Thursday, June 2, 2011

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – June 2, 2011

Flash: You read it here first. League of cities Executive Director Jamie Titcomb is resigning to become Manager of the Village of North Palm Beach.
Boca philanthropist Marleen Forkas hosts the VIP reception for Ed Asner at Caldwell Theatre Friday. Ed Asner as "FDR" plays June 1 to June 5 at Caldwell Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Tickets run $40 to $75. Call 561-241-7432, or visit
The County listened to the City and readers of this blog to hold off on widening Palmetto Park Road. Well done folks. Now on to another travesty. The Downtown Boca Raton Advisory Committee voted to recommend that the city stop barricading the medians in Mizner Park during concerts.
Peter Feaman, the state Republican committeeman from Palm Beach County, is running to become Florida’s national committeeman.
Famed Miami attorney Roy Black and his wife purchased a home on Star Island for $7.1 million, originally listed for $19.1. million.
Former Palm Beach Post gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, most recently with radaronline, is back in South Florida looking for a local journalism gig.
Hall of Fame catcher and Palm Beach Atlantic University baseball coach Gary Carter has a brain tumor that is likely cancerous and non operable..
Fresh Market opens Wednesday June 8 at the Mission Bay shopping center in West Boca with freebies.
The Voters Coalition of Palm Beach County is honoring Florida CFO Jeff Atwater and State Senator Maria Sachs at the 28th Annual Celebration dinner, Tuesday, June 9, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at the Westchester Country Club, 12250 Westchester Country Club Drive, Boynton Beach, Fl. Tickets are $50 and the dress is business attire. Call 561.361.8528 for information.
Barry Epstein Live” is on the internet at 10 a.m. Friday with guests, James Delisle, Director of Lakeside Terrace, Boca philanthropist Marleen Forkas and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Tune into
Dominos Pizza founder and Detroit Tigers owner Tom Monaghan speaks at the Luxury Chamber of Commerce 5;30 to 7 p.m. network on Monday, June 13. Details at
State Rep. Steve Perman speaks at the West Boca Chamber breakfast, Tues. June 14. See for details and registration or call 561.382.9333.
The Music Man plays through June 19 at the Stage Door theatre in Coral Springs. Go to for details.
Entr’Acte Theatrix presents How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying June 16-26 at the Caldwell Theatre.Tickets at or
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are Midnight in Paris and X-Men: First Class.
Hurricane season is here. Are you prepared? If not, don’t wait till the last minute. Do it now!
Always validate yourself and others you interact with.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce ( as well as founder and past 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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