Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz March 27, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz March 27, 2013
     Jekyll & Hyde is at the Kravis Center through March 31. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 561-832-7469.
     Tony Wells, Chief Marketing Officer for Boca based $3.2 billion company ADT, will star in Undercover Boss, with 9 million viewers, on CBS Sunday April 12.
     Subway Guru Larry Feldman speaks at the Luxury Chamber network 6 to 8 p.m. April 22 in the new Subway Cafe' at the FAU stadium and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham speaks on May 20 at Promise Health Care, hosted by Peter Baronoff. Early bird registration at
     With the controversy of where to have the 4th of July fireworks, perhaps the FAU stadium with plenty of parking and easy access should be considered.
     Palm Beach County impact fee hikes will add $1700 to the cost of a new home bringing it to $11,800 and $60,000 to the cost of a new office building.
     Federal budget cuts closing control towers at five South Florida general aviation airports including Boca will bring tremendous hardships to the economy and some military operations safeguarding the coast, bogging down air traffic in the region. Corporations may chip in to hire contractors and the Airport Authority recently broke ground for a new administration building.
      Office Depot board drama continues as the largest shareholder has proposed six new directors to challenge CEO Neil Austrian.
      South Florida foreclosures topped the nation in February. One in 282 homes had some stage of foreclosure filed against it. In Palm Beach County 1156 were filed, up a huge 131% compared to last year and industry insiders predict the trend will continue. Surveys revealed that 60,000 homes in some stage of foreclosure, called the shadow inventory have yet to hit the market, with the general public having little access to them as private investors and hedge funds are snapping up foreclosures and short sales before they even hit the market. Closings indicate 60% are handled by Realtors, when it was once 77%.
     The Technology Business Incubator at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University will add an additional 10,000 square feet this month.
     The Veterans Speakers Forum, endorsed by the Palm Beach School Board as a valuable educational resource to visit students in all schools, is available to assist in any Palm Beach School or community programs that will be presenting and or planning a Memorial Day event honoring those who served and died.  Educators and speakers can present  an exceptional  video program honoring those 400,000 service men and women buried at Arlington Cemetery and at the tomb of the unknown soldier. Call 561-734-4527 or email to
     Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Veterinarian Assisting Instructor Michelle Brown, Cash Box Solutions Partner John Lehman, Palm Beach Pops Box Office Director Josh Pichurski, Massage Therapist Kellee Ray Sunshine 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. 
     Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are The Host, G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.  Gatekeepers and Dorfman In Love opens at the Movies of Lake Worth.
      Lungs is at the Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 NE First St. Delray Beach through April 14. Visit or call 561.450.6357 for info and 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.
       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 through
March 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. 
    Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, presents Exit The King opening March 29.  Visit or call 561.514.4042.
   6th annual Pearl City free Easter Dinner is 1 to 4 p.m. March 31, hosted by Temple Beth El and at Wayne Barton Study Center, 269 NE 1st St. Call 620.6209.
   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 .
     If you would like to learn how you can make money and save money by NOT using a 401 k or IRA that will protect your money and generate tax free income, then come to the Mission Bay Office Plaza, Suite 301, 20283 State Road 7, Boca Raton April 2 after you have reviewed and Call 561.852.0000 for further 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.
      The Palm Beach International Film Festival is April 4-11. Visit for details, ticket purchases or call 561.362.0003  for more information.
      Avi Hoffman stars in the Outre Theatre Company production of an Iliad, April 5-21 at the Mizner Park CAC, 101 Plaza Real. Call 954.300.2149 or visit for more information and tickets.
     How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying is at the Countess De Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School, April 5-7. Tickets are $15. Go to or call 561.241.2200 for further information.
      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.
     The League of Women Voters features Lynn University Chief of Staff Dr. Jason Walton with a behind the scenes look at the Lynn University Presidential debate, 11:30 a.m. April 13 at Benvenuto Cateresturant, 1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Visit or call 561.966.4073 for tickets.
     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.
    Meet Me At the Pitkin is at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, April 26-May 12. Visit or call 561.600.0405 for tickets. 
       Business and Professional Division of Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County presents a cocktail reception and networking event 6 p.m. May 6 at Excel Auto Group, 1001 Clint Moore Rod. Boca Raton. Tickets at or call Sonni Simon, 561.852.3128  for more information.
     Red, White and Blue, Blue Martini and FSO Salute Our Troops 7-10 pm May 24, 2013 at the Blue Martini in Town Center, 6000 Glades Road. 50/50 Raffle
Free drink with $10 donation. Go to or call
(561) 289-6031 for further information.
       John Scully, former leader of Apple and Pepsi, speaks 5:30 p.m. May 30 at Palm Beach State College Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth Campus May 30, with a 6:30 p.m. reception to follow. Call 561.868.3450 or visit for further information and tickets.
      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. is the best networking group in the area and meets at the West Boca Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. Check out the website for 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. 
        A joyous holiday weekend to all my Christian friends celebrating the Good Friday and Easter holiday.
       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:  

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