Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Barrys Buzz Feb.23, 2012

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) achieved $4.6 million to Port Everglades as part of the United States Corps of Engineers 2012 Work Plan for Operations and Maintenance dredging and $600,000 for a Port Everglades feasibility study, in addition to $460,000 for the Port of Palm Beach.
Former Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Adam Hasner, running for the Dist. 22 seat currently held by Allen West.
Boca Raton City Council voted to transmit a proposed land use and zoning change to the state that will preserve the 14.85- acre Ocean Strand property as a park for posterity.
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, Palm Beach Pops Development Director Valye Adams and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are: Act of Valor, Gone, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds and Wanderlust, also opening at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth.
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 Glades Rd.
Jack Jones is at Lynn University, 7:30 pm. Feb. 25 and 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Call 237-9000 for tickets.
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; 11:30 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
Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson speaks on Harry Truman, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Zinman Hall. Call 561.852.3200 or visit for further information.
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 or call 561.948.2601 for more info.
State Senator Maria Sachs and Cantor Margaret Schmitt will be honored by Temple Sinai March 3.
Nat King Cole Generations Concert with Mary Wilson, Brett Loewenstern and child violin prodigy Branna Kahane is Thursday, March 8 at BB King’s Blues Club, City Place, West Palm Beach. Call 5611.213.8209 or email to for info. You can buy tickets at
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 for more information, visit
If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers or service, just paying less for what you already have, call 561.852.0000.
West Boca Leaders Networking group has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for info.
Barry Epstein, APR, president of barry r. epstein associates, inc., is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, the West Boca Leaders networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is His emails are and barry@ His blog is:

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