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Firemen’s Park in Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger image. ©


LEANN RIMES

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Monmouth County Historical Association presents their Sandy exhibit. A lifeguard stand sits outside. Eileen Goldfinger photo for Blogfinger. ©

 

Photo from the “Tracking Sandy: Monmouth County Remembers exhibit.”

The photograph above is the Driftwood Cabana Club in Sea Bright, by Mike McLaughlin. ©

The public is invited to view this Sandy exhibit at the Monmouth County Historical Association at 70 Court Street in Freehold, NJ.  They are open from Tuesday through Saturday 10-4 until October, 2018. Parking is easy.

The exhibit is impressive, with slide shows, videos, oral history recordings, scientific explanations, and special displays.  About 15 Blogfinger images  by Paul Goldfinger were chosen largely because of our work in Ocean Grove.  Most were seen in a slide show organized by towns. Another feature used 6 of our photos of volunteers at the OG beachfront. (see below)

One of our images was used large,  (see below) depicting a Neptune Comitteeman, Randy Bishop, comforting a resident of Shark River who had to put out most of her  first floor furniture and belongings to the curb. The residents were upset in large part because scavengers were showing up to take some of their curbside belongings. We will show some of our Shark River images from November 1, 2012.

 

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This Blogfinger photograph was from  the exhibit:   Shark River. Committeeman Randy Bishop comforts a victim of the flooding. By Paul Goldfinger © Nov. 1, 2012.

 

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Exhibit features 6 color photos of OG volunteers by Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

From the exhibit:  Volunteers came from near and far. Nov. 3, 2012. Ocean Grove. By Paul Goldfinger  Blogfinger.net©  Click to enlarge.

CHRIS MARTIN  (Coldplay)  live from the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief—“Us Against the World”

 

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Bob Bowné  October 31, 2012.  ©. Ocean front at Ocean Grove, New Jersey.  Special to Blogfinger.net

Ocean Grove  was hit hard during Sandy losing most of our boardwalk and fishing pier. Bob Bowné  photographed when Sandy carried away the Fishing Club and he took the most iconic image of that day. (link below)

These oceanfront Victorians took a beating but they survived as they probably did during many storms since the late 19th century. Ocean Grove was relatively lucky.  It would be two years before the Boardwalk was partially rebuilt, and it is still not done.  But you can’t hurry love:

PHIL COLLINS

Here’s a reminder from 2015 Blogfinger.

2015 Boardwalk post

And a link to Bob Bowné’s iconic photograph from the day Sandy hit:

Sandy iconic photo

 

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Sand blows onto the boardwalk, Photo by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. © January 23, 2016

Sand blows onto the boardwalk, All storm  photos by Jean Bredin, Blogfinger staff. © January 23, 2016.  Jean says, ” The sand in my face proves that this is not fake news.”

One brave guy at the end of the pier, with Jean Bredin right behind. © 1/23/17.

One brave guy at the end of the pier, with Jean Bredin right behind. © 1/23/17.

 

Says Jean around town:  “Today’s nor’ easter is pretty intense.    Walking on the Fishing Pier was challenging with gusts up to 60 mph. There was only one adventurous guy holding his own.
The phrase “Thar she blows” seemed to fit.
I was spitting out sand all the way home.”

KERMIT RUFFINS  and  his band of  N’orleans musicians sound like they’ve been on Bourbon Street too long. But they do know something about what to do during a storm: have another “hurricane”  and then pick up the tempo.

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Nov. 4 2012. Neighbors discuss the storm. Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

Nov. 4, 2012.  (6 days after Sandy)   Neighbors discuss the storm. Ocean Grove. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

 

TONY BENNETT AND K.D. LANG

 

 

 

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Ocean Grove. 9/4/16. 7:30 pm. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove. 9/4/16. 7:30 pm. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

The crime scene yellow tape was still stretched across every entrance to the beach, and all the lifeguards were gone.  There was no police presence. There was a lifeguard truck sitting near the temporary dunes designed to protect the boardwalk and Ocean Avenue.     Someone at the beach office told me that the tape was to serve as a deterrent, but no one would stop anybody who wanted to be on the beach.  There were some people who went under the tape and were enjoying a lovely evening.  The surf was still rough, but not enough to be terrifying unless you decided to jump in the water; but no one did.

The decision about Monday would be made that morning.

9/4/16 7:30 pm Paul Goldfinger photo ©

9/4/16 7:30 pm Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to enlarge.

 

OGF 9/4/16 7:15 pm. Blogfinger photo. ©

OGF 9/4/16 7:15 pm. Blogfinger photo. ©

 

This is probably more dangerous than the beach. OG. 8/4/16. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

This is probably more dangerous than the beach. OG. 8/4/16. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

Safe on the pier? Blogfinger photo 9/4/16 ©

Safe on the pier? Blogfinger photo 9/4/16 ©

 

AMY WINEHOUSE    (I’m a big fan.  I like this song—that’s why it’s here, but if you have delicate ears, skip it because it is R or X rated; Apple says it’s “explicit.”    But it’s too good to skip.)

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Surf fisherman shows up at the OG beach on Nov. 3, 2012.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Surf fisherman shows up at the OG beach on Nov. 3, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Ocean Grove portraits.

BLOSSOM DEARIE:

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Over the rainbow. Ocean Grove by Moe Demby. February 5, 2016. © Blogfinger staff.

Over the rainbow. Ocean Grove by Moe Demby.Blogfinger staff.  February 5, 2016. © Blogfinger staff.

KATE McGARRY

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Snow blower---so who's the blower--man or machine?  By Jean Bredin. Jan 24 2016

Snow blower—so who’s the blower–man or machine? By Jean Bredin. Blogfinger staff.  Jan 24, 2016

CYRILLE AIME´E

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Heading home. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©. Ocean Grove, NJ Jan. 23, 2016.

Heading home. By Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©. Ocean Grove, NJ.  Jan. 23, 2016.

 

Delaware Avenue. Twinkle twinkle blizzard. Ocean Grove. January 23, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Twinkle twinkle blizzard. Delaware Avenue, Ocean Grove. January 23, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

 

Firemen's Park. Ocean Grove. Jan 23, 2015 © Paul Goldfinger photo

Firemen’s Park. Ocean Grove. Jan 23, 2015 © Paul Goldfinger photo

 

Walking along our merry way. Ocean Grove. Jan 23, 2016. by Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©

Walking along our merry way. Ocean Grove. Jan 23, 2016. by Moe Demby, Blogfinger staff ©

 

Anne Murray:

 

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