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Birdsall, Smith elected to Glade Board of Directors

By KEITH WALTHER For The Vista After a long election process, Phil Birdsall and Steven Smith have been elected to serve on the 2018 Fairfield Glade Board of Directors. The election results were announced at last Friday’s Annual Fairfield Glade Community Club’s Membership Meeting:: Candidate # of Votes   % Phil Birdsall  2,714 49.4 Steven […]

September 21st, 2017 | Continued

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It’s time to concentrate on the real important issues — over or under?

We live in perilous times here in Fairfield Glade. All this bickering over Fire Departments and Board elections has us all on edge. So I thought it was time to delve into some really hard-hitting news to get our minds off of those things. It came to me recently that the truly weightier matter that […]

September 14th, 2017 | Continued

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Is Dillman trying to go independent?

By JOHN PATTERSON 9th District County Commissioner For The Vista Ever since the Fairfield Glade Community Club relinquished the titles to our fire engines, etc., to the Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Department it has been my belief that Chief Matthew E. Dillman, in his quest for power and authority, would eventually attempt to institute his […]

September 7th, 2017 | Continued

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Glade in path of Solar Eclipse — what to know to stay safe

Courtesy of NASA For The Vista More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which […]

August 17th, 2017 | Continued

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Feature Article #5

Venting and wishing for the end of election

I try to be even-keeled. I really do. Don’t always succeed … but try. And I try to be fair to everyone. Give everyone a voice. Let them have their say. And most of my columns try to stay on the humorous or helpful side. Not this one. This Board election and all the bickering […]

August 10th, 2017 | Continued

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Lions Golf tourney a success

Nearly 100 golfers participate at Heatherhurst Golf Course   By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista It was a very pleasant day from shot-gun start to enjoyable finish for 24 golf teams (96 women and men golfers). The event was the Fairfield Glade Lions 28th  Golf Tournament on September 9 at Heatherhurst’s Crag course. The Tournament […]

Who owns the Fire Dept.?

COMMENTARY For The Vista We suppose the answer to this question depends on when you ask it. Back in the early 70’s, a group of people saw a need for better fire protection in Fairfield Glade.  They proposed starting a local fire brigade to get an early start on a fire incident, using one engine […]

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Lions’ 2017-18 Travelogue Series starts on October 2

By KEN STEADMAN  AND MARTIN DARRAH For The Vista Martin Darrah is the award-winning executive director and cinematographer of the renowned Portland, Oregon based Production Company, International Film & Video. Darrah’s 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. […]

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Why We Live Here

Talk about your great views! This beautiful sunset was captured by resident Lynn Varcak as she looked out over Lake St. George last week. The serene and colorful scene reminds us of “Why We Live Here.”

It’s football season! But exercise caution when tailgating

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista With the upcoming football season many in our community get together to watch their favorite football team in action. You expect your team to perform at their best. Perform at your best as well, especially if you have had a few drinks while your favorite quarterback […]

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Garden Club plants tree in Covino’s memory

By PATRICIA FREED  AND LINDA REISS For The Vista Tom Covino spent his lifetime mastering the skills of gardening and horticulture. As an active member of the Garden Club, he volunteered his time, talents, and leadership to make our outdoor gardens more beautiful and productive. In remembrance of deceased member Tom Covino, the members of […]

A different opinion of Dillman & Glade Board

Dear Editor: Time for new leadership you say? Correct – it needs to begin with Fairfield Glade Community Club Board of Directors and the General Manager. To send a letter to Glade residents requesting the resignation of our Fire Chief, Matt Dillman is another blatant demonstration of the Board’s heavy-handed method of attempting to control […]

Board calling for Dillman to resign

By FAIRFIELD GLADE BOARD OF DIRECTORS For The Vista The Board of Directors has come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is time for new leadership at the Fairfield Glade Fire Department. On August 24 we appealed to the Fire Committee of that organization to seek the resignation of Fire Chief Dillman because of unprofessional […]

Glade announces Labor Day events

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club has announced its Labor Day weekend activities. Labor Day weekend kicks off on Thursday, August 31 with Safety Day at The Square (corner of Peavine & Stonehenge) from 10 AM. to 2 P.M. Carfit appointments are available, along with mobile document shredding, pill take back and more.  […]

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Just trying to survive the great power outage and solar eclipse of 2017

It’s certainly a good thing that Volunteer Energy Co-op (VEC) alerted Fairfield Glade to the power outage to occur from 11 P.M. last Friday until 6 A.M. Saturday. But, it’s also kind of sad. Let me explain. As a society we are so spoiled that a “warning” is needed so that we can brace for […]

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Broadway coming to the Glade

By DAVID PRIGG For The Vista Bryce McDonald and the cast from Cumberland County Playhouse will be in Fairfield Glade Aug. 24th and 25th presenting the “Golden Age of Broadway.” Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS), “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is extremely happy to announce the return of the Cumberland County Playhouse to Fairfield Glade for this […]

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Fairfield Glade Community Club planning Solar Eclipse Blackout Party on August 21

For The Vista Now the Fun Begins with an exciting Solar Eclipse Blackout Party planned in Fairfield Glade on August 21st from 12 to 3 P.M. Make plans to join your friends at the Square (corner of Peavine & Stonehenge) for live music, food, beer, games, and other special activities. There will be a “Dip […]

Company offers F&B suggestions

By BOB WEBER Glade General Manager For The Vista Given the F&B survey results presented earlier this year we engaged AWE Hospitality, the entity that operates the Tellico Village F&B outlets, to study our F&B operation.  Their study made the following major recommendations: 1. Switch our primary food supplier to Gordon Food Service, Knoxville, to […]

Tingles find excellent duo to take over agency

For The Vista If you have had the pleasure of working with Pat or Dan Tingle with Mountaineer Realty, you have experienced “The Mountaineer Excellence”  -— excellence in professionalism and ethics, excellence in honoring their word, and excellence in character. It was “The Mountaineer Excellence” that sold a home to Scott and Sue Allen in […]

Hoffman takes Tennessee Women’s Open in playoff

By KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Sarah Hoffman won the second playoff hole to capture the 19th Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open Golf championship, Saturday at Stonehenge Golf Course. Hoffman, Samantha Troyanovich and amateur Elsa Moberly each finished regulation with a three-day total of 215, forcing a sudden death playoff format. For much of […]