We are writing a book about Sarasota Sister Cities. The authors include the Sarasota Sister Cities Board Members and Past Presidents Tom Halbert, Bill Wallace, Linda Rosenbluth, Carla Rayman, and Hope Byrnes; and Board Members Gayle Maxey, Fred Bloom and David Harralson.


If you would like to edit portions of the document please copy the section into Word. Then make your changes and email them to Craig Hullinger at sarasotasistercities@gmail.com.


Several of our Board Members continue to edit the book. It will likely take several more months to complete. After it is complete we can put a link to it from our website and blogs and email it to our members and potential members. It is primarily designed to be an EBook, but we can of course print it if we wish. And we will have the document online, and future Boards can update it. We may sell it on Amazon to give it more exposure.


Some of our Sister Cities have a great deal more information to impart than newer Sister Cities. We probably don't want 70 pages devoted to one sister city in the book while another city has only a few pages. So if one Sister City collects a great amount of info and photos we may keep a summary in the book and a link to the other file. This document could grow into its own EBook or EBooklet. This first one we created was for Tel Mond, Tel Mond Sarasota. So Tel Mond authors, fire away and put the kitchen sink in this one.

Any CD who thinks they would like a longer additional separate document let us know and we will create one. It will take a number of edits and improvements before the book will be complete.

Thank you for your review and effort.






 

You can take photos and text from our online sites.

Web...............sarasotasistercities.org 

Facebook.......facebook.com/SarasotaSisterCities

Pinterest........pinterest.com/sarasotasister

Twitter........... twitter.com/#!/SarasotaSisterC

LinkedIn.......  linkedin.com/in/sarasotasistercities

Email...........  sarasotasistercities@gmail.com


The following blogs were used by Sarasota Sister Cities. Some of them are still in use today while others are of value for the history of the organization.


historysarasotasistercities.blogspot.com


Sister City Blogs

dunfermlinesarasota.blogspot.com


hamiltonsarasota.blogspot.com

meridasarasota.blogspot.com

perpignansarasota.blogspot.com

rapperswil-jonasarasota.blogspot.com

telmondsarasota.blogspot.com

bussetosarasota.blogspot.com

vladimirsarasota.blogspot.com

xiamensarasota.blogspot.com


bigperpignan.blogspot.com

telmondsarasota1.blogspot.com

sarasotavladimir.blogspot.com

rapperswil-jonasarasota.blogspot.com


Sustainable Economic Development

sarasotasistercities.com

sarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

economicdevelopmentreports.blogspot.com

greensarasota.blogspot.com

sustainablesarasota.blogspot.com

sarasotasistercitiesdevelopment.blogspot.com

sarasotatownsquare.blogspot.com

sarasotasustainabledevelopment.blogspot.com

http://sarasotacityplanning.blogspot.com

bradenrivertrail.blogspot.com


Newsletters   

bridgestotheworldssc.blogspot.com


Photos    

photossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

bigphotossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

galaobserver.blogspot.com


Communication / Social Media

videossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

sistercitiessocialmarketing.blogspot.com

socialnetworkingreport.blogspot.com

sscsocialmarketing.blogspot.com

eventssarasostasister.blogspot.com


Miscellaneous

sistercitysongs.blogspot.com

birdsofsarasota.blogspot.com

sunsetssarasota.blogspot.com

sscnewsletter.blogspot.com

sscplan.blogspot.com

policydocuments.blogspot.com

sscitiesnew.blogspot.com

sscgraphic.blogspot.com

germansistercity.blogspot.com

germansarasota.blogspot.com

Logosssc.blogspot.com

warandpeacesarasota.blogspot.com


 

Big Photos

 

Sarasota Bay






Sarasota Bay From Selby Gardens

Photo by Gayle Maxey



Kids in Sarasota


Nice Photo by Irv Lesser, Sarasota



DID YOU KNOW?

 

DID YOU KNOW?
Sarasota named one of the TOP places not just in the United States, but also in the world!
Read Sarasota's feature in the Herald TribuneU.S. News Ranking, and TIME Magazine.


From the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce

https://www.sarasotachamber.com/


July 2021

Report for the Month:


Under Construction In Our Metro Area - Lakewood Ranch

Real estate values are rising very rapidly in our metro area. Our region is growing rapidly. This is reflective of our strong economy, and also the number of affluent retirees moving into our region. They have already earned their retirement income, and they bring in a demand for health services, paid for by insurance and Medicare.

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Prices are rising in the two-county area because supply remains limited. The Sarasota County median sales price for single-family homes reached a new record with a median price of $407,000 in May 2021, a 36.6 percent increase from last year. As for Manatee County, the median price for single-family homes was $400,000 in May, a year-over-year increase of 23.1 percent.

https://www.ourtownsarasota.com/local-housing-market-delayed-by-stay-at-home/

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Realtor Association Reports Record-Low Inventory, Record-High Prices

The median price for a single-family home in Sarasota County is $407,000; in Manatee County, it’s $400,000.

Record-low inventory has resulted in record-high prices in the Sarasota and Manatee housing market. According to data from Florida Realtors and compiled by the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), May 2021 shows an increase in sales from the same time last year, with single-family homes closing within a median of just six days. Realtors in Sarasota and Manatee counties reported a total of 2,584 closed sales in May, an 84.7 percent increase from the same month last year, with 100 percent of properties closing at or above the original list price. Condo cash sales increased by 250 percent in Manatee County and by 152.8 percent in Sarasota. For single-family homes, cash sales increased by 168.9 percent in Manatee and by 154 percent in Sarasota.

https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/home-and-real-estate/2021/06/realtor-association-reports-record-low-inventory-record-high-prices

Other major public improvements include:

Selby Gardens: https://selby.org/about/selby-gardens-master-plan2/

The Bay: https://www.thebaysarasota.org/

Legacy Trail: https://www.friendsofthelegacytrail.org/

We continue our work on various projects:

Our Economic Development Website www.sarasotasistercities.com

Our Gift Catalog giftsforsarasota.blogspot.com

Proposed Tourism Animation animationsarasota.blogspot.com

Proposed Town Square  sarasotatownsquare.blogspot.com

Our Sustainable Economic Development Strategy sarasotasustainabledevelopment.blogspot.com

Our Photo Blog photossarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

Our History historysarasotasistercities.blogspot.com

Our Videos sscvideocompetition.blogspot.com



We are writing a  book about Sarasota Sister Cities.  The authors include the Sarasota Sister Cities Board Members and Past Presidents Tom H...