Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Page Two; Barrys Buzz Nov. 20, 2013

     Heizer Corporation, a Boca Raton Venture company completed a joint venture with Terra Viva Propantes, a gas and oil company, to open a plant in South Florida next year, which in the first phase will create 20 direct jobs and will build a 40,000 sq.ft. plant to produce propane for the oil and gas industries. The new joint venture will work closely with local university's for research and development of new products. The Brazilians partners, Monia and Roberto Sampaio are in Florida this week for meetings with the various business development agencies in the Tri-County area. Palm Beach and Boca have a good chance to win this race but also in the running are Dade and Broward Counties.
   Downtown Boca’s future just got brighter with receipt of a development application for a Hyatt Place Hotel at the southeast corner of Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road. The Hyatt Place will bring a new 146,250-square-foot hotel with 200 guest rooms, an integrated parking structure, and a full-service 8,000-square-foot restaurant. It will be the first hotel constructed within Downtown Boca.
   Hope Bruens, former partner in local PR firm the buzz agency, has resigned to focus on her fine art career and her health.
   Kevin Gale, 15 year Editor of the South Florida Business Journal, has joined former Journal publisher Gary Press, now publisher of Lifestyle Media Group, as editor in chief of the luxury magazine monthly publications, including Boca/Delray Life, and others.
    The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club, a new non-partisan political club, will have monthly 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. luncheon meetings at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Road and the Turnpike in Boca. Dec. 3 will feature former Nixon political consultant Roger Stone discussing his new book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy – The Case Against LBJ. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door for members and $35 in advance, $45 at the door for members. See or call 561.852.000.
   Butterscotch Blankees, specializing in personalized linens opened at the Boca Raton Town Center and Winn-Dixie expanded and remodeled the store at 7024 Beracasa Way, including a new kosher deli, kosher bakery and kosher seafood selections, along with a new in-line chicken wing bar.
  The Faulk Center for Counseling offers a weekly Young Adults Group for individuals, ages 18 to 30 to share the experiences and challenges associated with this time of life. Group participants will learn tools to help make changes, overcome obstacles, and cope with typical stressors such as partner relationships, family dynamics, career choices, financial pressures, and academic issues.  Group is $5 per session. Call the Faulk Center (561) 483-5300 for more information.
    Philomena, Delivery Man, The Book Thief and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens Friday at the Boca Cinemark Palace & Premiere theatres and the Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres. The Armstrong Lie opens at Regal Shadowwood. Spinning Plates and American Beauty opens Friday at the FAU Living Room Theatres. Delivery Man opens at the Movies of Delray and Lake Worth. The Book Thief and Philomena opens next Wednesday, and All is Lost at 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 business facilitator George Bosselman, translator and interpretor Icela Vazquez-Perez, FloodSax distributor Amalia Kissel, Chabad Lubavitch of Boca Raton Rabbi Zalman Bukiet, Center for Family Services Clinical Supervisor Andres Torrens and Village Director Daniel Ramos 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. 
     The Boca Raton Green Market, in its 17th year has farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy, and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton, featuring live music on the Piazza stage by singer, keyboard player DyMIN,  playing music of the islands with a little bit of country, too! Call 561.299.8684 or email for further information or if interested in participating.
    The Plaza Theatre, 262 South Ocean Blvd., Manalapan has Fingers & Toes, to Nov. 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 D Word a Musical is at the Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse to Nov. 24. Call 561.832.7469 or visit for tickets or info.
   The Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Springs, presents Sophisticated Ladies, to Nov. 24. Call 954-344-7765 or visit for tickets and more information.
    The Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, Florida opens their season with The Longing and the Short of It, written and composed by acclaimed composer/lyricist Daniel Maté, who won the 2013 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyricist, to Nov. 24. Tickets are $30-$45, and can be purchased at  or by calling 561-450-6357.
    The Boca Raton Theatre Guild presents They’re Playing Our Song, to 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 Last Night of Ballyhoo is at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Coral Spring, just east of Riverside Drive,  to Dec. 31. Call 954-344-7765 or visit for tickets and more information.
      Former CEO of Harley Davidson speaks at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Business & Professional Division (B&P), 8 to 10 am. Nov. 21 in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus. Registration at $36 is available at or, 561.852.3128. Future guests include, Weight Watchers Group CEO Florine Mark on Jan. 29 and Saks Fifth Avenue CEO Stephen Sadove on March 26.
    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 and will include a live stage show in the amphitheatre, rides, children’s activities and snow along with a kosher-style food truck for the first night of Chanukah.
 The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Starring the Rockettes is at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, Nov. 29-Dec. 8. Go to or call 561.832.7469 for more information and ticket reservations. Don’t miss this spectacular show!
  Chabad of West Boca presents hilarious comedy hypnosis featuring Glenn Miller, 7 P.m. Dec. 3, Embassy Suites, 661. N.W. 53rd St. Email or call 561.994.6257 for further information.
   The 43rd annual Holiday Parade along Federal Highway downtown Boca will be Dec. 4.  Tickets are $35.
  David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN will keynote following a cocktail reception and dinner for the Jewish Federation’s Ketuba Society, 6 p.m., Dec. 5, at St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 W. Claridge Oval, Boca Raton. Call 561.852.3342 or email for further information.
 RESPECT: A Musical Journey of Women is Dec. 5 – Jan. 5 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theatre, with two special New Year’s Eve champagne performances at 4 and 9 p.m. Tickets at or call 866.811.411. For more information, call 561.445.9244, email
   The Women’s Theatre Project presents the Southeastern premiere of “The Lyons”, Dec. 6-Dec. 22 in the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Tickets are $26. Call 561.347-3948 or 561.445.9244 for more information.
   Palm Beach Dramaworks presents The Lion in Winter, Dec. 6-Jan. 5, at the Don 7 Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Call 561.514.4042 or visit for ticket information and reservations.
   The Shoppes at Loggers Run, 11379 West Palmetto Park Road, will host the free 3rd annual holiday adventure 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, with tenants showcasing great offerings and featuring holiday train rides for children, Santa Claus, treasure hunt, magic show, face painting, live demonstrations, games and prizes.
   The 37th annual Holiday Boat Parade on the Intracoastal Waterway is set for Dec. 7.
   The Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS) Annual Gala and Auction is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 W. Claridge Oval, Boca Raton, honoring Michele & Larry Blair and Craig Donoff, P.A., chaired by Roxane Lipton, Wendy Legum and Jill Viner. Cost is $500. For more information, visit, call 561.852.5013 or email To learn more about JFS, visit
   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: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum South Florida Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, featuring International jurist and survivor of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps, Judge Thomas Buergenthal. Call 561.995.6773 or visit for more information.
    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:
   Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will speak at FAU 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Go to to purchase tickets.
   Save the Date: The Caribbean Cowboy Ball is 6 pm. Feb. 22, 2014 at Red Reef Park. Tickets are $175. Call 561.347.6799 or for info.
   055642 St. is at Boca Raton High School, Feb. 27- March 2. Visit or call 561.338.15333 for more information and reservations.
   The Harlem Globetrotters will play at the FAU arena on March 3 and 8. Go to or call 1.800.745.3000 for ticket information.
   Save the Date: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to JARC’s 29th Annual Gala Dinner Dance March 9, 2014 at West Boca Country Club.
    Palm Beach Dramaworks presents “Some Enchanted Evening”, 14th annual Spring Gala, 6:30 p.m. March 14 at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Tax deductible tickets are $500 and tables of ten $5,000. Call 561.4042 ext. 106 for reservations and information.
   Florida’s Annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will take place on March 22, 2014, between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM at Spanish River Park and A1A in Boca Raton. The Bash is the nation’s largest, free, fun-day for people with special needs, their caregivers and family members.  The 6th Annual Bash is expected to draw 6,000 attendees from South Florida and beyond. Tax deductible contributions should be directed to The Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, PO Box 99, Boca Raton, FL  33429.  For further information call: 561-715-2622. 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., 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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