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Join the Neighborhood

Introducing Newsies — the Observer's membership program.

Our 100% local content helps you stay engaged and connected with your community. And now we've created this program to allow readers to form a stronger connection with our newsroom and each other. 

Your membership supports independent local journalism here, at home, in your neighborhood.*

Membership benefits include:

  • 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! 

2022 Upcoming Events

  • Jan.: Season Preview with local arts directors
  • Feb.: Vision for Downtown Sarasota
  • Mar.: Observer Cup, opportunity to win tickets to exclusive polo event
  • Apr.: Lakewood Ranch: Future of Development
  • May: Wine and Wisdom;
  • Aug.: Candidate Forum
  • and more....

Questions? Call 941-366-3468 or [email protected]

*Don't worry — we're still free and always will be.