Vista Gatherings – January 9, 2018

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 first meeting of the New Year on Thursday January 18, 2018 at 1 P.M. in the library building at 453 Lakeview Drive.

As of January 2018, all meetings will now held on the third Thursday of every month at 1 P.M. in the library building.

Please mark your calendar to join us.  Everyone is welcome.  Our new website is up and running and continues to add more information on a regular basis.

Please visit us at ( to see what we’re all about.

Ambulance discussion set for Jan. 17th

On January 17th, a meeting at the Community and Conference Center is planned to discuss the County Ambulance Response Time.

In the most recent Fairfield Glade Residents Survey Health and Safety ranked as number 1 and 2 in importance.

To address the current Fairfield Glade Ambulance response time concerns Tim Claflin, Chairman of  The  Emergency Services Committee of the Cumberland County Commission, will chair a Fairfield Glade Town Hall Meeting on January 17th from 2 to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Community Center.

There will be an informative presentation followed by a Resident round table Q&A .

Round Table participants will include Chris Miller, Director of Cumberland County EMS and Eric Ritzman, Cumberland County 911, Director of Emergency Communications District and David Bunch CMC Chief Administrative Officer.

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

Kinseekers to discuss international genealogy

The Kinseekers will ‘Go International’ at our first meeting of 2018 with our own Mary Ann Trent sharing the ins-and-outs and dos-and don’ts of International Genealogy 101.

We don’t have to go back very many generations in our family research before we are headed ‘across-the-pond’ and into unknown territory and unfamiliar languages.

Mary Ann has expertise in locating family histories in Europe, including Eastern European countries and the former Prussian provinces. Do you know where the majority of our ancestors from England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and Italy originated?  Join us on January 4 and find out.

Even if you aren’t currently involved in genealogy, but are just curious about us or this subject, we invite you to come to the meeting as our guest.  And, a reminder to our regular attendees, our yearly dues of $10 are due and being accepted at this meeting.

We meet the first Thursday each month from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG.  Park in the Sanctuary side parking lot and use that side entrance. For more information, contact: [email protected]

Dance Club to meet

Attention all residents, members, timeshare guests and visitors!  The Light ‘n Lively Dance Club will be hosting their January Dance at the Multi-Purpose/Library Building on Lakeview Drive, Friday, January 12, 2018, from 7-10 P.M.

Music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by Jim Owens of Restless Memories.  The dance is casual, cost is $10/couple and $5/single.

This is a BYOB event with the club providing ice, water, coffee, and dessert.

The host couples are Ken and Grace Schrader at 456-0777 and Don and Mary Lou Wiskow at 456-8486.  If you have any questions, please call either of the host couples.  Don’t let cold weather keep you at home – come and warm up on the dance floor.

Korean Vets event set

The Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association will start the new year with Cmdr Gene Stone to call the first meeting to order at 1 P.M., Wednesday, January 10.

The meeting place is the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive—additional information or driving directions may be obtained by contacting Cmdr Stone at 931-484-4610.

Members will want to attend in that Cmdr Stone plans to devote the meeting to accumulate ideas from the membership as to the desired direction of the Chapter during 2018!  It is desirable that the membership include ideas concerning funding, efforts by the membership, trips, obtaining new members, strengthening the Chapter, and any other ideas going forward!

Membership is aging, but we still have some productive time remaining!

N&N to meet Jan. 25

The next meeting of Neighbors & Newcomers of Cumberland County is January 25th, 2018 at the Christ Lutheran Church at 481 Snead Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Doors open at 10:45 A.M. and the meeting will start at 11:30. Food provided by Lefty’s BBQ and the menu will be pulled pork, 1/4 chicken, baked potatoes, baked beans, salad, rolls apple cobbler w/ice cream. The program will be The Playhouse Players. Bring baby and/or maternity items for Plateau Pregnancy such as new or used baby furniture, diapers (esp. sizes 3-6), wipes, toiletries, etc.

Reservations are REQUIRED and must be made by January 18th, 2018. Cancellations MUST be received by Jan. 20.

If you do not cancel and you do not show you will be charged for lunch. Lunch is $14 and annual dues are $13 payable by check to Neighbors & Newcomers.

Special thanks to our door prize contributors: B & B’s Deli, Jeff Kaegle at Edward Jones, Cannon Restaurants, The Playhouse, Mayberry’s Furnishings, Hair Connection, Kirk Automotive, Captain D’s, Fortes, Villa Pizza, Poppies Florist, 5th St. Marketplace Cafe.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting scheduled

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will be showcasing their “favorite” shots of 2017.

We’ll discuss what’s behind that designation and how to take more of them in the future.  The club will meet on Thursday, January 18th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.  Members of the Plateau PC Users Group are welcome and guests are welcome for a  $3 monthly fee.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Celtic Circle meets today

You read that right, the first Celtic Circle Gathering of 2018 will be on Tuesday, Jan.y 9 at 6 P.M. (CT).  We’ll return to our regular first Tuesday of the month dates in February.

Everything else is the same, we’ll meet at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands,1312 East First Street, Crossville.  That’s 1/2 way between Main Street and Peavine Road.

We had a great time at our December Gathering with lots of deliciously decedent food and a lot of pretty/ugly Christmas sweaters, plus we played several fun games. Three Cousins shared information on the history and original locale of many of our favorite Christmas traditions, such as the Christmas tree, the Christmas stockings, and the hanging of the mistletoe. Interestingly, several nationalities co-claimed the origination status. Go figure!

At our January Gathering we’ll  be “visitin’ and nibblin’” from 6 to 6:30 (Celtics love to eat), followed by an informal meeting where we’ll discuss some of the great Celtic activities and happenings being planned for 2018, locally and in the surrounding areas.  We hope you’ll join us…and bring your brand new 2018 calendar, or your cell phone-that’s smarter-than-you, so you can mark down these dates before you forget.

We have several excellent speakers in mind, as well as specific activities planned over the next 12 months: for example: In February we’ll  have our Welsh Heritage celebration, March is Irish everything month, plus, again this year in April, we will celebrate our Scotland’s ancestry with our Annual Robert Burns Dinner, complete with authentic Scottish speakers, Highland bagpipes, toasts to the Bard, and sexy legged (knobby kneed) ‘lads’ in kilts and graceful ‘lassies’ in their arasaids, and of course, authentic haggis, as well as our silent auction.  Fun and food are guaranteed at all 3 events.

The local Lions Club Travelogue in February is on Scotland, and later this summer The Celtic Circle will be sponsoring the Crossville Cup when the Nashville and Knoxville Soccer teams compete at the Duer Soccer Field, here in Crossville.

We also plan to be involved in activities at the Cumberland County Fair and at the Crab Orchard Fall Festival and the First National Bank’s Parade of Christmas Trees.  Watch this local paper for the appropriate dates and details of all these events.

One thing we can promise you…we always have a good time!…and knowing you have Celtic blood in your veins not a requirement…search far enough back and we’re all related anyway!! There are no membership dues, nor attendance requirements.  Have any questions, or just want to get on our email reminder list, then, email: [email protected] Simple, huh?  Hope to see you on January 9 at 6;00.

Piecemakers set meeting

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will resume the New Year on Wednesday January 3, 2018, beginning with a Board Meeting starting promptly at 8:45 A.M. Our Business Meeting will follow and begin promptly at 10 A.M.

This month we focus on Comfort Quilts and what they mean to our Community, so our speaker will be Sherrie Nichols from Plateau Pregnancy Services.

Guild members will have one more opportunity to sign up for January 17, 2018 class which is being taught by Shirley Pridemore.

The public is invited to join us during any Business meeting.

All Business meetings and Sew Ins are held in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

Please visit our website:

For information on all 2018 meetings and events please contact: Program Chair, Wava McClish at 931-707-7630.

Change in meeting time for Corvette Club

Due to the holiday season the Plateau Corvette Club January meeting will be held on Thursday January 11th 2018 at the Crossville Outlet room  #103 (next to Tools and More) at 5:30 P.M.

The meetings will return to the regular schedule of the first Thursday of the month in February. Happy Holidays from the Plateau Corvette Club.

The name of the course may be misleading, but it is not for law enforcement or professional security teams.  It is to inform the general public, should you ever be faced with an active shooter.  The Cumberland County Sheriff deputies will be providing an awareness presentation.

The meeting is planned for Thursday, January 18th at 10 A.M., at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church – Worship Center, 130 Towne Centre Way, (behind Food City).   Even though the church is the location, the general public is welcome and urged to take advantage of this relevant information.

The deputies developed this class from the training they have received.  During the two hour presentation, focus will be on the various venues where an active shooting could occur: restaurants; shopping malls; movie theatres; concerts; or church gatherings.  The information could save your life.

We consider our community safe but as we have seen in recent news, shooting incidents are not just in the big cities.  We all enjoy traveling and in our travels a person may be more vulnerable.

This presentation has been offered throughout the community with positive comments.

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,  of Loudon, TN.

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.

Civil War Round Table Donates Books 

The Fairfield Glade Civil War Round Table recently donated a dozen books about the Civil War to the Fairfield Glade Library.  These books can be found in a special section for books about the Civil War and may be checked-out by all Glade residents.  Others who wish to donate book, fiction or non-fiction, about this most important event in our nation’s history are encouraged to do so.

The next meeting of the Fairfield Glade Civil War Round Table is scheduled for Wednesday, January 10th, at 6pm in the Fairfield Glade Library.  Joyce Rorabaugh, Cumberland County Archivist, will discuss Civil War resources available in the Cumberland County Archives and speak about hose from the county who fought in the Civil War.  Visitors and guests are always welcome.

Plan to stay for light refreshments following the presentation.  If you have questions or need directions, please contact Dick Sammer at 615/812-9145.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet January 9

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, January 9 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.

Sign up for golf league

Sign up for the Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-hole Golf League is beginning.

Another fun-filled season is fast approaching. Check us out at We have been going strong for 30 years plus.Our league plays a shotgun start at 7:30 A.M. on Mondays beginning on May 7th and ending September 24th.

The opening brunch will be held on Monday, April 30th. Players may choose to play from the red tees or the forward green tees. Our golf venues include all five Fairfield Glade courses.

The league wants everyone to have a good time golfing while abiding by the PGA and local golf rules. A special meeting for new members will be held in mid-April.

If you have questions prior to the meetingPlease call Membership Chair, Karen Sloboda at 707-1782 or President, Wendy Bernek at 210-7248.

Prior to the first play date you must have an established USGA handicap of five 9-hole scores of 70 or less. The GHIN fee must be paid separately at the Druid Hills Pro Shop. Annual dues are $25.

No meeting slated

Due to the holiday season the Plateau Corvette Club will not have a December meeting.

The January meeting will be held on Thursday January 11th, 2018 at the Crossville Outlet meeting room at 5:30 P.M.

The meetings will return to the regular schedule of the first Thursday of the month in February. Happy Holidays from the Plateau Corvette Club.

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]

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.

Charity needs fabric

Helping Hands Ministry, an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is in need of fabric (any kind and size), notions, knitting and crocheting yarn for babies, needlepoint and cross stitch supplies and kits.

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