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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 […]

17Aug2017 | Continued
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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 […]

17Aug2017 | Continued

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 […]

10Aug2017 | Continued
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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 […]

10Aug2017 | Continued
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Glade resident nabs Olympic silver

For The Vista Local Fairfield Glade resident, Ted Telle, recently competed in the 2017 Tennessee Senior Olympics held in Nashville, TN on June 27-28. Tellee entered the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in swimming in the 65-69 year old age group.  In the 50 free,  he earned 2nd place and his Silver Medal with a […]

26Jul2017 | Continued
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Fourth of July — Hickory Ridge Style!

Here is a look at the First Annual Neighborhood Independence Day Lawnmower Parade as celebrated by residents of Hickory Ridge in Fairfield North. Of course, this is why we live here! It was just one of the many events taking place iin Fairfield Glade over the long 4th of July weekend.

13Jul2017 | Continued

We got your Fireworks right here!

As colorful as they are — the rockets that go off over the July 4th holiday, pale in comparison to the natural wonder of the sunrise (left) and sunset (right). Glade resident Karen Finley snapped the photo of this spectacular sunrise over Lake Glastowbury last week while resident Gary Milam took the picture of the […]

6Jul2017 | Continued

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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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