Published On: Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – Aug. 12, 2015

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     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

     Watch Barry Epstein Live with this week’s guests: Legacy Bank of Florida Chairman and CEO Dennis G. Bedley; Advanced Dentistry South Florida Practice Administrator Kelli Carter; Florida Atlantic University Associate Vice President Kimberly Gramm; Shapiro, Blasi, Wasserman , Hermann, P.A. partner Seth Marmor and Bauman Medical Group Founder and Medical Director Dr. Alan J. Bauman, M.D. You can promote your business with a weekly television show which goes up on the internet along with Vimeo, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and You Tube, with over 40,000 views, as well as airing THREE TIMES A DAY MONDAY THROUGH SUNDAY ON WWW.BYLTV.COM. LIVE ON THE MONEY CHANNEL, 9:00 TO 9:30 AM, 7:30 – 8;00 PM AND 10:30-11:00 PM. a link of your segment is sent to put on your website and to send out in emails to  your prospects and clients. You can see previous shows at Taping is at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays at, 20283 N. State Road 7, Boca Raton, Fl 33496. if you are interested, call 561.852.0000 for more information you will need to know.

    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. 

     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 Raton businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice recently received an honorary doctorate from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H. by University President Andrew Card, former chief of staff to President George W. Bush, who also rechristened its performing arts center in her honor.

     Craig Sommer, 39, principal at Pine Jog Elementary in West Palm Beach for the past year, will be the new principal at West Boca High School.

     One year after developers got the go-ahead to build on the 130-acre Mizner Trail golf course near Boca Raton, weeds, tall grass and fallen palm fronds still cover former fairways and putting greens. Development, though opposed by many nearby residents, was supposed to end a decade of complaints about the deteriorating condition of the golf course property that winds through the Boca Del Mar neighborhood. Yet a year after the County Commission approved plans to build 252 homes, construction is stuck on hold because of legal fights. And instead of building, the golf course landowners that pushed for development have put the property up for sale. The potential land sale, combined with neighbors’ legal challenges to the building plans, have delayed imposing tougher landscaping standards.

     Drivers may want to avoid Interstate 95 in Boca Raton over the next few nights as major work is planned for the new interchange being built at Spanish River Boulevard. Traffic slowdowns and closures are planned on Monday and Wednesday nights as crews work on widening the portion of Spanish River Boulevard that goes over I-95. The overpass is being widened from three to four lanes. As part of that widening, bridge beams are being installed over I-95 for the next couple of weeks. This week, five beams will be set over northbound I-95. As a result, these traffic restrictions will take place on Monday and Wednesday night:•Florida Highway Patrol troopers will slow northbound traffic starting at 11 p.m. between Southwest 10th Street in Deerfield Beach and Glades Road in Boca Raton. Drivers should expect 30-minute delays. The slowdown will last until 5 a.m. •Northbound I-95 entrance ramps at Glades Road will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. •As the beams are being put in place, troopers will stop the traffic at all northbound entrance ramps between SW 10th Street and Glades Road. “It will be similar to when the presidential motorcade comes through,” said Andrea Pacini, a Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman. “The ramps will close for 10 to 20 minutes.” In addition, one westbound lane of Spanish River Boulevard over I-95 will be closed from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and again from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Aug. 17 and Aug. 19, five bridge beams will be set over southbound I-95, causing traffic slowdowns starting at Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and the closure of southbound I-95 entrance ramps at Yamato Road. This is all part of the massive $67.7 million project under way to build an interchange at Spanish River Boulevard that will take traffic directly from the highway to Florida Atlantic University. Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.  

     They’re here, they’ve started class and the 64 new medical students at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University got their two traditional Boca Raton welcomes last week. The fifth annual White Coats-4-Care reception Aug. 3 attended by 240 supporters generated $45,000 to pay for their white coats, needed supplies and scholarships.

     The city of Boca Raton and the larger Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District have set their tentative millage rates for 2015-2016 and scheduled public budget hearings next month. The rates had to be sent to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser by the end of July. Millage is the tax rate the appraiser’s office uses to calculate property owners’ ad valorem taxes. One mill equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable property value. The city set the same operating millage as last year, 3.4216 per $1,000, but there’s a lower rate for debt service, 0.2583 per $1,000. Last fiscal year it was 0.2910.

     A large store off State Road 7 in West Boca will soon be transformed into the third ReStore to benefit Habitat of Humanity of South Palm Beach County. “Seventeen volunteers came out last Saturday for a paint party,” manager Matthew Carter said about the 9,400 square feet of sales floor he’ll stock with everything from appliances and furniture to clothing and construction supplies for bargain-hunting shoppers. A soft opening is Aug. 22 in the former CVS Pharmacy and Ace Hardware at 10055 Yamato Road, just west of Yamato and next to Sherwin-Williams. Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and closed Mondays.   

     Ooh La La Beauty Bar opened in the Town Center, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Fl.   

     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.

     The Man From U.N.C.L.E, The End of the Tour, Straight Outta Compton opens at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. The End of the Tour and Phoenix opens at the FAU Living Room theatres, witch also opens at the Movies of Delray and the Movies of Lake Worth. The End of the Tour and Do I sound Gay opens at the Classic Gateway. Pixels 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

     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.

     “Peter Pan” is at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton to Aug. 23. Visit or 561-995-2333.

      The Levis JCC Basketball Courts will be closed on the following dates: August 14-21 for painting and September 25-30 for resurfacing the floor.

     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.

     Boca’s Got Talent is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Dubliner, Mizner Park to support and raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Cost: $20 including one drink, appetizers, entertainment and networking. Email: to register your talent.

     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. For Pre-registration, call at 561.395.4433, email to or fax Sonya at the Golden Bell at 561.392.3780 on or before August 13th (Cost: $30 / $35 at the door). 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. 19. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.

    2016 INTERNATIONAL MARCH OF THE LIVING. THE TRIP THAT CHANGES LIVES, FOREVER! OFFERING STUDENT BUS & ADULT BUS OPPORTUNITIES (Student Bus Dates: May 1-15, 2016) (Adult Bus Dates: May 2-16, 2016) DON’T WAIT… Space is Limited Current High School Juniors, Seniors and Adults are eligible to apply. INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & ADULTS Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m. Room 130 in the Donna Klein Jewish Academy High School Building on the campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33428. Kindly RSVP by emailing or by phone at 561.852.6013. Jack Rosenbaum, Director, March of the Living Southern Region, USA.

      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.

     Women’s Equality Day is 2-4 pm Aug. 29 free at the Unitarian Church, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton. Ads and table Sponsorships are available. Contact or call 561.309.1772.

          The Federation of Boca Raton Homeowner Associations meets 8:30 am Sept. 1 at the Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. (next to City Hall). Public welcome, featuring presentation by Hillstone/Houston’s on the Wildflower property. Community Spotlight on the Boca Downtowner.    

         The Broward Stage Door Theatre at 8036 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, has announced their 22cnd Anniversary Season; 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

     B & P Business & Professional Division has a Networking Happy Hour, 6 pm, Sept. 9 at Max’s Social House (SoHo), 116 NW 6th Ave. Delray Beach, Fl. Cocktails & Light hors d’oeuvres. $25 per person. Register at, or call 561.852.3128 or email

     Lynn University’s 17th Annual Blue & White Auction is 7:30 pm Oct. 16 at the de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center to benefit Lynn’s athletic programs. Through Oct. 11, pre-registration is available for $40 per person. After that date, tickets will only be available for purchase at the door for $50 per person. Call +1 561-237-9000 or register online at

       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: Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, Nov. 6, Boca Raton Resort & Club, featuring Rebecca Taylor and fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue. For tickets and more information, call. 561.620.2553 or visit

     Save the Date: Third Annual Hope Bash Boca “Wish Upon a Star” benefitting Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Ringer Campus, Nov. 13, 2015 at Boca West Country Club.

     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).

     Arlene Herson is the Master of Ceremonies for the Showtime Club entertainment series at Spanish River High School Theatre, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton, featuring Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley with Stewie Stone, 7:30 pm, Jan 14; Hal Linden with Freddie Roman, 7:30 pm Jan. 28; Clint Holmes with Dick Capri, 7:30 pm Feb. 18 and Tony Orlando in Concert, 3 pm, March 6. All 4 shows; $150, individual show: $45. For more information and tickets, call Arlene Herson, 561.997.6711.

     Save the Date: Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen Rock n Roll Tribute Concert, Jan. 23 at Spanish River High School Theatre, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton.

     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:

      Dale King, the Pineapple newspaper, Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

            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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