Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz May 31, 2013

    Florida Atlantic University Senior Vice President of Finance Dennis Crudele has been named acting president and will serve until an interim president is named by the FAU Board of Trustees, followed by a search for a permanent President. Read the succinct and to the point editorial about the Saunders resignation by C. Ron Allen in the Boca and Delray Beach Tribune last week.
    FAU may also host a Conference USA Bowl game in the football stadium.
    Boca resident Dr. Rhonda Goodman has been named the FAU 2013 Distinguished Teacher of the Year.
    Hava Holzhauer has been named the new Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Florida office in Boca Raton.
    Former Palm Beach County Schools Chief Academic Officer Judith Klinek is now director of the Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center.
   ZipCar, an hourly and daily car rental company has opened a facility at the Palm Beach County International Airport.
   Palm Beach County home sales reached a record in April with over 1400 closings, up 14% over April 2012 and 1560 condos and townhomes were sold, the most in the past 7 years. 
    PBIA served 42,000 passengers over the Memorial Holiday weekend, FLL served 98,000 and there were 1.2 million Floridian travelers over the weekend.
    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
    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 Florida State Senator Maria Sachs, Entr'Acte Theatrix Managing Director Michael Lifshitz, State Representative Lori Berman and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday morning, or any time after that on, or  to win free movie tickets. 
     All You Need is Love, After Earth and Now You See Me opens at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. Now You See Me opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth and Renoir also opens at Movies of Lake Worth.
     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:
    The Shoppes of Logger�s Run has a free family fun day 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1 at 11379 W. Palmetto Park Road, 1.5 miles west of 441 with a petting zoo, pony rides, kids crafts and adventures, magic show and scavenger hunt. Visit for more information.
    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.
       A free avoiding foreclosure seminar is 6 p.m. June 6 at the new Keyes downtown Delray Beach Office, 610 E. Atlantic Avenue, just east of Federal Highway. Refreshments will be served. Register by calling 561.945.0000.

    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. 
      Ross Mandel is the speaker at the Luxury Chamber network, 6 to 8 p.m. June 17 at Alpine Jaguar, 6606 N. Andrews Ave. Ft. Lauderdale. Register at

   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 Company 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 Drive, 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.
    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.
        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.
       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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