November and December 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

As 2021 winds down, we want to thank all of you for participating in our activities and outings. We enjoyed getting to know so many of you and look forward to sharing more adventures in 2022.

Wishing you a healthy and peaceful holiday season with family and friends!

Shelly's Signature & Julie

Mobile BankingWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Community National Bank leads the way in mobile and internet banking. Bank on-the-go with your mobile device using our banking app! Access account balances and history, make transfers, view checks and eStatements and manage debit cards. Our Electronic Banking Officer, Janet Gratton, will cover electronic banking using the mobile app from your tablet or smartphone as well as internet banking using your laptop. If you’ve been on the fence about electronic banking, join us to learn all about banking conveniently and securely with mobile and internet banking. The class will take place in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the back parking lot. Please bring your electronic device with you to class. You must register in advance for this free class, 334-7915.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 2021 at 5:00 pmSpoon and Fork

Experience dishes from around the world without leaving Orleans County! Born and raised in Austria, Inn keeper and renowned chef, Fritz Halbedl has cooked his way across Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia before spending 14 years at Royal Caribbean International as their First Senior Executive Chef of the entire fleet. Chef Fritz is preparing an international buffet with some of his favorite dishes from his travels. Our buffet will include soup, salad, breads, main course options (including vegetarian) as well as a dessert buffet. The price is $35.00 per person, including tax and gratuity, and is due at time of booking. Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

Please note: the bank will be closed

Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 25th in observance of Christmas

Additionally, all offices will close at 1:00 p.m. on December 24th and at 3:00 p.m. on December 31st.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

Android™ Smart Phone Workshop (any Android device)
Enhance your Android™ smart phone skills with a free, expert-led class! Experienced technicians from Audiocarve will cover the basics as well as Google Duo, Facebook messaging and chatting, email and video chatting. You’ll leave with a deeper knowledge of what your smart phone can do for you!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 10:00 a.m.

Apple® iPad Workshop
Just getting started with your iPad? This free class will help you get comfortable using it. Get the most out of the powerful built-in apps including
Calendar, Contacts, Siri, Email, Texting, Facetime, Safari, iBooks and more!

NOTE: All classes will take place in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the back parking lot. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Please bring your electronic device with you to class. You must register in advance for these free classes, 334-7915.


Ring in the holiday with the sounds of the season with our local youth as they present their annual holiday concerts. We’ll meet in the high school lobby, purchase our own tickets and enjoy the show together. Call us to have your name added to our notification list, 334-7915.

Christmas TreeFRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Make and Take a Holiday Centerpiece and a Small Door Swag! We’ve got a local expert donating her time and talent to show us how to create beautiful holiday centerpieces and swags. Join us for this festive event and create something beautiful for your home for the holidays. We’ll supply the containers, greens and bows. Bring your own clippers and any additional decorations you’d like to personalize your pieces with. There are two class times to choose from: 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. The cost for this class is $10.00, due at the time of registration. We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the back parking lot. Call us to book your seat, 334-7915.

Spoon and ForkTHURSDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2021 at NOON

Whoever said “There’s no place like home for the holidays,” has never been to the Derby Line Village Inn during the holidays! Decked out in all its holiday finery, experience the beauty and charm of the historic 125 year-old inn at Christmas. Inn owners Fritz and Paula Halbedl are creating a very special three-course plated holiday meal just for us! Come celebrate the season with your Community Circle family. The all-inclusive price for this event is $39.00 (gratuity included). Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915. Payment is due at time of booking.

FrostingSATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Valerie has been perfecting the art of the perfect gingerbread house for over 20 years and is sharing her tips and tricks on how to roll out and bake gingerbread. Your kit will include her homemade gingerbread and royal icing, as well as decorations to create a deluxe 6” x 8” house in a holiday setting. Each attendee can bring along a helper. The cost for this class is $33.00 and is due at the time of registration. The class will be held in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Seating is limited. Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

BookJoin our informal literature circle and curl up with a good book with a monthly book club!

There are two options available:
At the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby
Community Circle members are invited to join Vermont Humanities Council’s (VHC) Reading and Discussion program hosted at the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby. VHC provides the books and trained scholars lead each session. We will meet in person one afternoon a month.
At the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport
We will meet in person on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 in the Vermont Room at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport.

Please call Shelly or Julie for more details or to have your name added to our list of attendees, 334-7915.

MahjongAmerican Mahjong is a game of strategy, skill and luck. The objective of the game is to be the first, by drawing and discarding tiles, to match tiles to a specific hand from a National Mahjong League card. This game can become quite addictive and groups become friends! We’re interested in starting a beginner Mahjong class. Please let us know if this is something you’d be interested in learning and playing through the winter. We’re also looking for an instructor. Please contact us for more details.

This winter we will be organizing snowshoe outings on a regular basis. We hope you’ll consider joining us for some quality time in the great outdoors. We can also set you up with snowshoe rentals if you don’t already have a pair. Our full moon snowshoe event in February was very popular and we plan to do this again in 2022. Send us an email or give us a call to have your name added to our snowshoe notification list.
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 28th, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Beat the winter blahs and exercise your brain with an afternoon of cribbage or scrabble! We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank. Call us to register and bring your boards if you have them, 802-334-7915.

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. A deposit of $829.00 is due at time of booking, with final payment due by February 4th, 2022.
For a detailed itinerary visit: – or call us to receive an itinerary by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915.

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JULY 25th - AUGUST 6th, 2022Cruise Ship

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.

Trip highlights include:
• 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.
• In a modern saloon, enjoy dishes inspired by Fannie Q, the Alaskan pioneer.
• 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.

Inside cabins are $6,099.00 double, $8,899.00 single; outside cabins are $7,149.00 double, $10,749.00 single; and balcony cabins are $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. Round trip motorcoach transportation to Boston’s Logan Airport. A deposit of $1,149.00 is due at time of booking (fully refundable up until January 26th, 2022), and final payment is due by March 28th, 2022. Call us for an itinerary or more details, 334-7915.

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ExclamationHelp us decide which trip to include for 2022!

We’re trying to gauge interest for an additional bus trip in September, 2022. Please let us know if you might be interested in either of the following:
• Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg – 7 days
• NYC – Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, and a Broadway Show – 3 or 4 days

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour – enjoy coffee and a donut. Then at 9:30 a.m., see the movie of your choice – on us! Adult guests are welcome.Movie Star


November 24th and December 29th, 2021– Waterfront Plaza, Newport
For movie listings, visit or call 802-334-2610.