Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Barrys Buzz March 8, 2012

Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith has made a $50,000 donation to Florida Atlantic University for its football stadium.
Boca City Councilwoman Constance Scott retired March 2 as a 13 year business banker with Citibank.
MLS, used by real estate agents to list homes, now requires that agents disclose if a bank owns the property.
Lynn University president Kevin Ross will be among the honorees of the Ultimate CEO Awards by the South Florida Business Journal April 5. 5:30 p.m. at the Breakers. Go to
Barry University sold WXEL-TV Channel 42 to a local group headed by Bernie Henneberg for $1,446.102.
Aerospace Technologies Group opened its new headquarters in Boca Raton on Monday with fanfare that included a fighter jet flyover and a color guard. But the star of the show was Jackie Autry, widow of Gene Autry, billed as "American's Favorite Singing Cowboy." Employees dubbed their new building "Autry House," saluting the woman who has funded the company's decade-long climb to 130 employees and $22 million in sales. The company makes window shades for commercial airliners and business jets. Autry, who was married to the Hollywood star of film, TV and radio for 17 years, owns 96 percent of the company, an investment that executives say is in the "tens of millions." She cited both her late husband's love of aviation and the company's product potential as reasons for her interest.
Suncoast Community High School paid $12,000 for teacher John Slattery’s funeral. School board member Debra Robinson called the decision a 'brain fart'.
Curtains plays at West Boca High School tonight, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. Cost is $15. Call 561.672.2064 for tickets.
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, PR Guru Jay Van Vechten, heading up the Boca Boating Beach Bash (, Palm Beach Film and Television Commission Director of Operations Michelle Hillery on the upcoming Student Showcase Wednesday at Lynn University's Wold Theatre for the Performing Arts. Watch to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatre.
Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are; A Thousand Words, John Carter, Friends With Kids and Silent House.
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
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.
Nat King Cole Generations Concert with Mary Wilson, Brett Loewenstern and child violin prodigy Branna Kahane is tonight 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 Boca Raton municipal election is Tuesday, March 13. As they say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.
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.
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
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.
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.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour Sat. eve for Daylight Savings Time-Should be all year round.
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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