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A look back at the Wind Farm journey

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Starting in March of 2016, The Vista — “Fairfield Glade’s Community Newspaper” – informed its readers about the Apex Wind Farm project and the issues it presented to us and all of Cumberland County through nearly 50 articles and commentaries — not including countless Letters to the Editor allowing residents […]

21Jun2017 | Continued

Local author gets Five Stars

For The Vista Fairfield Glade’s Linda Browning got some great news recently regarding her book “Pickett House”. Reviewed by Readers’ Favorite, the book received a Five-Star rating. Here’s what the review had to say: “Pickett House was a very gentle, sweet, and cozy story of a family’s return from loss and grief. The mysteries of […]

21Jun2017 | Continued

Apex Energy suspends its Wind Farm plans

Hotly-contested project put on hold “indefinitely” By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista There’s joy in Mudville tonight! Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) received word late last week that Apex Energy has announced it has suspended its proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project indefinitely. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, “ we […]

13Jun2017 | Continued

June 24 is date for AARF’s Pancake Breakfast and “Big Game Show”

For The Vista AARF (All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc.) is excited to announce that good seats still remain on sale for their Third Annual fundraiser. They will also host a Free Gourmet Pancake Breakfast on June 24. The Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 A.M. at the Multi-Purpose Bldg, 455 Lakeview […]

13Jun2017 | Continued
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Rally For Hope golfers net over $4K for cancer

For The Vista The eighth outing for the 2017 Fairfield Glade Women’s 18-Hole Golf League was held Tuesday, June 6, at Heatherhurst Golf Club. This special outing organized by cancer survivor, Mary Beth Stiglin and her committee, was open to all women interested in supporting the league and CMC in their quest to help make […]

13Jun2017 | Continued

Take Village Center survey

Survey for Proposed Concert Park & Village Center Now Available In order to get input from our membership, a survey has been developed regarding the proposed Concert Park and Village Center Concepts. To participate in this survey on line go to: www.surveymonkey.com/r/FGProjects For those members without access to a computer, paper copies of this survey […]

13Jun2017 | Continued

Wyndham sells some Glade land holdings, realty business

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor For The Vista The buzz around Fairfield Glade in the past week or two turned out to have some sting to it. Rumors circulating that Wyndham Resorts had sold some of its Fairfield Glade land holdings and entities to a New Jersey-based company. Late last week, clarification came when Wyndham […]

7Jun2017 | Continued

Glade GM Weber says: Get the facts first from him

COMMENTARY BY BOB WEBER FGCC General Manager For The Vista In my first year at Price Waterhouse I remember a sign on one of the Senior Manager’s desk that read “Get the Facts First.” Unfortunately we live in a world where information is so readily available we have a tendency to believe everything we hear […]

7Jun2017 | Continued

Glade Planning answers questions

By FFGCC STRATEGIC PLANNING COMM. For The Vista Thank you for your emails received in response to the town hall meetings and the letter written by Oliver Dossmann to our residents. As residents ourselves, we care about our community and its future and we are truly grateful for the opportunity to serve as members of […]

1Jun2017 | Continued

FFGCC explains Discovery Center purchase

By BOB DILLER Glade Board President For The Vista Q. Why does the Police Department need more space? A. Currently the Police Dept. has one office and an entrance lobby with space for two desks inside the fire dept. building as well as a second story space temporarily on loan from Wyndham. The police dept. […]

1Jun2017 | Continued

Fourth Annual Art in the Park event set for June 10-11

By PATRICIA FREED For The Vista On the second weekend in June, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will present its Fourth Annual Art in the Park event. Enjoy the artistic and musical outdoor sights and sounds of Art in the Park on Saturday, June 10, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M., and Sunday, June […]

18May2017 | Continued

Art Guild Announces Winners of the Spring Bounty Art Show

By Patricia Freed For The Vista The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Spring Bounty Art Show. This show is unique because the public has the opportunity to choose the winners. During April, gallery visitors viewed the show’s artwork and voted for their top five favorites. The […]

18May2017 | Continued
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Strides Walk nets 7K to fight Diabetes

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The weatherman contributed a beautiful day on April 29th for the Second Annual Strides Walk to help fight Diabetes. It was a bit windy but that helped cover up the high eighty degree temperature. 122 faithful walkers and seven pet dogs participated in taking “One step at a time” […]

18May2017 | Continued

Senate vote last Thursday freezes Wind Farm project

By JAY MCCARTHY & CRAIG CLARK For The Vista On April 25th, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly (85 to 3) in favor of Bill HB1021. But nothing was official until the Senate gave its stamp of approval. That happened last Thursday when SB1336 was passed with the same thunderous approval in Nashville— with […]

11May2017 | Continued
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CRASH LANDING!

The Fairfield Glade community were on the receiving end of several thunderstorms last week. One storm — packing strong straight-line winds — caused this tree to uproot onto a house located at 143 Lakeside Drive in Fairfield Glade. With all the rain accumulated of late, the soil was very wet which, coupled with the winds, […]

11May2017 | Continued

Upkeep on Glade Homes is expected

By BOB WEBER FGCC General Manager For The Vista In this discussion of Fairfield Glade policies, we’re going to take a look at Fairfield Glade maintenance and upkeep requirements. Since most people’s homes represent their single largest investment, it would seem that rules requiring people to take care of their homes should not be necessary. […]

11May2017 | Continued
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FGRS to pay tribute to Founders

By DAVID PRIGG For The Vista Fairfield Glade (FGRS) “Awareness Month” got started in a big way on May 1st. The month began with an Open House at the FGRS Office. Not only was there a large crowd present, but the afternoon was highlighted by the unveiling of the FGRS Founders Wall honoring Ken Schuning […]

11May2017 | Continued

Twelve Student of the Month winners honored by Lions

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The 12  “Students of the Month” winners for 20-16-17 — along with their parents, Corporate Partners and School Counselors — attended a special dinner meeting in their honor recently at Druid Hills Country Club. Lions Program Chairman, Bob Cover, introduced Cumberland County Director of Schools, Mrs. Janet Graham, to […]

11May2017 | Continued

“Progress” brings some sadness, too

The newest, The biggest. The best. That’s what “Progress” can bring, some say. Even with that in mind, when one drives up and down Peavine Road these days, it is an eye-opening experience. And, some say, a sad one. As the Peavine Road expansion project continues, Peavine travelers see a swath of destruction with trees […]

3May2017 | Continued

Double your fun!

Two Glade Golf Courses make Golfweek’s list of Top Five Best Tennessee Courses By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Crossville has been touted as the Golf Capital of Tennessee but — let’s make it real here — that applies particularly to Fairfield Glade. There would be no such claim if not for the five wonderful 18-hole golf courses […]

26Apr2017 | Continued