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Auditorium Park on a warm February afternoon. Plenty of empty benches,;  67 degrees.  Everyone is in Florida.  Rain is coming
By Jean Bredin 2/20/18 © Blogfinger.net

 

MARTH REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS   (Motown 50th anniversary)

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Tree Lighting Ceremony  ©  By Jack Bredin, Ocean Grove. Photograph by Rob Bredin.  Click image to enlarge it.  You may find some surprises.

 

ANGELA LANSBURY from Mame:

 

 

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We just received our updated TWYS fliers, skillfully prepared by Andrew Gioulis of KFR Comunications.   Thank you Andrew.  These fliers would make a nice wall decoration for your OG house.  We’ll let you know when they are available.

Whether you are a participant or a shopper, please mark your calendars.

The more sellers and buyers= a more successful event.  We would like to break the shore record.

If you Google “Which Jersey Shore towns have the most successful town-wide yard sale,” Ocean Grove is listed #1.  In an APP article last year, OG ‘s TWYS was listed with Asbury Park’s, but we had more participants.

Other travel sites picked us up including Delaware On-Line, Event Crazy.com, NJ.com, and others, but unfortunately  the OGCMA refused outright  to help our citizens promote this event,  confirming the problem between the populace and the entrenched CMA.  And the Chamber of Commerce said that our town-wide sale would be bad for their businesses, so they wouldn’t help.

We advertise each year in the Coaster, Craig’s List, and the APP.  We welcome any volunteers who have ideas about marketing.  No one makes any money on this event except  the sellers.

If you think you’ve heard this song before, you are correct, but predictable repeats of traditions can be reassuring and beneficial.

HARRY JAMES with a message of this sort.   It’s from Woody’s great movie Hannah and her Sisters:

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net  (Contact:   Blogfinger@verizon. net.)

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Summer Saturday night in the Grove. Paul Goldfinger photograph © c.2015

Summer Saturday night in the Grove—-at Nagle’s.  Paul Goldfinger photograph © c.2015

 

THE DANLEERS   (1958)

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Digging out. Pilgrim Pathway Ocean Grove. 12/29/10. Paul Goldfinger portrait. ©.  Click to enlarge.

 

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Pilgrim Pathway, OG. 12/29/10. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

 

MADELEINE:   From Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.

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Memorial Day. Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net.  OG  Lifestyles

 

NORA  JONES.  “American Anthem.”  From the soundtrack of  The War:

“What shall be our legacy?
What will our children say?
Let them say of me
I was one who believed
In sharing the blessings
I received
Let me know in my heart
When my days are through
America
America
I gave my best to you.”

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Ocean Pathway. Paul Goldfinger photograph 2014 ©

Ocean Pathway. Paul Goldfinger photograph 2014 ©  Re-posted from 2016 in May.    Click to enlarge. A reminder of what life can be in Ocean Grove.

FRANKIE RANDALL

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New Victorian on north side of Ocean Pathway, Manchester site. Jean Bredin photo for Blogfinger.net. 1/31/18. ©

 

Paul Goldfinger, MD, Editor @Blogfinger.

Amateur historical architects are already raving about this home under construction on Ocean Avenue—a work in progress. Our consultant has a one word review of this project so far, “WOW!”

Johnny on the spot evokes the old days when there were outhouses.  We assume that there will eventually be indoor plumbing.

Besides the welcoming sight of this  single family home going up where condominiums were once proposed—at the Manchester Inn location before it was destroyed by fire, other new Victorians (four of them) are actively under construction at the Whitfield Hotel site  (Bath and Surf Avenues.)   Recently #19 Bath Avenue reached the market at $1.25 million.   #17 was similarly priced.  As far as we can tell, no condos are presently in the works.

Link to the Whitfield construction site:

Whitfield single family houses

The owner of the Warrington who is suing the Township because he wants a hotel  (? or condos) on his Lake Avenue property, the site of a huge fire last March which destroyed that hotel,  might take notice of what happened to the Manchester and the Whitfield, and back off—choosing instead to put up one or two single family homes over there as well.

It would be good if the OGCMA  (who owns all the land in town) would pay attention to the Master Plan and support the Single Family Homes in the Grove Movement–to join with the citizens of Ocean Grove who are solidly behind that concept.

The CMA might begin by pressuring the Warrington owner to change his vision for that site and then top it off by withdrawing their support for the aggressive and destructive  North End Redevelopment Plan.

ROSEMARY CLOONEY:

 

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The Great Auditorium of Ocean Grove.  Getting ready to perform Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” conducted by Jason Tramm.   August 28, 2016. The musicians are from the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra.  Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

Here is a link to the Blogfinger article about this 2016  concert.  Kudos to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association for making such remarkable events possible in our town.  The link below has a photo gallery of Marvelous Mendelssohn brought to life by Maestro Jason Tramm, the musicians, and the choir.

Elijah in the Great Auditorium

STEPHEN DOUGHTY     Elijah Part 2.  “He, watching over Israel, slumbers not.”

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Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. 2010. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

BOB DYLAN  “Why Try to Change Me Now?   From his album Shadows in the Night.

 

 

 

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