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McClanahan pulls out of Glade Board election

By RUSTY MCCLANAHAN For The Vista My wife and I visited and evaluated various potential retirement areas for over (3) years before we ‘spent our life savings’ and purchased our retirement home here in Fairfield Glade. We wanted a milder climate than Ohio, less snow than Colorado, a water front home on a quiet, no […]

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Glade resident nabs Olympic silver

For The Vista Local Fairfield Glade resident, Ted Telle, recently competed in the 2017 Tennessee Senior Olympics held in Nashville, TN on June 27-28. Tellee entered the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in swimming in the 65-69 year old age group.  In the 50 free,  he earned 2nd place and his Silver Medal with a […]

Could a Gap Year After High School Make Financial Sense?


By Nathaniel Sillin In some parts of the world, a gap year – a year-long break between high school and college – is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in the U.S. as well. It’s a chance for recent high school graduates to earn money, challenge themselves, explore the world and build their resume […]

Meet the Candidates set this week

By JIM STEVENS Glade Election Committee For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Election Committee has announced a  “Meet the Candidates”  Town Hall Meeting for the 2017 Board Directors election. Two “Meet the Candidates” Town Hall Meetings (including all candidates) will be held on Thursday & Friday evening, July 27 & 28, from 6 P.M. to […]

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Fourth of July — Hickory Ridge Style!

Here is a look at the First Annual Neighborhood Independence Day Lawnmower Parade as celebrated by residents of Hickory Ridge in Fairfield North. Of course, this is why we live here! It was just one of the many events taking place iin Fairfield Glade over the long 4th of July weekend.

Candidates will state their cases at Town Hall Meetings

For Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: • Phil Birdsall • John Byers • Oliver Dossmann • John Linhart • Rusty McClanahan • Jeani Miller • Dennis Monson • Thomas Reigle • Ralph Seeh • Steven Smith Two “Meet the Candidates” Town Hall Meetings […]

Why all the rules? Glade answers

By FAIRFIELD GLADE PROPERTY STANDARDS COMMITTEE For The Vista For the last several months we have looked at a variety of FG polices and regulations about property standards in our community.  This week we’d like to share with you some of the feedback we’ve heard regarding those articles – some negative and some positive. In […]

We got your Fireworks right here!

As colorful as they are — the rockets that go off over the July 4th holiday, pale in comparison to the natural wonder of the sunrise (left) and sunset (right). Glade resident Karen Finley snapped the photo of this spectacular sunrise over Lake Glastowbury last week while resident Gary Milam took the picture of the […]

Glade Election Committee announces Meet the Candidate dates

By JIM STEVENS Glade Election Committee For The Vista The Fairfield Glade Election Committee has announed the candidates for the two vacant 2017 Board of Directors Elections spots and have planned “Meet the Candidates”  Town Hall Meetings. Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: […]

Tickets going fast for Lions’ Reverse Raffle event

By KEN STEADMAN For The Vista Less than a month to go before the August 3rd Reverse Raffle drawing will take place for the Fairfield Glade Lions Club fundraiser. Tickets are $50 apiece and are available from any Lions Club member or from Regions Bank. If you need additional assistance getting a ticket please call […]

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Glade Rotarians celebrate 100 years of Foundation

BY JEFF TOWNSEND For The Vista Fairfield Glade was well represented at the Rotary International Convention held in Atlanta celebrating 100 years of the Rotary Foundation. They joined almost 40,000 other Rotarians and guests from around the world for 4 days of events in Atlanta. One of the highlights was a speech by Bill Gates […]

Glade volunteers build New Bridge for Overlook Trail

STORY AND PHOTOS  By MARK RICHIE For The Vista Glade trail volunteers worked overtime during Memorial Day weekend to construct the second of four bridges on the re-route of the Overlook Trail. On May 27th the trail crew moved 300 feet of lumber and 800 pounds of concrete to the site of the second bridge. […]

FGCC explains loan refinancing are announced

By FGCC FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE For The Vista At this time, we have a loan at Regions Bank that originally financed the purchase of Stonehenge Golf Club. This loan has a balloon maturity in January 2018 at which time the remaining balance of about $1,400,000 is due. The current interest rate on this loan is […]

Board candidates are announced

For The Vista Official candidates for the 2017 election for the two available Fairfield Glade Property Owner Director At-Large seats are: Phil Birdsall John Byers Oliver Dossmann John Linhart Rusty McClanahan Jeani Miller Dennis Monson Thomas Reigle Ralph Seeh Steven Smith One candidate (not listed above) withdrew from the election after today’s board meeting announcement. […]

Don’t like to brag … but maybe just this one time?

My parents taught me not to brag. Even when it came to athletic endeavors, Dad always said, “Let your game do the talking.” Well, what’s the fun in that? Just kidding. But this is one time — as word came last week that Apex Energy will halt its plans for the Crab Orchard Wind Farm […]

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A look back at the Wind Farm journey

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor Starting in March of 2016, The Vista — “Fairfield Glade’s Community Newspaper” – informed its readers about the Apex Wind Farm project and the issues it presented to us and all of Cumberland County through nearly 50 articles and commentaries — not including countless Letters to the Editor allowing residents […]

Local author gets Five Stars

For The Vista Fairfield Glade’s Linda Browning got some great news recently regarding her book “Pickett House”. Reviewed by Readers’ Favorite, the book received a Five-Star rating. Here’s what the review had to say: “Pickett House was a very gentle, sweet, and cozy story of a family’s return from loss and grief. The mysteries of […]

Apex Energy suspends its Wind Farm plans

Hotly-contested project put on hold “indefinitely” By JAY MCCARTHY For The Vista There’s joy in Mudville tonight! Cumberland Mountain Preservation Coalition (CMPC) received word late last week that Apex Energy has announced it has suspended its proposed Crab Orchard Wind Turbine project indefinitely. “Based on current market conditions and the project’s fundamental qualities, “ we […]

June 24 is date for AARF’s Pancake Breakfast and “Big Game Show”

For The Vista AARF (All About Rescue and Fixin’ Inc.) is excited to announce that good seats still remain on sale for their Third Annual fundraiser. They will also host a Free Gourmet Pancake Breakfast on June 24. The Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 10 A.M. at the Multi-Purpose Bldg, 455 Lakeview […]

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Rally For Hope golfers net over $4K for cancer

For The Vista The eighth outing for the 2017 Fairfield Glade Women’s 18-Hole Golf League was held Tuesday, June 6, at Heatherhurst Golf Club. This special outing organized by cancer survivor, Mary Beth Stiglin and her committee, was open to all women interested in supporting the league and CMC in their quest to help make […]