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Town Wide Yard Sale portrait. Mt. Hermon Way.  Ocean Grove.  c.2016. Paul Goldfinger .



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Come to the Town-Wide Sale and meet our hospitable Grovarian neighbors. Paul Goldfinger ©

OG Town-Wide Yard Sale. Blogfinger photograph.


Note:  The true number of sellers will be larger, because some will set up on our coat-tails without actually signing onto the list.  And some addresses contain more than one family.

Bring Mom to Ocean Grove for the sale.  She will love shopping and chatting with those friendly Grovers.

Items for sale will be added starting May 5.  Send us an email with your list, but PLEASE include your address and be concise.     Send to  Blogfinger@verizon.net

Visitors can access the list on their mobile devices by going to WWW.Blogfinger.net  and clicking on the yard sale tab at the top of the page.    Visit our sale sites on foot, by bike, or by automobile.  OG map is found by clicking on the yard sale tab above.   Any questions, call our Sale Manager Vincent Cannavo  732 735 0409.

Camp Meeting Association bathrooms will be open on May 12, across from the Great Auditorium.

SELLERS:    You can help us promote the event by picking up a flyer and tacking it somewhere  (for example under one of those pink ribbons.)  Flyers are available at Cheese on Main or at 113 Mt. Hermon Way (Blogfinger headquarters.)

YARD SALE MUSIC.    JOE BROWN hoping for nice weather:


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Two generations join the Town-Wide Yard Sale on Heck Avenue in Ocean Grove.  2016.    Paul Goldfinger photo ©

By Paul  @Blogfinger:

I had purchased a new Garmin GPS, so I placed my old one out on a table at our yard sale—- marked $10.00.  A man came by and spent about 15 minutes studying it carefully.

Man:  Does this GPS have night-time lighting and does it work?

Me: Yes

Man: How old is it?

Me: About 3 years.

Man:  It’s too much money.

Me: (feeling charitable:)   OK  $5.00

Man  (taking out his wallet and staring into it)  I don’t have $5.00

Me: You can have it for free.

Man:  No, I don’t want it. I want one with all the latest features.

Me:  Sorry, but you need a new one for that.

Man: Walks away.


KENNY VANCE from his new album.  Kenny—We miss you in Ocean Grove:  —–PG



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Action shot on Heck Avenue during the 2015 edition of the OG Town-wide Yard Sale. Blogfinger photo ©

Ocean Grove Town-Wide Yard Sale. Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net © 2014.

From Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net

We will be having the  7th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale on SAturday, May 12, 2018, from 9 am to 4 pm.  Blogfinger will be sponsoring the tradition.  .

Contact us: Blogfinger email       (Blogfinger@verizon.net)

We will need some more volunteers—-Grovers will be needed to monitor the sale on that Saturday by riding around town on bikes checking on the participants. Other tasks:  print fliers, hand out fliers, take photographs of sales that day, place some signs around town (entrances etc,) , and we are open to suggestions/ideas to promote the event.

Think about getting some fliers from us and placing them wherever–eg church, meeting halls, other towns nearby, on your home, etc.  Get the kids to set up lemonade stands.

Mark your calendars now and think about having a sale.  Notify us with your name, address, cross street, and email for now.  Items for sale can be added later.  Groupings of sales attract more shoppers.

Our Town-Wide Yard Sale attracts out-of-towners, but it is never a deluge.  Parking is not a problem on the Saturday  of the Mother’s Day weekend, and it is great fun to walk around with Mom.

It is people strolling strolling through our town visiting  our beautiful neighborhoods and chatting with the locals.  It is as much a social event as it is a sale and it is the sort of activity that promotes a sense of community, unlike the massive, grid-locking events that we are used to in OG.

As before, we will establish a page on Blogfinger to list all the sellers and, eventually, their list of items. We will provide links for visitors to  find on their cell phones that will offer maps of the Grove and the official sellers list.  We will advertise on BF, Coaster, APP, Camp Meeting* Booklet and electric sign,  word-of mouth  (tell your friends,) and any other way that you might suggest.

Don’t forget that you will need a Yard Sale permit.

More details will follow. We will schedule  a meeting at the Blogfinger headquarters in March to discuss details with volunteers.   Stay tuned.

So, be like the Quotations and use your imagination to make our event a success:

 * The CMA refused this request.

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TRAFFIC ISSUE:  Rt 33 in Neptune will be closed on May 20 in both directions from Neptune Boulevard to NJ Rt. 35.  There will be a detour.  If you can get to Asbury Park, just continue south on Main Street  (Rt 71) and turn left into Ocean Grove.  Anyone who is on Rt. 35 can turn east at Rt 33 and enter Ocean Grove that way.




Says Paul, “The sale is actually on Saturday, May 20 in Ocean Grove, and we have 49 sites all over town. The banner will be correct on Saturday ”  By Sue Gioulis cartoonist @ Blogfinger. ©


FRANKIE RANDALL:  “One Morning in May”:

FRENCHIE DAVIS  from “Ain’t Misbehavin”   30th Anniversary Cast Recording



TOTAL NUMBER SO FAR: 48  (others may join up to and including 5/19/17.  Contact Blogfinger@verizon.net)

98 Lake Avenue  (Kim)

73 Mt. Hermon Way  (near New York Ave.)  Household items, mirror, jewelry, lamp, TV stand and numerous other items.

84 Mt. Hermon Way:  Household items, collectibles, DVD’s, jewelry, lamps, garden trellises, women’s clothing (casual). Many unique items!

113 Mt. Hermon Way    Eileen and Paul:   linens, Bunn used coffee machine, books, DVD’s, CD’s, and vinyl.  Signed B&W photographs, OG color photos 8×10  ($5.00); clothing (XL mens and women’s M and L;)    misc. items for $1.00 and  $2.00.   Fire King dishes from the ‘50’s, (see Eileen),  jewelry, 2 upright vacuum cleaners, OG car magnets $5.00–see Paul; planters; beach chair with wheels; children’s folding chairs; boules from France; vintage English dinner ware—6 settings.  (Bring your own Englishman)

63 New Jersey Avenue:  Sun Retro bike (hardly used), GMC Denali bike (all aluminum;)  large computer desk; clothing; Dennis Basso coat; much more

10 Delaware: (At Asbury and Mt. Tabor Way)  Lorraine:   Men’s and women’s clothes, lace curtains and table clothes, lamps, small furniture, Christmas items, baby monitor (new,) books, DVD’s, CD’s, glassware, baskets and much more…

61 Delaware Ave.: Furniture, mirrors, home décor, kitchen items, artwork, jewelry, —downsizing and need to get rid of stuff.  Also Domain entertainment center; chinoiserie dresser, LaZ Body recliner, wall art, mirrors, kitchen items, wrought iron twin bed frame,this End Up twin bed frame; old full brass bed frame, bread maker, linens, lamps, crystal chandeliers rugs wicker chest, beanie babies, jewelry, punching bag, Disney VHS tapes, lacrosse gear, ceiling fan old ship’s chest, household items  and more;  AND. SAYS LUCY:  shoe rack, pedestal sink; electric heater; horsehair drum  (Lucy–is the horse for sale?) laptop, unique quilt and quilt hanger, pewter , Wedgewood bowl, brass fireplace items AND FREE ICED TEA.

LUCY:  You da man! You win a prize  (come see us at 113 Mt. Hermon for your prize–see Paul)

(Editor’s note: I’m exhausted typing this list–watch out for Lucy–she uses a punching bag and she has no place to sleep)

37 Ocean Pathway:  (at Central Ave)  Julie:   Coffee table; wetsuits, pictures, decorative surfboards; crystal scones, Dell computer; household goods.

68 Embury Ave.: Antique art work, books, collectibles, jewelry, vintage stuff.

75 Embury Ave. (off New York Ave.) : Wide selection of costume jewelry, tabletop and decorative accessories.

99 Embury Ave.  (at Pennsylvania): New Jersey books and other books, China, housewares, outdoor and indoor furniture, toys, baby items, sets of golf clubs, costume jewelry

115 Asbury Avenue (at Delaware)   Small furniture, vintage hand painted dresser, bag lots of costume jewelry, fabrics, trimmings, beads, baubles and bangles.  Vintage items and antiques.  Plus lots and lots more too !

112 Asbury Avenue:

101 Asbury Avenue: Bicycles, tools, household items & outdoor décor. Tons of stuff and something for everyone!

83 Asbury:  Vintage: new, borrowed, blue.  Something for everyone.

70 Mt. Tabor Way:  household items, books, china, Christmas, and children’s items.

94 Mt. Tabor Way:  Tina—-Glassware; china; floor lamps; table lamps; mirrors; blank CD’s; kitchen items and cookware; white plastic patio table with 6 chairs; motorcycle jackets and helmets; etc.

81 Mt. Carmel Way.: Large assortment of items : antiques, fine china and other collectibles.

89  Mt. Carmel Way.  (at Pennsylvania).  This is the Woman’s Club of Ocean Grove. Small furniture items, assorted housewares, a whole house fan, and a general array of stuff. (General Array fought with Custer at Little Big Horn)

134 Main  Ave.: Children’s rocking and folding chairs, HO trains, vintage toys, household items such as books, clothing and holiday decorations

140 Main Avenue:  (corner Benson)   Restored vintage furniture, antiques, household items, lamps, artwork, bikes, small and large air conditioners, and more…

23 Heck Avenue: Trek Beach Cruiser bike with basket used twice (purchased from Brielle Cyclery,) amazing supply of baking supplies for decorating cupcakes, cake pops, etc, almost new juicer, electric piano.

60 Heck Avenue: (corner Pilgrim Pathway)  Costume jewelry, beauty products, hand bags, sports teams sweatshirts, framed prints, household items, mirrors and much more.

89 Heck Avenue: furniture, pottery, glassware/china, baskets, antique typewriters, Victrola, records, books, golf clubs , large amount of Lenox items, and more.

94 1/2 Heck Avenue. Jean    Vintage toy rag doll collection, clothes (L), shelves, mirrors, vintage photos, vintage linens, vintage quilts  (collectibles,) various assorted and sundry knick -knacks doo dads that you can’t live without !!.  (Jean:  Who doo that doo dad that you do so well?)   Near New Jersey Ave

97 Heck  Avenue  Joy and Mike  (Near New Jersey Ave): mirrors, clothing, jewelry- shelves etc

9 Abbott Avenue: Bookcase 5 foot, 4 chairs harp back, 1926 bed, 3 speed turntable vintage with built in speakers-radio-cassette player,   upright vacuum, antique dishes, patio double glider, books, records, DVD’s, Simpson’s DVD,

148 Abbott Ave.  Household items, rocking chair, jewelry,  baby clothes, DVD’s, men and women’s clothing, shoes, puzzles, and children books. —much more.

15 Olin Street: (near Central)  Flat screen TV,beauty products, accessories, men’s’ women’s clothing, home goods, small furniture pieces, patio furniture pillows.

29 Olin Street (near Central)

67 Webb Ave. (at Pilgrim Pathway)  Vintage bowls, pottery, glasses, dishes, antique picture frames/paintings, quilts/ linens, books, Stickley chair, early chairs, antique console/side tables, rugs, Victorian chair, vintage child’s chairs,  books including   vintage watering cans, and planters , hats, clothing, old wagon, silver butter dish and more.

109 Webb Ave.  Mike:  Downsizing from larger h one; clothes, furniture, just about everything!!  30 years accumulation.

15 Surf Avenue    (at Beach Avenue)   Set of 4 Mid Century Thonet chairs, doll house, pair of West Elm light fixtures, Christmas stuff, snowman blow mold, pink flamingo, clothing, pair Italian carved chairs, turquoise Mid Century bullet planter, striped slipper chair, cd’s, doll highchair, humidor, chenille bed covers, and more.

31 Atlantic Ave.   Women’s clothing and accessories artwork, decorative, household. Indoors and out. Also on Friday May 12.

22 Pitman Avenue (at Beach) small furniture, household items, lamps, collectibles, antiques, kitchenware–dishes,  1950’s items, books, jewelry, and other items.

36 McClintock Ave  antique child’s school desk, sheet music cabinet, white shelves, china cabinet

80 Broadway  (NY Ave)

142 Broadway, 2W. Pictures, glassware, vintage inspired jewelry, small furniture items

144 Broadway: Antique canisters, china, books, housewares and more.

56 Franklin Ave.:  

77 Franklin Avenue: Housewares; bathroom fixtures, vanity cabinet and knobs, lighting, and grab bars;   vintage clothing, vintage grass hula skirt from Hawaii, DVD’s, vintage mirror, car carrier, typewriters, Beanie Babies collectable plush animals, vintage cameras, vintage white wood cottage chairs, brass hooks and hardware, large art cargo carrier (roof),

113 Pilgrim Pathway (at Franklin):Hundreds of vintage jewelry, vintage furs, clothes, American pottery, milk glass, lusterware, planters, Rosenthal china, and plenty more.

73 Clark Ave. (at Pilgrim Pathway): Dishes, home decor pieces, outdoor pillows, small accent and end tables, CD player with speakers, books, 2 small animal carriers, kitchen items, ice buckets, camera tripod, coolers, beach chairs, games, pictures, bath scale, travel bags, and more.

76 Clark Ave.  Kitchen/household items (decorative and functional) mirrors, lamps, chandeliers rug, women’s clothes, jewelry, accessories  (purses, scarves, coats etc.), CD’s and possibly some children’s stuff.

91 Clark Ave.

58 Cookman Ave.  Unit B.  (At Pilgrim Pathway)  General items.

76 Cookman Ave, Prosper:—-leather recliner, two wing chairs, stereo system, antique writing table, Rolling Stone Magazines-Issues from the Mid-1970’s. Life MagazinesRare Melody Maker 1981 with Bruce Springsteen Cover Story

113 Central Ave. (corner of Central and Franklin.)    Decorative pillows and holiday bed covering, cooking aprons, folding chair covers.  wind decanter and 6i glass set, glass food platters, candlestick holders and vases, ceramic soup tureen and deviled eg holder, bath towels, metal decorative door stops, tin children’s lunch boxes,  asst. household items

69 Stockton Ave. (between Pilgrim Pathway and New York Ave.)   Assorted household goods, small scatter rugs, 2 vintage bentwood chairs, 2 wicker chairs, vintage glassware, Polaroid Land camera–Rainbow model.

108 Stockton Ave.   A few antique/vintage items, child’s tricycle (Kettler,) misc. household stuff

OG 4th Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale © Blogfinger photo. Central and Heck.

SELLERS:  You may continue adding items for sale through  May 19. .  Email us at  Blogfinger@verizon.net

Yard sailors can sign up through  Friday May 19.  Please tell us your nearest cross street.

The sale is rain or shine, but the weatherman products a glorious day, and beautiful weather will help make this sale a success and lots of fun besides.  Bring a bicycle as the best way of riding all over town (3/4 square miles) too visit all 44 sales.

Sign up at Blogfinger@verizon.net.  If you want to remove your address from the list, please let us know.  For questions, email to blogfinger@verizon.net or you can call the Yard Sale Manager Vincent Cannavo  732 735 0409

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Everyone who walks by looks at that flier.  Blogfinger photo

Everyone who walks by looks at that flier. Blogfinger photo

This Blogfinger reader posted one of the Town Wide Yard Sale fliers on her porch under plastic.  You can help promote the event by doing the same.  Stop at 113 Mt. Hermon Way  (at Delaware) and pick up a flier.  For a town wide yard sale to gain a reputation in the area, you need a significant number of participants.  Last year we had 62.  This year, so far, it is 30.

Please consider participating, even if you only stay open for half the day—we can note exceptions on our list.  It’s a good way to combine spring cleaning with a chance to make a few bucks and have a few yucks.

To participate in this May 9 event, contact us by email Blogfinger@verizon.net   or drop a note in our mailbox 113 Mt. Hermon Way.

For those who are signed up, consider getting some balloons.  Also try to sell clothing.  Our neighbor sold out last year, but the prices have to be low.  Tell us your sizes. We won’t use your names. Ocean Grove used to be famous for finding antiques at its yard sales.  Consider selling some of yours.

—-Paul and Eileen

ANITA O’DAY  “Love for sale”  (You never know what you might find at a yard sale)

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2014  sale poster

2014 sale poster.  It will be updated for May 9, 2015

This year will be the 4th Annual Town-wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 9, which is the Mother’s Day weekend. Each year it has grown bigger and better. The 2014 version had about 90 participants, but ideally, an event like this would be really festive if many more people all over town participated. We hope that 2015 will bring more sellers which will, in turn, bring more visitors to town.

Blogfinger has been sponsoring the event without any significant help.  We tried some local organizations without success.

So, I think we need an official Town-wide Yard Sale committee to pursue this event with me.   I’m hoping for about 6 people who are interested in engaging in a public service activity. The committee would work with me in planning, advertising, distributing fliers, and observing the event all over town. It shouldn’t take a lot of time. We are interested in new ideas as part of the planning process. Meetings will be held in the Blogfinger compound.

If you are interested, please contact me at Blogfinger@verizon.net.


Thank you ladies and germs,


Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

BARRY WHITE   “You’re the first, the last, my everything”


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