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Why We Live Here

Trees Beautiful, trees, beautiful Fall Some trees are short, others are tall. Every color leaf, every shade every hue Go for a drive, there’s a fantastic view! The leaves keep falling – drop – drop – drop Sometimes it seems they will never stop. Then winter comes, trees are bare They look so sad, like […]

22Oct2014 | Continued
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Seeing double…RAINBOW MANIA

As the old song says, Rainy Days and Mondays sometimes get people down. But that was hardly the case last Monday, October 6th. As rain subsided late in the day, the sun broke through and the results were seen around Fairfield Glade in the form of a double rainbow. The spectacular colors were enjoyed from […]

16Oct2014 | Continued

Some things are better left alone

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about advancing technology, especially the gadgets we use daily — like cell phones, etc. Well, consider this Part B. Some things that we use have seemingly been around forever. For instance, drinking fountains are not a new concept. We all remember coming in from recess when we […]

8Oct2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Most residents who golf are well aware of the Par 5, 10th hole at the Heatherhurst Brae course. But not many have been there early enough in the day to witness the sunrise coming over Lake Dartmoor. This was taken recently on the tee boxes of that hole by resident James Lovelace.

8Oct2014 | Continued
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It won’t be long now

On Wednesday of this week, the calendar turns to October. You know what that means, right? Beautiful Fall colors will soon be here. Just like the photo above taken last year at Lake Sherwood here in Fairfield Glade. Get your cameras ready folks — and enjoy!

3Oct2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

Nathy Hill looked out her bedroom window in her Fairfield Glade home and field Glade pictures of a hawk that was perched outside “Surprisingly,” Hill said, “it stayed in the tree for quite some time so I could get some pictures. I was surprised to see how the feathers on it’s breast looked like little […]

24Sep2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Yes, even on a rainy day there is much beauty and serene conditions to be found in Fairfield Glade. Resident Susi Larkin snapped this photo during a rain shower over Lake Oxford last week.

18Sep2014 | Continued
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TURTLE TRACKS

Wonderous event brings Niles joy BY JIM ARBER For The Vista Several months ago something wonderful happened.  Wonderful at least for John and Marlene Niles who live in Fox Run in Fairfield Glade. Their back yard got chosen to be the recipient of dozens of snapping turtle eggs. Ol Mrs. Snapper was lumbering around the […]

18Sep2014 | Continued
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One BIG rock!

Look at the picture above. See the rock? How can you miss it, right? That rock or boulder can be found along the newly-finished Catoosa trail and Vista photographer was so impressed with the size of it that he took a photo of his wife, Pam, alongside the rock. Look at her next to the […]

4Sep2014 | Continued
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RHA unveils Autumn entertainment

By KEITH PONTIUS For the Vista Continuing on a new format for this year – having four programs in the first part of the year and now three stunning performances from Sept. to November – Weslie Webster will lead off these shows by presenting “My Favorites” for our Sept. 22 show at The Legends, starting […]

4Sep2014 | Continued

I can’t keep up with this technology

I remember not so long ago I went and paid my grandma a visit. She was in her 90s and still pretty sharp mentally — and never afraid to speak her mind. — and I loved that about her. She was a modern thinker, kept abreast of the news and all things to do with […]

20Aug2014 | Continued
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Turnabout is fair play

Usually it is Vista photographer Michael Albin who is snapping pictures of Fairfield Glade residents enjoying the various amenities here. But this time the hunter became the hunted — by the camera of Glade resident Pat Carter. Carter said, “His camera put away for the day, a beverage on hand, a pillow for his head, […]

20Aug2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

We all have seen the beautiful sunsets that we enjoy here at Fairfield Glade. But many times we are either not awake in time or do not get a clear view of the sunrises here. This sunrise was seen by resident James Lovelace and struck him so much he stopped in his tracks along Peavine […]

13Aug2014 | Continued
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Turtle crossing! Just passing through … slowly

Fairfield Glade residents Jim and Nona said they enjoyed watching this terrapin visit them at their home recently. This female is a Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) which was designated as the Tennessee State Reptile in 1995. The beautiful turtles have a lifespan between 30 to 60 years. The box turtle will never venture far […]

7Aug2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

This striking photo was snapped during a bright summer day along the banks of Spring Lake. Vista photographer Michael Albin was able to capture the puffy white clouds as they reflected off the clear waters of the lake. The plant life along the shoreline and the deck provided a nice contrast to the greens and […]

30Jul2014 | Continued

Lebron not the only one with tough decisions

Well, Lebron James is going home.He kept Cleveland Cavalier and Miami Heat fans — not to mention ESPN — captive for quite a while, didn’t he? What his decision would be as to where he would “take his talents” to this time around were bantered about by sports bloggers and reporters all over the country. […]

25Jul2014 | Continued
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Getting your ducks …(um, geese)… in a row

Everyone has heard that old phrase about getting your ducks in a row. Well, in the photo above, these four geese are in perfect line formation as they swam along at Lake Catherine last week. That old expression refers to a person who is very organized — he has his ducks in a row. But […]

25Jul2014 | Continued

Baby Raccoons? Yes, please!

No, that is not a little puppy dog that Glade resident Ricky Kendall is getting to know — it is a baby raccoon. Perhaps their introduction went like this: “Hi, I’m Ricky.” “…Oh hello, I’m Rocky.” Maybe not. Regardless, the young raccoon seemed intrigued by Kendall. Minutes earlier, the baby raccoon was romping around with […]

15Jul2014 | Continued

So “futbol” got this “football” fan’s attention

Like most males and many females living America I’m a football fan and always will be. I did not grow up near a major college so my focus has always been on the NFL. Somehow, I recently got settled in front of a TV with a World Cup game on. Not sure how that happened […]

11Jul2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

With the abundance of afternoon thunderstorms in recent weeks, there is one thing that all Glade residents have seen a lot of lately — thunderheads. Often, summer time thunderheads are beautiful sights! This one was taken at Lake Glastonbury Dam recently at sunset.

2Jul2014 | Continued