Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – Aug. 5, 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

     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. 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.

     Boca West Country Club will demolish a 74,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and constructing a 155,000 sq. ft. facility that will include a steakhouse and bar, shops, locker rooms, card rooms and offices.  

     The ever-shrinking Office Depot saw retail sales decline 8 percent in its second quarter as the Boca Raton-based office-supply retailer closes stores and prepares to merge with rival Staples. Office Depot said that it is accelerating its store-closure plan and expects to close about 175 stores this year and at least 60 in 2016, for a total of at least 400 closures by the end of 2016.

     Rep. Ted Deutch said he would vote against President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Deutch’s move is significant. Before entering politics, Deutch was active in Jewish philanthropic efforts and in pro-Israel activities. His northwest Broward/southeast Palm Beach County district has one of the largest Jewish populations of any congressional district in the country. Israel strongly opposes the nuclear deal. Deutch is the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.

    Palm Beach County’s soon-to-be county administrator, Verdenia Baker, was approved for a $257,500 annual salary in a two-year contract that starts Aug. 27. The County Commission in May picked Baker, the long-time deputy county administrator, to take over for County Administrator Robert Weisman when he retires next month. Baker will make about $10,000 a year less than Weisman, who has held the county’s top job since 1991. Her contract, which is renewable, also calls for a $500 monthly car allowance in addition to retirement benefits.

     Gov. Rick Scott lifted a legal hurdle to using West Palm Beach land to build a new spring training baseball stadium by signing a change to state law, approved by the Florida Legislature in April that allows building on a portion of land that was once protected to guard against water pollution. That clears the way for Palm Beach County and the city of West Palm Beach to finalize a deal to build a new spring training home to be shared by the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros.

      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.

     Salsa Dance Night to benefit the Boca Raton Children’s Museum is 6 to 9 pm Aug. 5. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 per couple in advance or $5 more at the door. Call 561.391.7274 for tickets.

     The Miami Touchdown Club is hosting a Tribute Dinner for coaching legend Howard Schnellenberger on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL. Each attendee will receive an autographed copy of Howard’s book, “Passing the Torch” which can be personalized beginning at @ 5:30 pm. Sponsorships and tickets are still available by calling Bob Marconi @ 305-283-3992 or Chris Ball @ 305-215-4616.

    Shaun the Sheep, Fantastic Four, The Gift and Rikki and the Flash opens at the Cinemark Palace and Premiere theatres. The Stanford Prison Experiment and Dark Places opens at the FAU Living Room theatres. Rikki and the Flash opens at the Movies of Delray and the Movies of Lake Worth which also opens The Stanford Prison Experiment. Ricki and the Flash and Phoenix opens at the Classic Gateway. Minions, Trainwreck and Mr. Holmes 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

     “Peter Pan” is Aug. 6 – 23 at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. Visit or 561-995-2333.    

     Side by Side by Sondheim is Aug. 6-Aug. 9 at the Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach. Tickets at 561.243.7922 or visit

      Oh What a Night tribute to the Jersey Boys is weekends 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; 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

     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. 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).

      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.

     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: 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).

     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:

     The South Florida Business Report, 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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