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Rotary’s Million Dollar Dinner Exceeds All Expectations!

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Rotary District 6780 first Million Dollar Dinner was held on Saturday evening, November 19th, in Knoxville. Over 100 Rotarian Donors, who have recently made or pledged a contribution of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation were formally recognized at the dinner. Rotary International President John F. Germ of […]

8Dec2016 | Continued
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Lions Travelogue returns on Jan. 2

By KEN STEADMAN & JOHN HOLOD For The Vista Film maker/speaker, John Holod, returns to the Palace Theater stage Monday, January 2, 2017 to resume the Fairfield Glade Lions Travelogue Series. The title of John’s adventure is “Natural Wonders of the Southeast Coast: Virginia Beach to Key West”. It will all start at 7 P.M. […]

8Dec2016 | Continued

Autumn Snapshots

It is the favorite time of the year for many Fairfield Glade residents and guests — Autumn. And whether you are at one of the golf courses like Heatherhurst Crag (below) or just driving down a road …. the Fall colors pop out and grab you. Enjoy!

3Nov2016 | Continued

Safety strategies crucial as daylight hours decrease

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Public Safety Chief For The Vista This time of year the amount of daylight is shorter than the summer months. If your schedule leaves you walking at dawn, dusk, or after dark, you should learn to do so safely. Whether you find yourself walking in the dark due to the short […]

3Nov2016 | Continued

Instantly Add A Guest Room Or An Entire Resort To Your Fairfield Glade Residence

For The Vista If you have people coming for the holidays and don’t know where to put them, consider using Fairfield Glade as your guest room. Whether your guests are relatives or just friends they will be treated like family and kept close during their visit. For a complete listing of amenities available for entertaining […]

3Nov2016 | Continued

Glade native completes amazing project enabling all to know what lies beneath lakes

By PAUL LARSEN Special to The Vista My name is Paul Larsen and I grew up in Fairfield Glade during the early 1980’s. As a child, I remember standing on our family dock wondering what lie beneath the water. I returned to the Glade in 2016 and went to the marinas to inquire if they […]

28Oct2016 | Continued

Peavine Pickup slated

For The Vista It’s that time again to pick up litter on Peavine Road, and boy does it need it!  Friends of Peavine’s next proposed pickup days are: Wednesday, November 9  OR  Thursday, November 10  OR  Friday, November 11 — they will work from the 4-way stop in the Glade to Gwin Realty Please reply […]

28Oct2016 | Continued

FAREWELL TO “THE KING”

Palmer’s influence crossed generations When I was a boy, we had two trees in the front yard, straight across from each other and spaced about 10-15 yards apart. My Dad had given me an old Wilson Arnold Palmer Signature 8-iron to use and I would go out and chip balls from one tree to another, […]

4Oct2016 | Continued

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