Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – Dec. 8, 2011

BB&T bank will have their name on the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise.
The Palm Beach County Commission finally killed the proposal to needlessly widen Palmetto Park Road. What a waste of money that would be!
WRPBITV internet television station will be broadcasting from the Shoppes at Village Pointe owned by Boca philanthropist and chair of the Palm Beach County Film Festival, beginning in January.
Congressman Allen West (R-FL) has been named a member of the National Defense Authorization Act Conference. The NDAA Conference is a select group of bipartisan members from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate that will begin hammering out the final provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. NDAA legislation provides the policy for the Department of Defense and Americas Armed Services and ensures troops have the resources they need to defend America.
The pool at Boca High is now available for lease when not used by the school students.
Dr. Jason Lewis Walton, Chief of staff at Lynn University updated the board of directors of the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission on the behind the scenes details of snaring the final Presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012. Many factors combined to award this prestigious event to Lynn which will produce thousand of journalists from all over the world focusing on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, with thousands of dollars in economic impact.
Dennis Max will open two new restaurants, adding to his Max’s Grille in Mizner Park and Max’s Harvest in Pineapple Grove. Frank & Dino’s, named after you know who will open at 718 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach and Asssaggio del Forno (taste of the oven) opens at the Regency Court in January.
A new restaurant will open in the former Canyon Grill on Glades Road and another new one in the former Marios at the Wyndham Garden Hotel.
Two Spanish River High School students have asked the city to support their 'no texting while driving' campaign that turns out to have a link to Justin Bieber. The City Council will consider their request.
The Volen Center has a new taxi service for older adults who no longer drive or want to limit their driving.
The FINAL Coach's Radio Show with Coach Schnellenberger will be held tonight at the Duffy's on Saint Andrews Blvd in Boca Raton beginning at 5:30 PM. Free appetizers and drink specials will be offered.
The Florida DOT will hold a public hearing on the proposed improvement to I-95 from Oakland Park Blvd. to Glades Road tonight, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marleen & Harold Forkas Alumni Center, FAU campus.
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on with Miami Herald gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, Harris Rosen, president of the Rosen Hotels and Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, talking about offering $59 per nite for all rooms at the Shingle Creek Resort and Rosen Center for the entire month of December!! Go to to get reservations. They will go fast!! This is a cheaper price than Priceline! So if you want to get away for a few days, reserve now, and Sun Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy and Dr. Robert Watson, political professor at Lynn University. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatres.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres tomorrow are: New Years Eve and The Sitter. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth is About Fifty.
Compassionate Friends, support group for parents who have lost children, holds its annual dinner Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Boca, off of I-95.
New FAU Ambassador Howard Schnellenberger will be honored at the Dec. 11 Dolphin game.
World renowned biblical scholars, archaeologists and educators will present a Boca Symposium December 15th - 19th. The free event will be held at two locations: Boca Raton Christian School and Temple Emanu-El of Miami Beach. Lectures will take attendees on a historical journey to view artifacts, photography and research relating to recent archaeological and scientific findings emerging from Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Visit for more information.
The annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at the C-15 canal and moving south on the Intracoastal waterway.
Among the many films opening Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at the Cinemark Theatre and others is The Artist, a four star black and white silent film destined by critics to be named the best picture of the year.
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 blog is:


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