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Feature Article #1

Is Crab Orchard wind project full of hot air?

Answers not blowing in the wind, but on the internet Kermit the Frog said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Especially when it comes to Green Energy resources – like Solar Power, GeoThermal Power and Wind Power. The proponents of these types of energy are good people. They care about the environment and they […]

May 25th, 2016 | Continued

Feature Article #2

Wind Farm Developer offers up answers to big questions

BY KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Harry Snyder, Development Manager for Apex Clean Energy, was kind of enough to provide some answers to questions that The Vista posed to him recently. Here is Snyder’s responses to questions regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project: Vista: Can you provide a picture of the area without the exact […]

May 19th, 2016 | Continued

Feature Article #3

Momentum keeps growing for the Cumberland Mtn. Preservation Committee

COMMENTARY By JAY McCARTHY & GEORGE CHIARAMONTE For The Vista Last Thursday night’s meeting of the “Cumberland Mountain Preservation Committee” was again a packed house.  Over 220 people attended and about 55% were new and came to hear the latest information about the negative effects of Wind Turbines. George Chiaramonte, the Chairperson of the Committee, […]

May 12th, 2016 | Continued

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Packed house attends Wind Farm meeting

Coalition of Glade residents provide info By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) spoke to a packed house in Fairfield Glades Multi-Purpose building last Thursday afternoon. Much of the crowd was left standing and many people could not attend because the parking lot was full. It was a barnburner of a […]

May 6th, 2016 | Continued

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Proposed locations discovered for Windmills

By JAY MCCARTHY AND KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Some new information was learned – but more questions remain. That was the feeling of most after attending a meeting last Wednesday at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, held by Apex Energy to explain to the residents their progress of the Construction of the Industrial Wind […]

April 28th, 2016 | Continued

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Alexander takes strong stance against wind farm Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista “THESE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WINDMILLS!”  Those were the words from our Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander last week from the halls of congress.  Those words have been echoing though the Cumberland Mountains and Town Hall since. On May 18th, we saw our State Senator tell our Cumberland County […]

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Spike’s refreshing new look inviting to residents and visitors

For The Vista Featuring Jim Arber Peavine Rd. travelers have noticed major activity for weeks at what once was the Phil-ing Station sports bar. If you didn’t notice maybe you should stop driving before you run into something.  For over a month it was all elbows and other parts runnin’ around outside, inside, on the […]

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Glade resident Garrison adds writer to his skill set list

For The Vista DJ Garrison is just full of surprises. Just when we think we know the man, along comes a new facet. Most of us are familiar with DJ as an entertainer, singer, and musician, with shows at the Palace Theater, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and various venues throughout Fairfield Glade.  Just last year […]

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Cancer/Diabetes victim Sipe walked to help find a cure

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Melinda Sipe suffers from Colon/Recital cancer and Type 2 Diabetes. She was one of the 96 Strides Walkers who recently participated in the Centennial Park walk to help cure Diabetes. Melinda is 44 years old and was seeing her family doctor for nearly a year about her recital bleeding. […]

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Breen, Gilbert share Senior Open title

From Staff Reports For The Vista    The best senior golfers in the state assembled at Stonehenge Golf Club last week to take part in the Tennessee Senior Open. Bill Breen and Gibby Gilbert were dead even after the second round and played the 18th hole in a sudden death format to decide a winner. […]

Community Club ‘learning more’

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club Board of Directors and General Manager are actively involved in learning more about the wind farm in Crab Orchard, being proposed by Apex Clean Energy. The Board members were first made aware of this project on 1/12/16 when the announcement was made to the public by Mayor […]

Applications for Board available

For The Vista One (1) Property Owner Director At-Large, one (1) Time Share Director, one (1) Developer Director positions are open for election in 2016. Applications for candidacy will be available at the Fairfield Glade Administration Office on Peavine Road and on the Community Club’s website during the period of June 1 – June 17. […]

Apex Clean Energy offers response to reports

By HARRY SNYDER APEX CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER For The Vista Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the chance to meet many members of Fairfield Glade and the broader Cumberland County community, both in people’s homes and at our community meetings. Most folks we’ve met are supportive of renewable energy in Cumberland County and […]

It’s here! Rotary’s Music Festival set for this Saturday

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Saturday is the Fairfield Glade Music Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade as a community service and fundraiser. Doors open at 11 A.M. with the SockHops starting at Noon. Parking is at Community and Conference Center with free shuttle bus to the event at The Square, […]

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Beaty brings a wealth of experience to Glade Public Safety

Y CYD RIEDE For The Vista David Edwin Beaty is the newest member of the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Team — and he should be a familiar face to most. Beaty served for 30 years for the City of Crossville Police Department — including 20 years as the Chief of Police —  until retiring in […]

Williams says take advantage of trails, but learn how to be safe when hiking

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Safety Chief For The Vista As the weather warms up more and more people are taking advantage of our beautiful hiking trails within Fairfield Glade as well as Cumberland County and our Parks. We won’t sugarcoat this. Hiking can be dangerous. Sprained ankles, bad cuts and bruises, serious falls, broken limbs […]

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Lions hold dinner to honor this year’s Students of the Month

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Lions Club holds a dinner meeting each year to honor the “Students of the Month”. Students and their parents as well as School Officials and Corporate Partners are also invited. All of the students are introduced by a Lion member and presented with a plaque showing […]

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Why We Live (And Visit) Here

Activity around Fairfield Glade really started to pick up last week. Not only are the golfers coming in droves to enjoy the five Glade courses, but the Lakes are teeming with ones enjoying the views like the left photo, or the beach – like the right photo of Dartmoor beach. Whatever floats your boat, eh?

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Henshaw valuable member of Glade Safety Dept.

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista Elizabeth Diaz Henshaw is one of two women on the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Team. She was born in Philadelphia and is one of 8 children …5 girls and 3 boys. As a young girl, Liz moved to Puerto Rico and then back to Philly, where she graduated from […]

Why We Live Here

Though we have had our share of cloudy days of late, when the sun does come out there is a plethora of colors to be enjoyed — such as one of resident Evelyn Hagood’s flowers (bottom right) or the beautiful blooming tree (top photo) near the Village Green Mall.