Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Luminarias brighten holiday

From dusk until 10 p.m. tonight, a New Town neighborhood will brighten Christmas Eve with luminarias lighting up Linda Avenue.

Residents will light their street for the third consecutive year with candles held in paper bags.

Keys Energy Services has agreed to turn off the neighborhood's street lights to enhance the glow.

"All of us on Linda Avenue invite you to dim your lights and take a drive down our street and enjoy the luminarias," said Marci McGee.

Cookies will be available.


Paint-filled balloons thrown

Police were summoned over the weekend to the 3700 block of Pearlman Court, where a man said a band of young boys had hurled balloons filled with paint at passing cars.

A 20-year-old man driving his father's brown 2012 Cadillac CTS said he caught some pink paint while driving on 18th Street before 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

The man said he washed pink paint off the driver's side rear door of the sedan and it had no damage. But he wanted to make a report, saying it is an ongoing issue with people being hit with the paint balloons "from the children who live in Poinciana Housing."


Free art workshops for mosaic

Workshops will be held in the Keys until a total of 400 small canvases are assembled into one mosaic.

Two free workshops are set for 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Morada Way Art School, 81549 Old Hwy., Islamorada, as part of the Florida Keys Council of the Arts mosaic project. Call Samantha at 305-900-9023.

In Big Pine Key, a workshop will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at Artists in Paradise Gallery, 221 Key Deer Blvd. A Jan. 9 workshop is set for a private home in Marathon from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 305-295-4369 for details.