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Around town with Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff. Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Grove, NJ ©

Around town with Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff reporter. Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Grove, NJ © That’s Harry Eichhorn holding the trumpet with his back to us. Click to enlarge.  Photo by Jean.  7/13/16

Jean Bredin: “Every Wednesday night, the Ocean Grove Summer Band plays at the Beach Pavilion at 8 pm.

“Tonight  the band was celebrating 64 years of playing in Ocean Grove.

“Harry Eichhorn does not conduct anymore, but he was in the brass section playing his trumpet.

“Old fashioned fun, what a treat!”

Yo Harry!! Girls in the trombone section!  Photo by Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff action shot. ©

Yo Harry!! Girls in the trombone section!  Photo by Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff action shot. ©


A little night music. Jean Bredin photo outside the Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Gove, NJ © Blogfinger.net

A little night music. Jean Bredin photo outside the Boardwalk Pavilion in Ocean Gove, NJ © Blogfinger.net



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Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff © 10/31/19. Heck Avenue, OG.




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By Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff. © 10/31/19 Heck Avenue, Ocean Grove



BEBE NEUWIRTH    from  Chicago the Musical.


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From Jean, special reporter for Blogfinger.net:    Strolling through Founders Park today, I was drawn to the sound of Country Music played by this couple who said they come to Ocean Grove every year from Doylestown, Pa.  After watching the Ken Burns documentary, I was wishing I knew how to Clog Dance.  Sorry for the wind noise.



Editor’s note:  I guess we could call this wonderful music Bluegrass, but one thing is sure, aficionados of country would not call her instrument a “violin.”   It is a fiddle.

But I did hear Itzhak Perlman tell a country fiddler, “We’re all fiddlers.”   A very gracious comment by a very versatile violinist.  I heard this in Ken Burns recent documentary on country music.  (PBS–reruns with streaming)

And Jean, if you become inspired to do some clogging in front of Stokes, please let us know so we can video it.


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Around town with Jean:     Joyce, who lives on Heck Avenue, had a recent knee replacement.  It was important to her to have a safe means to travel around town, so she acquired a trike, and she has no parking problems.     Jean Bredin spotted Joyce wheeling around on her three-wheeler, and here is her report:



Joyce Adase prepares for the Tour de France. Photo by Jean Bredin.




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Sept 4, 2019. Jean Bredin looks up. ©


Here’s the story:  Jack and Jean went to the Rolling Stones recent concert and they loved it.

When they returned to the Grove, Jean looked up and said, “Gimmie shelter.”

Then  she snapped this photo and they hurried back to Heck Avenue and turned on this song by the Stones:



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Video by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff.  Re-post from July, 2018.

JOHN RUTTER.  MAGNIFICAT: ESURIENTES.   With Patricia Forbes and the Cambridge Singers. Close your eyes and listen

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Jean Bredin photo in Ocean Grove. 6/12/19 near lifeguard stand #1.


Jean saw an unidentified flying object in the Grove.  We asked her about it, but she was unsure if it was a visitor from outer space or an Amazon.com drone delivering Kosher pickles to Norm on the Pathway.

When the chariot was invented around 700 BC, it was pulled by horses, but a man or two or three had to be on board.  Maybe Amazon will have driver-less drones eventually, but this prototype apparently does require the human touch. Someone does need to spot those sand castles.




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Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©. 5/27/19.  Vicki, Rachel, Hayley, Morgan and friends.  Watch for more.



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Inside out view of the new Italian boutique: “Love Positano.”   #60 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Jean Bredin photo. 5/8/19 ©


Clothing made in Italy. Jean Bredin photo. ©

Hi Paul,

As I walked down Main Avenue today, “Love, Positano’s” door was open…

Well, as any red blooded woman would do, I walked in.    I was pleasantly surprised by everything. Where do you look first?

When April Cornell left, I was disappointed, but things are definitely looking up.

Jean Bredin, our man on the street.


Dean Martin:   (Yes friends we know, Roma is not Positano, but it is  Dean Martin…)

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