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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

Keeping an Open mind

Glade resident gets up close look at U.S. Open Special to The Vista Fairfield Glade resident Tim Tewalt recently had the unique experience of serving as a volunteer at the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. Tewalt served as a walking scorer at the event — his third U.S. Open and 17th tournament overall. […]

24Jun2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Another stunning sunset was seen by residents and visitors alike last week. One view of it was taken near Lake Canterbury by Vista photographer Michael Albin. The colors reflected nearly as brilliantly off the water as they did in the sky.

24Jun2014 | Continued
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Why we live here

Well, this is a rare sight! Bob and Jean looked out on their deck recently on Pamala Lane in Fairfield Glade and saw this white squirrel. White squirrels are quite rare, though some towns — including Kenton, TN — have a fairly substantial population of them. In fact, five towns in the U.S. claim to […]

18Jun2014 | Continued
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Why we live here

Fairfield Glade residents — and visitors alike — never tire of the specactular sunsets that can be seen from various vantage points throughout our area — such as this one recently taken at Lake Canterbury.

28May2014 | Continued

Solitary round of golf proves to be enjoyable

Mark Twain once said that golf is a good walk spoiled. That’s why I do it in a cart … And, of late, alone. I have golfed for decades and love the camaraderie playing with a friend or three. I also have been very fond of the teamwork and strategy involved when playing in a […]

28May2014 | Continued
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Why we live here

Golf season is in full stride here in Fairfield Glade. At every turn, seemingly every hole, beauty abounds that makes golfer forget the double bogey they just had on the previous hole. (Well, sometimes) … Above Vista photographer Michael Albin captured the sun beginning to sink at Heatherhurst. And, on a nearby tee box, a […]

13May2014 | Continued

Don’t be crabby, Winston ‘situation’ good for comic relief

We don’t want to downplay shoplifting and petty theft. Both cost businesses and consumers millions of dollars each year. But when Florida State University’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston left a Tallahassee, FL-area Publix grocery store last week without paying for $32 worth of crab legs, it left the door wide open for some humor. […]

7May2014 | Continued
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Why we live here

These little ones are not only cute, but they’re foxy, too! The fact is that these three kits were only half of the litter that Fairfield Glade residents Bruce and Donna Turley happened upon while walking along a wooded natural area along Prescott Lane. There were six kits in all along with the mother red […]

7May2014 | Continued

Time to protect our good life is now!

By JIM ARBER Commentary Special To The Vista Part I of II Once upon a time, a long, long time ago a shallow sea existed next to an ancient continent we named  Appalachia.  Long gone now, huge megaladons and basilosorous maybe dined on poor little ones.  Clams dug in, mussels and oysters hung out, crabs […]

7May2014 | Continued
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Something doesn’t belong here

At first glance, you may just see a beautiful tree with gorgeous spring blooms ablaze. But on closer review, you can see the opposite of spring — SNOW — on the branches. Yes, Fairfield Glade residents and visitors were shocked and dismayed to wake up to wintry weather on April 15. Thankfully, the snow was […]

24Apr2014 | Continued

No doubt, I’m getting too old for this

My wife, Tracy, and I have had the “pleasure” of moving nine different times in our married life. When we were newlyweds, it was almost an exciting and fun thing to do as we moved into our first house, or even our second or third abode. But now its about as much fun as losing […]

15Apr2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

We never get tired of seeing them, do we? Here in Fairfield Glade we are priviledged to witness some of the most specactular sunsets that can be found anywhere. This one was taken last week by Vista photographer Michael Albin as the colors swirled in the sky and reflected off the waters of Lake Canterbury.

15Apr2014 | Continued