Since I am a resident of Florida- for many years, my comment on the weather should surprise no one. Perhaps two or three days of moderately cold weather has not marred the constant warmth and beauty of this region. In addition Sarasota is the cultural center of, at the least, the south. We live amidst arts and performances every week. We have easy access to restaurants, arts activities, beaches, shopping. But we must not forget that this is a viable city with many retirees, of course, and also young people, families, many in need. Our human services and social organizations and investments assist many disadvantaged children, families, elderly, other individuals, including former service men and women. We have a very philanthropic, aware community.