Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Barrys Buzz Oct. 18, 2012

        Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton tomorrow. Events include a 4:30 p.m. $10,000 VIP photo reception, 4:45 $2,500 general reception, followed immediately by a $25,000 dinner at the home of Mike and Irene Milin. RSVP to 857.206.0431 or email Other hosts include Dr. Larry and Virginia Kawa, Ambassador Ned and Stephanie Siegel, Jordan and Denise Zimmerman, Scott Adams and Marc J. Leder .
       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 advantageld get  of it.
       St. Andrews School Board member, developer Atul Bisaria and Boca Raton contractor Steve Lewis have been indicted for fraud for allegedly misappropriating funds that were loaned to renovate the former Doubletree Hotel in Boca Raton and another hotel in Pittsburgh.
       Security giant ADT could receive up to $1.62 million in state and local incentives for adding 120 jobs at its Boca Raton headquarters.
       Digital Risk could get up to $3.6 million in incentives for creating new jobs in Boca Raton.
       Publix Super Markets has launched free Wi-Fi access for shoppers,
       Julie Gates, Loggers� Run Middle Social Studies Leader, has won Florida�s Middle School Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award.
         I-95 double express lanes may be moving north to Glades Road. The state heard public input Tuesday at FAU.
        Miami and San Francisco are finalists to host the 2016 50th anniversary Super Bowl. Loser goes up against Houston for 2017.
        There are 1,665 bank branches in South Florida, with Wells Fargo having 201, an 18% market share and $31 billion in assets, and Chase having 159, a 9% market share. Bank of America has a 14% market share.
        Palm Beach County had almost 2100 homes in foreclosure in August, up 3% over August of last year.
        Snowbirds add $2 billion to the Palm Beach county economy and are arriving earlier and staying later.
        The Junior League of Boca Raton presents the 25th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, On line Auction and Fashion Show by Neiman Marcus is today at the Boca Raton Resort & Club Tickets are $125 and up. Visit or call 561.620.2553.
        Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs tonight at 6 p.m. on
        Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10: a.m. featuring PC Professor President Howard Feldman, MobileSource CEO, Ed Kissel and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. You can also win free tickets to the Cinemark theaters just for watching.
        Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Shadowood Theatre are Alex Cross and Paranormal Activity. All Together with Jane Fonda (French film/English subtitles) opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth.
        The Compassionate Friends, Inc. non-profit 501 c 3 self-help organization offering friendship and understanding to all bereaved parents, presents  a car show-fund raiser to continue offering services to the community of parents who have experienced the death of a child.  Under the Lights" will be 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. For more info to attend or to pre register a car, contact at
        Let�s Move Boca! Family Health & Wellness Fair is Sunday, Oct. 21st 10am � 3pm Royal Palm Place, Downtown Boca (Federal & SE 3rd St.) For a full list of activities and to pre-register, go to: or call 561-392-8920, ext. 361.
       JARC (Jewish Association for Residential Care) will host its 4th annual bowling fundraiser in loving member of JARC client, Leslie Goldberg, on Sunday, October 21 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Strikes@Boca located at 21046 Commercial Trail and Military Trail in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-558-2550. Sponsorship opportunities are available at
         Free Red Dawn screening Sunday, Oct 21 7:30 pm at Boca Cinemark. Go to<> and enter the code OPENWPZ5 to print your pass.        
        Bonnie Raitt performs at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre Sunday evening, Oct. 21.
        Roads around Lynn University will be closed from 9 am Monday to 2 a.m. Tuesday for the Presidential debate. Be forewarned.
        The Voters Coalition honors outgoing Palm Beach County Commissioners Burt Aaronson and Karen Marcus at 6:00 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Westchester Country Club, 12250 Westchester Club Drive (off of Jog Road and Pipers Glen Blvd.). Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for guests. Call 561/361.8528 for reservations and information.
        E�s Giuliana Rancic will host cocktails, hors doevres and desserts to honor Sun-Sentinel�s Lifes 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 Foundations 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.
        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.
        An Evening with FAU Mens Basketball Coach Mike Jarvis to benefit the basketball program will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at Matteos in Boca Raton. Cost is $100 and includes family style dinner, silent and live auctions and door prizes. Advance Reservations and payment required, limited to 150 guests only. Last year�s event sold out in advance. Contact
        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
        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.
        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
Israels 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.
        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
        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 the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at` -

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