Vista Gatherings – March 17, 2015

Are You Prepared?

Residents of Fairfield Glade and surrounding areas are cordially invited to participate in our Neighborhood Watch Spring Town Hall Meeting.

The date: Wednesday, March 18th, between 9 A.M. and Noon

The place: The Community Conference Center here in Fairfield Glade off Stonehenge Drive.  Bring your concerns and questions to the forum for answers.

Doors open at 8:00AM for refreshments and valuable information literature.  The theme is “Preparedness” with speakers from Public Safety, The Sheriff’s Department, The American Red Cross, FG Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) & TN Emergency Management Agency, (TEMA).

17th Annual Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Golf Tourney set

The Board of Directors of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc. is pleased to announce the 17th annual charity golf tournament on May 19th at Bear Trace Golf Club.  Tournament directors will be Bill Halsey and Tom Ackerly.

This charity event raises funds to assist local medically certified patients needing cardiac or pulmonary rehab.  The rehab consists of a 13 week “boot camp” to enhance lifestyles.  It is a two-fold program that combines physical and educational training aimed at reducing health risks and improving quality of life.

In addition, the C/PR Alumni, Inc. provides support for community health fairs, educational seminars and health education scholarships.

The golf tournament is a fun event organized around four person teams and is limited to 144 golfers.  The donation is $65 per golfer, which includes a light breakfast snack, lunch, prizes, cart and greens fees.   Everyone tees off at 8 A.M.

Get a group of your favorite golfers together and fill an entry form and mail with your checks to Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni (C/PR Alumni), POB 14, Crossville, TN 38557-0014.  Entry forms are available at Bear Trace or by e-mail.  Phone Bill Halsey at 707-5505 or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391 for additional information.

The tournament offers hole sponsorships for those who donate $200. It is a qualifying tax-deductible donation under the Internal Revenue Code.  Other donor opportunities are available.  Additional information is available from Bill at 707-5505 or Tom at 456-0391.

All dollars raised stay in this community and since this is an all-volunteer organization there is very little overhead. Money goes where it is needed most—to the patients.

Circle May 19th on your calendar—A special day for Hearts and Lungs.

“Helping HEARTS one beat at a time, Helping LUNGS one breath at a time”

Quilt Guild to meet

The regular meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, March 20 at 9 AM in the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. This month’s meeting will feature a presentation of Challenge Quilts and Mystery Quilts made by Guild members during the last year.

A Challenge Quilt is one in which several sets of criteria are given to participants and they have to come up with the finished project following those challenges.

A Mystery Quilt is one in which clues are given to participants and they have to interpret the clues to make a quilt and keep the final look a “mystery” until the last steps of assembly. The Fantastic Quilt Guild is an open community of women who pursue their love of the art through member education, community service/outreach, and social camaraderie.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

CPR class scheduled

There will be a Community CPR class held on Saturday, March 21 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at Small Biz Staffing.  This class will be instructed by Dee Dee Barnwell Kuenzer.  Cost for the class is $25 per person unless you have a group of 10 or more.

There will also be a Community First Aid class on Saturday, March 21st from 1 to 4 P.M. at Small Biz Staffing also instructed by Dee Dee Barnwell Kuenzer.

Cost for this class is $25 per person unless you have a group of 10 or more.  If you would like to take both classes, the cost will be $40 per person. To register for either class or if you have any questions, please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915.

National Nutrition Month Canned Food Drive-Cumberland Co.

Are you aware that Tennessee ranks second in the nation for senior hunger? It’s time to change that statistic. You can help, one can at a time.

March is National Nutrition Month, and The Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, is making an effort to help alleviate hunger for low income seniors in Smith County by coordinating a Canned Food Drive.

The Canned Food Drive will help support seniors in your area, many who are isolated and homebound, and could use your help!

Local businesses are partnering with the AAAD by serving as a donation site.  Donation boxes are located at:

United Grocery Outlet-106 Woodmere St.

The Canned Food Drive continues until March 27,  in your area and ALL DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED! All food collected will be distributed in April by the AAAD’s staff to individuals in your community.

For additional information, please contact Fran Davis at (931) 476-4119.

Bible Study Spring Class Begins April 13

Would you like to experience unexpected peace in spite of unexpected heartache; move forward when you feel stuck in your circumstances; have a greater sense of peace through every storm you face; and experience stability when tidal waves of emotion hit?

Then register now for the upcoming spring Bible Study Tech class, “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense” by Jennifer Rothschild. The class begins April 13, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and ends June 8, 2015.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

Bible Study Tech, or as it is also known, Bible Tech, is a women’s inter-denominational and independent Bible study. Women from many denominations attend the studies, which are held each fall, winter and spring annually.  However, students don’t have to be a church member or attendee to be welcomed to our group.  This is a great place to find out about the Bible and explore what it means to be loved by and serve God.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, you might like to join us.

Contact Karen Hein, 456-6707, [email protected] or Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] for more information or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, 38558.

Registration is recommended so that materials will be available. Information is also available at the website:

Home and Garden Show Vendors Wanted

Home and garden vendors reserve your table now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Sixth Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 15th and 16th. This two day event will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, in the center of Fairfield Glade. Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your wares at this popular, well-attended event.

Exhibits will be open to the public, from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. both days. Setup will be the afternoon of May 14th and the morning of May 15th.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space. Full details of costs, booth sizes and an application are available at the Glade Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

In addition, this event will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Kitchen and Garden Tour on May 16th only, from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.

Maps for the tour can be picked up a little earlier. Participants of this event will have the opportunity to view some of the spectacular kitchens and gardens located throughout beautiful Fairfield Glade.

Revenues from fundraising events are added to our philanthropic funds. The generosity of the Fairfield Ladies Club is well-known throughout the community. To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour, please call Karen Dunivan 931-287-0621 or Judy Lynn 931-707-2854.

Brooks to speak at Glade Garden Club

Terry Brooks, owner of Wild Things Farm in Crab Orchard, is the featured speaker at the March 18,  Fairfield Glade Garden Club meeting on March 18.

The regular monthly meeting convenes at 9:30 A.M. has been changed to 1:30 P.M. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 A.M. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

A native of Maryville, TN, Brooks moved to Crossville in 1992 to work as Facility Manager for TVA for 15 years, then Fairfield Glade Community Club for eight years, before jumping off the corporate ladder into farming. 2015 will be the eighth season of her career as a Community Sustainable Agriculture farmer.

A Master Gardener since 1993, Brooks was President of Fairfield Glade Garden Club 2004 – 2006. She is currently president of the Cumberland County Beekeeper’s Association.

The presentation by Brooks will be followed by the usual business meeting and announcements, with emphasis on the group’s upcoming plant and bake sales.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at [email protected] or 287-0621.

Local Republican Party reorganization, election meeting on March 17

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold its bi-annual reorganization / election meeting at the Crossville Community Complex at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

The program will feature the election of officers for thenext two years, and ballots will be distributed at the meeting.

All interested republican residents of Cumberland Country are cordially invited to attend this important meeting.  Although elections are slated in 2015, party leadership is an important aspect of the local party, and all Republicans are encouraged to participate in the election.

For further information on the event, readers are invited to contact County President Matthew McClanahan at 931-210-8674.

Attention: Date change 

The Hospice Auxiliary will be having the New Member Tea on Monday, March 30.  The monthly meeting will start at 3 P.M. and the tea will follow immediately after.

This will be in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade. All current and new members are encouraged to attend.

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.

Huge pavillion sale at The Garden on April 8

Spring is on its way and that means ‘Yard Sales’ are popping up all over to tempt us with items we didn’t realize we needed.

The Garden, at 603 Genetta Lane, Pleasant Hill, is hosting a four-day event in their pavilion from Wednesday, April 8 through Saturday, April 11.

This is their big start-of-the-season Fund Raiser. The Garden’s Gospel Music Program, which runs from the fourth Saturday in April through the second Saturday in October, is funded strictly through donations and individual sponsors.  All the musicians and helpers volunteer their time and talent.

Some items offered are power and hand tools, yard and garden tools and equipment, woodworking tools, and general hardware items, as well as, electrical items,and camping tents and equipment.

Also, 2 saddles, a compound bow and other equine accessories, plus, CDs, DVDs, and regular yard sale household and clothing items.

There will also be home-cooked and prepared soups, sandwiches and desserts available to purchase.

The times all four days are 7 A.M. to 5 P.M., rain or shine since everything is in the pavilion. There will also be home cooked food and desserts available.

Take Sparta Highway (70 West) to Pleasant Hill, turn onto Main Street and follow the signs through town to Genetta Lane. Any Questions, need directions, have items to donate. Call Monica at 931-200-5278.

Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on March 23 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

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

Nine-hole league looks ahead to new season

Come join the Fairfield Glade Ladies Nine-hole golf league for their delicious Spring Monday Brunch on April 27th at 10:30 A.M. at the Legend’s Druid Hills Dining Room.

A delicious menu is being planned for the Ladies Nine Hole League.   Delectable French toast & hash brown casserole’s, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy + fresh fruit & beverages will kick off the morning season.

The new Members of their Board will update the news regarding the upcoming Golf Season along with the applied League rules.

One fun filled memorable morning is being planned.  Sign up today on their web site.

Also, you may sign up for the Our Charitable Event. Date: July 13 @ Heatherhurst Crag (Back)  for $20.

Plan to attend and respond by April 16th Make checks for $14.50 payable to: Ladies 9 Hole Golf League

If any questions, please call Salli Lemke 200-4034 or Kay Moyer 287-7750.

Send checks to Kay Moyer 161 Cromwell Lane FFG,TN  38558, or drop your check off at Druid Hills.

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats trying to survive this winter.

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, is seeking volunteers to help feed or foster homeless cats.

Volunteers interested in feeding are asked to visit some six or seven locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade one day a week to put out fresh food and water for feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies.

To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected]

When possible, cats are captured to be neutered and given a basic set of inoculations.

Volunteers needed 

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information please call 456-4212.

[email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Carpooling is available from the Family Dollar parking lot, but you must mention it when calling in your reservation.