Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Barrys Buzz March 13, 2013

   Glen Jergensen, former Palm Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau Operations VP is the new Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council, the umbrella agency for bed tax agencies. He was formerly President of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce.
       GrayRobinson is opening a new office in Boca Raton with attorneys from the Siemon & Larsen firm, which focuses on planning and development law.
       Danielle Schops, West Boca High is one of two TLC Mobility Foundation winners of the PROMability Class of 2013 contest. She will be honored at "The Blue Carpet: Celebrating Ability" April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m., at Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus.
     The Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum unveiled a new sign outside, Boca Raton History Museum, as the first step in a rebranding process.
     Office Depot headquarters in Boca Raton earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Energy Star" certificate for the second consecutive year, signifying that the building performs in the top 25 percent compared with similar buildings nationwide.
     Jerold Glassman, partner at the law firm of Fox Rothschild, is the new chairman and CEO at Boca West Country Club
     Look for heavy equipment on the dunes at Red Reef Park, after $200,000 to pay for post-Hurricane Sandy emergency restoration came through.
     Hostess Brands will sell its snack cake brands, including Twinkies and Ding Dongs, to Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management.
     Know anyone who wants to make and save money?. Go to and watch the short video.
     Free computer training and instructions on Library EBooks and Social Networking (Pinterest) is at the West Boca Library, Call 561.470.1600 for details.
     FlashDance is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through March 17. Go to or call 954.462.0222 for tickets.
     The Foreigner is playing through March 17 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Visit or call 561.586.6410 for tickets.
     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 through March 17th. Go to or call 561.347.3948 for tickets at $35. each. Group sales available.   
     The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center through March 16. To purchase tickets, visit or call 866.571.2787.
     Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Call. Lore opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth theatres.
Well Digger's Daughter opens in Delray. Sign the Nicky's Family petition and at the Last Picture Show.    
         Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Business Management Academy Instructor Lynn Moran, DECA student president Kenya Amilcar, Author Raol Pupo, Pap Corps PR Director Kay Renz and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday morning, or any time after that on,, or to win free Cinemark theatre tickets. 
    12 Wheel chaired Veterans from the V.A. Hospital from Riviera Beach will celebrate with the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Noon March 15 in Veterans Park 9400 W. Palmetto Park Road  Boca Raton. For more information, call Chair Mel Panitz  561-350 -8750.
    Nine to Five is at West Boca High School, March 15-16. Call 561.672.2066 or visit for tickets.
     The Boca Raton Green Market, in its 16th year has 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, featuring live music on the Piazza stage by PRESERVATION, playing the music of Rolling Stones, Beatles, Eric Clapton, BB King, Tom Petty, Allman Brothers, and more.
       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    
     Former Congressman Allen West speaks at the Boca Raton Republican Club buffet breakfast 10 a.m. March 17 at the Boca Marriott on Military Trail. Cost is $35. Register at
     Carlyn & Lothar Mayer hosts U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at a Pro-Israel lunch 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. March 17, at the Aragon, 2491 S. Ocean Blvd. M-1, Boca Raton. Costs: $500 and up. RSVP to or call 561.388.9415 for further information.
     The 2012-2013 Tour of Boca last ride of the season is 12:30 p.m. March 10 sponsored by the Boca Raton Bike Club and the city of Boca Raton. Call 561.391.6109 or visit for further information.
     Nixon's political consultant and possible Gubanatorial candidate Roger Stone speaks at the Luxury Chamber Network 6 to 8 p.m. at Zuccarelli's Italian Cuisine West Palm Beach. Go to to register for early bird tickets, or call 561.852.0000 for further information.
     Boca philanthropist Arlene Herson will reveive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chabad of East Boca, 7:00 p.m. March 18 at A time to Celebrate starring Child Prodigy Ehan Bortnick and the King of Jewish Music, Mordechai Ben David in the Mizner Park Amphitheatre.
     Jan McArt presents Champagne and Bosom Buddies: A Tribute to Jerry Herman at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University 7:30 p.m. March 18. Call 561.237.9000 or visit for tickets.
     Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, presents Exit The King opening March 29.  Visit. or call 561.514.4042.
     Subway guru Larry Feldman speaks in Zinman Hall at the Business and Professional Division breakfast of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County 8 a.m. March 20. Tickets are $36 including breakfast. Visit, email or call 561.852.3128.
     Chaired by Janice Williams, the 12th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon is March 20 at Broken Sound Club. Visit or call 561.299.1429 for tickets.
      My Son The Writer - A Jewish Tragedy is at the Stage Door Theatre March 20-24. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and info.
      Lynn University's 14th Annual Blue & White Auction including silent and live auctions, raffles, beer and wine reception with food provided by the Capital Grille, to benefit Lynn University athletics program is 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn. Register online at or call 561.237.9000 to order tickets.
     Boca Bacchanal benefit for the Historical Society and Museum is March 22-24 at the Boca Resort. Visit or call 561.395.6766. 
    Friends of the Boca Raton Library will sponsor a free exhibit of portraits by Renee Plevy of ten women who have philanthropic interests in Palm Beach County
March 25-29, 2013 on the Mezzanine level of the Spanish River Library and Community Center 1501 Spanish River Blvd. This year's honoree is Rosemary Kreiger.  This event is in conjunction with the annual luncheon of Quantum House. Call 561.393.7852 for hours and further information. 
     The New Jersey Retired Educators features Cpl. Burt Richards and his Veterans Speakers Forum Honoring Those Who Served and American History 2:15 p.m. on April 1st, at the South County Civic Center, 6700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, free and all attending will receive a FREE book  " Protect Yourself Against Investment Fraud ".  Call Marge for confirmation 561 - 818 - 9114  and for more information .
     The Florida East Coast Chapter of The National Society of Arts and Letters honors Palm Beach Opera's General Director Daniel Biaggi at the annual Red Rose dinner, 6 p.m. April 4th at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Drive West, Boca Raton, FL. Visit or or call 561-391-6380 for $225 tickets. For more information, contact Carol Kassie, or call 561-445-9244.
      Jan McArt presents Miami All Stars 

"America's Got Talent" Finalists in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University April 6 & 7. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for tickets and more information.
       Lynn University's 21st Annual Fran A. Robino Jr. Golf Classic for student athletes scholarship assistance is 11:30 a.m. April 8 at Boca Country Club. Visit classic or call 561.237.7918 for more information and sponsorship availabilities.
     Palm Beach State College and the TLC Mobility Foundation will host the Blue Carpet Celebration on Monday, April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Palm Beach State College Boca Raton campus at the Countess de Hoernle Humanities & Technology Building. This event will celebrate and recognize the ability of people with disabilities. From the flashing lights of cameras, to of course, a walk, roll or stroll down the "blue carpet", this will be a truly memorable evening! Attendees will enjoy star treatment with hors d'oeuvres, music, raffle prizes, and exhibitors. Call 561.929.8950 or visit
     Jan McArt presents Finding Mona Lisa, Six Short Plays about the World's Most Famous Painting by and directed by Michael McKeever, in the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University, 7:30 p.m. April 22. Visit or call 561.237.9000 for more information and tickets.
       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.
       Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre July 12-August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
        Got an electronic device and need to repair an IPad, Iphone, Samsung Galaxy or any other phones and/or want to unlock, sell or buyback phones, then contact Ed Kissel in Boca at MobileSource, 3500 NW 2nd Ave. #603. 561.416.7224. Mention this column for 10% off any service or used phone!
     If you want to develop an additional residual income stream, visit then go to and call 561.852.0000.
     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, 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 (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 (and click on columnists) website, on as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at - as well as on his website:   READ THE COLUMN ON LINE AT WWW.BOCATRIBUNE.COM.

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