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GONE HOLLYWOOD

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

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