Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Barrys Buzz - March 15

Chair of the Lynn University Board of Trustees, Christine Lynn, has donated $500,000.00 to the university in honor of the 50th anniversary of the school.
Incumbent Boca Raton City Councilman Anthony Majhess beat back challenger Frank Chapman, despite endorsements from all the other Council members and overwhelming 2 to 1 spending odds.
Former Republican appointed Palm Beach County Tax Collector Peter Carney filed papers Tuesday, changing his registration to Democrat, to challenge incumbent Tax Collector Anne Gannon in the August Democratic primary.
Newly appointed State Attorney Peter Anonacci, will not run for the seat, paving the way for former State Senator and Drug Czar Dave Aronberg to run, literally unopposed as Republican Party Chief Sid Dinerstein conceded the difficulty of a Republican to win a county wide seat.
SouthTech Academy Seniors, Jeanice Martinez and Juan Guerrero, competed against 1,700 students in the state DECA competition and will be advancing to the International competition in Salt Lake City.
From our brand new studio in Boca Raton, Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Miami Herald and Gossip gossip columnist Jose Lambiet, Stand Among Friends Founder Sean Friedkin, discussing the Boca Boating Beach Bash (, Jewish Republican activist Alan Bergstein, Sun-Sentinel columnists, Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson and Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatre.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are 21Jump Street, Being Ryan, Seeking Justice and Jeff, Who Lives At Home. Movies opening at the Delray theatre are Delicacy and W.E. The Matchmaker opens March 23 in Delray.
Caldwell Theatre presents the musical “Working”, Now-April 1. Ticket info at
A tribute to Frank Sinatra, “Come Fly Away” is playing at the Kravis Center.
On Sat, March 17, at 3 pm, author JoJo Capece will discuss her new book at the West Boca Branch Library, 18685 State Road 7 in Boca Raton. Capece draws from her background in art, public relations, and diplomacy to create a novel of suspense and intrigue about the adventures American expatriate Bébé Deverton’s experiences while living in Rome. Capece infuses her first novel with romance, humor and the passion and splendor of the Eternal City. A book signing follows her talk and video presentation.
Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents Sweet Charity through March 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.
The Original Florida Follies is at Olympic Heights High March 18. Call 954.956.2626 for ticket information.
Dr. Larry Kawa, hosts Eric Cantor at a 7:30 dinner at the Boca Marriott March 17. Call 561.789.4271 for details.
The 6th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA is March 7th - 18th. See or 866-571-ARTS.
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
Former president Bill Clinton speaks at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on March 20.
Condoleeza Rice speaks at the Breakers for the Boys and Girls Club, March 21. Call 561.683.3287 for tickets.
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
A new TD Bank opens March 24. Festivities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. Give-a-ways.
The ground breaking for the new Boca Raton downtown Library will be April 10.
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.
The Center For Group Counseling at 22455 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton will be the venue for the writing workshop, Memories, Milestones and Memoirs, for people who have stories to tell, who want to improve their writing skills, who are looking for feedback and just plain fun, to take place on three Friday Mornings, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with instructor Emily Rosen, M.S., M.A. Call 561 477 8727. Cost is $60. for the three sessions. For sign up information, call 561 483 5300 .
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 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.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day Saturday to the Irish and those who wish they were!
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: Fax column items to 561.451.0000.

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