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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

FAREWELL TO “THE KING”

Palmer’s influence crossed generations When I was a boy, we had two trees in the front yard, straight across from each other and spaced about 10-15 yards apart. My Dad had given me an old Wilson Arnold Palmer Signature 8-iron to use and I would go out and chip balls from one tree to another, […]

4Oct2016 | Continued

Be careful what you dream of

By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Politicians along with the Chamber of Commerce leaders are constantly dreaming about finding ways to bring new business into Cumberland County. Many of them have turned out well and we give them credit where credit is due. But this most recent dream of the Crab Orchard Wind project is […]

14Sep2016 | Continued

FGRS giving away wonderful gift in exchange for time a little time

By DAVID H. PRIGG For The Vista FGRS is going to give away a Car Spa that includes both internal and external detailing, an oil change and tire rotation. This prize ($170 value) is being donated by Kirk Automotive of Crossville to a lucky Fairfield Glade resident in return for completing a simple, 10 minute […]

8Sep2016 | Continued

CMPC getting some aid from unexpected places

By JAY McCARTHY CPMC COMMITTEE OPINION For The Vista The Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition is getting help from unexpected places. Since launching our Web Site several months ago our social media is now is full swing.  Linda and Greg Clark, who live in Homestead, and others from Crab Orchard, Renegade Mountain and as far as […]

28Jul2016 | Continued

Another Senator and Rep. Sexton oppose project

For The Vista Last week, The Vista reported that Crossville City Council members now are in opposition to the proposed Apex Clean Energy Crab Orchard Wind Project. Now, State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) and Representative Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) have announced  their opposition to the proposed wind turbine project in Cumberland County. Sen. Bailey and Rep. […]

24Jun2016 | Continued

Crossville Councilmen stand up to say ‘No’ to Crab Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Common Sense — the ability to understand, perceive and judge things. Sound practical judgment that is based on knowledge, training or the like native intelligence. Recently, at the same time almost that Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition was having its bi-monthly meeting, something happened that shocked Crossville. Councilman Wyatt, […]

16Jun2016 | Continued

Coming to an Apex?

Wind Project gets unexpected greeting from Glade residents; issue becoming more heated   In all my years here in Fairfield Glade, I don’t know if I have ever seen the community alive and bustling as I did last Wednesday evening. Opinions on the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project that may put 23 Turbines high atop the […]

10Jun2016 | Continued

A Ring of True Friendship

Glade man finds Marine buddy to return ring after 50 years Special to The Vista The following letter was written by Jerry Turner who is a retired Marine and resident of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. The relevance of the story is that it has just been published in the June 2016 edition of the Leatherneck Magazine, […]

2Jun2016 | Continued

Is Crab Orchard wind project full of hot air?

Answers not blowing in the wind, but on the internet Kermit the Frog said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Especially when it comes to Green Energy resources – like Solar Power, GeoThermal Power and Wind Power. The proponents of these types of energy are good people. They care about the environment and they […]

25May2016 | Continued

Wind Farm Developer offers up answers to big questions

BY KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Harry Snyder, Development Manager for Apex Clean Energy, was kind of enough to provide some answers to questions that The Vista posed to him recently. Here is Snyder’s responses to questions regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project: Vista: Can you provide a picture of the area without the exact […]

19May2016 | Continued

Momentum keeps growing for the Cumberland Mtn. Preservation Committee

COMMENTARY By JAY McCARTHY & GEORGE CHIARAMONTE For The Vista Last Thursday night’s meeting of the “Cumberland Mountain Preservation Committee” was again a packed house.  Over 220 people attended and about 55% were new and came to hear the latest information about the negative effects of Wind Turbines. George Chiaramonte, the Chairperson of the Committee, […]

12May2016 | Continued

Packed house attends Wind Farm meeting

Coalition of Glade residents provide info By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) spoke to a packed house in Fairfield Glades Multi-Purpose building last Thursday afternoon. Much of the crowd was left standing and many people could not attend because the parking lot was full. It was a barnburner of a […]

6May2016 | Continued

Proposed locations discovered for Windmills

By JAY MCCARTHY AND KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Some new information was learned – but more questions remain. That was the feeling of most after attending a meeting last Wednesday at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, held by Apex Energy to explain to the residents their progress of the Construction of the Industrial Wind […]

28Apr2016 | Continued

Why We Live Here

Though we have had our share of cloudy days of late, when the sun does come out there is a plethora of colors to be enjoyed — such as one of resident Evelyn Hagood’s flowers (bottom right) or the beautiful blooming tree (top photo) near the Village Green Mall.

14Apr2016 | Continued

No More Filling Up at Phil-ing Station

Long-time Glade grille reluctantly shuts down Unexpected. That was the general feeling of long-time patrons of  The Phil-ing Station early last week after they were informed that the iconic restaurant was shutting down operations — immediately! After nearly 16 years of service to the community, Phil’s great food and beers, were replaced with tears. Out of the […]

5Apr2016 | Continued

WINDMILLS ON OUR MINDS

Is a Wind Farm coming to Glade area in future? COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special To The Vista Renewable energy, tax revenue, cheap energy, new jobs, save the world! All great things you want to hear, right? These are the words that warm politician’s pockets. Especially when it isn’t built in their back yard and the federal […]

18Mar2016 | Continued

Weber clarifies discount via resident cards

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club and General Manager Bob Weber wish to announce that as of March 1st, a new software program for the entire community as begun to be utilized. While the transition will not cause noticeable differences in the way you purchase items, there is one significant change: The Club […]

11Mar2016 | Continued

Weber and staff put on great show for new residents

Impressive. That was the word I would use to describe the various Fairfield Glade Community Club staff leaders that spoke at last Monday’s New Residents dinner meeting at Druid Hills Country Club. Every one from Neil Archibald, Director of Food and Beverage, to Public Safety Chief Mike Williams, to General Manager Bob Weber — and […]

4Mar2016 | Continued