Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Barrys Buzz Dec. 13, 2012

     It is being reported that the bankrupt Tribune Company, owner of the Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and others, were interviewing bankers to sell its newspapers. Among those reported interested in purchasing them was Rupert Murdoch, Chairman of News Corporation, owner of the NY Post and others.
     Midwives are now being offered at both Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center as alternative birthing procedures.
     Starting today, volume of commercials on TV can no longer be any louder than the shows they are on.
      The city of Houston has joined several government agencies in accusing Office Depot of overcharging it for office supplies over the span of four years.
      Congratulations to Lorry Herdeen, retiring as Executive Director of the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers on Dec. 21.
      Barry Epstein was awarded the South Florida Public Relations Network (SFPRN) special recognition for 2012. See
      In 2011, 5.7 million passengers used PBIA, 29.3 million used FLL and 36.8 million used MIA International airports.
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show from the Boca Raton Tribune features publisher Douglas Heizer, columnist Dr. Synesio Lyra, Reserve Wealth Management�s James Barr and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on as well as Vimeo and You Tube.
      Movie opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres is The Hobbit.
     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 and catered by the South Tech Academy Culinary students. Go to  for tickets and information.
       Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on           
        Parade Productions' 'The Santa Land Diaries' opening night is 7:30 p.m. December 14th at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Studio Theatre, 2nd Floor. Go to or call 566-811-4111 for tickets and further information. 
      Sleeping Beauty from the Royal Ballet of London at 7:00pm will be at Movies of Delray December 13 and on December 16 at Movies of Lake Worth. The Nutcracker from the Royal Ballet of London is December 23, at 1:00 in Delray and 6:30 in Lake Worth. Tickets are $20.
      Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd. #73 presents (title of show) Dec. 1- 16. visit  or call. 561.394.2626.
       Avi Hoffman stars in Luv Dec. 6-30 at the Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd. Manalapan. Call 561.588.1820 or visit
       Exit, Pursued by a Bear is at the Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First St. Delray Beach 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7-30. Go to or call 450.6457.
       Ruth Rales JFS Annual Gala is Dec. 13 at St. Andrews Country Club. Tickets are $500. Call 561.852.5013 or visit
        Temple Beth El presents Haukkah under the stars 5 to 9 p.m. December 14 at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre.
        Temple Beth Shira s 7th Annual Giant Community Yard Sale is Dec. 16 at Spanish River Community High School. Details are at
        The Stage Door Theater, 8036 W. Sample Road, presents Showboat Dec. 7 Dec. 31. Go to or call 954.344.7765.
       Sister Act is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale Dec. 18-30. Tickets and information are at
       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 info.
       The Interview, The Women s Theatre Project s second production in their new venue, The Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, will open on January 4th, 2013 and run through January 20th.  The Interview will be The Women s Theatre Project s 30th production since they were founded in 2002. Tickets for all performances are $25, or $20 if purchased before December 21st. Call 561-347-3948.
     The Palm Beach Pops presents Here s to the Ladies at FAU on Jan. 5 & 6. Tickets and information are at
     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. 
      The Drowsy Chaperone opens Jan. 17 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Call 561-586-6410 or visit for tickets and information.
        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.
       JARC s 27th annual gala dinner dance honoring Rabbi Dan Levin and Judy Levis Markhoff is March 10, 2012 at Boca West Country Club.
       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 & 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  or more information. Email or
       Florence Fuller Child Development Centers presents the Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. 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.
       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, at 561.809.4550.
        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.
        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 or your service, call 561.852.0000. has a newly redesigned website and openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
        Our last column on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website will be Dec. 27. Starting Jan. 3, read the column in the Boca Tribune,, where you can also watch his weekly internet television show, broadcasting from the Boca Raton Tribune building.
        Happy Chanukah to all my M.O.T. (Members of the Tribe).
        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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