Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz Jan. 30, 2013

    Boca Raton philanthropist Yvonne Boice chairs the Palm Beach State College Foundation lunch Jan. 31 with Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak. Visit for further information and to reserve tickets.
      Richard Hayduk has been appointed president of the Boca Raton Resort and Club.
      State Rep. Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton, is sponsoring legislation to allow governments to ban outdoor smoking in parks, on beaches and at public events.
      Boca philanthropist Elaine Johnson Wold, who built the Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, site of the last presidential debate, donated $5 million to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital to upgrade the hospital emergency room, renamed the Wold Family Center for Emergency Medicine.
     Boca Raton City Council unanimously approved Tower One Fifty Five, a nine-story 209 unit condo at 133-199 East Boca Raton Road.
     Habitat for Humanity has renovated a home in Boca Raton with $50,000 donated by the Boca Raton Resort & Club to refurbish the home.
     Twenty-five year veteran Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Assistant Fire Chief David Woodside, head of the Fire and Life Safety Division, was lauded as Florida's 2012 Fire Marshall of the Year By the City Council and will be feted at a Daytona conference and by Governor Rick Scott in Tallahassee.
     Boca Raton is waiving the $4,000 deeply discounted rental fee it charged the Festival of the Arts Boca last year for using the Mizner Park Amphitheater March 7-16, and is also paying for police and fire costs, but not utilities.
     Boca based Flu and Cold Defense LLC and managing member Todd Whidden were cited and warned by the FDA and FTC for selling an unlicensed cold and flu remedy. The company could face legal action e.g. cease and desist orders and an obligation to repay customers if they do not comply.
     The Palm Beach County real estate market is rebounding with 791 sales of $1 million or more totaling almost $2 billion, up from 600 in 2009, helping the recovery from a 6 year downturn when luxury homes 18 months ago were selling at a 40 to 50% discount but prices are now on the upswing.
       Florida teachers can get a free one-year pass to Legoland Florida, valued at $129. Visit for details.
       US Airways Group and AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, are in the final stages of negotiating a merger.
       Mary Poppins is at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach through Feb. 3. Visit or call 561.832.7469 for tickets
       Wicked opens Jan. 30 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through Feb. 17. Visit or call 954.954.462.0222 for tickets.
       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 Stand Up Guys (also at Movies of Delray), Bullet To The Head and Warm Bodies. Screening Saturday at Movies of Delray is
La Boheme from the Royal Opera House in London.
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Cosmetology instructor Troy Giddens, Dr. Larry Kawa, Robert Posillico, Sharon Mullane and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday, or any time after that on, (click on columnists), or to win free Cinemark theatre tickets.            
      Wings of Freedom Tour of World War II vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine"heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" heavy bomber and North American P-51 Mustang Fighter is at the Signature Flight Support, Boca Raton airport, 3300 Airport Rod, Feb. 1 to 4. Visit or call 1.800.568.8924 for details on tours and flight availabilities.
      The 2013 South Florida Fair completes its 17-day run on Sunday, February 3.
      Neil Simon's Chapter Two plays through Feb. 10 at the Plaza Theatre, A1A in Manalapan. Visit or call 561.588.1820.
     Broward Stage Door Theatre presents Damn Yankees through Feb. 10. Visit or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more info.
     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. Preregistration is required at
      Gloucester Blue is at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First Street, through Feb. 17. Visit or call 561.450.6357 for more info and tickets.
       The Boca Raton Green Market, in its 16th year, featuring farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton.
       The Greater Delray Beach Chamber Of Commerce Men's Group presents the 7th Annual All-American Tailgate Party fundraiser benefiting the Achievement Center for Children and Families 2-8 pm Feb. 2 at Old School Square, Delray Beach. For tickets, visit
     Mingling Melodies and Motors, classic car show and concert featuring the Fabulons to benefit Family Promise, Boca Helping Hands, Cross International and ECHO is 1 to 4:30 pm Feb. 2 at St Andrew Episcopal Church, 2707 NW 37 St. Boca. Visit or call 561.235.2672.
     The Original Florida Follies present Viva Las Vegas at 1:45 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.
     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
which brought $15 million to Boca Raton in 2012, is set for Feb. 4 to 10 at the Broken Sound Old Course. Visit or call 561.241.4653 for event and ticket information.
      The Maestro of the Movies is at the FAU auditorium 8 p.m. Feb. 4 and 6. Visit or call 561.832.7677 for tickets and more info.
      Mystery writer Mary Jane Clark speaks at the Spanish River Library 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Registration is required at
      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
      Dr. Larry Kawa hosts former RNC chair Michael Steele, 6 pm Feb. 8 at Maggianos of Boca. Email for reservations.
      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 Les Mack Trio is at the Spanish River Library3 p.m. Feb. 10. Call 561.299.8684 or visit 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.
     Jan McArt presents Cirque d'Amour Live at Lynn University Feb. 16 & 17. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets and more information.  The Luxury Chamber 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 networking event will feature political consultant Roger Stone at Tabica Grill, 901 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter.      

     Bob Newhart will headline the 7th annual Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance three day event benefiting the Broward Boys and Girls Club at the Boca Resort and Club starting Feb. 22.
     An 80's Festival is 3-10 p.m. Feb. 23 at Sunset Cove Amphitheatre, 12551 Glades Road in West Boca with Eddie Money, Debbie Gibson, Expose's Gioia Brunu, Stacey Q, Pretty Poison and more. Visit for tickets and more information.
     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 Andre Fladell Scholarship Program free fundraiser for CJ Foundation is 5:30 pm Feb. 27 at Prime, 110 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray. RSVP to 561-699-8720.
      Jewish National Fund features Hal Linden, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 27 free at Boca West Country Club. or call 1.800.211.1502.
      South Florida's top talent of Avi Hoffman, Patti Gardner, Ken Clement, Sally Bondi, and Krisha Marcano (Broadway's The Color Purple) star in The Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of Chicago March 1st - 17th. Go to or call 561.347.3948 for tickets at $35. each. Group sales available too. 
       Generations Concert featuring Natalie Cole is 7 p.m. March 1 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets. Further information at or call 561.213.8209.
      The Boca Raton Symphonia presents Music and Dance Under the Stars 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. March 3. Visit
       The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is March 7-16 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius speaks at 4 p.m. March 9 in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Thomas Keneally, author of the book based on Shindler's list speaks 7 p.m. March 11 and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Retired Gen. George W. Casey Jr. speaks 7:30 p.m. March 12. To purchase tickets, visit or call 866.571.2787.
       JARC's 27th annual gala dinner dance and auction, 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
      Chaired by Janice Williams, the 12th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon is March 20 at Broken Sound Club. Visit or call 561.299.1429.
       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.
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       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, or call 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 outgrown its previous meeting location and now meets at the West Boca Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. featuring 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,, and on the (and click on columnists) websites, call 561.852.0000.
 Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on (click on columnists) and; His motto is Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is in the Boca Raton Tribune and on the (click on columnists) website, on as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at  -  as well as on his website:

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