Published On: Wed, Sep 30th, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – Sept. 30, 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

     State Rep. Lori Berman is hosting a Domestic Violence Summit, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sept. 30, at her District office, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach. 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.

     Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly has received high marks and a $40,000 bonus from the Board of Trustees, in which Kelly received a rating of “exceptional” on his annual review.

     Boca’s Frank Firone, owner and CEO of GFA International, Inc. was appointed to the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority by Gov. Rick Scott.

    College will soon become a reality for some South Florida residents who have often felt left behind after high school. Florida Atlantic University plans to start a new Academy for Community Inclusion, a higher education program for students with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral palsy and some forms of autism, first starting on the Jupiter campus, then expanding to Boca in a few years.

    Free POW/MIA You Are Not Forgotten flags keeping the memories of prisoners of war and missing in action alive will hang over Century Village Boca Raton on veterans’ holidays from now on. The flags went up on flagpoles with the American flag for the first time on Sept. 18 in front of the clubhouse and two entrances for National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Congress authorized the flag in August 1990 and ordered it also to be flown on Veterans Day coming up Nov. 11, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

      The Norman & Ruth Rales foundation has extended its commitment to the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, the Boca Raton-based Jewish social-services agency, with a second $2.4 million gift. 

      Florida Atlantic University could lose its reputation as an easy school to get into next year. FAU, which had a near open admission policy until a decade ago, will require students entering next fall to have at least a 3.6 High School grade point average, up from 3.3 this year and 3.0 last year. The minimum score for the ACT entrance exam will also increase, from 20 to 22, all part of a plan to improve academic performance.

     Whole Foods announced it will lose 1,500 jobs nationwide. No word on how many in Boca Raton.

     Due to an ongoing problem which is getting worse, a budget squeeze and a $3 million loss in Court costs, Palm Beach County Clerk of the Court Sharon Bock announced delays and closures of some offices.  

      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.

     The Martian and Sicario opens at the Boca Cinemark and Premier. Rosenwald opens at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth. Rosenwald and Time Out of Mind opens at the FAU Living Room Theaters. The Martian and Rosenwald opens at the Classic Gateway. Shanghai, Mission Impossible and The Visit opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. Read movie capsules at

    The Met Opera Live starts on Saturday October 3rd.with Il Trovatore. Great Line up fo OPeras for the 2015/2016 season. There is another showing of National Theatre Live The Audience with Helen Mirren on Tuesday October 6th and Sunday October 11th at Movies of Delray and another showing of SKYLIGHT from National Theatre Live on Friday October 9th in Delray. Tickets are available for Hamlet Live starring Benedict Cumberbatch on October 15th at both Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth. The Andre Rieu Concert is available on October 20th at The Movies of Delray.

     Boca City Councilman Scott Singer hosts a free Coffee & Conversation, 6:30-8:30 pm, Oct. 8 at Spanish River Library.

      Women’s Equality Day, celebrating Women’s Right to Vote is 1 to 4 pm, Oct. 10 (postponed from Aug. 29) Free and open to the public, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2601 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton, co-chaired by Tara Laxer and Sue Banks.

    Broadway’s Jeremy Stolle stars in The Unreachable Stars 7:30 pm Oct. 17 and 4:00 pm Oct. 18 at the Lynn University Wold Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets for this event are $55 orchestra, $50 mezzanine. Call +1 561-237-9000 or visit

     An author’s talk by Alan Dershowitz — noted lawyer and legal and political commentator — on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 highlights the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s 2015-16 Cultural Arts Events Calendar on the Boca Raton campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

     South Florida Business Journal, 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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