Vista Gatherings – February 19, 2013

Glade Trash & Treasure Sale slated for March 16

The Fairfield Glade Trash & Treasure Sale will be held on Saturday, March 16.

Now’s your chance to clean out those garages, basements and crawlspaces. The Fairfield Glade Dog Park members would appreciate your donations of gently used items. Call Sue at 707-9201 for information.


Elks “All-You-Can-Eat”

Fish Fry set for Feb. 22  

If you haven’t been to the Elks Fish fry in a while, come see what’s new!  They still serve their famous Fish Fry from 4-7 P.M.

For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, french fries or baked potato and dessert. For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God. If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150. Please keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. .

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


The NARFE Chapter 1719 calls a meeting

The National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees,  Cumberland Chapter 1719 is calling an important meeting for Tuesday, March 12 at 1 P.M. at the Art Circle Public Library, Crossville.

Their speaker will be from the Taylor Bilyea CPA firm and will be discussing the tax changes for 2012.

All former and current Federal Government employees are welcome. For more information on our Chapter, please call Chester Bush, President at 931-484-0331 or our secretary, Laurie Stoffel at 931-456-9101.


Hebbertsburg plans a

Dinner & Dance

Bby Saturday, April 6, 2013, the weather should be beautiful, with trees in blossom, flowers in bud and the grass turning green. A perfect time to take a leisurely drive just 5 miles north from the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade, to enjoy an evening of music, dinner and dancing at the Hebbertsburg Community Center.

Mark Hafner and Cool Country will bring a combo of country classics and modern country rock, so, you know there will be something you like.

The dance floor and music will tempt you, whether your choice is waltzing, Two-step, the jitterbug, line-dancing, clogging, ballroom dancing or your own unique dance form, and remember, this is ‘Family Friendly Entertainment, so, bring the kids or grandkids along.

Again this year, the doors open at 6 P.M. and the music, fun and fellowship will continue till 9 P.M.

The homemade Spaghetti dinner with bread and a drink is just $6, admission donation is only $3 for those over 16 and kids are free! Don’t forget their Fun and Famous Cakewalk at $1 a chance, with delicious cakes provided by our own great Hebbertsburg ladies.

These dances are the Hebbertsburg Community Center’s fund raising events and all the monies go to pay the bands and for ongoing maintenance and expenses of the Center.  All the workers are volunteers.

Follow the signs or call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 for directions.


New wine group forms

The Fairfield Glade Brown Bag Wine Appreciation Group will meet the first Saturday of each month at 7 P.M.

Once a month, a varietal, country or region will be showcased in a blind side by side wine tasting. The March wine will be California Cabernet Sauvignon. Participants will bring one bottle of their favorite wine at least 3 days prior, so that it can be recorded and listed.

Participants will taste, discuss and rate the wines and at the end of the event wine will be revealed.

This is FREE for those who bring a bottle or $10 if you just wish to taste.

Interested wine fans should contact Chris or Deb at 931-484-3593 or [email protected]


Kinseekers meet March 7

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, March 7, at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

The next meeting Shirley Crampton will discuss the topic “all things Canadian”.

Please note that Kinseekers have changed to meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Light n Lively Dance Club has event March 8

The Light n Lively dance club will be celebrating their monthly dance on March 8.

The theme is St. Patrick’s Day so the committee is requesting that everyone wears green!

The dance will begin at 7 P.M. until 10 P.M. The entertainment for the evening of music and dance is presented by DJ Garrison at the Multi-Purpose room located on Lakeview drive, Fairfield Glade.

As always the members invite the public to join them and also the Fairfield Glade time share members may share in the evening.

The cost is $10 for couples and $5 for singles. The dance club will provide ice, water and dessert.

The host couples for the evening are Tony and Sandra Garza (931-456-8667) and Don and Irene Goodrich (931-484-1746).


Time for “Spay-Ghetti”

The Wags and Whiskers’ Spay-Ghetti Dinner will again be held at the Genesis Italian Grille in Crossville for the whole month of February, 2013.

A $10 advance ticket ($12 at the restaurant) gets you some great spaghetti, meat balls, salad, bread and drink.

Proceeds benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program for cats and dogs. In 2012, they enabled almost 1,200 of these surgeries and over 6,000 since their founding in 2004.

These surgeries have an immediate and continuing impact on the number of unwanted cats and dogs in our area. Fund raisers like this allow them to continue this community service and the Spay-Ghetti Dinner not only helps them, but provides some really great, professionally-prepared food for you to enjoy.

Advance tickets are available at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd, Happy Hound Realty off Peavine Rd, at the “Duplicate” store on the 4-lane at Chuckles Drive, or by calling 931-788-2201.

For more information, check their website at or find them on Facebook at .


Two AARP Safe driving driving courses offered

If you live near Cumberland County An AARP Safe Drivers Course is scheduled 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on Thursday Feb. 28th, at the Crossville First United Methodist Church Annex, 96 Needham Street across the street from the Crossville Ford Agency on North Main Street.

It is an 8 hour course that will update your driving skills, while learning about new Tennessee driving laws, and keeping you a safe driver as you age are some of the reasons for taking the course. You may qualify for a discount on your automotive insurance. Please check with your agent for discount details.

The cost of the course for AARP members is $12 and for non-members $14. A work handbook is provided for student retention.

If interested please call Len Stark at (931) 456-1994 as pre-registration is required.

• The AARP Driver Safety course will be offered in March. It is a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.

The eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: March 14 and 15 (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

More information is available at

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable to “AARP” at the first session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.


Reminder provided

Just a reminder to all you ladies out there who have not made your reservations for this month’s Neighbors and Newcomers meeting.

It will be held at the Fairfield Glade Lutheran Church 481 Snead Drive on Feb. 28. Doors open at 11A.M.

The entertainment will be columnist and humorist Sam Vennable, meal will be catered by Scarlett’s and will be apple stuffed roast pork loin with the trimmings. Reservations must be made or canceled prior to Saturday Feb. 23.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on March 11 and 25 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMPcovers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


CCRP meets Feb. 19

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold a very important meeting today, Feb. 19 at 6 P.M. at the Fairgrounds Community  Complex.

Their featured speaker is Michael Detwiler who is our new Congressman Diane Black’s Field Representative for our area.

Their new By-Laws will be presented and the changes we have made. The most important change will deal with the Mass Meeting on March 25 and the election of Executive Committee members.

The new by-law states that in order to vote at this meeting you must become a sustaining member who pays $25 per year as well as previous requirements of a bona fided Republican.

Therefore those folks who have NOT paid the sustaining membership fee will not be able to vote. You may pay your fee at the February meeting or at the door on March 25.

The complete set of by-laws can be found on our website: business. If you have any questions, please contact us at 456-4414.


Entrepreneurs meeting

The next meeting for “Enduring Entrepreneurs MeetUp” will be Tuesday, Feb.19 at Ryan’s Restaurant. Networking with other business owners begins at 11:30 A.M. and the meeting begins at noon.

Lois ,with “Cookie Lee Jewelry” will present a Business Education piece on “How to lift a 500 lb. phone.”.  Visitors are welcome to attend.  More information can be found on the website: or contact the Organizer, Connie Price 931-287-0123.


Luncheon scheduled

One Step Beyond Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Beef and Barrel restaurant at Noon. Our group meet every other month for lunch. All Singles, widows and widowers are welcome.  For all reservations outside of those that are pre-paid, call Bobbye Bitto 931-707-8607 or Jane Webb 931-210-8841.  For prepaid reservations make checks payable to One Step Beyond and mail to Lillie Fondell,134 Lakeside Drive, FFG, Tn 38558.


“Fix” your cat for $5

To help reduce the number of unwanted kittens that will otherwise be born this spring, Wags and Whiskers has a special offer to spay female cats for only $5 for a limited time.

This also includes a rabies vaccination and a 25% off coupon for pet items at the Feed Store.

Call 931-788-2201 to apply for this special offer. Visit their website for more information.


Playhouse actors entertain at N&N

Neighbors and Newcomers began the new year surrounded by snowflakes and penguins, fun and camaraderie at the Art Circle Library with an attendance of 139 members and guests.

This month’s guest list included several “half-backs”as those Michigan and Ohio people have learned the place to live is Crossville, Tennessee. A welcome prize was awarded to one of these lovely ladies and hopefully, they will all become members.

Lunch was catered by Forte’s and while enjoying our lunch, they were treated to several songs from our local Playhouse actors.

Each performer sang songs from upcoming shows or a favorites of theirs. Michael Ruff stole the show with his rendition of “Your Feets’ Too Big” from Ain’t Misbehavin.’

The group’s own local travel planner extraordinaire, Shirley Butka, described several upcoming trips she has planned. Contact Shirley at 931-484-9611 for more information.

The next meeting will be held at the Fairfield Glade Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive. The speaker for this meeting will be Sam Venable, columnist and humorist for the Knoxville News Sentinel.

To reserve your place, please email:[email protected] or, if you  prefer, call Robbie Corbin 931-456-2790 or Barb Ferency 931-707-8121.


Washington birthday celebration scheduled

Did you know that when Washington became President, France had a King, Russia had a Tsarina, China had an Emperor, and Japan had a Shogun and that the office of President is the only one that has survived until today?

Did you know that George Washington is credited with introducing the mule to America?

This year will be the 281st birthday for George Washington. To celebrate The Crab Orchard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the First National Bank will hold an open house on Feb. 22, from  to 4 P.M. at the First National Bank on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

Come by for a piece of Cherry Pie and cup of coffee.


Free Model Railroad Classes Scheduled

The Upper Cumberland Railroad Society (UCRS) has scheduled a series of classes to teach current and aspiring model railroaders how to build and operate their own model railroad.

The classes are offered on Saturdays in the newly built UCRS education center at the rear of the model railroad display in the Crossville Outlet Mall.  Classes will be taught by experienced model railroaders from the Crossville Model Railroad Society. Though the focus will be on HO scale, most of the information will also be of use to those wishing to model in in O, G or N.

Classes will be held at 8 A.M. on Saturdays and are as scheduled:

February 23 — Basic Digital Control; March 2 – Railroad Operations; March 9 – Kit Building; March 16 – Weathering.

The classes are free and no experience is needed. Attendees must pre-register and class size is limited to 12.

Those wishing to participate may register at the model railroad display at the mall open Friday: 12-4, Saturday: 10 – 5 and Sunday: 12 – 3.