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

 

FRANK SINATRA:

 

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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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Girl and boy in their summer clothes (and dogs) at the Ocean Grove Bakery. 7/17/19. Blogfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

 

a. The OG Bakery has taken up some of the Nagle’s slack, serving a wide variety of baked snacks as well as sandwiches.  Go check their lunch and snack menu.  We did a taste test of their coffee and found it to be excellent.  They offer cappuccinos and lattes too, plus a busy and cheerful al fresco scene.

b.  The new bagel shop near the old April Cornell location is almost ready to open. That will be another source of casual eating.  We will taste test their bagels when they open.

c. There is another shop over there with brown paper over the windows and no signs to tell us what will open there.   Any of you know?

d. A realtor will also open soon along that strip near the bakery.

 

QUEEN:

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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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OG Main Avenue. June 15, 2019. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.  Click images to enlarge.

 

Odyssey Coffee Shop. Ice coffee $4.25. . Blogfinger.net   6/15/19.

 

Love, Positano. Main Avenue OG. Paul Goldfinger ©. 6/15/19

 

Craft Show on the Pathway. 6/15/19 A fine kettle of fish. Blogfinger photo. ©  Not as crazy as the flea market.

 

Whereas the craft show was deja vu all over again, an interesting and varied crowd was enjoying the variety of treats on Main Avenue, especially on the south side.  The al fresco dining up and down the street added charm, and many young people were popping in and out of the shops, especially the Comfort Zone, artisan pizza shop, Positano boutique, and Odyssey coffee.  Music was softly playing.

The atmosphere was quite alive, and there was just enough congestion, but not too much.  This part of town needs to breathe.  Huge crowds don’t help, and you can see that on the Pathway where a different flavor was on display—-rocky road.

 

SAMMY DAVIS, JR.

 

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Blogfinger report March 24, 2019

Ladies  boutique to open. Just what we need, another tourist business. This store will be in the vacant pizza building, next to the former April Cornell shop. April and others were forced out by rents. Is this business going to pay more than April?  Is the landlord waiting for legal weed in NJ?  The vote is today in Trenton.    (note:  the vote was cancelled—not enough votes)

“The good life.?” What does the “good life” mean to the Chamber of Commercials? See Oceangrovenj.com. Their schedule does not include one of OG’s unique events designed for the residents: The Townwide Yard Sale on May 11, but they do include Cinco de Mayo.

 

Blah, Blah, Blah perform “Fifties”

 

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By Paul Goldfinger ©.  June  26, 2017.

Al fresco dining  in the Grove has taken on a new dimension as the ultra-short shorts are reappearing like Daylilies on the sunny side of the street. At SeaGrass they were serving lunch:  Greek salads, roast duck and lobster on brioches.

Amidst the clank of glasses and the chatter of ladies who lunch,  these two strolled by preferring to continue walking to the boardwalk instead of ordering a snack.

And who wears short shorts?  Well, it’s not the guys. This fashion is of scientific interest because the latest shorts seem to defy gravity, ascending beyond the usual pull of outer space. And don’t even think of putting anything in those pockets—not even lipstick; but who wears that any more?

THE CLEFTONES:

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Main Avenue, OG. 8 am, December, 2013. Paul Goldfinger ©

Main Avenue, OG. 8:30  am, December, 2013. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

JUSTIN HURWITZ     “City of Stars”  From the film La La Land  (with Emma Stone)

 

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Barbara and Michelle at Seasons General Store in OG. Barbara cracks herself up. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Barbara  (L) and Michelle at Seasons General Store in OG. Barbara cracks herself up. 2014. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

You've gotta have friends. Heidi (L) and Eileen on Main Avenue. Undated photo by Paul Goldfinger

You’ve gotta have friends. Grovers Heidi (L) and Eileen on Main Avenue. Undated photo by Paul Goldfinger

LOUIS PRIMA :

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Paul Goldfinger photo.   Painter Diane Hutchinson turned this image into a painting  (see link below)   ©

Paul Goldfinger photo. Painter Diane Hutchinson turned this image into a painting (see link below) ©

 

Diane Hutchinson painter

SHE AND HIM:

 

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