Thursday, April 19, 2012
Barrys Buzz April 19, 2012
Working with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office to secure a first-in-the-nation grant to save money and solve crimes faster, a new “CSI” lab opened in Boca that will provide quicker turnaround time processing crime scene evidence for Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, in County Commissioner Steve Abram’s district. Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation has received a $5 million gift from Barbara and Dick Schmidt and the Schmidt Family Foundation for the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. Mike Jarvis FAU Head basketball coach returns with a $250,000 contract for three years. Best Buy plans to close 50 stores throughout the U.S. The only ones in Florida are in Tampa and Fort Myers. There were 5,482 bankruptcies filed in Palm Beach County last year. Palm Beach Pops 6 concert Season ticket subscriptions are available now for $125 and up. Call 561.832.7677 or visit www.palmbeachpops.org. Boca Raton’s Laurie Silvers, Founder and President of Hollywood Media, Hollywood.com and the Sci-Fi Channel, speaks at the FAU Business Executive Series today at 5:30 p.m. Florida CFO Jeff Atwater is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in the Republican primary against Connie Mack and George Lemieux. The winner will face well funded incumbent democrat Bill Nelson in the general election. Yard House is looking for 200 workers starting Tuesday for a June 3 expected opening. The casual dining restaurant will occupy the space on the first floor of the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in the former Zed location. Apply in person 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 327 Plaza Real in Mizner Park, Suite 305 above Sloane’s Ice Cream, through May. 12. For more information call 800-336-5336 or visit www.yardhouse.com. Hamid Hashemi’s IPic theatre and restaurant is expected to open next week with an invitation only VIP event. Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on www.wrpbitv.com featuring Gossip extra and Miami Herald columnist Jose Lambiet, Movie distributor Mel Maron, www.Overnightthemovie.com producer Zack Norman, opening April 20, Gila Pro computer guru Rich Loeb, L & R Security General Manager George Beasley, and Sun-Sentinel columnist and former editorial editor Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are The Lucky One, Think Like A Man, Chimpanzee and Marley. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth theatres is Overnight. Adam Hasner opens his campaign office for United States House, Friday 3 p.m. at 4800 NW Boca Raton Blvd. featuring two term Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Open House is from 4 to 6 P.M. Pawlenty speaks free on “Understanding Obamacare” at 6 p.m. Friday at the Embassy Suites hotel, I-95 and Yamato Road, hosted by Boca Raton dentist Dr. Larry Kawa, followed by an invitation only private dinner. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your cell number and names of guests. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Into the Woods is at the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre, 12811 W. Glades Road, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m Sunday. Tickets are $20-$35. Contact www.slowburntheatre.org or call 954.323.7884. The All Night Strut is at the Stage Door Theatre on Sample Road in Coral Springs through April 20. Tickets are $38-$42. Little Shop of Horrors plays through May 20. Call 954-344-7765 or visit www.stagedoortheatre.com . 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 www.paradeproductions.org , or by calling 866-811-4111. The ground breaking for the new Boca Raton downtown Library will now be April 24. A free Identity Theft protection seminar is 3:30-5 p.m. at 7301 West Palmetto Park Rd. Call 561.392.1772 for info. Carbonell nominated actress and acclaimed jazz artist Paulette Dozier will star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill, playwright Lanie Robertson's portrait of the legendary jazz singer on April 28, 2 p.m. at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $15. Call 561.347.3948. 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, www.emilyrosen424.com. Call 561 477 8727. or 561 483 5300. email@example.com. Office Depot and SCORE presents a free business conference April 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lynn University. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2732901181. Care Wellness Center presents a free HCG Diet Seminar 7 p.m. May 2 and noon, May 19 at 5576 West Sample Road, Margate. www.carewellnesscnter.com and www.hcg-and-diet.com. Call 954.586.2273 for reservations. Former presidential candidate Michael Dukakis speaks at a cocktail reception for the Florida Fishing Academy on May 4 at the City Fish Market restaurant, Glades Road and the Turnpike. Tickets are $150 which includes a silent auction. Call 561.747.7227 or email Rich@floridafishingacademy.com at www.floridafishingacademy.com. 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 (www.luxurychamber.com), 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 www.wrpbitv.com. Website; www.publicrelations.nu; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax column items to 561.4510000. His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at www.floridajewishjournal.com - http://barrys-journal.blogspot.com.