Thursday, February 3, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Feb. 3, 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, David Quilleon, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Pops, Jim Kidd, President of SouthTech Academy, Brian Rudnick, President of Alliance Strategies Group, Sun-Sentinel Editorial columnist Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor WPTV analyst, Dr. Robert Watson. Over 32,200 viewers watch.
Florida Atlantic University recently installed a web camera to document the highly anticipated construction of its 30,000-seat football stadium on the university’s Boca Raton campus. Viewers can catch the progress online at The web cam posts a new snapshot every 15 minutes, which is immediately archived for remote viewing as far back as November 23, 2010, to gauge the progress that has been made. On any given day, the site allows viewers to enlarge the view, zoom in for a closer look or share it with others, as well as monitor the climate conditions on site. The FAU stadium is the centerpiece of FAU’s Innovation Village, located in the north central area of campus. Home of the Owl football team, the open-air stadium, a $70 million project, is slated to feature 6,000 premium seats, including 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities. For more information on the stadium, visit
Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams announced that the county will be making much-needed roadway repairs at the CSX Railroad crossing on Palmetto Park Road.
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 and Congressman Ted Deutch. 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 10th Annual Chocolate Decadence, hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton, will be today, 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 Feb. 13 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.
The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a networking and information event on Sat. Feb. 26th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM for members and non member men and women, at the Village Tavern 1880 N. Congress Ave. Suite 170 Boynton Beach 561 853-0280 $8. donation includes food and soft drinks. Call 561 477 8727 for further information.
FAU’s Living Room Theatre is showing the best of movies. This past week they opened Enemies of the People and WasteLand. Opening Friday are Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale and Evangelion 1.0 Upcoming are: Evangelion 2.0 and Casablanca on Feb. 11, Nothing Personal on Feb. 18 and Every Day on Feb. 25. Other movies opening Friday at area theatres include The Roommate, Sanctum and Endhiran: The Robot.
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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