Published On: Wed, Sep 16th, 2015

    Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – Sept. 16, 2015     

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    The Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club presents “Dirty Politics”, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14.  How Does Money, Taxes, Political Materials and Ads Influence You, The Voter? How do we determine truth through the promotions of our elected Officials?  Come Hear two political operatives, Jamie Miller, Republican and Greg Wilson, Democrat from the Tampa Tiger Bay Club as they vigorously debate the “System”. Register and join at

      Jay DiPietro, president, COO and General Manager of the Boca West Country Club and Committee chair of the Florida Chapter of Club Managers Association, presented at $100,000 check to the Place of Hope for operations and renovations of two cottages on Boca Rio Road in West Boca.

     Boca Raton Regional Hospital has teamed up with Mothers’ Milk Bank to help provide premature and critically ill babies the nutrition they need. For more information about donating breast milk, visit

     The 180,000 sq. ft. University Commons on Glades Road, east of 95 sold for $80 million to Regency Centers of Jacksonville by Schmier& Feurring of Boca.

     Grand Interior International, a high end boutique and interior design showroom opened at 304 S. Fed. Hwy., showcasing luxury linens, customizable furniture, home décor and other high end accessories, led by Micheline Hollaus and Brenda Sands, offering work space for architects and home builders.

     The 327 Royal Palm condominium has sold more than half of the 25 units, with pre-construction prices starting at $1.6 million.

     Chris Newport is the first executive director of Sinai Residences of Boca Raton, a new continuing care retirement community being built on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus. When complete. The community will serve 450 residents with over 225 full and part-time employees.

     Republic Executive Suites has appointed Gina Barron as the new General Manager of the Mission Bay executive suites located at 441 and Glades Road. The facility has 89 Executive Suites fully furnished and provides a turnkey solution to any business along with 20,000 sq. ft. of traditional office space.

    In light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, Florida marriage license forms will read “Spouse” and “Spouse” not Bride and Groom.

     The South Florida Technology Alliance plans an “Internet of Things” event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at FAU’s Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St. Boca Raton. Register at Tickets are $55. Member cost is $25.

     U.N. International Day of Peace will be 6 p.m. Sept. 21 at FAU University Theatre, including a free performance and discussion of a theater documentary on Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima survivors and the launch of the new FAU kindness campaign, moderated by Barbara Schmidt, FAU benefactor and partner.

     Here’s a chance to hang out with former No. 1 tennis player Jimmy Connors. The Boca Raton Resort & Club is offering a package that includes a half-day with Connors that could include a game of tennis or round of golf, or other activities with the sporting legend. Rates for the four-day, three-night Legends of Boca Experience start at $20,000 for two people. Customers who buy the luxury package can also opt for a less active encounter with Connors by just having lunch with him in one of the resort’s restaurants. The package also includes chauffeured airport pickup in a Maserati Quattroporte; a sunset cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway; private shopping at boutiques such as Versace, Cartier, Carolina Herrera, Henri Bendel and Louis Vuitton; a couples’ massage at the resort’s spa; and a private beach cabana with personal concierge. For information, go to

     The Miami Heat are on the verge of returning to Palm Beach County for training camp, with a week of workouts scheduled for Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. The impending move, which still has to be formally signed off upon, would continue a tradition of preseason work for the Heat in Palm Beach County, with previous training camps held at FAU, Palm Beach Atlantic University and what then was known as Palm Beach Community College.

     A Pennsylvania company says bagged red apple slices voluntarily recalled last week may have been distributed in Palm Beach County’s school district. Appeeling Fruit Inc. recalled the Snack Fresh brand apple slices due to potential contamination with listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious infections. According to a statement from the company based in Dauberville, Pennsylvania, the Palm Beach County School District was notified Sept. 9 of the recall. The company says 40 cases of the snacks still haven’t been retrieved and destroyed and may have been distributed in the district. President Steve Cygan says the district promptly notified individual schools about the recall. The recalled 2.oz bagged snacks have a best-if-used-by date of Sept. 21, a UPC code of 74641 00982 and a production date stamp of 310815.

      Watch Barry Epstein Live 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 4:30 p.m. on Mondays starting Sept. 21 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.

     Black Mass, Maze Runner, and Captive opens at the Boca Cinemark and Premier. Black Mass opens at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth. Breathe and Meru opens at the FAU Living Room Theaters. Black Mass opens at the Classic Gateway. Irrational Man, The Gift and Hitman: Agent 47 opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. Read movie capsules at

     The Fantasticks plays through Oct. 11 at the Broward Stage Door Theatre, 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday; Tickets $38-$42; students $16. Call (954) 344-7765 or visit 

     An Evening of Celebration for Welcoming Verdenia C. Baker, PB County Administrator is 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Broward County Convention Center. 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 Sept. 30. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.

     JAFCO is hosting its fifth annual “In My Shoes” boutique (9:30 a.m.) and luncheon (11:30 a.m.) Oct. 2 at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Dr., to help the community understand what it is like to raise a child with developmental disabilities. For more info, call Randi Winter at 954-315-8689.

     Infidels Living Under Muslim Rule:  The Boca Raton Regional Republican Club will hold a special forum on October 6th, at 7pm at the South County Civic Center on  in Delray Beach (16700 Jog Rd.) detailing the horrors of growing up Christian and Jewish in Muslim controlled countries. A Coptic Christian and a Jew, both raised in Egypt, will tell their stories and will emphasize that there is no such thing as “freedom of anything” in communities ruled by Muslims and sharia law. A warning to us all. The program is free to the public and people of all political affiliations are welcome to attend. There will be a question and answer period and refreshments will be provided.

       Business Casual women’s casual networking event is 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Main Activities Center of the Federations Main Activities Center, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. Guest speaker is Joanne Caras, author of the “Holocaust Survival Cookbook. Cost is $30, including dinner. Call Sonni Simon at 561.852.3128.

     Broadway cabaret, theater, dance, music and even a magic act make up the 23rd season of the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Tickets are available by calling 561-243-7922, ext. 1 or by going to The Crest Theatre is at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.

     Lion of Judah Luncheon is 10:15 a.m., Feb. 3. For additional information, please call Frannie Watt at 561.852.6058.

     Dr. Robert Watson, professor of American Studies has a series of programs: Here is a list of upcoming lectures and programs. Several of them are free…

  1. Friday, September 18 at 3:00 pm – West Boca Branch Library (441 in Boca, just north of Yamato)
  2. Wednesday, September 23 at 1:15 pm – Yom Kippur lecture for Temple Beth Shira (West Boca High School auditorium)
  3. Monday, September 28 at 6:00 pm – Mandel Public Library (downtown West Palm Beach)
  4. Thursday, October 1 at 2:00 – Institute for Learning in Retirement (Unitarian Universalist Church in Boca)
  5. Tuesday, October 6 at 2:00 pm – Mandel Public Library (downtown West Palm Beach)
  6. Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 pm – United South County Democratic Club (at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach)
  7. Tuesday, October 13 at 10:00 am – Nova Southeastern University Lifelong Learning
  8. Thursday, October 15 at 10:00 am – Nova Southeastern University Lifelong Learning
  9. Thursday, October 15 at 2:00 pm – Mandel Public Library (downtown West Palm Beach)
  10. Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 am – I am interviewing NBC anchors and reporters about campaign 2016 (Lynn University)
  11. Wednesday, October 28 (time TBA 2:30 or 3:30 pm) – Grand Ed-ventures (South County Civic Center in Delray Beach)

      South Florida Business Journal, Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post contributed to this column.

     Point of personal privilege: Happy Birthday to my son Jaret on his 28th birthday today and sincere condolences to the family of Larry Phillips, a major benefactor of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the family of Fred DeLuca, founder of Subway.

            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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