Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Nov. 11, 2010

Thursday is Veterans Day. Display your flags and be at a program honoring all our veterans.
The Best of Boca is Thursday at Boca Center on Military Trail.
The salute to Nat King Cole honoring Johnny Mathis at the Boca Resort and Club Beach Club has been cancelled.
Congressman elect Alan West has chosen radio talk show host Joyce Kaufman to be his Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C.
The city of Boca Raton has abandoned plans to annex any adjacent communities.
The Florida Department of Transportation is planning to improve Federal Highway between Glades and Yamato roads. The project will take about a year and will also include repaving the pavements; creating bike lanes on the shoulders; median landscaping; putting in curb ramps for the disabled and installing video detection wiring for the red-light cameras the city is planning to install. The project should also improve but not completely solve drainage problems in areas prone to flooding. Bids will be let in February for the actual work, and FDOT will try and minimize disruption to businesses during construction by providing access.
New Law: If a patrol car is pulled over to the side of the road, you have to change to the next lane (away from the stopped vehicle) or slow down to at least 20 mph under the posted speed limit. Every state except Hawaii and Maryland and the D.C. has this law.
Among the guests on barry epstein live Friday at 10 a.m. on www.wrpbitv.com are Palm Beach Post gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, New Times investigative reporter Bob Norman, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy and author of Charity Bashed, Sharon Geltner. Tune in anytime during the week.
Vices: A love Story is in preview performances and opens Friday, Nov. 12 at the Caldwell Theatre. Visit www.caldwelltheatre.com for tickets or call 561.241.7432.
The renovated Publix at the Gardens Shops in West Boca opens Nov. 13.
The new Broadway production of Burn the Floor opens Tuesday, Nov. 16 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Cane is still showing at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
On the Town is running through Dec. 5 at the Stage Door theatre. Call 954.344.7765 for info.
The November 23 network of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce is on a Tuesday this month due to Thanksgiving and will be held at the Bluefin Sushi Thai Grill hosted by General Manager David Teitlebaum in Parkland Town Center. The Parkland, Coral Springs, Margate and Coconut Creek Chambers have been invited to participate. Details are at www.westbocachamber.com or call 561.482.9333.
The 34th annual City of Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade will be Saturday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. from the C-15 canal (Boca-Delray city limits) south to the Broward County line, sponsored by Summit Brokerage, The Boca Raton Resort & Club, Marine Industries of PBC, barry r. epstein associates and others.
Point of personal privilege: I want to thank all my friends who have expressed their condolences on the death of my son Larry in Orlando. He was 45 years old and died in his sleep of a heart condition. He had so many friends and never met a stranger. Everyone instantly gravitated to him by his outgoing personality. He founded and was the president of the Central Florida Cleveland Browns Fan Club and built it up to thousands of members, all gathering together on a Sunday afternoon to watch the Browns play. He was a graduate of the University of Miami and loved both teams. I like to think that both their wins last Sunday was somewhat due to Larry looking down on his beloved Browns and Canes. Over 200 of you were at my house Sunday and I sincerely appreciated those who took the time to console me and my family. A number of people have asked about a memoriam and donations can be sent to the University of Miami Heart Project at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Keep those you love close and let them know every day how you feel. Life is short, but no parent should have to bury a child. For those who share in my grief, I know how you feel. Hopefully no one else should ever have to know those emotions. Thank you all.
Don’t miss Inside Job about the economy and how we got where we are. Four stars.
Movies opening this week include Unstoppable, Three and a half stars; Morning Glory, Three stars and Skyline.
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 (www.westbocachamber.com), with a weekly internet television show on www.wrpbitv.com. His website is www.publicrelations.nu and his email is pr@publicrelations.nu. His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: http://barrys-journal.blogspot.com/. You can friend him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barryepstein or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to: bocaspindoctor@gmail.com.

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