Cuba teachers gathered at Hood Park on May 19 to celebrate the end of the 2019-20 school year with students after not having seen each other in person for two months after in-person classes were suspended due to the ongoing pandemic. School staff lined the old racetrack at the park, while students and their parents drove through and waived at each other.
After a several month delay due to the coronavirus, the Cuba City Council has finally passed an “administrative warrant” ordinance. Also during its meeting on May 19, the council made it illegal to live in a recreational vehicle in the city and approved two other new ordinances.
Cuba High School awarded over $36,000 in local scholarships to the graduating class of 2020. The scholarship celebration was scheduled to take place on Friday, May 15 but was canceled due to social distancing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
What a difference two weeks and 100 feet make. At its May 5 meeting, the Cuba City Council rejected a proposed ordinance to vacate the end of Commerce Avenue in the Cuba Industrial Park so a medical marijuana manufacturer could fence the area as part of its security measures. During last week’s council meeting on May 19, the council approved the idea.
Viva Cuba wants to remind Cuba area residents that there is still time to participate in the group’s 36th Annual Cuba Trash Bash, which was scheduled for Saturday but canceled due to the pandemic. Although COVID-19 prevents people from gathering as a group to pick up trash, organizers have asked everyone to pitch-in and pick-up trash as part of a clean-up month in Cuba.