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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ludlam Lights

     Our friends on the west side have spent years working to create a magnificent linear park, "The Ludlam Trail". The 6-mile chunk of land used to be a train route. The Trail is 2/3 of the way to becoming a reality but additional funding is needed.
 Six miles of real estate doesn't come cheap.

     Here's where you come in. 
You've invited to trod the trail (still owned by the train company) this Saturday, Dec. 10th. 
   Come, enjoy a walk on the Trail.

   Every year the good people working to create this new park stage a wonderful holiday event, "Ludlam Lights".  It enables you to visit the proposed park at twilight (5-7 pm), when it is aglow with hundreds of small lanterns. 
  It's a lovely event where you get some exercise, see your friends, and enjoy the hundreds of luminaires lighting the trail. There will be a lantern contest and free beer as well.  
    This year, participants will help set out the lanterns to light things up.  That, and the event itself, begin at 5 pm.  There will be bands along the trail and a parade at six.  Last year over 600 participants enjoying this family-friendly event and this year promises to be bigger.
    The forecast for Saturday is a crispy wintery evening with temperatures dipping into the high 60's.   Brrrr.   There will be plenty of parking in the South Miami High School
parking lot, 6856 SW 53 St.
  Francesca and I are going when the sun sets. We hope to see you when the luminaires begin to glow. 


     The public memorial service for the former attorney general (and former Grand Marshall of the King Mango  Strut) will be held this Sunday, December 11, 11 a.m., at the Kendall campus of Miami-Dade College, in the Theodore Gibson Health Center. 

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