Thursday, August 18, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Aug. 18, 2011

Note the last day of filing for Medicare has been changed from Dec. 31 to Dec. 7.
Art Johnson is said to be looking at the Broward Superintendents job.
Mary Lou Berger, Snr. Admin. Aide to Commissioner Burt Aaronson jumped into the race for his seat yesterday with Aaronson’s backing. Rick Neuhoff had earlier announced to run for the District 5 seat.
FAU Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger announced last week he was retiring from coaching after this upcoming season and will become an Ambassador for FAU. In addition to all the accolades for starting and building the football program and new stadium, he also built and designed the new Tom Oxley Athletic Center, one of the finest if not the finest in the nation. FAU should name the field, if not the stadium after him as a tribute to his leadership.
The Boca Del Mar Improvement Association finally came to their senses and voted to support a proposal to develop 291 homes on the former Mizner Trail Golf Course. Its about time!
Ruth Madoff is living in Boca Raton with her older sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Robert Roman, who own a condo, assessed at $250,000, at the gated, upscale Broken Sound community in Boca.
The Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association (FPAA) has chosen Sheriff Ric L. Bradshaw as this year’s recipient of the Criminal Justice Leadership Award.
Palm Beach County has recently concluded its series of public meetings for residents to submit suggested changes to the county charter. There is still time, however, to send in your comments and suggestions. The last day for submittals is Aug. 26, 2011. County residents can complete an online survey or submit a postage-paid survey card available at all county libraries. Call 233-1880 or visit to find a library near you. After all the suggested charter changes have been collected, county commissioners will decide which, if any, proposed changes will be placed on the November 2012 ballot. Visit the county website,, for more information about the charter review process. If you have any questions, please call Palm Beach County Public Affairs at 355-2754 or send an email to
Barry Epstein Live” will feature former Congressman Mark Foley and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. The show airs on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Tune in to win a pair of tickets to the Cinemark of Movies of Delray theatres.
The Luxury Chamber network is Thursday, Sept. 8 with mega-million mansion developer Frank McKinney at V, the hottest new venue in Boca. McKinney also builds houses in Haiti at no charge. Admission is free but you must be a member. Go to to join.
Don’t miss the four star “The Debt” when it opens Aug. 31 with Helen Mirren, the action hero.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace, Premiere and Paragon Theatres are: The Guard, One Day, Conan the Barbarbian, Spy Kids 4 and Fright Night. Opening at the Movies of Delray are Sarahs Key, One Day, The Names of Love and The Help. Opening at the Movies of Lake Worth are; the above four and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,
Six Years plays at the Caldwell Theatre from August 10 through Sept. 4. Tickets and reservations are at or call 561.241.7432. Tickets are $38, $42, or $50. $10 Students with ID.
Caldwell Theatre Company, South Florida’s acclaimed regional theater company, has announced that it will host a special launch party and performance at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19, to kick off a second performance venue in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center Black Box.
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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