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Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade serves lunch at Bread of Life

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade provided and served Lunch at the Bread Of Life Rescue Mission in Crossville. They are pleased support the Bread of Life in their mission  of providing temporary shelter, medical attention, and food for the homeless and transient, conducting interdenominational services daily and educating […]

28Jan2016 | Continued

Glade loses a good one in Covino

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Thomas Covino had just moved to Fairfield Glade and he was eager and ready to contribute to the community. He introduced himself to The Vista staff and asked if he could be a contributor. From that point on, Covino provided a plethora of quality commentaries and stories. So we were […]

21Jan2016 | Continued
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For Volunteer Energy, 2015 was a year to remember

For The Vista It was formed 80 years ago. A meeting of 500 citizens at the Meigs County Courthouse resulted in the May 29, 1935 formation of the Meigs County Power Association, Incorporated, which later became the Meigs County Electric Membership Corporation. Today it is known as Volunteer Energy Cooperative. Volunteer Energy celebrated its 80th […]

21Jan2016 | 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

Dorton crowned champion of Pigskin Bowl Challenge

For The Vista This year’s Pigskin Bowl Challenge in The Vista was won impressivelyby former champion Greg Dorton, who correctly picked 17 winning teams out of the 20 bowl games (see graphic above). He was three games better than the second place finishers. Tom Flagg and Ed Lewis tied for second at 14-6, one game […]

14Jan2016 | Continued

Meet Scot Shanks — one of many student mentors with Kids on the Rise

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Kids on the Rise are a non-profit organization located in Cumberland County. Their Mission Statement reads  “To provide experiences for the youth that will enable them to further develop their intellectual, social, verbal, and creative capacities and to facilitate their entry into a responsible, productive adulthood.” Mentoring is a […]

14Jan2016 | 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

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
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Why We Live Here

The weather has been a mix of sunshine one day and rain the next. But whenever the weather cooporates, you can find residents and visitors alike enjoying the beautiful Fall colors and our scenic lakes. Above, a man enjoys some solitude fishing on Lake Sherwood.  At left, a boat passes by the Lake Dartmoor Marina […]

5Nov2015 | 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

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

Glade Hiking Club to stick close to home

By ANNE DODGE & MARY KOPMEIER For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Hikers plan two easy hikes this Friday, Sept. 25th.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to join us. The hikes are not only local, but both are on the Marathon Hike list. The first hike will be at Black Mountain.  This 2.5 […]

24Sep2015 | Continued

Why We Live Here

This photo were taken looking south toward Hebbertsburg at sunrise from the photographer’s home on Hickory Ridge Lane in Fairfield North. The fog makes the Hebbertsburg valley look like a sea or that it is covered in snow

9Sep2015 | Continued
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Lions’ Travelogue series resumes with Rocky Mountain adventure

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Mark your calendar for Monday October 5th to view an adventure of a lifetime. The Fairfield Glade Lions Club 2015-2016 Travelogue Series starts off with a tour of the Great Rocky Mountains. The Great Rocky Mountains are the back-bone 0f North America and include some of the most beautiful […]

9Sep2015 | Continued

New Silver Alert program initiated by partnership

For The Vista Fairfield Glade Director of Safety Michael Williams and the Fairfield Glade Resident Services have partnered to creat the Fairfield Glade Silver Alert Program Silver Alert will be the response for What to Do when a senior goes missing. In a retirement community like ours, caring for & keeping a cognitively impaired person […]

9Sep2015 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Some may consider geese to be pests at times, leaving feathers and waste matter around our lakes here in Fairfield Glade. But there is no escaping their beauty. This bird was seen floating along during an early morning sunrise. This was taken on Lake Canterbury last week and the sun created a glow on her […]

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

Glad I am not going to school these days

Once in a while, I still have dreams (actually nightmares) about my school days. I still can wake up worrying if I really did miss the bus, or couldn’t remember my locker combination, or I forgot to study for a test! UGH! I still have nightmares that Bowling Green State University is going to contact […]

12Aug2015 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

There is an abundant amount of butterflies that flicker their colorful wings all around Fairifled Glade. This Tiger Swallowtail was photographed by Glade resident Donna E. Turley at a beautiful wildflower area on hole # 3 of the Crag at Heatherhurst. There are 125 species of butterflies in Tennessee, including a cousin of the swallowtail […]

12Aug2015 | Continued
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Coming in for a landing

We have many beautiful flowers in Fairfield Glade, but the next time look a little closer. It was 6 A.M. but this hard-working bee was already looking for morning breakfast. Vista photographer James Lovelace said he took the photo near the Wyndham Guest Check in and that “the little guy just would not go away […]

28Jul2015 | Continued