Thursday, July 26, 2012

Barry's Buzz - July 26, 2012

Dr. Larry Kawa hosts Rudy Giuliani at his home tomorrow for a fundraising dinner for Mitt Romney. Email drkawa@braces1 for details. There were 11,359 foreclosures filed in Palm Beach County from January to June, 1,439 in June and there are 39,000 pending. If you have foreclosure issues, go to and call 561.945.0000 for the help you need. Since 1952, there have been 15 presidential elections in which Democrats have won Florida only four times. Palm Beach County NPA’s are poised to overtake Republicans. The current registration is Democrat: 374,068 (44.5%), Republican: 243,345 (28.9%), NPA (No Party Affiliation) 223,765 (26.7%). The American Association of Caregiving youth founder Connie Siskowski, will be deservedly honored this morning during the Fearless Caregiver Conference at the Boca Raton Embassy Suites Hotel for her efforts throughout the years. ADT Security will base its world headquarters in Boca and beefing up employee levels significantly. Marilyn Swillinger has been named president of the Lynn University’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music. Larry Leon was named new Chief of Police for the Palm Beach County School District as of July 30, replacing retiring Chief Jim Kelly. GetMed Urgent Care, a new walk-in medical center will open in the Fountains Center, 7600 W. Camino Real in October, with a full-time physician on duty offering a host of medical services, including flu shots, physicals, EKGs, X-rays and minor surgical procedures. Divorce Party The Musical continues at the Kravis Center through August 19. Tickets at Don’t miss the true story of an Immigrant coming to Texas. The Immigrant at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs has been extended by popular demand to August 12. Paulette Dozier as Billie Holiday in Lady Day plays through Aug. 26. Call 954.344.7765 for ticket information or visit Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring “Love Life” mantra Steve Fugate (, Philanthropist Stanley Tate, Palm Beach County Commission candidate Mary Lou Berger, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy. Win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres. Movies opening at the Cinemark Theatre are The Watch and Step Up Revolution. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray is Headhunters. 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. The YMCA of South Palm Beach County is celebrating their 40th birthday with a free community Back-to-School Bash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at both the Boca Raton and Boynton Beach locations. See The Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton hosts a free swim clinic with two Olympic swimmers, Maritza Correia (the first African American to break a world record in swimming) and Gil Stovall (who competed at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China) from 1 to 4 p.m. on August 11. Highlights include learning the Olympians favorite swim drills, a Q&A session with photos wearing a real Olympic medal and much more. Register at The Luxury Chamber of Commerce features a monthly wine and Cheese mixer at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N. Federal Highway, #100,, Boca Raton, on August 20 from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. with a special guest speaker. Details and reservations at 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. "Henrietta, Countess de Hoernle 100th Birthday Gala: Our Legend, Her Legacy" will be honored 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. Hollywood celebrity couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic will be the keynote speakers at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation’s 9th Annual Go Pink Luncheon Friday, October 26, 2012 from 11am to 1:30 pm 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. You can have your own internet television show very inexpensively. Contact Wayne at 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. For Al-Anon-meetings in South Palm Beach County, go to Finally, all our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the tragic shooting in Colorado last Friday morning. But why would parents take young babies and children to a violent movie at midnight or any other time for that matter? 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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