Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Page Two; Barrys Buzz Oct. 9, 2013

   Boca Raton Regional Hospital is proposing creation of a medical center district to the city and will meet with the City Council on Nov. 1 to discuss further.
  Legal Sea Foods in the Town Center Mall will close Oct. 14 after 13 years in Boca and IL Tocco, an upscale Italian eater will take the 6,500 sq. ft. space.
  Fit2Run, which sells shoes and apparel designed for runners, will open at the Town Center later this month.
  Each of the 535 Congressmembers get $174,000 per annum with generous perks and their Obamacare subsidies are paid by U.S. taxpayers, with more than 3,000 companies and unions receiving Obamacare waivers.
  The fifth owner of the $170 million Florida Panthers paid $230 million for the franchise and will not move the team from the BB&T Center.
   Chicago Tribune brass, owners of the Sun-Sentinel, have ordered payroll cutbacks with more layoffs expected in the near future.
   About a third of state owned Citizens property insurance may not switch to private insurers due to uncertainties in costs, deductibles and coverage.
  Big bucks are pouring into Governor Rick Scott's reelection campaign with sugar interests donating $300,000 and the Seminoles donating $500,000.
  Median sale prices of homes last month was $250,000, (a 5 year high), up 17% over the same period last year, spiking a healthy increase in home sales.
  Reverse mortgage defaults have jumped with Florida leading the nation, hitting the Treasury for $1.7 billion and qualifications tightening by the Feds.
  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
   Captain Phillips, Machete Kills and Romeo and Juliet opens at the Boca Cinemark Palace & Premiere theatres and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. Inequality for All and Therese opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres, which also opens at the Movies of Delray. 
    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 golf pro Jess Frank, Bridge expert Larry Cohen, Wounded Warriors of South Florida board member Lt. Gen. Robert Chelberg and Movie Maven Morrie Zryl on at 10 pm Thursday and 10 am Friday. Watch to win free tickets to the Cinemark theatres.    
 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. Don't miss it! Upcoming shows include Irving Berlin�s White Christmas Nov. 14-Dec. 25; 42nd St. Jan. 9-Feb. 9; The Full Monty Feb. 20-March 23; Steel Magnolias April 3-May 4 and Ain'�t Misbehavin' May 15-June 15. See for further information.
 World renowned Fine Art photographer Clyde Butcher has an exhibit through Nov. 8 at the Downtown Library, 400 NW 2 Ave., Boca Raton.
 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.
   The Boca Raton GreenMarket is back 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. featuring live music by the Sheffield Brothers who have been performing their special diversified musical repertoire, something for everyone, for over 20 years. 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, to Oct. 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. Upcoming shows include: Driving Miss Daisy, Nov. 30-Dec. 15; You Can't Take it with You, Feb. 1-Feb. 16; The Pajama Game, March 29-April 13; Doubt, May 24-June 8, and musical memories shows include; Come Fly With Me, Harlem On My Mind, Call Me Madam, Good News and Make Someone Happy. Visit or call 561.272.1281 x 4 for more information.
   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 Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan has Brighton Beach Memoirs, Oct. 10-27; Fingers & Toes, Nov. 7-24; I Love you, You're Perfect Now Change, Dec. 5-22; Renee Taylor, My Life on a Diet, Jan. 16-Feb. 9 and Dirty Blonde, March 27-April 13. See or call 561.588.1820.
   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.
  Red, The Steakhouse, 1901 N. Military Trail, reopens Oct. 11. Call 561.353.9139 or visit for reservations.
  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.
   Movies of Delray has an advanced screening of Femme, 7:30 Oct. 17. Visit or call 561.638.0020 for further information.
   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.
  Brio Tuscan Grille in the Shops at Boca Center present "An Afternoon with Princesses", noon to 2 p.m., Oct. 20. Fairy princesses will provide tableside Meet & Greats for children and their parents, photo opportunities, light up wands, tiara crafts, and raffle giveways of princess toys and games. Reservations are required. RSVP to 561.392.3777 or visit
   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 cartoonsThe 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 Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs, presents Sophisticated Ladies, Oct. 25-Nov. 24. Call 954-344-7765 or visit for tickets and more information.
 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.      
     A Foreign Film Festival Fundraiser for "�A Walk on Water" a not for profit that provides water therapy through guided surf instruction to special needs children with autism, cerebral palsy & Muscle diseases ( will start Nov. 3 at the Delray Beach Firehouse, 14276 Hagen Ranch Road, and every Sunday at 2 p.m. through Dec. 8. $5 donation at the door, no reservation necessary. For more information, call 561.483.2054.
   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 West Boca High School Drama Dept. presents "Is There Life After High School" Nov. 21-23. Tickets are $15. Call 561.672.2066. Upcoming shows include Young Frankenstein, Feb. 28- March 8; Death by Dessert, April 25 & 26.
   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.
   The Boca Raton theatre Guild presents Marilyn: Forever Blonde, Jan. 9-11, 2013 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre. Tickets can be purchased on line at or by calling 866-811-4111. Visit,  call 561.445.9244 or email
   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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