Saturday, October 9, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Oct. 7, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Oct. 7, 2010
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear pink to show your support.
Elections are Nov. 2. You can vote absentee or early also. If you have any questions regarding election information, you can contact the Supervisor of Elections office in West Palm Beach by phone at 561-656-6500 or by email at or visit the website:
Office Depot headquarters has received gold-level certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance rating system.
Congratulations to West Boca Boy Scout Zach Winograd on achieving Eagle Scout rank.
Congratulations to Boca resident Deborah Bernstein on winning Mrs. U.S. Continental title.
County Commissioner Steven L. Abrams announced that the Board approved a contract for the installation of new guardrails on numerous roads throughout Palm Beach County including along canals on Military Trail and in West Boca. In addition, the contractor is a Palm Beach County business with 100% of the work to be performed by them and their in-county subcontractors. “While cost is important in the bidding process, the county remains committed to hiring local businesses,” added Abrams. The project will also include the resetting of some existing rails.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital received a $10 million donation from Palm Beach County philanthropist and businesswoman Christine E. Lynn to create a woman’s health center. The hospital board member’s gift established the Christine E. Lynn Women’s Health & Wellness Institute.
The National Fire Prevention Association has declared October 3-9, 2010 as Fire Prevention Week. Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Departments Community Education Section offers many programs to assist in reminding and teaching all of us what we can do to stay safe and avoid the dangers of fires that can threaten our families and our homes. For more information, you can either contact Fire Rescue’s Community Education Section at 561-616-7033 or visit their website:
The Department of Visual Arts and Art History at the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters invites you to the Florida Atlantic University Fine Arts Festival Saturday, October 9 through Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center and Schmidt Center Gallery Public Space, Boca Raton Campus, featuring art and design work by FAU students and professional artists. For more information, call 561.297.3871 or e-mail
Clive Cholerton, Artistic Director of the Caldwell theatre has a terrific line up for the season. First up, this Saturday Oct. 8 is Club Caldwell. Then the season opens with Vices: A Love Story from Nov. 7-Dec 12; Clybourne Park, Jan. 2-Feb.6; Next Fall, Feb. 20-Mar.27; and God of Carnage, April 10-May 14. Get your season tickets NOW! Call 877-245-7432 or visit Group rates are also available.
The Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival: A Culinary Affair is Sunday, Oct. 10 from 5 pm to 10:30 p.m. “in the heart of Boca Raton”, on East Camino Real. Ticket prices include all wine and food tastings, 70 of South Florida’s’ top Chefs, celebrity Chefs, live entertainment, etc. Purchase tickets online at or call 338.7594.
Congressmen Ron Klein and Ted Deutch will “Report From Washington” at the October 12 second Tuesday breakfast of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce sponsored by Sachs Sax Caplan at Boca Lago Country Club. Costs and information is on RSVP to The October 28 network will be at Southwinds Golf Course and 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 Soroptimist International of Boca Raton sponsors the 37th annual "Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast" on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 7:30am to 9:30am at Boca West Country Club. Tickets are $45. For further information, visit
The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce second Thursday breakfast is Oct. 14 at the Country Club of Boca Raton. Details at or call 395.4433.
Movies opening this week include Waiting for Superman, Let Me In, Secretariat, Life As We Know it, It’s Kind Of A Funny Story, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, My Soul To Take 3D, Never Let Me Go, Nowhere Boy and Buried.
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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