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Photo by Piotr Zabinski. Ryszard Zabinski, son of the heroic Warsaw zookeepers in his Warsaw apartment, is the subject of a new movie documentary, "Safe Haven, the Warsaw Zoo," by local producers Richard and Gary Lester and Charlie Carlson.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- "Safe Haven, the Warsaw Zoo" the latest Holocaust documentary from Blue Heron International Pictures, has become a blockbuster hit around the world since its release last March.

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ORMOND BEACH -- The Daytona Beach chapter of the Florida Motion Picture & Television Association will officially re-open 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Cinematique Theater at the Book Store Cafe, 410 S. Nova Road in Ormond Beach.

"I look forward to being in this new meeting place," said FMPTA President Carole Ferrill, who will be on hand to officially re-open and
re-organize the chapter.

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Courtesy photo. Richard Lester, an algebra teacher at New Smrna Beach High School, appeared 20 years ago in the movie western, "Silverado," which was broadcast May 30 on Turner Classic Movies.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Weekdays for 10 months out of the year, film-maker Richard Lester teaches ninth-grade algebra at New Smyrna Beach High School.

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Courtesy photo. The official poster and T-shirt designs for the Seaside Fiesta were created by watercolor artist Judy Shiilinburg of Destin for the June 18  street party on Flagler Avenue.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Judy Shillingburg's watercolor, "Seaside Fiesta," was selected for the 21st annual Flagler Avenue Seaside Fiesta poster and T-shirt, the marquee symbols for the Seaside Fiesta.

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Courtesy photo. This is one of painter Jim Draper's works on exhibit, starting today at the Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. The exhibit is free.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Each month one of the 57 artists represented by Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles, the downtown New Smyrna Beach art gallery, is featured in a solo exhibition. During the month of May, the gallery will feature Jacksonville painter Jim Draper.

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Courtesy photo. Danny Veltri, 23, of Edgewater, and an executive chef at Flip Flops in New Smyrna Beach, is in the finals of Fox reality TV show's "Hell's Kitchen."

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Danny Veltri showed he can take the heat of Hell's Kitchen, cooking his way into the finals of the Fox reality TV show.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Gallery Group of Flagler Avenue is seeking professional artists in any medium to participate in the* "Paint Out" Art Walk* from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 23 in New Smyrna Beach. Artists who can demonstrate their artistic technique are especially invited to attend.

Artist are also sought for upcoming Art Walks: June, "Waterworks"; July, "Christmas in July"; August, "Surf's Up"; September, "All That Jazz"; October, "Fantasy Works Halloween Spooktacular"; November, "Christmas Village"; and December, "Special Christmas Celebration."

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- April has arrived, and with it, Earth Month. A "Recycled Art Walk" will be held on Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Saturday, April 25.

The Citizens Resource Group on Recycling will be on hand to present information about recycling in our community and what you can specifically do to help our environment: "Think Globally, Act Locally."

The Atlantic Center for the Arts Volunteer League will man a table and children will be shown how to make art with recycled materials. ACA will also offer information about their community programming.

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Photo by Sandi Carroll. Hoke Coleburn (Lawrence Benjamine) tells Daisy Werthan (Jane Taylor) that he can't drive her to temple because there has been a bombing in this particular scene from "Driving Miss Daisy," which opens Thursday at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach.

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PORT ORANGE -- The 36th annual All-County Jazz Band and Orchestra Festival will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Spruce Creek High School, 801 Taylor Road.

The concert, featuring more than 100 musicians from Volusia County public schools, is free of charge to the public.

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