Vista Gatherings – April 22, 2014

Hospice to meet May 5

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting Monday, May 5th at 3:00 p.m. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.  All current and new members are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will begin with refreshments and a business meeting to follow.

Details of the 4th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 14th on the courthouse Lawn in Crossville will be discussed.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically for the on-going operation of Cumberland House.

Cumberland House is a six bed end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.

Current on-going projects include the sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 each and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 each.  These items make great gifts and support the work of the Auxiliary.


Couples League starts

The Tuesday Night Couples league begins Tuesday May 6 and continues thru the end of September.  We play nine holes each Tuesday (weather permitting),  with a shotgun start at 4:30pm, at Dorchester Country Club , then all gather to enjoy dinner and/or drinks,  at different venues around FFG and pass out prizes.  Sign up is on a weekly basis (at Dorchester & Druid) so you won’t  be tied down if you have other plans.  We are a fun loving group and encourage you to join us.

For information please contact any of the following: Pat and Dom Janusky, at 456-4985 or  [email protected]; Dave & Maralee Rivard, at 484-0895 or [email protected];  Tim & Glory Sullivan at 456-4478  or  [email protected]


P.O.E.T.S. Invitational golf spots filling fast

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield is pleased to announce that the entries of their 10th annual Spring Invitational are piling up and the field limit of 72 teams is expected to be reached well before the May 17th deadline for entry.

Visit the P.O.E.T.S. website:, to learn more about this very popular event and to obtainan entry blank.  Don’t procrastinate too long as you may miss the tournament.

Tournament Director, Howard Swan may be reached by checking out the website and will gladly answer any questions you might have.  All participants are once again reminded that a current, active USGA ghin handicap is required of all players.

The P.O.E.T.S. are also happy to announce that CrossvilleFamily Chiropractic has signed on as a platinum sponsor joining with Cumberland Eye Care, Red’s Ale House, G & J Renovations, and Private Wealth Management Group in support of this fine tournament.

Gold sponsor Hillard Lyons and silver sponsors GerndtInsurance and Business Cumberland also are contributing to the cause.  Visit the above mentioned website to learn more about these fine local businesses.

All P.O.E.T.S. golfers and guests are looking forward to this 10th annual event on May 29th, 30th, and 31st at the Heatherhurst golf course.


Volunteer Coin Club set to meet on May 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 P.M.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).  Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.  Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

This is a social golf group, and you need not be a “good” golfer.  After play, they have dinner at a local restaurant and award prize money.

You can sign up each week by emailing your names, 9-hole handicap and whether or not you plan to eat with the group to couples [email protected] There will also be a signup sheet on the Heatherhurst bulletin board located near the restrooms posted on Wednesday, and removed Sunday afternoon by 3 P.M.

The pairings will be emailed and posted on boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester by noon on Wednesday before play on Thursday.  The first tee time each week is 3:33 P.M. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Call Russ and Virginia Schubert, 287-0288 or Gerald and Denise Pare, 287-0134 with questions.


Free movies being offered at Rocky Top 10

The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 movie theater invite the public to join us for  two FREE movies, one in April and one in May.

On Tuesday, April 22 at 7 P.M.,  “Unfinished Song”.  Vanessa Redgrave in a touching and brave performance and Terrance Stamp, curmudgeon defined, are a married couple wading through the later years of their marriage.

On Tuesday, May 6 at 7 P.M., we present for your pleasure “Take me Home”, PG13, 97 minutes. This a delightful, funny, unique, independent romantic comedy. The writer is also the director and leading man, a nice guy down on his luck in New York City driving a fake cab in order to pay the rent.

This film won audience awards at several film festivals throughout the US, including in Nashville. It’s a fun movie, sure to please.


Performances scheduled

Spring having joined forces with voices from Tennessee Tech and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the local singers are busy preparing their renditions of some lively spirituals, some really exciting popular numbers, and some more traditional sacred and serious music.

Three dates and three locations are scheduled for performances with the first concert to be Saturday, April 26, 3 P.M.., at the First United Methodist Church in Crossville.

The second concert will be performed on Sunday, April 27, 3 P.M., at Fairfield Glade Community Church; and the third and final concert will be at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Monday, April 28, at 7 P.M.

Presentation of this year’s scholarship winner is expected to take place during these concerts.  The scholarship is awarded each Spring to a Cumberland County graduating senior or homeschooler who plans to pursue studies in a musical field in the upcoming year.  It is hoped that attendance for the three concerts will be large as the free will offering taken provided much of the funding for the granting of this scholarship.


Kinseekers to meet

The monthly KINSEEKERS meeting is set for May 1, at 1 P.M. at the  Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

Everyone is who is interested in genealogy is invited to to our monthly meetings.  This month they are going to have a chat and chew. Bring something to eat and share (and your own drink).

This is a GREAT chance to bring any of your brick walls (areas that you are stuck) and get help from other members who might have found a way to knock down those brick walls.

The club is full of knowledgeable people, come and get some help for FREE. Meet some new friends that like to uncover the family secrets.  Any questions, feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


SMHS hosts shows

Stone Memorial High School presents “A Festival of Arts” on Friday, May 2 at 7 P.M. and Saturday, May 3 at 2 P.M.

On Friday – you will see “A Mid-Summer Night’s Teen” a spoof on the original presented by the Theater II Class and be entertained by the Stone High School Vocal Choir with Broadway Melodies in between scenes.  There will also be an Art Display in the lobby created by students.

On Saturday – there will be an Art Festival including the “SMHS Jazz Band”, the Culinary Art Students with goodies and drinks and a wonderful Art Display in the lobby from 2 – 3 P.M.. At 3 P.M., the how begins again.

You will not want to miss this Festival which has over 150 students involved.

If you would like to purchase tickets or more information – you can call 484-5890.

The tickets are only $5 and include all the entertainment and food. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Photo Club to meet

This month’s meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, April 24th at 1 P.M.

The meeting is held at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.  Members will share and discuss their photographs of “Water- Solid, Liquid and Gas”.  The Club is a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  Visitors and prospective new members are always welcome.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.


Luncheon scheduled

The Ladies Nine Hole League’s Spring Golf Luncheon will be held at 11 A.M. at Legend’s Druid Hills on Monday, April 28th.

Soups, Salads, sandwiches + dessert will kick off this Spring Season.

All new members & previous members are urged to come, to meet new members as well as to see all your old friends.  The new Members of our Board will update you with important news regarding the upcoming Golf Season along with the applied League rules.

They are planning for one fun memorable afternoon.

Also, you may sign up for the Rally for the Cure too, Cost: $20. Date: July 21 @ Heatherhurst Crag Front.

Please plan to attend and respond by April 18. Make checks payable to:

Ladies 9 Hole Golf League & send to P.O. Box  1525, FFG, TN.  38558

Cost: $14.75  Or drop your check off at Druid Hills

Need additional information about our League go to


Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, April 28. The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue.

All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.


Photo contest scheduled

The Cumberland County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest during their Flower Show, April 25-27.

They are looking for submissions in two categories: 1. gardens, flowers or plants from any public State park in TN, 2. gardens, flowers or plants from any of the three UT Gardens located at Knoxville, Jackson or Crossville. The photos do not have to be from the current year; they can be up to 5 years old.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in each category and one People’s Choice.

For further details and to download the rules and application please go to and click on the PHOTO CONTEST link. Or stop by the UT Ag Extension Office located at Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex; Monday – Friday 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Need further assistance, please feel free to contact Erin at [email protected]


“Think Spring” for Flowers at CCHS

If you want Spring to come, you have to think positive thoughts, how warm it is, how bright the days become and flowers, especially Geraniums, Ferns and an assortment of other annuals and perennials.

So think about the Geranium and Fern Sale put together by the students at Cumberland County High School (CCHS), which will be supported by the Fairfield Glade Garden Club.

Never has there been such an array of colors and varieties of Geraniums being offered, from blends to solid colors, including a special Burgundy Geranium.

This year they begin their sales at the First National Bank of Tennessee on Peavine Road on Friday, April 25th, in conjunction with their “Shredding Day” program.

They then move back to the greenhouses at CCHS on Tuesday April 29th, thru Thursday May 1st, where these magnificent plants are grown by the students.

On these four days the sale will run from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., so come early if you want to get the “Best of the Best.”

They will conclude their sales support on Saturday, May 3rd, at the pavilion of the Robinhood Park at the intersection of Peavine Road and Snead Drive from as early as 7:30 A.M. ,until either they sell out or 2:30 P.M.

If you want or needmultiple plants (min. of 12) delivered, call Thomas Covino for this special offering at (931) 335-6758.  There will be a slight charge for this service.


Students to benefit from CBI training

The Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI) Technology Training Program will be the charitable recipient of donations made at the Business Cumberland B2B (Business to Business) Networking event on Tuesday, May 6th at Forte’s in Downtown Crossville from 3 to 7 P.M.

Donations will fund scholarships for technology training to learn to build websites, develop apps, and write software code in a number of different programming languages.

The cost of the training is $25 per student per month.  The technology training is available to anyone interested in learning these skills.

More information about this program is available from Holly Hanson, CBI Director at [email protected] or by calling the CBI at 931-456-4910.  Tax deductible donations can be made to Roane State Community College Foundation – CBI Technology Training Program and mailed to the CBI at 2569 Cook Road, Crossville TN 38571.


 Woodmen of the World  to host a flag cermony

In honor of Join Hands Day, Boy Scout Troup 374 and Woodmen of the World Chapter 900 of Roane and Cumberland Counties will be hosting a flag retirement ceremony at Cumberland Mountain State Park at the amphitheater on the lake.

The ceremony that will take place on Monday, May, 19, at 6:30pm central, 7:30 P.M. Eastern will be conducted as a service to the community and is open to the public.

No reservations are need. Everyone is invited to attend.

Flags to be retired can be dropped off at Cumberland Mountain State Park, at the Local Woodmen of the World office or can be brought with you to the event. Pleas bring a flashlight with you to the event.

For more information you can contact: Rochelle Cordova – [email protected] or check us out on the web: or on Facebook: Woodmen Chapter 900 Crossville.

[email protected] or call Irene at 931-338-0751.


Illinois Picnic

If you are a former resident of Illinois and would like to help with this summer’s Illinois picnic, please call Peggy Orr at 217-460-1355.