Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Barrys Buzz May 17, 2012
Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney visits Boca Raton tonight for a reception at Woodfield Country Club followed by dinner at the home of Sun Capital Partners co-founder Marc Leder, hosting the $50,000 a plate fundraiser and the $2,500 donors reception, including a VIP photo opportunity for $10,000 contributors. He will raise $10 million in Boca, Tampa and at a Biltmore Hotel fundraiser in Coral Gables from a primarily Cuban crowd. Romney will be back in Boca on Oct. 20 for the final presidential debate with Barach Obama at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center, which will become the epicenter of the world. Palm Beach County anted up $150,000 in tourism tax dollars for Lynn to market the Debate the school is hosting. The Florida Supreme Court ruling upholding term limits means that long-serving Palm Beach County Commssioners Burt Aaronson and Karen Marcus will be leaving, but may run for other posts. Four candidates have filed to run for Aaronson's District 5 post: Democrats Mary Louise Berger, Steven Meyer and Rick Neuhoff and Republican Paul Tocker. The Boca Raton Historical Society added four new “stars” to the annual Walk of Recognition under the Miznr statue at Royal Palm Place. Honorees included Sandra Greenblatt, Howard McCall, Holli Rockwell and Anne Vegso. Sofia Vergara reportedly split from her Delray businessman boyfriend, former political candidate Nick Loeb. Former University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University football coach Howard Schnellenberger and his wife Beverlee, have sold an Ocean Ridge condominium for $590,000. He is now Ambassador-At-Large for FAU. Debbie and Ed Ellman hosted a fundraiser for the re-election of School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri at their Boca Grove home last week. South Tech Academy nurse educator, Nancy Moore, has received ATI Nursing Educations first-ever Nurses Touch Award for creating a nursing education program for high school students interested in pursuing the field. Twenty-two Boca and West Boca teachers were named Teachers of the Year, and they all came to Rotary Club of Boca Raton Sunrise's annual breakfast before the school day started to collect praise, a plaque and a prize from School Board Chairman Frank Barbieri and Superintendent Wayne Gent. Boca Raton-based Patriot Rail Corp.will be acquired by San Francisco-based SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners. Ethan Allen Interiors will open a new two-floor 19,230 sg. ft. design center at 906 N. Federal Highway by the fall. Delray Beach is the Best Small Town in Florida, according to Rand McNally's "Best of the Road" website. Wayne Richards, chairman of the Port of Palm Beach Commission, presented a $500,000 Homeland Security grant check to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, to help protect the port and the county's waterways. Five million tourists visited Palm Beach County last year with 44,600 jobs supported by tourism in the county. Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on www.wrpbitv.com featuring World Trade Center Chairman Al Zucaro, movie maven Morie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free tickets to Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are The Dictator (opened Wednesday), What to Expect When You are Expecting and Battleship. Movies opening Friday at the Movies of Delray are What to Expect When You are Expecting, Follow Me and Darling Companion. Care Wellness Center presents a free HCG Diet Seminar at noon, May 19 at 5576 West Sample Road, Margate. www.carewellnesscenter.com and www.hcg-and-diet.com. Call 954.586.2273 for reservations. Two classes on May 19 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. will raise funds for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach Inc and Israel Defense Force to deliver packages to US troops and Israel soldiers overseas. Minimum donation of $10 each at Crossfit Boca Raton (The Garage) 10018 Spanish Isles Blvd. on 441 between Clint Moore and Yamato Roads. State Senator Maria Sachs kicks off her re-election campaign for new District 34, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 21 at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, between Clint Moore Road and Linton Blvd.. Red, White and Blue, Salute to Our Troops at Blue Martini Boca Raton is a benefit for Forgotten Soldiers Outreach at 7:00pm-10pm on May 25, $10 cash fee at the door, with proceeds donated to help the mission of sending monthly “we care” packages to all of our brave young men and women who are currently serving overseas. The Veterans Coalition of South Florida will present its annual Memorial Day program at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at Veterans Park, on Palmetto Park Road between Lyons Road and 441.west of Boca Raton. Bob Nichols, National Chairman of the Board of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is emcee at the Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Service from 11:50 A.M. to 2 p.m. at Palm Beach Memorial Park, 3691 Seacrest Blvd. Lantana (561.585 6444). More information is available at www.forgottensoldiers.org or call 561.369.2933. Birch Communications is a multi-million dollar company with an exclusive wholesale agreement with AT&T. If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers, call 561.852.0000. You can have your own internet television show very inexpensively. Contact Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Al-Anon-meetings in South Palm Beach County, go to www.southpalmbeachafg.org/meeting_list.html. WWW.WestBocaLeaders.com has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information. 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: email@example.com, or fax column items to 561.451.0000. His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at www.floridajewishjournal.com - http://barrys-journal.blogspot.com.