Published On: Tue, Jun 28th, 2016

Page Two: Barry’s Buzz – June 29, 2016

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     The former Club Boca in the City National Bank building at Powerline and Palmetto has a new operator, putting in a kitchen and having a Tilted Kilt or Hooters type theme to be open after offices are closed. Disco dancers are also wanted for the new Club Gold.

      Citizens Property Insurance Corp. hiked its 2017 rates because of dubious practices by outside contractors. To fix the issue, the company was planning on rolling out a managed repair program that would offer homeowners a rate discount for using pre-approved contractors. Instead, the program will take a different form and begin later than anticipated.

     Mike Campbell is leaving after a decade as the head of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. Former Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce chairman Randy Nobles is the new president and CEO of the nonprofit affiliate based in Delray Beach.

     Suzanne King is the new principal at Boca Raton Community High School, Dianne Rivlli-Schreiber moves from the top job at Waters Edge Elementary in West Boca to Calusa Elementary in Boca and Edmund Capitano moves from Galaxy Elementary in Boynton to Loggers Run Middle School in West Boca.

     West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is July 7, 2016, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tulipe Café, Boca Grove Shopping Center on Powerline Road between Glades and Palmetto Park Roads. $60 per quarter. Fill out form on site if you qualify and bring $60 for fourth quarter. For more information or questions, call 561.702.0000.      

     Boca based A-1 Limo has the best deals for a night on the town and corporate as well as family events, including funerals. Call 561.622.2222.

     Here are some good inexpensive ways to spend the lazy days of summer for the entire family. Take the Diva Duck Tour out of City Place in West Palm Beach, 561-844-4188 and spend the day on the Water Taxi out of Ft. Lauderdale stopping at many landmarks where you can get on and off.  Call 954-467-6677.

        Mike and Dave Needs Wedding Dates, Swiss Army Man, The BFG, The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemarks. Viva Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt and Our Kind of Traitor opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. The BFG and Our Kind of Traitor opens at the Movies of Delray. Our Kind of Traitor opens at the Movies of Lake Worth.  DePalma and out, Swiss Army Man and Our Kind of Traitor opens at the Classic Gateway. Genius and Now You See Me 2 opens at the Last Picture show.     

     The Soul of Motor City will run to July 19 at Stage Door Theatre, 8036 Sample Road, Margate.  Tickets are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available.  Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at

          Summer in the City: Music and Movies Under the Stars will run through Aug. 19 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton. On nights with free concerts, the event will start at 7:30 p.m., Movies are set to begin at 8 p.m. Here’s a list of the free performances and movie showings: July 8: “Minions” showing; July 22: David Bowie tribute by Stardust Memories; July 29: Bob Marley tribute by Ruffhouse; Aug. 5: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” showing; Aug. 12: Eagles tribute by The Long Run; Aug. 19: The Symphonia.

     “Forever Plaid” performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30 through July 24, at The Wick Theatre & Costume Museum, 7901 N. Federal Highway, in Boca Raton. Tickets are $55 at or by calling 561-995-2333.

     Broadway Bound will run from July 8 – August 14 at Stage Door Theatre at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for Broadway Bound are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available.  Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at

       Office Depot will hold a shareholder’s meeting 9 a.m. July 13 at the Boca Marriott Hotel, the first after the breakup of the proposed merger with Staples.

      The next Luxury Chamber network is 6 to 8 pm, July 18 at Perla Lichi Design 7381 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs. Early Bird tickets until July 1, $15. $30 at the door cash only for non-members only. Free for members. RSVP:

     The Business & Professional Division has a networking happy hour 6 pm July 26 at New York Prime, 2350 Executive Center Drive. $25 per person. Register at or call 852.3128 or visit

     Good Morning America news anchor Amy Robach and her husband Andrew Shue will be the keynote speakers at the 13th Annual Go Pink luncheon to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. Save the date: October 21, 2016. 

     Woman of the Year Luncheon is Nov. 18 at the Boca Resort & Club with fashion show by Saks Fifth Ave. Tickets and info at or 620.2553.

      The 2016/2017 Broadway series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts include Cinderella, Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, Something Rotten!, Matilda and Finding Neverland. More info at

    The Marmot Boca Raton Bowl game will take place at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPN. It will be the third annual bowl game for FAU.

      Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Business Journal, Boca Life Magazine, 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; 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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