Published On: Wed, Oct 14th, 2015

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – Oct. 14, 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

   Opening this week: The Little Chalet located at 485 S Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432  

   The old Chuck’s Steakhouse building on the grounds of the public Swim & Racquet Center will finally be demolished.

     Boca’s Environmental Advisory Board will consider a plan to chop sea grapes along State Road A1A to allow for better ocean views. Sea Ranch Club. of Boca, a condominium development, is asking for permission to trim openings in the swath of sea grapes outside the community at 4301 N Ocean Blvd. City environmental officer Nora Fosman will recommend approval of the plan during a meeting at the Boca Raton Community Center Annex, 260 Crawford Blvd. Under the proposal, Sea Ranch would cut 700 feet of the shrub but leave 100 feet untouched.

     The George Snow Scholarship Fund was presented the 2015 National Scholarship Provider of the Year Award by the Annual Conference of the National Scholarship Providers in Charleston, S.C., recognizing one scholarship provider each year who demonstrates exceptional leadership, efficiency and impact in their support of higher education. The distinction is the highest form of recognition in the industry.

      Yachtico, a yacht vacation booking company, moved its headquarters from Berlin, Germany, to the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, and plans to hire dozens of workers. Currently, the firm has six employees at its office at 3651 FAU Blvd. in Boca Raton, and expects to grow to 50 workers within the next two years. Some workers will be hired directly from FAU.

     Aimee Kaye, Sageview Consulting was named Chief Human Relations Officer of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

     Come Blow Your Horn is at the Delray Beach Playhouse til Oct. 25. Terrific show. Don’t miss it. Visit Call 561.272.1281 x. 4.

     Dan Kelley has been appointed Artistic Director of the Stage Door Theatre in Margate By producer Dee Bunn.  

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         Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will share his valuable insights 6 pm, Oct. 15 at the launch event for the 2015-16 Industry Icon Series for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Business & Professional Division, in Zinman Hall (9901 Donna Klein Blvd.) Cost is $36. RSVP:  For more information, contact Sonni Simon at or 561-852-3128.

       Bridge of Spies, Goosebumps and Woodland opens at the Boca Cinemark and Premier. Meet the Patels opens at the FAU Living Room Theaters. Bridge of Spies  opens at the Movies of Delray and Movies of Lake Worth. Walk in the Woods and Perfect Guy opens at the Last Picture Show in Tamarac. Bridge of Spies opens at the Classic Gateway. Read movie capsules at

    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

  The Luxury Chamber third Monday network is 6 to 8 pm Oct. 19 at NY Prime, Executive Center Drive, just west of I-95 Glades Road exit. Glass of wine, cash bar and hor’s Doevres. $10 in advance or $25 at the door. RSVP at or For more information. Call. 561.852.0000.

     Gordon Tredgold lunches his FAST book, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35 St. Boca Raton, with a complimentary buffet available and cash bar. FAST book will be available for purchase and signing with 25$ of sales to “Deliver the Dream” charity. RSVP:

           Joining the Black Box Theater Oct. 21 at 8pm, doors open at 7pm! The Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra, a 19 piece band formed in 1981. It started playing swing and Bebop from the 40’s. As the years went on the repertoire expanded and today the band plays a wide variety of Jazz, Pop, Swing, Bebop and Latin. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep current on upcoming shows: Boca Black Box Theater. To buy tickets go to:

     Entr’acte Theatrix presents Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein from Oct. 22-Nov. 1 at the Crest Theatre of the Delray Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach. Tickets at or or call 561.243.7922 ext. 1. Tickets are $30; Students, $20; Group rates, $22.

     California Pizza Kitchen invites the community for a day of delicious dining in support of Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, October 23, 2015, giving back percentages of sales during the day to the non-profit organization, and its ongoing efforts to help homeless families get back to self-sufficiency.

     JCC Golf Classic is 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26 (shotgun scramble) at 7201 Addison Reserve Blvd. Delray Beach. ELITE FOURSOME: $1,500, includes golf for four participants, lunch and Awards Dinner, gift bag for each participant and company name and/or logo prominently displayed at one tee. INDIVIDUAL GOLFER: $350, includes golf for one participant, lunch and Awards Dinner and gift bag. 10:30 a.m.: Registration, Light Fare & Warm-Up; Post Golf: Cocktails, Dinner, awards ceremony. For more info, call Lauren Koblick, 561.852.3257, or Register online at

West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. Second and Fourth Tuesdays. Next meeting is Oct. 27 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. IHOP, SW corner of 441 and Glades Road. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.852.0000.

     Christine Catoggio speaks on R.I.S.E. and Transform to Your Better Self, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Oct. 27, Room: HT103 Humanities & Technology Building, Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton campus, 3000 St. Lucie Ave. Boca Raton. $15. RSVP to   

     The Men’s Division of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is kicking off a full season of events with the Scotch and Cigar Experience, featuring renowned whiskey expert and Ambassador Struan Grant Ralph, from William Grant & Sons, representing scotch brand Glenfiddich, 6 pm, Oct. 29, Prime Cigar & Wine Bar, 240 NW 19th St. #916, Boca Raton. Cost: $36. Visit or call 561,852.3128 or email:

     The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of Washington, DC, will continue their long tradition of presenting free public performances when they appear at Pioneer Park, Deerfield Beach, 7:00 pm, October 30, sponsored by the Deerfield Beach Kiwanis Club, the Deerfield Beach Woman’s Club, and organized by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Bring along a blanket or chair to this FREE concert; optional purchases for food and chair rentals ($2).  Pioneer Park is located at NE 2nd Street (Eller Drive) adjacent to DFB City Hall Parking Lot. For additional information about this performance, please contact the Deerfield Beach Historical Society at (954) 429-0378.

     Lynn University and producer Jan McArt present the Music and Times of Jerome Kern, 4 p.m. Nov. 1; The Vivian Vance Story, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and We’ve Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, 7:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 8. At the Wold Center at Lynn. Visit for tickets or call 561.237.9000.

     The Junior League of Boca Raton spring fashion show is 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Boca Resort & Club. Call 561.620.2553 or visit for more info.

     Joe Gillie officially retired this week as President and CEO of Old School Square. A celebration of his legacy will be held Nov. 7 at Old School Square. To get tickets visit

     The Boca Raton Pilots’ Association 3rd Annual Celebration of Veterans Day is 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Nov. 7 at Signature Flight Support on Airport Road, just north of Boca Cinemark.

     Commemorating the 77th anniversary of what is considered the start of the Holocaust, on November 8, the 14th annual Kristallnacht Film Forum will once again showcase a compelling Holocaust-related feature. Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the March of the Living, “Defiant Requiem” will be screened at 1:30 and 6 p.m. in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus at 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard in Boca Raton. Murry Sidlin, the star of the film and creator and inspiration behind it, will speak after each showing Individual film tickets are available in advance for a $10 donation or $8 with a valid student ID, or $18 at the door.  Patrons will receive two free film tickets with a $75 or higher donation. All proceeds support the March of the Living Fund, which enables local high school students to participate in this unique Holocaust education experience capped by travel to Poland and Israel. Tickets can be purchased and donations made at, 561.852.3126 or

     Hope Bash Boca is 6:30 pm Nov. 13th at Boca West Country Club 20583 Boca West Drive honoring Jay DiPietro Hero of Hope Award Recipient Arthur Adler and featuring fine dining, dancing, entertainment and live and silent auctions to benefit Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker campus. $250 per person. RSVP by Nov. 1. Festive semiformal attire. For more information, call 561.483.0962 or visit

     Celebrities will be serving up grand slams for charity during the 26th annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic, Nov. 20-22 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Ave and gala dinner at the Boca Raton Resort & Club Saturday evening for $750. Stand-up comedian and best-selling author Chelsea Handler, rapper and TV host Vanilla Ice and actors Jason Biggs and Antonio Sabato Jr. have agreed to practice their backhand for their first appearances in the charity match. The event takes place from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22 at the Delray Beach Tennis Center at 201 W. Atlantic Ave. Tennis hall of famers Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver, former ATP pro and ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe and former WTA pros Lisa Raymond and Rennae Stubbs also will play in the event. Also committed to slice the ball are celebrities Jon Lovitz, Timothy Olyphant, Maeve Quinlan, Alan Thicke and Dennis Miller. Tickets to watch the celebrities take the court range in price. General admission tickets cost $20 per session. Club seats with seat backs are $40 per day or $70 for the weekend. Courtside box seats are $90 per day or $175 for the weekend. Sponsorship packages are also available. Money raised during the events goes toward providing a bright future for Florida’s at-risk children. To purchase tickets, call Chris Evert Charities at 561-394-2400 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.

     JARC 30th Annual Gala Dinner Dance is March 6, 2016 at Boca West Country Club, featuring Live and Silent Auction. For more info, Call 561.558.2572.

     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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