Wesley Lake Cleanup Oct. 19

A Wesley Lake Cleanup is scheduled for Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. Those participating are asked to meet at the footbridge across from the Asbury Festhalle and Biergarten on Lake Avenue, Asbury Park. The cleanup will focus on the city’s Cookman Avenue business district and raise awareness about discarded cigarette butts and the […]

Continue reading

Service Planned for Historian

A Service of the Celebration of Life for Wayne T. ‘Ted’ Bell Jr. of Ocean Grove will be held Sat., Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Ocean Grove, followed by coffee and light refreshments. In place of flowers, contributions can be made to one of the following: the Founders […]

Continue reading

Neptune OKs Agreement for North End

By DON STINE After being stalled for 11 years, redevelopment at the North End beachfront of Ocean Grove took a big step forward this week when the Neptune Township Committee executed an agreement to have the long-vacant site developed. “This is the first step in the process. It doesn’t end tonight; it begins tonight,” Township […]

Continue reading

Holiday Weekend a Winner

By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI The holiday weekend, started with sunshine and crowds but fizzled out by Monday, Labor Day as heavy rain hit the area. However, beach revenues in Asbury Park were still over $100,000 for the weekend, close to last year’s, $110,000. Beach Utilities Manager Gary Giberson said he is pleased with the overall […]

Continue reading

Ocean Grove at 150: When an aeroplane landed on Main Avenue

By Steven Froias Special to The Coaster Although its business district proper is small, Ocean Grove has been blessed by some beloved retail establishments throughout its 150 years.  Aside from its fabled hotels and guest houses, commercial enterprises of renown and special fondness helped create the emotional infrastructure of the Grove over time. Because the […]

Continue reading

OCEAN GROVE at 150 Part II: The Hotel That Fell Down

By Steven Froias Special to The Coaster Ocean Grove is rightfully celebrated for its quaint Victorian-era architecture. It’s stick-style cottages define the place – so much so that the Grove became a National Historic District in 1975. Another distinguishing feature of Ocean Grove architecture is its numerous hotels, Inns, guest houses and bed & breakfasts. […]

Continue reading