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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

Apex Energy suspends its Wind Farm plans

Hotly-contested project put on hold “indefinitely” By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista There’s joy in Mudville tonight! Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) received word late last week that Apex Energy has announced it has suspended its proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project indefinitely. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, “ we […]

13Jun2017 | Continued

Wyndham sells some Glade land holdings, realty business

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor For The Vista The buzz around Fairfield Glade in the past week or two turned out to have some sting to it. Rumors circulating that Wyndham Resorts had sold some of its Fairfield Glade land holdings and entities to a New Jersey-based company. Late last week, clarification came when Wyndham […]

7Jun2017 | 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

Fourth Annual Art in the Park event set for June 10-11

By PATRICIA FREED For The Vista On the second weekend in June, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will present its Fourth Annual Art in the Park event. Enjoy the artistic and musical outdoor sights and sounds of Art in the Park on Saturday, June 10, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., and Sunday, June […]

18May2017 | Continued

Senate vote last Thursday freezes Wind Farm project

By JAY MCCARTHY & CRAIG CLARK For The Vista On April 25th, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (85 to 3) in favor of Bill HB1021. But nothing was official until the Senate gave its stamp of approval. That happened last Thursday when SB1336 was passed with the same thunderous approval in Nashville— with […]

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

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

Denying Wind issues won’t make Apex project go away

COIMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special to The Vista Ever since the beginning of time there have been “Deniers”. I’m sure if your like me your teachers touched on a few of the more famous ones: There was Doubting Thomas in Jesus’ time,; the Flat Earthers who thought if you sailed over the horizon you would […]

20Apr2017 | Continued

Will Marketplace decide Wind Farm future?

BY JIM ARBER For The Vista It has been difficult to get a status report on the Crab Orchard Wind farm from the developer. It may be that there is just nothing happening yet as much is to be decided. We did find out that all the proposed legislation and angst created by this project […]

13Apr2017 | Continued

Wind Farm Bill 1336 moves forward

BY JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista This was Legislative Fireworks — Tennessee Style. For those of you that haven’t had the chance to travel to Nashville to show your support for the Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition’s (CMPC) Bill SB1336/HB1021— you don’t know what you’re missing. During the first senate committee hearing recently, our adversaries from […]

6Apr2017 | Continued

Opening Soon…VERY soon

This Saturday, April 1, Glade residents will be able to enjoy the facilities at Stonehenge Golf Club — including the new outdoor patio (above) that is under roof (there is also a section where patrons can enjoy the sunshine). Pictured below right, that is not a mound of snow, rather bunker sand. It was spotted […]

29Mar2017 | Continued

Meetings on Village Center and Concert Park plans set

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club will be hosting more Town Hall meetings for the proposed Village Center and Concert Park Conceptual Plans on March 27th and March 29th. The Town Hall meetings will be held in the conference center at 3 P.M. and 7 P.M. each day.  The meetings are intended to […]

23Mar2017 | Continued

Great AARF Adventure

A Glade couple do what they can for critters By JIM ARBER For The Vista It’s 8 P.M. on Friday, January 27th. It’s cold, dark with a light dusting of snow on the ground. Not a real cheerful setting for the start of a long road trip. Nevertheless, our fearless travelers are ready and anxious […]

17Mar2017 | 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

Road Work Ahead! Peavine Road project starts

Special to The Vista Fairfield Glade residents will begin to see more activity along Peavine Road (State Route 101) in the very near future. In the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced last week that work on the long-awaited project will gin with the contractor installing construction signs. Thereafter, erosion control measures will be implemented along […]

23Feb2017 | 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

Sexton, Bailey give support to County on Turbine issue

COMMENTARY By JAY McCARTHY For The Vista Tennesseee legislators — Representative. Cameron Sexton and Senator Paul Bailey — are going to bat for Cumberland County … and the Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition is back on the move. Now that Sexton and Bailey are back to work on getting our bill on the Tennessee house floor […]

9Feb2017 | Continued

As they say, the views expressed are not always our own

Hopefully most already understand the difference between a Letter TO the Editor and a Letter FROM the Editor. This column you are reading right now could, in effect, be considered a Letter FROM the Editor. Easy enough. The reason why I bring this up is that there have been Letters TO the Editor (that would […]

2Feb2017 | Continued

Make a difference

Charity provides resident with a way to help less fortunate children By GIBBS LUKOSKIE For The Vista As I was sitting on the small outrigger boat being ferried back from a remote island in the Philippines, I reflected back to 28 years ago when I was an up-and-coming yacht broker just starting to make my mark in […]

19Jan2017 | Continued