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Welcome Newsies! 

This is your home for everything about your membership. We will share information on upcoming events, photo galleries, videos of behind-the-scenes views of stories and some queries about what you like to see in our coverage. 

Your Benefits:

  • Unlimited access to our email newsletters and website; no registration pop-ups when logged in
  • Quarterly eNewsletter, Extra! Extra!, from the Observer Newsroom
  • Invitations to member-only events (see the growing list of events below) to learn more about local issues and the community
  • Opportunities to connect with our journalists and give feedback
  • And more coming soon! 

Upcoming Exclusive Newsie Events

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 | Season Preview and State of the Arts
Hear from a panel of arts leaders from the top organizations in town about what they have planned for the upcoming season and the state of their organizations as they work through the pandemic. Enjoy the Arts Advocate Gallery and see their latest exhibits. 
Wine and light snacks will be served.
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Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 | Sarasota City Update from City Manager
As development rapidly continues in the City of Sarasota, hear from Sarasota City Manager Marlon Brown about the important projects and initiatives the City has in store for 2022.
Wine and light snacks will be served.
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Sunday, Mar. 20, 2022 | Observer Cup  
Your opportunity to win two tickets to an exclusive polo event with catered gourmet lunch at the Sarasota Polo Club. Five winners will be chosen.
Enter to Win!

Thursday, April 21, 2022 | Lakewood Ranch: Future of Development
Registration coming soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Wine and Wisdom
More information to come.

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022| Candidate Forum
More information to come.

and more....

Past Events

Wine & Wisdom | Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021: Learn more about The Bay project from Bay Chair and Fellow Newsie Cathy Layton
Bayfront leader shares update on park plans

Newsroom Tour | Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021: Newsroom Tour
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our coverage from Publisher Emily Walsh and Executive Editor Kat Hughes.

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