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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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Mindy Shapiro from OG, and, in the foreground is Aviva Minkoff of Philadelphia. They were exploring Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Blogfinger photo 6/29/13

Mindy Shapiro from OG, and, in the foreground, is Aviva Minkoff of Philadelphia. They were exploring Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Blogfinger photo 6/29/13

 

2019: Aviva is probably a teenager by now.   Is she now wearing tie-dye shirts like Mindy?  Such shirts are still available, but you need a time-machine from Amazon to order them.

 

THE PUPPINI SISTERS:

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Ocean Grove Main Avenue near Nagle's. July 26, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Ocean Grove Main Avenue.  July 26, 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.  Re-post 2016.

I remember the first time I ever visited this town, as if it were just yesterday. My spouse and I had the perfect day at the beach, enjoyed a fantastic dinner al fresco at the Sea Grass, then took a walk to the Boardwalk to smell that ocean breeze, hear those summer night’s crickets at work and then to walk back along the magically lit Main Avenue’s  trees to guide us to the Nagle’s line for an ice cream cone.

While waiting in line, our smiles widened as our spirits were in cloud nine listening to an older man singing songs to music played by a keyboardist, while in front of Nagles. People crowded around in their beach chairs, intently listening and appreciating this special slice of Ocean Grove heaven. We reached the window to retrieve our ice cream, and I made eye contact with the gentleman singing, as he sang to me–we both smiled at each other and I danced to his tune.

It was at that very moment…that soul to soul connected special moment that I blurted out to my spouse — that we were going to move into this town by the Spring.

On the first day of Spring, we bought our home and we continue to live happily ever after in this charming town.

I can’t exactly relive that most perfect simple day again, but we will try to create similar memories like those again and again.

—-Jennifer

KENNY VANCE and the PLANOTONES soundtrack of Looking For an Echo:

 

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Ocean Grove Summer Band in the Boardwalk Pavilion. 7/5/15. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff. ©

Ocean Grove Summer Band in the Boardwalk Pavilion. 8/5/15. By Jean Bredin, Blogfinger.net staff. ©    Click to enlarge

Re-post from 2015.   “Around Town With Jean:”

“Harry Eichhorn’s Summer Band is a treasure. It is reminiscent of days gone by.
Where else can you hear a rousing song, feel the ocean breezes, then stroll for ice cream?”

–Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff.

Here is a link to a 2013 article which we posted about Harry :     Wild about Harry

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS

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Ocean Grove August 5, 2019. Paul Goldfinger photograph.  Blogfinger.net© With permission.

 

 

ELLA FITZGERALD AND THE PAUL WESTON ORCHESTRA:

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July 4 parade in Ocean Grove, NJ. 2009 photograph by Paul Goldfinger ©  click to enlarge.

July 4 parade in Ocean Grove, NJ. 2009 photograph by Paul Goldfinger ©  click to enlarge.

GLEE CAST:

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Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff ©. 5/27/19.  Vicki, Rachel, Hayley, Morgan and friends.  Watch for more.

 

DUKES OF DIXIELAND  (NEW ORLEANS)

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July 4, 2015. Days Kazoo Band. Paul Goldfinger photograph ©. Blogfinger.net. Ocean Grove lifestyles.


CONNIE EVINGSON AND THE JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET:

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Relaxing at the front window of Odyssey. This is what coffee man Joey Lipp hoped for. Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff photo. ©  Ocean Grove, Jan. 18, 2019.

By Jean Bredin.  Reporter at Blogfinger.net

“A cold dank day in Ocean Grove.  Thought I’d head to Odyssey for a cup of brew.

“This coffee house is already morphing into a destination:  Cool music in the background, chatter from customers having their coffee, students reading…

“I was lucky to be sitting in the front window, by the door, watching the world go by.

“People coming and going greeting me with a smile, and then saying,  “Have a nice day” when they were leaving.

“How did I get so lucky?”

CAST OF ON THE TOWN.  Leonard Bernstein:

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It is time to think about checking your “stuff”to sell in May.  Make it part of your spring clean-up.  We will be posting all participating addresses and the items for sale.  We will ask you to email us starting in March.  Watch for our reminders.  We can use some volunteers to photograph the event, monitor the sites that day, pass out flyers, report on the sale for Blogfinger, and offer suggestions and help with promotions.

 

Paul Goldfinger, Editor  Blogfinger.net

Vincent Cannavo, Yard Sale Manager

 

KENNY VANCE  (his latest album; he is back –performing with his son Lance. Hopefully the CMA will include him if they do a Doo Wop concert in 2019)

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