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This weather has been for the Birds

Torrential rain one day, bitter cold the next, perhaps a bit of snow another day. That has been the winter of 2017-18 so far and we still have six weeks to go. But imagine what it has been like for our feathered friends. Not pleasant as they take shelter whereever they can find it. Above […]

February 22nd, 2018 | Continued

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Debate begins after Discovery Center purchase

By FAIRFIELD GLADE BOARD OF DIRECTORS For The Vista Last year we had an agreement to purchase the Discovery Center property for $430,000 but later withdrew it when we identified significant additional costs in excess of $200,000 needed to make the entire building fully ADA compliant for administration offices and our Police Department. The final […]

February 15th, 2018 | Continued

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Glade GM Weber breaks down latest financial numbers

By BOB WEBER Fairfield Glade General Manager For The Vista As of December 31, 2017, the Club continued to be financially strong and sound with a cash position of $5.7 million, a $300k increase over 2016, and Members’ Equity of $45.9 million, a $1 million increase over 2016. Cash is made up of the following:  […]

February 8th, 2018 | Continued

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Glade Residents present ambulance concern to County

COMMENTARY BY CARMIN LYNCH For The Vista As reported in last week’s newspaper, an issue has arisen concerning the response time of our Cumberland County Ambulance Service. According to statistics provided by the E911 Dispatch Center, five of the six County Ambulance Stations are not achieving the response time performance standards set by the American […]

January 26th, 2018 | Continued

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Ambulance response time to be addressed at Town Hall event

By JOHN BYERS For The Vista In the most recent Fairfield Glade Residents Survey Health and Safety ranked as number 1 and 2 in importance. When Fairfield Glade Residents think of the Fairfield Glade Fire Department many believe it includes EMR, EMT, Paramedics and Ambulance services. It does not. Cumberland County EMS is responsible to […]

January 10th, 2018 | Continued

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How sweet it is!

5th Annual Cupcake Wars event a tasty success For The Vista Who doesn’t like a good cupcake, right? Well, cupcake lovers had their day recently at the Fairfield Glade Community Club at the 5th Annual Cupcake Wars. There were14 different entries of cupcakes submitted to be judged.  The judges were Darcie Roach (from Good Samaritans), […]

Take preventative measures to ward off Flu

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista If you don’t make an effort to prevent it, odds are that you’ll catch the flu this season. For most of us it means a couple of weeks out of work or school, then life goes back to normal. But the flu can be serious, even […]

FGCC charter makes buying this building a bit puzzling

COMMENTARY By JOHN BYERS For The Vista To be clear, I support all of Fairfield Glade’s basic services: Police, Fire, managing our amenities, and community planning. I also believe that a full time, on- site Ambulance Service is required for the health and well being of our residents. I further support community governance in compliance […]

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Judge McKenzie visits Rotary Club

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade was honored to have Judge Gary S. McKenzie of the 13 Circuit Court, covering the Upper Cumberland area including Cumberland County, presented  a program on the workings and success of the Recovery Court and Veterans Court. These courts substitute vigorous treatment, counseling, and […]

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Lions announce next Travelogue

By KEN STEADMAN & GRAY WARRINER For The Vista Gray Warriner is no stranger to the Place Theatre stage. He has made many appearances and entertained the audience with his informative and colorful travelogue films over several years. The Fairfield Glade Lions Club is proud to sponsor Gray’s latest film “Ghosts of the Gold Rush”. […]

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Winter Reflections on Oxford

Even in a beautiful place like Fairfield Glade, we have our share of cold, dreary days in the Winter. But on ocassional days the sun is shining and their are bright colors to be seen — such as this sunrise over Lake Oxford taken last week — one in which the colors reflected gorgeously off […]

New Glade Fire Dept. Board is up and running

By TERRY MCCARTHY AND BOB TERRAFORTE For The Vista As you may be aware, in the fall an of 2017, an oversight Board of Directors was established by the Fairfield Glade Fire Department. This board consists of seven members. Two from the fire department, two from the Fairfield Glade Community Club and three committee members at […]

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What a difference a week makes

Was it early last week when we had temperatures in single digits and even down to zero? And we received a couple of inches of the white stuff that made roads and bridges — like this one Lakeview Dr near Lake Catherine — slick and dangerous. But by this past weekend — and onward through […]

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Rotary donates to Youth Programs

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Rotary started off 2018 with donations to Youth Programs in Cumberland County. Donna King, incoming President of Imagination Library of Cumberland Country, received a donation to give books to children.  Imagination Library was founded by Dolly Parton and has local chapters around the country implementing her […]

Lewis captures Football Forecasters title

For The Vista The VISTA’s 2017-2018 Football Forecasters Contest of 20 College Bowl Games was won by Ed Lewis in another contest featuring many close games. The six participants compiled an overall record of 71-49 in the contest which featured eleven games being decided by seven points or less. Ed’s record of 14-6 edged Geoff […]

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Wintertime beauty in the Glade

Last week was brutal here on the Plateau with its frigid temperatures. Even still, there was beauty to be observed in Fairfield Glade just as the frozen-over waters of Lake Sherwood (below right) and then, after a gray, bitterly cold day, the sunrise the next day (left) was astounding and made it feel just a […]

Forgey named Assistant Golf Pro of the Year

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) is proud to announce that Adam Forgey was recently named Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee PGA “Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.” The “Assistant Golf Professional of the Year Award” recognizes an Assistant Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as an overall Assistant Professional. This […]

No paper next week

The Vista will not print on December 26th or January 2nd. Any news items or classifieds or other ads to run can still be emailed to: [email protected] Thank you to our readers and advertisers for a great 2017!

Though imperfect, FGCC working hard for you

By JOHN CONRAD Board President For The Vista Carol and I think choosing to live in Fairfield Glade six years ago was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We are proud of our decision and we are proud of where we live. We are proud of the five wonderful golf courses – […]

Be safe during the holiday season

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista The holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year for alcohol-related crashes. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) estimates that “each year nationally, more than 1,000 people typically die during Thanksgiving to New Year’s in drunk driving crashes”. New Year’s season is one of […]