Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz May 15, 2013

    Mary Jane Saunders, President of Florida Atlantic University has resigned.
     Dog lovers rejoice: At the suggestion of Boca Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie, a Dog Beach location and rules are expected to be announced soon.
      Boca Mayor Susan Welchel said the city will revive talks about annexing Boca Grove and St. Andrews Country Clubs in West Boca, provided they agree and reconsider the Lake Wyman redevelopment project as two ways to increase revenue.
     The County Commission approved a lease for a new skate and BMX park at the Loggers Run Park on Palmetto Park Road in West Boca, including a novice area for in-line skateboarding, a scooter course and a strider bike zone for children 18 months and older, keeping experienced skaters and riders in separate areas.
     Tesla Motors may open a small showroom and educational center at Boca Town Center for their electric cars if Boca City Council approves.
      Boca Raton Fire Rescue Services Department is having an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18 at all eight city fire stations.
People are welcome to visit their local firehouse, meet the firefighters/paramedics and see apparatus and equipment. Fire/rescue related give-a ways will be available for children. No appointments are necessary.
     75 NCCI employees raised $20,000 for the March of Dimes March for Babies Walk.
     Florida joins the Mega Millions lottery May 15. Drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays.
    An outstanding visual presentation is now at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts through May 19. War Horse is one of the rare theatrical productions you won't want to miss. If you don't see it here, it will be at the Kravis Center next season and if you do see it in Broward, you will want to see it again. The staging of the massive intricately and delicately designed choreography is best seen from seats farther back from the stage to get the full visual effects of the puppetry of the horses and the special effects. Telling the story of a young boy in England and his horse Joey who is shipped off to France in World War I, it will bring tears to your eyes as the interaction between horse and master is growing apparent, as is the growth of Joey from a young foal to a full grown horse. The imaginative, dramatic saga is bolstered by a large cast of 24 all working in tandem with each other. Tickets range from $39.50 to $79.50  and can be purchased by calling 954.462.0222 or visiting
    Trader Joe's, the healthy, GMO-free and organic grocer based in California is coming to Palm Beach County and will open in the PGA Plaza at the corner of PGA Boulevard and Prosperity Farms Road.
     Avi Hoffman stars in Still Jewish After All These Years Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sat & Sun., 2 p.m. through May 19 at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail. Go to or call 561.347.3948. All Tickets are $25. 
      My Son The Waiter has been extended again to June 30 at the Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Rod. Coral Springs. Visit or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
     The sale of the contents of the former Caldwell Theatre will be 9 to 4 daily May 17-19 at The Wick Theatre, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. This is your opportunity to snare a mememto from the theatre. Everything must go.
   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
      Jet Blue is doubling its presence in South Florida, adding 50 flights to 100 at FLL and increasing market share to 24%
     Palm Beach County's Hispanic population is 19%; 25% in Broward and 12% in Martin County.
     Barry Epstein Live internet television show Friday features Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation Chair State Rep. Mark Pafford, Artistic Director of the Wick Theatre Jonathan Van Dyke, Todays Restaurant News Publisher Howard Appell 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. 
     Movie opening at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres is Star Trek Into Darkness. The Reluctant Fundamentalist opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth and In The House opens at Movies of Delray. Be sure to catch Complicit at the Movies of Delray 4 p.m. May 20 and 22 and May 23 at Movies of Lake Worth.
    SoHo dogs has a networking fundraiser to offer a facility where military veterans and rescued animals can work together "hand-in-paw" toward each other's recovery 6 to 8 p.m. May 15 at Spoto's Oyster Bar, 4560 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561.776.9448.
    The DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton Beach will be hosting the YMCA of South Palm Beach County's 14th annual golf tournament May 17. The tournament will kick off with a shotgun at 1 p.m. to commence the beginning of the 18-hole course. The event will include complimentary hors d'oeuvres, raffle prize drawings, a contest and an awards presentation.  All proceeds from the 14th annual golf tournament will benefit the Y's financial assistance program which allows everyone, regardless of income, the ability to participate in Y programs. For details on the sponsorship opportunities available, which will directly benefit the Y's financial assistance program, please visit
   The Beth Ami Sportsman Club breakfast, 1401 NW 4th Ave. is 9:30 a.m. May 19 with guest speaker Dr. Sam Bierstock. Call 561.362.8361 for reservations.
  With thousands expected to attend, former County Commissioner Burt Aaronson was named Honorary Chair of the Community-wide Israel Fest 65 and will be recognized on May 19 starting at 3 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheatre. Visit or call 561.852.3278 for more info.     
    War Horse is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts to May 19. Tickets at  or call 954.462.0222 or 800.311.7469.
   Pay it Forward - Networking for a Great Cause to benefit Speak Up! For Kids of Palm Beach County and the children represented by the Guardian ad Litem Program is 5 to 7 p.m. May 20 at Rebel House, 297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. Cost is $10. Register at
   Political activist Alan Bergstein speaks at the Boynton Beach Republican Club lunch 11 a.m. May 21, at Westchester Country Club, 12250 Westchester Club Drive, Boynton Beach. Cost is $20. RSVP to 561.752.1864 by May 17.
    A Marathon Golf fundraiser to benefit the George Snow Scholarship Fund is May 21. Details at:
    Red, White and Blue, Blue Martini and FSO Salute Our Troops is 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 Cafe 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. Comedian Les The Plumber will also appear. Visit for tickets.   
    Teen Suicide hits close to home for many individuals and the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan is addressing the issue head on with the production of Sleepwalk, a one-act play written by Emmy-winning playwright William Mastrosimone 7:30 p.m. May 24-25,and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. For more information, call (561) 588-1820 or visit
    The Boca Italian American Heritage Society is sponsoring a Memorial Day picnic at noon May 27th on the outdoor pavilion of the South County Civic Center catered by Lucille's Bad to the Bones BBQ. RSVP by May 15 to or call 561.445.4905.
    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.
      Brighton Beach Memoirs May 31-June 30 and Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre July 12-August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
      8-track Groovy! The Sounds of the 70's is at the Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd Manalapan June 13-July 7. Visit or 588.1820. 
       Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson lectures at the South County Civic Center, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Go to to register or call 1.877.354.1077.
      Palm Beach Dramaworks presents Man of La Mancha at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St. West Palm Beach July 10 -July 21 and Carousel Aug. 7-Aug. 18. Go to or call 561.514.4042. for further information and tickets.
      The Monkees will be at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre July 27. Go to or call 800.745.3000.
      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 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. Please watch this Short video for a brief overview on FEG     
     FORECLOSURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Contact Keyes Company/Delray office 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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