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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post House of the Month: Point estate graces Intracoastal in Gulf Stream
"Wow! Unbelievable.  In the words of Deng Xaioping, “Rang yi bu fen ren xian fu qi lai,” To be rich is glorious!"
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Editor's Note: Publix partnership to help us reduce plastic use
"Just as a follow up, Publix is not respecting the feelings of their senior customers in Florida.  "
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"These folks are playing the Boynton Beach town officials like a fiddle.  The deal no longer makes sense and anyone can see that.  Something funny going on here.  "
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Ocean Ridge: Town aims to trim use of artificial grass
"Sure. Plastic grass.. What’s next?  Plastic palm trees?  Do they drop plastic coconuts?  I prefer G-d ‘s creations to man made cheap replicas.  "
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Gulf Stream: Quick fixes on the table for flood-prone roads
"A white SUV??  Don’t tell me OJ is Gulfstream now."
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Coastal Stars: Cowboy Ball’s honorary chairs bring bits of Boca, Texas to fundraiser
"She might want to consider a pair of jeans with those boots.  I’ve never actually seen cowboy boots worn with a dress.  Seems like a bit of a fashion faux pas to me.  Just sayin..."
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Along the Coast: Fewer residents carrying flood insurance even as threats grow
"Some believe FEMA is corrupt.  Full of political cronyism and sweetheart contracts.  Insurance premiums are not clearly linked to flood risk.  When people see this - they pull back and refuse to pay.  Doesn’t really matter,…"
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Editor's Note: Publix partnership to help us reduce plastic use
"Is that the same Publix that gives a valuable discount to seniors in the Carolinas but refuses to give seniors in Florida any kind of  preferred pricing?  Check it out.  No help for Florida seniors, most of them living on a fixed…"
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Hobart Gapp commented on The Coastal Star's blog post Delray Beach: Timeshare owners fight sale of complex
"I’m as nostalgic as the next guy for the old south Florida.  Sadly, when you’ve got guys like John Farini of Philadelphia deciding they’re going to build - probably best to just get out of the way.  Two years ago you…"
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Delray Beach: Timeshare owners fight sale of complex

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Four owners are fighting the sale of the Delray South Shore Club, a timeshare that closed in January. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

By Steve Plunkett

The cozy 15-unit timeshare closed its doors the Saturday after New Year’s, employees were terminated, and security guards…

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Along the Coast: Fewer residents carrying flood insurance even as threats grow

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 2:37pm 1 Comment

By Charles Elmore



For all the headlines about rising seas, king tides and other climate threats, homeowners in most cities and towns across southeastern Palm Beach County stand less prepared than they were eight years earlier when it comes to flood coverage from the National Flood Insurance Program, records from the program show.

Fewer folks have NFIP policies in nine municipalities in the region, compared to three cities with more.

In Delray Beach,…

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Delray Beach: A wake-up call in Delray

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Waves from boats’ wakes wash over a sea wall and stir up the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach. The city said it would ask the state to consider rising sea levels in setting lower speeds. Some residents have built higher walls but are still concerned about potential property damage and want a no-wake zone. Photos by…

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Coastal Stars: Cowboy Ball’s honorary chairs bring bits of Boca, Texas to fundraiser

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 2:26pm 1 Comment

Paige Kornblue Hunter and her husband, Andrew Hunter, will chair the Rhinestone Cowboy Ball, a Feb. 29 event for the George Snow Scholarship Fund. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Margie Plunkett

She brings a lot of Boca Raton.

He brings a lot of Texas.

Together…

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