"The Lake Desire Community Club is appreciative of having a place on the website to post our community updates. It is great to have our local Fairwood community information
one click away. Thanks for all of
your hard work on this website!"
- Heather Smith
Lake Desire Community Club
Fairwood-area residents now have the opportunity to read their local news
in Real Time.
Fairwood Community News, Inc. (www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com) is labeled as the Next-Generation News Source, current online newspaper, for the greater Fairwood area. Online newspaper Fairwood Community News includes information to residents from the City of Renton to Maple Valley, including student news from Renton, Kent and Tahoma School Districts.
“We’re extremely excited about the site's potential. The response so far is amazing,” said Publisher Tami Tedrow-Howard.
“This is a site that isn’t limited; anyone can access current local news online. Residents can obtain information 24/7,” said Tedrow-Howard.
“Additionally, the capabilities to further network the Fairwood area are limitless. We intend to engage communities in a comprehensive way. We want everyone to be involved and the site to be the online resource for news, and the network is expanding daily."
Working collaboratively with the community, Fairwood Community News' Vision is to be the primary resource for online information and news, engaging all residents in the greater Fairwood area.
The term “Fairwood” is loosely defined. “We’re targeting communities from Maple Valley Highway to the north and as far south as communities south of Kentridge High School. Readers should hover over our navigation bar to review the schools and communities we're interested in engaging. If more want to be involved, all they need to do is contact us. This is a powerful resource of Fairwood news for all,” said Tedrow-Howard.
Estimates are that the Fairwood area includes a population of over 25,000. "We're very excited about that potential readership size," said Tedrow-Howard. "We understand that this grass-roots news source's strength is dependent upon our readers."
Additional features include a local events calendar, and all can check the latest sports scores for local high schools.
Homeowner Classifieds are also offered at NO CHARGE.
“We’re being very fluid about the features that will be included on the site. We welcome reader input to help us shape the contents that will be useful, relevant and prompt readers to return to the site regularly,” said Tedrow-Howard.
HOAs Offered FREE Web Service
Another appealing element is that Fairwood Community News offers to provide a website for local HOAs AT NO CHARGE. “We understand that these groups can use a vehicle that will allow them to communicate with its residents. Why not offer them that resource in one place?” said Tedrow-Howard.
For an example of features HOAs may include, check out Fairwood West Homeowners Association, Candlewood Ridge/Carriagewood, or Lake Desire Home Pages.
To utilize this service, interested Homeowners Associations should contact Fairwood Community News at firstname.lastname@example.org to activate their site.
Residents within homeowners associations are encouraged to ask their boards to post Fairwood Community News information in their meeting minutes, email homeowners about the new site, and utilize the free website services.
Check Back Regularly
Fairwood-area residents should tag www.fairwoodcommunitynews.com as one of their “favorites” because the site will be updated often. “We are updating the site on a daily basis. Our neighbors should check back regularly so they won’t miss a thing,” said Tedrow-Howard.