Entertainment

Don’t like to brag … but maybe just this one time?

My parents taught me not to brag. Even when it came to athletic endeavors, Dad always said, “Let your game do the talking.” Well, what’s the fun in that? Just kidding. But this is one time — as word came last week that Apex Energy will halt its plans for the Crab Orchard Wind Farm […]

21Jun2017 | Continued

Entering the big debate: Who is better, ’Bron or MJ?

Who you got — Lebron James or Michael Jordan? Jordan has been called the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) by most NBA fans and experts … but the gap is closing — FAST. Some are now saying, in fact, that James — as he leads his Cleveland Cavaliers into the NBA Finals this week against […]

1Jun2017 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

All of the golf courses in Fairfield Glade are beautiful and can make a golfer stop and pause to admire the scenery. One such place is Heatherhurst Brae’s 4th hole. This picturesque Par 5 features a babbling brook that creates two fun approach shots. The covered bridge offers a trek to head to your ball […]

18May2017 | Continued
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CRASH LANDING!

The Fairfield Glade community were on the receiving end of several thunderstorms last week. One storm — packing strong straight-line winds — caused this tree to uproot onto a house located at 143 Lakeside Drive in Fairfield Glade. With all the rain accumulated of late, the soil was very wet which, coupled with the winds, […]

11May2017 | Continued

“Progress” brings some sadness, too

The newest, The biggest. The best. That’s what “Progress” can bring, some say. Even with that in mind, when one drives up and down Peavine Road these days, it is an eye-opening experience. And, some say, a sad one. As the Peavine Road expansion project continues, Peavine travelers see a swath of destruction with trees […]

3May2017 | Continued
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Somewhere over the Rainbow … ALL over the Glade

Nothing gets the attention more than a beautiful rainbow — and that was certainly the case last Monday evening. Following a pop-up storm, a rainbow — which later became a double rainbow — appeared. And residents from all over the Glade took their cameras out to capture the moment. The Vista appreciates all the submissions! […]

3May2017 | Continued

Double your fun!

Two Glade Golf Courses make Golfweek’s list of Top Five Best Tennessee Courses By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Crossville has been touted as the Golf Capital of Tennessee but — let’s make it real here — that applies particularly to Fairfield Glade. There would be no such claim if not for the five wonderful 18-hole golf courses […]

26Apr2017 | Continued
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Our Little Hummer friends are returning to Glade’s delight

BY JIM ARBER For The Vista Lots of remarkable things happen all around us.  We’re aware of some but often miss the best parts.  The amazing Little Hummer is one that we maybe just don’t fully appreciate. These little hummingbirds fly all the way back from their winter homes in Southern Mexico and Latin America.  […]

20Apr2017 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

  The beauty of Fairfield Glade has come out of hibernation. Grass is now green and the trees are beginning to open up as the above photo — taken at the second hole at Druid Hills — attests to. At right,  is “one last winter-like sunrise”— taken at Stonehenge #18 over the lake as the […]

13Apr2017 | Continued
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Buying used cars makes good sense but an adventure

I have only owned a new car a few times in my life. A couple bought, a couple leased. In general, I have opted to go with a used vehicle. Let others take the depreciation hit. Now when I say used, I mean USED. I’m not talking about something a year or two old. Usually […]

6Apr2017 | Continued
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Winter’s Last Gasp?

Well, yesterday (March 20) was the official “First Day of Spring”. But last week, it sure wasn’t feeling like Spring was at the doorstep. In fact, looking out his back door at the 4th hole at Heatherhurst Brae, Glade resident Ned Giddens took this picture last Wednesday morning after an overnight “dusting” of snow fell. […]

23Mar2017 | Continued

And so it begins…

Just as it said it would — and as reported in last week’s issue of The Vista — the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) accomplished a significant amount of work last week on the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. Massive equipment leveled trees and brush along the path of the new route, as seen in […]

2Mar2017 | Continued

New technology? Some prefer old school

I’m not what you’d call a high tech sort of guy. I am not into the latest and hippest gadgets and gizmos. My favorite gadgets amount to the power seat in my SUV and its CD player. Truth is though, if they still made 8-track and cassette players I’d be all over that. Yes, I […]

16Feb2017 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Glade resident Mary Ferraro Smith got up early in the morning to capture this fantastic collage of beauty here in Fairfield Glade. Taken from the Fairfield North area looking out to the East, she took these four photos over a span of a half our — from 6:20 A.M. to 6:50 A.M. last Wednesday. She […]

9Feb2017 | Continued
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Beauty in January? Yep!

It takes one to pay attention, keep their eyes open, but there’s no doubt that Fairfield Glade is STILL a beautiful place even in the “dead” of winter! Leave it to Vista photographer James Lovelace to find a couple examples of just that. Left, the rays of the sun create a beautiful view over Lake […]

2Feb2017 | Continued

Make a difference

Charity provides resident with a way to help less fortunate children By GIBBS LUKOSKIE For The Vista As I was sitting on the small outrigger boat being ferried back from a remote island in the Philippines, I reflected back to 28 years ago when I was an up-and-coming yacht broker just starting to make my mark in […]

19Jan2017 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Ex-Fairfield Glade Board President Charlie Woll saw this beautiful view of Lake Dartmoor on Christmas morning and took a picture to share with the community. With the clouds reflecting on the water and the fog creeping above the water, one can hardly tell which way is up and which is down.

19Jan2017 | Continued

Crazy bowl season results in close race in Gridiron contest

By ED LEWIS For The Vista What a crazy, unusual 41 game bowl season college football fans just observed, and that included the 20 bowl games that comprised the annual Vista contest for six local “experts” who made predictions regarding winning teams. Congratulations to contest co-winners Greg Dorton and Keith Walther for their winning records […]

12Jan2017 | Continued

Autumn Snapshots

It is the favorite time of the year for many Fairfield Glade residents and guests — Autumn. And whether you are at one of the golf courses like Heatherhurst Crag (below) or just driving down a road …. the Fall colors pop out and grab you. Enjoy!

3Nov2016 | Continued

Glade native completes amazing project enabling all to know what lies beneath lakes

By PAUL LARSEN Special to The Vista My name is Paul Larsen and I grew up in Fairfield Glade during the early 1980’s. As a child, I remember standing on our family dock wondering what lie beneath the water. I returned to the Glade in 2016 and went to the marinas to inquire if they […]

28Oct2016 | Continued