Lifestyle

Are you ready?

Fight fire with fire: Know what to do before it happens By THOMAS M. COVINO Part I in a Series Special to The Vista There will be a Special Town Hall Meeting of the Neighborhood Watch Coalition entitled  “Preparedness” on Wednesday, March 18. The meeting — which will be held at the Fairfield Glade Conference […]

12Feb2015 | Continued

Want to know how to junk that junk mail?

By DOROTHY DALE For The Vista Did you get what seemed like hundreds of advertising letters, brochures and catalogs (aka “junk mail”) over the holidays?  I did. My mail box was daily jammed with unwanted mail which quickly overloaded the “circular file”. I finally decided to try to do something about it—and you can, too.  […]

12Feb2015 | Continued

Granddaughter of Glade couple making mark in swimming

Special to The Vista Grandchildren are every grandparents joy — and that is no different for Glade residents B.J. and Marv Mrnka. The couple are very proud of their Grandaughter Emma Cain — and have every right to be. Cain, at only 14 years of age, has developed into a world class swimmer. “Emma was […]

29Jan2015 | Continued

How to keep seniors out of hospitals? Some tips

For The Vista Most families would agree that keeping a senior out of the hospital is an important goal. That’s because professionals who work with older adults know that some seniors who are hospitalized don’t always go home the same. Or, they don’t go home at all. And yet, research reveals that many of these […]

29Jan2015 | Continued

Glade author’s book sure to break up your winter blues

For The Vista The winter doldrums have set in, New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside, and everyone’s looking for an easy way to banish stress, feel more energetic, and stay healthy. Numerous studies have shown that the simple act of laughing can achieve all this and more. Now, what if you could reap […]

29Jan2015 | Continued

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