A WORD WITH THE PUBLISHER: Happy birthday to us!



This month, The Observer celebrates its 125th birthday. The anniversary date is May 14, 1887. Back then it was called The Arlington Observer and it cost only three cents! The front-page edition still hangs in our front office.

Over the years the newspaper industry has changed drastically. Computers have made our job much easier, especially when compared to the old paste-up days. But some things have stayed the same. The Observer is still maintaining its family tradition by producing a weekly paper that focuses on the community’s needs.

We’re also helping local businesses to prosper via our skilled advertising and marketing strategies.

I want to thank everyone for supporting this paper over the years. It’s been a wonderful journey.

Happy birthday, Observer!