Vista Gatherings – September 13, 2016

Wyndham will host Cook-Off to benefit The House of Hope

Fairfield Glade Wyndham will be hosting a Community Cook-Off on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 11 A.M. to 2 PM. to benefit the House of Hope.

The event will take place rain or shine at the 4-way stop at the intersetion of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive, across from the Wyndham check-in building.

For just a $6 Donation for bowl to sample all of the delicious soups, chili’s and deserts from local vendors and volunteers.

The House of Hope, is a short-term care facility providing care and services for drug endangered, abused and at-risk children of Cumberland County.

Please join them and help support this great cause! The Threads of Hope collection truck will be on site to take donations (all proceeds from Threads of Hope thrift store benefit the House of Hope)

Wildwood Stables wins!

Wildwood Stable of Fairfield Glade is pleased to announce its entries at the Cumberland County Fair Horse Show won BIG this year.

Judy Gibson, barn manager, led the team of kids to the Ribbon Stand.  Tyler Davis won the Potato Race, Brooke Ritzman placed third in Western Leisure, and A. J. and Chase Bennett came in second in the Costume Show. Chase also got a trophy in the Youth event.

Bullet and Levi pranced their way around the arena. This was everyone’s first horse show.

Kids and horses are a great learning experience for everyone including Mom and Dad.

Wildwood Stable enjoys hosting special events for kids like the Foster Care Kids Day. Birthday parties are a big hit and our weekly wagon rides feeding the horses and roasting s’mores on an open fire are a treat for young and old buckaroos.

Learn 2 Live Anxious Less on September 17

Clintina Simms will present a “how to” workshop on Saturday September 17 from 10 am to Noon at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

During this session, Clintina will help you understand the root causes of why we often feel anxious and practical methods that will help you live anxious less.

It is often said that the best coaches are those who have “been there and done that.” Clintina is a Health Coach certified by the Cooper Institute and the Professional Woman Network. She has not only academic knowledge but practical experience. This workshop is not for persons who have already been medically diagnosed with anxiety or depression disorders.

Contact Clintina by text or email: 931-250-3390 or [email protected] to register by September 15. Workshop fee is $15 payable in advance. At the door, the fee is $20. Space is limited.

FG Fire Department Campaign for Mini-Pumper Attack Truck


FGFD Donations go up

The FGFD has a community-wide initiative to raise $75,000 for an MPAT (Mini-Pumper Attack Truck).   Contributions to date are $24,612 or 33% of goal.

This amazing piece of equipment will be manned 24/7 and be the first response vehicle at the scene enabling a single person to begin operations prior to other major equipment arriving.  This vehicle can contain and/or eradicate a major fire quickly.

To donate to this campaign, you can make a contribution directly to the FGFD Mini-Pumper fund at Regions Bank or the FGFD website at

The FGFD is a 501(c) 3 and ALL donations are tax deductible.

Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild to meet Friday

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be held on Friday, September 16 at the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

A short Business Meeting will be held at 9 AM, followed by the program which will feature avid seamstress and quilter Joan Derylak, who will present her Trunk Show “Figure Flattering Quiltwear”. Joan has been sewing since the age of 7.

Her specialty is tailoring, having tailored a man’s dress suit as well as many ladies business suits for herself. Joan’s late mother wanted her to major in home economics at college so that she could teach sewing in high school. In the early 70’s, this seemed to lack glamour to Joan, so she majored in math and minored in management science at the State University of New York at Geneseo, NY, graduating in 1975 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. She ended up working as an accountant for many years and started her own payroll service in 1992, serving over 100 clients. After selling the payroll service in 1999, Joan bought her first brand new sewing machine, a Bernina. Thinking….. “boy this is expensive…..”, she wanted to make good use of her purchase. So she joined the Nimble Thimbles Quilting Guild in Mauldin, SC with a friend in 2000, and she has been quilting ever since. She is an active member and former treasurer of Quilters of South Carolina, the SC state guild. She is also a member of American Quilt Guild and American Sewing Guild. After her trunk Show, that same afternoon and the following day (September 17) Joan will be leading a workshop on the traditional Bargello Jacket made from her original designs. To see many examples of her designs, check out Joan’s website

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is a local group of 100 quilters who meet on the third Friday of the month at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, community outreach, and social camaraderie.  New members and visitors are always welcome.

You are invited to join the congregation at the Church of Christ in the Glade, 128 Wilshire Heights Drive, for “Movie Night” on Friday evening, September16, beginning at 6:30, when Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog will be shown.

St. Francis hosting

Music Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 P.M. at the St. Francis Assisi church at 7503 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade, the Orfeo String Quartet will perform a wide variety of musical genres from Mozart and Mendelssohn to your favorite Tangos and Waltzes.

They will be joined by special guests Eric Wheeler on piano, and Sean McKelvie and Double Bass.  The program is free to the public.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting to discuss

Drone Photography

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will feature local Professional Photographer Woody Geisler.

Woody has been a resident of Fairfield Glade for several years and has professionally covered local sports, schools, weddings and other special events.  At this meeting, however, he will concentrate on “Aerial Drone Photography”.  What, where, when and how can we take photographs from drones?  Bring your drone and other photography questions to the meeting for a discussion with Woody.

The Club will meet on Thursday, September 15th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library, Room C.

The Plateau Photography Club is a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and is open to all members.  Guests are welcome for a $3 fee each month.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 13

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

PPCUG meets Sept. 19

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) has instituted a number of changes in our meetings beginning with April.

First, their summer meeting time schedule is 6 to 8 P.M. Next, the meetings will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade. The format of the meeting has changed also. The program (detailed below) will begin at 6 P.M. The Q &A session with their experts follows the program at approximately 7PM.

For the September 19  meeting Carl Nordeen will discuss the changes and enhancements Windows 10 update has made in the Anniversary Edition, such as the Start Menu, Cortana, the Action Center, and more. Also to be discussed are what problems have been found and what you can do about them i.e.  USB Web Cams not working, Brother printer problems, and others.

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3.00 guest fee is being collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of the associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

Visit their web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

NARFE  picnic set

Members and guests of Cumberland County Chapter 1719 of the National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees Association (NARFE) are invited to the Annual Red, White and Blue Picnic.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13,, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion at noon.  The club will provide hamburgers, brats and drinks and each family is asked to bring a dish to share as well as their own table service.

Ellie Kellermann, President, and members Gina Grikis, Joyce Shelton and Susan Tewalt have planned a fun event and ask that attendees wear red, white and blue attire to add to the festivities.

Reservations should be made by calling 707-5636 or email to [email protected]  Be sure to tell Wyonne how many will attend and the category of your contribution.  Needed are desserts, veggies, salads and baked beans.  Chips and deviled eggs have been taken care of.

Ellie Kellermnn, President, can be reached at 707-8421 for more information.

United Fund 50th Anniversary Kick-Off

The United Fund’s 50th Anniversary Kick-Off is slated for Sept. 14 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Cumberland County  Courthouse Lawn

Tickets are just $7 includes 1 lb baked potato, filled with barbecue and all the fixings

Prepared by Sodexo and homemade desserts — place your order by calling 484-4082.

Bible Study – Fall 2016 Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming fall Bible Study Tech class, “1st Peter-A Living Hope in Christ” with teacher, Jan Wilkins.  The study begins on Monday, September 19, from 1:30 – 4 P.M., and continues through Monday, November 21.

Bible Study Tech classes are held in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

Please contact DeBe Wantzloeben, 456-8160, ([email protected]) or Michele English ([email protected]) 585-355-2514 to register or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 108 Beechwood Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Registration is recommended so that materials will be available.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a program that’s helped millions of people file tax returns at no charge for more than 40 years.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

These volunteers, trained and certified with the cooperation of the Internal Revenue Service, work at locations in Tansi, Sparta, Pleasant Hill, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville.   New volunteers are always needed.  If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, consider working at one of the sites greeting clients, checking identification and/or organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.

Kayak season ending

The end of the Kayak Connection’s season is approaching. It’s been a great summer on the lakes.

Give a big thanks to the local newspaper for posting our schedules.

Thanks, kayakers, for your lake courtesy and coping with some parking limitations.

Sept 17 – Lk Dartmoor (R)

Sept 24 – 8 am pot luck breakfast at Lk St George, inside the marina, rain or shine. Coffee is $.25.

Be ready to paddle at 8:45 am.

See you in May  ‘17. For any questions, contact 484-6149.

Drivers program set

The AARP Driver Safety course, 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.

This eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive mornings: September 29th and 30th (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 for non-members, payable at the first class session.


CPR class slated

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, Sept. 17th, at 8 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $30 per person.  There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:15 P.M.

The cost for this class will be $25 per person.  If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $50 per person.

Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

Republicans to meet 

The Cumberland County Republican Party will be hosting its 2016 campaign kick off and county headquarters open house on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 P.M.

The Cumberland County Republican Party is on Facebook! Like our Facebook page by visiting

New England event set

       Join your New England “neighbors” for another fun-filled evening, Sept. 26,  (5-9 P.M.).

To get on our distribution list, contact us by Email: [email protected], or Call: Jim/Pat at 931-456-1020 or Donald Terry at  931-287-0312

It’s Stuffed ‘Tater time!

Yep! It’s September, which means it is time for Fellowship Baptist Church’s  All-You-Can-Eat Stuffed ‘Tater Dinner.  It will be on Saturday, September 17, starting promptly at 6 P.M.

Again this year, the cost is only $6 a meal for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.

Fellowship Baptist is located at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, 37723. That’s just off of Peavine Road, across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

Paid reservations are needed by Wednesday, September 14 at noon, and seating is limited, so, don’t wait, call 931-456-2525.

Marathon Pinochle to

start play very soon

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date. Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person, $22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

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 John Moritz at 931-456-2290.


Dance Club always can add new members

The New Generation Dance Club is looking for new members.

The Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9 P.M.

Their club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

For more info,  call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761.

or email to [email protected]


Quilt Guild invites all

The public is invited to join The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild members, as they travel by Chartered Bus, to see the last American Quilter Society (AQS) Quilt Show at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Convention Center on Wednesday September 14th.

Everyone needs to arrive at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex parking lot (Livingston Road) by 6:45 A.M. on Wednesday September 14th, and begin to board the bus. The Bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 7.

The cost is $25 per person for the bus (non-guild members) and the admission fee to the show is $14 per person.

Please contact Dee Martinez @ 931-484-5965 for your reservations.

Fashion Show Coming 

The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship will be presenting: Fall Into Fashion Show on Wednesday, September 14th. Doors open at 9:30 A.M. Mark your calendars.

For more info. please contact FFGCC at 484-7412 or Women’s Fellowship President, Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Threads of Hope Thrift Store, LuAnn Patterson at 707-3463.

Glade Treasure Hunt set

The 2016 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for September 23.

The treasure hunt is limited to 20 cars with a maximum of four people per vehicle.

Participants will gather at the Discovery Center at 5 P.M. the day of the hunt.

The cost is $10 per person. For more infocall-  Norma at 931- 787- 2691. or Terry at 931- 787- 0467.

Make checks payable to Terry Renaud and mail to 653 Catoosa Blvd, 38558.

All names and monies must be received no later than 8/24.