Lifestyle

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

Keeping an Open mind

Glade resident gets up close look at U.S. Open Special to The Vista Fairfield Glade resident Tim Tewalt recently had the unique experience of serving as a volunteer at the U.S. Open golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C. Tewalt served as a walking scorer at the event — his third U.S. Open and 17th tournament overall. […]

24Jun2014 | Continued

Glade to celebrate new Druid pool amenities

For The Vista All the work is done and now it’s time to celebrate the results. The Fairfield Glade Community Club announces the Druid Hills Pool grand reopening party on June 19. Beautiful new renovations to the Druid Hills Pool include a covered pavillion, sun deck, pool deck, snack bar, restrooms and storage area. This […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Johnson wins top prize in Fine Art Show

BY JUDY KALHOUN For The Vista On June 6, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade held a reception to announce the winners of the Judged and Juried Fine Arts Show. The pieces were judged by Marcia Goldenstein of Knoxville.  Stonehaus Winery provided refreshments for the occasion. The following prizes were presented by Larry Henson and […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Peavine Debate is road that never ends

It is my own fault. This off and on again debate about Peavine Road, its numerous signs, its expansion, its potential as a “Scenic Highway” — all my fault. After all, there have been several articles and opinion pieces on the subject(s) in The Vista. But, though debate is healthy, I am getting a little […]

18Jun2014 | Continued
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Why we live here

Well, this is a rare sight! Bob and Jean looked out on their deck recently on Pamala Lane in Fairfield Glade and saw this white squirrel. White squirrels are quite rare, though some towns — including Kenton, TN — have a fairly substantial population of them. In fact, five towns in the U.S. claim to […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Opportunities abound to help with upkeep of Glade Trails

By DON HAZEL For The Vista As you know the wooded trails in Fairfield Glade are all built and maintained by volunteers. About a month ago, The Friends of Glade Trails asked for volunteers to paint the 11 bridges on the trails with a non-skid paint.  The response was excellent. They had more folks volunteer […]

18Jun2014 | Continued

Letters to the Editor – June 3, 2014

Dear Editor, I am a resident of Fairfield Glade.  Even if I agree with much of the ado about Peavine Road, I feel I must comment on the current situation.  Peavine Road is not a “scenic road” any more than the emperor’s new clothes were clothes.  You can travel from Monterey to Cookville on 70, […]

4Jun2014 | Continued
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Off the beaten path

Want something new to do? Take a drive to the Overlook Trail near Dorchester Golf course,. Your effort will be well rewarded. Park at the overlook parking area and hike the 2-mile Overlook Trail which descends into the valley and follows Daddy’s Creek for about a mile. That’s what Vista photgrapher Michael Albin did recently […]

4Jun2014 | Continued

Local Author Attracts International Attention

Special To The Vista SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Before moving to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, James Casper and his wife Kate lived and worked as teachers in Brainerd, Minnesota.   James was a long-time faculty member at Central Lakes College, and Kate was a music teacher in the Brainerd School District. James describes himself as a […]

4Jun2014 | Continued

Solitary round of golf proves to be enjoyable

Mark Twain once said that golf is a good walk spoiled. That’s why I do it in a cart … And, of late, alone. I have golfed for decades and love the camaraderie playing with a friend or three. I also have been very fond of the teamwork and strategy involved when playing in a […]

28May2014 | Continued