On southwest Gulf coast, about 80 kilometres south of Tampa and a half-hour drive from St. Petersburg. Sub-tropical temperatures, averaging 361 days of sunshine a year. A cultural centre with many palatial homes, great beaches. 2007 population: 52,488.
1997 – Coordinated Elementary School Art Exhibit with Hamilton.
1998 – Conducted Video Bootcamp, with participation by high-school students rom Hamilton.
1999 – Sponsored Art on the Internet (with Bay Haven School, Sarasota) for students from Hamilton.
2001 – Sponsored “City in a Box” at Selby Library: Students from Hamilton, Perpignan, Santo Domingo, Tel Mond and Vladimir exchanged boxes filled with information about their cities.