Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Jan. 6, 2011
Former Florida Lt.Gov.Jeff Kottkamp will be announcing that he will be running for Congress.
According to Newsmax.com, billionaire Donald Trump is telling friends he has decided he will definitely run for president as a Republican. Trump will make the announcement when his NBC show The Apprentice finishes the season in the spring, he is confiding. He has been soliciting recommendations on political advisors.
Former state senator Dave Aronberg of Greenacres is expected to lead a state effort aimed at eliminating unscrupulous pain clinics, or "pill mills." Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi announced she will appoint Aronberg as a special counsel in her administration, charging him with leading an intense anti-pill mill initiative.
Latest on Mizner Park Cinema closing: Frank Theatres has closed the theatre. AMC is rumored to be going back in there and renovating the theatres and reopening as AMC Cinemas.
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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.
The West Boca Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Jan. 11 7:30 a.m. breakfast at Boca Lago Country Club, sponsored by West Boca Medical Center will feature noted motivator Bob Burg on "Go-Givers Sell More". Further information is on the website at www.westbocachamber.com. RSVP to info@westbocachamber or call 561.482.9333 for further information.
National Adoption Weekend is January 15th & 16th ~ 10am-3pm. This national event will be hosted by Life with Dogs Fund at Bedner's Farm Fresh Market 12033 State Rd 7 / 441, just 3 miles north of Atlantic Avenue/Delray ~ Puppies & kittens, dogs & cats for adoption,~ Face painting,~ Italian Ice,~ Barbecue, pies, fresh from the farm food!~ Rescue wear "Unleashed Love" t-shirts just in time for Valentine's Day ~ foster, adopt or sponsor an animal to save a life. Thank you for supporting the rescue of homeless puppies, their moms and dads. Life with Dogs Fund is a non-profit which supports pet rescue through community events and rescue wear. Your support goes directly to saving lives! More info is at www.lifewithdogsfund.org.
The Jewish War Veterans of Palm Beach County are holding their next meeting on January 16th, 2011 at 9 a.m at the Hagan Ranch Road Fire Station north of Atlantic Ave on the east side of Hagen Ranch Road in Delray Beach . New Veterans members from all WARS are welcomed as well as regular members. Free Coffee, Bagels etc. included. Cpl. Burt Richards of The Veterans Speakers Forum for educating School students will speak on the accomplishments the veterans have had since last meeting. The programs are designed to educate the students in Palm Beach County Schools and more speakers are needed. Friends and guests are welcomed. For more information, call 561-734-4527.
The Florida Atlantic University’s 10th Annual Owls Football Awards Banquet honoring the Seniors will be held on Saturday, January 30th from 12 p.m. reception and 1:00 p.m. Brunch and Program at Embassy Suites Hotel Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, (Yamato Road, just west of I-95. Tickets are $40 each. RSVP to 561.297.1094 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Jan. 24, 2011.
FAU’s Living Room Theatre is showing the best of the movies. This past week they screened Kings of Pastry. Among the movies opening Friday are Casino Jack, White Material, Country Strong, Made in Dagenham, Season of the Witch and White Wedding.
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.