Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Barrys Buzz March 1, 2012

Barrys Buzz March 1, 2012
Florida Atlantic University president Mary Jane Saunders has appointed former FAU Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger, Ambassador at Large to continue working his magic to win new friends for the University.
With the price of gas and diesel fuel rising, it takes $1,000 to fill an 18 wheeler, which gets 3-4 miles per gallon. As a result, prices will increase to consumers as the cost will be passed on. Insurance alone is $12,000 per year.
Aerospace Technologies Group, Inc. opens its new corporate headquarters building on March 5 at the Research & Development Park at Florida Atlantic University. The company had previously announced its plans to move and expand to Boca Raton in November 2010. ATG, which designs and produces window shade systems for business jets and commercial airlines, employs 130 people in manufacturing, administrative, research and development roles at the Boca Raton location.
From our brand new studio in Boca Raton, Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring FAU Head Basketball coach Mike Jarvis, Clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski, playing The Gershin brothers with the Palm Beach Pops at FAU Friday, Monday and Tuesday, movie maven Morrie Zryl dissing the Oscars, Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnists Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatre.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are: A Separation, Dr. Seuss – The Lorak and Project X. Opening at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth is A Separation.
Watch FAU mens basketball on ESPN this weekend as part of the March Madness Tournaments.
Caldwell Theatre presents the musical “Working”, Now-April 1. Ticket info at 561.241.7432 or visit
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 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 info.
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.
Nine Florida Grand Opera Young Artists are joined by the Lynn University Philharmonia Orchestra performing highlights from some of the most popular and famous arias from FGO’s current season, including La Boheme, Romeo and Juliette, Rigoletto and La Rondine on Sat. March 17, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m at the Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $65, $50 and $45. Call 237-9000 or visit
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
Get ready for the 3rd annual Fine Wines & Canines fundraising event at Royal Palm Place on Wed, April 18th from 5:30 - 8pm. Tickets will be going on sale shortly and are only $25 in advance this year and $35 at the door. Please LIKE the fan page to stay informed.
If you would like to 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 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 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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