Thursday, July 7, 2011

Barry’s Buzz – July 7, 2011

McDonald’s to start serving Café con Leche drink in South Florida restaurants in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, eventually expanding to Palm Beach County if demanded.

Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach may combine their police and fire-rescue dispatch centers to save money and improve communication among the cities. The cities will commission a $50,000 study in the next few months to assess the costs and benefits of a consolidated dispatch center,

"Barry Epstein Live will feature Lynn University Professor Dr. Robert Watson and Kingsley Guy editorial columnist of the Sun-Sentinel, The show airs on Fridays at 10 a.m. on Tune in to win a pair of tickets to the Cinemark, Paragon and Movies at Delray theatres.

Stuff opens tomorrow at the Caldwell Theatre. Visit for details.

The Eagles tribute band The Long Run is performing for free at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 9, as part of the city’s Music @ Mizner summer concert series. “Gastro Trucks” will be on site, and Saturday night’s food truck samplings will include Sakaya Kitchen, Nacho Bizness, Latin Burger and Ice Cream on 4 Wheels.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #10556 encourages all veterans to attend and offers a free lunch at noon, July 16 at Veterans Park, West of Lyons Road and East of 441 on the south side of Palmetto Park Road. RSVP to Commander Charlie Epstein at 561.487.2721.l

On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach will recognize outstanding women in our community at the "38th Annual Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast." The awards breakfast serves the dual purpose of honoring exceptional women and to raise funds for the non-profit organization, Soroptimist International of Boca Raton-Deerfield Beach. Monies raised from this event will directly benefit the lives of women and girls, which is the focus of Soroptimist. This year's breakfast will be held at the Boca West Country Club from 7:30am to 9:30am. The Honorary Chair is Mary Vecchia. Nominations are open to the public. More information is at Contact for details.

Cinemark Theatres are conjuring up a Harry Potter marathon on Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14, for $38 in Boca Raton. See all eight magical movies (screening in 2D, 3D and XD) back-to-back on the silver screen beginning Wednesday and finishing up with a 12:01 a.m. Friday showing of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II" .If you don't want to spend two days, Cinemark is offering a special Double Feature screening of Part I and II on Thursday at 9 p.m. and 12:01 a.m. (early Friday) for $15. For more information, go to

Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark Palace, Premiere and Paragon Theatres are: Horrible Bosses and Zookeeper. Movie opening at the Movies of Delray is Brideflight.

Barrry Epstein, APR, Senior Vice President of Regan Communications Group,( s a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, and is the president of the Luxury Chamber of Commerce (, and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce (, with a weekly internet television show on His websites are and and is now a division of His email is and and his blog is on the Sun-Sentinel Jewish Journal web site: You can friend him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter @cme4pr. Fax items for the column to 561.451.0000 or email to:

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