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Musical Production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Runs Through Aug. 11

This summer's production by At the Ridge Theatre is the stage production of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid,' sure to be a hit with the little ones. Hard to believe, the original animated movie was released...

Maple Valley Days This Weekend

While many of us are out searching for finds during garage sale season, be sure to try to fit in a bit of small town fun for the family this weekend at Maple Valley...

Lindbergh HS Announces New Football Coach

Lindbergh High School announced yesterday that they have hired Kentridge HS defensive coordinator Danny Thompson to become the next head coach for the Eagles. Thompson, a 2000 graduate from Curtis High in Tacoma, takes...

Recent Fairwood Area Home Sales

The Cascade area showed the heaviest home sales activity over a three week period. Below includes a list of recorded real estate sales for the Fairwood area, from April 21 - May 11.  Sales ranged...

Kentridge Players’ Final Week of ‘Spamalot’ Ends May 12

Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd Knights who say "ni" are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting...

Tahoma SD Performances of Tarzan End May 12

Just a few minutes east of Fairwood, students in grades K-12 are in their final week of performances of 'Tarzan the Musical,' which opened on May 4. Final performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May...

Renton, Maple Valley Hosting Spring Recycling Events May 5, 12

Renton and Maple Valley will be hosting back-to-back recycling events this Saturday and next Saturday.  Renton's event is today, May 5, and Maple Valley's event is scheduled for May 12. Neighbors are encouraged to take...

Fairwood Library Hosts Master Gardeners Weekly Plant Clinics

Has your garden gone rogue and wonder where to begin?  Plagued by mushrooms and moss?  Is it possible to have a green lawn and a reasonable water bill? Seek expert advice for the most difficult challenges...

Recent Fairwood Recorded Home Sales

The weather is heating up and so are home sales in the Fairwood area. Below includes a list of recorded real estate sales for the last two weeks for the Fairwood area, from April 7...

Tahoma School District’s Second-Attempt Levy Election Closes Today

In a second attempt to pass its Educational Programs and Operations levy, Tahoma School District's election closes today. As of yesterday, the District reported that 9,156 ballots had been cast out of approximately 18,000 ballots...

Former Fairwood Shopping Center Owner Sells Covington Square

King County Records show that Fairwood Shopping Center's former owner, Terramar Retail Centers, recently sold Covington Square shopping center for almost $42.3 million.  Covington Square is located near Costco and includes tenants Safeway, Pier...

Relocation of Asphalt Plant to Maple Valley Highway Meeting Today

Community members are holding a meeting today at 3:30 pm at the Maple Valley Library to discuss the relocation of Lakeside Industries' Asphalt Plant from its current location next to Highway 18 in Covington...

Fairwood Recorded Home Sales

Below includes a list of recorded real estate sales for the last two weeks for the Fairwood area, from March 23 - April 6.  Sales ranged from $165,500 to $725,000. Area sales covers neighborhoods bordering...

State’s Release of Funds May Remove Kent School District’s RIF Plan

In a press release late Friday, the Kent School District (KSD) announced that the planned reduction in force (RIF) may be cancelled because of a change in State funding linked to HB 6362, signed...

KSD Schedules Four Mid-April Community Conversations

After last week's Kent School District (KSD) board meeting, the district has scheduled four one-hour "community conversation" sessions at the four district high schools.  Confronted by an angry overflow crowd on the news of...

Remembering Lake Desire Neighbor Darrell Wayne Anderson

Darrell Wayne Anderson of Renton, WA passed away after a long battle with Leukemia at the age of 87 on March 13, 2018 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was...

Packed KSD Board Meeting Filled with Heated Comments from Students, Parents, Staff, Community

After announcing their intent to lay off 127 teachers and support staff the day before, the Kent School District board members and Superintendent Calvin Watts spent three of the 3.5 hour meeting listening to students,...

Kent School District Announces Second Wave of Layoffs

The Kent School District (KSD) announced a second wave of layoffs, totaling 127 full time staff and nine administrative positions, in a news release Tuesday afternoon.  The layoffs become effective for the 2018-2019 school...

Fairwood Neighbor Struggles with ‘Sod Sushi’

Fairwood area neighbor Lori Wheeler recently posted an interesting photo of night marauders, causing havoc with her newly laid sod. After unrolling the previous night's work, the masked, grub-seeking bandits would return and do their...

Kentlake Drama Presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

Kentlake High School's spring musical is Disney's "The Little Mermaid," opening this Friday, March 16. Kentlake Drama encourages all to support the arts and "dive under the sea as talented drama students bring this classic...

Fairwood Area Neighborhoods Receive Grants

King County Community Service Area grants for District 9 were announced on Feb. 9 by Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn. Neighborhoods in Fairwood received several grants totaling $11,590 and community organizations...

School District Elections Finalized

Multiple area school districts presented levy measures to voters on February 13, and voting results were finalized and issued on February 23. Enumclaw School District Proposition 1: Replacement of Expiring Levy for Educational Programs and Operations...

Boy Scout Troup #455 to Hold Annual Pancake Breakfast March 3

The community is invited to the Boy Scout Troop #455 annual Pancake Breakfast. The event will be held on Saturday, March 3, from 7:30am-11am at Fairwood Community United Methodist Church, located at 15255 SE...

Fairwood Shopping Center Sold for $77.5 Million

King County Records show the Fairwood Shopping Center recently sold for $77.5 million.  The sale of the center transfers ownership from TRC Fairwood Shopping Center, LLC to GRI Fairwood, LCC. The Seattle Daily Journal of...

Lights Out for Fairwood, Renton Neighborhoods

Neighbors in the Fairwood and Renton neighborhoods found themselves without power for about six hours on Saturday. The outage began around 2 p.m. PSE alerts sent to subscribers were notified of the power outage, and...

KSD Announces Administration Staff Reductions, Reorganization

The Kent School District (KSD) announced 45 central administration center positions were eliminated for the 2018-19 school year. The positions eliminated encompass a range of roles and responsibilities in the central administration center, including...

Under Construction: Moving Dirt!

Desperately needing a newspaper facelift, Fairwood Community News will be undergoing changes over the next few weeks to make our site more engaging and interactive! You'll be able to watch the changes as we modify...