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Warning: Beware of Bears

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, Bears are expanding their range on the Cumberland Plateau. The following information is provided courtesy of the TWRA. Bears are omnivores, which mean that they will take advantage of multiple food sources. This tendency is the root of most […]

Martin finds law for County to use against Wind Farm

COMMENTARY By JAY MCCARTHY Special To The Vista Another Tuesday night at the fights at downtown city hall. In case you weren’t there, Glade resident Jim Martin —AKA (Mountain Man) — scored another TKO against Crossville Mayor Carey and the Cumberland County Commissioners. Over 6 months ago, our county commissioner Sandra Dutcher presented the mayor, […]

FGCC wants to talk about parking issues

For The Vista The first rule to discuss is Parking: The Rule States,  Parking of any vehicle off the driveway is prohibited except for ACC approved parking pads.” This is the first sentence of the Fairfield Glade Parking Policy, and one of the simplest, most straightforward of our neighborhood rules. Cars parked helter-skelter on the […]

And so it begins…

Just as it said it would — and as reported in last week’s issue of The Vista — the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) accomplished a significant amount of work last week on the long-awaited Peavine Road expansion project. Massive equipment leveled trees and brush along the path of the new route, as seen in […]

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CHC signs up to sponsor Lions’ Diabetes Walk

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Rick Gilmer, owner of Crossville Heating and Cooling, has agreed that his company will serve as Corporate Sponsor for the 2017 Diabetes Walk to help fight and find a cure for this disease. The Fairfield Glade and Crossville Lions Clubs, Cumberland County High School LEO Club and Cumberland Medical […]

Road Work Ahead! Peavine Road project starts

Special to The Vista Fairfield Glade residents will begin to see more activity along Peavine Road (State Route 101) in the very near future. In the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced last week that work on the long-awaited project will gin with the contractor installing construction signs. Thereafter, erosion control measures will be implemented along […]

New technology? Some prefer old school

I’m not what you’d call a high tech sort of guy. I am not into the latest and hippest gadgets and gizmos. My favorite gadgets amount to the power seat in my SUV and its CD player. Truth is though, if they still made 8-track and cassette players I’d be all over that. Yes, I […]

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Lions Travelogue to take a trip to Tibet

By KEN STEADMAN, SEAN CASSIDY AND PATRICIA KEITH For The Vista The 2016-2017 Fairfield Glade Lions Club Travelogue Season is quickly coming to a close. Only two more film adventures remain for the season, March 6th and April 3rd. The March 6th adventure will take you to “Tibet – A light in the Darkness” and April […]

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Why We Live Here

Glade resident Mary Ferraro Smith got up early in the morning to capture this fantastic collage of beauty here in Fairfield Glade. Taken from the Fairfield North area looking out to the East, she took these four photos over a span of a half our — from 6:20 A.M. to 6:50 A.M. last Wednesday. She […]

Sexton, Bailey give support to County on Turbine issue

COMMENTARY By JAY McCARTHY For The Vista Tennesseee legislators — Representative. Cameron Sexton and Senator Paul Bailey — are going to bat for Cumberland County … and the Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition is back on the move. Now that Sexton and Bailey are back to work on getting our bill on the Tennessee house floor […]

Donation goal is near for truck

By CYD RIEDE For The Vista Recognizing the amazing generosity of the Fairfield Glade residents and with the support of the Fairfield Glade Community Club Board, we are making one last request for donations for the Mini-Pumper Attack Truck vehicle for our Fairfield Glade Fire Department. As most of you already know, this vehicle will […]

Many topics discussed as Board meets

For The Vista There was plenty of news as the Fairfield Glade Community Club held its first board meeting of 2017 recently. Among the topics discussed or updated included the Peavine Road expansion, amenities such as the Pickle Ball courts and Stonehenge patio, and financial news. As mentioned in an earlier issue of The Vista, […]

As they say, the views expressed are not always our own

Hopefully most already understand the difference between a Letter TO the Editor and a Letter FROM the Editor. This column you are reading right now could, in effect, be considered a Letter FROM the Editor. Easy enough. The reason why I bring this up is that there have been Letters TO the Editor (that would […]

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Beauty in January? Yep!

It takes one to pay attention, keep their eyes open, but there’s no doubt that Fairfield Glade is STILL a beautiful place even in the “dead” of winter! Leave it to Vista photographer James Lovelace to find a couple examples of just that. Left, the rays of the sun create a beautiful view over Lake […]

Lions’ 2nd Annual Walk for Diabetes slated for April 29

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista The Crossville and Fairfield Glade Lions Clubs, Leo Club from Cumberland County High School and the Cumberland Medical Center Diabetes Group will again sponsor a Strides Walk to fight Diabetes on Saturday  April 29, 2017. The event will take place at Centennial Park, 837 Industrial Boulevard, Crossville, Tennessee starting […]

Make a difference

Charity provides resident with a way to help less fortunate children By GIBBS LUKOSKIE For The Vista As I was sitting on the small outrigger boat being ferried back from a remote island in the Philippines, I reflected back to 28 years ago when I was an up-and-coming yacht broker just starting to make my mark in […]

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Why We Live Here

Ex-Fairfield Glade Board President Charlie Woll saw this beautiful view of Lake Dartmoor on Christmas morning and took a picture to share with the community. With the clouds reflecting on the water and the fog creeping above the water, one can hardly tell which way is up and which is down.

Glade Environmental Committee has review

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Environmental Committee has just completed its second year of operation.  And a productive year it was. The first order of business was to create a policy that would allow the community to respond if an invasive and problematic species colonizes in our community. The proposed policy was approved by […]

TDOT provides an update on Peavine Project

For The Vista The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has provided some new information about the project to widen SR-101/Peavine Road from Firetower Road to east of Westchester Dr./Catoosa Blvd. in Fairfield Glade that was in the December letting. This was let as one project but was the combination of two projects that were put […]

Crazy bowl season results in close race in Gridiron contest

By ED LEWIS For The Vista What a crazy, unusual 41 game bowl season college football fans just observed, and that included the 20 bowl games that comprised the annual Vista contest for six local “experts” who made predictions regarding winning teams. Congratulations to contest co-winners Greg Dorton and Keith Walther for their winning records […]