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Safety This Week

The Following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Department of Public Safety for the week: Oct 5 – Oct 11, 2014   10/05   Domestic (Arrest)  Jasper Drive   10/09   Theft (Medication from Home)  Lakeside Drive   10/09   Theft (Two Fed-EX Packages from Porch)  Lakeview Drive   10/10   Theft (Door from Porch)  Greenwood Road   10/10   […]

22Oct2014 | Continued

Friends of Peavine make their reply to TDOT

By CATHY TIPTON For The Vista In May 2014, the Friends of Peavine received a request for information from TDOT’s Beautification Office. Their eight questions below are in response to the Friends’ September 2013 request to have Peavine Road included in the protections afforded by the Tennessee Scenic Parkway regulations. In an effort to keep […]

16Oct2014 | Continued
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Lion’s Travelogue to feature “Forever France”

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The next Fairfield Glade Lions Club Travelogue will take place at the Palace Theater on Monday, November 3rd starting at 7 P.M. Monty and Marsha Brown have been regular travelogue presenters over the years with excellent material. Join them for a new look at an old favorite and discover […]

16Oct2014 | Continued

Weber receives update from TDOT via Sexton letter

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor State Representative Cameron Sexton recently notified Fairfield Glade Community Club General Manager of the latest news from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) concerning the current status of Peavine Road expansion. Sexton provided Weber with a letter from, John C. Schroer, Commissioner of TDOT, dated Sept. 12, that reads: “Dear […]

8Oct2014 | Continued
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Mt. LeConte Jug Band to perform at RHA

By KEITH D. PONTIUS For The Vista In the next to last program for the 2014 Season, RHA is presenting The Mt. LeConte Jug Band from Spring City, comprised of four “baby boomer” friends and neighbors who play their favorite Grassroots Americana on amplified acoustic guitars, bass and six string banjo. They are an ever […]

8Oct2014 | Continued

Offical glass for Festival event gets unveiled

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Rotary Club unveiled the official wine glass that will be given to each attendee at the Wine on the Plateau Festival. This year’s event will be held at the 4-way stop area on Saturday, October 11 from 2 to 4 PM. Over 40 varieties of fine wines, craft beers […]

3Oct2014 | Continued

Friends of Peavine do their part to beautify roadway

For The Vista The Friends of Peavine completed its second litter pickup on Peavine road from the Custard Cabin to the four-way stop in the Glade Wednesday September 24. Volunteers collected about 11 bags of trash. The Plateau Corvette Club volunteers adopted two miles of Peavine from the Village Square to the four-lane and completed […]

3Oct2014 | Continued

Update on news around Fairfield Glade

For The Vista An update of news happenings and events last week in Fairfield Glade: • Glade Fire Department Chief Howard Robb has resigned his post, effective Oct. 1. Robb, who directed a great many improvements to the department during his stint, wrote to the Board of Directors the following: “I have spent some time […]

3Oct2014 | Continued

Why We Live Here

Nathy Hill looked out her bedroom window in her Fairfield Glade home and field Glade pictures of a hawk that was perched outside “Surprisingly,” Hill said, “it stayed in the tree for quite some time so I could get some pictures. I was surprised to see how the feathers on it’s breast looked like little […]

24Sep2014 | Continued
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Lions celebrate visit from International VP

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista It was a lively evening on September 15th when the Fairfield Glade Lions Club hosted a celebration dinner. The event was in honor of Bob Corlew who was elected 2nd Vice President of Lions Clubs International at the July Convention in Toronto, Canada. The important part of this election […]

24Sep2014 | Continued

Peavine Road expansion work remains stalled

By KEITH WALTHER For The Vista Three months ago, The Vista reported that work on the Peavine Road expansion project would likely begin August. As the calendar turned from August to September … well, still nothing. So it was time to contact the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and ask — what gives? The answer, […]

18Sep2014 | Continued
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Best Friends Utah Sanctuary visit made possible for McMeekin by volunteers

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Karen McMeekin, Founder and President of A Time 4 Paws (AT4P), first got her idea of an animal sanctuary from a visit to the Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, Utah. She has dreamed about a return trip to refresh her ideas and her dedicated volunteers recently made it […]

18Sep2014 | Continued

Lions 25th annual golf tourney a success

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Twenty-six golf foursomes teed off bright and early Saturday September 6th for a wonderful day of friendship and golf. It all happened at the Heatherhurst Crag Golf Course in Fairfield Glade. Lions Golf Chairman, Darryl Wharton commented, “The weather was perfect and I received more compliments from the golfers […]

18Sep2014 | Continued

ACC looking to fill three Glade posts

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Architectural Control Committee (ACC) is looking for three (3) new members to fill positions that will be vacated at the end of December 2014. The ACC is responsible for preserving the harmonious design and appearance of the community by reviewing plans for proposed homes as well as applications for […]

18Sep2014 | Continued
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Glade resident gets back on the bus

Life Care Center helps tour driver recover from broken leg Special To The Vista  It’s hard to drive a tour bus with a broken leg. Thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Crossville, however, local tour bus driver Joe Wessel will soon be back behind the wheel. Wessel, who lives in Fairfield Glade, fell […]

4Sep2014 | Continued

Fairfield Glade Fire Departments gets an upgraded classification rate of 3

By HOWARD ROBB Glade Fire Chief For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Department has just received its new Classification and I am pleased to announce we went from a Classification 4 to a new Classification of 3. There are only 48 Fire Departments in Tennessee that have a 3 Classification and they are […]

4Sep2014 | Continued
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RHA unveils Autumn entertainment

By KEITH PONTIUS For the Vista Continuing on a new format for this year – having four programs in the first part of the year and now three stunning performances from Sept. to November – Weslie Webster will lead off these shows by presenting “My Favorites” for our Sept. 22 show at The Legends, starting […]

4Sep2014 | Continued
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Five newcomers choose Lions Club

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The membership in the Fairfield Glade Lions Club has now reached 114 members and they remain the largest Lions Club in the State of Tennessee. Being the largest is one thing but they are also the most active service Club in our community. The motto for Lions International is […]

28Aug2014 | Continued

Glade residents can have a voice about incorporation, ions honor volunteer firemen and new members

BY PAT DAVIS Fairfield Glade Community Club For The Vista The most recent Fairfield Glade Community Club Incorporation Committee recommended incorporation, but numerous questions remained unanswered, most notably in the financial and regulatory area. The Board is NOT planning on taking action to incorporate. But, as Boards in the past have done as part of […]

28Aug2014 | Continued

Art Guild Golf Fundraiser produces good golf and great fun for all

By DAWN ROBB For The Vista The Art Guild Golf Fundraiser Tournament was recently held at Heatherhurst Brae Golf Course. The weather was truly wonderful and the field of 96 golfers played some very good golf. In the Mixed Division: first Low Gross was won by Elliot Kornreich, Brenda Davis, Jean Kraft and Dan Richardson […]

28Aug2014 | Continued