Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Sept. 1, 2011

Commissioner Steven Abrams, serving as chairman of the Palm Beach Broadband Coalition, announced the successful expansion of the county’s role as a provider of Internet services to other government and nonprofit agencies at discounted prices.
Boca Raton officials are reviewing about 40 proposals submitted so far for the city's Wildflower site, a 2.2-acre waterfront property on the Intracoastal Waterway at Palmetto Park Road.
William Latson has been appointed to replace Susan Atherley as the new principal of Spanish River High School starting today, Latson is the principal of Polo Park Middle School in Wellington and the former principal of Calusa Elementary School in Boca Raton. Atherley is the new principal of Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Spanish River HIgh started the new school year without a principal.
Steven Malansky replaced long time Executive Director of the Boca Museum of Art George Bolge who retired in June. Maklansky, plans to build on the museum's strengths and encourage broader community participation in its exhibits and programs.
Barry Epstein Live” will feature former WPEC TV CBS 12 news anchor Curt Fonger, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor and Sun-Sentinel columnist Dr. Robert Watson. 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. Fonger also turned comedian performing at a comedy club in West Palm Beach.
FAU Football founders will join the team traveling by bus to take on the University of Florida Saturday evening. The weekly Coach’s breakfasts the day before the home games will be held in the new stadium, opening Oct. 15. Tickets are still available. or 1.800 FAUOWLS.
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 or visit
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres are: Apollo 18, 7 Days in Utopia, and Shark Night. The Debt opened Wednesday.
Six Years is at the Caldwell Theatre through Sept. 4. Tickets at $38, $42, or $50 and reservations are at or call 561.241.7432. $10. for Students with ID.
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.
Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend with your family and loved ones.
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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