Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Barrys Buzz Nov. 1, 2012

         For the first time in history, Election Day may be postponed in some states due to lack of electricity to power electronic voting booths. ""
        Dickey’s Barbecue Pit opens today at 21073 Powerline Road, Suite 33 with a free pulled pork big barbecue sandwich for the first 100.
        You can be part of Solavei, new social commerce network with over a million members expected by the end of the year. Take a look at for a brief overview and contact with any questions and to take advantage of it.
       Boca Raton City Council has approved a new agreement with Florida Atlantic University that ups stadium events from 15 to 26.
       FAU president Mary Jane Saunders presented the FAU President’s annual Talon Award to Boca Raton Mayor Susan Welchel.
       Boca Raton Republican Club President Margi Helschien has been appointed president of the Independent Conservative Action Network. Helschien, who is also vice chair of the Palm Beach County Republican Party and board member of the West Boca Raton Community Council, begins her two-year term immediately.
       Developers of a mammoth, downtown development are asking for a rehearing on a decision that handed its opponents the right to bring Boca Raton City Council's approval of an ordinance affecting the development to a citywide referendum.
       Broadstone North Boca Village on North Federal Highway is about to make its debut as the city's first rental property to open in nearly 10 years– pre-leasing is set to start in October or November.
       An appellate court has ordered the City of Boca Raton to go forward with a citizen group's referendum that would prohibit members-only beach clubs on coastal public lands — the climax of a two-year drama involving a 15-acre parcel owned by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.
       To help keep intoxicated drivers off the road during Halloween, AAA and Anheuser-Busch Wholesalers are offering the Tow to Go Program through Saturday throughout Florida.
       Palm Beach County September single family home sales were 1,031.
       Neil Simon’s Rumors is not to be missed at the Stage Door Theater on Sample Road in Coral Springs. 6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks opens Nov. 9. Go to for tickets or call 954.344.7765.
       Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on
   Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Fridays at 10 a.m. featuring Lifetime Leisure Experiences President Coach Chris Klesh, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. You can also win free tickets to the Cinemark theaters.  To watch this weeks show click on it.

        Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Shadowwood Theatre are Flight, The Man with the Iron Fists and Wreck-It-Ralph. Move to Move is on Saturday at 1 and Thursday at 7at Movies of Delray and 6:30 Sunday at Movies of Lake Worth opening Good Doctor.
        Slow Burn Theatre presents Avenue Q through Nov. 4 at the West Boca Performing Arts Theatre, 12811 West Glades Road in Boca Raton. Get tickets and more information at or call 866.811.4111.
       Shop-A-Thon event for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is Nov. 2 & 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Annie Sez, Boca Greens Plaza on 441. Visit for 15% of purchases donated.
       The Womens Theatre Project presents Delval Divas will be at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, November 2-18 Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sat-Sun 2 p.m. $25 tickets. Call 561.347.3948 or visit
        Remember to set your clocks back one hour Saturday evening!
        The Palm Beach Pops season starts Nov. 4. Go to for information and tickets or call 561.832.7677.
        Polls open at 7 a.m. Nov. 6. Expect long lines, so as they say in Chicago, “vote early and vote often!”
        The Jewish Journal presents its inaugural literary event 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Nov. 8 at Temple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Judith Levy, Steven Foreman, Chef Allen Susser, Rabbis Bruce Warshal and Yaakov Thompson, moderated by Arlene Herson. Tickets are $65 and non-refundable. Register on line at or call 1.800.275.8820.
       The fourth annual Propel Classic will be Nov. 8 at the Boca Country Club, 17757 Boca Club Blvd. Fee is $250 tax deductible for scholarships administered by the George Snow Scholarship fund. Call Matt Kutcher, 561.704.4648 or visit
       Florida Atlantic University is presenting "With Their Voices Raised" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road. A donation of $5 to $15 will be requested at the door, and profits will be donated to the FAU Veteran Owls. 
      Best of Boca and Beyond to benefit Hospice of Palm Beach Foundation, hosted by Boca Raton Magazine is 6 to 9 pm, featuring the unveiling of the new courtyard at the Shops of Boca Center. Tickets are $50 at
      Don’t miss Lincoln, opening Nov. 16. There are not enough superlative words for this wonderful, excellent classic, destined to garner a number of Academy Awards. Four plus stars!!!
      The Boca Raton Children's Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd, is hosting a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 17. Registration costs $25 per space. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The deadline to rent a space is Nov.15. For more information and to receive an application, call Jayne Morrison at 561-368-6875 or email
        The VI annual Rotary Carousel Day at Sugar Sand Park is Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please bring a new unwrapped toy for the kids at Boca helping Hands and Wayne Barton study Center. Hotdogs and Hamburgers available. Have fun at the Carousel with your kids.
        Phyllis and Harvey Sandler will be honored by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Dec. 6 at St. Andrews Country Club, with CBS correspondent Dan Raviv and Israel’s 9th Mossad director Efraim Levy. Call Dana Vizner at 561.852.3270 for reservations.
        2013 Rotary Opal honorees Leif Ahnell, Bobby Campbell, Jay DiPietro, Kevin Ross and Rick Zimmer will be feted at a Jan. 19. gala.
        If you have computer issues, or just want to learn more, contact PC professor in Boca Raton or West Palm Beach, the preeminent computer repair and learning environment. Call 561.750.7879 or visit for more information and class schedules.
        Alpha Omega Biometrics Division is a one-stop service offering affordably priced background screening and drug testing for all your electronic fingerprinting requirements. Protect your loved ones. Visit for more information or call toll free, 1.800.998.8298.
        Biscayne Marketing in Boca offers a fully staffed inbound call center for all businesses at less cost than in house centers. Call Rick Alovis at 561.994.6445 or visit for further information. has openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
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        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.
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       Point of personal privilege: Today is the second anniversary of the passing of my son Larry. Rest In Peace my son.
        Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of, the 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 he Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at` -

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