The painting of “Our Heritage” by Anastasia Kushnir, a 13-year-old middle school student from Vladimir, Russia was acclaimed “best  of show” by Kevin Dean, director of galleries at Ringling School of Art and Design. Student artwork from Sarasota's Sister Cities created for the Hands of Heritage Fest in 2003 were exhibited again at the Ringling School of Art & Design in March of 2004.

"Our Heritage", by Anastasia Kushnir, of the Children’s Art School in Vladimir, Russia which was exhibited at the Hands of Heritage Fest at the Robarts Areana in Sarasota in Sarasota & Vladimir have been twinned since 1994

Sarasota Sister Cities President Linda Rosenbluth and Stewart K. Etherington, President of the Eisenhower Foundation of Abilene, Kansas at the head table for  the special Sarasota Sister Cities luncheon was held at the Quay as one of the events for the 100th Aniversary of the founding of the city of Sarasota by Scots and the twinning of Sarasota with Dunfermline, Scotland in October 2002.  SSCA member Laura Flesch in foreground

Sarasota Sister Cities President Linda Rosenbluth and Stewart K. Etherington, President of the Eisenhower Foundation of Abilene, Kansas at the head table for the special Sarasota Sister Cities luncheon was held at the Quay as one of the events for the 100th Aniversary of the founding of the city of Sarasota by Scots and the twinning of Sarasota with Dunfermline, Scotland in October 2002. SSCA member Laura Flesch in foreground

Sarasota Sister Cities President Bill Wallace makes welcoming remarks at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Sarasota Sister Cities President Bill Wallace makes welcoming remarks at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Sarasota Mayor Mary Anne Servian & Susan Moir, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Dunfermline, Scotand, enjoy the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Sarasota Mayor Mary Anne Servian & Susan Moir, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Dunfermline, Scotand, enjoy the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Sid Krupkin entertains at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota.  Sid has written two songs about Sarasota Sister City relationships: "Sarasota & Hamilton Sunsets" and "Sarasota & Tel Mond"

Sid Krupkin entertains at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota. Sid has written two songs about Sarasota Sister City relationships: "Sarasota & Hamilton Sunsets" and "Sarasota & Tel Mond"

Laura Flesch, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Vladimir, Russia, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Laura Flesch, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Vladimir, Russia, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carol LaCentra, Sarasota Sister Cities vice president for Arts & Culture, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carol LaCentra, Sarasota Sister Cities vice president for Arts & Culture, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Alice Cotman, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Tel Mond, Israel, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Alice Cotman, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Tel Mond, Israel, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Theirry Chambon, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Perpignan, France, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Theirry Chambon, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Perpignan, France, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carol Furlong, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carol Furlong, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Susan Moir, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Dunfermline, Scotand, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Susan Moir, Sarasota Sister Cities director for relations with our twinned partner of Dunfermline, Scotand, gives a report at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Attendee, Betty Greenspan & May Meng at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Attendee, Betty Greenspan & May Meng at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carla Rayman welcome for an attendee at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carla Rayman welcome for an attendee at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Alice Cotman & Sid Krupkin at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Alice Cotman & Sid Krupkin at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carla Rayman, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President Steve Queior, Liliane Sealy-Schrock & Dr. Edward Williams at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

Carla Rayman, Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President Steve Queior, Liliane Sealy-Schrock & Dr. Edward Williams at the January 2006 Sarasota Sister Cities New Members orientation at Southgate Gourmet in Sarasota

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