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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

Venting and wishing for the end of election

I try to be even-keeled. I really do. Don’t always succeed … but try. And I try to be fair to everyone. Give everyone a voice. Let them have their say. And most of my columns try to stay on the humorous or helpful side. Not this one. This Board election and all the bickering […]

10Aug2017 | Continued

Hoffman takes Tennessee Women’s Open in playoff

By KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Sarah Hoffman won the second playoff hole to capture the 19th Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open Golf championship, Saturday at Stonehenge Golf Course. Hoffman, Samantha Troyanovich and amateur Elsa Moberly each finished regulation with a three-day total of 215, forcing a sudden death playoff format. For much of […]

2Aug2017 | Continued

McClanahan pulls out of Glade Board election

By RUSTY MCCLANAHAN For The Vista My wife and I visited and evaluated various potential retirement areas for over (3) years before we ‘spent our life savings’ and purchased our retirement home here in Fairfield Glade. We wanted a milder climate than Ohio, less snow than Colorado, a water front home on a quiet, no […]

26Jul2017 | Continued

Candidates will state their cases at Town Hall Meetings

For Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: • Phil Birdsall • John Byers • Oliver Dossmann • John Linhart • Rusty McClanahan • Jeani Miller • Dennis Monson • Thomas Reigle • Ralph Seeh • Steven Smith Two “Meet the Candidates” Town Hall Meetings […]

13Jul2017 | Continued

We got your Fireworks right here!

As colorful as they are — the rockets that go off over the July 4th holiday, pale in comparison to the natural wonder of the sunrise (left) and sunset (right). Glade resident Karen Finley snapped the photo of this spectacular sunrise over Lake Glastowbury last week while resident Gary Milam took the picture of the […]

6Jul2017 | Continued

Glade volunteers build New Bridge for Overlook Trail

STORY AND PHOTOS  By MARK RICHIE For The Vista Glade trail volunteers worked overtime during Memorial Day weekend to construct the second of four bridges on the re-route of the Overlook Trail. On May 27th the trail crew moved 300 feet of lumber and 800 pounds of concrete to the site of the second bridge. […]

28Jun2017 | Continued

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