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Yoga class with Fran the Man. OG boards. 9/3/20.  8:45 am.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

9/3/20.   9:17 am. Lifeguards begin their shift. Wonderful weather as beach-goers begin to arrive.  Click on image. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net.

Under the pier. 9/3/20 morning. Paul Goldfinger photo. Click to enlarge.  Blogfinger.net

LISA ONO:     From her album Look To the Rainbow

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OG lifeguards get ready. June, 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©


Sept. 1, 2020, OG boards, but at 8 am before the lifeguards officially take charge at 9 am.    I noticed no one in the water at the time of this photo.    Paul Goldfinger image. Blogfinger.net ©


Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

The beach season with lifeguard coverage was supposed to be completed on September 7 (Labor Day, 2020.)

But since many visitors are renting, or staying, or visiting in the Grove through September, lifeguard staffing will be extended two more weekends after Labor Day.

The beach will now be covered on Saturday, Sept. 12 and  Sunday Sept. 13 .  Then there will be coverage on Saturday Sept 19 and Sunday Sept 20.

On those two extra weekends, badges will be required, but not on weekdays.

On weekdays, there will be no lifeguards after Monday, September 7.  The “no lifeguard on duty sign” will be up.    It would seem best if no one swims during the week, but people may do that at their own peril.

The Office of Emergency Management has ready procedures if someone gets into  trouble in the water, but that sequence cannot be activated if no one is around to dial 911.  So, if someone plans to swim during the week or after hours on weekends, they should at least have someone with a phone tagging along.

Interestingly, a water distress call to 911 will contact the usual emergency groups including police, EMS and fire, but a water emergency will also produce a response from the “Answer Team” which is  a network of experienced lifeguards who can provide specially trained assistance in an emergency.

If the 911 call is for a “swimmer in distress,” then members of that Answer Team team from OG will respond and bring their TORP with them—–  that  is the red flotation device which is a lifeguard’s best friend.


JAN HOWARD.   “Sunshine On My Shoulder.”

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OG beachfront. July, 2020. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge



DAVE BRUBECK   “La Paloma Azul.”      (Paul Desmond on alto sax)



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Lifeguard instructions on the OG beach. July 22, 2020. By Jean Bredin. Blogfinger.net.  Click to enlarge.

Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff:   “Several years ago my husband Jack was pulled out in a rip tide.  He was going down for the third time when a lifeguard (John) appeared before him,  pushing his board for Jack to hang onto.

“You got caught in a rip tide” were his words.

“To this day, we will be forever grateful for the life guards”

Editor’s note:
  When they pulled Jack onto the shore, he lay there gasping for air and coughing up salt water.  His life had been saved.

Jean ran over and said to the lifeguard, “He had a hat!”

Every year there is a lifeguard tournament, but it will not be held this year.

This Blogfinger image is from the 2013 Lifeguard Tournament. Paul Goldfinger photograph © Click to enlarge.

FONTELLA BASS  (re-recorded)

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Ocean Grove beach morning. By Jean Bredin. Blogfinger.net. © 6/24/20




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May 19, 2015. Ocean Grove Beach. Blogfinger photo ©

May 19, 2015. Ocean Grove Beach. Paul Goldfinger  photo ©  Click to enlarge the ladies who lunch.


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Ocean Grove Beach. 2015. Paul Goldfinger. Blogfinger net. ©

Ocean Grove Beach. 2015. Jean Bredin photo. Blogfinger net. ©  Girls in their summer clothes. Click to enlarge.  Re-post by popular demand in anticipation of summer 2020.


LEANN RIMES:  “Lovesick Blues”–a Patsy Cline song.

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Ocean Grove 2008. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove 2008. By Paul Goldfinger ©   Early cell phone photo. Re-post 2015.

CITY OF PRAGUE ORCHESTRA.  “Octapussy—All Time High”  From the James Bond Gold Collection

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Blogfinger video by Paul Goldfinger.  Ocean Grove, foggy day, late afternoon on June 2, 2016. ©   You can play the music while watching the video.  (start the music first)


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OG Beach. Oct. 14, 2019. Blogfinger.net photo.  Click to enlarge.



From their album Meet Me in Paris.


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