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Boardwalk Casino, Asbury Park, as seen from the Ocean Grove side, c. 2011. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Boardwalk Casino, Asbury Park, as seen from the Ocean Grove side, c. 2011. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

The name Casino conjures up life in 1950’s Havana.  This song is from the Casino Life album featuring  Don Azplazo and the Havana Casino Orchestra with “Amor Sincero”  (true love)

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Ocean Grove boards on Oct. 1, 2017: bikes and dogs allowed whenever. Dogs can also go on the beach.   A woman with blue hair—am I blue?    Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click image to enlarge the picture.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor @Blogfinger

Notice the sign. In big letters it says WARNING!!!  NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.  Isn’t that enough warning for those who might consider swimming?  So why do we need 3 exclamation points?  We don’t need even one. There is a limit to how effective that sign will be.  Recently we heard from a surfer dude who wants red flags to be posted when the water is dangerous.   But maybe this sign is more than enough to try and discourage dopey daredevils.

And the sign says “No Diving!”  Is there any way  anyone could dive down at this beach.  I suppose someone might walk over to the pier and dive in, but if anyone is so inclined, the little message on the bottom of this sign is not likely to be influential. And besides, it’s all sand under there. Maybe the sign should also say, “Don’t stick your head in the sand!!!”

The lady with blue hair smiled at us as she went by, but she was moving fast, and we don’t know why she smiled or why she has blue hair in Ocean Grove.   This is a rare sighting here, but maybe she was going to Asbury to attend a meeting of the Blue Hair Society.

And the girl on the bike?  She was on the beach and came up to get her bike—seemingly caught between the seasons.

BARBARA ROSENE WITH VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS.  “Am I Blue?”

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Asbury Avenue.  Ocean Grove. September 23, 2017.    Paul Goldfinger© #1 in a series.  Click to enlarge.

STACEY KENT   from her album “The Boy Next Door.”

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Probably Seaside Heights   (? Pt. Pleasant.). The photo is undated. By Paul Goldfinger . Tri-X collection. Kodak negative; digital scan. ©

 

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

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The Monmouth County Historical Association presents a major exhibition to mark the 5th  anniversary of the Storm in 2017.  Those involved in the exhibit spent much of the year collecting photographs and artifacts and conducting oral history interviews in order to allow all interested parties from our average Monmouth county  citizen, to scientists, to the Country Freeholeders, to recall the storm in their own words.  The exhibit will run through 2018. 

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Six contributing photographers listed at the bottom of the announcement include Paul Goldfinger of Blogfinger.net

 

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Ocean Grove boardwalk.  November 7, noon. 2012.  Volunteers at work.

TOOTS THIELEMANS:  “Manha de Carnaval.”  (Theme from Black Orpheus)

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Paul Goldfinger ©  Oceanport, New Jersey.

 

THE HOT SARDINES   “Petite Fleur.”

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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Monmouth Park, Oceanport, NJ.   Undated.

ANITA O’DAY:

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Paul Goldfinger @ Undated. Blogfinger .net

 

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Tent Village, Ocean Grove. July 29,  2017. By Paul Goldfinger, Blogfinger.net ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

It must be great fun to be a kid living in a tent during an Ocean Grove summer.  Instead of bicycles to zoom around the sidewalks of the Village,  there are now skateboards and scooters.

I saw a teenager coasting down Mt. Hermon Way on a skateboard, in her gravity defying short shorts, maintaining her decorum all the while speaking on a cell phone.  It is certain—-someday she will have a tattoo, and her parents will approve.   This is the new look of femininity.

But the Village girl, on her scooter, shows no sign of becoming anything but a proper young lady.

JUDY GARLAND    from The Wizard of Oz.

“Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh, why can’t I?

“If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow.
Why, oh, why can’t I?”

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Toms River, New Jersey. October, 2005.   Paul Goldfinger.© Click to enlarge

NANCY LaMOTT

 

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