Thursday, January 19, 2012

Barrys Buzz Jan. 19, 2012

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Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe announced he will NOT seek reelection, opening the door for former State Senator Dave Aronberg to run and win the seat! Polls showed he would not defeat Dave Aronberg. As expected, Aronberg announced today at 2 p.m. that he would run for the job.
After the filing for the March 13 Boca Raton municipal election closed two candidates have filed. Retired attorney Frank Chapman, a graduate of Boca Raton High is married with three young sons and lives in Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, will run against Councilman Anthony Majhess. Bill Trinka, a member of the city's volunteer Boca Raton Downtown Advisory Committee and a retired fire fighter, will run against Councilwoman Constance Scott. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel and Scott are supporting Chapman, a political newcomer who has filed to run against Councilman Anthony Majhess. Let the games begin!
Former radio and television show host Anthony Cutaia was sentenced Tuesday to 51 months in federal prison for running a Ponzi scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hurley in the Southern Florida District in West Palm Beach handed down the maximum allowable sentence under federal guidelines.
The School board consultant's report were not final. The Board cut the list for the final four yesterday, including former Palm Beach Economic President and former Superintendent of Education Tom Watkins.
BankUnited Inc. plans to stay independent. BB&T Corp. TD bank and PNC were in talks to buy it.
Slots can't expand to Palm Beach County, Attorney General Pam Bondi says, but the County plans to keep its Nov. 6 referendum for slot machines at Palm Beach Kennel Club.
Boca Raton developer Fredric Newman, a shareholder in a Parkland Town Center real estate ownership company, has filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Jan.11. Newman and his wife, declared $47 million in debt – mostly loan guarantees – and $1.8 million in assets, says the petition.
The 121 room Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, since late 2010, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy .
Corner Bakery will open its first Florida location in Boca on Jan. 30, at 2240 NW 19 St, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner,
William Berger, senior shareholder and litigation group co-chair for Greenspoon Marder in West Palm Beach, has been reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the District Board of Trustees of Palm Beach State College for a term that will run through May 31, 20015.
Dr. Robert Watson, frequent guest on Barry Epstein live. Lectures every Tuesday at 4 PM. at FAU.
From our brand new studio in Boca Raton, Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Miami Herald gossip columnist and Jose Lambiet, Movie maven Morrie Zryl, Mazer and Company partner Tony Mazer, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson. Win free movie tickets to the movies.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close With Tom Hanks, Red Tails, Haywire, Dangerous Method and Underworld: Awakening. Movies opening at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are The Artist and Extremely Loud with Tom Hanks. Lake Worth also opens Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Caldwell Theatre has the critically acclaimed production of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety. Go to, or call 995-2327 for more information.
The Original Florida Follies returns to Olympic Heights Theater on Feb. 5 and 6 and March 11 and 18. Call 954.956.2626 for ticket information.
FAU Athletics hosts the National Signing Day Fundraising Dinner, Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner at Bogart's Bar & Grill, Located in the Premier Level at Cinemark Palace 20 Movie Theater,3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton, for an evening of fun to support the Football Program. Enjoy dinner, meet Coach Pelini and his new coaching staff, and bid on items in our auction. Single Seat: $150, Table (9 seats): $1,250 (An assistant coach will have the 10th seat at your table!) Space is limited, so please act now! RSVP by Monday, January 30 at Dress: Business Casual.Sponsorships are available! For more information, please contact Brenda Husinka-Coto at 561-297-0069 or The Junior League of Boca Raton presents the 11th Annual Chocolate Decadence, the sweetest party in town, 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9, hosted by the Shops of Boca Center. Call 561.620.4778 x 1 for ticket information.
Dr. Marta Rendon will be honored with the DIAMOND award at a Feb. 23 luncheon at the Boca Raton Marriott by the Boca Raton Chamber. For ticket information, call 561.395.4433.
The 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Classic will be Feb.24-26 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by Mercedes Benz. Call 954.563.2822 or email
The American Heart Association will be honoring Marleen Forkas, Howard Schnellenberger and Dr. James Morris at the 2012 Heart Ball, Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Woodfield Country Club. Call 561.697.6624.
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 Websites are and and is now a division of His emails are, and barry@ blog is:

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