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Glade resident gets back on the bus

Life Care Center helps tour driver recover from broken leg Special To The Vista  It’s hard to drive a tour bus with a broken leg. Thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Crossville, however, local tour bus driver Joe Wessel will soon be back behind the wheel. Wessel, who lives in Fairfield Glade, fell […]

4Sep2014 | Continued

Hey, Take a hike!

No, really, you should — with one of these groups For The Vista If you are wanting to see some beautiful scenery, get some exercise and have some fun with fellow Fairfield Glade residents — then take a hike! There are two well-established groups that will offer you the chance to do all the above […]

28Aug2014 | Continued

I can’t keep up with this technology

I remember not so long ago I went and paid my grandma a visit. She was in her 90s and still pretty sharp mentally — and never afraid to speak her mind. — and I loved that about her. She was a modern thinker, kept abreast of the news and all things to do with […]

20Aug2014 | Continued

Boomer Sooner!

University of Oklahoma star Jao-Javanil wins 16th annual Tennessee Women’s Open at Stonehenge Golf Club By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Having won the NCAA women’s golf title in 2012, there was no question that Chirapat Jao-Javanil was a player to watch coming into the 16th Tenneessee Women’s Open. And so it was no shock that all […]

7Aug2014 | Continued

Glade Resident on the run for good health mit painting

Special to The Vista No one can get away with telling Naiad Kuhlman of Fairfield Glade that age is a barrier to exercise. The avid runner, personal trainer and instructor at Cumberland Medical Center’s Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade won’t buy the excuse. That’s because she is a walking – and running – example of […]

30Jul2014 | Continued

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