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Dave Shotwell emerges from the Atlantic after a Thanbksgiving dip. Ocean Grove, 2015. Blogfinger photo. © Click to enlarge and look for goosebumps.

Dave Shotwell emerges from the Atlantic after a Thanksgiving dip. Ocean Grove, 2015. Blogfinger photo. © Click to enlarge and look for goosebumps.

Chico and the man, Grover Moe Demby, enjoy some Thanksgiving games. © Blogfinger photo ©

Chico and the man, Grover Moe Demby, enjoy some Thanksgiving games. © Blogfinger photo ©

Quite a few folks in Ocean Grove were out today for a sunny nearly 70 degree Thanksgiving  day in the Grove.  This morning  there were a few people downtown on Main Avenue, walking around or having a coffee at the OG Bakery.

Two workers were operating heavy machinery at the 50 Main Avenue building site. That was an insensitive and disrespectful thing to do, especially when people were already downtown early on Thanksgiving, trying to enjoy small town America in the historic seaside village of Ocean Grove, a community with a unique personality and style that doesn’t normally include construction work on Thanksgiving morning.  Fortunately the workers  didn’t stay very long.

Downtown the OG Bakery was serving coffee and…..outside their tables were still set up.  Some people were on their feet watching the workers. The flower shop was open.

At the beachfront, folks were playing with their dogs by the water’s edge, and Dave Shotwell, a Grover, was taking a swim in the 50 degree frigid water. He didn’t spend much time in the surf, but he emerged refreshed, and he wasn’t even shivering. Evidently he has done this ritual in the past.  The boardwalkers were active, and we met some who were from out of town.

In Firemen’s Park, a spirited game of Wiffle ball was going on. (see below.)

 

ELLA FITZGERALD  with a big band:

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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

 

GUY LOMBARDO

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THE HOT SARDINES.   “Let’s Go.”

 

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October 26, 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

 

RANDY NEWMAN:

 

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Nov. 1, 2008. Paul Goldfinger photo © Nov. 1, 2008. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge even while the music is playing, in fact they go together. Frankie wonders why fools like him fall in love.

FRANKIE LYMON  and the Teenagers.     From the film American Graffiti.

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Main Ave at Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo. 9/28/19.  Click to enlarge.

 

CAROLE KING

 

 

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Lou Parisi, Ocean Grove musician. September 28, 2019. Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger. ©

 

FRANK SINATRA:

 

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Blogfinger Community Activites Report:

So, yet another weekend with some special event.  At least they’re giving the folks who live on Ocean Pathway a break.  This event will be very nice, but……..

Can the residents of OG even get one weekend without some helter-skelter?   Can’t we get some time just for those of us who live here, pay rent, pay taxes and who would like to enjoy our town as occurs in many Jersey Shore communities  that have small local events here and there, but mostly their towns are for them.

For example?   How about the towns on Long Beach Island and many others around here?

What is the reason for having an event every weekend?  Somebody explain why permits are given out here so often?    Mayor: Please tell us what kind of town do you want?  Do you abhor a vacuum?  Do you have a vision for the Grove besides money, developers, diversions, and grandstanding?

How about a weekend to stay home and practice the fox trot…..

SUZANNE HENRY:   From Sondheim’s Follies:

 

 

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New Jersey Marathon in Ocean Grove. April 27, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

New Jersey Marathon in Ocean Grove. April 27, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

THE CRYSTALS   “Da do run run”

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An OG artist decorated this Main Avenue home for a wedding later that day. The image was obtained shortly after sunrise. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

An OG artist decorated this #10 Main Avenue home with metallic strips  for a wedding later that day. The image was obtained shortly after sunrise near the beach to catch the light and the breezes. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

GLEE CAST:

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