Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Barrys Blog July 5, 2012

Coming from Ohio State University, Patrick Chun, 37, is the new Athletic Director for Florida Atlantic University. In August, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Restaurant opens a 48 seat, 2,000 sq. ft. place at 21073 Powerline Road, Suite 33. If you are going to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts or Discovery Center, be sure to try the Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, just east of the MODS for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Amazing food with reasonable prices. Check out the menu at or call 954.530.7520. Florida's Turnpike plazas are getting a $163 million makeover, all paid for by toll fees. The West Palm Plaza will be completed by the end of 2012. Hammock Pointe elementary school received a space shuttle artifact from NASA to be displayed in August. Divorce Party the Musical returns to the Kravis Center through August 19. Tickets are $25 and up. Call 800-572.8471 or visit Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring State Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff, WRPBITV producer Wayne Filowitz and Sun-Sentinel columnists Kingsley Guy and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatres are Spiderman-(3& ½ stars) (opened Tuesday), Katy Perry: Part of Me (opened today), Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love with Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Roberto Benigni, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig and Ellen Page and Savages directed by Oliver Stone. Movies opening Friday at The Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are To Rome With Love and People Like Us. Your Sisters Sister (3 stars) opens at Movies of Lake Worth too. 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. 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. Cabaret Verboten is at the Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street through July 29. Tickets are $20 to $35. Call 561.450.6357 or visit The West Boca Community Council features a Meet the Candidates session on July 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Boca Lago Country Club for Palm Beach County Sheriff, State Attorney, Palm Beach County Commission District 5 and State Representatives District 25 and 81. Visit for further information. Starting July 11, the West Boca Leaders networking group will be meeting at Sachs Sax Caplan, 6111 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 200, Boca Raton. Interested in joining? Check out for category availability and call 561.852.0000. Aladdin and His Magic Lamp is at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S. Military Trail, Friday July 13-Sunday July 15. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Call 561.347.3948 or visit for further information and seating chart. The Levis JCC hosts the second annual “Run, Sweat & Beers “ benefit 5k run/walk on July 19 at 7 p.m. in the South County Regional Park, West Boca. Fee is $30. Register at The first 400 registered runners get a shirt. Axl and Oliver Vinograd, varsity golf brothers at Spanish River High School will host their first annual Kids Cancer Foundation Golf Tournament Fundraiser on July 29 at Boca Greens Country Club. Scramble shotgun start is 1 p.m. followed by a reception and raffle ceremony at 6 p.m. Email or call 561.350.9519 for more info. 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 Guild’s 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. Save the date: "Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle 100th Birthday Gala: Our Legend, Her Legacy" will take place on her birthday, Sept. 24, at Boca West Country Club.The event presenter is The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller. Honorary chairpersons are Christine Lynn and Barbara and Dick Schmidt. Gala chairwoman and vice chairwoman are Commander Isabel K. Paul and Dame Alyce E. Erickson, respectively. Save the Date: Hollywood celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic will be the keynote speakers at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 9th Annual Go Pink Luncheon October 26, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. The second Meet Me on the Promenade downtown street festival is Oct. 26 and 27 with a Halloween theme. 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. You can have your own internet television show very inexpensively. Contact Wayne at For Al-Anon-meetings in South Palm Beach County, go to 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. 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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