Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Barrys Buzz March 29, 2012

Boca Raton Councilwoman Constance Scott is working for the Small Business Development Center for Palm Beach State College.
Delray Beach Mayor Woodie McDuffie filed papers to challenge Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher.
The Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery is planning to build a facility at I-95 and Palmetto Park Road, to open in 2013.
FP&L is going for a rate hike of $690 million, costing the average homeowner an additional $7 per month, but reducing the fuel surcharge of $4 per month. FP&L made $1 Billion in profits last year.
South Tech Academy student Billy Myrtle won the grand prize at the Venus Williams’ ElevenbyVenus contest at the Interncontinental Hotel in Miami Beach. His T-shirt design will be sold and included in Venus's Spring Collection with proceeds to benefit the New World School of the Arts. Billy will also get courtside tickets to see Venus play at the Sony Ericson Tournament in Key Biscayne and an Autographed, limited edition tennis racket. Billy was one of two High School kids who's work made it into the contest... the other top 11 were all college students.
George Bettinger's "Mom & Pop Shop" can be heard everyday at 4 PM on, a show that combines classic rock with zany comedy. Contact
Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson, Sun-Sentinel editorial editor Tony Fins, former editor Kingsley Guy and World Trade Center chairman Al Zucaro in front of an audience of Lynn Students from the stage of the Wold Center for the Performing Arts at Lynn University, site of the Oct. 22 final Presidential debates.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are Mirror Mirror and Wrath of the Titans. Movies opening at the Delray theatre are Footnote and Musical Chairs.
Don Estridge High Tech Middle School vs. Omni Middle School and Park Vista High School vs. Dreyfoos School for the Arts are the final four bands in the Battle of the Bands at 7 p.m. Friday at the Spanish River Performing Arts Center, 2400 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Tickets are free. Call 561.829.3222 or email
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 now plays through April 8 at the Delray Beach Playhouse. Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 or visit
Plans for the new I-95/Spanish Blvd. interchange will be unveiled today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center on the campus of Florida Atlantic University.
Jake Ehrenreich brings his one man show to the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Friday March 30, 8 p.m.
Frank T. Brogan, Chancellor of the State University System of Florida and former president of Florida Atlantic University will speak at a League of Women Voters luncheon at noon on March 31 at Benvenuto Restaurant in Boynton Beach. Cost is $50. Call 561.392.1262 for more information and reservations.
Jan McArt presents The BeatleManiacs at Lynn University Wold Center March 31 and April 1. Call 561.237.7707.
The Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF), which takes place Thursday, April 12, through Thursday, April 19, will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to beloved actress June Lockhart at their Silver Screen Splash, a Sunday brunch event that will take place at The Lake Pavilion on the Waterfront on April 15.
Congressional Candidate Adam Hasner speaks at a Luxury Chamber networking event, 6 p.m. April 17.
American Jewish Committee presents a Conversation with Consuls’ General: Critical Issues: The Impact of a Changing Middle East with Gael de Maisonneuve, France; Eva Alexandra Countess Kendrffy, Germany; Chaim Snacham, Israel; and Kevin McGurgan, United Kingdom, moderated by Palm Beach Post Editorial Page Editor, Randy Schultz, 7:30 p.m. April 17 at Temple Beth El, 333 SW 4th Ave. Boca Raton. This free event is open to the public but reservations are required at or call 561.994.7286.
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 ground breaking for the new Boca Raton downtown Library will now be April 24.
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 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.
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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