Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Barrys Buzz Jan. 2, 2013

     The Tribune Co, owner of the Sun-Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel and other media has emerged from bankruptcy four years after a leverged buyout by billionaire Sam Zel let to Chapter 11 proceedings, paving the way a wide-ranging sale of assets, including newspapers, real estate and other stakes.
      Madeline C. Evans-Ervin is the new Chairwoman of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce, after serving in various officer capacities for years.
      The Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library have presented a gift of $34,050 to fund youth services programs, e-resources, and staff development.
      Among Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are The Impossible, Not Fade Away, Texas Chainsaw and Promised Land. Movies opening Friday at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are Promised Land, and bringing back The Other Son and The Flat.     
      Barry Epstein Live internet television show from the Boca Raton Tribune features Les the Plumber, Rick Alovis and Kingsley Guy: Watch it on, as well as on Vimeo to win free tickets to the Cinemark Theatres. 
      Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on            
      Jersey Boys is at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach through Jan. 6. Go to for tickets.
      Bungalow Bunnies plays at the Mizner Park Studio Theatre through Jan. 20th. Call 561.742.7310 or visit for tickets and information.
      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 Boca Raton GreenMarket resumes operations on Jan. 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with over 50 vendors and live music at the Royal Palm Place parking lot, S. Federal Highway and S. Mizner Blvd. Call 561.299.8684 or call or visit
      Palm Beach Pops presents Here’s to the Ladies with Broadway leading actress Christine Andreas at the FAU Barry and Carole Kaye Performing Arts Center on Jan. 5 and 6, moving to the Eissey Theatre on the Palm Beach State College campus in Lake Worth on Jan. 8 and the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on Jan. 9 and 10.  Call 561.832.7677 for ticket information or visit
       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.
      MEMORIES MILESTONES AND MEMOIRS- New writing workshop begins Tuesday January 8 from 2 pm til 4:30 PM -- 4 weeks -- Jan 8, 15, 22, 29  at the DeHoernele Train Depot at 747 S. Dixie Highway in Boca Raton. Must sign up for all 4 classes - ($80.00 FOR BOCA RESIDENTS- $100. FOR OTHERS)  at the Boca Raton Community Center 393 7995. Emily Rosen, MA, MS instructor- 561 477 8727.
      West Boca Community Council meets 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at Boca Lago Country Club to discuss what residents would like to see in 2013. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by January 4 to
      Reserve Wealth Management, 3837 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. (N.W. 2 ave.) presents a free Medicare & Social Security seminar, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. RSVP to 561.544.7412.  Refreshments will be served.
     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.
      Temple Beth Shira presents the Ultimate Motown Show, 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Spanish River High School. Tickets are $25. Go to or call 561.414.4423 for more information or reservations.
      Lara Logan, CBS chief foreign affairs and 60 Minutes correspondent will be the featured speaker at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Lion of Judah Luncheon, Jan. 17 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. Contact Robin Agronin at 561.852.5054 for ticket information.
     2013 Rotary Opal honorees Leif Ahnell, Bobby Campbell, Jay DiPietro, Kevin Ross and Rick Zimmer will be feted at a Jan. 19. gala chaired by Peter Baronoff, Doug Mummaw and Neil Saffer. Call 561.477.7180 or vist for further information and to reserve tickets.
     The Luxury Chamber network will be 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at 200 East Palmetto Park Road, featuring former Miami Beach Mayor Alex Daoud and author of Sins of South Beach. Go to for further information.     
     Delray Beach resident Alie Rothman was diagnosed with MS at the age of 14, just one year after an open-heart surgery. But that hasn’t stopped her from helping others. She will be honored at the MS Gala Luncheon, 10 a.m. January 23 at the Sheltair Airplane Hangar, 1100 Lee Wagner Blvd. Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are also available. Visit or call 954.731.4224 for further information.
      Popular Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will be promoting his new book “Affairs of State” at various county libraries at 2 p,m. starting Jan. 24. Preregistration is required at
    Boca's best-known impresario Jan McArt is about to launch another season of four live performances starting Jan. 26 with "Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn."   Visit, the Boice Box Office in the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University campus, or call 561-237-9000.
    The Caribbean Cowboy Ball to benefit the George Snow Scholarship fund honoring Jay DiPetro, Office Depot and Office Depot Foundation is 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Red Reef Park, 1401 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton. Tickets are $175 with corporate table sponsorships available. Call 561.347.6799 for information.
       The Original Florida Follies present Viva Las Vegas at 1:45 Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 at Olympic Heights High School and other dates at other venues. Tickets are $28. Go to or call 954.956.2626 for more information.
      The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual luncheon will be Jan. 28 at Boca West Country Club, with Gerda Weissmann Klein, a Holocaust survivor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as guest speaker. Tickets are $125. Visit or call 561.995.6773.
      Parade Productions presents Michael McKeever in The Whole Caboodle, Feb. 1-24 in the Mizner Park Cultural theatre, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. See or call 866-811-4111 for more information and ticket reservations.
      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.
      Gift of Life’s 3rd Annual Walk for Life to raise awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants with music, face-painting and other children’s activities is 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 10 at FAU. Visit , email, or call 561.982.2946 for more information.
       Elizabeth Smart will be the guest speaker at the sixth annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon 11 a.m. Feb. 12 in the Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, with CBS 12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes as emcee for the annual event for AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. Tickets at $100. Call 561.265.3797 or visit for further information and reservations.
       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.
       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.
        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 column will now also be in the Boca Raton Tribune and on line at, where you can also watch our weekly internet television show, broadcasting from the Boca Raton Tribune building, as well as continuing on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website.       
        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 and; email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is in the Boca Raton Tribune and on the website as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at -  and on his website:

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