Thursday, August 4, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Aug. 4, 2011

In addition to Delray resident Nick Loeb, NewsMax publisher Chris Ruddy is said to be thinking about jumping into the U.S. Senate race against George Lemieux and Adam Hasner in the Republican primary, the winner to go up against U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. Ruddy’s response when asked if he would run, “Some fun articles. Of course, too busy to run, but not bad that I was asked! As Groucho would say, I would never live in a state that would elect me to
office :).“ Boca Raton resident Peter Schiff, a financial guru who ran unsuccessfully for Senate in Connecticut last year, was rumored to be considering a bid as well.
Drive carefully!. Red light cameras were activated at Powerline and Palmetto Park Roads.
South Florida icon Sherwood “Woody” Weiser passed away Monday. Sincere condolences to his family and many friends.
Justin Bieber was with Selena Gomez at her recent concert at Mizner Park Amphitheatre.
Office Depot named Kevin Peters, President, North America.
Brio Tuscan Grill opening in the former Wild Olves in Boca Center next to the Marriott Hotel.
Town Center at Boca Raton will be Tossed’s first Florida location. The Fort Lauderdale-based salad restaurant concept said it will be opening a 587-square-foot model at The Cafes at Boca.
Boca Raton resident Ross Mandell was found guilty of stock fraud and is currently out on a $5 million bond. He has a multi million mansion in Le Revage.
New Jersey Turnpike Executive Director Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti is picked as the new executive director of Florida's Turnpike.
Barry Epstein Live” will feature Patriot Games poliical consulant Richard Giorgio 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 and Movies of Delray theaters.
The Luxury Chamber August 15 event will be at the 33rd St Wine Bar. Details at or call: 1.888.584.1119. Register at
Save the date: Luxury Chamber network Sept. 8 with Frank McKinney at V, the hottest new venue in Boca.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace, Premiere and Paragon Theatres are: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Change-Up and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray & Lake Worth is Beginners. Sarahs Key and the Help open on Aug. 12.
Crossing Delancey is currently at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs.
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 depending on seat location. $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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