The very first newspaper edition of The Friday Flyer hit the streets in November 1990, exactly 25 years ago this month. That newspaper, printed with a full page black-and-white photo and a single spot color logo, was a combination of a newsletter the POA had been publishing in conjunction with the Canyon Lake Home Owners Club and the weekly 8.5×11 single-page flyer handed out to residents at the gates every Friday. The Friday Flyer, as we know it today as a community newspaper, was born.
Golding Publications had just begun as a business in a small office in the Canyon Lake Town Center in July of that year.
The publishing company had intended to focus on printing various high-end residential directories, including the Canyon Lake Residential Directory. The Association, though, approached the infant company and asked if it would take over the publication of its monthly newspaper.
After some negotiating, it was decided Golding Publications would publish the weekly Friday Flyer, combining the two existing POA publications into a single community newspaper.
The POA turned ownership of the newspaper over to Golding Publications in the 1990s and continued to pay the company through paid subscriptions in exchange for several pages of official POA-provided news content. That contract, after 24 years in existence in one form or another, was canceled by the POA the end of last year.
The Friday Flyer now embarks on its next 25 years providing an even more enhanced level of exclusive and informative coverage of Canyon Lake news and activities.