Big changes coming to Fireside – like it or not

Change is good, they say. Embrace it or you will cease to grow, they say. Others, however, say change for the sake of change is not always progress. Changing a bad habit is obviously a good thing. But changing your job is not always beneficial and actually can make one long for the way things […]

28Jan2016 | Continued


This beautiful Bald Eagle was seen enjoying the sunshine recently atop a tree near Lake Pomeroy. There have many Bald Eagle sightings in Fairfield Glade this Fall and Winter. Interesting to note, there were no known successful Bald Eagle nests found in the state between 1961 and 1983. Efforts, coordinated by TWRA, to restore Tennessee’s […]

14Jan2016 | Continued

Pieces coming together for Peavine Project?

Glade gets an update from TDOT By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor The Fairfield Glade Community Club recently received an update from the Tennessee Department of Transporation regarding the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. A letter was received by Fairfield Glade Community Club President Robert L. Diller. Here is the letter in its entirety: Dear Mr. […]

10Dec2015 | Continued

Squirrel Dodging

‘Elusive’ critters are hard to avoid My Aunt Edie loved animals! She viewed even the smallest critter as a life worth protecting. Why, many times she avoided caterpillars going across a country road. No joke. I saw her do it. And I, like most all of you dear readers, love all the creatures around us and […]

12Nov2015 | Continued

Be on the watch for recent scams

By MIKE WILLIAMS Fairfield Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista Residents are receiving calls from someone saying that they are the I.R.S. and that you owe a penalty for not paying your taxes in a timely manner. Anytime you receive a phone call from someone like this, it is false. The I.R.S. does not […]

5Nov2015 | Continued

Recent tragedies teach us that depression and suicide go hand-in-hand

Depression is an equal opportunity destroyer. It doesn’t care if you are rich, poor; male or female; black, white or purple. Any one can become clinically depressed. If you haven’t — great for you! But hopefully you are not one of those ignorant of the fact that it is REAL. Hopefully, you are not one […]

1Oct2015 | Continued

Opportunity to support local hospice

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary, in conjunction with the Trails Committee of the Fairfield Glade Community Club, will hold  “Hit the Trails for Hospice” Saturday, October 3, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. This event, fun for the entire family, is being held at  Mirror Lake (corner of Peavine Rd. and Stonehenge […]

24Sep2015 | Continued

Shocking murders in Va. hit home

What next? As Fairfield Glade residents this week dealt with the tragic news of 19-year-old Zachary Cottrell’s drowning death, a senseless incident was taking place in Moneta, Virginia. Two television journalists in Virginia were shot to death during a live broadcast Wednesday morning, once again bringing into focus America’s fraught relationship with guns and gun […]

9Sep2015 | Continued

Southern Stars announces 2015-16 season; tickets on sale soon

For The Vista Crossville’s own 30-piece professional brass ensemble, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass (SSSB), is announcing their series of three concerts to be held at the 1,200 seat Stone Memorial HS Auditorium in Crossville. This will be their eighth season providing “Premium Entertainment” for the enjoyment of area residents. The dates for this season […]

27Aug2015 | Continued

Saying Goodbye to a Glade mainstay

Sudden death of Cox stuns many One of Fairfield Glade’s most visible and loved residents, Tom Cox,  passed away July 26. Most people that live, dine, hike and socialize in the Glade and around Cumberland have known Tom for as long as they have been here. Tom was the quintessential purveyor of information about most […]

12Aug2015 | Continued

The Bear Facts

Like it or not, bears are our neighbors — so take steps to keep them away By MICHAEL WILLIAMS Glade Director of Safety For The Vista Every year the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) receives hundreds of calls and complaints concerning black bears. Most of the complaints are of bears raiding garbage containers, bird feeders, and pet food […]

28Jul2015 | Continued

A few people need some tips on tipping

You know, we have a growing community here in Fairfield Glade. Amongst the residents and all our wonderful guests and employees of Fairfield Glade businesses, I would say 97% are class individuals with solid character and manners. The other 3%, however, may be giving us all a bad name. They are the ones who insist […]

8Jul2015 | Continued

New FFG hirings: Archibald new Food/Beverage Director

For The Vista General Manager, Bob Weber, and the Board of Directors of Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) are pleased to announce that Neil Archibald will be the new Director of Food & Beverage effective June 29, 2015. Archibald will be relocating from Stowe, Vermont. For 19 years, Archibald has held progressive positions at restaurants, […]

25Jun2015 | Continued

New FFG hirings: Williams is new Public Safety Chief

For The Vista General Manager, Bob Weber, and the Board of Directors of Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) are pleased to announce that Michael Williams will join FGCC as the new Chief of Public Safety on June 29, 2015. Williams has served in law enforcement the past 13 years with the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  He […]

25Jun2015 | Continued

60 — and still going strong

Special To The Vista A Fairfield Glade couple certainly know what love is. They have exhibited it for 60 years. And here’s their story: On May 29, 1955, Mildred and Charles Case — who retired to Fairfield Glade in 1997 — were married in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Loma Linda, CA. Chuck was a […]

11Jun2015 | Continued

“Cruisin’ Into Summer” event set for June 13

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) announces the 1st Annual Fairfield Glade Cruise-In,  “Cruisin’ Into Summer” on Saturday, June 13th from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. The Fairfield Glade Cruise-In will be held at the intersection of Peavine Rd. and Stonehenge Drive at Mirror Lake and the park at the 4-way stop. […]

3Jun2015 | Continued

Glade employees show patriotism

By FAIRFIELD GLADE COMMUNITY CLUB Special To The Vista Flag Man, Tom Sawyer reports, “Driving through our community during patriotic holidays and seeing the U.S.A. flags waving in the wind, I am proud.” Also, that the Community Club employs hundreds of Patriots who cared enough to begin a ‘Parade of Flags’ in the Fall of […]

28May2015 | Continued

Harris captures Senior Open title

By TENNESSEE SECTION PGA For The Vista The 2015 Senior State Open hosted by the City of Crossville was full of excitement as it came down to the final few putts to decide who would win. With the pressure on, Doug Harris sunk his par putt to secure his victory and win the 6th Annual […]

21May2015 | Continued

Good Samaritan’s resident to head to Ms. Tennessee Senior Pageant

For The Vista The Good Samaritan Society – Fairfield Glade is proud to announce that one of their most gifted and popular residents, Nita Eick, will be a contestant in the Ms. Tennessee Senior America Pageant. The pageant will be held Saturday, May 16th at 7 P.M. at Cumberland University’s Heydel Fine Arts Center in […]

15May2015 | Continued

Postponed by ice storm in February, Vista’s Walther to perform May 11 at Druid

By KEITH D. PONTIUS For The Vista Local entertainer and publicist Keith Walther will appear on May 11 at The Legends as a part of the Resident Home Owners Association  Program Series for 2015. You do NOT need to be an RHA member to attend. Walther was originally scheduled for February, but due to the […]

1May2015 | Continued