Published On: Tue, Oct 4th, 2016

Barry’s Buzz – Oct. 5, 2016   


          A hurricane watch was issued for part of South Florida Tuesday, as Matthew’s projected course threatened the region with a direct hit from a hurricane of at least Category 3 strength. The hurricane watch was issued for Deerfield Beach north through Palm Beach County to the Volusia-Brevard County.

               Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club will feature Former CNN reporter Susan Candiotti will be the guest speaker, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at City Fish Market, Glades Road and the Turnpike, speaking on how the media manipulates the presidential election. RSVP at As an extra added attraction, TV’s Nancy Grace will speak on Oct. 14, and have her new book signing too. Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski will speak for the first time since his incarceration on November 9 and California political comedian Eric Golub will speak on Dec.14.

     Boca’s tennis great Chris Evert listed her 5 acre, 8 bedroom. 7.5 bathrooms Horseshoe Acres 12, 300 sq. ft. home for $6 million. It sold in 2003 for $2.8.

     Boca West Country Club’s Assistant General Manager Matthew Linderman was promoted to General Manager and Jay DiPietro, president, chief operating officer and and general manager will remain as president and COO for the next year and then as a consultant through 2022.

         The Accountant, The Girl on the Train, The Birth of a Nation, Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life and Voiceless opens at the Boca and Boynton Cinemark theatres. Girl Asleep and Tanna opens at the FAU Living Room Theatres. The Girl on the Train and The Birth of a Nation opens at the Classic Gateway theatre. Sully, Silver Skies, People vs. Fritz Bauer, Light Between Oceans, The Beadles 8 days a week: The Touring Years and Ice Age: Collision Course opens at the Last Picture show in Tamarac. See 30, 2016.    

     FAU School of the Arts Department of Theatre and Dance present Ominium Gatherum through Oct. 9, Studio One Theatre, FAU Boca Campus, 777 Glades Rd. Tickets: $12-$20. Call1.800.563.9539 or visit Tickets also on sale at the Box Office in FAU’s Student Union.

     Lucie Arnaz brings her father’s Desi Arnaz’s Cuban pedigree, and the Capitol Steps their election satire to Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series starting Oct. 1. The series has seven shows performed twice through March 26, 2017 at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University campus, 3601 N. Military Trail. The Steps do 30 songs and skits with five people and a pianist. The Live at Lynn series will also include shows about Michael Jackson and French chanteuse Edith Piaf; Tenors Unlimited – The Rack Pack of Opera, The New Shanghai Circus and top 40 and Broadway hits by The Company of Men. Also on sale are tickets for Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series starting in January with five shows in the university’s Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall through May 17. Season subscriptions, available now at 25 percent discount, and individual show tickets for Libby Dodson Live at Lynn Theatre Series are at events/ or the box office at 561-237-9000.

      West Boca Leaders is the best networking group in the area. One of a kind networking group. First and Third Thursdays. Next meeting is Oct. 6, 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.

     The second annual Boca Raton Mayor’s Ball is Oct. 8 at Broken Sound Country Club, honoring Christine E. Lynn, Boca Raton Resort & Club and Boca Helping Hands with coveted George E. Long Awards. The event is co-chaired by Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton members Jon A. Kaye, immediate Club past president who served as the founding chair of the inaugural 2015 Mayors Ball and Club member Constance J. Scott. The 2016 Mayors Ball Honorary Chair is Former Mayor Bill T. Smith. Honorary Advisors include Mayor Susan Haynie, Former Mayors Susan Whelchel and Steven Abrams who currently serves as a Palm Beach County Commissioner; Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Michael Mullaugh and Council Members Robert Weinroth, Jeremy Rodgers and Scott Singer. Co-chairman Jon Kaye only had 48 seats left out at the start of the kickoff for the second annual Boca Raton Mayors Ball, But by the end of the evening, sponsors had gobbled up most of the 400 tickets. The inaugural event was a sellout, too. For sponsorship and underwriting opportunities, visit or contact Jon A. Kaye at 561-392-5166 or Deborah Freudenberg at 561-299-1429, email

    Getting to and from Interstate 95 via Yamato Road in Boca Raton will be a little more time consuming for six days next month because of scheduled repairs to a railroad crossing. The Florida Department of Transportation and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will close Yamato Road at the crossing, just west of I-95, from 5 a.m. Oct. 14 until 5 a.m. Oct. 19, weather permitting. During the closure, workers will remove existing tracks, install new tracks, replace crossing surface and install new traffic control devices. All traffic will be detoured away from the tracks.

     Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Michelle Bernstein will be at the Boca store in Town Center 6 pm Oct. 15. She will sign her new book with any $35 purchase. To RSVP and receive a $10 Gift cart, visit

     Three New Plays This Season at FAU’s Theatre Lab: The Three Sisters of Weehawken by Deborah Zoe Laufer, October 20 – November 6, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm, Special closing weekend matinee: Saturday, November 5, 3pm, Special Preview Performance, Thursday, Oct 20: $25; This Random World by Steven Dietz, December 2 – December 18, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm, Special closing weekend matinee: Saturday, December 17, 3pm, Special Preview Performance, Thursday, Dec. 1: $25; Motherland by Allison Gregory, January 27 – February 12, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3 pm, Special closing weekend matinee: Saturday, February 11, 3pm, Special Preview Performance, Thursday, Jan 26: $25. Theatre Lab, Parliament Hall, FAU Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, Come early to enjoy fine wine and snacks in the Theatre Lab Cafe. All Sunday matinees are followed by a post-performance “Talkback.” Admission: $35, *Preview Performance on first Thursday night of each show: $25, Subscription (3 shows): $85 Student, faculty, staff admission: $10 (cash only) with ID at the door, Group rates: 10 tickets or more $25 each; 20 tickets or more $20 each, For tickets, call 561-297-6124, or visit the FAU Box Office in the Student Union. Tickets available at the door.

      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. 

     Boca Ballet Theatre and the A Princely Affair Chairperson, Natalie Parker and Co-Chair, Gail Baker are thrilled to announce the fabulous guest artists for the luncheon and performance will be Brittany Pollack and Daniel Ulbricht, both from New York City Ballet, performing Balanchine’s festive and exciting Tarantella. At noon Sunday, October 23rd, Boca Ballet Theatre’s 25th annual A Princely Affair social event and fundraising luncheon kicks off the 2016-2017 Season of Dance in a festive and fashionable way, beginning with a mimosa social hour. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht has been a favorite guest artist at Boca Ballet Theatre and danced Golden Idol from La Bayadere at the 25th Anniversary Performance. New York City Ballet Soloist, Brittany Pollack will make her Boca Ballet Theatre debut. Sharing the stage will be the beautiful dancers from Boca Ballet Theatre’s Countess de Hoernle Center for Dance, and they will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker, presented by Marleen Forkas, in loving memory of Harold Forkas.

     The Fourth Annual Hope Bash Boca is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Boca West Country Club. For sponsorship opportunities and additional event information, visit Tickets at $250 each will be available for purchase online late summer.

     Boca gets its first Microsoft store in the county at 11 a.m. Nov. 3 with 100 gift cards worth $100 to $1,000 and the first 200 get a ticket to attend a meet and greet with retired Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Don Marino on Nov. 5. The 1,482 sq. ft. store is near Bloomingdales in the west central portion of Town Center. The store is one of only eight in Florida offering latest products, advise, trouble-shooting and repairs.

     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, 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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