Sunday, December 16, 2018

NEIGHBORHOODS

Tragic Fatal Fairwood Accident Takes Life of 71 Year-Old

Yesterday afternoon the Fairwood area was struck with a tragic motorcycle-car accident on Petrovitsky Road at Parkside Way SE, the access road to Petrovitsky...

Annual Community Chicken Barbecue This Saturday

Fairwood United Methodist Church will again fire up their huge, open pit barbecue to serve their ever-popular chicken dinner this Saturday, September 8, from...

Renton to Host Annual Day of Service this Saturday

The City of Renton will host their ninth annual Day of Service on Saturday, September 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., where volunteers engage...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kent School District Employee Arrested for Voyeurism

On October 26, officials with the Kent School district notified KCSO that a student at Northwood Middle School had found notes of a non-sexual...

Fairwood Lions Club’s Annual Christmas Tree Sales Benefit Community

If you haven't picked up your Christmas tree yet, don't forget to shop at the annual Fairwood Lions Club's tree lot at the CVAC...

Fairwood ‘Cocoa and Caroling’ and Food Drive Event Set for December 8

Carolers are invited to spread Christmas cheer to the neighborhood on Friday, December 8 at 6:30 pm, sponsored by the Fairwood Elementary PTSA. All will...

Fatal Windstorm Accident in Fairwood Neighborhood

Sergeant Jason Houck King County Sheriff's Office FCN Note: As best as we can tell, this accident occurred near Fairwood's Candlewood Ridge Park on 179th.  Our...

KR’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Fall Musical Plays Through November 18

Kentridge Players are in their second week of performances of the madcap musical "Peter and the Starcatcher.” The show is directed by Jennifer Grajewski...

Second Body Found at Fatal Fairwood Greens Fire

Sergeant Cindi West King County Sheriff's Office Fire Investigators were called to the house in the 16500 block of 146 Ave SE in Renton last Friday...

Cascade Area Martial Arts Owner Arrested for Child Rape, More Information Sought

Renton Police Department Renton, Washington – On October 11, Renton police arrested a man suspected of having sexual contact with an underage female student at...

Albertsons Scheduled to Close September 9, Hard Questions, Limited Answers

After reopening its doors for business just a year ago, Albertsons announced the closure of the store on September 9. We wanted to confirm the...

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