Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Barrys Buzz June 21, 2012

Former Boca Police Chief and former PBSO Sheriff Charles McCutcheon has died at the age of 83. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Glick Family Funeral Home, 3600 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. A church service and burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joan of Arc Church, 370 SW Third Street, Boca Raton. Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told the Boca Advisory Board for People with Disabilities that all polling places will be equipped to handle any handicapped needs. Despite reports to the contrary, Mitt Romney confirmed that Marco Rubio is being vetted to be his running mate. George LeMieux dropped out of the Republican race for U.S. Senate to go up against Sen. Bill Nelson. After four years, former Asst. Executive Director of the Levis JCC Randy Colman, returns Sept. 1 to head it up. Former head football coach of the FAU Owls, Howard Schnellenberger, in his new role as Ambassador at Large provides motivational speeches to groups and is raising millions for the University’s budget. The Florida Atlantic University Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering is the $25,000 grand prize winner of the 2012 NCEES Engineering Award for Connecting Professional Practice and Education. Cpl. Burt Richards is collecting used cell phones for veterans to get a free 60 minute calling card. Contact pr.group@juno.com to donate your old phones. Palm Beach County commissioners approved a job growth incentive grant for $75,000 for Digital Risk LLC, a financial services firm which recently opened a 25,000-square-foot office in Boca Raton and is expected to create 150 jobs by 2014 with an average annual salary of more than $48,000. Washington Post: Boca’s Pine Crest School is the #2 private school in the U.S. and the only one ranked in Florida. Palm Beach County had the eighth best high school graduation rate among the nation’s largest school districts and the second best in Florida in 2009, according to the national education publication “Education Week”. Gerald Riopelle was appointed principal of Omni Middle and Renee Elfe was appointed principal of Boca Elem. Five million tourists visited Palm Beach County in 2011, spending and average $1,040/day and staying 3.5 days. Bank of America dismissed 675 employees despite backlog requests for mortgage modifications. Slow Burn Theatre presents Xanadu at the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre in the West Boca High School June 22-July 1. Fri./Sat.’s at 8 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets and info at www.slowburntheatre.org. Call 954.323.7884. Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on www.wrpbitv.com featuring FAU Ambassador-At-Large and former head football coach Howard Schnellenberger, Attorney Robert Kesten, chair of South Tech Academy and Palm Beach World Trade Center Chair Al Aucaro. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Moonrise Kingdom, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Brave. Movie opening Friday at The Movies of Delray and Lake Worth is Seeking a Friend For The End of the World. Ermani, an opera from Bologna plays Saturday at noon and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Movies of Delray and The Bright Stream from the Bolshoi Ballet plays Saturday at noon and Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Movies of Lake Worth. La Cage is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Four stars! The Immigrant and Backwards in High Heels are at the Stage Door Theatre 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs Don’t miss the true story of an Immigrant coming to Texas. Call 954.344.7765 for ticket information. 16 Handles, a premium self-serve frozen yogurt store located in University Commons, will celebrate the final day of National Frozen Yogurt Month with Free Fro-Yo Day on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Sponsored by the West Boca Community Council, come celebrate the Fourth of July free at the Sunset Cove Amphitheatre in the South County Regional Park west of 41 at 6:30 p.m. with music by Whitestone Band and Fireworks by Zambelli. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs permitted. No pets, BBQ’s or personal fireworks allowed. Jesus Christ Superstar will be at the Count de Hoernle theatre, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca from July 5-15. Go to http://www.entractetheatrix.org/ for ticket prices, reservations and further information or call 561.366.9033. Jan McArt, The First Lady of Florida Theatre will be feted at the Sunday July 8 matinee performance. $15 reception cost. On Friday, August 31, the Sunset Cove Amphitheater will host a live concert featuring Sublime with Rome with special guests Cypress Hill, Pepper, and the Dirty Heads. The Boca Raton Theatre Guilds 2012-2013 season will begin with a comedy, and end with a classic. A.R. Gurneys Sylvia, and Kander & Ebbs Chicago will run in September and March at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, located at 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton, just south of Palmetto Park Road. Tickets for Sylvia will go on sale on August 1st, and can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948. 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 wrpbitv@yahoo.com. 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. If you have foreclosure issues, go to www.finestofsouthflorida.com and call 561.945.0000 for the help you need. 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: pr@publicrelations.nu, 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

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