CROSSVILLE — The dedicated group of officers, chairs, and those who ‘grease the wheels’ recently honored one of their own. Spearheaded by Linda Poland, First Vice President of the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club, board members selected a ‘Volunteer of the Year.’ It was with great surprise that Marjorie Philippe was called to the podium to receive this recognition at the June 6 meeting. Marjorie, Co Chair of the Publicity Committee and club photographer, is at every event recording the action. She is active on the Travel Committee serving as both photographer and as an escort on many trips. However, her greatest contribution was the creation and maintenance of the FGLC Website (ably assisted by husband Dave to whom we are eternally grateful). After four years as the Webmaster, Marjorie is ‘retiring’ – again! — from that task. She will continue to be everywhere with her camera, co-chair club publicity and it is doubtful that she has taken her last trip with the travel group.
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Feeding and counting birds
A heavy mast crop last fall was one sign that led those who use old-time folk lore to predict conditions to warn that the winter of 2013-'14 would be bad. It was a good call. March blasts of arctic air make seeking out the remaining seeds, berries and nuts a matter of survival for wild birds and animals. Insect-eating creatures find food scarcer due to cold, as well.
Bad weather hurts the bottom line, but warmer weather is on the way
As a resort community, much of the revenue generated in Fairfield Glade relies on visitors. So far this year, cold weather has put quite a damper on outdoor activity. Due to the freezing temperatures and snow, January golf rounds recorded 943 18-hole equivalents – about 325 rounds under budget and 528 less than last year.
The Neighborhood Watch Coalition and you
I know you've heard the term "neighborhood watch," but have you given any thought as to what members of a watch coalition do? The first thing that probably comes to mind is that it's a group of very nosey people wanting to find out who you are, what you have, how much you're worth and all the other curiosities associated with people who can't mind their own business. That answer is simply wrong.
Covenant taps new CMC CAO
Covenant Health has named Jeremy Biggs, vice president of operations for the health system, to be president and chief administrative officer at Cumberland Medical Center, effective March 1.
Read the latest edition of "The Bulletin"
The Crossville Chronicle-Glade Sun also publishes a newsletter called "The Bulletin" in which you'll find a schedule of Glade activities and events, a restaurant and dining guide, golf information, and even tour schedules. Click here for the latest PDF edition of "The Bulletin."
Rep. Cameron Sexton Legislative Wrap
On Monday, HB590 passed 78 to 8, which will give a voice to citizens across the state. It allows communities by public referendum to cast a vote for or against when a city attempts to annex their property.
PATCHES OF LIFE: Took our toes to the beach
My daughter –in–law insists on me getting a pedicure when I visit her in Florida. Since the plans for the week included the beach, I was in favor. Well, to be honest I would have been in favor beach or no beach.
Questions on the rules of golf
We know everyone wants to play by the rules of golf. But sometimes it’s not the U.S.G.A. Rules of Golf. We would like to try and help people clarify any situation or rule that is confusing to them.
- Nature photographer named artist of the month
Fairfield Glade Hiking Group announces spring schedule
The Fairfield Glade Hiking Group will begin the spring season on Friday, March 14 with the first of 13 invigorating hikes throughout eastern Tennessee.
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