Vista Gatherings – September 30, 2014

Calling All Glade Residents for Help

Earlier this year, many of you showed enough concern about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid that we were able to dramatically slow down the infestation from spreading.  Thank you!

But there’s more work to be done and they need you and many others to step up and help if we’re going to be completely successful.  For most, the commitment in the field will be less than four months, roughly two months in the Spring and again two months if the Fall.

The greater the work force the shorter the time involved.  The committee will meet monthly except during the Summer months of July and August, so again that’s only approx. 12 – 15 days.

This is NOT asking for 24/7 help!  Show everyone you can do this.

Join up on Thursday October 2, between 10 A.M. & 12 noon at the first meeting of the renamed “Environmental Committee” at the Conference Center.

Be a part of the team that all others will look up to and say Thanks!

Mark Your Calendar, important meeting

Mark your calendar for November 13th, as the day you’ll be told all about “Crime Prevention” by representatives of the Law from Police Officers to Criminal Judges.  The location will be the Community Conference Center in Fairfield Glade from 9 A.M. to 12 noon.

The Neighborhood Watch Coalition will present a forum of five or more Law Enforcement Personnel to answer all your questions so come early, write them out and present the cards to the panel.

Each speaker will tell a little about their responsibilities and the remaining two plus hours will be a Question & Answer period.

If you have any questions about the forum, please contact Thomas Covino 931-707-9314 and he’ll be able to assist you.  This forum is what so many have asked for, so make every effort to attend and learn what to do.

Glade Hospice to hold meeting on Oct. 6

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting Monday, October 6th at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (456-0032) with questions or for more information.

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-suite end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.  No one is turned away.

The Monday, October 6th meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 P.M. and a business meeting to follow at 3. Current on-going projects include the sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 each and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 each

York Speaks of Low Vision to VIS & Vets

The Visually Impaired Support Group of Cumberland County meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.  On October 9, Isaac York will be presenting a program that will be of interest to visually challenged individuals, especially veterans.  Veterans who have functional deficits, despite best standard correction, may be entitled to low-vision aids and devices.

Isaac, who happens to be legally blind, works as the Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator for the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS). Prior to the VIST Coordinator role, Isaac served as the Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialist for the TVHS Advanced Low Vision Clinic.

Isaac York graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he majored in O&M. Mr. York has been working in the field of blind and vision rehabilitation for 9 years.

The VIS Group meeting on Thursday, October 9th starts at 9:30 AM at the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 69 Neecham Street in downtown Crossville.  The public is welcome.

Fundraiser slated

Imagine No Malaria Fundraiser Lunch, Hosted by the Cumberland Hispanic Fellowship, Saturday, October 11 at Crossville First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 100 Braun St. Crossville TN.

Now is the opportunity to save lives by working together and responding to the call of the United Methodist Church to put our faith in action.  How?  You are invited to be part of the Meals, Music and More Fundraiser Lunch, on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Crossville First United Methodist Church, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.  The meal includes chicken, rice, salad and Three Milk Cake (a traditional Spanish Recipe).  The music will be provided by the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Praise Team known as “The Gospel Truth”.  During this event they will share their original song for Imagine No Malaria.

This event is free, but your offering is very welcome, because all donations will benefit the Imagine No Malaria United Methodist Church program. Just $10 buys a bed net, distributes it to a family and provides education on how to use it.

Remember the Hispanic Ministry is an effort of the Fairfield Glade and Crossville First United Methodist Church’s.  If you are not available to attend, but you would like to be part of this ministry, of saving lives, please send your contribution to: Cumberland Hispanic Fellowship UMC, 100 Braun St, Crossville TN 38555.  For more information please contact Rev. Janet Martinez at (931) 787-9657.

One Step Beyond Luncheon scheduled

One Step Beyond Luncheon is planned  for October 16th (Thurs) at Cumberland Mtn State Park at 11 A.M.

Please be there at 11am so they can all walk into the restaurant together and be seated together.  They welcome all those that are 50 plus that are single,widowed or divorced.  They meet every other month at a local restaurant and for planning purposes mark on your December calendar our Christmas luncheon which is scheduled at Forte’s restaurant, Dec 5th at 1:30 P.M. so mark this on your calendar to join us.

If you plan to attend our October 16th luncheon, call Ron Hochheiser at 931-210-4393  or Bobbye Bitto 931-707-8607.

Korean Vets to meet

Wednesday, October 8, is the next business meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association.  The meeting starts promptly at 1 P.M.., and is held at the Fairfield Glade Community &n Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.  For driving directions of

additional information, feel free to contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

Among other important business to be discussed is the annual Christmas Party to be held in December — a sign up sheet will be started.

The purpose of the Korean War Veterans Association is quite diverse with money we raise going to many local worthy organizations, the Wounded Warrior Fund, and three scholarships for $1,000 each to local high school graduates from Cumberland County.

Free Movie at the Rocky Top Theate

The Cumberland County Film Society, Inc (CCFS) and the Rocky Top 10 Cinema are sponsoring a free movie on Tuesday, October 7 at 7 P.M.

“Instructions Not Included” had the biggest opening of a Spanish language film in the US when it was first released. Many members of CCFS said this is one of the best movies they had ever seen. Theater manager Vince Walton also recommends the film, which he likes very much.

This comedy/drama stars one of Mexico’s most popular stars, Eugenio Derbez, as Valentin, a notorious playboy. The return of a past lover changes his life completely, and by chance he becomes a stuntman in the U.S..

A charming, precocious girl not only steals his heart, but teaches him how to care for someone other than himself, how to love, and how to face fears. Come early, as this film has been widely advertised. Rated PG-13 for suggested sexual situations and language (all in the beginning few minutes of the film). 122 minutes. In Spanish and English, with easy to read subtitles.

Please mark your calendars!  Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Crafters are having their annual Fall and Christmas Craft Sale on Thursday-Friday October 16-17 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Saturday, October 18 from 9 A.M. until noon.

P.O.E.T.S. event is full

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield Glade announced a full field for its 10th annual 2014 Fall Invitational on Thurs. Oct. 9th , Friday Oct. 10th, and Sat. Oct. 11th at Heatherhurst Golf Club in the Glade.

They would like to thank the participants, our volunteers and all their sponsors (below) for supporting our Fall Classic.

Parkinsons & Movement Disorders Meeting set

Our group meets regularly at the Christ Lutheran Church in the Fellowship Hall at 2:30 P.M. the first Tuesday of every month. The church is located in Fairfield Glade on 481 Snead Drive.

On October 7, their group will have a very special guest. Faith Lyons will present a program discussing nutrition. She came highly recommended. Natural foods and good eating habits support optimal health! This meeting will address healthy choices that benefit everyone. Under the Sun Natural Foods on West avenue recommended Faith Lyons, an accomplished and fabulous speaker. Please do not miss out on this opportunity!

They will also discuss organizing transportation and attendance at the Blazing for a Cure meeting in Nashville on October 18.

They have several newsletters to give you with current research and trial tests from the Michael J Fox Foundation.

Please join us on October 7 at 2:30 at Christ Lutheran Church.

All are welcome.

Community Cook-Off to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

There will be a Community Cook-Off sponsored by Wyndham to be held on Wednesday, October 22 (rain or shine) at the Wyndham complex near Mirror Lake in Fairfield Glade.

This Cook-Off will benefit the Wounded Warriors. The organization helps to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.

They raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

For more information please call 484-3821 or Email: [email protected]

New Englanders needed

“Save the Date”, Tuesday, October 7 — that will be the next New England Fall Picnic at St. George Marina Pavilion 4 to 7 P.M.

Join us for some clam chowder and other fine New England fare (catered)!

More details to follow.

To get on our list, send us an email: [email protected]  or, call Bob: 287-0456 or Ken: 287-0199

Ladies Club Requests More Donations

Our first major fundraising event, the Book, Bake and Bargainza Sale (BB&B) on Oct. 10 & 11 is just around the corner.

The Ladies Club is in need of more donations for the Bargainza portion of the sale. Items can be dropped off at storage unit #90 located behind Manny and Isabella’s and next to Dollar General right off Peavine Road.

Remaining dates for dropping off donations is  Saturday, Oct. 4 between the hours of 9 A.M. and 12 noon.

For further information,  please call Deb Mauch at 484-3593 or Paula Mylek at 287-0839. This is a great opportunity to de-clutter your home and make a meaningful contribution to the Ladies Club at the same time.

Republicans to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will be hosting the SECOND Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

The event will be held at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

The FOL “Bling Sale,” Cool Thoughts for a Warm August

The FOL Bling Sale will not happen until Saturday, December 13.

However, now is a great time to consider clearing your jewelry box of long unworn, unappealing, “I definitely need some new kind of jewelry!”

Also, if you have sold jewelry at a garage sale and have leftovers; think of donating the remainder to the FOL Bling Sale.

Drop off your donations at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall across from Kroger or at the Library in downtown Crossville.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund books and needed improvements to our Cumberland County Art Circle Library.

AARP offering driver safety program

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course designed for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, October 9,  and Friday, October 10,  from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Through a grant from Toyota, AARP Driver Safety collaborated with the nation’s top experts in mobility, aging, technology, and vehicle and driver safety to develop the AARP Smart Driver Course,  launched on January 1.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at 484-9027.

to enroll.

Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.

Contact Information:    Julian Kmiec,  AARP Instructor, (630) 947-5486 (cell).

Someone you care for have a mental illness

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on September 17, and ending on November 5.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder.

With Hope in Mind offers helpful skill-building classes, such a problem management, communication and crisis planning, and provides you with immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of each illness.  With Hope in Mind offers both education and support and courses are taught by trained family members.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283

Bridgefest is scheduled

The Crossville and Fairfield Glade bridge clubs will be hosting the 27th Annual Fall Foliage Bridgefest sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

This event will be held October 3-5 at the Cumberland County Community Complex Exhibit Building (Fairgrounds).

The bridge event has a long standing reputation for good food and Southern hospitality.

Event times on Friday and Saturday are at 10:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M.  Single session pair games will be held at those times.

The Saturday 2:30 pair game will be regionally rated which means more points for the winners. Two Session Bracketed Compact KO’s will begin at 10 A.M. on Friday and Saturday.  They continue each day at 2:30 P.M.

Top bracket of KO’s may be handicapped at the director’s discretion.  A light lunch will be served between sessions on both days.

Sunday is the Stratified Open Swiss and Stratified 299er Swiss.  The Sunday Swiss sessions start at 10 A.M.  Lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Stratifications:  Open:   A – 2000+; B – 750-2000; C – 0-750.  299er:  A – 200-300; B – 100-200; C – 0-100. 0-50 ACBL members pay 1/2 price in all 299er pair events.

Please join us. For more information contact the Tournament Chair, Linda King (931) 456-6479 or (931) 260-4442 (cell), or email – [email protected] If you need a partner or a team please contact the Partnership Chair, Buck Martin – [email protected]

Volunteers needed 

Labor Day is over, kids are back in school and we begin to think about the coming autumn and then the end-of-the-year holidays.

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 about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call 456-4212.