Thursday, January 27, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maple Valley MS Production of ‘Cinderella’ Opens March 22

Maple Valley Middle School is preparing for its production of 'Cinderella,' with performances on March 22, 23, 29, and 30 at Maple View Middle...

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 Crash Kills One, Critically Injures Another

Last night at 8:40pm, a fatality crash occurred at SE 251st and Maple Valley-Black Diamond RD SE (SR 169). The investigation is ongoing, but King...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kentridge Players’ ‘Into the Woods’ Opens May 1

Kentridge Players' Spring Musical is 'Into the Woods,' opening this Wednesday, May 1, and will run through Saturday, May 11. Performances are at Kentridge...

‘Funhouse MacBeth’ Opens at Kentwood High

High School Drama choices are plenty this spring, including the opening of Kentwood Drama's rendition of 'Funhouse Macbeth." Performances run Thursday-Friday from May 2-11...

Enjoy the Fourth!

Of course, we all know (or should know!) about the grand fireworks display Seattle puts on over Lake Union at Gas Works Park, but...

Long-standing Neighbor Peggy Joyce Nesland Passes

Peggy Joyce Nesland was born in Chester, Illinois, on Valentine’s Day 1936. She attended Southern Illinois University before working as a telephone switchboard operator...

Protected: Discount Maid Service Ad Proof

Fairwood Community News Ad Proof July 26, 2019 ©2019 Fairwood Community News Greetings! For your convenience, this is a proof of your customized ad for Fairwood Community...

Renton River Days Begins!

Renton's top event of the season begins today! This annual multi-day family festival and celebration of community pride is a time to gather with family,...

Recent Fairwood Area Home Sales

Two weeks of home sales shown in the chart above reflects the greatest number of home sales since we've been tracking the numbers. Recorded...

Fourth of July Fireworks House Fire Leaves Family Homeless

Heading into Fourth of July, a stray firework resulted in a house fire that has potentially destroyed a home. Around 11:30 last night, emergency calls...

Armed Kentwood Students Arrested, School Locked Down

This morning, the City of Covington posted an alert on their official social media page regarding an arrest on the Kentwood High School Campus....

FUMC Annual 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 7, from...

Fairwood Neighbors Show Peaceful Support of Black Lives Matter

While we've been taking a bit of a hiatus from covering news in the Fairwood area, we couldn't miss the opportunity to document our...

Free Face Masks at Northwood Today

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn and Fire District 40 are partnering this Thursday, August 20 to give out thousands of both disposable and reusable...

Fairwood Virtual Town Hall Meeting Set for Tonight

King County Council Member Reagan Dunn will host the first of two virtual Town Halls with Fairwood area residents tonight, September 21, from 7-9...

Sheriff’s Fairwood Storefront Office Safe, for Now

Front-of-mind concerns to Fairwood area neighbors was the news that the King County biennial budget would eliminate King County Sheriff's storefront office, located in...

Kentridge Players Goes Virtual with The Laramie Project October 15-17

Even during the country's COVID crisis, the show will go on for the Kentridge Players. The Laramie Project moves to a virtual setting, with...

Bloodworks Donation Pop-Up Runs Nov. 3-5

Fairwood Golf & Country Club and Bloodworks Northwest will again partner in an effort to support local hospitals and patients with a Fairwood blood drive...