Lifestyle

This weather has been for the Birds

Torrential rain one day, bitter cold the next, perhaps a bit of snow another day. That has been the winter of 2017-18 so far and we still have six weeks to go. But imagine what it has been like for our feathered friends. Not pleasant as they take shelter whereever they can find it. Above […]

22Feb2018 | Continued
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How sweet it is!

5th Annual Cupcake Wars event a tasty success For The Vista Who doesn’t like a good cupcake, right? Well, cupcake lovers had their day recently at the Fairfield Glade Community Club at the 5th Annual Cupcake Wars. There were14 different entries of cupcakes submitted to be judged.  The judges were Darcie Roach (from Good Samaritans), […]

22Feb2018 | Continued

Debate begins after Discovery Center purchase

By FAIRFIELD GLADE BOARD OF DIRECTORS For The Vista Last year we had an agreement to purchase the Discovery Center property for $430,000 but later withdrew it when we identified significant additional costs in excess of $200,000 needed to make the entire building fully ADA compliant for administration offices and our Police Department. The final […]

15Feb2018 | Continued
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Lions announce next Travelogue

By KEN STEADMAN & GRAY WARRINER For The Vista Gray Warriner is no stranger to the Place Theatre stage. He has made many appearances and entertained the audience with his informative and colorful travelogue films over several years. The Fairfield Glade Lions Club is proud to sponsor Gray’s latest film “Ghosts of the Gold Rush”. […]

15Feb2018 | Continued
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Winter Reflections on Oxford

Even in a beautiful place like Fairfield Glade, we have our share of cold, dreary days in the Winter. But on ocassional days the sun is shining and their are bright colors to be seen — such as this sunrise over Lake Oxford taken last week — one in which the colors reflected gorgeously off […]

8Feb2018 | Continued
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What a difference a week makes

Was it early last week when we had temperatures in single digits and even down to zero? And we received a couple of inches of the white stuff that made roads and bridges — like this one Lakeview Dr near Lake Catherine — slick and dangerous. But by this past weekend — and onward through […]

26Jan2018 | Continued

Lewis captures Football Forecasters title

For The Vista The VISTA’s 2017-2018 Football Forecasters Contest of 20 College Bowl Games was won by Ed Lewis in another contest featuring many close games. The six participants compiled an overall record of 71-49 in the contest which featured eleven games being decided by seven points or less. Ed’s record of 14-6 edged Geoff […]

10Jan2018 | Continued
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Wintertime beauty in the Glade

Last week was brutal here on the Plateau with its frigid temperatures. Even still, there was beauty to be observed in Fairfield Glade just as the frozen-over waters of Lake Sherwood (below right) and then, after a gray, bitterly cold day, the sunrise the next day (left) was astounding and made it feel just a […]

10Jan2018 | Continued

Be safe during the holiday season

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista The holiday season is one of the deadliest times of the year for alcohol-related crashes. MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) estimates that “each year nationally, more than 1,000 people typically die during Thanksgiving to New Year’s in drunk driving crashes”. New Year’s season is one of […]

19Dec2017 | Continued
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Sun is setting on 2017

Even in December we see beauty in Fairfield Glade — like this striking sunset. It is symbolic in a way as the sun is setting on 2017 and a new year is right around the corner in which we, once again, will be able to enjoy all the reasons “Why We Live Here.”

19Dec2017 | Continued

Crossville/Glade area featured in magazine

For The Vista Crossville, TN, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Crossville is profiled in a feature titled “8 Tax-Friendly Cities” in the January/February 2018 issue, available nationwide on Dec. 12. Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller […]

14Dec2017 | Continued

Local rescue dog saves family, wins Wishes Grant for A.A.R.F.

For The Vista A.A.R.F. Hopes Public Will Vote for Mojo the Hero Dog in the “People’s Choice” Grant Contest In a special presentation on December 15, A.A.R.F. will receive a grant worth thousands of dollars from the Petco Foundation, as part of the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes campaign. The celebration and presentation will be held […]

14Dec2017 | Continued

GONE HOLLYWOOD

Despite acting success, Emery still appreciates her Crossville home By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor It’s a story of a local girl living her dream — while staying true to her roots. Crossville native Julie Ann Emery may be a successful Hollywood actress but she has not forgotten for a moment where she comes from and how it […]

7Dec2017 | Continued

Can’t we all just get along?

Rare photos of two Bucks squaring off were taken recently by Glade resident Debra Reihl, who caught the duel with her cell phone camera — of course, a safe distance away. There seems to be a lot of wildlife near Reihl’s residence as, if you recall, she captured a soaring Bald Eagle on film recently […]

30Nov2017 | Continued
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Travelogue visits “Lure and Lore of Deserts” on Dec. 4

By KEN STEADMAN & SANDY MORTIMER For The Vista Sandy Mortimer returns to the Palace Theatre December 4 to present  “The Lure and Lore of Deserts” Travelogue for the Fairfield Glade Lions Club. Sandy is certainly no stranger to our stage. She has made several appearances and presented many informative and entertaining Travelogues. The show starts […]

30Nov2017 | Continued

OK, so I have some quirks — but isn’t it true we all do?

Have you ever been accused of being anal — as in anal retentive? Perhaps you have what others may feel is an irritating habit. Or you Perhaps your attention to detail is so meticulous that it borders on obsessive. Do you have your medicine cabinet in perfect order, and they must stay that way always? […]

22Nov2017 | Continued
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Getting along with animals

Barnes featured speaker at Garden Club meeting By LINDA REISS For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Garden Club presents Mimi Barnes, Wildlife Specialist with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, as the featured speaker at the Club’s meeting this Wednesday, Nov. 15. Living in and with wildlife can have its pleasures and its problems, as most Fairfield […]

16Nov2017 | Continued
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Hiking Group makes final trip

By ANNE DODGE and MARY KOPMEIER For The Vista On Friday November 17, the Fairfield Glade Hiking Group will celebrate the end of the fall hiking season with a potluck lunch rain or shine at the Fairfield Glade Multipurpose/Library Building on Lakeview Drive from noon until 2 P.M. after the morning hike. We will travel […]

16Nov2017 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

The beauty found right now on the Fairfield Glade Golf Courses may not improve your game — but the Autumn colors will definitely help you forget a bad shot. Golfers had this gorgeous view from the 17th hole at Heatherhurst Brae. Meanwhile, (see inset), an old gravel path is framed by trees and the calm […]

2Nov2017 | Continued

Director of Finance Goodman provides FGCC Monthly Financial Report

By JONATHON GOODMAN DIRECTOR OF FINANCE For The Vista As of September 30th, the Club continues to be financially strong and sound.  We have a strong cash position of $6.1 million like September 2016 where our cash position was at $5.7 million. The cash position is made up of the Capital and Amenity Reserve funds […]

2Nov2017 | Continued