Local News

Is Crab Orchard wind project full of hot air?

Answers not blowing in the wind, but on the internet Kermit the Frog said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Especially when it comes to Green Energy resources – like Solar Power, GeoThermal Power and Wind Power. The proponents of these types of energy are good people. They care about the environment and they […]

25May2016 | Continued

Alexander takes strong stance against wind farm Orchard Wind

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista “THESE ARE NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WINDMILLS!”  Those were the words from our Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander last week from the halls of congress.  Those words have been echoing though the Cumberland Mountains and Town Hall since. On May 18th, we saw our State Senator tell our Cumberland County […]

25May2016 | Continued
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Spike’s refreshing new look inviting to residents and visitors

For The Vista Featuring Jim Arber Peavine Rd. travelers have noticed major activity for weeks at what once was the Phil-ing Station sports bar. If you didn’t notice maybe you should stop driving before you run into something.  For over a month it was all elbows and other parts runnin’ around outside, inside, on the […]

25May2016 | Continued
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Glade resident Garrison adds writer to his skill set list

For The Vista DJ Garrison is just full of surprises. Just when we think we know the man, along comes a new facet. Most of us are familiar with DJ as an entertainer, singer, and musician, with shows at the Palace Theater, The Cumberland County Playhouse, and various venues throughout Fairfield Glade.  Just last year […]

25May2016 | Continued

Wind Farm Developer offers up answers to big questions

BY KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Harry Snyder, Development Manager for Apex Clean Energy, was kind of enough to provide some answers to questions that The Vista posed to him recently. Here is Snyder’s responses to questions regarding the proposed Crab Orchard Wind project: Vista: Can you provide a picture of the area without the exact […]

19May2016 | Continued
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Cancer/Diabetes victim Sipe walked to help find a cure

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Melinda Sipe suffers from Colon/Recital cancer and Type 2 Diabetes. She was one of the 96 Strides Walkers who recently participated in the Centennial Park walk to help cure Diabetes. Melinda is 44 years old and was seeing her family doctor for nearly a year about her recital bleeding. […]

19May2016 | Continued
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Breen, Gilbert share Senior Open title

From Staff Reports For The Vista    The best senior golfers in the state assembled at Stonehenge Golf Club last week to take part in the Tennessee Senior Open. Bill Breen and Gibby Gilbert were dead even after the second round and played the 18th hole in a sudden death format to decide a winner. […]

19May2016 | Continued

Momentum keeps growing for the Cumberland Mtn. Preservation Committee

COMMENTARY By JAY McCARTHY & GEORGE CHIARAMONTE For The Vista Last Thursday night’s meeting of the “Cumberland Mountain Preservation Committee” was again a packed house.  Over 220 people attended and about 55% were new and came to hear the latest information about the negative effects of Wind Turbines. George Chiaramonte, the Chairperson of the Committee, […]

12May2016 | Continued

Community Club ‘learning more’

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club Board of Directors and General Manager are actively involved in learning more about the wind farm in Crab Orchard, being proposed by Apex Clean Energy. The Board members were first made aware of this project on 1/12/16 when the announcement was made to the public by Mayor […]

12May2016 | Continued

Applications for Board available

For The Vista One (1) Property Owner Director At-Large, one (1) Time Share Director, one (1) Developer Director positions are open for election in 2016. Applications for candidacy will be available at the Fairfield Glade Administration Office on Peavine Road and on the Community Club’s website during the period of June 1 – June 17. […]

12May2016 | Continued

Apex Clean Energy offers response to reports

By HARRY SNYDER APEX CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER For The Vista Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the chance to meet many members of Fairfield Glade and the broader Cumberland County community, both in people’s homes and at our community meetings. Most folks we’ve met are supportive of renewable energy in Cumberland County and […]

12May2016 | Continued

Packed house attends Wind Farm meeting

Coalition of Glade residents provide info By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) spoke to a packed house in Fairfield Glades Multi-Purpose building last Thursday afternoon. Much of the crowd was left standing and many people could not attend because the parking lot was full. It was a barnburner of a […]

6May2016 | Continued
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Beaty brings a wealth of experience to Glade Public Safety

Y CYD RIEDE For The Vista David Edwin Beaty is the newest member of the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Team — and he should be a familiar face to most. Beaty served for 30 years for the City of Crossville Police Department — including 20 years as the Chief of Police —  until retiring in […]

6May2016 | Continued
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Lions hold dinner to honor this year’s Students of the Month

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Lions Club holds a dinner meeting each year to honor the “Students of the Month”. Students and their parents as well as School Officials and Corporate Partners are also invited. All of the students are introduced by a Lion member and presented with a plaque showing […]

6May2016 | Continued

Proposed locations discovered for Windmills

By JAY MCCARTHY AND KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Some new information was learned – but more questions remain. That was the feeling of most after attending a meeting last Wednesday at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, held by Apex Energy to explain to the residents their progress of the Construction of the Industrial Wind […]

28Apr2016 | Continued
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Henshaw valuable member of Glade Safety Dept.

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista Elizabeth Diaz Henshaw is one of two women on the Fairfield Glade Public Safety Team. She was born in Philadelphia and is one of 8 children …5 girls and 3 boys. As a young girl, Liz moved to Puerto Rico and then back to Philly, where she graduated from […]

28Apr2016 | Continued
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Glade Hikers to explore Middle Creek

By ANNE DODGE & MARY KOPMEIER For The Vista This Friday, April 15 the Fairfield Glade Hikers will drive 60 miles north to the Big South Fork for two geologically interesting hikes. Beginning at the Sawmill trail head we’ll hike the Middle Creek Loop (3.5 miles) where we will see many rock walls and shelters  […]

14Apr2016 | Continued

No More Filling Up at Phil-ing Station

Long-time Glade grille reluctantly shuts down Unexpected. That was the general feeling of long-time patrons of  The Phil-ing Station early last week after they were informed that the iconic restaurant was shutting down operations — immediately! After nearly 16 years of service to the community, Phil’s great food and beers, were replaced with tears. Out of the […]

5Apr2016 | Continued
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Tickets available for Glade Music Festival in May

For The Vista Tickets are now available for the Fairfield Glade Music Festival on May 14.   Tickets are available at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center, Crossville Heating and Cooling, and First National Bank of TN in Fairfield Glade and Crossville. For a donation of $20 you can enjoy music from 12 – 7:30, and […]

5Apr2016 | Continued

Glade safety summary

For The Vista The safety of Fairfield Glade (FG) residents and guests depends on three professional groups located at the Public Safety and Fire Department building on Peavine Rd. (FGPS, CCEMS and FGFD) and one volunteer group of residents (FGNWC). The following is a summary of how they work together for public safety. FAIRFIELD GLADE […]

5Apr2016 | Continued