Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Jan. 13, 2011

Guests on barry epstein live friday at 10 a.m. on will be Jackie Mason, Jose Lambiet, Bob Norman, Kingsley Guy and Robert Watson. Over 32,200 viewers watch the show.
Mayor Susan Whelchel filed to run for a final term as Mayor of the City of Boca Raton. The city will also spend $200,000 to spruce up the Mizner Park amphitheatre. As reported in last week’s blog, the Mizner Park theatre is closed. Rumor is AMC will be operating it as they originally did.
Commissioner Steven Abrams announced that Palm Beach County has installed a camera at the Boca Raton Inlet at South Inlet Park and it is due to be operational via a wireless link by January 14th. The camera provides residents with an opportunity to view the current conditions of the inlet and the surrounding beach area and can be accessed at It captures up-to-date images of the area and is a useful tool especially for boaters, surfers and beachgoers. He also announced the state will be widening Palmetto Park Road between Military Trail and I-95 from 6 to 8 lanes. The project is expected to start in August and take two years to complete.
Gov. Charlie Crist is joining the powerhouse Morgan & Morgan law firm. The marriage, which had been anticipated, was formally announced at a law firm breakfast in Orlando. The firm is run by one of his long time political supporters, Democrat John Morgan. Crist, who received a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, made it clear he wanted to return to practicing law upon leaving office.
New 2011 Chair Jeff Karsin, American Financial Consultants, presided over his first meeting with Congressman Allen West as a guest of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce Tuesday breakfast, sponsored by West Boca Medical Center, along with nationally known motivator Bob Burg, at Boca Lago Country Club. Upcoming events include the West Boca Women’s lunch and network on Wednesday, Jan. 19 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. sponsored by Lynn Fedoriw, CPA at City Fish Market, with motivational consultant Tammy Saltzman speaking. The Jan. 27 fourth Thursday network from 5:30 to 7 p.m. will be at the offices of Alan C. Kauffman & Associates, 4400 N. Federal Highway, Suite 122, in the Sanctuary Tower, 1/4 mile south of Yamato. The Feb. 8 7:30 a.m. second Tuesday breakfast at Boca Lago Country Club, sponsored by Fresh Start Tax LLC will feature Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus. Details are on the newly redesigned website, where you will also find a membership application with reduced rates for 2011. Save the date for the Chambers annual scramble golf tournament on Friday the 13th of May at SouthWinds golf course. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 561. 482.9333 for details.
The Luxury Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business & Social Network for the affluent & purveyors of luxury goods & services this Monday, Jan. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bridge Hotel, 999 E. Camino Real. Register at or call 888-584-1119. Ask for discount for readers of this blog.
Unicorn Childrens Foundation is partnering with Lynn University in bringing an educational conference to the community, Transitions 2011: Options Beyond High School. The conference will be held on Friday, January 28, 2011 on the Lynn University campus in Boca Raton. If you have a child in middle or high school that has a developmental, communication, or learning disorder or you provide academic or therapeutic support to these individuals, this is a conference for you.
Transitions 2011 will explore options after high school for individuals affected by developmental and learning challenges. Among the highly acclaimed panel of experts, Ari Ne'eman is returning to present a self-advocacy session for teens and young adults with varying disabilities and a second session for professionals on the types of supports and accommodations that will facilitate success. A complete listing of presenters and topics for the January 28 conference is available online at
The 10th Annual Chocolate Decadence, hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton, will be Thursday, Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Shops of Boca Center. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door or VIP at $75. Call 561.620.4778 x 1 or visit
The Original Florida Follies presents a series of terrific shows, starting Jan. 23 in Broward and Feb. 23 at Olympic Heights High School. Tickets are $28 each and group rates are available. Call 954.956.2626 or visit Do not miss this fabulous show of youngsters from 60 to the 90’s.
FAU’s Living Room Theatre is showing the best of movies. This past week they screened White Material. Upcoming this weekend is Vision - From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen. Opening at other theatres are: The Dilemma, Green Hornet, Blue Valentine, and Jackie Mason’s One Angry Man.
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 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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