Business

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

CMPC thankful for candidates’ support against Wind Farm

COMMENTARY BY JAY McCARTHY For The Vista Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition is pleased to announce that two of the candidates who are running for Glade Board positions have announced that they oppose the Crab Orchard wind project and that, if elected, they will do what ever they can to show that the Fairfield Glade community […]

2Aug2017 | Continued

McClanahan pulls out of Glade Board election

By RUSTY MCCLANAHAN For The Vista My wife and I visited and evaluated various potential retirement areas for over (3) years before we ‘spent our life savings’ and purchased our retirement home here in Fairfield Glade. We wanted a milder climate than Ohio, less snow than Colorado, a water front home on a quiet, no […]

26Jul2017 | Continued

Could a Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense?


By Nathaniel Sillin In some parts of the world, a gap year – a year-long break between high school and college – is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in the U.S. as well. It’s a chance for recent high school graduates to earn money, challenge themselves, explore the world and build their resume […]

26Jul2017 | Continued

Meet the Candidates set this week

By JIM STEVENS Glade Election Committee For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Election Committee has announced a  “Meet the Candidates”  Town Hall Meeting for the 2017 Board Directors election. Two “Meet the Candidates” Town Hall Meetings (including all candidates) will be held on Thursday & Friday evening, July 27 & 28, from 6 P.M. to […]

26Jul2017 | Continued

Candidates will state their cases at Town Hall Meetings

For Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: • Phil Birdsall • John Byers • Oliver Dossmann • John Linhart • Rusty McClanahan • Jeani Miller • Dennis Monson • Thomas Reigle • Ralph Seeh • Steven Smith Two “Meet the Candidates” Town Hall Meetings […]

13Jul2017 | Continued

Glade Election Committee announces Meet the Candidate dates

By JIM STEVENS Glade Election Committee For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Election Committee has announed the candidates for the two vacant 2017 Board of Directors Elections spots and have planned “Meet the Candidates”  Town Hall Meetings. Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: […]

6Jul2017 | Continued

FGCC explains loan refinancing are announced

By FGCC FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE For The Vista At this time, we have a loan at Regions Bank that originally financed the purchase of Stonehenge Golf Club. This loan has a balloon maturity in January 2018 at which time the remaining balance of about $1,400,000 is due. The current interest rate on this loan is […]

28Jun2017 | Continued

Board candidates are announced

For The Vista Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: Phil Birdsall John Byers Oliver Dossmann John Linhart Rusty McClanahan Jeani Miller Dennis Monson Thomas Reigle Ralph Seeh Steven Smith One candidate (not listed above) withdrew from the election after today’s board meeting announcement. […]

28Jun2017 | Continued
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A look back at the Wind Farm journey

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Starting in March of 2016, The Vista — “Fairfield Glade’s Community Newspaper” – informed its readers about the Apex Wind Farm project and the issues it presented to us and all of Cumberland County through nearly 50 articles and commentaries — not including countless Letters to the Editor allowing residents […]

21Jun2017 | Continued

Apex Energy suspends its Wind Farm plans

Hotly-contested project put on hold “indefinitely” By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista There’s joy in Mudville tonight! Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) received word late last week that Apex Energy has announced it has suspended its proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project indefinitely. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, “ we […]

13Jun2017 | Continued

Wyndham sells some Glade land holdings, realty business

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor For The Vista The buzz around Fairfield Glade in the past week or two turned out to have some sting to it. Rumors circulating that Wyndham Resorts had sold some of its Fairfield Glade land holdings and entities to a New Jersey-based company. Late last week, clarification came when Wyndham […]

7Jun2017 | Continued

Glade GM Weber says: Get the facts first from him

COMMENTARY BY BOB WEBER FGCC General Manager For The Vista In my first year at Price Waterhouse I remember a sign on one of the Senior Manager’s desk that read “Get the Facts First.” Unfortunately we live in a world where information is so readily available we have a tendency to believe everything we hear […]

7Jun2017 | Continued

Glade Planning answers questions

By FFGCC STRATEGIC PLANNING COMM. For The Vista Thank you for your emails received in response to the town hall meetings and the letter written by Oliver Dossmann to our residents. As residents ourselves, we care about our community and its future and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to serve as members of […]

1Jun2017 | Continued

FFGCC explains Discovery Center purchase

By BOB DILLER Glade Board President For The Vista Q. Why does the Police Department need more space? A. Currently the Police Dept. has one office and an entrance lobby with space for two desks inside the fire dept. building as well as a second story space temporarily on loan from Wyndham. The police dept. […]

1Jun2017 | Continued

Senate vote last Thursday freezes Wind Farm project

By JAY MCCARTHY & CRAIG CLARK For The Vista On April 25th, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (85 to 3) in favor of Bill HB1021. But nothing was official until the Senate gave its stamp of approval. That happened last Thursday when SB1336 was passed with the same thunderous approval in Nashville— with […]

11May2017 | Continued
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Landslide! Wind bill passes in TN Senate floor

For The Vista Last week, the quest to stop the proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project took a significant step forward as Bill HB1021 passed on the Tennessee State Senate Floor. Not only did it pass, it did so by a whopping 85-3 vote! Rep. Cameron Sexton  successfully maneuvered and helped get the bill passed […]

26Apr2017 | Continued

Peavine project moving along

For The Vista The Tennessee Department of Transportation has provided an update of the progress of the Peavine Road expansion project. Also known as State Route 101, work on Peavine Road’s expansion to five lanes is well underway. Currently, TDOT noted that grading, drainage, and paving from Firetower Road to Westchester/Catoosa Boulevard is continuing. Construction […]

26Apr2017 | Continued

Will Marketplace decide Wind Farm future?

BY JIM ARBER For The Vista It has been difficult to get a status report on the Crab Orchard Wind farm from the developer. It may be that there is just nothing happening yet as much is to be decided. We did find out that all the proposed legislation and angst created by this project […]

13Apr2017 | Continued