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Dublin Crossing is great change of pace restaurant

By JIM ARBER The Food Sleuth For The Vista On January 19 of this year something rather remarkable took place. The famous Little Depot from Mayland TN was moved to downtown Crossvile, TN by Bruce Cannon the owner of several local businesses. Little Depot was nestled in behind the Beef and Barrel restaurant and was […]

8Dec2016 | Continued
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Rotary’s Million Dollar Dinner Exceeds All Expectations!

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Rotary District 6780 first Million Dollar Dinner was held on Saturday evening, November 19th, in Knoxville. Over 100 Rotarian Donors, who have recently made or pledged a contribution of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation were formally recognized at the dinner. Rotary International President John F. Germ of […]

8Dec2016 | Continued
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Lions Travelogue returns on Jan. 2

By KEN STEADMAN & JOHN HOLOD For The Vista Film maker/speaker, John Holod, returns to the Palace Theater stage Monday, January 2, 2017 to resume the Fairfield Glade Lions Travelogue Series. The title of John’s adventure is “Natural Wonders of the Southeast Coast: Virginia Beach to Key West”. It will all start at 7 P.M. […]

8Dec2016 | Continued

Instantly Add A Guest Room Or An Entire Resort To Your Fairfield Glade Residence

For The Vista If you have people coming for the holidays and don’t know where to put them, consider using Fairfield Glade as your guest room. Whether your guests are relatives or just friends they will be treated like family and kept close during their visit. For a complete listing of amenities available for entertaining […]

3Nov2016 | Continued
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Opposition grows

County residents stage protest at Commissioners’ meeting COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista At 7 A.M., led by Jim Martin or  “Mountain Man” as many call him, a group of concerned citizens gathered in protest at the Courthouse in downtown Crossville on October 17. Since Mr. Martin lives in Crab Orchard within a 1,000-feet of […]

28Oct2016 | Continued

Peavine Pickup slated

For The Vista It’s that time again to pick up litter on Peavine Road, and boy does it need it!  Friends of Peavine’s next proposed pickup days are: Wednesday, November 9  OR  Thursday, November 10  OR  Friday, November 11 — they will work from the 4-way stop in the Glade to Gwin Realty Please reply […]

28Oct2016 | Continued

Lions celebrate Centennial legacy with gift

BY KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Lions Clubs International celebrates their 100th anniversary in fiscal year 2016-17. The actual date will be June 7, 2017. The Fairfield Glade Lions Club is very proud to celebrate this occasion for a couple of reasons. First of all, they are one of the over 46,000 Lions Clubs in […]

28Oct2016 | Continued

Lions announce Reverse Raffle winners

BY KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The 2016 Fairfield Glade Lions Club Reverse Raffle comes to a close. A record net profit of over $14,000 was reached and the 2nd place prize winner actually took the prize rather than cash. It’s been a wonderful year for the Lions! The Grand Prize winner was Elizabeth Draper […]

4Oct2016 | Continued

Be careful what you dream of

By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista Politicians along with the Chamber of Commerce leaders are constantly dreaming about finding ways to bring new business into Cumberland County. Many of them have turned out well and we give them credit where credit is due. But this most recent dream of the Crab Orchard Wind project is […]

14Sep2016 | Continued
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Wine On The Plateau is Saturday!!!

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Don’t miss out on an afternoon on a great afternoon of music, tasting wines, craft beers and foods from local restaurants this Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center from 2-4 p.m. New this year will be a finer wine tasting area for the more […]

14Sep2016 | Continued
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Wyatt is Student of the Month

BY KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Cumberland County High School senior, Karon Wyatt, was selected by CCHS Counselor, Dawn Shaw, to be one of the “Students of the Month” in the Fairfield Glade Lions Club Program. Lion Bob Cover is chairman for this Program and assigned the month of September to Karon along with Corporate […]

14Sep2016 | Continued

FGRS giving away wonderful gift in exchange for time a little time

By DAVID H. PRIGG For The Vista FGRS is going to give away a Car Spa that includes both internal and external detailing, an oil change and tire rotation. This prize ($170 value) is being donated by Kirk Automotive of Crossville to a lucky Fairfield Glade resident in return for completing a simple, 10 minute […]

8Sep2016 | Continued

Rotary’s Next big event is Wine On The Plateau

By JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Labor Day weekend is over —Wine On The Plateau is next event in Fairfield Glade — Saturday, September 17, from 2 to 4 P.M.  is Wine On The Plateau at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center. Music by “Sleeping Bee” will accompany the tasting of a good mix […]

8Sep2016 | Continued

Two season-opening hikes await Glade group

By ANNE DODGE & MARY KOPMEIER For The Vista On September 9th the Fairfield Glade Hikers will hike Soldier’s Beach Trail in Meadow Park (1.7 miles) and the Byrd Creek and nature trail in Cumberland Mountain State Park (2.5miles) for a total of 4.2 miles. Soldier’s Beach Trail is rated easy; however, the Byrd Trail is […]

8Sep2016 | Continued

Would Wind Farm cut our electric costs here at home?

By JAY MCCARTHY COMMENTARY For The Vista Wind farms are bad news Should government policy be wrong (wind turbines are notoriously ineffective at generating substantial amounts of electricity), then West Cumbria will be blighted by a plethora of wind farms that will ruin the landscape, adversely affect tourism, harm our environment, and not do much […]

18Aug2016 | Continued

Support Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary by walking the Hospice Memorial Trail

By KAY MOYER For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be hosting a trail walk at the Hit the Trails Festival sponsored by the Fairfield Glade Trails Committee on Saturday, October 1st from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. The Hit the Trails Festival is being held at Mirror Lake located at the corner […]

18Aug2016 | Continued

Rotary  Launches ‘Million Dollar Dinner’ to Celebrate Rotary Foundation Centennial

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista The Rotary Club of Fairfield Glade, in conjunction with 65 area clubs making up Rotary International District 6780, have announced the launch of a district-wide Million Dollar Dinner initiative to raise funds for The Rotary Foundation, in honor of its centennial year. The District 6780 Million Dollar Dinner, which […]

18Aug2016 | Continued

CMPC getting some aid from unexpected places

By JAY McCARTHY CPMC COMMITTEE OPINION For The Vista The Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition is getting help from unexpected places. Since launching our Web Site several months ago our social media is now is full swing.  Linda and Greg Clark, who live in Homestead, and others from Crab Orchard, Renegade Mountain and as far as […]

28Jul2016 | Continued

Wind Farm issue: Rights vs. Harm

COMMENTARY By SARAH SOUTHALL Special to The Vista The Cumberland County Commissioners Meeting on July 18, 2016, was a struggle between individual property rights and our responsibility as citizens to avoid being harmful to our neighbors. Speaking more technically: A nuisance is an interference with the right to use and enjoy real property. A property […]

28Jul2016 | Continued
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Friends of Glade Fire Dept. host meeting for Sept. 10

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista The initial kick-off of the “Friends of Fairfield Glade Fire Department” was held on Monday, July 18, at Firehouse Station #1. The purpose of Friends of FGFD is to help with many of the responsibilities previously taken on by either the Fairfield Glade Community Club or the Fairfield Glade […]

28Jul2016 | Continued