Many people attended a lecture titled “The Havana Cigar Goes Global” Wednesday night on the University of Florida Campus. The 2011 Bacardi Family Lecture had a great turnout as it looked into the significance, history, and future of the Havana cigar. Jean Stubbs is the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar for Spring 2011. She spoke about her journey around the world learning about Cuban cigars. The event took place inside the George S. Smathers Library located on the University of Florida campus.
Parts of North Central Florida started the process of recovering from Hurricane Irma by picking up storm debris around several zones in the region. The pickup process after Hurricane Hermine in 2016 took about two weeks, but there is no estimate for how long this one will take.