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Dublin Crossing is great change of pace restaurant

By JIM ARBER The Food Sleuth For The Vista On January 19 of this year something rather remarkable took place. The famous Little Depot from Mayland TN was moved to downtown Crossvile, TN by Bruce Cannon the owner of several local businesses. Little Depot was nestled in behind the Beef and Barrel restaurant and was […]

December 8th, 2016 | Continued

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Feature Article #2

Autumn Snapshots

It is the favorite time of the year for many Fairfield Glade residents and guests — Autumn. And whether you are at one of the golf courses like Heatherhurst Crag (below) or just driving down a road …. the Fall colors pop out and grab you. Enjoy!

November 3rd, 2016 | Continued

Feature Article #3

Glade native completes amazing project enabling all to know what lies beneath lakes

By PAUL LARSEN Special to The Vista My name is Paul Larsen and I grew up in Fairfield Glade during the early 1980’s. As a child, I remember standing on our family dock wondering what lie beneath the water. I returned to the Glade in 2016 and went to the marinas to inquire if they […]

October 28th, 2016 | Continued

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FAREWELL TO “THE KING”

Palmer’s influence crossed generations When I was a boy, we had two trees in the front yard, straight across from each other and spaced about 10-15 yards apart. My Dad had given me an old Wilson Arnold Palmer Signature 8-iron to use and I would go out and chip balls from one tree to another, […]

October 4th, 2016 | Continued

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Be careful what you dream of

By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Politicians along with the Chamber of Commerce leaders are constantly dreaming about finding ways to bring new business into Cumberland County. Many of them have turned out well and we give them credit where credit is due. But this most recent dream of the Crab Orchard Wind project is […]

September 14th, 2016 | Continued

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Rotary’s Million Dollar Dinner Exceeds All Expectations!

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Rotary District 6780 first Million Dollar Dinner was held on Saturday evening, November 19th, in Knoxville. Over 100 Rotarian Donors, who have recently made or pledged a contribution of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation were formally recognized at the dinner. Rotary International President John F. Germ of […]

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Lions Travelogue returns on Jan. 2

By KEN STEADMAN & JOHN HOLOD For The Vista Film maker/speaker, John Holod, returns to the Palace Theater stage Monday, January 2, 2017 to resume the Fairfield Glade Lions Travelogue Series. The title of John’s adventure is “Natural Wonders of the Southeast Coast: Virginia Beach to Key West”. It will all start at 7 P.M. […]

Safety strategies crucial as daylight hours decrease

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista This time of year the amount of daylight is shorter than the summer months. If your schedule leaves you walking at dawn, dusk, or after dark, you should learn to do so safely. Whether you find yourself walking in the dark due to the short […]

Instantly Add A Guest Room Or An Entire Resort To Your Fairfield Glade Residence

For The Vista If you have people coming for the holidays and don’t know where to put them, consider using Fairfield Glade as your guest room. Whether your guests are relatives or just friends they will be treated like family and kept close during their visit. For a complete listing of amenities available for entertaining […]

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Opposition grows

County residents stage protest at Commissioners’ meeting COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista At 7 A.M., led by Jim Martin or  “Mountain Man” as many call him, a group of concerned citizens gathered in protest at the Courthouse in downtown Crossville on October 17. Since Mr. Martin lives in Crab Orchard within a 1,000-feet of […]

Peavine Pickup slated

For The Vista It’s that time again to pick up litter on Peavine Road, and boy does it need it!  Friends of Peavine’s next proposed pickup days are: Wednesday, November 9  OR  Thursday, November 10  OR  Friday, November 11 — they will work from the 4-way stop in the Glade to Gwin Realty Please reply […]

Lions celebrate Centennial legacy with gift

BY KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Lions Clubs International celebrates their 100th anniversary in fiscal year 2016-17. The actual date will be June 7, 2017. The Fairfield Glade Lions Club is very proud to celebrate this occasion for a couple of reasons. First of all, they are one of the over 46,000 Lions Clubs in […]

Lions announce Reverse Raffle winners

BY KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The 2016 Fairfield Glade Lions Club Reverse Raffle comes to a close. A record net profit of over $14,000 was reached and the 2nd place prize winner actually took the prize rather than cash. It’s been a wonderful year for the Lions! The Grand Prize winner was Elizabeth Draper […]

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Wine On The Plateau is Saturday!!!

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Don’t miss out on an afternoon on a great afternoon of music, tasting wines, craft beers and foods from local restaurants this Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center from 2-4 p.m. New this year will be a finer wine tasting area for the more […]

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Wyatt is Student of the Month

BY KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Cumberland County High School senior, Karon Wyatt, was selected by CCHS Counselor, Dawn Shaw, to be one of the “Students of the Month” in the Fairfield Glade Lions Club Program. Lion Bob Cover is chairman for this Program and assigned the month of September to Karon along with Corporate […]

FGRS giving away wonderful gift in exchange for time a little time

By DAVID H. PRIGG For The Vista FGRS is going to give away a Car Spa that includes both internal and external detailing, an oil change and tire rotation. This prize ($170 value) is being donated by Kirk Automotive of Crossville to a lucky Fairfield Glade resident in return for completing a simple, 10 minute […]

Rotary’s Next big event is Wine On The Plateau

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Labor Day weekend is over —Wine On The Plateau is next event in Fairfield Glade — Saturday, September 17, from 2 to 4 P.M.  is Wine On The Plateau at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center. Music by “Sleeping Bee” will accompany the tasting of a good mix […]

Two season-opening hikes await Glade group

By ANNE DODGE & MARY KOPMEIER For The Vista On September 9th the Fairfield Glade Hikers will hike Soldier’s Beach Trail in Meadow Park (1.7 miles) and the Byrd Creek and nature trail in Cumberland Mountain State Park (2.5miles) for a total of 4.2 miles. Soldier’s Beach Trail is rated easy; however, the Byrd Trail is […]

Remembering the old course

Perhaps long forgotten now, there was once a Par 3 golf course off of Peavine Road and Woodgate Drive – equipped with lights for night play, a driving range and a restaurant a pro shop. Now out of business, the course is overgrown but there is still plenty of natural beauty to be found as […]

Would Wind Farm cut our electric costs here at home?

By JAY MCCARTHY COMMENTARY For The Vista Wind farms are bad news Should government policy be wrong (wind turbines are notoriously ineffective at generating substantial amounts of electricity), then West Cumbria will be blighted by a plethora of wind farms that will ruin the landscape, adversely affect tourism, harm our environment, and not do much […]