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Harry and Dottie Wolverton of Smithville carried The Current with them on a land/sea Princess cruise to Alaska last summer. They’re pictured on July 10, 2008, dockside next to the Discovery III on the Chena River, Fairbanks.
 
Celebrating their 50th with the family Celebrating their 50th with the family
Bob and Judy Sames of Egg Harbor Township shared a cruise to Alaska with their family in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They and their daughter Trish and her husband Doug Ackerman of Colorado, daughter Jill and husband Steve Herbold of San Diego; son John and wife Kim Sames of Virginia and son Barry Sames of Philadelphia enjoyed kayaking, dog sledding, hiking and the wondrous scenery in Alaska. All nine of the Sames' grandchild and Judy's sister, Georgea Oshman of Linwood, also enjoyed the celebration.

 
Give ’em a home where the buffalo roam Give ’em a home where the buffalo roam
John and Janet Jensen of Galloway Township spent their 42nd wedding anniversary at Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in Wyoming. They enjoyed sightseeing in Jackson Hole at Jackson Lake Lodge, where the elk were too numerous to count – along with some moose and grizzly bears. They thrilled to a swift Snake River raft trip with the gorgeous snow-covered Tetons peering over them and stopped at the Old Faithful Inn, where the buffalo roam freely and the geyser Old Faithful blows every 90 minutes. Other picturesque viewpoints were at Lake Yellowstone Hotel, the Ucross Ranch, Crazy Horse Monument (a work in progress) and Mount Rushmore.

 
Road trip of a lifetime Road trip of a lifetime
Jim and Karel Olson of Estell Manor and Sandy and Don Dormanen, formerly of Estell Manor, traveled in their RVs via the Icefields Parkway in Canada and the full 1,422 miles of the Alaska Highway. They traveled a total miles of 12,000 miles, including 2,000 in Alaska, where they viewed everything from glaciers to grizzles. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.
 
Stop-off in British Columbia Stop-off in British Columbia
Stopping at Victoria, British Columbia, on the way home from a cruise to Alaska on board the Star Princess are neighbors Ruth Baker and Jackie Anderson of Absecon, who shared The Current with a visiting bobby from Scotland Yard, who graciously took their picture.
 
This photo was taken of Jack and Claire Lamb of Sea Isle City with the Gazette in front of the Mendenhall Glazier in Juneau, Alaska. Jack and Claire took a 14-day Princess cruise to Alaska, visiting eight different Alaskan ports as well as Victoria, British Columbia. This photo was taken of Jack and Claire Lamb of Sea Isle City with the Gazette in front of the Mendenhall Glazier in Juneau, Alaska. Jack and Claire took a 14-day Princess cruise to Alaska, visiting eight different Alaskan ports as well as Victoria, British Columbia.
 
The Jones family moved this summer from Seaville to Kodiak Island, Alaska. Pictured are Chrissy, Annie Mae, Sawyer and Calvin. They drove approximately 5,300 miles over 30 days to their final destination. Not in the picture are Karen (mom) and Daisy (dog).
“Both pictures are from our summer vacation to Vancouver and Alaska during August and September.  The first picture is of my husband, Ricky Herrera, and I (Christie Raniszewski HerreraI), as we approached Hubbard Glacier in Alaska.  The second picture was taken at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic countdown clock, which is located outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery. I was born and raised in Wildwood Crest, and my parents (formerly of the Crest, now in Marlton) are still active readers to/subscribers of The Wildwood Leader, and now that I know there’s an online edition, I’ll be keeping up with hometown news more often!” “Both pictures are from our summer vacation to Vancouver and Alaska during August and September. The first picture is of my husband, Ricky Herrera, and I (Christie Raniszewski HerreraI), as we approached Hubbard Glacier in Alaska. The second picture was taken at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic countdown clock, which is located outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery. I was born and raised in Wildwood Crest, and my parents (formerly of the Crest, now in Marlton) are still active readers to/subscribers of The Wildwood Leader, and now that I know there’s an online edition, I’ll be keeping up with hometown news more often!”
Patti Stewart of Absecon and Missy Moore of Galloway Township visited the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. An icy reception

Patti Stewart of Absecon and Missy Moore of Galloway Township visited the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska.
The Cummings family recently traveled to Alaska on the S.S. Volendam to celebrate the 30th wedding anniversary for Bill and Andrea. Pictured here at the Mendenhall Glacier are (top) Ryan, Bill, Lindsay and (bottom) Carolyn and Andrea. The Cummings family recently traveled to Alaska on the S.S. Volendam to celebrate the 30th wedding anniversary for Bill and Andrea. Pictured here at the Mendenhall Glacier are (top) Ryan, Bill, Lindsay and (bottom) Carolyn and Andrea.
Allen and Patty Carter, of Dennis Township, celebrated their 20th anniversary with an Alaskan cruise tour this past June. Here they are at Denali getting ready for their next adventure. The editor is going to let Allen get a pass on this one, because she loves her Tuckahoe firefighters, but hopes the next time Mr. Carter submits a Travels photo, he loves her enough to take the right paper. Congrats, Allen and Patty! Allen and Patty Carter, of Dennis Township, celebrated their 20th anniversary with an Alaskan cruise tour this past June. Here they are at Denali getting ready for their next adventure. The editor is going to let Allen get a pass on this one, because she loves her Tuckahoe firefighters, but hopes the next time Mr. Carter submits a Travels photo, he loves her enough to take the right paper. Congrats, Allen and Patty!
Al and RoseAnne Amato and Judy and Phil Fox, all from Pennlyn Place, Ocean City, are shown traveling with the Ocean City Gazette to the Arctic Circle, Alaska and on to the Arctic Ocean. Al and RoseAnne Amato and Judy and Phil Fox, all from Pennlyn Place, Ocean City, are shown traveling with the Ocean City Gazette to the Arctic Circle, Alaska and on to the Arctic Ocean.
Seen behind Palma Conover of Mays Landing is the Alaska Range in Denali National Park, during a June visit. Denali is home to Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet.Summertime, and the weather is freezing

Seen behind Palma Conover of Mays Landing is the Alaska Range in Denali National Park, during a June visit. Denali is home to Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet.

Richard and Marsha Sorokin of Margate spent June 9, 2008, their 51st wedding anniversary, at Glacier Bay, Alaska aboard the Sapphire Princess.  Must be the iceberg anniversary

Richard and Marsha Sorokin of Margate spent June 9, 2008, their 51st wedding anniversary, at Glacier Bay, Alaska aboard the Sapphire Princess. 

Vicky Dilks of Linwood and her daughter-in-law Betty Dilks of Northfield enjoyed a two-week vacation touring Alaska by land and by sea. They began their trip on land visiting Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward, where they departed on the Radiance of the Sea for a cruise to Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan. They flew home from Vancouver, British Columbia. Here, they stand with a local native outside the Icy Point Cannery, where they also went on a bear-watching tour. They also took the Bearing Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour.Vicky Dilks of Linwood and her daughter-in-law Betty Dilks of Northfield enjoyed a two-week vacation touring Alaska by land and by sea. They began their trip on land visiting Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward, where they departed on the Radiance of the Sea for a cruise to Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan. They flew home from Vancouver, British Columbia. Here, they stand with a local native outside the Icy Point Cannery, where they also went on a bear-watching tour. They also took the Bearing Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour.Warming up to the native Alaskans

Vicky Dilks of Linwood and her daughter-in-law Betty Dilks of Northfield enjoyed a two-week vacation touring Alaska by land and by sea. They began their trip on land visiting Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward, where they departed on the Radiance of the Sea for a cruise to Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan. They flew home from Vancouver, British Columbia. Here, they stand with a local native outside the Icy Point Cannery, where they also went on a bear-watching tour. They also took the Bearing Sea Crab Fishermen’s Tour.

Aidan, Parker and Thor Himley of Egg Harbor Township are pictured visiting Seward, Alaska, where their family had a great time camping, hiking, fishing and visiting with friends in July.Northern exposure
Aidan, Parker and Thor Himley of Egg Harbor Township are pictured visiting Seward, Alaska, where their family had a great time camping, hiking, fishing and visiting with friends in July.
In July and August, Mary Jane and Tom Hunter, right, of Absecon and Barbara and Rudy VanDongen of Florida, former residents of Pleasantville and Northfield, took a fabulous land and cruise ship tour of Alaska. They are shown here in Denali National Park.

Exploring ‘The Last Frontier’
In July and August, Mary Jane and Tom Hunter, right, of Absecon and Barbara and Rudy VanDongen of Florida, former residents of Pleasantville and Northfield, took a fabulous land and cruise ship tour of Alaska. They are shown here in Denali National Park.

Pictured from left are John and Debbie Klein of Galloway Township; Chris and Alrene Seher of Absecon; Matt and Tina and Lawler of Absecon; Rose and Jim Evans of Somers Point; Walt Young of Absecon; Jeff Hayden of Absecon; and Nancy Young, Joyce Hayden, Wednie and Ed Fitzgerald of Absecon enjoyed a two-week Alaskan land and cruise vacation. Also along on the trip but missing from the photo are Tom and Gerry Lochheads of Ocean City. All aboard for Alaska

Pictured from left are John and Debbie Klein of Galloway Township; Chris and Alrene Seher of Absecon; Matt and Tina and Lawler of Absecon; Rose and Jim Evans of Somers Point; Walt Young of Absecon; Jeff Hayden of Absecon; and Nancy Young, Joyce Hayden, Wednie and Ed Fitzgerald of Absecon enjoyed a two-week Alaskan land and cruise vacation. Also along on the trip but missing from the photo are Tom and Gerry Lochheads of Ocean City.

Mary Jane, Tony, Russ and Rita DiCello and Dan and Celeste Cianci of Margate are shown here on a trip to Juneau, Ala.

Checking out Alaska

Mary Jane, Tony, Russ and Rita DiCello and Dan and Celeste Cianci of Margate are shown here on a trip to Juneau, Ala.

Cruisin’ through retirement

Dwight and Nancy Neglia of Mays Landing took an Alaskan cruise and tour in May to celebrate retirement. They spending two nights in Fairbanks, two in Denali National Park, one in Anchorage and seven on the Volendam from Seward to Vancouver.
Here, they are pictured at Denali National Park with Mount McKinley in the background.
Sisters Carla Heist of Ocean City and Sheila Campbell of Alamo, Calif. take their annual trip this year to Alaska. Here they pose with the Gazette on the Coral Princess cruise line in Glacier Bay, Alaska.
Mary Yoa and Andrea Mastro of Ocean City took the Gazette to Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska for a trek in June.

Fair weather in Fairbanks
Ed and Joan Swirsky of Margate and their lifelong friends Sandra and Robert Monblati of Denver, Colo., are pictured under the Alaskan pipeline in Fairbanks, Alaska, during a two-week-long land and sea cruise from Fairbanks to Vancouver in September. They reported that during the site-filled trip they experienced an almost unheard of two perfect weeks of clear, rainless weather.

North to Alaska
Don and MaryLee Jensen of Galloway Township enjoyed a two-week vacation touring Alaska by land and by sea. Their trip began on land visiting Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Anchorage and Seward, where they departed for their cruise to Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point and Ketchikan and docked in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are pictured here on the White Pass Train in Skagway.

Alaskan honeymooners

Neil and Renee Wiessler of Margate flew to Fairbanks, Alaska, the day after their Aug. 12 wedding for a 14-day land and sea cruise with Celebrity Cruise Lines. Behind them is a section of the Alaskan Pipeline where they stopped while traveling from Fairbanks to the coastal port of Seward to join their ship.

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Adventures in Alaska

Aaron, Colleen and Haley Johnson of Egg Harbor Township display The Current while soaking up the spring-like weather in Alaska in August. Among the many activities and first-time escapades they enjoyed were eating halibut tacos, fishing for king salmon, piloting a small aircraft, Segway riding, seeing native animals, glacier cruising, quad riding, pipeline exploring, and, of course, shopping with the locals.

Christine Katsiff, of Ocean Pharmacy, along with her daughter, Meghan, took a break on top of a glacier to catch up on the local news in the Gazette. They were taking a helicopter tour of the glacier area near Anchorage. They were in Alaska visiting Christine’s son, Billy, who is stationed there with the U.S. Army.

Anniversary in Alaska
Fran and Art Madge of Absecon spent their 50th wedding anniversary in Ketchikan, Alaska.

The 49th State
Michael, Liz, Emilee and Michael Dalessio of Linwood recently traveled to Alaska to help celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Dave and Eileen Bailey, Liz’s parents. This photo was taken in Skagway, Alaska.

Icy Alaska

Sally Fedkenheuer of Smithville, Pat Johnson of Ventnor and Sue Festa of Smithville took The Current on an Alaskan cruise on the Carnival Spirit, which left from Anchorage. They are shown here in front of the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. They also docked in Sitka, Skagway, and Ketchikan, Alaska.

An Arctic Adventure
After a lengthy jaunt, Debbie Cotter of Somers Point, Laurie de Lumeau of Anchor Point, Alaska and Alison "Sunny" Leonard of Somers Point are pictured here holding a copy of the Current on a July visit to Homer, Alaska, Halibut Fishing Capital of the World. The three friends spent a week checking out the magnificent scenery, the abundant wildlife, sampling local wines, mead and cuisine, and shopping in local villages.
Whales, bears and eagles send their regards
Carl and Loretta Heiden of Margate took The Current to Alaska in May on a cruise aboard the Norwegian Star. The ports included Seattle, Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, Canada. The whales, bears and bald eagles all send their regards to friends in Margate.
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Sue Stuart, of Wildwood Crest, recently visited Anchorage, Alaska. She was there for the birth of her granddaughter, Rainey, and to see a moose up close and personal

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They’ve been to all 50 states

Mike and Barb Cipriano of Linwood have reached their goal of traveling to all 50 states in the country. A cruise to Alaska completed their journey. Here they are with The Current in Juneau, Alaska’s Glacier Gardens Rainforest at Thunder Mountain.

Alaska welcomes two from Jersey

Dotty Souder of Egg Harbor Township and Russ Turnure of Mullica Township went on a month-long vacation in July. They drove almost 12,000 miles and stopped at Wisconsin, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Canada on their way to Alaska. Souder is holding The Current in front of a sign welcoming them to Alaska.

Waiting for Santa

Jeanne Harden of Galloway Township enjoys her issue of The Current at Santa Land in North Pole, Alaska, where she and her husband, David, stopped during an Alaskan cruise in July.

34 in July? It must be Barrow
Daria and Don Guenther, center and right, went to Alaska to visit their son, James, left, who is stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage. Once there they traveled to the Arctic Ocean and the city of Barrow, which is the northernmost point of the United States. The picture was taken on July 2 when the temperature was 34 degrees with a wind chill of 27. There they were able to dip their fingers in the frozen Arctic Ocean and learn about the lives and customs of the Inupiat. The "Welcome to Barrow, The Top of the World" sign is written in Inupiat, the Native American language. A whale jawbone is to the left.
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How many miles to Margate?

 Jim and Jo Caulfield of Margate stand under the Trans Alaska Pipeline near Tok, Alaska, one of their many stops on a recent trip.

Sunny, sunny night

Marian Polizzi & Dante Brando of Smithville pause for a picture at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Denali National Park, Alaska. Staying at the lodge was part of a two-week cruise and land tour of Alaska with family from Florida, Brooklyn, & Bergen County. The most amazing part of the whole cruise was having 21 hours of daylight.

Greetings from two gals at the glacier

Suzanne Quick of Galloway Township, left, and Helen Macready of Brigantine took a Norwegian Cruise Lines Alaskan cruise on the Norwegian Sun July 8-15. One of their ports of call was Juneau, where they visited Mendenhall Glacier. They also stopped in Ketchikan, Skagway and Prince Rupert, Canada, where they took in some scenery and had a spectacularly good time.

 

Alaskan cruise

Jo-Ann and Ernie Weller of Galloway Township and Dottie and Jack Hanlon of EHT took The Current on an Alaskan cruise.

Temple cruise to Alaska
A group from Temple Emeth Shalom in Margate took The Current along on a cruise to Alaska during the week of June 10.  Included in the picture are Roger and Loretta Colao of Galloway Township, Richard and Linda Goukler of Margate, Anne Formica of Margate, Fran Baronowtiz of Ventnor and Pete Glaser from Dallas, Texas.