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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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This sleek Deal home had minimal damage after Sandy. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

This sleek Deal home had minimal damage after Sandy. Paul Goldfinger photo ©. Click to enlarge.

JOHN DENVER:

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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 Great Auditorium.  Feb 4, 2016. By Jean Bredin ©

Ocean Grove Great Auditorium. Feb 4, 2016. By Jean Bredin ©

“..taking my walk around town was pretty quiet….I decided to walk past the Great Auditorium…John was working on removing debris from the section under the roof…I am happy he was wearing a safety cable!”      by Jean Bredin.

LAURA NYRO:

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Ocean Grove boardwalk. Oct. 30, 2012n8:00 am. Paul Goldfinger photo

Ocean Grove boardwalk. Oct. 30, 2012.  8:00 am. Paul Goldfinger photo  ©  Click to enlarge.


Great Auditorium roof was damaged, fore and aft. It still awaits a permanent fix. Oct. 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Great Auditorium roof was damaged, fore and aft. It still awaits a permanent fix. Oct. 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo ©


Sandy Ocean Grove. by Bob Bowné. October 30, 2012 ©

Sandy Ocean Grove. by Bob Bowné. October 30, 2012 ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor  @Blogfinger

What do you remember?  My  house shook, but had no significant  damage or flooding.  I recall the sights when we went down to the beachfront on the morning of October 30, 2012.  People hesitatingly came down to see.  We had seen the horrible images of places like Mantoloking on television, so we knew that we were lucky—lucky to not live on a barrier island.

Ocean Grove has some low areas, such as the southeast precinct  where flooding occured, but much of the rest of the town had enough elevation to avoid water damage.  A couple of days later a solitary surf fisherman came from out of town just to fish in Ocean Grove, a place that he loved.

Now, most of our boardwalk is complete except for the North End and the pier.  We are better prepared now with dunes and bulkheads.  The boardwalk was specially engineered to be extra strong.  Many homeless victims who needed a place to stay came to the Grove. Some of them remained for quite a while, and there are probably some who are still around town.  We cannot ever forget the volunteers who showed up, often with everything they needed including food  and they gave and they asked for nothing in return.

Link to Bob Bowne´s iconic photograph of Sandy:

Bowné link on Blogfinger

Loudon Wainwright III.   “Carrickfergus”.  From Boardwalk Empire.

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The next day. October 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

The next day. Ocean Grove.  October 30, 2012. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©  Click to enlarge.

CRAIG OGDEN  “Cavatina” from the film Deer Hunter.

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October 30, 2012. 8:00 am. The next day. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

October 30, 2012. 8:00 am. Ocean Grove.  The next day. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net Click to enlarge.

LUCIA MICARELLI  (violin)  “Oblivion.”    From her album  Music From a Farther Room.

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