Published On: Tue, Apr 11th, 2017

Barrys Buzz-April 12, 2017

barry-blueAvi Hoffman and Shari Unger speak at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club April 12 lunch and learn on the Dachau album. RSVP at

  The South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (SPBC FAWL), a group of dedicated women lawyers who primarily practices law in areas of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, will be having their next membership luncheon on April 13 at 11:45 a.m. at Mariposa on the second floor of Neiman Marcus, 5860 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Judge James Martz, Administrative Juvenile Judge, will be speaking about the SPBCFAWL and SPBCBA Juvenile Outreach Program. You can register online at The cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

Guys and Dolls continues at the Wick theatre to April 29. Tickets at

  Dr. Richard Staller and Advanced Dentistry-South Florida are sponsoring a fun fundraiser to freeze out childhood cancer April 29 from 3 to 7 pm at Ben & Jerry’s , 1155 E. Atlantic. Ave. Delray Beach to benefit The Anthony Rizzo Family (former Chicago Cubs first baseman) and P4 Foundations. Celebrity scoopers include Delray Mayor Carey Glickstein, FAU Head Football Coach and 850’s morning radio personality Rich Stevens. Money raised for these organizations go DIRECTLY to childhood cancer research and the families affected. Less than 3% of cancer funding today goes toward childhood cancer research…it’s alarming how little funding they get. Here is the link to the GoFundMe page: Also on Facebook.

  Boca Raton City Councilman Jeremy Rodgers is the new deputy mayor and re-elected Mayor Susan Haynie welcomed a second woman to the dais after a packed swearing-in ceremony in council chambers. Councilwoman Andrea Levine O’Rourke took the seat vacated by former Deputy Mayor Mike Mullaugh.

Ten Palm Beach County schools will be getting promised construction upgrades starting this summer, Superintendent Robert Avossa said. The projects, funded by a penny sales tax increase that voters approved in November, include paving at Del Prado Elementary in Boca Raton and water intrusion repairs at Eagles Landing Middle, west of Boca Raton. Avossa said at a press conference he plans to provide quarterly updates on progress to the School Board and public.

  Daggerwing Nature Center is breaking out the ladybugs for the annual free Earth Day bash billed as “Come Celebrate the Planet!” “This year our theme is reduce, reuse, recycle refuse,” said Sean Mallee, manager of Palm Beach County’s nature center in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park in West Boca.

  Free seminars at the Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton First Wednesdays of each month, 11 a.m. – 12 noon – see specific dates below*: Altered States of Consciousness In Therapy May 3, 2017 – Feminist Therapy June 7, 2017 – Autism Spectrum Disorders. All seminars are presented by Faulk Center for Counseling graduate students pursuing master’s degrees or doctoral degrees in psychology, social work or mental health counseling. No cost to attend. *Dates subject to change.

    Monica Lewinsky speaks on social media safety at a Boca West lunch 11;30 April 19. Tickets are $100.

    Starting April 24, the one-of-a-kind west boca leaders networking group will meet on the second snd fourth Mondays from 4:30 to 6- two for one Happy Hour, etc. cost is only $60 per quarter, questions? 561.702.0000. link  your website to ours plus other benefits.  Bring  application and second quarter membership. Applications at

Faulk Center Networking Event & Butterfly Release in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in May at 5:30 May 11 free and open to the community. RSVPs mandatory. Call Ali Rubin at 561-483-5300 to RSVP or for more information.

   West Boca News, Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, New Times and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.    

Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president-emeritus of the, the, the and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. Email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:

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