Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Barrys Buzz Nov. 8, 2012

       The shuttered Wal-Mart On Palmetto Park Road and S.R. 7 will reopen as a Wal-mart Superstore in Spring of 2014.
       Boca Raton based Office Depot may merge with Office Max.
       Mozart Cafe has opened its first Palm Beach County location at the Fountains Center office and retail park in Boca Raton. The kosher restaurant at 7300 W. Camino Real accommodates up to 140 customers and employs 30 workers.
       The Unicorn Children�s Foundation is opening a new high school for youths with learning challenges in the former Fitness Center location on the second floor of the Levis Jewish Community Center building in West Boca which was relocated to the first floor of the JCC.
       Humana Inc., the second-biggest private Medicare insurer, agreed to buy Boca Raton-based Metropolitan Health Networks Inc. for about $850 million including debt as it deepens its bets on government-backed insurance.
      There are 10,200 slot machines in slot machines and Florida collected $42 million last year on a 35% tax on slot machine revenue.
       The day trip gambling ship Black Diamond launched today on its inaugural following a Sunday �Friends and Family� only cruise from the Port of Palm Beach with owners investing $5 million in renovations on a former Sun Cruz ship and plans to employ 150 crew for 600 passengers, on two per day sailings. Docking charges, passenger fees and parking add $1 million per year to the Port�s revenue.
        The Jewish Journal presents its inaugural literary event 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today at Temple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Judith Levy, Steven Foreman, Chef Allen Susser, Rabbis Bruce Warshal and Yaakov Thompson, Dueling Rabbis debate will be moderated by Arlene Herson. Tickets are $65 and non-refundable. Register on line at or call 1.800.275.8820.
      The Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation meets today 9:30 a.m. at the Governmental Center, 301 North Olive Avenue in West Palm Beach.
      The fourth annual Propel Classic will be today 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
       Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on          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.
       The Womens Theatre Project presents Delval Divas will be at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, through November 18: Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sat-Sun 2 p.m. $25 tickets. Call 561.347.3948 or visit
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show airs Fridays at 10 a.m. featuring president Nathalie Campeu, producer Wayne Filowitz and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist and Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson. You can also win free tickets to the Cinemark, Regal Shadowwood, Classic Gateway, Movies of Delray and Lake Worth and the Last Picture Show theaters just for watching.
       Skyfall opens Friday at the Cinemark, Regal Shadowwood and Movies of Delray and Lake Worth. Smashed opens at Regal Shadowwood Theatre.
       South Tech Academy presents the 1st Annual Fall Fling, 10 a.m. � 2 p.m. Nov. 10, 1300 SW 30th Ave. Boynton Beach, featuring a Car, Boat, Motorcycle Show, Flea Market and more, including food vendors, face painting, etc. Call 561.369.7000 for more information.
      FAU will host �Make Waves on the 50,� a black-tie gala event, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 in the Martin F. and Jane Greenberg Foundation Tower at FAU Stadium on the Boca Raton campus. Proceeds will benefit the President�s Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available for $250. To purchase tickets or for additional information, visit
      Veterans Day is Nov. 11. Take time to remember those who served and are serving in our Armed Forces.  Boca Raton�s ceremony is at 9 a.m. At the Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW Fourth Ave., The Veterans Coalition program starts at 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Park on Palmetto Park Road, between 441 and Lyons Road with speakers including County Commissioner Burt Arronson. There is a free Remembrance Concert, 6 p.m. at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.   
       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.
      Florence Fuller Child Development Center, 200 NE 14th st. Boca Raton, hosts a free Awards Recognition breakfast, Nov. 14.
      Best of Boca and Beyond to benefit Hospice of Palm Beach Foundation, hosted by Boca Raton Magazine is 6 to 9 pm on Nov. 15, 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!!!
      Residents of Palm Beach County are invited to attend the �Seven50 Road Show and Work Group Meeting, November 16, a highly engaging, interactive series of day-long work group meetings designed to secure public input needed for the development of a 50-year blueprint for building stronger, more diverse communities, creating jobs and a resilient economy, at the Vista Center, 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach. For more information and to RSVP, visit
      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
Israels 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
        Temple Beth Shira’ 7th Annual Giant Community Yard Sale is Dec. 16 at Spanish River Community High School. Details are at
        2013 Rotary Opal honorees Leif Ahnell, Bobby Campbell, Jay DiPietro, Kevin Ross and Rick Zimmer will be feted at a Jan. 19. Gala.
        The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University presents the "Your Medical School" Gala,
January 5th, 2013. 
        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.       
       Nerium can take away your wrinkles overnight. Call 561.945.0000 to try this amazing product for free.
       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.
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