May 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter every day! Julie and I will soon join the ranks of the “fully vaccinated” and we couldn’t be more excited! We have adjusted our travel policy to reflect changes around Covid-19. Effective immediately, anyone traveling with us by bus will need to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 at least two weeks prior to departure. I hope to see you at a future event,Shelly's Signature

We’ll be organizing a drive yourself event to include a guided tour of the Old Stone House Museum and a walk on their new nature trail. Please let us know if you’d like to be on the notification list once we’ve worked out all the details.

Listen and learn about Vermont Land Trust’s extensive project to build a boardwalk and bridge that will cross the mouth of Scott’s Cove connecting Prouty Beach to the trails at Bluffside Farm and the Bike Path. The project is nearing completion and Jeremy will share his knowledge of the project and the surrounding wetlands. We will also hike the nature trails before and after this event. This will take place sometime in May or very early June. Call or email to let us know if you’d like to be added to the notification list.

SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Join Shelly and Julie for a group green-up effort! We’ll meet at the East Side restaurant parking lot and cover the area along the waterfront to the Causeway Bridge. We promise you’ve never had this much fun picking up someone else’s trash! Wear long pants, a mask and waterproof footwear. Rubber gloves will be provided. Call the office to register, 334-7915.

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PassportTUESDAY, MAY 18th, 2021 from Noon - 3:00 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 and will provide the necessary forms to you in advance. Bring your documentation along with checks for the U.S. Department of State and the USPS for photo and postage fee. This event will take place in our CNB Community Room in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the upper back parking lot. Call us to reserve your appointment, 334-7915.

Golf club and ballWEDNESDAYS, MAY 19th - JUNE 23rd, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Join PGA Golf Pro Josh Olney for a relaxed, low-intensity golf clinic for the beginner. If you’re looking to learn the game or perhaps brush-up after not having been on the course in a while, this clinic is for you! Josh will cover driving, putting and chipping, to full swing skills. If you have clubs please bring them with you. The clinic is limited to 12 participants and the fee for the six week program is $150.00. Call us to reserve your space, 334-7915.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY FILLED. Let us know if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

Mouse clickerTuesday, May 4th
Apple iPhone® Class

Wednesday, May 5th
Android™ Smart Phone Workshop 
(any Android™ device)

Tuesday, May 11th
Zoom ClassZoom

Thursday, May 20th
Apple iPad® Workshop

NOTE: All classes take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room. Class sizes are limited to allow for social distancing. Please wear your mask and bring your devices.


MAY 22nd, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

The Community Circle Team will be walking the 4-mile course which starts at the Derby Beach House and continues up through Route 111 (the eastbound lane will be closed to traffic for runners and walkers). This will be a socially distanced event with safety protocols in place. Enjoy live performances of bluegrass music before, during and after the event. All participants who register with us by April 29th will also receive a Dandelion Run T-shirt. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee is $19.00 in advance for the 4 mile route. A portion of each registration will be donated to Umbrella, an advocacy group that provides support to victims and families affected by domestic violence. Call the Community Circle office to register, 334-7915. Participants must register AND pay no later than April 29th. 

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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! Along the way, our nature specialists will provide nature tips. 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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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! 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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Join us on a two-night getaway to beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine where we’ll spend two nights at the Bar Harbor Regency hotel ( 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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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

Rates: $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
• Edgartown
• Nantucket
• A New England
• Martha’s Vineyard Lobster Dinner
• Kennedy Memorial
• Gayhead Cliffs
• Oak Bluff
• 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 in one hotel in Hyannis, all attraction admissions, ferry charges, professional guide services, seven meals (four breakfasts and three dinners, including a lobster dinner), and gratuities for the professional guide and the coach driver. The price per person double occupancy is $1560.00, single is $1960.00, and triple occupancy is $1460.00 per person. 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. 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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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.comlink/1035900 – or call us to receive an itinerary by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915.

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Cruise ShipSummer 2022

Dates are TBD – we’ve had a few cabins open up. Call for more info.

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.