Friday, September 10, 2010

Barry’s Buzz by Barry Epstein – Sept. 9, 2010

Frank Theatres has taken over the management of Sunrise Theatres, including Mizner Park. Morrie Zyrl to be named City Manager of all facilities.
FAU is building four 48 seat theatres, which will be open to the public evenings and weekends to show independent, foreign and classic films. The complex Is to open in October.
Thanks to Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson, drivers license services will now be located in the Tax Collectors South County Service Center as of September 13th. It will be a full service drivers license center as well as having the traditional services that have always been offered. For further information, call 561-355-2264 or visit the website:,
The new Ethics Czar of Palm Beach County, Inspector General Cheryl Steckler made her first public appearance on “barry epstein live” worldwide internet television show with over 29,000 viewers. It is archived on the site, and click on demand barry epstein, barry 9.03. Tips on wrongdoing can be sent to New show airs at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.
Bryan Rudnick, President of Alliance Strategies Group of Boca Raton, was recently appointed to the board of LEAH, League for Educational Awareness of the Holocaust, a local non-profit organization.
In a cost saving move, the Palm Beach International Film Festival offices moved from Royal Palm Place to the Shoppes of Village Point, donated by owner and Festival Chair Yvonne Boice.
The premier of a new movie, filmed in South Florida is Friday, Sept. 10 at the Muvico Theatre in City Place and others. For more information, contact producer Marcy Gorman at 561.307.2756.
Terrific show of Mack and Mabel at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. Don’t miss it.
Avery Summers, the Broadway star (Ain't Misbehavin' and Showboat) returns to the Caldwell Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca, for an evening of show tunes and standards with a jazz and blues feel. Featuring Cabaret Seating in the Count de Hoernle Lobby, tickets are $35 for the Sept. 25 8:00 p.m. show. Visit, or call the box office (561) 241-7432.
Tyco International's ADT Security Services will create at least 20 jobs each, most of which will be technical and managerial positions, over five years and has signed a long-term lease for a new location at 1501 Yamato Road, the former location of Washington Mututal, in return for $1.3 million in economic incentives from the state and city of Boca.
Mary Jane Saunders, new president of Florida Atlantic University, will be the guest speaker at the West Boca Chamber of Commerce September 14 7:30 a.m. Second Tuesday breakfast at Boca Lago Country Club, sponsored by West Boca Medical Center. Costs to attend are: $20 for members and first time guests, $45 for returning guests, if reserved by 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9: $25 for members and first time guests, $50 for returning guests, if reserved after 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9; and $30 for members and first time guests, $55 for returning guests at the door. RSVP to or call 561.482.9333 for further information.
The Boca Raton Historical Society will kick off the season with Oktoberfest 2010. The first ever Oktoberfest for the organization will be held on Saturday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the F.E.C. Railway Station, Count de Hoernle Pavilion at 747 South Dixie Highway in Boca Raton.
The evening will include German beer and food, along with the sounds of The Sheffield Brothers Band. There will also be an old fashioned bake sale, featuring German baked goods.
Committee members include Debbie Abrams, Helen Ballerano, Mary Csar, Kathy Qualman, Jamie Sauer, Madelyn Savarick, Lisa Vander Ploeg, and Dawn Zook.
The Boca Raton Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving the past to enrich the future. Now in its 38th year, the Historical Society actively promotes historic preservation and education through its archival services, guided tours and educational programs. For more information or to become a member, go to The cost to attend Oktoberfest is $75 per person and $65 for Young Friends Members. Reservations are required. Call 561-395-6766 ext 100, or visit
Movies opening this week include Life During Wartime, Mademoiselle Chambon, The Incubus, Animal Kingdom and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Happy Healthy and prosperous New Year to all my Jewish readers.

Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His website is and his email is His blog is also on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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