Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz Jan. 16, 2013

      The Palm Beach County Commission approved changing the title of commission chair Steven Abrams to Mayor as Broward and Miami/Dade did.
     Advanced Processing and Imaging is moving from Deerfield Beach to 6,700 sg. ft. at 901 Yamato Road in Boca and will employ 60 people, up from 36.
      The former single tenant home of Tyco and ADT has been renamed One Town Center and being remodeled to attract numerous businesses.
      The former Club Boca and Baja Beach Club on Palmetto and Powerline Roads is now the Oasis Night Life.
      A Shake Shack will be opening on Military Trail, just north of Boca Center.
      Twin Peaks, the ultimate man-cave sports lodge will be opening a location in Boca Raton, as will Smoothie King.
      China Ming at 19635-45 in Boca Raton was closed for roach activity.
      Downtown Boca businesses can use sandwich, poster or easel signs for another year after City Council members approved extending the policy.
      Dr. Morton Levitt made a $3 million gift for Medical Education scholarships to Florida Atlantic University - its largest ever donation by a faculty member. 
      FAU Trustee Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, founder of MCNA Dental Plans, donated $250,000 to enlarge and renovate the board room, which was named for him.
      A study by Invictus Consulting Group found that 92 Florida-based banks must be or should be sold soon because of capital and earnings concerns.
     There were 50,368 South Florida foreclosure filings in 2012, up from 34,428 in 2011 and only 156,742 were filed in 2009 and 2010. 2013 will see even more.
     JDRF hosts a complimentary kick-off Luncheon for the 2013 Walk to cure Diabetes, noon, Jan. 17 at the Boca Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Blvd. RSVP to or call 561.856.5525. Sponsors are also needed for the April 6 event at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.
       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.
       Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on
       Among Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Broken City, The Last Stand and Mama.
      Movies opening Friday at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth are Hyde Park on Hudson and Silver Linings Playbook.
      Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Recording Arts instructor Ryan Dockery, Magician, Mentalist and con man Remy Conner, Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Propper, and Sun-Sentinel columnist Kingsley Guy discussing his new book, the dueling column Friday morning in the Sun-Sentinel and the national political scene. Watch it on  at 10AM Friday, or any time after that on,, or to win free Cinemark theatre tickets.
     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:
     Neil Simon's Chapter Two is Jan. 17-Feb. 10 at the Plaza Theatre, 262. S. Ocean  Blvd. Manalapan. Visit or call 561.588.1820.
     The 2013 South Florida Fair kicks off on Friday, January 18 and will complete its 17-day run on Sunday, February 3. Hundreds of thousands of visitors each year eagerly look forward to the exhilarating rides, challenging midway games, top-notch entertainers, and some of the most bizarre taste treats.
      A charity bowl-a-thon for Children, Hope and Horses is 6 to 8 p.m Jan. 18 at Strikes of Boca, 21046 Commercial Trail, Boca Raton. Call 561.997.6693.
      Filmed in Palm Beach County, the premiere of Parker, starring Jennifer Lopez and Jason Statham is Jan. 18th at Muvico, City Place. Call 561.233.3108.
      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 run through January 20th.  Tickets for all performances are $25, Call 561-347-3948.
     The third annual Iron Chef competition to benefit the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum is Jan. 18 at the Boca Resort and Club. Tickets are $175. Go to, call 561.395.6766 x 101 or email to
      The Boca Raton Green Market is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 and every Saturday in Royal Palm Place.
      The biggest Blues Fest ever is 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at Mizner Park. Music is continuous on two stages starting at 11 a.m. All tickets are just $49.50 at TicketMaster. Call 800-745-3000 or go to or
      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 Delray Interactive Movie Company�s first theatrical release, "The Search for Linton's Treasure" is set to premiere on January 19th, 2013 During the Annual Delray Beach Arts and Crafts Festival. Visit for tickets, located at 777 E. Atlantic Ave. Suite 301. Delray Beach.
     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  to register.
     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
      The Boca Raton Greek Festival is Jan. 24-27 at St. Mark's, 2100 Yamato Road. Visit for further information.
      The Jewish War Veterans Post #1055 present a fundraiser for the homeless war veterans housed at the V.A. Medical Center in Riviera Beach undergoing care and treatment as full time residents, noon, Jan. 25 at Veteran's Park, Palmetto Park Road, between 441 and Lyons Road, open to all Veterans and the public with funds toward the care of the Veterans and the hospital. Cost is $7.50 and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, chicken, chips, drinks, beans and more. For further information call 561.350.8750.
    Gloucester Blue is at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First Street, Jan. 25-Feb. 17. Visit or call 561.450.6357 for more information and tickets.
    Boca Raton Police Services Department and MicroShred Corp. are partnering to host a free shredding event on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Town Center at Boca Raton mall, 6000 West Glades Road, in the northwest corner of the Sears parking lot. Call 561.347.3938.
    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.
      Flavors of Boca, sponsored by the Junior League of Boca Raton is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Shops at Boca Center. Tickets are $40, or VIP at $75, which includes an open bar. Call 561.620.2553, visit, or visit
      NextEra Energy CEO Jim Robo is honored as the Business Leader of the Year by the FAU College of Business, 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Boca Resort and Club. Call 561.297.2980, or visit
      The 11th Annual FAU Alumni Association Sweethearts Dinner is 7 p.m. Feb. 8, at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center. Call 561.297.6028.
      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.
       The Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture presents Sir Ken Robinson, expert on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn Campus. Tickets at or call 561.237.9000.
       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.
      The Luxury Chamber Feb. 18 networking event will feature political consultant Roger Stone. Details to follow.
      The Retired Educators Club will meet noon, Feb. 25 with Linda Weil, Environmentalist & Community Activist speaking on "Think Globally, Act Globally" at Stratford Court,6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. The public and new members are invited free. Call 954-255-6360 or 561-483-5445 for more info.
       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.
       Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen will be honored at the 23rd Annual Book of Hope Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. March 11 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. Tickets are $125. Call 561.218.2929 or visit
       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 at, 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 for 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 and 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.
        If you would like to promote your business or profession on Barry Epstein Live internet television show on the Boca Tribune website, call 561.852.0000.

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