Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz April 24, 2013

   The Luxury Chamber presents former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham 6 to 8 p.m. May 20 at Promise Health Care, 999 Yamato Road in Boca Raton. Register at
   Accountable Health Care staffing agency will hire 33 new employees and relocate to 10,000 larger space at 999 Yamato Road in Boca, receiving a 3 year lease subsidy from the City of Boca Raton.
   Sincere condolences to the family, friends and business associates of Boca businessman and philanthropist Jeff Bolton, who drowned in the Bahamas.
   The Chabad of West Boca Raton recently held it's Capital Campaign Kick Off champagne and dessert reception with over 100 people in attendance. This was the first in a series of fund raisers for the building of it's new multi-faceted 12,000 sq. ft. facility to be located near the intersection of State Road 441 and Kimberly Boulevard in West Boca Raton. For more information call 561-487-293 or click
   Developers have again submitted scaled down plans to develop the old Mizner Trail golf course in Boca Del Mar despite past residents� objections, with a proposal for 288 homes, 85 acres of open space and a renovated clubhouse with a fitness center and outdoor pool. The requirement to keep it as a golf course expired at the end of last year.
   The public is invited to listen and comment at three annual goal-setting workshops for Boca City Council and staff on May 1, 2 and 3 at the Municipal Services Building, 2500 NW First Ave. The public comment sessions are 3 to 3:30 Wednesday; and Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday.
  The Boca Raton Airport Authority is issuing a request for air control tower operators and could invite those companies to submit requests for proposals.
  West Boca Medical Center has hired a breast specialist and nurse navigator and is adding additional diagnostic tests for the new Breast Center at West Boca Diagnostic Imaging in the Garden Shops at Boca.
   The Shake Shack has opened in the University Commons on Glades Road.
   Tourists buy 30% of all South Florida luxury products with Brazilian tourists the biggest spenders and gay tourists spending twice as much as straight ones.
   Palm Beach March bed taxes hit $4 million up 9%, Bed taxes averaged $23 to $25 million each year and are expected to hit $30 million this year.  
   The Black Diamond day trip cruise ship is expected to be re-launched in 60 days from the Port of Palm Beach.
   Carnival Cruises are advertising fire sale prices of $35 per night.
   Koch Industries is among the suitors interested in Tribune Co., which includes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel and the Sun Sentinel, according to the New York Times.
   Priscilla Queen of The Desert is at the Kravis Center through April 28. Buy tickets at  or call 561-832-7469 or 800-572-8471.
   Brad Zimmerman�s hilarious one man show, My Son The Waiter � A Jewish Tragedy has been extended at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs through May 5. Beu Jest plays through May 12. Purchase tickets at  or call 954.344.7765.
    Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, presents Exit The King through April 28.  Visit or call 561.514.4042.
    A very special Barry Epstein Live internet television show Friday features Subway co-founder Larry Feldman along with Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson 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 Pain and Gain, The Big Wedding, Mud and Arthur Newman (at Regal Entertainment Shadowwod. Big Wedding, The Company You Keep and No Place on Earth opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth.     
     War Horse is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts May 7 - 19. Tickets at or call 954.462.0222 or 800.311.7469.    
     The Boca Raton Green Market will continue to be held each Saturday until May 11, at which time the market will close for the summer months.  It will resume in the fall when Florida produce becomes more plentiful once again.  In its 16th year, the market offers farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton.  This week's entertainment on the Piazza stage will feature live music of the islands on the Piazza stage by local keyboardist and singer DyMin.    
     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.
    Lynn University's Celebration of the Arts is 6 p.m. April 26 with complementary food and drinks. Contact for further information.
    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.
    The 26th Annual Rotary Golf Tournament starts 11:15 May 9 at Boca Lago Country Club honoring Dr. Ira J. Gelb, visionary of the new FAU College of Medicine and FAU honoree. Cost is $250 and includes dinner, auction and awards. Call 561.302.6494 or 561.302.4655. Visit
     IsraelFest 65 will be May 19, 2013 starting at 3 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. Visit or call 561.852.3278 for more info. 
     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.      
     The International Big Band Jazz Caf'e Society features the "�Great American Song Book" concert to benefit veterans and the Olympic High School band at 7:30 May 24 at Olympic High, 20101 Lyons Road featuring Dick Cully and a 15-piece big band. Visit for tickets.   
    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!
   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.
    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, or are unhappy in your job, or want to change jobs, or need extra income, then visit and and call 561.852.0000 for further information.    
     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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