In a survey conducted by the South Florida Business Journal asking “Do you favor destination gambling resorts”, 65% were in favor, 27% opposed and 8% didn’t care either way.
Lord & Taylor is taking over the 80,00 sq ft. space of Robb & Stuckey in Mizner Park.
The Atonement Tablets, a locally produced short independent screenplay made for television, is in post-production and scheduled for completion in November. The 45-minute production features stage and screen star Avery Sommers (Lost Everything). Ms. Sommers is also the vocalist in the films opening theme song, making her the first person to sing as God in a motion picture. Other onscreen talent includes former network television newscaster Chandra Bill in her debut film appearance.
The land around Miami Dolphins stadium and Miami Beach Convention Center are eyed for casinos.
Boca Raton made service on city boards at the will of a majority of city commissioners.
Mama Mia continues through the weekend at the Kravis Center. Don’t miss it! Fabulous ABBA music.
Barry Epstein Live will feature former Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Entrepeneur extraordinaire Gibson Sylvestre, Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson on Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. on www.wrpbitv.com. Tune in to win movie tickets to the Cinemark, Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth theatres, just for listening.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are: Anonymous, In Time, Take Shelter, Margin Call(&Movies of Delray), The Rum Diary and Puss In Boots. Movies of Lake Worth opens Saviors of the Night.
FAU will host the “50 on the 50” black-tie gala at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the tower of the new, 30,000-seat Football Stadium on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. Sponsorships for the gala are available at the $2,500, $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000 level. Tickets to the gala are $250 per person. To become a sponsor or purchase individual tickets, call 561-297-3010 or visit www.fau.edu/50th.
A fictionalized and localized War of the Worlds production will be at the Caldwell Theatre on Oct. 31, 2 and 7 p.m. Admission is $10, and reservations can made by calling 561-632-0517 or send an email to . For more information on AirPlayz, visit artsradionetwork.com. For media inquiries, contact Caroline Breder-Watts at 561-543-8455 or cbreder-watts@classicalsouthflorida.
Auntie Mame will be at Boca High, Nov. 3-5. Tickets are $8 & $12. Call 561.338.1533 or visit www,bocadrama.com.
The season kick-off to The Palm Beach Pops, the best musical organization in the county, will be Nov. 4 with the sounds of the big bands. Tickets are on sale at www.palmbeachpops.org or call 561,832.7677.
The Tale of the Allergists Wife opens Nov. 4 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. For more information and/or the Boca Raton Theatre Guild, visit www.brtg.org, or call 561.948.2601.
Think Pink Rocks Concert is at Mizner Park Nov. 4. Tickets at thinkpinkrocs.com or call 888.612.4190.
Jim Leher will be the featured speaker at Lynn University, Nov. 9, 6:30 to 7:30 P.M. Tickets are $25. For more information, please call 561-237-9000 or go to www.lynn.edu/dively.
The American Health Society and the United States Marine Corps League sponsors the SALUTE TO VETERANS Luncheon, Nov. 11, This patriotic event will include remarks by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and a special reading by award-winning soldier-poet Brian Turner, whose appearance is courtesy of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The cost is $40 per person. RSVP to 561.361.9091.
Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis classic will be Nov. 11-13 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and Boca Raton Resort & Club. Call 561.394.2400 or visit www.chrisevert.org.
The U.S. Holocaust Museum luncheon at Boca West Country Club, on Jan. 30 features John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Miami Division,, Federal Bureau of Investigation and special guest Joshua Bolten, Former White House Chief of Staff and Vice Chairman of the USHM Council. Reserve at www.ushmm.org/events/sfluncheon. 561.995.6773 or email southeast@@ushmm.org.
Make sure your children are safe at Halloween and check their candy before they eat it.
Barry Epstein, APR, Senior Vice President of Regan Communications Group, (www.regan.com.), is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (www.luxurychamber.com), and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (www.westbocachamber.com), with a weekly internet television show on www.wrpbitv.com. His websites are www.regancomm.com and www.publicrelations.nu and is now a division of www.regancomm.com. His email is email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and his blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal web site: http://barrys-journal.blogspot.com/. You can friend him on Face book at www.facebook.com/barryepstein or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to: email@example.com