Friday, January 28, 2022

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...