Vista Gatherings – May 12, 2015

Republicans to meet May 19 at Glade library

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library on Lakeview Drive at 5 P.M. Tuesday, May 19.

The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss future plans for the Fairfield Glade Republican Club and a proposed election to choose new leadership for the Glade club.  The meeting will be attended by county party leaders as well as State Senator Paul Bailey and State Representative Cameron Sexton.

Any Glade resident who is interested in becoming an officer in the club, an active member in the club or having conversations with Senator Bailey and Representative Sexton is cordially invited to attend.

For more information readers are invited to contact County Chairman Matthew McClanahan at 210-8674 or current Fairfield Glade Republican Club President Ed Lewis at 335-8879.

Memory Loss group to meet on May 14 

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, May 14th at 11 A.M. at the First Baptist Church Fairfield Glade, Music Center, Room 139.

The speaker will be  Michele Standefer Business Office Manager of Life Care Center, Crossville.   The topic will be Navigating Medicare and Medicaid.

For the past five years Michelle has been helping residents navigate every possible scenario and overcome obstacles to help with their long term care needs.  They invite you to come and receive valuable information as they often find ourselves frustrated with the red tape and duplicity of paperwork process and  government protocol.  There will be opportunity for questions and answers.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for additional information.

They have often heard that sleep is an important part of our life, as sleep habits can affect the re-charging of brain functions.   Saturday, May 30th, there is a FREE event sponsored by Well by Nature group, to be held at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Rd. Fairfield Glade.

There will be several Health Community Exhibitors 9 A.M. to 12:00 PM.  Clintina Simms is the featured speaker at 9:30 A.M. “Beauty or Beast” – Why & How to Get Restful Sleep.

Call 931-250-3390 for details.

Local author to hold book signing event

A book dreamed about for 30 years and that took three years to complete is finally available by new author, Candace Hill.

Illustrated by local artist, Sam Hill and published by James-Laymond Publishing located in Spring Hill, TN.,the book will be available nationwide in book stores in a few weeks, but is now already available on line with rising sales.

Just in time for summer reading it follows the life of Isabella in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Full of intrigue and suspense, the publisher has already opted for a sequel.  A book signing is scheduled for June 1, 2015 at the Art Guild from 2-4 P.M.

For any additional information, please contact me at 931-459-4866 or this email address: [email protected]

Master Gardener talks tomatoes at Garden Club

“Talking Tomatoes,” that glistening red fruit so beloved by gardeners and cooks alike. Fred Mullen, Master  Gardener, will provide tips for growing and harvesting tomatoes at the May 20 meeting of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club meeting.

The regular monthly meeting convenes at 9:30 A.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.

Well known to local gardeners, Mullen who is a Certified Master Gardener , earned the Master Gardener VIP Award in 2013 for “provision of exceptional service to the program’s mission over a minimum of three years.” He is also a member of the Cumberland County Master Gardener Gold Leaf Club, a recognition he earned for his 100 hours of volunteer service annually.

The program will be followed by the usual business meeting and announcements, including reports on the Garden Club’s recently held plant and bake sales.

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

Lunch date slated

The Women’s Annual Ecumenical Luncheon will be hosted this year by Fairfield Glade Community Church’s Women’s Fellowship on Wednesday, June 10.

Lynne Drysdale-Patterson, an accomplished worship leader, singer and songwriter from Nashville, will present “Abigail Smith Adams, the Faith of our First Lady.” She also will perform familiar hymns, spiritual songs, and her award-winning song “Trails of Tennessee”.

The cost for the June 10th program and luncheon is $10. Doors open at 10 A.M. for check-in.  The program begins at 10:30 and luncheon will follow.

If you attend a church in FFG, contact your church’s women’s group for more information and to make a reservation.  All others can make a reservation by sending a check for $10 to “FFG Com. Church/WF”, 521 Snead Dr, Crossville, TN 38558.  Include your name, address, and phone number.  Last day for registration is June 1. For more information, call 707-7964.

PPCUG meets May 18

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday May 18, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: New meeting time for Summer sessions is 6 to 8 P.M.

Also please note that starting this month (May 2015), a $3 guest fee will be collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

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 or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 AM-9 PM, only please)

A new Windows is coming. Windows 10 is an improvement over Windows 8. Better stability, faster loading, and the ability to run Metro Aps from the Desktop.

Internet Explorer is being replaced with a program called Microsoft Edge. Numerous other improvements also have been made including a better customizable start menu, Cortana for voice control of your computer, customizing tile sizes, etc. A hands-on demonstration of Windows 10 Technical Preview will be shown at this meeting.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 P.M. The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 P.M. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center.

Fundraiser show slated

An important Fundraising event is scheduled at The Palace Theatre in Crossville on June 5 at 7 P.M.

This concert/show will have all proceeds going to beAll proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

There were over 800 children from Cumberland County visited the hospital last year.

RE/MAX has raised more than 130 million dollars to help.

Theree will be special performances by Frank Saxton, Regina Stevens & Terri Utsey.

Reserved seating is $15 – so order your tickets online or call 931-484-6133.

Korean Vets meeting

Uniforms are always preferred, but all KWVA members need to make the next meeting!  Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, will next meet on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Nominations and the election of officers for next year will take place.

Other business to follow is a continuing sign-up for the late May Rose of Sharon Fund Raiser and the Memorial Day Festivities we will be part of in Fairfield Glade and Crossville.

Cmdr Bob is in charge of the Downtown Crossville Memorial Day Event and we are hoping for a great turnout in full uniform.

Just announced: In addition to the three schorlarships that our unit gave away to graduates of the local high schools, the Korean Veterans Scholarship Program, a part of our parent organization, has just announced that relatives of KWVA members or relatives of Korean Vets who have passed on are now eligible for $2000 in scholarships, starting immediately.

Applications are due by June 15, and will be announced at the KWVA Meeting in Washingto D.C. on July 25.  Information and applications may be obtained by contacting Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798

Boettcher to speak/teach

Sherry Boettcher is the Author of  “Living A Meaningful Life” and will be at the Art Circle Public Library on Monday, May 18, from 9 A.M. to noon. in the Cumberland Meeting Room.

Want to know about writing, illustrating and overcoming?

Sherry Boettcher is an artist and author who enjoys writing, speaking, painting, and encouraging others.  The public invited to come hear Sherry’s journey from being “the world’s worst speller and clueless about grammar to becoming a published author of a book most readers say they can’t put down!”

Her work entitled “Living a Meaningful Life” offers practical advice and encouragement for facing overwhelming challenges.   Boettcher’s unconventional journey touches so many lives with hope and you will be encouraged, surprised, and inspired by her presentation.  Learn practical tips that Sherry will share from her experiences that you can apply toward accomplishing your writing goals, whether big or small.

Also, you will get a glimpse of Mrs. Boettcher’s latest project “Heaven is My Home” – a combination of her writing and illustrating.  Come be motivated and encouraged!  Sherry will sign her books as well as answer questions.  Our author lives in Middle TN with her husband of 22 years, Andrew Boettcher.

The Write Touch Inspirational Writers Group is sponsoring this event. Refreshments will be served.

For more information call Bev Schwind 456-4523 or Jane Tavernier 484-6790.

Strawberry festival set

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 1038 Sparta Highway, Crossville, will be holding its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 23rd from 11 to 3 P.M.

In addition to strawberry shortcake, there will be Tennessee-grown strawberries for sale by the quart or flat, a bake sale, jewelry sale and CARC book sale.  All proceeds will be donated to two charities started at St. Raphael’s; Good Samaritan and the Cumberland Adult Reading Council. Tickets are available at the event.

Plateau Photography Club Meets May 21

The topic for the next Plateau Photography Club meeting will be types of light.  Members are going to shoot an interesting subject in at least three different types of light and share their results.

Morning, noon, and evening light can evoke different results and reactions.  Artificial light like flash and colored lights will also yield different results.  Join us to view the shots and discuss the results on Thursday, May 21st at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

Meetings are free to members while guests need pay only a  $3 fee to attend all PPCUG meetings in a given month.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Hospice Butterfly Release set for June 13

The 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release will be on Saturday, June 13, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville from 9 to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of names they are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.  They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., or one can be e-mailed to you from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

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.

Staycation Expo 2015 Set for June 6th

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Staycation Expo will be held on June 6th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center.  This year’s theme is “ Stay, Play, & Repeat…”

The idea behind the Staycation Expo is to inform the attendees of all the incredible destinations & attractions, fabulous shops & businesses, and memorable events that the Cumberland Plateau and surrounding areas have to offer!

This is free to attend and open to the public.  If you need additional information or are interested in exhibiting at the Expo, contact Beth Wyatt-Davis at 931-787-1755 or [email protected]

June 13 – Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN

July 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN

Aug 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area

Sept 12 – TBD

Oct 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a web site for us which is available at the following

For information about joining, call or email Keith Kurz at 931-456-8322 and [email protected]

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.

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.

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.

Phone Bill Halsey at 707-5505 or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391 for additional information.

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers For Kitten Season

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats, especially now that it is spring “kitten season.”

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, feeds feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies at some 8 locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade.

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

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.