Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Sept. 8, 2011

The Luxury Chamber network is tonight 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
The county Zoning Commission on Thursday voted 4-3 to deny a plan by the Siemens group and to designate the land for residential development to build 291 homes and townhomes on the former Mizner Trail golf course in Boca Del Mar, Hopefully the County Commission will approve it for the needed jobs in the area and increased property values.
Wells Fargo filed a foreclosure action against the Hilton Garden Inn at Congress and I-95.
Boca Helping Hands will distribute bags of groceries to eligible people starting Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Boca Glades Baptist Church.
Barry Epstein Live” will feature former Palm Beach County School Board member. Jenny Prior Brown, 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
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres are Contagion, Warrior, Higher Ground, Bucky Larson; Born to be a Star and Creature.
Five synagogues, five churches, the Islamic Center of Boca Raton and the South Florida Zen Group are joining together for a "Service of Memory, Reflection and Renewal," at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 333 SW Fourth Ave., in the city. Joining Beth El and B'nai Torah Congregation, which organized the service, are Congregation B'nai Israel, Beth Ami Congregation and Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County's Jewish Community Relations Council. The Boca Raton Interfaith Clergy Association is sponsoring the program and St. Gregory's Episcopal Church is among the churches participating. "It's an opportunity for the community to come together to sanctify the memory of that entire day," said Rabbi Daniel Levin of Temple Beth El. For more information, visit
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will meet Saturday, Sept. 17 at Veterans Park, 9400 Palmetto Park Road, between Lyons Road and 441, with a free breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. A free Congressional Our Flag Book will be given to the first 25 members or guests attending. Program includes discussion on upcoming events including the Poppy Drive and Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Call 561.734.4527 to RSVP.
A tribute to Countess De Hoernle’s 99th birthday will be on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Mizner Park amphitheatre with the unveiling of a monument to her & her late husband by noted artist/sculptor Yaacov Heller.
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.
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.
Please take a moment to remember the souls lost ten years ago on 9/11.
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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