Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz May 22, 2013

     Exclusive: You read it here first. Former Boca City Council member Peter Baronoff, Chairman and CEO of Promise HealthCare, is considering running for Mayor of Boca Raton. He floated the idea at a recent Luxury Chamber network with former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham in Boca.
    The movie "Line of Sight" filmed scenes at Rosenberg Diamonds on South Federal Highway in Boca Raton.
    A proposed development is being considered for the Festival Shoppes of Boca on the southeast corner of 441 and Glades Road, for 9,833 sq. ft of retail space and a 6,225 sq. ft. restaurant to include a Men's Wearhouse, Sprint and optical stores and a LongHorn Steakhouse, in the former Denny's location.
   The Roca Raton Resort & Club will open a New Surf School on Memorial Day Weekend and will host special family surf events as well as Boca Beach Club Surf Offs throughout the year, including Father's Day surfing, an International Surfing Day event on June 20th, and a July 4th event where surf enthusiasts can meet competitive surfers. For more information, call 561-447-3385.
     Seacoast National Bank is opening an office at The Shops of Boca Center, which makes the property 100% leased.
    A non profit group,, wants to name the playing field at the FAU Football stadium after founding coach Howard Schnellenberger.
    Florida Atlantic University received a $2.5 million donation from the estate of the late Thomas Chastain, who died in 2011 for the Chastian-Johnston Middle Eastern Studies program and the Thomas Chastain Honors Scholarship.
    Spanish River High school sophomore Shea Gould won a $5,000 scholarship from the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation and is a finalist for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Visit
    Ruth's Boutique at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Thrift shop was named for Ruth McGoldrick.
    Nonprofit Boca Raton Regional Hospital improves its earnings in the fiscal second quarter having net income $8.2 million on revenue of $93.7 million in the quarter ended March 31, compared to net income of $7.8 million on revenue of $98.5 million in the same period a year ago.
   Deputy County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker has been named president of the prestigious National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA).  
  Palm Beach State College President Dennis Gallon receives almost half million annual salary plus 90K in perks during college budget cutbacks.
  After only two years at the helm, South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Melissa Meeker resigned her $165,000 position.
   Former U.S. Rep. Allen West has a new job as a Fox News contributor. 
  Palm Beach County taxable property values rose for the second straight year totaling $129 billion dollars, up 3% from last year with cities increasing 2%.  Year after year, the Palm Beach Pops celebrates the Great American Songbook. Next season the Pops will continue the tradition featuring music from
Whitney Houston & Friends; Broadway, Marvin Hamlisch; Nat King Cole; Smoky Standards from The Mad Men Era and A major television star! Go to for ticket packages to  save up to $64 now or call 561-832-7677 for Immediate Seat Selection or fax order to 561.832.9686. You can also e-mail your request to
      There are 30,272 pending foreclosures in Pam Beach County and 113,654 in South Florida.
    Several credit unions and TD Bank are offering 5% down on mortgages to well qualified buyers who don't have $50 to $60 thousand dollars for a down payment, despite major banks still requiring much higher down payments.
    Thanks to Palm Beach Post reporter Alexandra Clough for breaking the story on Trader Joe's coming to Palm Beach County.
    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.
     Barry Epstein Live internet television show Friday features South Tech Academy Recording Arts Instructor Ryan Dockery, President and CEO Jim Kidd, Keyes Company new Downtown Delray Beach office Realtor and Short Sales Specialist Joanne Epstein and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday morning, or any time after that on, or  to win free movie tickets to the Cinemark Theatres. 
     Fast & Furious 6, The Hangover Part III and Epic opens at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. The Sapphires and Hangover 3 opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth and At Any Price and Mud also opens at Movies of Lake Worth.
    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 Countess de Hoernle Singers' annual spring concert, "A Kaleidoscope of Music," is 4 p.m. May 25 at Pine Crest school, 2700 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton. Tickets are $15. RSVP to or call 561.866.1868.
   Monday Memorial Day free observances are 9 a.m. at the Boca Raton Cemetery, 449 SW Fourth Ave. with The Boca Raton High School Band, NJROTC, Fort Lauderdale Highlanders, Coastmen Chorus, and others and 9:30 a.m. at Veterans Park, 9400 W. Palmetto Park Road, colors presentation, guest speakers, patriotic music Veterans Coalition and Special Events.
    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 to or call 561.445.4905.
   An American Tribute free concert featuring Indian River Pops and Robert Sharon Chorale is 7 p.m. May 27 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.  
   The Allen West Foundation presents the South Florida Minority Business Forum complimentary box lunch luncheon noon to 2 p.m. May 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach for registered attendees ONLY. RSVP to 561.997.6776 or email
    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.
      Allen West presents a special screening of "Fear of a Black Republican"; VIP reception 5:30, Screening 6:30 p.m. May 31 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 100 Fairway Drive Deerfield Beach. Reception cost is $100 per person/$150 per couple. Screening is $25. Call 561.997.6776 for tickets and information.
     Sax player Sid Parker and his Big Band will perform jazz and swing,  7 to 9 p.m May 31 in the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. No pets. Admission is free. For a schedule of events and directions, go to this link:
    Jan McArt presents Forbidden Broadway, the smash hit musical comedy, June 1 and 2 at Lynn University's Wold Performing Arts Center. Call 561.237.9000 or visit or for more information.
    A new free West Boca Green Market opens 8:30 a.m. to 2. p.m. June 2 and every Sunday at the Olympic Heights High School on Lyons Road in Boca.
    The first Palm Beach County budget meeting is 6 p.m. June 11 and can be watched on local cable Channel 20.
    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. 
     Entr'Acte Theatrix presents Monty Python's Spamalot June 20- 30 at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center for the Arts.  51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444.  Tickets are on sale now, and are available by calling 561-243-7922.  or by phone at: 561-243-7922, ext. 1.
    The Shindigs highlight the free West Boca Fourth of July celebration, 6:30 at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park.
The band will perform classic hits from the '50s, '60s and '70s, with several costume changes. A musical fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks will follow the concert. Food trucks will be on site. Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are permitted. No barbecues, pets or personal fireworks allowed.
    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 Jackson Laskowski 3rd annual Keep Hope Alive Fund Golf Fundraiser; shotgun, silent auction and awards dinner is 11:30 a.m. July 13 at Westchester Country Club, 12250 Westchester Club Dirve, Boynton Beach. Contact, or call 561.252.2933 or 561.578.1948 for more details. Visit
      The Monkees will be at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre July 27. Go to or call 800.745.3000.
      The Sound of Music will be the first production at the new Wick Theatre, formerly the Caldwell on Sept. 18. Call 561.995.2333.
     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:
                Enjoy the Memorial Holiday weekend with your friends, loved ones and/or family. Have a safe time.


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