Lifestyle

Be careful what you dream of

By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Politicians along with the Chamber of Commerce leaders are constantly dreaming about finding ways to bring new business into Cumberland County. Many of them have turned out well and we give them credit where credit is due. But this most recent dream of the Crab Orchard Wind project is […]

14Sep2016 | Continued
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Wine On The Plateau is Saturday!!!

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Don’t miss out on an afternoon on a great afternoon of music, tasting wines, craft beers and foods from local restaurants this Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center from 2-4 p.m. New this year will be a finer wine tasting area for the more […]

14Sep2016 | Continued

FGRS giving away wonderful gift in exchange for time a little time

By DAVID H. PRIGG For The Vista FGRS is going to give away a Car Spa that includes both internal and external detailing, an oil change and tire rotation. This prize ($170 value) is being donated by Kirk Automotive of Crossville to a lucky Fairfield Glade resident in return for completing a simple, 10 minute […]

8Sep2016 | Continued

Remembering the old course

Perhaps long forgotten now, there was once a Par 3 golf course off of Peavine Road and Woodgate Drive – equipped with lights for night play, a driving range and a restaurant a pro shop. Now out of business, the course is overgrown but there is still plenty of natural beauty to be found as […]

18Aug2016 | Continued

Support Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary by walking the Hospice Memorial Trail

By KAY MOYER For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be hosting a trail walk at the Hit the Trails Festival sponsored by the Fairfield Glade Trails Committee on Saturday, October 1st from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. The Hit the Trails Festival is being held at Mirror Lake located at the corner […]

18Aug2016 | Continued

Rotary  Launches ‘Million Dollar Dinner’ to Celebrate Rotary Foundation Centennial

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade, in conjunction with 65 area clubs making up Rotary International District 6780, have announced the launch of a district-wide Million Dollar Dinner initiative to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, in honor of its centennial year. The District 6780 Million Dollar Dinner, which […]

18Aug2016 | Continued

Wind Farm issue: Rights vs. Harm

COMMENTARY By SARAH SOUTHALL Special to The Vista The Cumberland County Commissioners Meeting on July 18, 2016, was a struggle between individual property rights and our responsibility as citizens to avoid being harmful to our neighbors. Speaking more technically: A nuisance is an interference with the right to use and enjoy real property. A property […]

28Jul2016 | Continued
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Friends of Glade Fire Dept. host meeting for Sept. 10

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista The initial kick-off of the “Friends of Fairfield Glade Fire Department” was held on Monday, July 18, at Firehouse Station #1. The purpose of Friends of FGFD is to help with many of the responsibilities previously taken on by either the Fairfield Glade Community Club or the Fairfield Glade […]

28Jul2016 | Continued

Our Opinions Matter!

Abacus Column By Larry Backus You and I are very fortunate to live in the United States. One important reason is our Constitutional Bill of Rights written 227 years ago in 1789. I keep a copy of the original documents of the Constitution and these articles in my desk. The third item of the Bill […]

24Jun2016 | Continued

Crossville Councilmen stand up to say ‘No’ to Crab Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Common Sense — the ability to understand, perceive and judge things. Sound practical judgment that is based on knowledge, training or the like native intelligence. Recently, at the same time almost that Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition was having its bi-monthly meeting, something happened that shocked Crossville. Councilman Wyatt, […]

16Jun2016 | Continued

CRAB ORCHARD WIND FARM: Clean Energy for Our Children or Taxpayer Burden for Our Children?

By DONALD MORAN For The Vista I retired three years ago to Fairfield Glade, Crossville, Tennessee. I heard about the Crab Orchard Wind Farm in April of 2016, although wind speed studies and lease agreements with landowners was started in 2014 by Apex Clean Energy LLC. My original opinion of wind farms was positive, if […]

16Jun2016 | Continued

Crab Orchard Wind Project Survey

This survey is designed to provide the Fairfield Glade Community Club Board with input from the Community Club members so the Board can make an informed decision with respect to supporting or opposing the Crab Orchard Wind Project. It is extremely important that we hear from you. Click on the following link to take this survey […]

16Jun2016 | Continued
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Rotary donates to local organizations

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade recently made donations supporting worthy organizations serving residents in Cumberland County. Gus Gocella received the donation to Honor Air, that takes Veterans to visit the Memorials in Washington, DC. Honor Air provides a great service to our Veterans by providing them an experience […]

10Jun2016 | Continued

Is Crab Orchard wind project full of hot air?

Answers not blowing in the wind, but on the internet Kermit the Frog said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Especially when it comes to Green Energy resources – like Solar Power, GeoThermal Power and Wind Power. The proponents of these types of energy are good people. They care about the environment and they […]

25May2016 | Continued

Alexander takes strong stance against wind farm Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista “THESE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WINDMILLS!”  Those were the words from our Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander last week from the halls of congress.  Those words have been echoing though the Cumberland Mountains and Town Hall since. On May 18th, we saw our State Senator tell our Cumberland County […]

25May2016 | Continued
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Glade resident Garrison adds writer to his skill set list

For The Vista DJ Garrison is just full of surprises. Just when we think we know the man, along comes a new facet. Most of us are familiar with DJ as an entertainer, singer, and musician, with shows at the Palace Theater, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and various venues throughout Fairfield Glade.  Just last year […]

25May2016 | Continued
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Cancer/Diabetes victim Sipe walked to help find a cure

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Melinda Sipe suffers from Colon/Recital cancer and Type 2 Diabetes. She was one of the 96 Strides Walkers who recently participated in the Centennial Park walk to help cure Diabetes. Melinda is 44 years old and was seeing her family doctor for nearly a year about her recital bleeding. […]

19May2016 | Continued

Community Club ‘learning more’

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club Board of Directors and General Manager are actively involved in learning more about the wind farm in Crab Orchard, being proposed by Apex Clean Energy. The Board members were first made aware of this project on 1/12/16 when the announcement was made to the public by Mayor […]

12May2016 | Continued

It’s here! Rotary’s Music Festival set for this Saturday

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Saturday is the Fairfield Glade Music Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade as a community service and fundraiser. Doors open at 11 A.M. with the SockHops starting at Noon. Parking is at Community and Conference Center with free shuttle bus to the event at The Square, […]

12May2016 | Continued

Williams says take advantage of trails, but learn how to be safe when hiking

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Safety Chief For The Vista As the weather warms up more and more people are taking advantage of our beautiful hiking trails within Fairfield Glade as well as Cumberland County and our Parks. We won’t sugarcoat this. Hiking can be dangerous. Sprained ankles, bad cuts and bruises, serious falls, broken limbs […]

6May2016 | Continued