Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Barrys Buzz June 7, 2012

The gauntlet has been thrown down. Boca City Council members Susan Haynie and Anthony Majhess will face off for the Mayorship in two years. A poll was conducted to gauge support for former Palm Beach County School Superintendent to run against Chairman Frank Barbieri. Former Palm Beach County Commissioner Addie Green regrets publicly selling her vote for $5 million to put Scripps in Jupiter instead of Boca, as north Florida businesses have reneged on their pledge to fund her non-profit group. The state will hold a public hearing on the widening Federal Highway from 4 to 6 lanes between Glades Road to North of Yamato Road today at 5:30 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center. Susan Bucher, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections will discuss disabilities and the 2012 elections at the Boca Raton Advisory Board for People With Disabilities tonight at 7 p.m. at the Boca Raton Community Center Annex, Crawford Blvd. The meeting is free and open to the public. Those with family members affected should attend. The old Mizner Trail golf course may be used for water retention instead of development to compensate owners. Digital Risk, a major mortgage transaction firm with 1,400 employees nationwide, will open an office in Boca Raton to employ 150 people who are experienced underwriters, processors, closers, compliance experts & appraisers. South Florida cable operator Comcast reported first quarter profits of a huge $1.2 billion, up 26% which came on the backs of 1.3 million subscribers nailed with a 20% rate increase. Steve and Lori Leveen, founders of Levengers, are featured in the current June 11 issue of Fortune Magazine. Florida Atlantic University is planning a $42 million, 600 bed freshman dormitory project, on the Boca campus. “Storage Wars” reality tv show series will be filming in Palm Beach and Broward Counties at their Stor-All facilities in 2013. Major film “Parker”, shot in Palm Beach County, will also open in 2013, along with reality tv series “Divers”. Part time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump wants to build “Trump Studio City”, a film studio in South Miami-Dade County, twice the size of Universal Studios. The Commission will study the proposal for the next 90 days. Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring political activist Alan Bergstein, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl, Sun-Sentinel columnists, Lynn University Political professor Robert Watson and Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free tickets to Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres Friday are Hysteria, Prometheus and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Movie opening Friday at the Movies of Delray is Elena. The Immigrant is playing through July 1 and Backwards In High Heels, the Ginger Musical opens June 8 through July 1 at the Stage Door Theatre 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Call 954.344.7765 for ticket information. Soroptomist International of Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach hosts an installation banquet at Brooks Restaurant on June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Visit Soroptimists also awarded checks to 14 charities that help women and girls that meant even more with a tight economy and government cutbacks. Twin Palms Center for the Disabled and Met Life is offering a complimentary seminar on Family Dynamics of Special Needs Planning at 6 to 7 p.m. on June 14 at 306 NW 35 st. Boca Raton. Reserve by calling Dee at 954.625.1531. Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller Sharon Bock will headline a free panel seminar on Foreclosures and Short Sales 6 to 8 p.m. June 18 at Lakeside Terrace, 7880 Glades Road at the Turnpike. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required by calling 561.945.0000. All facing mortgage payment problems should attend. On June 20, The Palm Beach County School Board will recognize Cpl. Burt Richards for his efforts to successfully close schools on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 to educate students about War History and founding a Veterans Speakers Forum. 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. Jesus Christ Superstar will be at the Count de Hoernle theatre, 7901 N. Fed. Hwy. Boca from July 5-15. Go to 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 For Al-Anon-meetings in South Palm Beach County, go to has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information. If you have foreclosure issues, go to 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 (, 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 Website;; email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000. His blog is on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at -

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