Thursday, September 29, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Sept. 29, 2011

R.I.P. former Governor Claude Kirk former Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro, and Florida Marlins.
Unfortunately the NIMBY factor won on the Mizner Trail development. Thanks to the three commissioners who had spines. The county is finally installing needed guard rails on Boca Rio road.
National Jewish Theater Foundation President and Producing Artistic Director Arnold Mittelman has announced the organization will host an invitation-only conference in 2012 to help advance its Holocaust Theater Archive and web site. The Foundation has received a $60,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation which, in part, will support the international conference that will be held in South Florida. Participants will be selected from Holocaust leaders in the field, scholars, educators, artists, funders and survivors. The conference will also include the involvement of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute and worldwide museums, memorials and theaters.
Womens Executive Network is hosting a fundraising lunch October 14, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bonefish Grill in Boca Raton. Admission is $35. For more information, or to donate auction items, contact Iris Kapustein at 561-364-4035 or email at:
Barry Epstein Live” will feature Miami Herald gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, FAU Robert Slider and David Zaron with an amazing new tech product for interactive websites 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 movies.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres are 50-50, Courageous, Dream House and What’s Your Number. New movies opening at Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are; The Guard, The Tree and Killer Elite at Lake Worth.
Happy and Healthy New Year to my Jewish friends. Happy 99th birthday to the Countess.
The Original Florida Follies will take 400 children-in-need, on October 2 and 9, clothes shopping at JCPenney in Citi Center Shopping Mall, Pompano Beach, FL, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and paid for by The Follies. The Original Florida Follies is a non- profit charitable organization, comprised of volunteers 60 to 90+ years of age who are retired show business people. Their shows keep the tradition of the famous Follies’ shows alive with tap dancers (the happiest sound in show business), Showgirls in beautiful costumes and talented Singers. Through their high energy shows each year, they raise money for children-in-need. If you would like to attend or contribute, please call Doug Gorab at 954-630-2553 or email
Palm Beach County's Art in Public Places program invites the public to an artist reception at the Palm Beach International Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Level 2 of the Main Terminal.
.On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Soroptimist International of Boca Raton will hold a breakfast 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.
The new FAU football stadium opens Oct. 15. Season tickets are at 1.866.FAU.SPORTS or on line at
The Gold Coast Public Relations Council Oct. 18 luncheon will feature new Sun-Sentinel Editor Howard Saltz.. Go to to reserve at $25 or email
Downtown Boca invites South Florida residents and visitors to “come early, stay late…where something for everyone awaits” on October 21-22, 2011 when the destination debuts its inaugural Meet Me On The Promenade: Downtown Boca, a free and open-to-the-public two night-one day fest featuring the Downtown destination’s best.
The American Health Society and The United States Marine Corps League are sponsoring the annual SALUTE TO VETERANS Luncheon, Nov. 11, This patriotic event will include remarks by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, plus a special reading by award-winning soldier-poet Brian Turner, who’s appearance is courtesy of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The cost to attend this years SALUTE TO VETERANS Luncheon is $40 per person. RSVP to 561.361.9091.
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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