FAU team dentist, Dr. Richard Staller, will be the recipient of the first Presidential Medallion awarded by president Mary Jane Saunders at the December FAU commencement.
Ruth Madoff, wife of convicted swindler Bernie Madoff has dyed her hair red and is reported living in obscurity in Boca Raton, dependent upon relatives for support.
A group of five Palm Beach firefighter/paramedics took home the first-place team title at the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge world championship in Myrtle Beach. Their win marks the first time in the history of the sport for a team to win both nationals and worlds in the same year.
As he has for the past 14 years, Wayne Barton will be once again sponsoring a free Thanksgiving dinner for 1,500 children and volunteers as well as donations are needed to make the event on Nov. 22 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. a success. Donations, including cash can be sent to the Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 N. E. 14th st. just east of Federal Highway and north of Glades Road, from 7 to 7 weekdays and 9 to noon on Saturday. Call 620.6203 to volunteer to help.
The extension of Lyons Road from West Atlantic Avenue to Boynton Beach Boulevard will be put out to bid on Nov. 23 for the 3.2 mile project.
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, Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, Palm Beach Pops Executive Director and Central Animal Hospital’s new vet. Tune in anytime.
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. Members of the Margate Chamber will also participate. Details are at www.westbocachamber.com or call 561.482.9333.
Winston Churchill, Walking with Destiny, narrated by Academy Award Winner Sir Ben Kingsley, is the fundraising film of the Simon Wiesenthal center at the Cinemark Premiere theatre on Tuesday, November 30, followed by a dessert reception. RSVP to Tamar Kohn Marks at 305.935.2280 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boca Raton Children’s Museum will be sponsoring the 17th annual “Breakfast with Santa”, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 498 Crawford Blvd. featuring live music, real snow, multi-cultural crafts, entertainment, cartoon sketches, fresh orange juice and photos with Santa. Reservations at $9 each are required by calling 368.6875.
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.
Temple Beth Shira 5th annual Yard Sale will be Sunday December 19th from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 912-1453 for one of the only 200 spaces available. 5,000 attended last year/ They expect 6,000 this year.
The swing and jazz preservation society season kicked off Tuesday at the Spanish River Church. The next concert is Dec. 21. Tickets are $18 for members, $26 for nonmembers. Subscriptions are available at $102 for six shows. Membership in the society is $30 the first year, $25 every year thereafter. Spanish River Church is at 2400 Yamato Road. Call 561-499-9976 or visit http://www.swingandjazzpreservationsociety.org.
The Ultimate Jersey Boys tribute concert, Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons will be the Temple Beth Shira fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School. Call 912-1453 for the $35 tickets.
Movies opening this week include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Next Three Days and Cool It. Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend with your family and loved ones.
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 email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.