Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – June 9, 2011

Dominos Pizza founder and owner of the Detroit Tigers Tom Monahan, speaks at the Luxury Chamber network, Monday, June 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. at the Lakeside Terrace, 7880 Glades Road, across from the Florida Turnpike exit. Tickets for one free drink and complimentary appetizers are only $20 and must be registered on line at He will also sign bring complimentary copies of his book.
Dr. & State Representative Steve Perman will speak on the changes made in the last session in Tallahassee at the West Boca Chamber of Commerce 7:30 a.m. breakfast Tues. June 14 at Boca Lago Country Club. Go to for info and rsvp to
State Senator Maria Sachs and CFO Jeff Atwater are being honored by the Voters Coalition tonight at the Westchester Country Club in Boynton Beach.
Congressman Allen West holds a Town Hall meeting tonight at Lynn University Wold Center 7 to 8:30.
Barry Epstein Live airs Friday at 10 a.m. with guests: Jennifer Pennypacker, President of Film Florida; Former State Senator and current pill mill drug czar Dave Aronberg; Insurance guru Scott Weinbrand; Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy discussing Weinergate and other issues. Tune into
Thanks to your objections, the proposed widening of Palmetto Park Road from I-95 to Powerline Road may be scaled back to St. Andrews Avenue to Powerline as a first stage.
Boca’s Chris Evert has signed to do commentary for ESPN’s coverage of Wimbleton.
Florida Stage theatre has declared bankruptcy and closed Sunday after the current run at the Rinker Playhouse in the Kravis Center, following a move from Manalapan.
Senator and current candidate for Senate 2012, George LeMieux, announced the eight founding Chairs of his campaigns finance team including Boca Raton’s Yvonne Boice.
Crocker Partners has contracted to buy the 420,080-square-foot SunTrust International Center in downtown Miami, for approximately $80 million, according to several sources.
Zed 451 has closed in Mizner Park. Rudy is jumping into the Republican race for President again.
Federal prosecutors have charged Anthony Cutaia, the host of a South Florida real estate talk show with defrauding investors by creating a Ponzi scheme. Cutaia went off at County Commissioner Burt Aaronson debating Palm Beach County Republican Chair Sid Dinerstein at a Boca Raton Roundtable meeting, to the shock of all the attendees. Karma is sweet.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office detectives said they are searching for Michel Barrera as a person of interest in the 2007 killing of Randi Gorenberg.
Suntrust Bank has sold nine residential lots at the Oaks of Boca Raton to GL Homes for $2.7 million (about $300,000. each), down from their $700,000 parcel price at the height of the boom.
Florida Atlantic University increased Freshmen enrollment this year by 1,000 to 3600 from 2600 last year. 22,000 applications were received. There are 28,000 totally enrolled.
There is almost a 19 years supply of unsold condos in the Boca/Pompano area.
Garda Worldwide Security to move U.S. headquarters to Boca Raton.
Boxing promoter Don King on Tuesday sold his two-home Manalapan estate for $15.95 million, $4 million less than the asking price and highest sale price in Manalapan this year.
To maintain high water quality in the county’s water distribution system, Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department (WUD) will temporarily modify the disinfection process used to treat our drinking water. The county will be using a somewhat stronger disinfection process to produce chlorine residual instead of a chloramine residual from June 14, 2011, to July 14, 2011. The county will also increase hydrant flushing during this time. This is a preventative maintenance process. Customers served by the Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in their tap water during this period. These temporary conditions will not cause adverse health effects. If you are especially sensitive to the taste or odor of chlorine, keep an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator for a few hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. Users of home dialysis machines, owners of tropical fish and managers of stores and restaurants with fish and shellfish holding tanks are advised to seek professional advice as the method for removing chlorine residuals differs from removing chloramine residuals from tap water.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres are: Super 8 and Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Opening at the Movies of Delray is The Princess of Montpensier.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, and the founder and former 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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