Saturday, October 23, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Oct. 14, 2010

U. S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek was asked by the Peoples PAC of Palm Beach County to withdraw from the race. Meek cancelled a meeting yesterday with Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson, who is calling a press conference today and is expected to endorse Charlie Crist who received the endorsement of Robert Kennedy yesterday also.
Not only was Ron Klein at the fundraiser that President Obama attended at Alonzo Mourning’s $12.5 million, 8 bedroom, 8 bath, 13,000 square foot home in Coral Gables Monday night, but so was Congressman Ted Deutch, both of whom spoke at the West Boca Chamber of Commerce breakfast sponsored by Sacks Sax Caplan at Boca Lago Country Club. President Obama slipped up, calling Klein Ron Klaine, veep Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff and a strong ally for Israel. Joining Mourning were Miami Heat players Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and former L.A. Laker and NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. The event reportedly raised $1 million for Congressional Democrats. At the Lynn University debate with Allen West, Klein pointed out West didn’t answer questions put to him directly. Polls say the race is very close.
Abu Dhabi, Munich, and Madrid were the first places to get ATM machines that dispense gold bars. Next up for the gold ATM is America, and the first two cities to get the machines are Las Vegas and Boca Raton. That's right, the city famous for 4 o'clock dinners is now getting the world's best example of on-the-go bling. The company installing the machine in Boca hasn't announced the location. But it's time to start preparing for what to do once it arrives. You don't want to just stuff bullion under your bed.
Support Forgotten Soldiers Outreach at a fun-filled football themed party on Sunday, October 17th from 12:30PM to 6PM at the new Neighborhood Sports Bar and Grill in Boca Raton. When you arrive, "Throw for the Soldiers." Show off your best quarterback moves in our football toss. It's only $1 a throw and all proceeds benefit FSO. For each winning throw you will receive 15% off your next food bill at Neighborhood Sports Bar, limit five wins per person. Neighborhood will be serving a buffet for the event at $15 per person, with one-third being donated to FSO. The sports bar will also provide tickets for 15% off your next dinner for those guests who bring four or more items that the soldiers need. The specific items must be: beef jerky, batteries, powdered drink mixes, disposable cameras, baby wipes, or travel size only of mouthwash, baby powder, dental floss and shaving cream. For more information or to reserve a table for a specific game during the day, please call The Neighborhood Sports Bar at 561-241-6081. 6450 N. Federal Highway.
She is IN IT TO END IT! Lynn Fedoriw of Boca Raton will join together with thousands of dedicated women and men in the upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte, to raise funds and awareness to help defeat breast cancer and support those facing the disease. Lynn will participate in the noncompetitive event by completing a marathon and a half (39.3 miles) over the weekend of October 23 24, 2010. This is her third time participating in the Avon Walk and she is training hard and raising funds in preparation for the event. Lynn Fedoriw has set a fundraising goal of $2,500. To make a donation, contact Lynn Fedoriw by email to or donate on-line at her Avon Walk web-site
The October 28 West Boca Chamber network will be at Southwinds Golf Course. Costs and information is on RSVP to The Nov. 9 breakfast, sponsored by, will feature noted political consultant and Lynn University professor Dr. Robert Watson on what the election results mean to us.
The second West Boca Women in Business monthly network and luncheon, Nov. 3 will feature “Growing Your KASH Box” presented by Nancy Proffitt, The Profitable Business Coach, 11:30 am. to 1 pm, City Fish Market,7940 Glades Road (at the turnpike). RSVP to or call 482.9333.
The 6th season of Culture and Cocktails returns on Monday, November 8, with Back Stage Whispers: A Conversation with Show Biz Veterans, including Andrew Kato of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, former NYC Ballet principal dancer Philip Neal, director/choreographer Kimberly Dawn Smith and theater reviewer Hap Erstein. 5 to 7 p.m. at Cafe Boulud, Palm Beach. Sponsored by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. $35 per person. Call 561.472.3330 for further information.
Movies opening this week include Nowhere Boy, Red, Jackass 3D, I Want Your Money and Heartbreaker.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is and his email is His blog is also on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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