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Paul Goldfinger ©. Click to enlarge. May, 2018. 4th Avenue in Asbury Park.   The house is set back from the usual line of houses; note the lovely spring garden.  It could be the setting for a scene in Spamalot. Maybe Sir Lancelot’s home.   Blogfinger.net

Hint:  Think about a shore town that likes nonconformity.  You would probably not find this house in Ocean Grove, for example.-  The HPC would have a seizure.—PG

Suffering Surfer wins this “Name That Town” contest.  We will contact the winner regarding his prize.


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Jay Castelli wins our “name that bird contest.”   He wins a Jack Bredin signed print.  Our staff will be in touch with him.

KAT EDMONSON   “How’s About It Baby”  (OK, the song has nothing to do with birds, but I like it anyhow.)

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Blogfinger photo. ©  First Avenue in Asbury Park, not far from Cookman Avenue. March 26, 2018.  Blogfinger.net


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

There are those who believe that Cookman Avenue is the center of town, but A.Park has many lovely avenues including First Avenue, Grand Avenue, Sunset Avenue, and quite a few of the numbered avenues west of the tracks.

Here is a link to one of our posts about Grand Avenue:

Grand Avenue. A. Park.

We have a winner for our contest: It is AMM whom we will contact to arrange his prize.

The Velours love this wonderful  color.  Go ahead, invite him over. A. Park is  a very sociable town.


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Deal, New Jersey.

I took this photograph shortly after Sandy. By Paul Goldfinger © 2012. Click to enlarge.

Deal oceanfront. Nov. 2, 2012 . Paul Goldfinger ©. Blogfinger.net.  Name that Jersey Shore town contest:Click to enlarge.

I visited Deal on November 2, 2012.  Most of those beautiful sturdy ocean front homes had minimal damage.  There was an empty lot adjacent to the house which I was photographing, and it was piled with debris.

Name that Jersey Shore town contest:

HINT:  This image contains the Atlantic Ocean, a generous land lot, and a contemporary home facing the beach.

The winner gets a signed and numbered print by Jack Bredin, OG artist in residence.

March 18, 2018:     We have a winner. See comments below.   OGLover.

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT   “The Shape of Water” from the soundtrack of this  year’s Best Picture Oscar winner.  Desplat won for Best Musical Score.

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Ocean Grove non-fishing pier. September 26, 2015. By Bob Bowné. ©

“Toto, I don’t think we are in Kansas anymore.”    Winning caption by Caesar.  Ocean Grove non-fishing pier. September 26, 2015. Photo by Bob Bowné. ©  Click to enlarge.  Re-posted 2015.


EVA CASSIDY    Live at Blues Alley   (A wonderful jazz club near Dupont Circle  in D.C. which I used to frequent during my med school years in Washington.)

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Photographed by Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net. February, 2018. Southwest Florida. ©   Click to enlarge.

The winner will receive an original Jack Bredin signed and numbered print .   Janet. Please send us your contact info: —Blogfinger@verizon.net

NEIL YOUNG   “Birds”  (Live at Sugar Mountain)

“Nestled in your wings my little one
This special morning brings another sun
Tomorrow see the things that never come

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Two generations join the Town-Wide Yard Sale on Heck Avenue in Ocean Grove.  2016.    Paul Goldfinger photo ©

By Paul  @Blogfinger:

I had purchased a new Garmin GPS, so I placed my old one out on a table at our yard sale—- marked $10.00.  A man came by and spent about 15 minutes studying it carefully.

Man:  Does this GPS have night-time lighting and does it work?

Me: Yes

Man: How old is it?

Me: About 3 years.

Man:  It’s too much money.

Me: (feeling charitable:)   OK  $5.00

Man  (taking out his wallet and staring into it)  I don’t have $5.00

Me: You can have it for free.

Man:  No, I don’t want it. I want one with all the latest features.

Me:  Sorry, but you need a new one for that.

Man: Walks away.


KENNY VANCE from his new album.  Kenny—We miss you in Ocean Grove:  —–PG



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“Name that Jersey Shore town contest.”  Winner gets a signed and numbered “Flag Day” print by Jack Bredin. See below.     Blogfinger photo. © Nov. 2, 2017.


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

This memorial is mostly dedicated to WWII veterans, although there also was recognition of vets from the Korean Conflict and WWI.  The names of those who died in the war are marked with stars.  And, it should be noted, that the Battle of Monmouth was fought in Freehold in June, 1778.  Freehold is an old town, having been founded in the 17th century.

This monument is especially moving because it is located in the middle of the city, right where several roads converge, so thousands of people see it as they drive by.  We walked among the monuments, and it is engaging; and yet it’s not a cemetary, although the rows of crosses and stars seem like that.

We used to live across the road from Arlington National Cemetery, and monuments to honor war dead are so important for the nation’s collective memory.

In France, every little village has a war memorial in the center of town, mostly from WWI. I hate the idea of tearing down war monuments.  It’s an effective way to remind everyone of the horrors of war and to honor those who served.

The winners of our “name that Jersey Shore” contest are Joy and Mike Adase of Ocean Grove.


“Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home.”

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The 20 room American Hotel, 18-20 E. Main St.,  is centrally located in Freehold, within walking distance from the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum and close to Superior Court of New Jersey Monmouth Vicinage. Paul Goldfinger photo 2014. © Hotelsone.com

The lucky winner of our “name that Jersey Shore town contest” is Kekbeka who ID’d the town very quickly after we posted it.



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Days Ice Cream Garden. Ocean Grove. The oldest business in town. Blogfinger photo ©

If you get a  hot fudge sundae and then sit down near the windows at Days,  you will see this magical garden. It reminds me of the place where the Alice in Wonderland tea party was  held, but that’s not a tea pot; it’s a watering can. Evidently that party was crazy with everybody acting out. But we know for sure that no one ate ice cream that day–just tea with little sandwiches and cakes.

Our winner is Maureen Kerr. She has been notified about her prize.

CAST OF GODSPELL:  This song has a hint in it as well.  The song is Day by Day.

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