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Ocean Grove, August 2017. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff. ©

 

THE TEMPOS  from the film American Graffiti:

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

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

 

 

DYLAN:  “You’re a Big Girl Now:”

“Bird on the horizon sitting on the fence

He’s singing his song for me at his own expense

And I’m just like that bird oh oh

Singing just for you

I hope that you can hear

Hear me singing through these tears.”

 

 

EDITOR’S NOTE:    The 2020 edition of the NJ Marathon was cancelled.  This year it will be held on October 16 and 17, and it will be returning to OG.  Registration is now open.  Go to thenewjerseymarathon.com for more information.

 

NJ Marathon goes through Oceanport in 2018. Photo by Ed Murray of NJ Advance Media for NJ.com. ©

 

 

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Choir Festival in the Great Auditorium. By Paul Goldfinger. © To order metallic coated professionally made prints, contact Blogfinger@verizon.net.

Choir Festival in the Great Auditorium. By Paul Goldfinger. ©  Undated.

 

THE FIREBIRDS:

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Corner of Main and Central (by Nagle’s). Saturday night August 18, 2012. By Paul Goldfinger. Click for full screen view.  ©

 

SOUNDTRACK:  Bee Gee’s from “Saturday Night Fever”—“Stayin Alive.”

 

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Founders' Park. Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©  2016. This is the Fitzgerald Fountain before it was refurbished in 2019.  Click to enlarge.

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

 

The Story of Ocean Grove, 1869-1919 by Morris S Daniels.  Published in 1919 by the Methodist Book Concern in New York City:

“In a little old dingy tent, one of ten erected on the sand drifts of what was later to be known in Ocean Grove as Thompson Park but now called Founders’ Park, there occurred on the night of July 31, 1869 an event of immense significance.

“What happened was not unusual of itself, and the surroundings were not such as to impress one that history was making within the confines of the poor little tent, illumined, as it was, by a few tallow candles; but ‘Great oaks from little acorns grow.'”

Morris Daniels tells us that about 12 people gathered in the tent which belonged to Mrs. Joseph Thornley.  They all had arrived the day before and pitched their tents there.  There were no chairs, so they all sat on rough pine boards.

Daniels says, “The night was dark, save for the stars which twinkled brightly from overhead, while the few candles within cast a weird shadow upon the scene.

“Some had come directly from their own tents while others had preferred to wander over the yielding sands to the edge of the dune overlooking the sea to watch the moon rise from her briny bed.

“But shortly after nine o’clock all had gathered in the little dimly lighted tent for Ocean Grove’s  first religious service—–a prayer meeting.”

 

WARREN VACHE´    “Stardust”

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While a press mob was besieging Nagle's, and the Gov was inside, this diner was not distracted. Paul Goldfinger photo. © 6/10/16 Ocean Grove, NJ.

While a press mob was besieging Nagle’s, and Gov. Christie was inside, this diner was not distracted.  Paul Goldfinger photo. © 6/10/16 Ocean Grove, NJ.

Re-post from 2016.

PUPPINI SISTERS:

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Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. © Feb. 16, 2016.

Ocean Avenue, Ocean Grove. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. ©    Re-post.  Feb. 16, 2016.   Click to enlarge.

 

“…..and the rain subsided, the cold snap ended, so it was great for taking a walk. The sky was a panorama of dark gray clouds….it was a dramatic sight…as sometimes it is after rainstorms.”

Jean

 

THE STORYVILLE JASSBAND    “I Get the Blues When It Rains.”

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Nagel's Apothecary Cafe. Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. July, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Nagel’s Apothecary Cafe. Main Avenue in Ocean Grove. July, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Click to enlarge the memory

THE BOBBETTES:

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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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William Heatley was taking a ride in a banner plane over the beach in OG. It was August, 1981, and he took this photo. © Special to Blogfinger.net

William Heatley was taking a ride in a banner plane over the beach in OG. It was August, 1981, and he took this photo. © Special to Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge   Re-post from 2015.

Note Wesley Lake to the right. The North End Hotel has been torn down, but the salt water swimming pool remains.  You can see the outlines of the North End area which will be “re-developed” according to the North End Re-development Plan. and imagine where the condos will be along Lake Avenue, Spray Avenue, and the Ocean. Then imagine a hotel there which probably will actually become condos.  Oh, and don’t forget the parking garage underground, stores, and new North End boardwalk.

The process is currently moving forward, and that “progress” is being followed here on Blogfinger. Pay close attention to the changes in NERP 2008 which are being slipped into place.      See our post later today.    —–PG

Thanks to William Heatley for making his photograph available here.

ASTRUD GILBERTO  “Only Trust Your Heart.”

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