Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz June 14, 2013

  Palm Beach County Mayor Steven L. Abrams was re-elected Chair of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA).
   Office Depot shareholders will meet July 10 to vote on the proposed merger with OfficeMax.
  Chabad of West Boca Raton, an Orthodox synagogue known for its outreach to unaffiliated Jews, broke ground on Sunday on a 1.2-acre parcel on State Road 7, on the south side of the Shoppes at Boca Greens.
    Palm Beach County 's Republican Party loss of financial support that's so severe the party's two professional staffers were laid off last week.
    Tim Snow, president of the George Snow Scholarship Fund awarded 80 four year scholarships worth more than $580,000 at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club along with goodie bags worth $959 for each recipient, including a crock pot, blender and coffee maker form Jarden Consumer Solutions.
   Jon Secada played four sets Wednesday and Thursday at the Jazziz Nightlife in Mizner Park and David Sanborn will appear June 20 and Kevin Eubanks on June 26 and 27. Call 561.300.0730 or visit for tickets.
    The new owners of the beachfront Ritz Carlton Palm Beach in Manalapan is renaming it Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, reports the Palm Beach Post.
    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.
    Man of Steel, This is the End and Before Midnight opens at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres.   
    Barry Epstein Live airs Friday morning on, and Watch to win free tickets to Cinemark.
    Brighton Beach Memoirs plays through 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. 
     Jan McArt presents the high class keys of Dunlap and Pennington concert artists June 15 and 16 at the Lynn University Wold Performing Arts Center. Visit or call 561.237.7707 for more information and tickets.
     Those looking for a truly entertaining Father�s Day activity, jazz aficionados or just lovers of Gershwin, The Duke and their contemporaries are in for a treat when the Bob Hanni All Star Jazz Ensemble plays on Sunday, June 16, from 3:00 � 4:30 pm. The performance will take place at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center, 7091 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. The Center is a project of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. At $5 each, the 200 available tickets to hear this renowned group will sell quickly - so jazz fans will need to sign up in advance.  Proceeds will benefit the operations of Weisman Delray Center. To register or for more information, call 561-558-2100.
     Cinemark Theatres presents
E. T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL on June 16 and 19, and SCHINDLER'S LIST on June 23 and 26.  Performances will be on Sundays at 2 pm, and Wednesdays at 2 pm and 7pm.
     Ross Mandell is the speaker at the Luxury Chamber network, 6 to 8 p.m. June 17. Register at
     Cabaret at the Plaza Theatre presents I've Got Rhythm, The music of George Gershwin, 7:30 June 17 and July 24 at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan, 262 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit or call 561.588.1820 for tickets or more information.
     Former Palm Beach County Republican Party Chairman Sid Dinerstein speaks at the Boynton Beach Republican Luncheon, 11 a.m. June 18 at the Westchester Country Club, 12240 Westchester Club Drive, off Jog Road. Cost is $20. RSVP to 561.752.1864 or 561.740.3548 by June 14.
     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 new downtown Boca library opens at 10 a.m. June 22.
    MEMORIES MILESTONES MEMOIRS AND RANTS: A Writing Workshop- instructor, Emily Rosen M.A., M.S.  will run for six successive Fridays --- 4 Fridays from 10 am to 12:30 PM and 2 Fridays - June 28 and July 26 from 12:30 to 3 PM beginning June 21st. at the FAULK CENTER FOR COUNSELING  22455 Boca Rio Road Boca Raton, $120. for 6 sessions -- $25. for individual sessions. To register- call 561 483 5300.
    Parade Productions presents a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds' new work, The Gift July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre in Boca Raton. Tickets are FREE at or call 866-811-4111.     
    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 Sounds of Simon, The music of Paul Simon in Vision & Light is 8 pm, July 12-28 at the Mizner Park Cultural Center Studio Theatre. Call 561.600.0495 or visit for tickets and further informations.
     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.
      Mark your calendars: Rob Lowe, star of TV and film and a cancer awareness advocate, will be the keynote speaker at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation's 10th Anniversary Go Pink Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 25.
     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        
     Banks are now encouraging Short Sales, rather than the lengthy and costly foreclosures. 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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