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Spring Lake boardwalk . Bob Bowné took a right turn and wound up in Spring Lake. Nov. 21, 2015.

By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor Blogfinger.net

Spring Lake is an exquisitely beautiful and classy town.  There is no comparison to be made with Ocean Grove, but we can perhaps profit from seeing why they are so highly regarded.

For one thing, their governance is all about the residents.  There is an active business district, but it is a residential community.  The stores attract some tourism, but very little.

The shops are great.  They even have April Cornell which was driven out of the Grove by a developer (Sackman) who had no interest in the nature of our town, and no one in the Grove fought for them.   Spring Lake eagerly offered that beautiful shop a home.

S.L. does not have a single mega-event to force its people indoors to hide.

Parking is not a problem—ever.   And they have found a simple measure to help their downtown:  see the sign below—no meters.



3rd Avenue, downtown Spring Lake. Blogfinger.net photo. Nov. 7, 2020. 3 hour parking and then move….


They don’t lock their parks in Spring Lake. It is a welcoming place.  In the center of downtown is a lovely park where kids, moms, dogs and others like to meet and greet.  Look Ma—-no locks!         Blogfinger.net photo 11/7/20.


This is OG’s Fireman’s Park. It is a disgusting disgrace! The barriers should be removed and the lock discarded. “Liberate Our Park!”    Blogfinger photo. 11/7/20.


In S.L they love to have art around town. It celebrates beauty and lifts one’s spirits. They have a juried art show every spring. In recent years S.L. has exhibited Seward Johnson’s life-like citizens down town.   Blogfinger.net. 11/7/20


Here’s a link to our coverage of the Seward Johnson exhibit there in 2016.

Seward Johnson in Spring Lake by BF


Here’s a song dedicated to those entrenched Grover big shots  and little shots who insist on locking Firemen’s Park:

“…..we talked about some old times
And we drank ourselves some beers
Still crazy after all these years
Still crazy after all these years.”


PAUL SIMON   “Still Crazy After All These Years.”


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