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Caption:   Ocean Grove Town-Wide Yard Sale. 2019 Paul Goldfinger photo. Blogfinger.net  Click to enlarge.



Anyone can join the sale through May 14.  And if you decide at the last minute  (5/15) just call us at 732 539 3524 and ask for Eileen.

  Be sure to give us a cross street and a list of what you will sell.  You can get on our list of sites right up through May 14 and you can add to your for-sale items until May 14.

We will continue running this post on top of  Blogfinger.net all week through May 15  and publish the change in the media   (Coaster, NextDoor, Craig’s List Jersey Shore )


SELLERS:    Contact those who might be interested.  The weather should be fine, and it will be fun to explore the Grove. Tell those whom you contact to go to Blogfinger.net  (link below)   They will find themselves at the top of our home page where the list of sellers can be found along with their items for sale


sellers locations and list of items


CONTACT US BY EMAIL:     Eileen and Paul at  Blogfinger@verizon.net


*GARAGE SALE PERMITS*     FROM CODE ENFORCEMENT:   If you have one for May 8, you must get another for May 15.  I spoke to Heather Kepler at the Mother Ship. You can reach her at 732 988 5200  Ext 261 if you want to argue the point.

The permits are obtained on line at neptunetownship.org.    Go to Code Enforcement and then click on Garage Sale. Tell them you are with our group sale—discount price $5.00.


CURRENT LIST OF YARD SAILORS: FOR May 15:   28 sites  as of May 13


Fran and Bill Noll.  73 Mount Hermon Way:   Beach chairs, household items, hand painted mirror, sea shore theme mirror; wooden bench; kitchen items; scrapbook papers, jewelry; Ocean Grove throw; hand made cards; original water colors; scenes made out of sea glass from OG beaches.

 Gina Hertzig    94 Mt. Hermon Way:    odds and ends.
Paul and Eileen Goldfinger.  113 Mt. Hermon Way at Delaware.   New CD player; electric drill; air inflator; bistro chairs  (2); bistro table; Wm Sonoma fry pans  (broken in); stock pot 20 quart; childrens toys, items; cooler; electric can opener; vintage table clothes; BP machine; garden tools and pots; misc. tools; vintage watering cans; OG car magnets; signed photographs–black and white; small TV; women’s clothes   (L);  squirrel proof bird feeder; CD’s and DVD’s. Signed black and white photos by published artist .

Ray Flautt and Jane Smith:   126 Mount Tabor (corner of Whitefield and Mt. Tabor—North End):  Vintage art pottery; collectibles; LP’s and 45 records; CD’s; eight track tapes; working 8 track player; some Elvis, Beatles, Springsteen, other rock and roll memorabilia; acoustic guitar; cuff links; some furniture.

Ginger Monarch.   102 Mt. Carmel Way. at New Jersey;      9 am-3 pm     Books, 12 piece place setting of Black Knight dishes from Czech Slovakia; old books; toddler’s toys and books;  pet costumes; art, dehumidifier, speakers; breast pump; youth basketball net and backboard; microwave; tools; Adirondack chairs.

Barry and Kathy Glickman.  76 Heck Avenue    9 am to 2 pm    Wicker rocker; wicker chairs; plant stands; dishes; many household items; beautiful pictures; table linens; games; glasses; books and wreaths.

Jean  Bredin   94 1/2 Heck Avenue:  Brand new crock-pot in box, brand new deluxe Keurig  coffee maker unopened, clothes XL, shoes, pocketbooks, jewelry, set of vintage dishes, brand new patio umbrella, dark green; garden stuff, fabric, various assorted doodads and knickknacks.   (Editor:   What will Jack do without his doodads?)  And yes, Jean said, “It is fun.”

Joyce and Mike Adase:  97 Heck Avenue.  2 vintage sinks, old door, garden fencing, child’s wicker chair, dishes, glassware; some clothing including a couple gowns;  “We’re looking forward to it.”

Mick Kush at 128 Heck Avenue:  Household goods, pictures, baskets, old milk bottles, furniture, chairs., assorted lamps, kitchen stuff.


 Michele DeRose    21 Embury Avenue:  Household, kitchen items; linens; gray sofa; lots of artwork; lamp shades; curtains; wrought iron; outdoor furniture. 

JP Thompson   75 Embury Ave  (off of New York Ave.) Indoor/porch wicker; tables; folding tables; ottomans; chaise; designer candles; rustic shelves/cupboards/tables;  white iron daybed complete with bedding and Pottery Barn pillows; burnt bamboo type desk; decorative beachy tabletop items; French metal folding chairs;  paisley loveseat with reversible cushion; new exercise bike. And Tole chandelier, windowed folding screen, lanterns, Fiestaware, assorted dishware, storage  ottoman, Union Jack ottoman, vintage style  luggage.  And vintage framed photographs; amazing folding wicker tables; black and white toile linens and a huge Moroccan style lantern.

   Cassie Diehm and Zak Kapela:  73 Webb Avenue and New York Ave.   Maytag side-by-side washer (electric)  and dryer  (gas) 2 years old–perfect condition; porcelain pedestal sink; claw foot tub; bathroom fixtures; glass table tops (32 ” round and square;) wicker cabinets and furniture; Victorian lamps; Victorian angel ceiling lights and scones; wood/stained glass medicine cabinet; antique doorknobs; misc.dishes; books; toys; children’s games; leather coats woman’s size 10) and woman’s clothes.

Tina Pinelli.   43 Webb Ave     (at Central)   various household goods, musical instruments, electronics, military gear, handmade art, and other misc. items.

George and Deanna Griffin.   91 Webb Avenue at Pennsylvania.  Accent tables, decorative canes, antique street sign, perpetual calendar (wooden), and miscellaneous items.

 Amanda Arentsen       17 New York Avenue    Toys, games, housewares, clothes, furniture; decor; vintage collectibles; painting; sports gear; zodiac boat bottom, and more.

  Geanna and Erik Merola   75 Franklin Avenue.   Solid maple futon couch/bed (great condition); ceiling fan (white; great condition;) marble patio table (weathered but charming;)  electric guitar gig bag (excellent condition;) glass martini set (unused;) glass wear; antique Vulcan gas heater; old post cards; other misc items.

JOSIE.    63 Franklin Ave.  jewelry, vintage sewing baskets and pottery; and lots more

Sherry Gill and Tim  McDermott.  84 1/2  Franklin Ave.  Window air conditioners and misc. home items.

Nancy Naglin  77 Franklin Ave.  (corner of New York Ave.)  For Sale:  Thousands and thousands of recently released Blu-ray and DVD movies, all genres representing all decades—many previously hard-to-find—plus a top-knotch selection of in-demand genre films, some also new to home entertainment or recently re-issued.  Also, household items

MaryLou Shipman. 125 Franklin Avenue. (corner Franklin and Whitefield):  MaryLou, an OG artist, will be selling her hand-painted frames with her Ocean Grove illustrations.  She will have note cards and small prints of her OG cat and dog paintings.  And MaryLou will have some of her “trash to treasure” chalk-painted items and some other home decor pieces.

Ginny and Andrew McDermott  88 Franklin Avenue (between Pennsylvania and New York Aves.)   We are consolidating two homes into one, so there will be a wide range of items, including some furniture, patio table and chairs, floor lamps, a rug, housewares, kitchenware, a complete set of dishes (service for 12), DVD’s, decorative items, some art work, tablecloths and place mats.  Also baby items: Pack and Play, car seat, Baby Bjorn seat.

Stan Gerasimczyk  130 Cookman Ave.  Antiques, Disney collectibles, vinyl records, cassettes, housewares/decorative acc.

 Jennifer Wells  (Margaret Rudding’s daughter)  140 Clark Ave. (at Benson)  Household items; glasses; china; hanging pictures; wall sconces; gold mirror; knick knacks; wreaths; antique couch and carpet; stuffed toys; vintage sewing machines; pilates machine and misc.

Carol Cedrone   79 Inskip Ave  (cross street is New York Avenue, and sale will be in driveway on New York side.)  Items are a reseller’s dream:  Many new with tag clothing (predominantly Victoria’s Secret PINK AND PAIGE jeans,) Disney pins/watches, fashion jewelry, storage racks, some household items, Springsteen collectibles, make up, pet items and more.

 Marilyn and Harold Jacobs.  56 Broadway.  Artwork, home decor items, costume jewelry, shoes, clothing and more to be announced.’

Anita Meeks. 92 Broadway.  Garden and home decor; art; gnomes; beachy decor; lighthouses; playbills; books; vintage items; lamps; linens; and much more.

Joyce Kane   6 Seaview Avenue  (north end near Ocean)   I will be selling FUN beachy  housewares, art work, home décor,  collectables, small furniture and LOTS MORE!!!

Millie Stires   19 Surf Ave.   Many vintage items, antique dresser and assorted misc. decorative items.

Shirlee Faehner  30 Surf Ave.   Lots of clothes, household items and collectibles.


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Yard sale photos:   Click to enlarge.


Town-Wide Yard Sale. Paul Goldfinger photo. Click to enlarge photos.



Town-Wide sale 2019


She found a treasure. Blogfinger photo. 2019 Town-Wide.



Please practice distancing and masking among clumps of shoppers.

Help us advertise by word of mouth or signs or fliers on your lawn or home.

Pick up a color flier or more than one at 113 Mt. Hermon Way–at Delaware.  Suitable for framing in an OG house. Free while supplies last.  If you know of a merchant who will post, pick up a flier  (We already have Beekman lawyers, OG dentists, Green Realty, and Bank) And we have Next Door, Coaster, and Craig’s List,

If you want to share this news, contact the folks and suggest they go to Blogfinger.net. There they will find the list of sellers  –addresses and items to sell.

This post will remain on top until the sale is over.


Many thanks to Andrew Gioulis of KFR Communications. LLC   (kfrcom.com)


The Town-Wide Yard Sale is sponsored by



YARD SALE THEME SONGS. Don’t worry about items to sell because these days, anything goes:



And since most of our sellers are women, this is for them:



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Amanda Frances of Philadelphia found a treasure at the OG Town-Wide Yard Sale. 5/11/19.  Paul Goldfinger © “Mirror, mirror on the wall…who’s the fairest of them all?”

Wearing a fine yellow mini, “vintage model” Amanda Frances of Philadelphia enjoyed exploring the Grove with her mom.   They were staying at the Carriage House on Heck Avenue for a mother-daughter weekend which was to include our Town-Wide Yard Sale the Saturday on the Mother’s Day weekend.

Amanda said that they had a great time at our record breaking sale. For the first time in a few years, we had a sunny day.    The venues were scattered around town, with a wide variety of goods, and the organizers provided a list of addresses, items for sale, and maps to help the visitors.

We met many people from out of town who were thrilled to have so many sales to explore.  Quite a few were finding their way around using smart phones and the Blogfinger web site.

A sale on New Jersey Avenue was run by a group of kids, so they featured puzzles, games and other youth oriented goods.   Paul Goldfinger photo. 5/11/19

We were offering some photography related merchandise, so I got to talk to some visitors who were active photographers, including one man who owned a monochrome digital camera, ie one devoted solely to black and white images.

We met old friends and new ones, including some interesting folks who just moved to town and who were really pleased by the Sale. One told us that many visitors were enthused to come to the Grove for this event and that our Town-Wide Sale had become “an institution.”  Many Grovers thanked us for organizing the Sale.

The Sale was unique because it brought people together for a truly community event.  There was plenty  of parking and plenty of smiles.  There was no congestion, and the mood was that of a relaxed, down-home good time.

Contrast this to the mega-tourist events which will descend on the Grove very soon.

—–Paul Goldfinger,  Editor@ Blogfinger.net

PEGGY LEE:   From her Complete Recordings.


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2018 Ocean Grove Town-Wide Yard Sale. Paul Goldfinger photograph. ©  Poll from 2018.  Click on “view results.”



MICHEL GARRUTI :  Soundtrack from the movie Life is Beautiful. It won the Oscar for Best Music (1999)

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We just received our updated TWYS fliers, skillfully prepared by Andrew Gioulis of KFR Comunications.   Thank you Andrew.  These fliers would make a nice wall decoration for your OG house.  We’ll let you know when they are available.

Whether you are a participant or a shopper, please mark your calendars.

The more sellers and buyers= a more successful event.  We would like to break the shore record.

If you Google “Which Jersey Shore towns have the most successful town-wide yard sale,” Ocean Grove is listed #1.  In an APP article last year, OG ‘s TWYS was listed with Asbury Park’s, but we had more participants.

Other travel sites picked us up including Delaware On-Line, Event Crazy.com, NJ.com, and others, but unfortunately  the OGCMA refused outright  to help our citizens promote this event,  confirming the problem between the populace and the entrenched CMA.  And the Chamber of Commerce said that our town-wide sale would be bad for their businesses, so they wouldn’t help.

We advertise each year in the Coaster, Craig’s List, and the APP.  We welcome any volunteers who have ideas about marketing.  No one makes any money on this event except  the sellers.

If you think you’ve heard this song before, you are correct, but predictable repeats of traditions can be reassuring and beneficial.

HARRY JAMES with a message of this sort.   It’s from Woody’s great movie Hannah and her Sisters:

–Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.net  (Contact:   Blogfinger@verizon. net.)

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