Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Rock, roll & retire!
"Bob is right.  People should eat at home. Restaurant food is salty and unhealthy, not to mention ridiculously overpriced.   Bob and Ellie see what's happening and they're getting out.  Smart.  "
Jul 22
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Boca Raton: Boca airport to get $40 million makeover in deal with Atlantic Aviation
"The commercial aviation system in the US is at its breaking point.  Most major airports are not functioning very well and seem to be getting worse.  But those rich enough to fly private in and out of Boca are getting a sleek new facility.  Who says…"
Jul 22
Hobart Gapp commented on Mary Kate Leming's blog post Ocean Ridge: Town manager Tracey Stevens leaving for job in Haverhill
"Ocean Ridge is a revolving door. Town employees come and go at an alarming rate.  The commissioners are to blame.  They've created a toxic work environment and they know it.  Meanwhile, major issues like the leaking septic tanks go unaddressed.…"
Jul 22
Hobart Gapp replied to Mary Kate Leming's discussion Letter to the Editor: What real harm do iguanas do?
"Kurt- I'm with you on the geese problem.  They're a scourge on the land and must be culled. US Fish and Wildlife fanatics have allowed the goose population to get out of control.  It's a toxic mess.   We disagree on the iguanas though.  They're a…"
Jul 22
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Meet Your Neighbor: Ben Baffer
"Ben looks a bit like Gary Bussey, no?"
Jul 22
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Manalapan: Estate becomes Florida’s priciest
"I'll take Larry Ellison over Jim Clark any day of the week.  Clark is a difficult individual.  Just read Michael Lewis's book "The new new thing".  Let's see if Ellison shuts down the use of beer can island.  My guess is he will.  Billionaires often…"
Jul 22
Hobart Gapp replied to Mary Kate Leming's discussion Editor's Note: How to get prepared for hurricane season
"Mary Kate, as always I'm impressed by the depth and breadth of your knowledge.  Your understanding of meteorology is phenomenal.  I do think you may be overlooking the impact of the Hunga Tonga eruption early this year. Please review the latest…"
Jun 3
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Hunters work to reduce iguana populations
"Interesting to learn that iguanas actually cause global warming....but then again, what doesn't?  On the bright side, given what has happened to the price of chicken, I'm all in on iguana burgers....bring it!"
Jun 3
Hobart Gapp commented on Fabiana's event YMCA to Host Leadership Broward SociallyGood on Wednesday, June 15
"Moving to South Florida later in life can be a bit untethering... would this networking reception be a good place to make new friendships?"
Jun 3
Hobart Gapp commented on Clydia Jeudy's event Japanese Tea Ceremony
"We can learn much from the Japanese tea ceremony.  The discipline, simplicity and beauty...we would all benefit from a deeper understanding of these attributes in our superficial gulp it down society.  "
Jun 3
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Ocean Ridge: Spring means sargassum; Along the beach — May 25
"Sargassum has been drifting onto the shores of south Florida for hundreds, maybe thousands of years.  I'm sorry that beach-goers are frustrated, but they should try very hard to understand that the world doesn't revolve around them.  "
Jun 2
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Lantana: A safe haven
"This reminds me of when Larry David and Cheryl took in Leon and his family after hurricane Katrina.  Life imitates art.  "
Jun 2
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Real estate frenzy pushes tax rolls higher
"It may be time to decamp to Daytona or someplace else in North Florida.  You won't meet any hedge fund managers there.  The streets are crawling with them in Manalapan.  It's ok though...they can have it.  They're willing to wildly overpay.  I'll…"
Jun 2
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Condo reserve rules, inspections become law
"The condo form of ownership was a noble effort.  It almost worked.  But it's now being exposed for what it really is...a way for a small group of residents to effectively embargo the money required to fully maintain a residential building.…"
Jun 2
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Delray Beach: Not clear for all to see
"What's the web address to join the class action lawsuit?  Delray government has never really come clean on this. "
Jun 2
Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Ocean Ridge: Commissioners to consider task force safety proposals for Old Ocean
"Safety plan?  Sounds like a "keep the folks from Boynton out plan".   Give the Old Ocean right of way back to the homeowners.  Turn it into private property and cancel any access to strangers.  That's where this is headed.  "
Jun 2
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