is of interest to you and you do not have your own kayak, rentals are available through the Great Outdoors in Newport.
Let us know if you’d like to be on the notification list to receive emails about these drive yourself events once we’ve ironed out the dates and details, 334-7915.

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Ship WheelTHURSDAY, JULY 22nd, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Northern Star will once again grace the waters of Lake Memphremagog and is making its debut this summer. Community Circle members are invited to enjoy the history and beauty of Lake Memphremagog along with a local historian. We will meet at the city dock by 1:45 p.m. for our 2:00 p.m. sailing. The price is $29.95 per person and due when you reserve your space. Seating is limited to 49 people. Call us to reserve your space, 334-7915.

SATURDAY, JULY 24th, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Join Shelly and Julie on a garden tour of some of the finest gardens in the Newport/Derby area and visit with their gardeners. The cost of the tour is $20.00 per person, payable there. We’ll meet at the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby at 10:00 a.m. Call us to sign up for this fun event, 334-7915.

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THURSDAY, JULY 29th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The museum holds over 30,000 objects from an eclectic permanent collection, including natural science specimens, historical artifact, archival
photographs and documents, and ethnologic treasures. You can also journey through the cosmos, guided by one of their astronomy experts at the Planetarium. No visit is complete without a stop at the Butterfly House. This vibrant space is home to a selection of butterflies that are native to northern New England, including Monarchs, Eastern Swallowtails, Red Admirals, Painted Ladies, and more. Following our visit, for anyone interested in joining us for lunch, we have a lunch reservation at Anthony’s diner. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $8.00 for seniors (65+); Planetarium admission is $7.00, payable there. Please call us to register so we can provide the museum with an accurate headcount, 334-7915.

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TheaterSATURDAY, AUGUST 7th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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 can change the world when you change your mind! This high-energy, full-hearted hit is inspiring audiences to let love shine.

The price for this trip is $89.00 which includes round trip motorcoach transportation and a ticket to the afternoon performance. Payment is due at the time of booking and a copy of your Covid vaccination is also required. We’ll leave Derby at 10:00 a.m., Barton at 10:15 a.m., and St. Johnsbury at 10:30 a.m. We’ll stop in Littleton for lunch on your own. We expect to be back in Derby around 5:30 p.m. Due to capacity restrictions, seating is

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Cruise ShipTHURSDAY, AUGUST 12th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Since we announced our new dates for Alaska 2022 in the May newsletter, we’ve sold a number of seats. There is a chance we may only have a limited number of cabins available by the time of the scheduled presentation. Space is available. If you’re interested in joining us to Alaska, we recommend calling us to reserve your cabin now. We can answer any questions you may have. The Alaska trip presentation will take place in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Please call to reserve your seat at this presentation, 334-7915.

LobsterSUNDAY - TUESDAY, AUGUST 29th - 31st, 2021

Join us on a two-night getaway to beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine where we’ll spend two nights at the Bar Harbor Regency hotel (www.barharborregency.com). Located on the Atlantic oceanfront, the Bar Harbor Regency is conveniently situated near the entrance of Acadia National Park and only one mile from downtown Bar Harbor. We’ve planned a balance of scheduled events and leisure time. On Monday, we’ll enjoy a
morning tour of Acadia National Park. The afternoon will be yours to explore or sign up for an optional afternoon sail aboard the Margaret Todd, a 151’ schooner. That evening, we’ll enjoy a Down East Lobster Bake (steak option available) at our hotel.

Our trip includes:
• Premier Motorcoach transportation (with Wi-Fi)
• Two nights at the Bar Harbor Regency hotel
• Two buffet breakfasts
• 2 ½ hour narrated tour of Acadia National Park
• One plated lobster bake dinner
• Housekeeping gratuity
• Baggage handling at the hotel
• Lodging and dining tax

The price for this trip is $625.00 per person double occupancy, $540.00 per person triple occupancy and $960.00 single. A deposit of $200.00 per person is due upon registration and the final payment is due by July 15th. Optional afternoon sail on Monday is an additional $42.00 per person. A copy of your vaccination card is also required at the time of final payment. The motorcoach will leave from Derby at 8:00 a.m., Barton at 8:15 a.m., and from St. Johnsbury at 8:30 a.m. Call us to receive a full, detailed itinerary.

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MedicineWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Just in time for the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period, our boot camp will cover all the ins and outs of Medicare, Medicare supplement plans, Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans. There will also be a question and answer period. Whether you’re brand new to Medicare or would like more information about the supplement plans, this boot camp is for you. We’ll meet in the Community National Bank Community Room. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5, park in the back parking lot and follow the sidewalk to the Community Room. You must R.S.V.P for this free event by calling the Community Circle office at 334-7915.

Get a good look at Vermont, and a little bit of Canada, from the top of Jay Peak via the resort’s aerial tram. We are planning to have lunch at one of the resort restaurants either before or after our tram ride. This will likely take place on a Saturday in September. Let us know if you’d like to be on the notification list for this Drive Yourself event once we’ve ironed out the details.

Discover, learn and explore the incredible Nulhegan Basin division of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife refuge. Located four miles from the Canadian border in the most remote part of Vermont, the visitor station is 10 miles northeast of Island Pond. Refuge lands consist of more than 26,000 acres of forest interspersed with forested wetlands, peatlands and shrub
swamps. This division is known for abundant songbirds and has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. The Fish and Wildlife Refuge manager will greet us and provide an introduction and some history, we’ll explore the Visitor Center and hike some of their trails. Please let us know if you’d like to be on the notification list for this event once we determine a date, 334-7915.

FRIDAY - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th - 26th, 2021

We’ve got a sensational itinerary planned for Quebec City!

Price includes:
• Round trip Premier Motorcoach transportation
• Two nights hotel accommodations at the Manoir Victoria in Old Quebec
• Four meals: two breakfasts and two lunches
• Guided city tour of Quebec City
• Montmorency Falls aerial tram ride
• Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Basilica
• Tigidou Confitrie, Isle de Bacchus Winery and Cassis Monna and Filles
• Services of a licensed local step-on guide
• Roundtrip porterage at hotel (one piece per person)
• Gratuities for step-on guides, meals and bus driver.

The price for this trip is $775.00 per person double occupancy and $1050.00 single occupancy. A $200.00 deposit is due upon registration and the balance is due on July 9th, 2021. Optional travel insurance is recommended.
A copy of your vaccination card is also required at the time of final payment. Our motorcoach will depart St. Johnsbury at 7:00 a.m., Barton at 7:15 a.m., and Derby at 7:30 a.m. Call us to receive a full, detailed itinerary.

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FRIDAY and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st and 2nd, 2021

Community Circle members are invited to be part of a group volunteer effort. We’ll be helping the Skills USA students from North Country Union High School with their annual Clothing Drop and Swap. This event allows hundreds of students to find quality secondhand apparel for the whole family, for free. This event requires many hands to make it successful and the students organizing the drop and swap are grateful for our help. There are two volunteer opportunity times to choose from:
• Friday, October 1st from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
We’ll assist the SkillsUSA students with receiving donated clothing and sorting it into categories and sizes in the gymnasium.
• Saturday, October 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – Noon
We will be volunteering alongside the students help keep the tables of clothing sorted and straightened up.

Call to let us know which of these times you’d like to sign up for, 334-7915.

AnchorSUNDAY - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd - 7th, 2021

Join us for a fun-filled, 4-night trip to beautiful Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.

Highlights will include:
• Hyannis
• Oak Bluff
• Nantucket
• Edgartown
• Martha’s Vineyard
• Gayhead Cliffs
• Kennedy Memorial
• A New England Lobster Dinner
• A Whale Watch

This is also the season for the Cranberry Harvest. If our timing is right, we’ll have a chance to see the farmers actively gathering them for a wet harvest in a “sea of red,” or even picking them for a dry harvest. On our way home, we’ll visit the Mayflower II, as well as Plimoth Plantation.

This trip includes motorcoach transportation, four nights at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, all attraction admissions, ferry charges, professional guide services, seven meals (four breakfasts and three dinners), and gratuities for the professional guide and the coach driver. The price is $1,560.00 per person double occupancy, $1,460.00 per person triple occupancy, and $1,960.00 single occupancy. A deposit of $250.00 per person is due at time of booking and final payment is due by July 23rd. We
will leave from Derby at 8:00 a.m., Barton at 8:15 a.m., and St. Johnsbury at 8:30 a.m.
Call us to receive a full, detailed itinerary.

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Lottery MachineWEDNESDAY - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd - 5th, 2021

Join us for two fun-filled days at Foxwoods with two nights at the beautiful Great Cedar Hotel and Tower. Try your luck at the many casinos, enjoy a variety of restaurants, the spa and pool. Foxwoods is also home to the largest Tanger outlets all under one roof. On Thursday evening, a group of us will try our luck at Bingo and you’re welcome to join us. A shuttle will also be available for the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

This trip includes:
• Round trip motorcoach transportation
• Hotel for two nights, all taxes
• Luggage handling and driver gratuity
• $20.00 slot play; two $10.00 food coupons per person or full buffet; two $5.00 food coupons or full breakfast buffet

The price for this trip is $368.00 per person double occupancy, $348.00 per person triple occupancy, and $468.00 single occupancy. A $50.00 per person deposit is due at booking and final payment is due by Friday, September 10th. We will leave the Community National Bank parking lot in Derby at 9:00 a.m., Barton at 9:15 a.m. and St. Johnsbury at 9:45 a.m. We’ll stop for lunch along the way. On Friday, we’ll depart for home at 1:00 p.m.

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CloverAPRIL 25th - MAY 7th, 2022

Our adventure to Ireland features Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, the walled city of Derry, and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Our tour includes 11 nights in 4-star (or greater) hotels, 17 meals, trip cancellation insurance (cancel for ANY reason), airfare from Boston and round trip motorcoach transportation from Derby, Barton and St. Johnsbury. Rates are $4,998.00 per person double occupancy and $5,798.00 single occupancy. For a detailed itinerary visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1035900 – or call us to receive an itinerary by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915.

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Cruise ShipJULY 25th - AUGUST 6th, 2022

This Heart of Alaska cruise/tour combines seven nights of gliding through nature’s showplace on a Princess Cruise, plus five days on land spotlighting the attractions of Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage and a scenic drive along the Alaska Range. Enjoy the luxurious, escorted motorcoach with local guides, scenic rail travel and the beautiful Princess cruise ship.

Collette experiences:
• Enjoy an unforgettable rail journey from Denali to Talkeetna in a luxury domed railcar
• Enjoy an expert guided Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
• Relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in Historic Skagway.
Culinary inclusions:
• In a modern saloon, enjoy dishes inspired by Fannie Q, the Alaskan pioneer.
Must-see inclusions:
• Relax aboard a 7-night Princess Cruise – your fabulous floating resort
• Cruise past Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s largest glaciers
• Sail through Glacier Bay, a treasure trove of glaciers and coastal islands.
Pricing for this trip:
• Inside cabin rates: $6,099.00 double; $8,899.00 single
• Outside cabin rates: $7,149.00 double; $10,749.00 single
• Balcony cabin rates: $7,449.00 double; $11,249.00 single.

Rates are per person and include airfare, cruise tour fare, all port taxes, all transfers, trip cancellation/medical insurance and fully escorted tour in Alaska with select tours and meals indicated on the itinerary. Round trip motorcoach transportation to Boston’s Logan Airport from Derby, Barton or St. Johnsbury. For a complete, detailed itinerary go to:
https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/957485 or call to receive one by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915.

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