Thursday, January 27, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Jan. 27, 2011

Guests on barry epstein live friday at 10 a.m. on will be, Palm Beach Post gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, New Times investigative reporter Bob Norman, WSI Digital Marketing experts Ruben Alberto Bravo Pinan and Ruben Alberto Bravo Castano, Sun-Sentinel Editorial columnist Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor WPTV analyst, Dr. Robert Watson. Over 32,200 viewers watch the show.
Newly re-elected State Rep. Irv Slosberg has filed a bill to sell naming rights to Florida’s Turnpike, already named for Ronald Reagan. He just wants to raise money for the state.
The Jan. 27 fourth Thursday network tonight of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce 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. Call 561.482-9333 for reservations today!
The 10th Annual Owls Football Awards Banquet honoring the Seniors is on Sunday, January 30th, 2011with a 12:00 p.m. Reception and 1:00 p.m. Brunch & Program at the Embassy Suites Boca Raton 661 N.W. 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 (561) 994-8200. Purchase your seats by calling the football office at (561) 297-1094. Seating is limited. Please respond by today. For additional information, contact the football office at the number above or by e-mail at
There is a fundraising reception honoring Boca Raton City Council member Michael Mullaugh on Monday, January 31st, 6:00 – 7:30pm at Bogart’s Bar & Grille Premier Level at Cinemark, 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton.RSVP to or 561.212.6662. Contributions should be made payable to the Michael Mullaugh Campaign Account. The maximum allowable contribution is $500 per person and/or corporate entity. If you cannot attend but would like to donate, send contributions to: Michael Mullaugh Campaign, 2456 NW 62nd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33496.
Congressman Allen West will hold a Town Hall meeting for all constituents on Monday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic School, 730 NE 6th Avenue, in Boynton Beach. Seating is first come, first served.
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.
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.
Lothar Mayer hosts a fundraiser brunch for Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Sunday, Feb. 20. Email to or call 561-338-9415. Attendance starts at $500.
Newt Gingrich headlines the Palm Beach County Republican event on Feb. 24. Tickets are $195.
FAU’s Living Room Theatre is showing the best of movies. This past week they opened Marwencol and All Good Things. Opening Friday are Enemies of the People and WasteLand . Upcoming are: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale on February 4 and Evangelion 2.0 on February 11. Other movies open at area theatres.
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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