Lifestyle

Recommendation made for Concert Park project

For The Vista In the past year, the Strategic Planning Committee has held numerous town hall meetings to obtain members’ feedback and ideas concerning the development of a Concert Park. In addition, it has developed and conducted a membership survey. After reviewing the results of the membership survey and the town halls’ feedback, the Strategic […]

11Oct2017 | Continued

Hold on to your cart! This is “Madness” indeed

By JOHN CANNON For The Vista It’s Midnight Madness week! The newspaper circular just arrived and I have just three days to prepare. Midnight Madness is a grocery shopping extravaganza  like no other. From noon till 9 P.M. on Friday old folks shop till they drop, literally, because they cannot stay awake till midnight. After […]

4Oct2017 | Continued
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Hikers set off for Rugby Loop

By ANNE DODGE and MARY KOPMEIER On Friday, Oct. 6 the Fairfield Glade Hikers drive 55 miles to Rugby for their hike on The Rugby Loop. Also known as Meeting of the Waters Loop,  the trail runs beside the Clear Fork River and eventually meets White Oak Creek.  Along this trail hikers will enjoy big […]

4Oct2017 | Continued
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Make up your mind …

One minute it’s raining. The next it’s bright sunshine. And, sometimes, it’s both! With the hot late-summer temperatures last week, thunderstorms and pop-up rainstorms were the rule. This picture, taken over Lake Oxford during a rain shower on September 20, showed that even while it was raining the sun often kept shining through the broken […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

Good Samaritan gets go-ahead

Grand Opening set for Oct. 6 for new physical therapy center For The Vista Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade has undergone a multi-million dollar Phase II expansion over the entire campus, and included is a brand new 6,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art physical therapy center for short-term inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy programs, as well as, the […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

Thank you!

By JOHN BYERS For The Vista THANK YOU FG RESIDENTS: I would personally like to thank the current County Commissioners John Patterson and Woody Geisler, retired Commissioner Carmin Lynch, Jay McMcCarthy, The Residents Voice, and Rusty McClanahan for their endorsements and the 12 FG Resident / Community Groups that sponsored Coffees and Wine and Cheese […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

In-home safety tips for senior living

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it’s important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers present in the home for seniors living alone and prepare accordingly. You can help prevent falls and accidents by making […]

28Sep2017 | Continued

Lions Golf tourney a success

Nearly 100 golfers participate at Heatherhurst Golf Course   By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista It was a very pleasant day from shot-gun start to enjoyable finish for 24 golf teams (96 women and men golfers). The event was the Fairfield Glade Lions 28th  Golf Tournament on September 9 at Heatherhurst’s Crag course. The Tournament […]

21Sep2017 | Continued

Who owns the Fire Dept.?

COMMENTARY For The Vista We suppose the answer to this question depends on when you ask it. Back in the early 70’s, a group of people saw a need for better fire protection in Fairfield Glade.  They proposed starting a local fire brigade to get an early start on a fire incident, using one engine […]

21Sep2017 | Continued
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Lions’ 2017-18 Travelogue Series starts on October 2

By KEN STEADMAN  AND MARTIN DARRAH For The Vista Martin Darrah is the award-winning executive director and cinematographer of the renowned Portland, Oregon based Production Company, International Film & Video. Darrah’s 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. […]

14Sep2017 | Continued
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Why We Live Here

Talk about your great views! This beautiful sunset was captured by resident Lynn Varcak as she looked out over Lake St. George last week. The serene and colorful scene reminds us of “Why We Live Here.”

7Sep2017 | Continued

It’s football season! But exercise caution when tailgating

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista With the upcoming football season many in our community get together to watch their favorite football team in action. You expect your team to perform at their best. Perform at your best as well, especially if you have had a few drinks while your favorite quarterback […]

7Sep2017 | Continued
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Garden Club plants tree in Covino’s memory

By PATRICIA FREED  AND LINDA REISS For The Vista Tom Covino spent his lifetime mastering the skills of gardening and horticulture. As an active member of the Garden Club, he volunteered his time, talents, and leadership to make our outdoor gardens more beautiful and productive. In remembrance of deceased member Tom Covino, the members of […]

1Sep2017 | Continued

Glade in path of Solar Eclipse — what to know to stay safe

Courtesy of NASA For The Vista More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which […]

17Aug2017 | Continued
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Just trying to survive the great power outage and solar eclipse of 2017

It’s certainly a good thing that Volunteer Energy Co-op (VEC) alerted Fairfield Glade to the power outage to occur from 11 P.M. last Friday until 6 A.M. Saturday. But, it’s also kind of sad. Let me explain. As a society we are so spoiled that a “warning” is needed so that we can brace for […]

17Aug2017 | Continued
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Fairfield Glade Community Club planning Solar Eclipse Blackout Party on August 21

For The Vista Now the Fun Begins with an exciting Solar Eclipse Blackout Party planned in Fairfield Glade on August 21st from 12 to 3 P.M. Make plans to join your friends at the Square (corner of Peavine & Stonehenge) for live music, food, beer, games, and other special activities. There will be a “Dip […]

10Aug2017 | Continued
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Dorchester turns “Pink” for the Cure

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-Hole League hosted its annual charity game, Tee It Up For The Cure on Monday, July 24, 2017. Forty-eight players signed up for this fun, shotgun team scramble event at Dorchester Golf Course and after play enjoyed a delicious brunch with wonderful desserts on the Dorchester veranda. A […]

2Aug2017 | Continued
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Glade resident nabs Olympic silver

For The Vista Local Fairfield Glade resident, Ted Telle, recently competed in the 2017 Tennessee Senior Olympics held in Nashville, TN on June 27-28. Tellee entered the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in swimming in the 65-69 year old age group.  In the 50 free,  he earned 2nd place and his Silver Medal with a […]

26Jul2017 | Continued

Could a Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense?


By Nathaniel Sillin In some parts of the world, a gap year – a year-long break between high school and college – is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in the U.S. as well. It’s a chance for recent high school graduates to earn money, challenge themselves, explore the world and build their resume […]

26Jul2017 | Continued

Why all the rules? Glade answers

By FAIRFIELD GLADE PROPERTY STANDARDS COMMITTEE For The Vista For the last several months we have looked at a variety of FG polices and regulations about property standards in our community.  This week we’d like to share with you some of the feedback we’ve heard regarding those articles – some negative and some positive. In […]

13Jul2017 | Continued