Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Barrys Buzz Oct. 2, 2013

     Breaking News! The Regal Entertainment Shadowwood Theatre in West Boca, will be undergoing a luxury renovation, including reclining seats.
  The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will be organizing 5:30 to 7 pm. Oct. 24, with the initial luncheon meeting in November. Patterned after other Tiger Bay Clubs throughout the state of Florida, the new Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will be a bi-county group for Palm Beach and Broward county individuals interested in discussing current issues of the day in lively face to face luncheon meetings. It will be a political forum for hearing candidates for public office and informing our members about crucial issues of the day by interacting with outstanding speakers in an open format. The club is non-partisan, and supports neither particular candidates, nor sides on any issues. Speakers include political candidates, elected officials, opinion makers and "movers and shakers." Modeled after the National Press Club in Washington, Tiger Bay clubs provide a neutral setting for reasoned public discourse and discussions by members of both political parties and individuals interested in hearing and learning about both sides of an issue. While much of the world follows key political issues filtered through the media, the attendees of the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will get their facts first hand. Those interested should call 561.852.0000 or visit the Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club Facebook page,
  The City of Boca Raton awarded $10,000 each to the Faulk Center for Counseling and the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service in-home counseling.
  FAU Engineering Professor Daniel Raviv has invented an anti-texting while driving system and is applying for a patent.
  Miami Beach billionaire Dr. Phillip Frost and other well-known corporate names have filed an apparently hostile takeover plan for Boca Raton-based data company TLO in bankruptcy.
  A new Mexican restaurant, 101 Cantina, opened at 133 SE Mizner Blvd. and Kasi, Serving Indian cuisine opened at 690 Yamato Road in Boca Raton.
  South Florida condo prices continue to escalate. Median price for August was $115,000, up 30% from a year ago, but sales were down 18% from the previous month. A lack of inventory has caused the jump in prices and developers are building more units with rentals also being converted to condos.
 With 5,000 new Palm Beach properties designated in flood zones, owners can expect a huge spike in insurance premiums, each year until the Feds stop.
 South Florida's economic recovery is fueling an increase in illegal migrants with 350,000 illegals in our area, working in hospitality and construction.
  With Obamacare kicking off, observers predict the new law will create an ungodly nightmare in South Florida. Confusion reigns among administrators of the program which as 103 choices and an avalanche of last minute changes keeps flowing from Washington bureaucrats, plus state officials opposed to Obamacare are throwing up roadblocks by not allowing access to state health care districts. Critics call Obamacare the Big Lie, as the Obama administration promised consumers could keep their doctors and insurance plans under the new law, which is not true. The New York Times reported insurers are dumping doctors with high cost patients and cutting back on the network of hospitals to cut costs. Consumers are reporting a flood of health plan cancellations because of the Obamacare launch.
  The University of Florida is starting an On-line University with unlimited enrollments for those who do not want to live on campus. Fees are 75% of regular admission costs and housing savings of $8,400. Deadline to apply is Nov. 1
  Oasis of the Seas carries 6140 passenger, a crew of 1980, 10,000 luggage pieces and serves 130,000 meals on a 7 day cruise.
  The Boca Palm Beach Business Connection meets every Wednesday 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Boca Polo Club TooJays, 5030 Champion Blvd. on Military Trail, north of Clint Moore Road. No dues, no fees, no mandatory meetings. Bring business cards. Join free at
   Gravity in 3D, Enough Said, Runner Runner, Pulling Strings and Grace Unplugged opens at the Boca Cinemark Palace & Premiere theatres. You will be My Son, Gravity in 3D, Enough Said, Runner Runner and Zaytoun opens at the Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres and Zaytoun opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. Gravity, Parkland and You will be my son in French with English subtitles opens at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth.   
  Watch Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl and Barry Epstein on Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 6 a.m.
 Barry Epstein live features DeliceUNow owner Staci Handelman, Movie Maven Morrie Zryl and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy on at 10 pm Thursday and 10 am Friday. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.    
     World renowned Fine Art photographer Clyde Butcher has an exhibit through Nov. 8 at the Downtown Library, 400 NW 2 Ave., Boca Raton.
    Moon Over Buffalo will run to October 6th at The Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs. Go to or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
  The Sound of Music is at the new Wick Theatre, formerly the Caldwell to Oct. 20. Call 561.995.2333 or 561241.7432 for tickets.
  The Twilight of the Golds is at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs to Oct. 27. Go to or or call 954.344.7765 for tickets and more information.
   Rick Newman's sixth annual free "Make A Wish" Halloween Sound, Light & Laser Show runs every night until Oct. 31 at 699 NW 9th Ave., corner of 7th St.  This year there will be new props, new high-powered LED black lights, a new tri-colored laser system and new animatronics.
   Milagro Center presents Miracles in the Mediterranean-Donor & volunteer appreciation free event, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2 at Breath Delray, 401. W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Delray. RSVP at 561.279.2970 ext. 6001 or email:
   Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options is hosting its third annual "In My Shoes Luncheon" October 4 at the Boca West Country Club. Tickets are $75. Go to
   The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov is at the FAU Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Oct. 4-13. See. or call 1.800.564.9539.
   The Boca Raton GreenMarket is back starting Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Saturday thereafter in the Monument Piazza at Royal Palm Place, NE corner of S. Fed. Hwy. and SE Mizner Blvd. Call 561.299.8684 or email for further information or if interested in participating.
    The Delray Beach Playhouse presents Neil Simon�s comedy, The Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Oct. 5-20, at 950 NW 9th St. in Lake Ida Park, off Swinton Ave. Delray Beach.  Tickets are $30. Call 561.272.1281 x 4 for reservations.
    40 years after the Yom Kippur War: An evening with ken Stein will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Congregation B�Nai Israel, 2200 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Tickets are $18 per person for general side seating, or $36 per person for limited preferred seating in the sanctuary on a first come, first served basis. RSVP at or For more info: 561.852.3374,; or 561 241-8118,
   The Friends of the Boca Raton Library will kick off its new free 2013-2014 Foreign Film Series on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at 400 NW 2 Ave., with Roman Polanski's Knife In The Water, followed by discussion. Reserve your seat at
   Chicago, starring John O'Hurley is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Oct. 9-20. Call 954.462.0222 or visit for tickets.
   The Sounds of Simon returns to the Mizner Park Cultural Center Oct. 10-20. Order tickets at (561) 600-0495 or visit
  The YMCA of South Palm Beach County launches its annual campaign to raise funds for their financial assistance program Oct. 10 for a month. Visit and more information is also available about the campaign by following the Y on Twitter at @YMCAofSPBC or at Share your Y story by using hash tag #YSoMuchMore.
   Of Mice and Men, a searing work by John Steinbeck about friendship and responsibility set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, launches Palm Beach Dramaworks' 2013-2014 season on Friday, October 11 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street). Performances continue through November 10, with specially priced previews on October 9 and 10. Call 561.504.4142  or visit for tickets.
   JARC sponsor a Bowling fundraiser 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Strikes in Boca. Contact or call 561.558.2572 for info and sponsor opportunities.
   Hospice by The Sea celebrates 35 years of service 5:30 to 10:00 p.m Oct. 15 at the Delray Beach Club, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd. Attire is Tropical Chic. Tickets are $135 including valet parking. Call 561.416.5009 or visit For sponsorship opportunities, call 561.416.5007.
   Former owner of the NJ Nets/Devils Lewis Katz speaks at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County's Business & Professional Division (B&P), 8 to 10 am. Oct. 16 in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. Registration at $36 is available at or, 561.852.3128. Future guests include former Harley Davidson CEO Jeffrey Bleustein on Nov. 21, Weight Watchers Group CEO Florine Mark on Jan. 29 and Saks Fifth Avenue CEO Stephen Sadove on March 26.
   Much Ado About Nothing is at Boca High Kathryn Lindgren Theatre, 1501 NW 15th Ct. Oct. 17-19. Tickets are $10/$15. Call 561.338.1533 for more info.
   Entre' Acte Theatrix presents Tommy Oct. 17-27 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre, Old School Square/51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach. Call 561.243.7922 or visit for tickets and more information.
   The D Word is at the Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse Oct. 17-Nov. 10. Call 561.832.7469 or visit for tickets and information.
   Slow Burn Theatre Company opens Next to Normal October 18 at the West Boca High Performing Arts Theatre, 12811 West Glades Road. See for tickets and more information.
   Lynn University's 15th annual Blue & White Auction is 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Lynn deHoernle Sports & Cultural Center to benefit Lynn athletics programs. $40 per person includes beer and wine reception and food. Call 561.237.9000 or register online www. by Oct. 16.
  Battle of the Boros, Doo-Wop/Oldies show is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Call 954.344.5990.
  Zonta Club presents 1st annual Festi-fall, 10 am to 4 pm October 19 at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, Pompano Beach, featuring an Orchid and Jewelry show and a Taste of Chocolate, with proceeds to benefit Women in Distress. Call 561.299-8684 or email for more information.
  Three screenings of Cinemability start Oct. 19-21 at various locales. See!-.aspx#.UkxesIbUmSp or for further information.
   Lynn University presents a free lecture by Chan Lowe, award-winning political cartoonist and brilliant satirist, will be discussing "Morality in Politics" and the inspiration for his cartoons.

    The Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation's Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) sponsors a networking cocktail reception and membership kickoff drive, 5:30 Oct. 22 at Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place. Cost is $50. Register at or call 561.852.3173 or email:
     Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes is 7-10 pm Oct. 24 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Cost is $150 or Tables of 8, $1250.  Call 561.290.0905 or email for tickets and more information.
     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.
   The 28th Singles Lifestyle Expo is 3 to 11 pm Oct. 27 at Pavillion Grille, 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton. Contact 305-448-7976 or email for more information. is the website. 24 hour hotline: 1.888.899.4074.
    The American Jewish Committee presents professor, author, presidential historian, political analyst, commentator and Director of the American Studies at Lynn University Dr. Robert Watson, 7 pm Oct. 30 with dessert reception and program at Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. Call 561.994.7286 to register. $18 per person, includes valet parking.  
     Christopher Cross will be at Jazziz Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real in Mizner Park, Nov. 4 & 5. Call 561.300.0730 or visit for reservations.      
     Lynn University presents a free lecture by Dr. Robert Watson discussing the many faces of Lincoln and the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg address, 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Lynn Wold Performing Arts Center. Call 561.237.7503 or see www. .   
    Josh Groban in the Round is at the BB&T Center Nov. 6. Visit for tickets.
   NASA Astronaut Joe Acaba and Dr. Edith Widder discuss how ocean and space exploration produces technology that impacts our daily lives and advances mankind, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Palm Beach State College, Public Safety Conference Center, 4200 Congress Ave. Lake Worth. Call 561.868.3450 or visit for further information. Tickets are $65 per person/ $120 for two and includes program and reception.
   The Junior League of Boca Raton presents the 26th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Boca West Country Club. Contact 561.620.2553 or visit or www.wvoy,org for further information.
  Place at Hope at the Haven Campus presents the 2013 Inaugural Hope Bash Boca, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 East Camino Real. Cost is $250. RSVP by Nov. 1 to 561.483.0962 or visit Sponsorship opportunities and program ads are available too.
   The Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents They're Playing Our Song, Nov. 8- Nov. 24 at the Willow Theatre, in Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail. Tickets are $35. Call 561.347.3948 or visit,, or contact 561.445.9244 for further information.
   The Boca Raton Tree Lighting ceremony has been moved up two days to Nov. 27, before Thanksgiving, instead of Nov. 29 in Mizner Park.
   The 43rd annual Holiday Parade along Federal Highway downtown Boca will be Dec. 4.   
   The 37th annual Holiday Boat Parade on the Intracoastal Waterway is set for Dec. 7.
   Save the Date: Phyllis & Harvey Sandler, Jan Savarick, Shirley & Allan B. Solomon and Jaime & Zachary Keyes will be honored at the Levis JCC Casino Royale Feb. 8, 2014., email or call 561.852.3253 for more information. Committee in formation:
   Save the Date: Follow the Yellow Brick Roat to JARC's 29th Annual Gala Dinner Dance March 9, 2014 at West Boca Country Club.
   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 Hurricane Grill & Wings in the Mission Bay Shopping Center, next to Office Max, 10125 Glades Road, 33498 on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., starting Oct. 9. Cost is $60 per quarter. 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 and His motto is: Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is on, as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at - as well as on his website:

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