Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Oct. 6, 2011

Construction on the new $77 million I-95 interchange at Spanish River Blvd. for direct access to the north entrance of FAU and the new stadium opening Oct. 15, has been moved up a couple of years to 2013 and should be finished in two years to relieve traffic on Glades and Yamato Roads. The state also plans to widen I-95 to ten lanes at a cost of $51 million, from Linton to just south of Glades Road, starting in 2016, but some may be HOV lanes.
Local radio producers John Watts and Caroline Breder-Watts have partnered with marketing impresario Ceci Dadisman to launch ARTS RADIO NETWORK, a multi-platform web site dedicated to promoting Palm Beach Countys exciting and expanding arts community, accessed at
Robert Silvers has been named Senior Rabbi at Congregation B’nai Torah on Yamato Road in Boca.
Barry Epstein Live” will feature local personality Bob Nichols, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy and Dr. Robert Watson, on Friday at 10 a.m. on Tune in to win tickets to the movies!
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere Theatres are The Ides of March and Real Steel. New movie opening at Movies of Delray and Lake Worth is The Ides of March.
Happy and Healthy Yom Kippur to my Jewish friends. May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.
On October 9, The Original Florida Follies will take 400 children-in-need, 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
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.
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:
Ribbon cutting for the new FAU football stadium which opens Oct. 15 will be at 4 p.m. on Oct. 14. Season tickets are at 1.866.FAU.SPORTS or on line at Former American Idol contestant and current Boca Raton resident Brett Loewenstern will perform the national anthem on October 15, just prior to kick off of the first game in the new on-campus football stadium, when the Florida Atlantic University football team hosts Western Kentucky.
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.
Republican party chair Sid Dinerstein has snagged Herman Caine as speaker for the Lincoln Day dinner in January.
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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