Southern Stars announces 2015-16 season; tickets on sale soon

For The Vista Crossville’s own 30-piece professional brass ensemble, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB), is announcing their series of three concerts to be held at the 1,200 seat Stone Memorial HS Auditorium in Crossville. This will be their eighth season providing “Premium Entertainment” for the enjoyment of area residents. The dates for this season […]

27Aug2015 | Continued

Saying Goodbye to a Glade mainstay

Sudden death of Cox stuns many One of Fairfield Glade’s most visible and loved residents, Tom Cox,  passed away July 26. Most people that live, dine, hike and socialize in the Glade and around Cumberland have known Tom for as long as they have been here. Tom was the quintessential purveyor of information about most […]

12Aug2015 | Continued

The Bear Facts

Like it or not, bears are our neighbors — so take steps to keep them away By MICHAEL WILLIAMS Glade Director of Safety For The Vista Every year the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) receives hundreds of calls and complaints concerning black bears. Most of the complaints are of bears raiding garbage containers, bird feeders, and pet food […]

28Jul2015 | Continued

A few people need some tips on tipping

You know, we have a growing community here in Fairfield Glade. Amongst the residents and all our wonderful guests and employees of Fairfield Glade businesses, I would say 97% are class individuals with solid character and manners. The other 3%, however, may be giving us all a bad name. They are the ones who insist […]

8Jul2015 | Continued

New FFG hirings: Archibald new Food/Beverage Director

For The Vista General Manager, Bob Weber, and the Board of Directors of Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) are pleased to announce that Neil Archibald will be the new Director of Food & Beverage effective June 29, 2015. Archibald will be relocating from Stowe, Vermont. For 19 years, Archibald has held progressive positions at restaurants, […]

25Jun2015 | Continued

New FFG hirings: Williams is new Public Safety Chief

For The Vista General Manager, Bob Weber, and the Board of Directors of Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) are pleased to announce that Michael Williams will join FGCC as the new Chief of Public Safety on June 29, 2015. Williams has served in law enforcement the past 13 years with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  He […]

25Jun2015 | Continued

60 — and still going strong

Special To The Vista A Fairfield Glade couple certainly know what love is. They have exhibited it for 60 years. And here’s their story: On May 29, 1955, Mildred and Charles Case — who retired to Fairfield Glade in 1997 — were married in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loma Linda, CA. Chuck was a […]

11Jun2015 | Continued

“Cruisin’ Into Summer” event set for June 13

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) announces the 1st Annual Fairfield Glade Cruise-In,  “Cruisin’ Into Summer” on Saturday, June 13th from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. The Fairfield Glade Cruise-In will be held at the intersection of Peavine Rd. and Stonehenge Drive at Mirror Lake and the park at the 4-way stop. […]

3Jun2015 | Continued

Glade employees show patriotism

By FAIRFIELD GLADE COMMUNITY CLUB Special To The Vista Flag Man, Tom Sawyer reports, “Driving through our community during patriotic holidays and seeing the U.S.A. flags waving in the wind, I am proud.” Also, that the Community Club employs hundreds of Patriots who cared enough to begin a ‘Parade of Flags’ in the Fall of […]

28May2015 | Continued

Harris captures Senior Open title

By TENNESSEE SECTION PGA For The Vista The 2015 Senior State Open hosted by the City of Crossville was full of excitement as it came down to the final few putts to decide who would win. With the pressure on, Doug Harris sunk his par putt to secure his victory and win the 6th Annual […]

21May2015 | Continued

Good Samaritan’s resident to head to Ms. Tennessee Senior Pageant

For The Vista The Good Samaritan Society – Fairfield Glade is proud to announce that one of their most gifted and popular residents, Nita Eick, will be a contestant in the Ms. Tennessee Senior America Pageant. The pageant will be held Saturday, May 16th at 7 P.M. at Cumberland University’s Heydel Fine Arts Center in […]

15May2015 | Continued

Postponed by ice storm in February, Vista’s Walther to perform May 11 at Druid

By KEITH D. PONTIUS For The Vista Local entertainer and publicist Keith Walther will appear on May 11 at The Legends as a part of the Resident Home Owners Association  Program Series for 2015. You do NOT need to be an RHA member to attend. Walther was originally scheduled for February, but due to the […]

1May2015 | Continued

Thank you Food City … for your delicious Salad Bar!!!

A couple weeks back or so, I was driving down Peavine Road heading back to the Glade, when I passed Food City and saw their sign out front that read: “Salad Bar Now Open”. Now normal people would not have had the reaction I did, but no one ever accused me of being normal. I […]

8Apr2015 | Continued

A tale: The Bear, The Wife, and The Dude

Jim Arber 24 March 2014 3:10m Near Druid #14 Love of bird seed leads to rude wake-up call Crash, bang, tinkle, what the……………….?  Rolled over and looked at the clock, 3:10AM. My wife is a bit more nimble than me when I first wake up.  She had the deck light on and was out the […]

1Apr2015 | Continued

The Perfect Storm

Yes, it was a terrible winter storm here in Fairfield Glade — but for two residents it was sheer bliss By JIM ARBER For The Vista It was a bitter cold night.  Fairfield Glade, Cumberland County and the whole Cumberland Plateau was in the grip of ice, snow, wind, frigid temperatures and grinder pumps that […]

26Mar2015 | Continued

Spring ready to make its splash

Well it is finally here! Spring! Yes, this Friday — March 20 — will be the Spring Equinox …. better known as the first day of Spring! And we thought it might never get here, right? The forecast looks good for the week but, alas, there are never any promises. Remember the first week of […]

19Mar2015 | Continued

Applaud the hard workers who dug us out

If you are sick of winter, raise your snow shovel high and say “Yuck!” Yes, it has been a winter to remember for all the wrong reasons, hasn’t it? Ok, you can put your shovels down now. Fact is, we are under two weeks away from the offical start of Spring and here we are, […]

11Mar2015 | Continued

Glade resident, NBA icon Lloyd dead at age 86

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Earl Lloyd, a well-known and loved resident of Fairfield Glade and the first black professional NBA player, passed away last Thursday at the age of 86. Known as  “the Big Cat,” the 6-foot-5 forward made his league debut in October of 1950, playing for the Washington Capitals. During his legendary […]

6Mar2015 | Continued

Are you ready?

Fight fire with fire: Know what to do before it happens By THOMAS M. COVINO Part I in a Series Special to The Vista There will be a Special Town Hall Meeting of the Neighborhood Watch Coalition entitled  “Preparedness” on Wednesday, March 18. The meeting — which will be held at the Fairfield Glade Conference […]

12Feb2015 | Continued

Granddaughter of Glade couple making mark in swimming

Special to The Vista Grandchildren are every grandparents joy — and that is no different for Glade residents B.J. and Marv Mrnka. The couple are very proud of their Grandaughter Emma Cain — and have every right to be. Cain, at only 14 years of age, has developed into a world class swimmer. “Emma was […]

29Jan2015 | Continued