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Over 400 attend Veterans Day Dinner hosted by Glade

For The Vista It was a huge success. The Fairfield Glade Community Club  would like to say thank you to the Veterans and guests who came out for the Veterans Day dinner on Saturday in the Conference Center. As always, the turnout for dinner was great and 436 people were served. The annual tradition includes […]

22Nov2017 | Continued
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A look back at the Wind Farm journey

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Starting in March of 2016, The Vista — “Fairfield Glade’s Community Newspaper” – informed its readers about the Apex Wind Farm project and the issues it presented to us and all of Cumberland County through nearly 50 articles and commentaries — not including countless Letters to the Editor allowing residents […]

21Jun2017 | Continued

A Ring of True Friendship

Glade man finds Marine buddy to return ring after 50 years Special to The Vista The following letter was written by Jerry Turner who is a retired Marine and resident of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. The relevance of the story is that it has just been published in the June 2016 edition of the Leatherneck Magazine, […]

2Jun2016 | Continued

Veteran’s Day: A special tribute

By TOM M. EDWARDS For The Vista He is sitting in the front row of the parade route. The nurses from the home are carefully watching their group of Veteran wheelchair patients. The years have taken a heavy toll on their health and numbers. He loves parades and remembers the years that he marched in […]

12Nov2015 | Continued

Veteran’s Day ceremony set for Nov. 11

For The Vista The Cumberland County Veterans Council will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park in downtown Crossville at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, November 11th. The Cumberland County Community Band, accompanied by solo performers, will present patriotic music at 10:30 A.M. The public is cordially invited to join in this celebration to honor […]

5Nov2015 | 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

Stories of The Great Ice Storm of 2015 continue to be told

COMMENTARY By JANET LORD For The Vista I’m not sure if it was predicted … probably was, but I didn’t get the forecast message. I don’t know exactly when The Great Ice Storm of 2015 struck, but I was told about many first-hand experiences. My next door neighbor related how she thought her roof was […]

1Apr2015 | Continued

Glade resident, NBA icon Lloyd dead at age 86

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Earl Lloyd, a well-known and loved resident of Fairfield Glade and the first black professional NBA player, passed away last Thursday at the age of 86. Known as  “the Big Cat,” the 6-foot-5 forward made his league debut in October of 1950, playing for the Washington Capitals. During his legendary […]

6Mar2015 | Continued

Holocaust survivor to speak at Rotary

For The Vista Local residents are invited to attend the April 29 meeting of the Fairfield Glade Rotary Club where Arthur Pais will talk about his childhood experience as a Lithuanian Jew who was sent to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany during World War II. The talk will be at the Legends Restaurant on […]

24Apr2014 | Continued

Designer of Fairfield Glade passes away

For The Vista Thomas Swafford, the man who oversaw the design and construction of  Fairfield Glade, passed away last Thursday at the age of 78. Swafford designed the roads, dams, lakes, golf courses, and the layout of the residential areas in the Glade as he served as Vice President in charge of construction and engineering […]

12Feb2014 | Continued

Tracking down old tracks

Right here, they worked on the railroad — all the live long day   By CLYDE VAN HAREN AND DONALD ZEBOSKI Special to The Vista Life in the early 1900s was unique, in that the U.S. was both troubled, yet expanding. Troubled by international issues leading up to World War I and domestically expanding because […]

12Nov2013 | Continued
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Lions Travelogue heads to heart of San Francisco initiates three new members

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista On Monday evening, December 3rd, the Fairfield Glade Lions Club will present the third Adventure in the Travelogue Series. It will take you on a trip to “The Heart of San Francisco”. It will all start at 7 P.M. at the Palace Theater. Tickets are available at the door […]

12Nov2013 | Continued

Biltmore a great getaway for Glade residents

Adventurists encourage their neighbors to “Never stop seeing the roses”   By BOB & BARB EPSTEIN Syndicated “On the Road Again” Columnists For The Vista Barbara and I love to travel as most of the residents of Fairfield Glade enjoy doing as well. For residents of the incredible Fairfield Glade community, there are options to […]

21Oct2013 | Continued
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Glade Rotary hears update on Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation

By BLAKE BOYLE For The Vista World War I hero Sergeant Alvin C. York’s great-granddaughter Deborah York spoke to the Fairfield Glade Rotary Club on October 1 and gave an update on the work of the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation and its work to restore the York Institute building located in Jamestown, TN. Alvin York […]

15Oct2013 | Continued
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WWI hero’s grandaughter to speak at Rotary fishing Carp in Glade?

For The Vista World War I war hero Sergeant Alvin C. York’s great granddaughter Deborah York will speak at the Tuesday, October 1 Fairfield Glade Rotary Club meeting. She is the Executive Director of the Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation.  She works with the York State Park and the York family to preserve and promote the […]

24Sep2013 | Continued
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A Titanic experience

Pigeon Forge attraction is well worth the trip from Fairfield Glade A VISTA REVIEW By TRACY WALTHER For The Vista Are you as intrigued by the tragedy of the great ship Titanic as I am? Does it fascinate and sadden you all at once? Do you love interactive museums? Do you appreciate history? If so, […]

19Jun2013 | Continued
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First hike of the 2012 season set for Glade Hiking Group

For The Vista Hopefully you are in the process of dusting off your hiking poles and boots as it is time for the Fairfield Glade Hiking Group to get back on the trails. The group’s first hike of the season is September 7 and it is in The Glade. They will hike on two trails […]

5Sep2012 | Continued
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This picture was worth a thousand words, indeed

At right is a photo of Fairfield Glade residents Bob and JoAnne Paton on their wedding day on August 10, 1952. The photo was a huge hit at the time in the local newspaper in Kankakee, Illinois. When their wedding picture was published in the newspaper, the editor wrote an article to tell readers to […]

28Aug2012 | Continued
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World War II Vets gather, remember

By ED LEWIS For The Vista Twenty-eight World War II  Veterans and 20 spouses recently gathered at Ryan’s Restaurant in Crossville.  The luncheon was organized by WW II  Veteran Bill Oehlecker of Tansi, and all who attended enjoyed the fellowship of fellow soldiers, sailors and marines who fought in a war that ended almost 66 […]

14May2012 | Continued

They sure don’t make them like they used to

My son’s engine in his 1996 Toyota Camry recently blew with 246,000 miles on it. Give me a break! Is that all you got Toyota? 246K? I don’t want to hear about how much the quality of automobiles has improved over the decades. I think of my first car — a 1972 Ford Pinto. Now […]

28Feb2012 | Continued