Becoming An Observer

The Lakewood Observer is not like other papers. The paper you are holding is written by residents. We do not have a writing staff, we rely on submissions from you. Yes…you, your family, neighbors, and friends in the city.

Anyone in Lakewood is encouraged to write for this publication about anything in Lakewood! Write about what interests you. You may contribute regularly, on occasion, or once in a blue moon. It's totally up to you. If you think something should be covered, please do so and write it up. You can team up with classmates, colleagues, or friends if you don't want to go solo. If you want to share a news event, special event, opinion piece, recipe, poem, or just a photo. It's entirely up to you, and it's a piece of cake to do.

Submitting an article or photo is done completely online. Just go to home page at and click on "Member Center" at the left of the page. While on the home page, you can view our terms and conditions under "Policies."

We generally are interested in 200-500 word articles. Businesses are asked to refrain from solely promoting their business. That is what advertising is for, and we are here to help with that as well.

All submissions must be original. Our editorial staff will check for spelling and grammar and edit accordingly. Sometimes articles are shortened due to space constraints. We are always here to help you through the process if needed. Questions can be sent to:

Not interested in writing, but still have a voice to be heard? Then the Observation Deck is the place for you. Our on line forum welcomes you to throw a cheer out to something great happening in our fine city, or maybe a jeer about something that's not sitting well with you and you want to talk about it. Maybe you just have a question about something going on, at the "Deck" you are sure to find someone to offer answers. This is the place to discuss all things Lakewood.  We do ask that you use your real name and are respectful to others using and reading the deck. Just click on "Observation Deck Forum" and join. Like the paper, it's free.  

Just like taking photographs? Start a photoblog that appears in our online Photo Gallery. With so many ways to be involved in this unique community paper, isn't it time you started?

Thank you for picking up this paper and supporting the advertisers who make it possible.

Volume 13, Issue 5, Posted 6:18 PM, 03.07.2017