Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Barrys Buzz Oct. 25, 2012

        Jordan Zimmerman, founder and chairman of Zimmerman Advertising, and a limited partner with the Florida Panthers, is reportedly interested in buying the Miami Dolphins from real estate developer Stephen Ross.
        Palm Beach County schools will be closed Friday and early release today due to Hurricane Sandy.
       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 appointed a five member task force composed of an attorney, an actuary, a certified public accountant, a certified financial analyst and a member of the city's Financial Advisory Board, to study police and firefighter pensions.
      The Boca Raton City Council approved a contract with Palm Beach County with a provision that says the city will not discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
      The Polo Club Shoppes in Boca Raton were sold for $28.5 million by a fund managed by BlackRock Realty Advisors inc. on Oct. 10 to G&I VII Polo Club LLC, managed by DRA Advisors LLC, which also owns the 1900-2000 offices in Boca, the Broward Financial Center in Fort Lauderdale and the Plantation Marketplace in Plantation.
       There are 2.1 foreign born residents, 38%, in South Florida, and 300,000 illegal residents.
       There are 37,000 vanity license plates in Palm Beach County, with $4 million raised in 2011 and $120 million in 40 years, for the state.
       The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show starts today and runs through Oct. 29.
       Neil Simon�s Rumors is not to be missed at the Stage Door Theater on Sample Road in Coral Springs. A Shayna Madel closes this weekend. 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. on, featuring Alpha Omega�s Dwight Walton and Sylvie Floestal, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. You can also win free tickets to the Cinemark theaters.
        Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Shadowwood Theatre are Cloud Atlas, Chasing Mavericks, Silent Hill in 3D and Fun Size. Movies opening at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are Cloud Atlas, War of the Buttons and The Other Son.
        The Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic is Oct. 26-28 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center and Boca Raton Hotel & Club. Call 561.394.2400 or visit for more information and tickets.
         E�s Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill will 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.
         Renowned diplomat and author Dennis Ross will speak at Shabbat services at Congregation B'nai Israel at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the temple, 2200 Yamato Road. His topic will be "Challenges Ahead: American Foreign Policy in the Middle East."
       Bill O�Reilly is at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and casino, Friday, Dec. 26 at 8 p.m. Go to www.hardrocklivehollywood for tickets.
       Slow Burn Theatre presents Avenue Q Oct. 26 � 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.
       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.
       The second Meet Me on the Promenade downtown street festival is Oct. 26 and 27 with a Halloween theme.
        Halloween is Oct. 31. Please drive carefully and watch for children darting in the street, especially at night hours.
        The Republican Jewish Coalition meets 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, I-95 and Yamato Road.
        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
        Joel Goldsmith sponsors a free coffee and cake Meet and Greet with Adam Hasner 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, at Woodfield Country Club. For additional information and to RSVP, contact Jeremy Ziaholtz at 561.988.9878 or email:
        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 Palm Beach Pops season starts Nov. 4. Go to for information and tickets or call 561.832.7677.
        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.
       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.
      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
        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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