Published On: Wed, Jul 22nd, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – July 22, 2015

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         Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will be the speaker at the next Gold Coast Tiger Bay luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at City Fish Market, Glades Road and the Turnpike. RSVP at

     West Boca High Principal Mark Stenner faces a possible 10-day suspension for plagiarizing two graduation speeches and would lose $3,788 if the School board signs off on an agreement with him and district administrators.

     Palm Beach County is extending turn lanes at Jog and Glades Roads and will be making changes at Butts Road in 2017 along with changes on Glades Road with SR 7, I-95, NW 13 St., NW 4 Ave., NW 2 Ave. Dixie Highway and Federal Highway.

      Boca Raton based company sends their Online Dating Gurus to meet with you face-to-face to set up or tweak your existing online dating profiles. Your Guru writes an accurate and effective custom profile for you, selects your best photos, and teaches you the skills and strategies you need to finally have all the success you ever wanted with online dating. Mention Promo Code: BT1501 to save 15%. Visit them on the web: or call/text (561) 510-0105.

     Palm Beach County posted 1,901 sales in June, 16 percent higher than a year ago and also the most in one month since at least 1994, according to the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and Florida Realtors. The county’s median price of $305,000 was a 3 percent increase from June 2014.

     Uber customers are at risk of losing their local alternative to taxis if Palm Beach County and the popular car service can’t agree on new vehicle-for-hire rules. The County Commission decided not to ease driver background check requirements and insurance standards to accommodate Uber, Lyft and similar ride-scheduling companies competing with taxis and limos.

     The Federal Communications Commission is poised to approve AT&T’s purchase of satellite service DirecTV, a $49-billion deal that would transform the phone giant into the nation’s largest pay-television operator.

    Citibank has agreed to refund nearly $700 million to about 8.8 million credit card customers for deceptive marketing, billing and other illegal practices, federal regulators said. In addition to the refunds, Citibank was fined a total of $70 million by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates national banks.

     In the first major business deal since the United States and Cuba resumed diplomatic relations, Pompano Beach-based Stonegate Banks said Wednesday that it is setting up a correspondent banking relationship with a Cuban financial institution.

     The second push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is moving full steam ahead, with more than 100,000 signed petitions presented to the state.

     Boca Leaders East meets every Wednesday, 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Corner Bakery Café, 2240 NW 19th St. #800 in the Boca Glades Plaza, just west of I-95. No dues, no fees, no mandatory meetings, just pay for your own breakfast. Bring business cards and friends.

      Boca Leaders West meets every Thursday 7:45 a.m. at First Watch in Mission Bay Plaza, 441, just north of Glades Road. No dues, no fees, no mandatory meetings, just pay for your own breakfast. Bring business cards and friends.

     Cafe Cinematheque Foreign Films with Shelly Isaacs is every Thursday at 10:30 Movies of Delray 561-638-0020 and Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Movies of Lake Worth 561-968-4545. Visit for more information.

           Love Letters, starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal is at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Fl July 21 through July 26. Buy tickets at Broward or call 954-462-0222.

     Southpaw, Paper Towns and Pixels opens at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. A Borrowed Identity and Jimmy’s Hall opens at the FAU Living Room theatres.  Southpaw and Jimmy’s Hall opens at the Movies of Delray and the Movies of Lake Worth. Southpaw opens at the Classic Gateway. Ted 2 and Terminator Genisys opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. Read movie capsules at

     The Movies of Delray and The Movies of Lake Worth will be showing The Met Opera Live, simulcast from The Met Opera, and the Encore for the 2014-2015 season. In HD with Dolby Digital 7.1 Surround Sound on new wider screens and new high back seats with more leg room.  Tickets are $19.00 and reserved seats are available.  Tickets are available online and at the box office. Visit and

     Oh What A Night tribute to the Jersey Boys is weekends from July 31 through Aug. 9 at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Royal Palm Place, 503, SE Mizner Blvd. Get tickets at or call 561.394.2626.

     The Broward Stage Door Theatre at 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, has announced their 22cnd Anniversary Season; Harvey, July 31- Sept. 6; The Fantasticks, Sept. 4- Oct. 11; Promises, Promises, Sept. 25 – Nov. 1; Dial “M” for Murder, Oct. 30 – Dec. 6; Gypsy, Nov. 20 – Jan. 3, 2016; Pompadour, Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2016; Carnival, Jan. 22, 2016 – Feb. 28, 2016; What’s New Pussycat?, Feb. 19, 2016 – March 27, 2016; Sunset Blvd., March 18 – April 24, 2016; Same Time, Next Year, April 15, 2016 – May 22, 2016; Putting it Together, May 13, 2016 – June 19, 2016; A Night in Motown, June 10, 2016, July 17, 2016; Present Laughter, July 8, 2016 – Aug. 14, 2016. Get tickets at 954.344.7765, or visit

     Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center presents Summer Post Camp at the J, August 3-21, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information or to register online, visit

   The Fifth Annual White Coats-4-Care Reception, presented and co-chaired by Bonnie and Jon Kaye, Kaye Communications, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 3 at the Waterstone Resort & Marina, Atlantic Ballroom 999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Call 561.297.2097 or email

     The Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations meets 8:30 a.m., August 4th with Commissioner Steven Abrams providing an update on Palm Beach County and Todd Bonlarron, Director of Legislative Affairs, Palm Beach County providing a report from the Legislative Session. Note summer location change to the Historic Train Depot, 747 South Dixie Hwy., Boca Raton, FL.

     The Boca Raton Tribune, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Boca Raton West, will host A Night to Enjoy as part of the Boca Festival Days, 6 to 9 pm, Aug. 4 at Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton. All funds raised that night will go to the Rotary Boca Raton West Scholarship fund. The ticket includes food served by Zinburger and soft drinks. All alcoholic beverages will be available at the bar that will have happy hour pricing. is the best networking group in the area and meets at City Fish Market, Glades and the turnpike on the first and third Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. Cost is $60 per quarter. Check out the website for openings in some categories. Next meeting is Aug. 5. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.

      Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will be the speaker at the Gold Coast Tiger Bay luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at City Fish Market, Glades Road and the Turnpike. RSVP at

     Boca Chamber Days – Football Fever is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at Community Table, 1901 NW 2 Ave. in Boca Raton. Call 561.672.7854 for more information.

      Dr. Richard Staller and his team at Advanced Dentistry of South Florida, will be providing free dental services to the residents of JARC August 17.

     The Golden Bell Education Fund Raiser in Partnership with Freedom Medical Services is 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Aug. 18 at DaVinci’s of Boca featuring celebrity bartenders Mayor Susan Haynie Bonnie Kaye, Sam Kerrigan, Marie Speed and Deputy Mayor Robert S. Weinroth.

      The GEO Group Foundation, Inc. presents Boca’s Ballroom Battle benefitting the George Snow Scholarship Fund is 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. For more information call 561-347-6799 or visit Other sponsorship opportunities available too.

     The Inaugural black tie Boca Raton Mayor’s Ball presented by the Rotary Club Downtown will present the “George Long Awards” named for the city’s first appointed mayor in 1924, and will be presented to both an individual and an organization who embody the tradition of bringing big visionary ideas to Boca Raton, Oct. 17 at Broken Sound Club. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities as well as ticket reservations, visit or contact Deborah Freudenberg at 561-299-1429, email

     Save the Date: Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will speak Dec. 2 at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Leadership Gifts Event. For more information, Call Ida Novack at 561.852.3342. Sponsorship opportunities available.

     Save the Date: JARC Golf Tournament, Dec. 7. 2015 at St. Andrews Country Club. Continental breakfast & Lunch. Limited to 100 players. Individual and foursomes welcome. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact or call 561.558.2572 for information.

     Kravis on Broadway Announces 2015-2016 Series Packed with Broadway Hits & Kravis Center Debuts: BLUE MAN GROUP (December 8-13, 2015); 42nd STREET (January 5-10, 2016); MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (February 9-14, 2016); MATILDA THE MUSICAL (March 1-6, 2016); Woody Allen’s BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (March 22-27, 2016); THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY THE MUSICAL (April 26 – May 1, 2016). Subscribers for the Kravis on Broadway series will receive their renewals in mid-March. Kravis Center donors will receive information on becoming a Kravis on Broadway subscriber for the 2015-2016 series in mid-May. For more information about becoming a donor, log on to, or call (561) 651-4320. Subscriptions for all six Kravis on Broadway productions are $180 to $499 and will go on sale to the general public midsummer. For information about purchasing a subscription to Kravis on Broadway, contact the Kravis Center box office at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471, or log on to

     The Boca Raton Bowl will be at the Howard Schnellenberger Field on the FAU Stadium 7 p.m. Dec. 22 with teams from the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and the American Athletic Conference (as opposed to Conference USA).

     The 10th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by AutoNation and Mercedes-Benz, will be celebrating a decade of philanthropy February 19-21, 2016 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton.  This year the Concours will feature the Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Grand Classic® and showcase Packard as the marque, along with presenting two Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards to event founders Rita & Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group and Steve Cannon, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, renowned comedian, actor, television host and car collector Jay Leno will perform on Saturday, February 20th at the Gala Dinner & Show and will also appear as a celebrity judge on the showfield Sunday, February 21st for the main event at the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

     Melissa Rivers will be the speaker at the Jewish Family Services Reflections of Hope Luncheon, Feb. 25, 2016. Visit or call 561.852.3333.

     Save the date: Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center presents Shine Like A Star Luncheon to benefit Levis JCC’s Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs, 11 a.m., April 13, 2016 at Boca West Country Club, featuring Keynote Speaker Jacqueline Laurita from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, chaired by Elyssa Kupperberg, Judy Levis Markhoff and Marisa Baker. For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Cindy Bergman at 561.852.3253 or email: For more information, call Marianne Jacobs at 561.852.3256 or email:

            Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the, the, the 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.  Read his blog on www.barry’ His blog is also on, and on his website:

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