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Hikers set off for Rugby Loop

By ANNE DODGE and MARY KOPMEIER On Friday, Oct. 6 the Fairfield Glade Hikers drive 55 miles to Rugby for their hike on The Rugby Loop. Also known as Meeting of the Waters Loop,  the trail runs beside the Clear Fork River and eventually meets White Oak Creek.  Along this trail hikers will enjoy big […]

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Make up your mind …

One minute it’s raining. The next it’s bright sunshine. And, sometimes, it’s both! With the hot late-summer temperatures last week, thunderstorms and pop-up rainstorms were the rule. This picture, taken over Lake Oxford during a rain shower on September 20, showed that even while it was raining the sun often kept shining through the broken […]

Good Samaritan gets go-ahead

Grand Opening set for Oct. 6 for new physical therapy center For The Vista Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade has undergone a multi-million dollar Phase II expansion over the entire campus, and included is a brand new 6,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art physical therapy center for short-term inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy programs, as well as, the […]

Thank you!

By JOHN BYERS For The Vista THANK YOU FG RESIDENTS: I would personally like to thank the current County Commissioners John Patterson and Woody Geisler, retired Commissioner Carmin Lynch, Jay McMcCarthy, The Residents Voice, and Rusty McClanahan for their endorsements and the 12 FG Resident / Community Groups that sponsored Coffees and Wine and Cheese […]

In-home safety tips for senior living

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista Due to the growing popularity of in-home care for seniors, it’s important to make sure you and your loved one are aware of the potential dangers present in the home for seniors living alone and prepare accordingly. You can help prevent falls and accidents by making […]

Birdsall, Smith elected to Glade Board of Directors

By KEITH WALTHER For The Vista After a long election process, Phil Birdsall and Steven Smith have been elected to serve on the 2018 Fairfield Glade Board of Directors. The election results were announced at last Friday’s Annual Fairfield Glade Community Club’s Membership Meeting:: Candidate # of Votes   % Phil Birdsall  2,714 49.4 Steven […]

Lions Golf tourney a success

Nearly 100 golfers participate at Heatherhurst Golf Course   By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista It was a very pleasant day from shot-gun start to enjoyable finish for 24 golf teams (96 women and men golfers). The event was the Fairfield Glade Lions 28th  Golf Tournament on September 9 at Heatherhurst’s Crag course. The Tournament […]

Who owns the Fire Dept.?

COMMENTARY For The Vista We suppose the answer to this question depends on when you ask it. Back in the early 70’s, a group of people saw a need for better fire protection in Fairfield Glade.  They proposed starting a local fire brigade to get an early start on a fire incident, using one engine […]

It’s time to concentrate on the real important issues — over or under?

We live in perilous times here in Fairfield Glade. All this bickering over Fire Departments and Board elections has us all on edge. So I thought it was time to delve into some really hard-hitting news to get our minds off of those things. It came to me recently that the truly weightier matter that […]

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Lions’ 2017-18 Travelogue Series starts on October 2

By KEN STEADMAN  AND MARTIN DARRAH For The Vista Martin Darrah is the award-winning executive director and cinematographer of the renowned Portland, Oregon based Production Company, International Film & Video. Darrah’s 34 years of production experience have taken him to more than 140 countries worldwide, yielding more than 70 documentary and travel-adventure programs to date. […]

Is Dillman trying to go independent?

By JOHN PATTERSON 9th District County Commissioner For The Vista Ever since the Fairfield Glade Community Club relinquished the titles to our fire engines, etc., to the Fairfield Glade Volunteer Fire Department it has been my belief that Chief Matthew E. Dillman, in his quest for power and authority, would eventually attempt to institute his […]

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Why We Live Here

Talk about your great views! This beautiful sunset was captured by resident Lynn Varcak as she looked out over Lake St. George last week. The serene and colorful scene reminds us of “Why We Live Here.”

It’s football season! But exercise caution when tailgating

By MIKE WILLIAMS Glade Police Chief For The Vista With the upcoming football season many in our community get together to watch their favorite football team in action. You expect your team to perform at their best. Perform at your best as well, especially if you have had a few drinks while your favorite quarterback […]

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Garden Club plants tree in Covino’s memory

By PATRICIA FREED  AND LINDA REISS For The Vista Tom Covino spent his lifetime mastering the skills of gardening and horticulture. As an active member of the Garden Club, he volunteered his time, talents, and leadership to make our outdoor gardens more beautiful and productive. In remembrance of deceased member Tom Covino, the members of […]

A different opinion of Dillman & Glade Board

Dear Editor: Time for new leadership you say? Correct – it needs to begin with Fairfield Glade Community Club Board of Directors and the General Manager. To send a letter to Glade residents requesting the resignation of our Fire Chief, Matt Dillman is another blatant demonstration of the Board’s heavy-handed method of attempting to control […]

Board calling for Dillman to resign

By FAIRFIELD GLADE BOARD OF DIRECTORS For The Vista The Board of Directors has come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is time for new leadership at the Fairfield Glade Fire Department. On August 24 we appealed to the Fire Committee of that organization to seek the resignation of Fire Chief Dillman because of unprofessional […]

Glade announces Labor Day events

For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Community Club has announced its Labor Day weekend activities. Labor Day weekend kicks off on Thursday, August 31 with Safety Day at The Square (corner of Peavine & Stonehenge) from 10 AM. to 2 P.M. Carfit appointments are available, along with mobile document shredding, pill take back and more.  […]

Glade in path of Solar Eclipse — what to know to stay safe

Courtesy of NASA For The Vista More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely. That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which […]

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Just trying to survive the great power outage and solar eclipse of 2017

It’s certainly a good thing that Volunteer Energy Co-op (VEC) alerted Fairfield Glade to the power outage to occur from 11 P.M. last Friday until 6 A.M. Saturday. But, it’s also kind of sad. Let me explain. As a society we are so spoiled that a “warning” is needed so that we can brace for […]

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Broadway coming to the Glade

By DAVID PRIGG For The Vista Bryce McDonald and the cast from Cumberland County Playhouse will be in Fairfield Glade Aug. 24th and 25th presenting the “Golden Age of Broadway.” Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS), “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is extremely happy to announce the return of the Cumberland County Playhouse to Fairfield Glade for this […]