Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – July 14, 2011

The Seminole Indians, through its Hard Rock Hotel franchise is vying to build a $275 million 850 room hotel on the south end of Atlantic City’s boardwalk.
One-time real estate guru Anthony Cutaia intends to plea guilty at a July 26 hearing. He wa charged with fraud for running a Ponzi scheme. Federal prosecutors allege that the Boca Raton resident used his radio show on WSBR and other stations to sell investments in a real estate scam.
Local insurance executive and Jewish Federation Board member Michael Weinberg, has been sued by various investors for the disappearance of $18 million from his company and he has filed suit against the richest city in the world. Here is the link to the site.
A new state law requires gated communities to give unannounced access to process servers who can also give a summons or subpoena to any employee of a registered agent.
AOLs travel blog named Delray Beach at the top of its list of 35 best US beach destinations.
The Country Network, a country music television network has moved its headquarters to Boca Raton from Nashville, leasing 7,000 sq. ft. of offices while looking for studio space, and plans to hire 40 workers.
Lynne Wines,former president of CNL bank is now president of First Southern Bank.
Howard Saltz was named editor of the Sun-Sentinel. Before coming to Florida, Saltz was veep of interactive news at MediaNews Group, parent of the Denver Post, 54 other dailies and 100 weeklies.
Boca Raton High is No. 9 on’s ranking called “The 10 Most Posh Public School Systems in America.” Boca Raton and Spanish River high schools made Newsweek magazine's annual list of the best 500 American public high schools.
Keystone Property Group has acquired 1200 Corporate Place, a 137,021-square-foot, four-story office building in Boca Raton, for $15.25 million from an affiliate of Equity Office.
The Powerline Road widening project from Glades to the Broward line has been completed. The bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on Camino Real will be closed from 6 a.m. July 18 to 6 p.m. July 22, to replace a 15-foot section of concrete sidewalk.
"Barry Epstein Live” will feature Boca Magazine Group Editor Marie Speed, Lynn University Professor Dr. Robert Watson and Kingsley Guy editorial columnist of the Sun-Sentinel, The show airs on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Tune in to win a pair of tickets to the Cinemark, Paragon and Movies at Delray.
The next Luxury Chamber networking event will be on Monday, July 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Ben’s New York Kosher Deli, 441 and Clint Moore Road in Boca. Cost is $20. Register at The August 15 event will be at the 33rd St Wine Bar. Details to come.
Cinemark Theatres are conjuring up a Harry Potter marathon today in Boca Raton. See the magical movies (screening in 2D, 3D and XD) back-to-back on the silver screen finishing up with a 12:01 a.m. Friday showing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II" .If you don't want to spend all day, Cinemark is offering a special Double Feature screening of Part I and II today at 9 p.m. and 12:01 a.m. (early Friday) for $15. For more information, go to
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace, Premiere and Paragon Theatres are: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Winnie the Pooh. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray is Tree of Life.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10556 encourages all veterans to attend and offers a free lunch at noon, July 16 at Veterans Park, West of Lyons Road and East of 441 on the south side of Palmetto Park Road. RSVP to Commander Charlie Epstein at 561.487.2721.
On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach will recognize outstanding women in our community at the "38th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast." The awards breakfast serves the dual purpose of honoring exceptional women and to raise funds for the non-profit organization, Soroptimist International of Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach. Monies raised from this event will directly benefit the lives of women and girls, which is the focus of Soroptimist. This year's breakfast will be held at the Boca West Country Club from 7:30am to 9:30am. The Honorary Chair is Mary Vecchia. Nominations are open to the public. More information is at Contact for details.
Barry Epstein, APR, Senior Vice President of Regan Communications Group, (, 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 websites are and and is now a division of His email is or and his blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal web 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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