Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Nov. 17, 2011

The Palm Beach County Commission will ask voters in November to approve gaming in the County.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital has been accused by a former employee of defrauding Medicare of two million dollars in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.
Boca Raton City Council member Constance Scott launched her reelection campaign this week.
The Boca Del Mar Improvement Association will hold its first contested election in 40 years January.
Republican candidates Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann will speak at a political event held by the David Horowitz Freedom Center at The Breakers in Palm Beach this weekend.
Sponsors of the bill that would allow for three mega-casinos are considering putting the state lottery under the control of a new statewide gaming commission. Republican state legislators pushing for new casinos in South Florida say they want to rein in the Florida Lottery. Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff of Fort Lauderdale is one of the sponsors of the bill that would allow for three mega-casinos. She says she plans to change her bill so that the state lottery would be under the control of a new statewide gaming commission.
Calling all WWII Vets to help with a public service announcement for students in school to honor all who served. If you can talk about your war experiences, call the Veterans Speakers Forum, 561.734.4527.
Delray Beach Republican businessman Nick Loeb and his fiance Sofia Vergara, star of Modern Family, will hold a press conference at 2 p.m, to announce his decision to run or not for U.S. Senate.
Guys and Dolls continues at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. Call 954.344.7765 for tickets..
Crane's BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, which USA Weekend has hailed as one of four unique getaway spots for a romantic weekend, is pairing up with the City of Delray Beach for the fourth year in a row to help our soldiers overseas. As part of Project Holiday, a community-wide effort by the City of Delray's You Are Not Alone and the Church of the Palms, Crane's BeachHouse, 82 Gleason Street, will be hosting a SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Fun-Raiser on today, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The Tale of the Allergists Wife will run through November 20th at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets are $18.Call 561.3498 or come to the box office starting one hour before curtain. Showtime: Nov 17, 18, 19 @ 8:00, and Nov 19 @ 2:00. Michael Beecher has been nominated for a Florida Award as 'Best Featured Actor in a Play' for his role in 'Allergist' and the cast was nominated in the 'Best Ensemble Performance in a Play' category.
West Boca Drama presents Moon Over Buffalo, opening tonite at West Boca High School, Glades Road, west of 441. Tickets are $15 for all shows. West Boca Students can purchase a ticket for $10.00 on any night. Showtimes: Nov. 17,18,19 @ 8:00,and Nov. 19 @ 2:00. Call 561-672-2066 or at the box office each nite.
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on with the First Lady of Florida Theatre, Jan McArt and Sun Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Tune in to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark, Movies of Delray & Movies of Lake Worth.
Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace are: Happy Feet Two and The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn – Part 1. Movies of Delray opens Happy Happy.
Former CBS News anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Dan Rather will speak at the Major Gifts event of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Dec.1 at St. Andrews Country Club in West Boca. Tickets to the event are $125. Call 852-3100.
Temple Beth Shira plans its annual fundraiser Sat. Jan. 14 at Spanish River High School Ultimate Elton John & Billy Joel with two amazing tribute bands in one spectacular evening. For info, call 561-912-1453.
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. You can reserve tickets at 561.995.6773 or email
The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, March 7th 18th, 2012 are on sale and can be purchased via or 866-571-ARTS.
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 Face book at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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