Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Barrys Buzz April 3, 2013

     Boca Raton's 200 East has unrivaled sales from November through March, with almost $15 Million in sales this season. The recent sales at 200 East in downtown Boca are evidence of a market comeback in the luxury Boca Raton residential real estate market.  The luxury condo project, located in the downtown area reported 14 sales, including new residences and re-sales, in the months of November through March.
     Boca City Council unanimously renewed existing positions, including Susan Haynie remaining Deputy Mayor and Contance Scott staying on as Chair of the Community Redevelopment Agency.
     The Boca Raton Airport Authority is seeking ways to keep controllers from being furloughed in the wake of FAA budget cuts. North Perry Airport in Broward is being funded by the Broward County Commission to avert controller layoffs at that airport.
     1st United Bank of Boca Raton has purchased struggling Enterprise Bank in North Palm Beach, for $6 million and taking over their debt load.
     New stores opening at the Town Center in Boca Raton include The Container Store, Boston Proper, Vince Camuto and Robert Graham stores. Stanton Optical will also open near Town Center this month.
     A new center on North Federal Highway and Fifth Ave. will have a drive-through Starbucks with outdoor seating, a Chase Bank and a mattress store.
     Palm Beach County is expected to have 1,444,000 population in 2015.
     FEMA announced that homeowners insurance policies will increase from hundreds to thousands of dollars in soaring premiums, mandated by Congress to stem the continued massive deficits.
    A terrific way for visitors and residents to explore the Everglades up close is the Airboat Rides/Tours of or call 482.6107.
    For lots of fun, enjoy the Diva Duck Tour from City Place in West Palm Beach. Call 877.844.4188 or visit  for time availabilities.
    Brad Zimmerman's hilarious one man show, My Son The Waiter - A Jewish Tragedy is at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs through April 14. Beu Jest plays April 5, through 28. Purchase tickets at or call 954.344.7765.
    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.  
    Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, presents Exit The King.  Visit or call 561.514.4042.
    Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Recording Arts Academy Instructor Ryan Dockery, noted actor Avi Hoffman, The First Lady of Florida Theatre Jan McArt, Fast New Customers marketing guru Mark Kovalsky 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 Jurassic Park in 3D, The Sapphires, On the Road and Evil Dead. The Company You Keep opens at the Regal Shadowwood, while Gatekeepers opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth.    
      Saxophonist Randy Corinthian, native Floridian, FAMU and FSU graduate, musician, producer and songwriter, will be performing a wide variety of musical styles free at the Boca Raton Green Market in its 16th year with farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more, 8am to 1pm April 6 at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S Fed Hwy and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton.
        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 2 p.m. every Wednesday 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. Call 561.237.9000 or Visit 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.
     Friends of the Boca Raton Library present guitarist Howard Greenblatt, 3 to 4 p.m. April 14 at the Spanish River Library, 1501 N.W. Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton. Admission is free but reservations are required. Go to or call 561.299.8684 for further information.
     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. Visit or call 561.391.7274 ext. 128 for more information and reservations.
    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. 
Call (561) 289-6031 or go to 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. 
       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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