Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – March 31, 2011

Congressman Ted Deutch visited South Tech Academy last week meeting with three student leaders.
Former Congressman Ron Klein announced he would not seek his old seat back from Congressman Allen West who wrested it from Klein in 2010.
Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty is back in Palm Beach County to finish out the last six months of her prison sentence at a half way house. She will work at an attorneys law firm during that time.
West Boca Medical Center CEO Larry Coomes resigned to take a CEO position at a Seattle hospital.
The disaster in Japan has reached over 10,000 killed.
Walgreen Co. has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire the online retailer for an enterprise value of about $409 million. The acquisition will allow Walgreens already one of the nation's largest drugstore retailers, to expand its online presence, including adding 60,000 new products to the company’s existing online offering, The deal closes in June.
Katy Couric, the CBS Evening News anchor is very likely to leave her seat in June, and Scott Pelley is a top contender to replace her—but CBS is looking to give her a daytime talk show host and a slot on 60 Minutes.,
No April Fools joke: The movie “Kill the Irishman” will be starting in very limited release on 4/1/11 exclusively at the Cinemark Palace 20. If hey can do impressive numbers with this film, Boca will be considered every time there is a limited release that suits our demographic, so be sure to catch it starting April 1. The Palace is also installing digital projectors in all 20 theatres starting this week.
Madeleine Kunin, former (and first woman) governor of Vermont will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters, Palm Beach County annual luncheon, "Making A Difference," on Saturday April 2nd at 11:30 at the Atlantis Golf Club, 301 Orange Tree Drive, Atlantis, (561 966 7600.) $45. to LWVPBC PO Box 6208, Delray Beach Fl. 33482-6208- call 561 276 4898 for more info.
Emily Rosen, M.S., M.A., will begin another session of her writing workshop, Memories Milestones and Memoirs, four Tuesdays beginning April 5th from 2 pm to 4:30 pm. Register now at the Boca Community Center 150 Crawford Blvd. costs: $72. for four weeks for Boca residents, $90. for others. Call 561.477.8727.
The Downtown Boca Film Festival (DBFF) will run from April 9-17, 2011.
Chair Karen Lynne Asher and Vice Chair Jamie Telchin request the honor of your presence at the American Cancer Society Amore Gala on Saturday, April 9 a the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive West. Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing at 8:00 p.m. Mistress of Ceremonies will be Liz Quirantes, Anchor WPEC CBS 12. The black tie event tickets are $250 each and sponsorships are also available by contacting Jacqui Nicholson at 561.394-7751 ext. 5308 for more details. The West Boca Chamber 7:30 a.m. breakfast April 12 at Boca Lago Country Club features Jane Garee partner with Constant Contact. Visit & RSVP to
Back by popular demand, the Ultimate Jersey Boys live tribute concert returns Saturday April 16th at the Spanish River High School. Call 561.994.6869 for information and tickets.
The West Boca Women in Business luncheon and network of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce at City Fish Market on April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Consumer Auto Advocate Holly Wright, president of Auto Source America. Details at RSVP to
He Wrote THAT?! 12 time Grammy nominee Dennis Lambert wrote pop music hits including Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got), We Built This City (On Rock and Roll), It Only Takes A Minute (to Fall in Love), Nightshift, Baby Come Back and more. Concert includes guest artists Tavares, Mickey Thomas, the lead singer of Starship and Peter Beckett, the lead singer of Player. Lambert, whose life will be portrayed in an upcoming Warner Brothers movie starring Steve Carell, performs at Florida Atlantic University’s Kaye Auditorium on Friday, April 22 at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit or call 1-800-564-953. $125 for onstage seating with a meet and greet, $70, $60 and $55 and $40.
Plaza Suite at the Stage Door theatre in Coral Springs has been extended to April 24 and The Light in the Piazza is playing through April 10. Tickets and information at 954-344-7765.
Compassionate Friends, a non-profit support group in Boca for parents who have lost children, is sponsoring a fundraiser on April 29 at St. Paul Church, including a car show, raffles, silent auction, Chinese auction, 50/50, along with food and entertainment. Donations are gratefully accepted and welcomed. Their Tax ID # is 59-2125976 and Group Exemp. # is 36-2968329. Call 561.368.0324 for further information.
Movies opening Friday include Source Code, Hop, Kill the Irishman and Insidious.
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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