Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz July 5, 2013

  Here is a unique opportunity of an exquisitely appointed estate home at 17122 Avenue Le Rivage, Boca Raton. Le Rivage at the northeast corner of Clint Moore and Lyons Roads, is a  luxury community surrounded by pristine lakes and tropical foliage, built on a private island with custom estates on over half acre lots, where you can enjoy the privilege of this beautiful enclave with privacy and security in the over 7,400 sq. ft. estate featuring 5 bedrooms, and 5 baths overlooking lake views. Don't miss this opportunity. It will be sold in a live absolute auction to the highest bidder, regardless of price, to pre-registered guests only on July 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST. $100,000 deposit is required to bid. Bidder registration forms are available from Joanne Epstein, Keyes Luxury Realtor, 561.945.0000 or email to
   Scott Singer and Craig Ehrnst have filed for Seat A, the Boca Council seat currently held by term limited Vice Mayor Susan Haynie running for Mayor.
  With the city�s July 4th fireworks show moved to the Spanish River deHoernle Park, the Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony may be moved there too.
   The former Tyco Building on Military Trail has been renamed One Town Center, to attract multiple office tenants. Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors is taking 12,000 sq. ft. in the 200,000 sq ft building near the Town Center Mall, No one large tenant for the building could be found in the short term.
   FAU left the Sun Belt conference and joined Conference USA to increase TV revenue exposure from $1 million to $2 million.
     The Levis Jewish Community Center has 14 months to raise $1 million and recruit at least 500 host families and 250 volunteers initially after being tapped to host the JCC Maccabi Games from Aug. 10 to 15. The West Boca-based center of Jewish activity for south county expects at least 1,000 visiting Jewish athletes ages 12 to 16 from the U.S., Israel and other countries; 1,500 visiting families and at least 200 coaches, plus their own local team, almost like a replay of the Presidential debate at Lynn University. This is the second time Levis has hosted and the first since 2000. Go to for information.
   You can explore the Intracoastal Waterway on the Water Taxi in Ft. Lauderdale. Hop off and on all day. Visit or call 954.467.6677.
   There have been reports of suspicious activity at Maggiano's and a Detective has been called in to get to the bottom of the situation for an entertaining evening of "whodunit" and Maggiano's Family Style Dinner while the case is solved! Just ask yourself, do you really know your dinner partners...or could they be part of the plot? Friday, July 12th at 7:30PM $65 per person - includes a show, appetizers and a three-course dinner (tax and tip included) Cash Bar available in room. Reservations are required, call 561-361-2322 to secure your seats. This is adult comedy and recommended for guests over 18.
    Carnival Corp. consumes 3.2 million tons of fuel, paying $648 per ton and $2 billion each year on $15 billion in revenue.
    The Palm Beach Post reported that NextEra Chair Lew Hay pocketed a $33 million in pay last year and NextEra President Jim Robo made $14 million.
   State owned Citizens insurance is readying another round of 7 to 9%  increases of $300 to $400 which state regulators are expected to approve.
   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
   8-track Groovy! The Sounds of the 70�s is at the Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd Manalapan now to July 7. Visit or 588.1820. 
    Entr�Acte Theatrix presents Monty Python's Spamalot to June 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.
   Despicable Me in 3D and the Lone Ranger are at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. The Lone Ranger opened at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth. Fill The Void opens in Delray and Just Like a Woman opens at the Movies of Lake Worth. The Hot Flashes opens exclusively at the Movies of Delray on July 12, partnering with Delray Medical Center, Susan B Komen Foundation and six PAP Corp. Additional sponsors needed.  
    Barry Epstein Live special Fourth of July Holiday show airs Friday morning with Congressman Ted Deutch, Safe Domes president David Pressler, Entrepreneur David Goldstein, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel Editorial columnist Kingsley Guy, among others, on  and Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.
    Jan McArt presents Atlantic City Boys, 7:30 p.m. July 6 and 4 p.m. July 7 at the Lynn University Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $35. Order by phone at 561.237.7707 or on line:
   The City of Boca Raton Summer Sunset Music Series continues with an Americana-inspired performance by The Symphonia Boca Raton and Kyle Prescot, Florida Atlantic University Wind Ensemble conductor, 7 p.m. July 7 in the Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real in downtown Boca Raton. The event is free and open to the public.
    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.
     Temple Beth Shira presents free Adult Education classes- Journey From Torah To Talmud - 10:00am July 10 and 24 at the South County Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road. RSVP to Rick Alovis 561.414.4423 or email
    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.
   Character Man is at the Stage Door Theatre July 12-August 11. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
   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 information.
     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
      Cabaret at the Plaza Theatre presents I�ve Got Rhythm, The music of George Gershwin, 7:30 July 24 at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan, 262 S. Ocean Blvd. Visit or call 561.588.1820 for tickets or more information.
     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 call 561.852.0000 for further information. Everyone should see it.
     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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