WyoTech to host chamber event Tuesday
The Daytona Regional Chamber May Business After Hours event will be hosted by WyoTech Daytona, 470 Destination Daytona Lane, on Tuesday, May 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“WyoTech Daytona is delighted to host our second Chamber Business After Hours on May 19, “ said Kareena Salter, president. We are pleased to inform the chamber and its members that we are now a non-profit institution having recently been acquired by Zenith Education Group, a subsidiary of ECMC, Inc.

“We look forward to sharing our institutional values and programs with everyone as we strive to highlight our commitments to our active students as well as the students of our next class start on June 30, 2015.”

For more information, contact Jacqueline Hayman, special events coordinator at 386-523-3675 or visit

Poetry Slam series ends May 30 at Cinematique
The Daytona Beach arts cinema, Cinematique concludes its current Poetry Slam series on May 30. The competition, which begins at 9:30 p.m., is open to all spoken-word poets. First prize is $50, while second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift certificate. Admission for the evening is just $5.

Poetry slams are an opportunity for poets to show off their talent in competition. The first 12 poets to reserve a spot will be allowed to compete, but the general public is welcome to come and read a poem at the open mic that follows.

Joining the competitions will be Kevin Campbell, director of MACDeLand Slams, who will offer winning poets the chance to join his team and travel to national competitions. Local poet David B. Axelrod, director of the Creative Happiness Institute, will be there to emcee.

Cinematique is located at 242 South Beach St.

For competition rules, visit To compete, contact Axelrod at 386-337-4567 or email

Henry to speak at Stewart Memorial
Dr. Stephanie Henry, an international educational consultant and the wife of Daytona Beach Mayor Derek Henry, will be the Women’s Day speaker at 4 p.m. May 17 at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 317 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Daytona Beach.

A “WIG” event is scheduled at 3 p.m., Saturday, May 16. WIG stands for “Work It Girl.” A wig can be worn if desired. This is scheduled to be a fun afternoon of relaxation and fellowship. Included will be a brief message on stress reduction techniques.

New Smyrna Beach library showing free movies
The New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, will show free movies every Friday in May.

They include:
•“Lucy”: 2 p.m. May 15. A woman falls prey to sinister underworld forces, but gains superhuman abilities that allow her to strike back. Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star. Rated R, 89 minutes.
• “The Remaining”: 2 p.m. May 22. The rapture disrupts a young couple’s wedding, leaving them to fight for their lives in a world decimated by God’s wrath. Rated PG-13, 83 minutes.
•“The Song”: 2 p.m. May 29. An aspiring singer-songwriter’s life and marriage suffer when the song he writes for his wife propels him to stardom. Rated PG-13, 129 minutes.

For more information, call the library at 386-424-2910, option 4.

Stevenson, Hutson ready for re-election bids
Little more than a month after winning special elections, state Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, R-St. Johns, and Sen. Travis Hutson, R-Elkton, have opened campaign accounts to run for re-election, according to information posted Monday on the state Division of Elections website.

Stevenson will seek another term next year in House District 17, which includes the northern part of St. Johns County. She won an April 7 special election to replace former Rep. Ronald “Doc” Renuart, who unsuccessfully ran in Senate District 6.

Hutson won that seat after serving earlier in the House.

Senate District 6 includes St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam and part of Volusia counties and opened up after former Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, became president of Florida State University.

– News Service of Florida



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