Lifestyle

Bowl contest winner picked games just Fine

By ED LEWIS For The Vista The Vista’s contest of 20 bowl games was won by a previous champion, Geoff Fine, who led all participants with a 13-7 record. Vista Editor-Publisher Keith Walther was only one game back at 12 – 8, and Keith’s son, Landry, also a Vista staff member, was 11-9. The trio […]

16Jan2015 | Continued

Portable Heater Safety is Crucial During Winter’s Coldest Months

By MATTHEW DILLMAN Fairfield Glade Fire Chief For The Vista The arrival of single-digit weather in Tennessee this week is prompting the State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind residents to stay safe when using portable heaters in their homes. “We cannot stress enough the importance of following safety precautions when using portable space heating devices […]

16Jan2015 | Continued

A Year to Remember

For The Vista By Thomas Covino As we approach a new year, it ‘s time to look back at what we did or didn’t do this past year.  I know many of us would like this to be the forgotten year because of the loss of a close friend or the opportunity to call and […]

8Jan2015 | Continued
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One big bird rules the roost

Fairfield Glade residents Jim and Sandi Foreman spots this majestic Bald Eagle on top of a nearby tree close to Lake Dartmoor. Residents of the area have seen four of the birds so far — a a pair and two small ones — although “small” is not an accurate term. “These things are huge once […]

8Jan2015 | Continued
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Lions Travelogue takes trip to China

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista As youngsters we heard, “if you drill straight down through the earth you will come out in China.” That comprised just about the sum total of our knowledge of China at that time. One tourist remarked recently that what China has achieved in 20 years took the U.S. 100 […]

8Jan2015 | Continued

AARP tax help

For The Vista This will be the first year that the Affordable Care Act will impact individual tax returns. Under the law, every taxpayer and all of their dependents are required to have minimal essential healthcare insurance, unless allowed an exemption. Even people whose income level in prior years would not require filing a tax […]

8Jan2015 | Continued

Aye, Aye Captain(s)!

Jacobsens come to the Glade after decorated Navy careers By JIM ARBER For The Vista Two retired Navy Captains invaded the Glade recently. Their names are Scott and Mary K. Jacobsen and they moved in permanently in September of this year after an extensive renovation of their newly-purchased residence. Retired Navy Captains, Scott “Shakey” Jacobsen […]

10Dec2014 | Continued

‘Tis the SEASON that creates MORE STRESS!

As we move toward the holiday season it always amazes me how most of us look at it from a stressful perspective, and I can understand why.  Usually, are cost go up due to gatherings, gifts, food and travel.  Also the time constraints become apparent for many because the holidays bring more commitments for work, […]

10Dec2014 | Continued

30 years!?!

Where has the time gone, my sweet (first) wife In all my married life, I do not believe I have ever forgotten my anniversary. In fact, I am sure of it. However, I believe there was a time or two that I either forgot to get my wife a card or was late in doing so. […]

2Dec2014 | Continued

Hiking Group ends Autumn season with hike & lunch

By MARION MINER & ROGER LISTENBERGER  For the Vista On Friday, Dec. 5, the Fairfield Glade Hiking Group will hike close to home on the Meadow Park Lake Trail. This easy two-mile loop is in the city of Crossville 30 minutes from Fairfield Glade. The trail starts at the parking lot of Meadow Park Trail […]

2Dec2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here — Sunrises and Sunsets!

  In a matter of less than 11 hours, Fairfield Glade residents can be treated to a beautiful sunrise — like the one above left over Lake Catherine — and a stunning sunset — like the one above right. The sun was just coming up over the trees on the morning and the sky was […]

26Nov2014 | Continued

Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness in November

Part 3 of 4 By CYD RIEDE For The Vista November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month as designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. November is also Family Caregivers Month. This is the third in a series of articles that will explore various aspects of Dementia/Alzhiemer’s including definition, diagnosis, caregiving and local support. Caregiving Caregiving […]

18Nov2014 | Continued
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Fall’s Final Burst of Colors?

The colors are fading and the leaves are falling at a faster pace. Yes, the best of what we love about Fall in Fairfield Glade is getting harder to find. Yet, there are still specactular spots to behold — such as Lake Canterbury (above) and the 18th hole at Stonehenge Golf Course (at left).

13Nov2014 | Continued
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Lions to explore America’s wonders

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Bob DeLoss is a renowned naturalist and educator. He and his camera will take you on a journey from Hawaii to Maine to enjoy some of the fascinating sights of “America’s Natural Wonders”. The Travelogue Series is sponsored by the Fairfield Glade Lions Club. They all take place at […]

13Nov2014 | Continued

Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness

Part 2 of 4 By CYD RIEDE For The Vista November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month as designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. November is also Family Caregivers Month. This is the second in a series of articles that will explore various aspects of Dementia/Alzhiemer’s including definition, diagnosis, caregiving and local support. Definition of […]

13Nov2014 | Continued

Really? Winter in October?!

Just a week ago, temperatures were in the 70s and 80s and the Autumn colors were bursting on the trees in Fairfield Glade. But last Friday night we all had to do a double-take when we looked at the calendar. Yes, it was still October! Yet, SNOW was here, blanketing those colorful leaves with a […]

5Nov2014 | Continued

Maintaining golf courses in Glade is never-ending

COMMENTARY By JOANN FAULDS For The Vista I have served on the Committee for now three years and I am amazed at how much I have learned about the golfing community and how much more there is to learn. For example: A) Maintaining a golf course at the Fairfield Glade level is a never ending […]

5Nov2014 | Continued

Take steps to avoid being a victim of crime gets unveiled

Special to The Vista Mark this date on your calendar: Thursday, November 13th. This is when the Neighborhood Watch Coalition will be hosting a “Town Hall” type meeting, where the attendees get to ask what to, when to, and how to “Prevent Crime” in their home, office and neighborhood. Now’s the time to get the […]

30Oct2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

Trees Beautiful, trees, beautiful Fall Some trees are short, others are tall. Every color leaf, every shade every hue Go for a drive, there’s a fantastic view! The leaves keep falling – drop – drop – drop Sometimes it seems they will never stop. Then winter comes, trees are bare They look so sad, like […]

22Oct2014 | Continued
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Seeing double…RAINBOW MANIA

As the old song says, Rainy Days and Mondays sometimes get people down. But that was hardly the case last Monday, October 6th. As rain subsided late in the day, the sun broke through and the results were seen around Fairfield Glade in the form of a double rainbow. The spectacular colors were enjoyed from […]

16Oct2014 | Continued