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Baby Raccoons? Yes, please!

No, that is not a little puppy dog that Glade resident Ricky Kendall is getting to know — it is a baby raccoon. Perhaps their introduction went like this: “Hi, I’m Ricky.” “…Oh hello, I’m Rocky.” Maybe not. Regardless, the young raccoon seemed intrigued by Kendall. Minutes earlier, the baby raccoon was romping around with […]

July 15th, 2014 | Continued

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So “futbol” got this “football” fan’s attention

Like most males and many females living America I’m a football fan and always will be. I did not grow up near a major college so my focus has always been on the NFL. Somehow, I recently got settled in front of a TV with a World Cup game on. Not sure how that happened […]

July 11th, 2014 | Continued

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Why We Live Here

With the abundance of afternoon thunderstorms in recent weeks, there is one thing that all Glade residents have seen a lot of lately — thunderheads. Often, summer time thunderheads are beautiful sights! This one was taken at Lake Glastonbury Dam recently at sunset.

July 2nd, 2014 | Continued

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Keeping an Open mind

Glade resident gets up close look at U.S. Open Special to The Vista Fairfield Glade resident Tim Tewalt recently had the unique experience of serving as a volunteer at the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. Tewalt served as a walking scorer at the event — his third U.S. Open and 17th tournament overall. […]

June 24th, 2014 | Continued

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Glade to celebrate new Druid pool amenities

For The Vista All the work is done and now it’s time to celebrate the results. The Fairfield Glade Community Club announces the Druid Hills Pool grand reopening party on June 19. Beautiful new renovations to the Druid Hills Pool include a covered pavillion, sun deck, pool deck, snack bar, restrooms and storage area. This […]

June 18th, 2014 | Continued

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Summer is the time to consider water safety

By DR. SULLIVAN SMITH Special to The Vista As temperatures continue to stay high this summer, more people head to beaches, pools, lakes and out on boats. Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s emergency physicians want everyone to get all the facts regarding unintentional drowning before you end up in the emergency department, or worse. Every day […]

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Horn elected new Rotary president

At left, past Assistant Rotary District Governor Geoff Fine installed Bruce Horn as the new Fairfield Glade Rotary Club President for the year 2014-2015.  Mr. Fine then presided over the installation of Board Members and Directors.   At right, Bruce Horn thanked out-going Rotary Club President Chris Celik with a gift as thanks for her […]

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Why We Live Here

Another reason why many live here in Fairfield Glade is so they can experience unforgettable moments with their grandchildren. Above is 6-year-old Katie Salta, who made this huge catch while fishing with her grandpaerents — Glade residents Sara and Jim Drake. Katie caught her fish recently on her first cast, using a pink Zebco rod […]

Rotary to host Wine on Plateau

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Rotary Club is proud to present the Second Annual Wine on the Plateau event to be held on Saturday afternoon, October 11 at the four-way stop area. Last year’s event was very successful with approximately 600 attendees, 8 wine distributors with over 60 varieties of fine wine, craft beers, […]

Golfers needed for Art Guild and Rally for Cure events

For The Vista Calling All Golfers! Golfers are needed to fill the course for the Art Guild Golf Fundraiser on Friday July 25. There will be a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start on the Heatherhurst Brae Golf Course.  The cost for each golfer to enter is $75.  This includes the 18 holes of golf, a wonderful […]

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Lions Club honors members at its June meeting

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The June meeting marks the end of the fiscal year for all Lions Clubs. New officers are installed to start their term beginning July 1 and many awards are presented to members for their service to the Club and community. The first award presented at the Fairfield Glade June […]

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Why We Live Here

Another stunning sunset was seen by residents and visitors alike last week. One view of it was taken near Lake Canterbury by Vista photographer Michael Albin. The colors reflected nearly as brilliantly off the water as they did in the sky.

Fairfield Glade Lions install new officers

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Fairfield Glade Lions Club installed the first lady President in their 38-year history at the June 16th meeting. Carol Pontius has been a very active member ever since joining the Club nearly 5 years ago and has maintained perfect attendance. She served as Club Treasurer for 2 years before […]

Exercise caution with July 4th fireworks

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Dept. Chief For The Vista In 2011, 9,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms. The trend in fireworks-related injuries has been mostly in the range of 8,500 to 9,800 since 1997, except for spikes in 2000, primarily due to celebrations around the advent of a new millennium, […]

Fairfield Glade Fire Department in need of firefighters

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Chief For The Vista The first volunteer fire department was organized in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin, in 1736. Now because of his vision, 275 years later, volunteer firefighters are still responding to fires and other emergencies nationally. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a commitment to […]

Rotary’s Auction and Casino Night a success

For The Vista A sold out crowd of local residents enjoyed the June 6 Annual Rotary Club Benefit Auction. There were casino games, fine dining, and 77 silent auction items and 23 live auction items. This year’s event raised approximately $15,000 to benefit the many local charities, service organizations, and scholarships for Cumberland County students. […]

Johnson wins top prize in Fine Art Show

BY JUDY KALHOUN For The Vista On June 6, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade held a reception to announce the winners of the Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show. The pieces were judged by Marcia Goldenstein of Knoxville.  Stonehaus Winery provided refreshments for the occasion. The following prizes were presented by Larry Henson and […]

Peavine Debate is road that never ends

It is my own fault. This off and on again debate about Peavine Road, its numerous signs, its expansion, its potential as a “Scenic Highway” — all my fault. After all, there have been several articles and opinion pieces on the subject(s) in The Vista. But, though debate is healthy, I am getting a little […]

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Why we live here

Well, this is a rare sight! Bob and Jean looked out on their deck recently on Pamala Lane in Fairfield Glade and saw this white squirrel. White squirrels are quite rare, though some towns — including Kenton, TN — have a fairly substantial population of them. In fact, five towns in the U.S. claim to […]

Opportunities abound to help with upkeep of Glade Trails

By DON HAZEL For The Vista As you know the wooded trails in Fairfield Glade are all built and maintained by volunteers. About a month ago, The Friends of Glade Trails asked for volunteers to paint the 11 bridges on the trails with a non-skid paint.  The response was excellent. They had more folks volunteer […]