Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Barrys Buzz Nov. 29, 2012

       The Turnpike interchange at Glades Road will be improved with widening of lanes on Glades Road and exit lanes from the Turnpike to Glades Road.
      ADT, a spinoff from Tyco International, said it will add another 120 jobs in addition to the 600 new employees at its Boca Raton corporate headquarters.
     Boca Raton Regional Hospital reported a $10.1 million loss for its fiscal year ended on June 30, followed by a $1.4 million loss for its fiscal first quarter.
     FAU reopened the College of Business� Trading Room and launched the FAU/Bloomberg  Capital Market Series and Terminal internship program.
     Troubled Spanish bank Bankia may sell Miami-based City National Bank of Florida in order to secure bailout funds from European governments.
     Since 2006, banks have repossessed 450,000 Florida homes and housing inventory has plunged 68% in the past four years. 108,000 homes were on the market on Thanksgiving of 2008 but only 34,000 have hit the sales block this Thanksgiving in the tri-county area due to strong investor buying, banks holding off on foreclosed properties and sellers who want to sell, but are stuck because they are underwater on their mortgage loans.
      Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl and Barry Epstein airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on         
       The Stage Door Theater, 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs presents 6 Dance Lessons In 6 Weeks through Dec. 2. Showboat plays Dec. 7 � Dec. 31. Go to for tickets or call 954.344.7765, as well as to view future shows.
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Friday at 10 a.m. with Gov. Rick Scott, Palm Beach County Commission Chairman Steve Abrams, Boca Raton Mayor Susan Welchel, Boca Chamber president Troy McLellan, Palm Beach County Business Development Board president Kelly Smallridge, Photographic Artist Marc Gagnon, Holocaust survivor, motivational speaker, coach and writer Jacques Wiesel, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl, and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch to win free tickets to Cinemark theatres.
       Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Shadowwood theatres are Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt and Anna Karenina.  Movie opening at Movies of Delray and Lake Worth is The Flat.
      Divorce Party The Musical is at the Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, through Dec.9. Tickets at or call 954.462.0222.
      Palm Beach Pops presents Home for the Holidays Nov. 29 & 30 at the FAU Barry and Carole Kaye auditorium. Go to for more information and to review the upcoming concert schedule or call 561.832.7677 or toll free to 1.800.448.2472. presents The Wild Party Nov. 3-Dec 2 at the Mizner Park Studio Theatre, 201 Plaza Real. Call 954.300.2149 for tickets.
    Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd. #73, Boca Raton presents (title of show) Dec. 1 through Dec. 16. Call for tickets at 561.394.2626 or visit
    The Lake Worth Playhouse presents Radio Hour through Dec. 2. Call 561.586.6410 or visit for tickets and information.
     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 the Wayne Barton study Center. Hotdogs and Hamburgers available. Have fun at the Carousel with your kids.
       Avi Hoffman performs �Still Jewish After All These Years� as a benefit for the JFS Food Pantry and Shared Care at Temple Beth El, 3 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets at or call 561.391.8900. Group rates are available for 20 or more.
       The Retired Educators Social Clum presents �Years of Lyndon Baines Johnson� with actress Gloria Shapiro noon, Dec. 3 at Stratford Court, 6343 Via De Sonrisa Del Sur, Boca Raton. New members and the public are welcome free of charge. For more information, call 954.255.6360.
        Chorus Line is at the Kravis Center 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Go to for ticket information.
       Avi Hoffman stars in Luv Dec. 6-30 at the Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd. Manalapan. Call 561.588.1820 or visit 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.
        Palm Beach County Commissioners hosts the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, December 6 and 7 at the Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa, 5 North A1A, Jupiter. For more info, visit
       Soroptimists invite friends to a holiday party 6-9 p.m. Dec. 8 in Woodfield Country Club, 3286 Harrigton Dr. Boca Raton. RSVP to
        The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Musum free 20th Anniversary National Tour will start at 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec.9 at the Marriott, 5150 Town Center Circle. Advance reservations are required. Go to
       Palm Beach County and Comptroller Sharon Bock is offering couples to be married at the historic courthouse on a significant date, 12-12-12. Call 561.355.2468 to register.
        Ruth Rales JFS Annual Gala is Dec. 13 at St. Andrews Country Club. Tickets are $500. Call 561.852.5013 or visit
        Temple Beth Shira�s 7th Annual Giant Community Yard Sale is Dec. 16 at Spanish River Community High School. Details are at
     Congresswoman-elect Lois Frankel speaks at the Luxury Chamber network Dec. 17, hosted by Jim Barr at Reserve Wealth Mangement, 3837 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton. Go to for tickets and information.
     Jersey Boys is at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach Dec. 19-Jan. 6. Tickets and information are at
     The Boca Raton Resort & Club will host its first annual Countdown New Year�s Eve Poolside Bash 8:30 p.m. Dec 31st, 2012. Call 561.447.3000 for more info.
     Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Camelot, directed by former Caldwell Artistic Director Clive Cholerton, January 11-13 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Contact the box office at (561) 514-4042, or visit for ticket information.
      The Allianz Championship golf tournament is set for Feb. 4 at the Broken Sound Old Course and brought $15 million to Boca Raton in 2012.
      The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University presents the "Your Medical School" Gala,
January 5th, 2013. 
        2013 Rotary Opal honorees Leif Ahnell, Bobby Campbell, Jay DiPietro, Kevin Ross and Rick Zimmer will be feted at a Jan. 19. Gala.
       Mark your calendars: The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is March 7-16 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center.
        Heads up. Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in American History, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual YMCA of South Palm Beach County Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 12 at the Boca Resort and Club, honoring Henrietta Countess DeHoernle and chaired by Linda Spielman. For details, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Georgia Rose, 561.237.0944.
       The 5th annual Boating 7 Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Spanish River Park, Boca Raton. Last year, 5,000 people participated, making it the largest free � fun day in the U.S. for children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Call 561.715.2622 or go to for more information. Email or
       Florence Fuller Child Development Centers presents the Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon 11:30 am on April 26th at Boca West Country Club.
       FORECLOSURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Contact Keyes Company/Ragbir Team Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Realtor JOANNE EPSTEIN at 561.945.0000 and visit to find out how she can save you from foreclosure, with no cost for attorneys, fees or commissions.
      Nerium can take away your wrinkles overnight. Call 561.945.0000 to try this amazing product for free.
       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, at 561.809.4550 or 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 classes.
        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.
        P.O.M. Outreach needs your help to save the life of Baby Lily, born without a rectum. Please visit to donate your help or call 561.247.9056 or email to has a newly redesigned website and openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
       You can have your own internet television show very inexpensively or appear on Barry Epstein Live with 32,200 viewers. Call 561.852.0000 for more info.
        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.
        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` - or on his website:

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