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 […]

15Feb2018 | Continued

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:  […]

8Feb2018 | Continued

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 […]

8Feb2018 | Continued

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 […]

26Jan2018 | Continued

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!

19Dec2017 | Continued

FGCC answers questions about new water line

For The Vista In answer  to several questions which have been received regarding the water line recently installed across Stonehenge Drive, please note the following items from the Fairfield Glade Community Club: • This line starts on Peavine Road at Weigels and runs to the Peavine Mountain water tank near the Good Samaritan Society facility. […]

9Nov2017 | Continued

Board says 2017 projects finished; purchases golf Simulator for $61K

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor For The Vista Among the highlights from the Fairfield Glade Board of Directors meeting held last week was the review of Master Plan items and the purchase of a Golf Simulator. The Board, along with General Manager Bob Weber, pointed out that all major projects for 2017 are completed — […]

2Nov2017 | Continued

Conrad provides first report

By JOHN CONRAD BOARD PRESIDENT For The Vista The election cycle is over for another year. This year the election was particularly contentious but that is all behind us as we look forward to another year in our wonderful community. I am taking over the leadership of a great community that is prospering in so […]

2Nov2017 | Continued

Director of Finance Goodman provides FGCC Monthly Financial Report

By JONATHON GOODMAN DIRECTOR OF FINANCE For The Vista As of September 30th, the Club continues to be financially strong and sound.  We have a strong cash position of $6.1 million like September 2016 where our cash position was at $5.7 million. The cash position is made up of the Capital and Amenity Reserve funds […]

2Nov2017 | Continued

Board selects Miller to replace departing Price

By Glade Community Club Board For The Vista The Board has decided to appoint Jeani Miller to fill the Board vacancy caused by the resignation of Harry Price. We decided to interview the third through fifth place finishers from the recent election, Tom Reigle, John Byers and Jeani Miller along with Ken Flierl who expressed […]

11Oct2017 | Continued

Riegle offers glimpse inside interview process

COMMENTARY By TOM RIEGLE For The Vista Hypocrisy, Arrogance, and Disdain for the non- Wyndham block voters,are the best things I can say about the FGCC Board interview process and subsequent Email Blast on the selection of the replacement for Mr. Price. First let me say that I have been friends with Jeani and Sid […]

11Oct2017 | Continued

Recommendation made for Concert Park project

For The Vista In the past year, the Strategic Planning Committee has held numerous town hall meetings to obtain members’ feedback and ideas concerning the development of a Concert Park. In addition, it has developed and conducted a membership survey. After reviewing the results of the membership survey and the town halls’ feedback, the Strategic […]

11Oct2017 | Continued
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Weber announces Food & Beverage changes

By BOB WEBER Community Club General Manager For The Vista AWE Hospitality was engaged to review our restaurant operations and then with the departure of our F&B Director we asked them to help us implement their recommendations which they have been doing since July 31st. Effective October 1, 2017 they were engaged to manage our […]

11Oct2017 | Continued

Community Club issues statement on election

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club recently issued a statement about the recent Board of Directors election and the vote count. “It is the intention of the Election Committee to eliminate any confusion regarding the election,” the statement began. “The election summary for the two open Board Members in 2017 is as follows: […]

4Oct2017 | Continued

Thank you!

By JOHN BYERS For The Vista THANK YOU FG RESIDENTS: I would personally like to thank the current County Commissioners John Patterson and Woody Geisler, retired Commissioner Carmin Lynch, Jay McMcCarthy, The Residents Voice, and Rusty McClanahan for their endorsements and the 12 FG Resident / Community Groups that sponsored Coffees and Wine and Cheese […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

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 […]

21Sep2017 | Continued

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 […]

21Sep2017 | Continued

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 […]

7Sep2017 | Continued

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 […]

10Aug2017 | Continued

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 […]

10Aug2017 | Continued