Thursday, September 13, 2012

Barrys Buzz Sept. 13, 2012

ADT shareholders are expected to approve a spinoff from Tyco International tomorrow to create a $3.1 billion company which will be headquartered in Boca Raton, with a new separate board of directors, some of whom could come from the area. The fifth version of the iconic Baja Beach Club is moving north from Fort Lauderdale to Boca in the former Club Boca location on the southwest corner of Palmetto Park and Powerline Roads on Oct. 5. Look for more bikini contests, etc. There is a job fair scheduled for bartenders, light techs, cocktail servers, shot girls and others from 4 to 8 p.m on Sept. 12 and 19. Go to or call 561.362.7000 for more information. Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie was appointed to the board of directors of the Florida League of Cities. Boca Raton residents Bobra Bush,Jordan Serlin, and 20 others, have formed the Democrats for Hasner Coalition Leadership team. Palm Beach County Democrat Party chair Mark Allen Siegel resigned last week, in the wake of an anti-Christian tirade. Drop In Action Sports Complex is the new name for the proposed 1.75 acre skateboarding and BMK center at the Logger’ Run Park, with Chris Evert’s son, Alex Mill on board. Go to for info and sponsorship opportunities. There's no timetable for construction, but an environmental review describes plans for a 20-story, 1,000-room hotel, with an expanded casino, more shops and a 2,500-seat theater at the Seminole Tribe of Florida's existing site in Coconut Creek. Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise is being renamed the BB&T Center in a 10 year deal, with a darker shade of red colors and logos. Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will begin shifting as many as 300,000 policies to private insurance companies in December. A Shayna Maidel plays through Sept. 30 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 and Barry Epstein airs tonight at 6 p.m. on Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. on featuring the First Lady of Florida Theatre Jan McArt, new social membership company Solavei founder Danielle Giancola, movie maven Morrie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel columnist Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson. Watch to win tickets to the Cinemark, Gateway and Last Picture Show Theatres. Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Theatre are Finding Nemo in 3D, Last Ounce of Courage and Resident Evil: Retribution, Obama’s America 2016 is still showing. Don’t miss it. Arbitrage with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth. 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 today 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. It’s election time, and an educated voter is the best voter. In addition to the candidates running for political office, several state constitutional amendments will be voted on during the upcoming general election. Todd Bonlarron, director Palm Beach County Legislative Affairs, will offer a clear explanation of what each of these initiatives means to you, the taxpayer. Approximately 60 minutes, space is limited. Call 561.482.4554 to preregister early for the Boca Raton Glade branch library Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. event. Others are at . 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, tomorrow, 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. Save the date; has partnered with Matteo's Ristorante Italiano of Boca Raton to create a night to benefit the FAU Men's Basketball Program on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7 pm with the goal to raise funds to benefit one of the most exciting sports programs in South Florida. Head Coach Mike Jarvis, staff, and team members will be discussing the upcoming College Basketball season and give the inside scoop on the Owls. Marketing and reservations will start about Sept. 22. "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. Scenes from Marvel Studios' superhero movie 'Iron Man 3' are set to begin filming in Dania Beach and around South Florida in October bringing millions of dollars into the South Florida economy.. The movie's cast and production crew will start arriving Oct. 1, and includes actors Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrowand Don Cheadle, 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. The grand opening date for the new DeHoernle Park on Spanish River Blvd. has been moved to 10 a.m. on Oct. 13. The Compassionate Friends, Inc., is a non-profit 501 c 3 self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to all bereaved parents. Annually, a car show-fund raiser is held to raise monies in order to continue offering services to the community of parents who have experienced the death of a child. Under the Lights" will be held Friday, October 19 at 7 pm at St. Paul's Church, 701 West Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Car trophies will be awarded as well as cash raffle drawings, basket auctions and gourmet food trucks. Music provided by Rockin Rich. Proceeds will benefit The Compassionate Friends, who are about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. For more info to attend or to pre register a car, contact at 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. They also welcomed a baby boy named Edward Duke Rancic via surrogate born last week. The second Meet Me on the Promenade downtown street festival is Oct. 26 and 27 with a Halloween theme. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' new Club Level, an exclusive, 70-seat section in the Fort Lauderdale hall's mezzanine, with special access to a nearby lounge with all the top-shelf amenities. will open on Oct. 26. You can be part of Solavei, new social media company starting Sept. 21. with a million users expected by the end of the year, plus you can make money by referring others. Email 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 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 A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year to all my Members of the Tribe and happy quarter century to my son Jaret on Sunday! 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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