Thursday, March 22, 2012

Barrys Buzz March 22, 2012

Florida Atlantic Director Craig Angelos is leaving the post after successfully building the athletic program. Congrats to Emily Lily, Boca Events coordinator and Frank Correggio, fire service PIO, on their retirement.
The $39.5 million Dixie Highway flyover connecting Boca Raton to Deerfield Beach, will open in mid-March.
The BankAtlantic sale to BB&T is back on. Office Depot Chairman Neil Austrian made 46.8 million in 2011.
U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch opened his re-election campaign office in the Kings Point Shopping Center.
State Rep. Joe Abruzzo will run for a new Senate seat in western Palm Beach County. Rep. Steve Perman picks up Century Village from Irv Slosberg and gets all of south palm beach county west of the Turnpike.
State Sen. Elyn Bogdanoff is mulling a race against State Sen. Maria Sachs.
U.S. Congressman Allen West spoke at two state GOP fundraising dinners in the Midwest for his house colleagues reelection campaigns, building up chits for his own reelection campaign and getting increased visibility throughout the country for his exposure as a potential vice presidential running mate which he initially expressed interest on the barry epstein live internet television show months ago.
Political activist Roger Stone can’t run for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian as he did not join the party by Dec. 31.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office is seeking volunteers with horses for the south county extension of its COP mounted patrol. Applicants should email Major Helmut Schmidt at
Boca Raton commodities trader Martin Bedick is being investigated by regulators for deceptive trade practices after being kicked out of various commodity trade associations for deception and lying to investigators.
From our brand new studio in Boca Raton, Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring PR guru Jay VanVechten, discussing the (, Boca Boating Beach Bash, David Quilleon, Executive Director of the Palm Beach Pops and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatre. Next week’s show will be on the stage of the Wold Center for the Performing Arts at Lynn University, site of the Oct. 22 final Presidential debates with guests, Sentinel editorial page editor Antonio Fins, World Trade Center chairman Al Zucaro, Watson and Guy, in front of a live Lynn studio audience. It will be on the internet in two parts on March 30 and April 6 at 10 a.m.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are The Hunger Games and Musical Chairs (Boynton Beach). Movies opening at the Movies of Delray are The Matchmaker and the Deep Blue Sea.
Caldwell Theatre presents the musical “Working”,now throughApril 1. Ticket info at
“I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road” musical opens tomorrow, March 31 through April 8 at the Delray Beach Playhouse. Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 or visit
Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash, the largest event of its kind in the U.S. for people with disabilities is Saturday March 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Spanish River Park. To RSVP and for 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.
Boca Bacchanal is Sunday, March 25 at Mizner Park. Tickets at
Plans for the new I-95/Spanish Blvd. interchange will be unveiled March 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center on the campus of Florida Atlantic University.
Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor of the State University System and former president of FAU, speaks at a League of Women Voters $50 lunch March 31 at Benvenuto Restaurant, Boynton Beach. Call 561.392.1262 for more information.
Jan McArt presents The BeatleManiacs at Lynn University Wold Center March 31 and April 1. Call 561.237.7707.
Sweet Charity is at Spanish River High School April 12-15 with 40 cast members.Call 561.241.2020 for more info or visit for early bird ticket pricing before April 1.
The ground breaking for the new Boca Raton downtown Library has been moved to April 24.
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.
Parade Productions, Boca Raton’s newest theatre company, will present a premier reading of South Florida playwright Stuart Meltzers comedy, Better Than Damn Good on April 23rd, at 7:30 p.m., at the Studio at Mizner Park. Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased on-line at,or by calling 866-811-4111 The Center For Group Counseling at 22455 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton presents a $60 writing workshop, Memories, Milestones and Memoirs on three Friday Mornings, April 27, May 4, and May 11 from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with instructor Emily Rosen, Call 561 477 8727. or 561 483 5300.
Office Depot and SCORE presents a free business conference April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lynn University. Register at
If you would like to save money on your existing 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.
70 years ago today, Libby Epstein gave birth to her first born son.
Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, 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 Website;; email:, or fax column items to 561.4510000. His blog is on the Jewish Journal website at -

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