June 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

Julie and I are both fully vaccinated and are looking forward to reconnecting with you as the Vermont Forward Plan continues relaxing Covid-19 health and quarantine rules. We have a few local drive yourself events and some fun bus trips planned in the coming months. We hope you’ll join us!Shelly's Signature

KayakSATURDAY, JUNE 5th, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. (RAIN DATE: JUNE 19th)

Join Northwoods Stewardship Center for a paddle on Lake Memphremagog. From the mouth of Hall’s Creek, we will paddle out on the lake to Eagle Point in search of aquatic flora and fauna – a great spot for lunch in the canoes, too! The cost for this event is $35.00 per person and includes a canoe, paddle and life jacket. Please be sure to bring along your lunch, water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you bring your own kayak, paddle and life jacket, the fee is $15.00. We will meet at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area parking lot at 8:30 a.m. We’ll get situated on the water and hope to be paddling downstream by 9:00 a.m., then off the water around noon. Call us at 334-7915 to sign up for this event. Payment is due at sign-up.

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PassportTUESDAY, JUNE 15th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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 with ease, no lines or wait times. We’re scheduling 10 minute appointments. This event will take place at Community National Bank in Island Pond. Call us to make an appointment, 334-7915.

THURSDAY, 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. 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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Theater MasksAUGUST 7th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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 can 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.

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 limited.

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

They say the third time is a charm – we are scheduled and booked to go to Alaska on July 25th, 2022! Join us for a detailed presentation to learn more about this amazing adventure. This event will take place in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Please call to reserve your seat at this presentation, 334-7915.

SUNDAY- 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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WEDNESDAY, 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.

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

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A Weekend in Quebec City

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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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 also 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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Foxwoods Casino

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. Enjoy an immersive, eye-opening journey through time to explore history and today’s vibrant American Indian cultures.

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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CloverNEW DATES: APRIL 25th - MAY 7th, 2022

Our adventure to Ireland features many must-see inclusions such as Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, the famous 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.

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Movie Mornings in Newport and in St. Johnsbury have been suspended until further notice.

We look forward to bringing back this popular monthly event. Check our Facebook page or our web page on the Community National Bank website for
any announcements between newsletters.

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