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Proposed locations discovered for Windmills

By JAY MCCARTHY AND KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Some new information was learned – but more questions remain. That was the feeling of most after attending a meeting last Wednesday at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, held by Apex Energy to explain to the residents their progress of the Construction of the Industrial Wind […]

28Apr2016 | Continued

Why We Live Here

Though we have had our share of cloudy days of late, when the sun does come out there is a plethora of colors to be enjoyed — such as one of resident Evelyn Hagood’s flowers (bottom right) or the beautiful blooming tree (top photo) near the Village Green Mall.

14Apr2016 | Continued

No More Filling Up at Phil-ing Station

Long-time Glade grille reluctantly shuts down Unexpected. That was the general feeling of long-time patrons of  The Phil-ing Station early last week after they were informed that the iconic restaurant was shutting down operations — immediately! After nearly 16 years of service to the community, Phil’s great food and beers, were replaced with tears. Out of the […]

5Apr2016 | Continued

WINDMILLS ON OUR MINDS

Is a Wind Farm coming to Glade area in future? COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special To The Vista Renewable energy, tax revenue, cheap energy, new jobs, save the world! All great things you want to hear, right? These are the words that warm politician’s pockets. Especially when it isn’t built in their back yard and the federal […]

18Mar2016 | Continued

Weber clarifies discount via resident cards

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club and General Manager Bob Weber wish to announce that as of March 1st, a new software program for the entire community as begun to be utilized. While the transition will not cause noticeable differences in the way you purchase items, there is one significant change: The Club […]

11Mar2016 | Continued

Weber and staff put on great show for new residents

Impressive. That was the word I would use to describe the various Fairfield Glade Community Club staff leaders that spoke at last Monday’s New Residents dinner meeting at Druid Hills Country Club. Every one from Neil Archibald, Director of Food and Beverage, to Public Safety Chief Mike Williams, to General Manager Bob Weber — and […]

4Mar2016 | Continued

Look out for that….Potho-o-o-o-le!!

(Editor’s Note: We are glad to acknowledge the work of road crews last week filling in potholes along Peavine Road!) Special to The Vista KNOXVILLE — As snow and ice begins to melt on roadways, the asphalt becomes compromised. Potholes are formed by water intrusion in the cracks of the asphalt. As a result, the […]

26Feb2016 | Continued

Laxton giving his all for Fairfield Glade Safety Department

For The Vista (Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of short biographies on the FG Pubic Safety Officers and Staff. Charles David Laxton was born in Rockwood TN.  He has spent nearly all of his life in Roane County, TN, graduating from Harriman HS.   He has an Associate’s Degree in Police […]

18Feb2016 | Continued

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

PROUD BIRD

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