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Seeing Red in Interlaken

November, 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger ©

November, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

CHRIS de BURGH:   “The Lady in Red.”

Ponte della Maddalena. Serchio River. Italy. By Paul Goldfinger.  © This image appeared in exhibit at the Salisbury State University Art Gallery

Ponte della Maddalena. Serchio River. Italy. Built c. 1000 AD.  Photo by Paul Goldfinger. © This image appeared in exhibit at the Salisbury State University Art Gallery.

MUSICA SACRA:  “Tu scendi dalle stelle”

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Fred, ya know, the Camp Meeting owns the beach, so our taxes won't go up much. Right?

Fred, ya know, the Camp Meeting owns the beach, so our taxes won’t go up much. Right?   (artist Sue Gioulis)

 

Hi Paul:

Blogfinger is my daily “go to” for OG news – your eclectic offerings from medicine to locally relevant topics, written with a dash of well planned humor never fail to entertain as well as educate.

Recently our new tax assessment arrived in the mail, and while I was expecting it to rise, an increase of $80,000 was surprising. This will mean an approx 30 percent tax increase. Since moving to OG in1999, our taxes have almost tripled!

I was “just wonderin” if you have had any other inquiries on this topic from other OGers.

I have a feeling there will be many unhappy homeowners this Holiday season.

Thanks for all you do – keep up the good work.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Marty Ginty

 

 

The Heartbeats  c. 1957

The Heartbeats c. 1957

We bring you The Heartbeats, sending this out to Ross, Frank, Jojo, Mary, Elaine  and the rest of the class of ’59 at Rutherford High School. The Heartbeats were from Queens, NY.  Their biggest hit was “A Thousand Miles Away.”  iTunes calls that song a “street-corner classic.”

The street corner reference refers to the many acapella groups that often performed on the streets of New York and elsewhere such as South Philly.

 

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Pastels. Gasparilla Island. by Paul Goldfinger

From the Buena Vista Social Club: “Dos Gardenias.”

View across Sunset Park. By Paul Goldfinger.  c. 2012  ©

View across Sunset Park. By Paul Goldfinger. c. 2012 ©

KRISTIN CHENOWETH.      This time of year, there is often a concern that someone who should come home will not be present. Here is Kristin Chenoweth’s live performance of “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again.” by Andrew Lloyd Weber, from the Phantom of the Opera.  It’s from Kristin’s new concert album out on Nov. 17, 2014 called  Coming Home. It was recorded at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  On Friday, Nov. 28, 9 pm , that concert will be shown on PBS.

Kristin Chenoweth.

Kristin Chenoweth.

Wassup1. . Township Committee meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.   7:00 pm.  The agenda says that there will be a workshop discussion regarding “meeting on Broadway flooding.”  The workshop part of the meeting is at 6:00 pm

2. Blogfinger 101:  If a song doesn’t play with the first click on the play button, click again. The pause symbol should be showing during play, not the play symbol.   (in other words, “Play it again, Sam.”  )

3. 13th Annual Dollhouse Exhibit presented by the Historical Society of Ocean Grove. Dolls celebrate the 75th anniversary of “Gone With the Wind.” Local artists, illustrators, and storytellers present their work in miniature.

Saturday Nov. 29 (10:00-2:00); SAturday Dec. 6 (10:00 -4:00); Saturday Dec. 13 (10:00-4:00); Sunday Dec. 14 (noon-3:30).   HSOG Museum at 50 Pitman Ave. in Ocean Grove. 732-774 1869.

4.  This announcement is from the OG Chamber of Commerce:

FASTSIGNS of Ocean is an official drop-off location for the US Marine Corp’s annual Toys for Tots program. Please bring new, unwrapped toys and place them in the collection box in their showroom. FASTSIGNS of Ocean is located on the Asbury Circle at 731 Rt. 35, in Ocean.   Showroom hours are 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday.   For directions or additional information, please call (732) 775-7300.

Thank you for helping make the Holidays a special time for Children in need.

5. Wassup ? song  (Must be a question in the song)  Here’s Stevie S with “Why Did You Leave Me?” from his album Hold Ya Head.

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