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The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) board of directors are looking ahead at the 2018 fiscal year and hosted a budget town hall meeting at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center (FGCCC) Nov. 15 to present it. 

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  • By Bob Weber

As we move into our slower season, we continue to reorganize our F&B division to be more efficient and cost effective given our current operations and plan for 2018. Therefore, effective immediately we have eliminated the F&B manager position held by Sheila Koelber and event planner …

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  • By David Prigg

Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” is celebrating its fifth anniversary of the popular Home Delivered Meals program and is excited to announce that the popular "Ask the Lawyer" program has returned.   

The annual Fairfield Glade Library Volunteer Luncheon, held at Legends on Oct. 24, was the setting for Evelyn Parziale’s announcement of her retirement as head librarian. For over 30 years, Parziale has volunteered her time and talents to ensure the continuation and growth of the library to …

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The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) board of directors are looking ahead at the 2018 fiscal year and hosted a budget town hall meeting at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center (FGCCC) Nov. 15 to present it. 

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity volunteers Rick and Jeri Hoelscher were honored for their volunteer service and named Volunteers of the Month for October 2017. Rick volunteers as a driver-helper for the ReStore and Jeri sorts, cleans and prices incoming donations to the Restore. 

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade has a number of activities planned for December at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. off Peavine Rd. The Art Guild's hours will be Dec. 1-22, open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 23 and 26-30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed…

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  • By Linda A. Reiss

Healthy poinsettias, priced at just $6 per plant, are the stars at the Fairfield Glade Garden Club Holiday Sale beginning at Cumberland County High School on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garden Club members will assist the horticulture students with the sale at the high school.

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The Julia Ann Marcum Chapter National Society Daughters of the Union recently donated two books on Civil War history to the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center: "Civil War Stories of Morgan County, Tennessee" and "Civil War Veterans of Monroe County, Michigan."

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  • By Anne Dodge and Mary Kopmeier

On Friday, Nov. 17, the Fairfield Glade (FG) Hiking Group will celebrate the end of the fall hiking season with a potluck lunch, rain or shine, at the FG Multipurpose/Library Building on Lakeview Drive from noon until 2 p.m. after the morning hike. We will travel 15 miles to Black Mountain t…

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  • By Bob Weber

As we move into our slower season, we continue to reorganize our F&B division to be more efficient and cost effective given our current operations and plan for 2018. Therefore, effective immediately we have eliminated the F&B manager position held by Sheila Koelber and event planner …

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Anyone who lives in Fairfield Glade or even Crossville would have probably noticed all the construction on Dartmoor. Volunteer Energy Cooperative (VEC) has recently completed its newest substation, West Fairfield, and will be energizing it by early December.

  • By Linda Carr

Angel Fernandez will teach the Art Guild’s Smorgasbord class on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Plateau Creative Art Center. Get a quick, two-hour lesson on how to paint the essence of a lovely tree without getting bogged down painting every branch and leaf. Fernandez is an exce…

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  • By Ken Steadman and Sandy Mortimer

Sandy Mortimer returns to the Palace Theatre Dec. 4 to present “The Lure and Lore of Deserts” Travelogue for the Fairfield Glade Lions Club. Sandy is certainly no stranger to this stage. She has made several appearances and presented many informative and entertaining Travelogues. The show st…

Historic Granville's 2017 Christmas season is featuring an Antique Toy Show at the Antique Car Museum, with this year's show featuring toys of the 1940s. James and Debbie LaFever are exhibiting part of their extensive collection of 1940s toys they have collected over the last 24 years. Their…

Members of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) participated in the JROTC Cadet of the Quarter Board on Oct. 18 at York Institute in Jamestown. The experience was rewarding for both the officers and cadets. The staff appreciated this initiative …

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The annual Fairfield Glade Garden Club Poinsettia and Bake Sale is slated for Wednesday, Nov. 29 through Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. 

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  • By Ken Steadman Chronicle contributor

The Fairfield Glade Lions club recently acquired two new members. Richard "Rich" Borghi is transferring his membership from the Folsom City, California, Lions Club and his wife, Susan, has become a Lion for the first time. The couple moved to Fairfield Glade a month ago from Northern California.

  • By Terry McCarthy Interim Fire Chief

First, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents of Fairfield Glade and the Fairfield Glade Community Club for the continuing support of the fire department. Without the community's support, we would not be able to continue to operate as we do and serve the homeowners …

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A full entourage of Halloween lovers take their legendary costumes to the extreme for the Skaraoke Halloween Costume Party at Legends on Oct. 31.  Photos by Pauline Sherrer/Sun

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The 6th Annual Plateau Alzheimer’s Walk brought together hundreds of residents Saturday to help “Make Alzheimer’s a Memory in Tennessee.” Sponsored by Alzheimer’s Tennessee, the event has raised about $40,000 through local team fundraising efforts and local sponsorships. Funds support servic…

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  • By Anne Dodge & Mary Kopmeier Sun contributor

On Friday, Nov. 10, the Fairfield Glade Hikers will be driving 62 miles to Pickett State Park to hike a series of smaller hikes that together they are calling the Pickett Highlight Loop. This 4.6-mile hike is a very scenic, undulating trail through the forest and along a lake with features t…

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  • By Don Hazel, Sun contributor

Recently, questions about fishers, sometimes called fisher cats have popped up. First, let's understand what a fisher is. A fisher is a medium-sized mammal in the mustelid family, sometimes called the weasel family. Related animals are weasels, mink and otters, which live in Tennessee, and m…

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The United Fund Fairfield Glade Door-to-Door volunteers conclude canvasing their neighborhoods on Nov. 17. Sara Drake, the 2017 chairperson saod that this annual community fundraiser for the United Fund is right on track to raise the $50,000 goal. There are several neighborhood streets and a…

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  • By David Prigg Sun contibutor

Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) is losing one of its most valuable assets, Joan Fredericks. Fredericks has been working for 10 years as a member of the board of directors of FGRS and as the Caring Connections program manager.

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There may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but Fairfield Glade resident Wayne Johnson recently reached a fishing milestone by catching his 10,000th largemouth bass from the Fairfield Glade lakes. That’s right — 10,000 bass!  

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Quentin Erdahl of Fairfield Glade was recently presented a Quilt of Valor. Erdahl served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was an E5, working in vehicle maintenance. On hand for the presentation are, from left, Ruth Hill, Erdahl, Kathy Upp and Kathy Rusk.

  • By Jonathon Goodman Director of Finance

As of Sept. 30, the club continues to be financially strong and sound. We have a strong cash position of $6.1 million like September 2016 where our cash position was at $5.7 million. The cash position is made up of the Capital and Amenity Reserve funds of $1.9 million, of which $1 million is…

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  • By Anne Dodge and Mary Kopmeier Sun contributors

On Friday, Nov. 3, the Fairfield Glade (FG) Hiking Group will travel 68 miles north to the Big South Fork Recreation Area and hike the Twin Arches Trail. The trail, named for two large sandstone arches, one 62 feet high and the other 103 feet high, this six-mile moderate trail will feature v…

The Fairfield Glade Fire Department (FGFD) is looking for volunteers willing to make a commitment to our community as firefighters and first responders. 

Pickup routes will begin Nov. 13 (please don't set bags along the roadside before this date) and will continue through Dec. 15. No leaves or sticks will be picked up after this date. Residents are requested to bag all their leaves (weight limit of 40 pounds) and place in an area along the st…

  • By John Conrad President, FGCC Board of Directors

The election cycle is over for another year. This year the election was particularly contentious but that is all behind us as we look forward to another year in our wonderful community. I am taking over the leadership of a great community that is prospering in so many ways. With 74 new homes…

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  • By Ken Steadman Chronicle contributor

Brandon Reed was selected to participate in the FG Lions Club “Student of the Month” program by Stone Memorial High School counselor Missy Miller. His corporate partner, Homestead Timber Frames, was already assigned but something didn’t seem right. Each student selected is asked to fill out …

Fairfield Glade (FG) is proud to host a special Veteran’s Day dinner at the FG Community and Conference Center on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. If you are a veteran or would just like to come out for dinner and say thank you to our veterans, please plan to join us for dinner. As a speci…

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On Oct. 13, 21 men and women from the Fairfield Glade Racquet Center traveled to Tellico Village, TN, for the Tellico vs. Fairfield Glade Tennis Challenge between the two clubs. Each year, the site is alternated between the two communities and Tellico once again hosted with a delicious break…

  • By Lynne Baker FGCC Property Standards Committee

t’s time for a little trash talk. We all have it, and none of us want it — that’s why we call it trash — but how do we get rid of it? Well, here in Fairfield Glade, we simply set it out at the street once a week and it disappears a few hours later. But the really great part about this sudden…

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The Ms. Senior America Pageant is a beauty pageant held in Atlanta City, NJ, each October. It is open to women aged 60 and older who have reached the “Age of Elegance,” and reflect "a positive image of aging." The event started in 1972.

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  • By Don Hazel

Some folks don't like to drive 70 miles per hour (really more like 80) on four-lane highways. It is a way to get somewhere fast, but not always fun, relaxing or pretty. But living here in East Tennessee, you have options...great options. Take an enjoyable, scenic road trip on the Natchez Tra…

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It was an event of suites and sweets as the Good Samaritan Society of Fairfield Glade (FG) held an open house Oct. 6 to show their newest wing offering even more services and accommodating even more residents.

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The Cumberland County Playhouse (CCP) family honored the memory of longtime costume designer and seamstress Renee Luttrell by dedicating the costume shop in her name Sept. 27. The Renee Luttrell Costume Shop will continue the legacy of Luttrell’s costume designs where her well-spent career o…

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Crossville earned its name from being a crossroads where people might pause on their way to somewhere else. Cumberland Plateau historian Calvin Dickinson said, “They had a little white board with pointers saying where you could go from Crossville. It wasn’t a place to go.”

  • By Bev Schwind

He searched in the closet for the shirt that I had reluctantly washed and hung back up. He called it his "work shirt" and it had a small hole in the back that grew larger with each washing. There are many unworn shirts in the closet but the old one with the "vent" hole in the back is his choice.