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“The most amazing bright moon.” Ocean Grove beach. Jan 31, 2018. Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. ©

THE FANTASTICKS: “They Were You.”

 

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Surfer and trawler. Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger. Click to see the surf rider.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

When the subject of a dog beach at the North End was proposed and denied, attention was called to a special area of the OG beach, at the North End, which has been set aside for surfers.  Was this another example of favoritism in the Grove?    Once the public gets a whiff of favoritism (as in Mary’s Place) the bar gets lowered for suspicion of more of the same.

We made some inquiries and learned that the decision to establish a surfers beach came from a desire to improve water safety. Some swimmers had been knocked over by surfers, and the surfers beach restricts surfers to that location while banning swimmers at the same place.     Despite the lack of swimmers, a life guard station is posted there anyhow.

Once the lifeguards leave the OG beach, however, all bets are off for swimmers and surfers.  Swim and ride the waves at your own risk from north to south.

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL.  From his album Simply Broadway.  “The Impossible Dream” is from Don Quixote.  The song is dedicated to the surfers who go out alone to challenge the ocean and dream of the impossible wave. Bob Bowné, whose photograph is shown above, is a Grover who used to make a profession of photographing surfers for magazines.

 

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Paul Goldfinger © September, 2016. Ocean Grove beach.  Click to enlarge.

 

BOB DYLAN  “September of My Years”  From his album Triplicate.

“One day you turn around and it’s summer
Next day you turn around and it’s fall
And all the springs and the winters of a lifetime
Whatever happened to them all?”

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Ocean Grove beach. Sunday, July 2, 2017, 3:45 pm. Blogfinger photo. ©

TO THE EDITOR:

Individuals in charge of opening the OG  beach (primarily on Sundays) need to be given some type of plan as to what to do or how to approach the Bradley Beach goers who pay for the Bradley Beach side but then walk over and set up on Ocean Grove.    I have witnessed this happen on several occasions.

I was just there yesterday and it was ridiculous, the poor kid who was on duty at the time and making sure he opened up at 12:30  was being attacked for not saying or doing anything to the people sneaking over, meantime all the individuals who paid to get in and were patiently waiting for 12:30  had to stand by and watch others set up and take up space we paid for.

Some of the Ocean Grove payers actually walked over and paid the fee to Bradley beach and stated they wouldn’t come back to Ocean Grove.  Those are customers OG is losing out on. A plan needs to be put in place to avoid this from happening again.

FRUSTRATED AT THE BEACH

July, 2017

JESSICA MOLASKEY:  Guess where she is.

 

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October 7, 2016.  Ocean Grove beach. Photos by Paul Goldfinger.©

October 7, 2016. Ocean Grove beach. Photos by Paul Goldfinger.©

It does seem like monsoon time today in our little town, but we have also had some wonderful sunny days at the beach.  Here are a few shots from October 7, 2016.

OG.  10/7/16 ©

OG. 10/7/16 ©

 

10/7/16  OG  ©

10/7/16 OG ©

SONES DE MEXICO ENSEMBLE

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Ocean Grove friends. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger 2014. ©

Ocean Grove friends. By Bob Bowné. Special to Blogfinger 2014. ©

 

DAFT PUNK:   “Get Lucky”

 

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Summer, Kelly and Katie. OG beach. 2009. Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©

Summer, Kelly and Katie. OG beach. 2009. Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©  Click to enlarge.

DON AND JUAN:

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Friends. Pearl Harbor Day. December 11, 2011. Ocean Grove Fishing Pier. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Friends. Pearl Harbor Day. December 7, 2011. Ocean Grove Fishing Pier. Paul Goldfinger photo ©   Click to enlarge

BRUNO MARS    Singer and songwriter  2010.

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Ocean Grove Beach. September 26, 2015. By Bob Bowné. ©

Ocean Grove Beach. September 26, 2015. By Bob Bowné. ©

Paul,

…..the girls seek refuge from the autumn breeze with a bed sheet and a bag of Doritos….

Bob

And, speaking of Bob, here is BOB DYLAN:

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December 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo.

December 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo.  ©  Click to enlarge. Blogfinger.net

 

MILES DAVIS.  “Stella by Starlight.”  From the album 58 Sessions.

 

 

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