Vista Gatherings – February 6, 2018

Korean Vets to meet

A general meeting to plan and give direction to 2018 is again in order for the February meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, Koreasn War Veterans Association, according to Cmdr Gene Stone.

The normal meeting place is the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive, the time is 1 P.M. on Wednesday, February 14, and guests are invited to sit in and look us over.  Additional information is always available by contacting the Cmdr at 931-484-4610.

Some topics listed to be discussed:

*Participation in the Fairfield Glade April “Get Involved Expo”.

*The KWVA picnic to be held in August.

*A request to the VEC for funding assistance.

*Our “Tell America Program” available to all schools.

*Eligibility requirements regarding membership in the KWVA.

We constantly look for new members to assist us with our work in the community and will welcome any request for membership.  In general, any participating member would spend on average several hours a month in our work.  Membership can be granted to those with an Honorable Record of Service in and around Korea from 1945 to the present day.

Valentine’s Shopping Event held on Feb. 10

Come shop for your Sweetheart on February 10 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. in the conference room at Crossville Outlet.

Gift wrapping available for a donation that help our local children.

Tupperware, MaryKay, Scentsy, Thirty-One, LuLaRoe, Paparazzi, Crazy Crafter, Usborne Books, Purely Essential Oils, LuLu’s Sweets, Pampered Chef, Purses, Leather Bracelets & much more! We hope to see you there.

Contact Mary Cress (931)287-5854 for any questions!

Community Church offer Lenten Study Group

Pastor James E Janecek of Fairfield Glade Community Church will offer a new Faith Development study group for Lent: “24 Hours That Changed the World.”

This seven-session study includes a book, a book of reflections, and a DVD by Adam Hamilton.  You will examine the geographical and historical setting of the last twenty-four hours of Jesus’ life to help see yourself in the story and reflect on the meaning of these events for your life.

Study sessions are Sundays 8:30-9:30am and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm.  Offering the same discussion group twice in one week will allow flexibility for those who prefer weekday or weekend, and provides a built in make-up day.  Sessions begin Sunday February 18 (Church Library) and Wednesday February 21 (Fellowship Hall), ending Sunday April 1 and Wednesday April 4.

These sessions are open to all members of the community.  To register and obtain books, please contact the church office (521 Snead Drive, FFG or 931-484-7412).

 The Photo Editing Workshop meets Feb. 8

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, February 8th, at 1 P.M. for their regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library, Lower Level Room C.

This month, the members will be asked to produce a picture with the special effects shown in the January meeting (that example will be sent to them. They will also be asked to remove shadows from a set of pictures provided to them.

Nonmembers are invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography February meetings.

If you would like the exercises forwarded to you or have any questions, email them to [email protected]

Dance slated for Feb. 9

Attention all residents, members, timeshare guests and visitors:  The Light ‘n Lively Dance Club will be hosting their February Dance at the Multi-Purpose/Library Building on Lakeview Drive, Friday, February 9, from 7 to 10 P.M.

Music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by Dennis Long.  The dance is casual, but the preferred color is red for Valentines Day.  The cost is $10/couple and $5/single.

This is a BYOB event with the club providing ice, water, coffee, and dessert.  Our host couples are Larry and Gail Schroth at 734-718-9580 and Mike and Doris Kotecki at 707-7548.  If you have any questions, please call either of the host couples.  We look forward to you joining us.

PPCUG group meeting

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will start at 3 P.M., winter start time. The presentation will begin at 3 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts will follow the presentation at approximately 4 P.M.

Bob Willis, our local tax expert, will present an overview of the New 2018 Tax legislation. “The Tax Cut and Jobs Act,” passed in December of 2017 made major revisions to our tax code. Most became effective for this year. The presentation will also briefly review the current tax code that is the basis for this year’s tax returns and compare the tax a typical taxpayer will pay in both 2017 and 2018.

This health insurance reporting that has been required for the past several years is still required for both 2017 and 2018 tax returns, but ends with your 2019 tax return. Come learn about the new tax laws and if you will actually save as much as is being claimed by our politicians and the news.

PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.  For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at www.ppcuginc.com or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

Tea Party Resumes meetings starting Feb. 6

The Tea Party of Cumberland County will resume their meetings with a change, now meeting the first Tuesday of the month.

On February 6, at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex (Fairgrounds) 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville, TN 38571, they will host the first of two meetings to introduce the mayoral candidates of Cumberland County.

Both Tim Claflin and Allen Foster will speak at this first meeting.

Mr. Claflin, a Navy veteran with an associate degree in Criminal Justice and a bachelor degree in Management and Leadership Studies, is originally from Massachusetts. He retired as a captain after twenty years in the Department of Corrections, and served as a school board member.  Mr. Claflin moved to Crossville in 2006 where he first worked for the Board of Education as the Emergency Management Security Coordinator. In 2014, he was elected to the County Commission and joined the Cumberland County Sheriff Office as their Jail Administrator. Mr. Claflin will speak first.

For more information on the Tea Party, visit http://www.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, February 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.

Residents Voice has a New Image

Residents Voice, a large group of Fairfield Glade property owners who are unified in having their ideas and concerns heard by their governing leadership has their meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1 P.M. in the Library Building at 453 Lakeview Drive.

Please mark your calendar to join us and learn about your community.

Everyone is welcome. Our new website is up and running and continues to add more information on a regular basis.

Please visit us at https://rvoiceffg.com to see what we’re all about

Love Ford Mustangs?

If you have an interest in helping to organize or join a Fairfield Glade Mustang club contact Dan Ortner with your phone or email address to the following:

[email protected] Phone: 931-456-2148

Lincoln Assassination’ Subject of Next Civil War Round Table

At the February 14 meeting of the Fairfield Glade Civil War Round Table, John McMeniman will speak about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865.

McMeniman, a Glade resident, will discuss the hunt for the conspirators, including John Wilkes Booth, and the extended period of national mourning for our first martyred President.

McMeniman has a BA and MA in History and has been a featured speaker at Gettysburg’s Civil War Heritage Days.  The Wednesday, February 14 meeting will begin at 600pm at the Multipurpose/Library building located at 455 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.  Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the meeting.

For more information, please call Dick Sammer at 615-812-9145.

Memory Loss Care group announces meetings

The Memory Loss Care Group meets at 11 A.M. the second Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church Room #156 off of Fellowship Hall.

The church is located at 130 Towne Centre Way, behind Food City.  Please use the entrance on the portico side of the church.

Under the umbrella of dementia there are 70 different aspects or diseases affecting the brain, Alzheimer’s is just one.  The meeting is open to the community to educate and provide helpful information as well as support for those facing memory loss and coping with various forms of dementia.

So whether you are a caregiver, have early memory impairment, concern for a loved one, neighbor or friend affected by dementia; we welcome you to join us as we walk this journey.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630

Concert planned

CWC begins the new year on February 15, 2018 with ” Love Song Duets” performed by local performers, Diane Green and Dennis Donald.  The speaker for the meeting will be Sauni Rinehart.

Ms. Rinehart is a poised and polished speaker who is also an Associate Professor and  Adjunct Instructor for Liberty University On-line program.

Doors open at 11 A.M. at the Carriage House Event Center, 24 Oak Rd, Crossville.  To make reservations or for more information, contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN.

Volunteers needed

Have you always done your own taxes?  Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?

Would you enjoy working with a great group of people who work at the six AARP Tax-Aide sites in our district to provide free tax services to our community.

You can go to the AARP website and click on ‘Volunteer’ to sign up for more information to be sent to you or you can call our district coordinator, Robert Ellis, at 931-484-2064.

Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).   If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville .

Fun, socializing, dancing

The New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.   Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.

Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 to 9 P.M. For more info call 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected]

Charity needs fabric

Located at 4188 Peavine Rd. (in the building with Mountaneer Realty).

Helping Hands Ministry, an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 4188 Peavine Rd. (in the building with Mountaneer Realty), is in need of fabric (any kind and size), notions, knitting and crocheting yarn for babies, needlepoint and cross stitch supplies.

They can also use toothbrushes for adult and kids (individually packaged), toothpaste for adult and kids and floss. Call Penny at 287-1674.

Marathon Pinochle to begin soon

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing Pinochle?

Now is the time to enroll for the 2017-2018 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or A. Susan Wilson at 815-861-3528.