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
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
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
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
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
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!”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Glacier in Juneau, Alaska for a trek in June.
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.
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.
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.
Fran and Art Madge
of Absecon spent their 50thwedding anniversary in
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Jo-Ann and Ernie
Weller of Galloway Township and Dottie and Jack Hanlon of EHT took The Current on an Alaskan cruise.
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,