This weather has been for the Birds

Torrential rain one day, bitter cold the next, perhaps a bit of snow another day. That has been the winter of 2017-18 so far and we still have six weeks to go. But imagine what it has been like for our feathered friends. Not pleasant as they take shelter whereever they can find it. Above […]

22Feb2018 | Continued

Debate begins after Discovery Center purchase

By FAIRFIELD GLADE BOARD OF DIRECTORS For The Vista Last year we had an agreement to purchase the Discovery Center property for $430,000 but later withdrew it when we identified significant additional costs in excess of $200,000 needed to make the entire building fully ADA compliant for administration offices and our Police Department. The final […]

15Feb2018 | Continued

Glade GM Weber breaks down latest financial numbers

By BOB WEBER Fairfield Glade General Manager For The Vista As of December 31, 2017, the Club continued to be financially strong and sound with a cash position of $5.7 million, a $300k increase over 2016, and Members’ Equity of $45.9 million, a $1 million increase over 2016. Cash is made up of the following:  […]

8Feb2018 | Continued

Glade Residents present ambulance concern to County

COMMENTARY BY CARMIN LYNCH For The Vista As reported in last week’s newspaper, an issue has arisen concerning the response time of our Cumberland County Ambulance Service. According to statistics provided by the E911 Dispatch Center, five of the six County Ambulance Stations are not achieving the response time performance standards set by the American […]

26Jan2018 | Continued

Ambulance response time to be addressed at Town Hall event

By JOHN BYERS For The Vista In the most recent Fairfield Glade Residents Survey Health and Safety ranked as number 1 and 2 in importance. When Fairfield Glade Residents think of the Fairfield Glade Fire Department many believe it includes EMR, EMT, Paramedics and Ambulance services. It does not. Cumberland County EMS is responsible to […]

10Jan2018 | Continued

Though imperfect, FGCC working hard for you

By JOHN CONRAD Board President For The Vista Carol and I think choosing to live in Fairfield Glade six years ago was one of the best decisions we have ever made. We are proud of our decision and we are proud of where we live. We are proud of the five wonderful golf courses – […]

19Dec2017 | Continued

Crossville/Glade area featured in magazine

For The Vista Crossville, TN, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Crossville is profiled in a feature titled “8 Tax-Friendly Cities” in the January/February 2018 issue, available nationwide on Dec. 12. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller […]

14Dec2017 | Continued


Despite acting success, Emery still appreciates her Crossville home By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor It’s a story of a local girl living her dream — while staying true to her roots. Crossville native Julie Ann Emery may be a successful Hollywood actress but she has not forgotten for a moment where she comes from and how it […]

7Dec2017 | Continued

Can’t we all just get along?

Rare photos of two Bucks squaring off were taken recently by Glade resident Debra Reihl, who caught the duel with her cell phone camera — of course, a safe distance away. There seems to be a lot of wildlife near Reihl’s residence as, if you recall, she captured a soaring Bald Eagle on film recently […]

30Nov2017 | Continued

OK, so I have some quirks — but isn’t it true we all do?

Have you ever been accused of being anal — as in anal retentive? Perhaps you have what others may feel is an irritating habit. Or you Perhaps your attention to detail is so meticulous that it borders on obsessive. Do you have your medicine cabinet in perfect order, and they must stay that way always? […]

22Nov2017 | Continued

Food & Beverage goes through more changes

By FAIRFIELD GLADE COMMUNITY CLUB For The Vista As we move into our slower season we continue to reorganize our F&B division to be more efficient and cost effective given our current operations and plan for 2018.  Therefore, effective immediately we have eliminated the F&B Manager position held by Sheila Koelber and Event Planner position […]

16Nov2017 | Continued

Board says 2017 projects finished; purchases golf Simulator for $61K

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor For The Vista Among the highlights from the Fairfield Glade Board of Directors meeting held last week was the review of Master Plan items and the purchase of a Golf Simulator. The Board, along with General Manager Bob Weber, pointed out that all major projects for 2017 are completed — […]

2Nov2017 | Continued

Local Rotarian on Polio Inoculation Mission

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Tessi Gilmer, a Rotarian in the Fairfield Glade Club, recently participated in a polio eradication mission to Africa along with  20 other Rotarians from around the USA. The trip was from October 3-12 going to Accra, Ghana.  During this trip about 500 children received the Polio vaccine in less […]

25Oct2017 | Continued

Board selects Miller to replace departing Price

By Glade Community Club Board For The Vista The Board has decided to appoint Jeani Miller to fill the Board vacancy caused by the resignation of Harry Price. We decided to interview the third through fifth place finishers from the recent election, Tom Reigle, John Byers and Jeani Miller along with Ken Flierl who expressed […]

11Oct2017 | Continued

Hold on to your cart! This is “Madness” indeed

By JOHN CANNON For The Vista It’s Midnight Madness week! The newspaper circular just arrived and I have just three days to prepare. Midnight Madness is a grocery shopping extravaganza  like no other. From noon till 9 P.M. on Friday old folks shop till they drop, literally, because they cannot stay awake till midnight. After […]

4Oct2017 | Continued

Good Samaritan gets go-ahead

Grand Opening set for Oct. 6 for new physical therapy center For The Vista Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade has undergone a multi-million dollar Phase II expansion over the entire campus, and included is a brand new 6,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art physical therapy center for short-term inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy programs, as well as, the […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

Birdsall, Smith elected to Glade Board of Directors

By KEITH WALTHER For The Vista After a long election process, Phil Birdsall and Steven Smith have been elected to serve on the 2018 Fairfield Glade Board of Directors. The election results were announced at last Friday’s Annual Fairfield Glade Community Club’s Membership Meeting:: Candidate # of Votes   % Phil Birdsall  2,714 49.4 Steven […]

21Sep2017 | Continued

It’s time to concentrate on the real important issues — over or under?

We live in perilous times here in Fairfield Glade. All this bickering over Fire Departments and Board elections has us all on edge. So I thought it was time to delve into some really hard-hitting news to get our minds off of those things. It came to me recently that the truly weightier matter that […]

14Sep2017 | Continued

Is Dillman trying to go independent?

By JOHN PATTERSON 9th District County Commissioner For The Vista Ever since the Fairfield Glade Community Club relinquished the titles to our fire engines, etc., to the Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Department it has been my belief that Chief Matthew E. Dillman, in his quest for power and authority, would eventually attempt to institute his […]

7Sep2017 | Continued

Glade in path of Solar Eclipse — what to know to stay safe

Courtesy of NASA For The Vista More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which […]

17Aug2017 | Continued