Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Barrys Buzz Feb.16, 2012

Greenberg Taurig attorney Bruce Rosetto, Chair of the Caldwell Theatre, has been named co-managing director of the Boca office.
Interim Superintendent of Palm Beach County Schools Wayne Gent was named to the permanent position.
Boca Raton teenager Samantha Kerker, 16, a junior at Atlantic High School, is one of two $1,000 statewide winners of the 2012 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards from 26,000 applications around the country,
The new park across from the library on Spanish River Boulevard could be open by early April.
From our brand new studio in Boca Raton, Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Gossip and Miami Herald Gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, Attorney and Author Renee Smith, Sun-Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatre.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are: This Means War, Thin Ice, Ghost Rider: Sprit of Vengeance and The Secret World of Arrietty. Movies of Delray and Lake Worth opens La Rafle.
Fresh off last months opening of Frank & Dinos in Deerfield Beach, veteran restaurateur Dennis Max is preparing opening his newest eatery. Assaggio del Forno Feb. 20 in Boca Ratons Regency Court at Woodfield.
The 6th Annual Boca Raton Concours dElegance 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.
Mad Cow performs free 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the West Boca Sunset Cove Amphitheater, off of Glades Rd.
A free Oscar watch party is set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater sponsored by the Palm Beach International Film Festival and the Festival of the Arts. Call 561.362-0003 for more information and VIP tix.
Caldwell Theatre presents the musical “Working”, Feb. 26-April 1. Ticket info at
Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals and IHOP restaurants will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28 from 7 am to 10 pm. IHOP will be offering a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes to each guest and, in return, diners will be asked to leave a little something behind for All Children's Hospital.
Straight off NY Fashion Week, Badgley Mischka presents its Runway Collection at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 28; !!:30 a.m. reception, 12:30 p.m. luncheon and runway show benefiting The Jewish Guild for The Blind. For tickets to the runway show and lunch call 212-769-6239 or email
Temple Beth El in Boca Raton is hosting a fundraising luncheon on Friday, March 2 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for people in the community to discuss the Nuremberg Trials, a series of trials for major war criminals during World War II, with key attorneys in the area. The luncheon will also be celebrating the return of the Blue Series, a record of trials of the Nazis at Nuremberg after World War II, which were saved from destruction by Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic Brockman. These books, worth thousands of dollars, contain years of history and were almost thrown away. Cost is $ 25. RSVP by February 29 to or call 561.391.8900.
The city is rolling out a monthly event the first Friday evening of the month in downtown Boca Raton to keep the momentum going after the successful "Meet Me on the Promenade" drew upward of 14,000 people in October. Friday Night Live! will debut on March 2 with City Link's Boca BeerFest+Wine, a ticketed event in the Mizner Park Amphitheater, with food trucks, a cigar and smoking area and other activities in the adjoining parking lot. Events will be scheduled after season ends and through the summer throughout the rest of the year on April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.
Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents Sweet Charity March 2-18 at the Sugar Sand Park Willow Theatre. 300 S. Military Trail. Call 561.347.3948 for $20 tickets or visit For more information, call 561.948.2601.
State Senator Maria Sachs and Cantor Margaret Schmitt will be honored by Temple Sinai on March 3.
The Original Florida Follies is at Olympic Heights High March 11and 18. Call 954.956.2626 for ticket information.
The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA is March 7th 18th. See or 866-571-ARTS.
The 26th Annual JARC Gala Dinner Dance with keynote speaker Marlee Matlin and emceed by WPTV Anchor Michael Williams will be Sunday,March 11,6 p.m. cocktails, 7 p.m. dinner at Boca West Country Club. Call 558.2550.
Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash, the largest event of its kind in the U.S. for people with disabilities is March 24, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Spanish River Park. To RSVP and more information, visit
If you would like to get substantial discounts and save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers, call 561.852.0000.
West Boca Leaders Networking group has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for more info.
High School students can join the Veterans Volunteer Club to get community service credits for graduation by volunteering their extra time for Veterans needs. Email for further information.
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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