While businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations may post their information on the new City of Brazil Web site free of charge, local residents aren't the only ones checking out what's new in the area.
Mayor Tom Arthur recently announced he received an e-mail from a cyber surfer in Brazil, South America. The message was sent from Fernando Sartorelli, who wrote he is a resident of Guarulhos, a city of 1,200,000 in the state of Sao Paulo. He also mentioned his interest in setting up a golf club as well as interest in local industries.
Since Jan. 1, there have been 116 new visitors to the Web site and 23 return visitors for a total of 139 hits. Those browsing the city's site hale from Canada as well as South America, and within the United States, Illinois, North Carolina, Washington, Connecticut, Georgia, New York, Texas, Washington and Indiana. In the state, visitors are checking out the Web site from Terre Haute, Westfield, Evansville and Greencastle.
Groups interested in being included on the Web site should contact the Mayor's Office at City Hall at 443-2221. Ken Michael, Chief Dispatcher for the Brazil Police Dept., has been responsible for creating the Web site that is currently active at
Arthur said he would also like to plan a special celebration, a kind of grand opening, for the official launch of the Web site. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be conducted in Council Chambers at City Hall and is open to the public at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8 prior to the City Council meeting.