Lebron not the only one with tough decisions

Well, Lebron James is going home.He kept Cleveland Cavalier and Miami Heat fans — not to mention ESPN — captive for quite a while, didn’t he? What his decision would be as to where he would “take his talents” to this time around were bantered about by sports bloggers and reporters all over the country. […]

25Jul2014 | Continued

Baby Raccoons? Yes, please!

No, that is not a little puppy dog that Glade resident Ricky Kendall is getting to know — it is a baby raccoon. Perhaps their introduction went like this: “Hi, I’m Ricky.” “…Oh hello, I’m Rocky.” Maybe not. Regardless, the young raccoon seemed intrigued by Kendall. Minutes earlier, the baby raccoon was romping around with […]

15Jul2014 | Continued

So “futbol” got this “football” fan’s attention

Like most males and many females living America I’m a football fan and always will be. I did not grow up near a major college so my focus has always been on the NFL. Somehow, I recently got settled in front of a TV with a World Cup game on. Not sure how that happened […]

11Jul2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

With the abundance of afternoon thunderstorms in recent weeks, there is one thing that all Glade residents have seen a lot of lately — thunderheads. Often, summer time thunderheads are beautiful sights! This one was taken at Lake Glastonbury Dam recently at sunset.

2Jul2014 | Continued

Keeping an Open mind

Glade resident gets up close look at U.S. Open Special to The Vista Fairfield Glade resident Tim Tewalt recently had the unique experience of serving as a volunteer at the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. Tewalt served as a walking scorer at the event — his third U.S. Open and 17th tournament overall. […]

24Jun2014 | Continued

Glade to celebrate new Druid pool amenities

For The Vista All the work is done and now it’s time to celebrate the results. The Fairfield Glade Community Club announces the Druid Hills Pool grand reopening party on June 19. Beautiful new renovations to the Druid Hills Pool include a covered pavillion, sun deck, pool deck, snack bar, restrooms and storage area. This […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Peavine Debate is road that never ends

It is my own fault. This off and on again debate about Peavine Road, its numerous signs, its expansion, its potential as a “Scenic Highway” — all my fault. After all, there have been several articles and opinion pieces on the subject(s) in The Vista. But, though debate is healthy, I am getting a little […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Local Author Attracts International Attention

Special To The Vista SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Before moving to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, James Casper and his wife Kate lived and worked as teachers in Brainerd, Minnesota.   James was a long-time faculty member at Central Lakes College, and Kate was a music teacher in the Brainerd School District. James describes himself as a […]

4Jun2014 | Continued

Solitary round of golf proves to be enjoyable

Mark Twain once said that golf is a good walk spoiled. That’s why I do it in a cart … And, of late, alone. I have golfed for decades and love the camaraderie playing with a friend or three. I also have been very fond of the teamwork and strategy involved when playing in a […]

28May2014 | Continued

Helton heads Senior Open field

Murfreesboro pro wins in another close one By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor There is something about this tournament. It seems no one can win by a comfortable margin. In fact, the winner usually has white knuckles when he finally drops the final putt and is declared the winner of the Tennessee State Senior Open. Never […]

20May2014 | Continued

With a storm on the horizon, there’s a solution

Plan to safeguard Glade water supply seems viable COMMENTARY By JIM ARBER Special To The Vista Part II of II Up here on the Plateau we’re sailing along in pretty good shape. No big political or economic storms on the horizon, not a lot of crime, no unforeseen difficult events. OK, so the population here […]

13May2014 | Continued

Don’t be crabby, Winston ‘situation’ good for comic relief

We don’t want to downplay shoplifting and petty theft. Both cost businesses and consumers millions of dollars each year. But when Florida State University’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston left a Tallahassee, FL-area Publix grocery store last week without paying for $32 worth of crab legs, it left the door wide open for some humor. […]

7May2014 | Continued


Jury convicts Giles of  first degree murder in death of Kim Batty By KEITH WALTHER Publisher/Editor For The Vista It was day filled with mixed emotions. Last Friday, as the verdict of guilty rang out in the Crossville courtroom and spread like wildfire throughout the Fairfield Glade community, residents felt relief, happiness that justice was […]

30Apr2014 | Continued

Trash no match

Friends of Peavine group’s litter pickup a huge success For The Vista The Friends of Peavine registered last fall with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to adopt two miles of Peavine Road and recently completed its first litter pickup Friday, April 11. “We had a great turnout for the day and the weather was perfect,” said […]

24Apr2014 | Continued

No doubt, I’m getting too old for this

My wife, Tracy, and I have had the “pleasure” of moving nine different times in our married life. When we were newlyweds, it was almost an exciting and fun thing to do as we moved into our first house, or even our second or third abode. But now its about as much fun as losing […]

15Apr2014 | Continued

No bones about it

Bass a big hit with SMHS students — brings investigative forensic science close to home  By ARLENE ALBERT For The Vista NCIS? CSI? Bones? All fictional! Here in East TN, we have a real investigative forensic expert – Dr. Bill Bass. Over 200 N&N members and guests, including a Forensic Science honors class from Stone […]

8Apr2014 | Continued

McMeekin working hard for the furry abused and neglected

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Karen McMeekin is the Founder and President of “A Time 4 Paws” (AT4P), an animal welfare organization based on the No Kill Philosophy. Karen is a very dedicated individual who created a mission statement for the organization: “Provide and promote educational programs that prevent cruelty to animals and eliminate […]

1Apr2014 | Continued

Lamont Teeples Joins the Fairfield Glade Community Club as Director of Food & Beverage

For The Vista General Manager, Bob Weber, and the Board of Directors of Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) are pleased to announce that Lamont Teeples will join the Club by April 14,  just in time for Easter. Teeples will be relocating from Pawleys Island, South Carolina. For 19 years, Teeples held progressive positions at Cherokee […]

26Mar2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

This photo taken recently by Glade resident Bill Fuller shows a fantastic bolt of light coming through the trees and onto the surface of Lake Catherine. Winter time sunsets can be some of the most spectacular here in Fairfield Glade. The reason? The clean dry air that sweeps down from Canada across the United States […]

18Mar2014 | Continued

Mistakes are made

Well, it was bound to happen sometime. I made a mistake. I know, I know. Stop the presses, right? It’s not like I haven’t made one before … 2004 was a terrible year. Made two of them. But this one was — what they call in the news biz — a doozy. Actually, they don’t […]

13Mar2014 | Continued