Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Barrys Buzz - Aug. 30, 2012

The Voters Coalition of Palm Beach County endorsed Republican Adam Hasner for Congress, District 22 over Democrat Lois Frankel and Democrat Senator Maria Sachs for State Senate District 34 over Republican Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff. There will be a run-off between Steven M. Engel and Tom Thayer in the November general election for outside the city limits District 5 seat on the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District. Mizner Park wants to update its sign on Federal Highway with computer controlled LED lighting, changing every 8 hours at most. A new secured 24 Square foot lattice sign for the Boca Raton Children’s Museum was approved by the Community Appearance Board. The Museum is also planning a picket fence on the Crawford Avenue property and looking for a donated vintage carousel. 75 Palm Beach County and 24 West Palm Beach police officers are assisting at the Republican National Convention this week. Shake Shack will open a third South Florida location in University Commons, across from FAU at 1400 Glades Road, next year. West Boca resident Mindy Haas heads up the Florida PTA in 2014.Comcast will move its Florida headquarters to West Palm Beach from Sunrise and hire 161 dispatchers there, while laying off 89 people at its West Palm Beach location and move the jobs to Miramar. Boca Raton is considering outsourcing maintenance at three Boca owned golf courses and fast-tracking three development proposals in the northwest area of the city,over the objection of City Council member Anthony Majhess, which would add more residents. Max’s Grille in Mizner Park is closed for renovations through Thursday, Sept. 27. OMGfast Hi-Speed internet is now available in West Boca, offering MVDDS new technology with extremely fast downloads of 50Mbps and higher on an exclusive secure connection. Contact or call 954.643.7102. A Shayna Maidel plays through Sept. 16 at the Stage Door Theatre on Sample Road in Coral Springs. Call 954.344.7765 for ticket information or visit Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs tonight at 6 p.m. on Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring South Florida Business Journal senior writer and author Brian Bandell, photographer Kenny Applebaum and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch to win tickets to the Cinemark, Gateway and Last Picture Show Theatres. Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Theatre are Lawless (opened Wednesday), also at the Movies of Delray. Bill W will reopen tomorrow at the Movies of Lake Worth. Obama’s America 2016 is still playing at the Cinemark Theatres. Don’t miss it. The Green Market at FAU opens 4 p.m. today at the FAU football Stadium Plaza. Call 561.297.0197 for information. FAU’s College of Business hosts its weekly Executive Forum lecture series from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Office Depot Grand Lecture Hall, Room 101, starting today. Register at, or call 561.297.0927. 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. Bill Mahar is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Sept. 2. Tickets at The Boca Museum of Art hosts a free networking, panel discussion on how to start or grow an art collection and tour on Sept. 5 starting at 4 p.m. Reservations are required. RSVP to Downtown Boca hosts “Boca and Brazil Meet to Celebrate the Brazilian Beat’, for Brazil’s Independence Day Sept. 7. Boca’s Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders, Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation President Jan Savarick, Phyllis Green, Chairman of Green Advertising and Hospice by the Sea’s Paula J. Alderson will be honored on Sept. 13 as among South Florida Business Journal’s Influential Business Women of 2012 at the Hyatt Pier 66 Awards Luncheon in Ft. Lauderdale. Register at or call 954.949.7522. Soroptimists of Boca is seeking sponsors for the 39th annual “Women of Distinction” awards breakfast on Oct. 3 at Boca West Country Club. Contact or call 561.347.0440. Deadline is Sept. 21 for all ads. The Steve Bagdan Charitable Foundation presents the 24th Annual Golf Classic benefiting the George Snow Scholarship Fund, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club. Sponsorship and Underwriting opportunities are available. Email to or call 561.347-6799 for more information. "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. The Boca Raton Theatre Guild’s 2012-2013 season will begin with a comedy, A.R. Gurneys Sylvia from September 28- October 14 and end in March with a classic, Kander & Ebbs Chicago, at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 South Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are on sale at the Willow Theatre Box office: 561-347-3948. The sixth annual Theatre Arts Guild Ice Cream Social is being held on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Broken Sound Country Club with a Jersey Boys tribute by the Atlantic City Boys, including some of the former members of the Jersey Boys. Go to for details. Boca-based Bluegreen Corp. is putting on "Two to Tango," the gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation that will move to the Boca Raton Marriott on Oct. 5. E’s Giuliana Rancic will host cocktails, hors d’oevres and desserts to honor Sun-Sentinel’s Life’s Victories survivors and help fight breast cancer, 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the 110 Tower in Ft. Lauderdale. Giuliana and her husband Bill will then 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. You can be part of Solavei, new cell phone company starting Sept. 21. Unlimited 4G calls, text, messaging and data for a flat rate of $49 per month, plus you can make money by referring others. E-mail to for a personal, no obligation, invite. has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information. You can have your own internet television show very inexpensively or sponsor mine. 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 service or your numbers, call 561.852.0000. For Al-Anon-meetings in South Palm Beach County, go to 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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