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Beautiful scenery awaits

Glade’s “Hit the Trails Festival” slated for Oct. 4 with one of these groups For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club announces the 3rd annual “Hit the Trails Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. This year the festival has expanded again to include even more outdoor recreational activities available to […]

24Sep2014 | Continued
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Glade hikers trek to Prentice Cooper

By ANNE DODGE & MARY KOPMEIER For The Vista On Friday, September 26, the FFG Hiking Group will hike in Prentice Cooper State Forest on Edwards Point Overlook Trail which is a segment of the Cumberland Trail near Chattanooga. On this hike, there are rock houses, natural arches, suspension bridges and picturesque overlooks of the […]

24Sep2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Yes, even on a rainy day there is much beauty and serene conditions to be found in Fairfield Glade. Resident Susi Larkin snapped this photo during a rain shower over Lake Oxford last week.

18Sep2014 | Continued
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TURTLE TRACKS

Wonderous event brings Niles joy BY JIM ARBER For The Vista Several months ago something wonderful happened.  Wonderful at least for John and Marlene Niles who live in Fox Run in Fairfield Glade. Their back yard got chosen to be the recipient of dozens of snapping turtle eggs. Ol Mrs. Snapper was lumbering around the […]

18Sep2014 | Continued
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Best Friends Utah Sanctuary visit made possible for McMeekin by volunteers

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Karen McMeekin, Founder and President of A Time 4 Paws (AT4P), first got her idea of an animal sanctuary from a visit to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. She has dreamed about a return trip to refresh her ideas and her dedicated volunteers recently made it […]

18Sep2014 | Continued

Grandson of Glade residents qualifies for Augusta event

Special To The Vista Junior golfer, T.K. Schultz, from Bulverde, TX — the grandson of Durl and Glenda Schultz, residents of Fairfield Glade, TN — is heading to Augusta. Schultz won a series of qualifiers in the Drive Chip and Putt Competition and will be heading to Augusta National Golf Club — home of the […]

18Sep2014 | Continued
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Glade resident gets back on the bus

Life Care Center helps tour driver recover from broken leg Special To The Vista  It’s hard to drive a tour bus with a broken leg. Thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Crossville, however, local tour bus driver Joe Wessel will soon be back behind the wheel. Wessel, who lives in Fairfield Glade, fell […]

4Sep2014 | Continued
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One BIG rock!

Look at the picture above. See the rock? How can you miss it, right? That rock or boulder can be found along the newly-finished Catoosa trail and Vista photographer was so impressed with the size of it that he took a photo of his wife, Pam, alongside the rock. Look at her next to the […]

4Sep2014 | Continued

Hey, Take a hike!

No, really, you should — with one of these groups For The Vista If you are wanting to see some beautiful scenery, get some exercise and have some fun with fellow Fairfield Glade residents — then take a hike! There are two well-established groups that will offer you the chance to do all the above […]

28Aug2014 | Continued
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Stained Glass is new addition to Glade’s Sculpture Trail

By PATRICIA FREED For The Vista “Stained Glass” is sculptor artist Roger Listenberger’s latest addition to the Art Guild’s Sculpture Trail. The handicapped-accessible Sculpture Trail is located near Druid Hills next to the Plateau Creative Arts Center. This scenic Sculpture Trail is an offshoot of the paved central trail that travels north-south under Peavine Road. […]

28Aug2014 | Continued

I can’t keep up with this technology

I remember not so long ago I went and paid my grandma a visit. She was in her 90s and still pretty sharp mentally — and never afraid to speak her mind. — and I loved that about her. She was a modern thinker, kept abreast of the news and all things to do with […]

20Aug2014 | Continued
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Turnabout is fair play

Usually it is Vista photographer Michael Albin who is snapping pictures of Fairfield Glade residents enjoying the various amenities here. But this time the hunter became the hunted — by the camera of Glade resident Pat Carter. Carter said, “His camera put away for the day, a beverage on hand, a pillow for his head, […]

20Aug2014 | Continued

Vote for Glade incorporation study important

COMMENTARY By GERRY MILLER For The Vista Admittedly the issue of incorporating our community into a city is an emotional one. Some are for it, some are not. Yet, at no time have the members ever been given the facts on which to base an opinion. The 2005-06 incorporation committee came the closest until its […]

20Aug2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

We all have seen the beautiful sunsets that we enjoy here at Fairfield Glade. But many times we are either not awake in time or do not get a clear view of the sunrises here. This sunrise was seen by resident James Lovelace and struck him so much he stopped in his tracks along Peavine […]

13Aug2014 | Continued

Residents can help keep each other safe

By THOMAS COVINO For The Vista Take time out to check, now that’s an interesting opening. What is it that I’m supposed to check? Well, how about your friend who lives down the block or neighbor next door? Have they gone away for a vacation? There hasn’t been any noise coming from there. Have you […]

13Aug2014 | Continued
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Turtle crossing! Just passing through … slowly

Fairfield Glade residents Jim and Nona said they enjoyed watching this terrapin visit them at their home recently. This female is a Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) which was designated as the Tennessee State Reptile in 1995. The beautiful turtles have a lifespan between 30 to 60 years. The box turtle will never venture far […]

7Aug2014 | Continued
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Getting your ducks …(um, geese)… in a row

Everyone has heard that old phrase about getting your ducks in a row. Well, in the photo above, these four geese are in perfect line formation as they swam along at Lake Catherine last week. That old expression refers to a person who is very organized — he has his ducks in a row. But […]

25Jul2014 | Continued
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Crossville Model Railroad Club unveils Camp Nakanawa

For The Vista Camp Nakanawa, in the Mayland community of Cumberland County, dedicated a new, highly detailed diorama of the camp built over the past year by members of the Crossville Model Railroad Club. The Club — which has many members from Fairfield Glade — created the large display and it is a very accurate […]

25Jul2014 | Continued

Summer is the time to consider water safety

By DR. SULLIVAN SMITH Special to The Vista As temperatures continue to stay high this summer, more people head to beaches, pools, lakes and out on boats. Cookeville Regional Medical Center’s emergency physicians want everyone to get all the facts regarding unintentional drowning before you end up in the emergency department, or worse. Every day […]

15Jul2014 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Another reason why many live here in Fairfield Glade is so they can experience unforgettable moments with their grandchildren. Above is 6-year-old Katie Salta, who made this huge catch while fishing with her grandpaerents — Glade residents Sara and Jim Drake. Katie caught her fish recently on her first cast, using a pink Zebco rod […]

11Jul2014 | Continued