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A group of family and friends vacationed in Cancun, and broke the record for “Longest Happy Hour” ever recorded. From left are Helen Pisarek, Cindy Kasprazk, Joyce Tarity, Rae Huebner, Ed Pisarek, Steve Pisarek, Pat Pisarek, Paul Worrell, Ruth Musial, Barbara Walters, Marylin Hallett, George Hallett, Tony Gianni, Kelly Ralston, Miriam Worrell, Al Walters, Moose Musial, Nancy Riley, Mike Walters and Debbie Walters. A group of family and friends vacationed in Cancun, and broke the record for “Longest Happy Hour” ever recorded. From left are Helen Pisarek, Cindy Kasprazk, Joyce Tarity, Rae Huebner, Ed Pisarek, Steve Pisarek, Pat Pisarek, Paul Worrell, Ruth Musial, Barbara Walters, Marylin Hallett, George Hallett, Tony Gianni, Kelly Ralston, Miriam Worrell, Al Walters, Moose Musial, Nancy Riley, Mike Walters and Debbie Walters.
 
Mike and Kathy Boyle of Mays Landing and their son, Jason Bartz, of Laureldale went sailfishing in Cancun with their hometown paper, The Current. They went out on a charter March 7 and caught five sailfish, all of them 75 to 100 pounds.
All in a day’s catch
Mike and Kathy Boyle of Mays Landing and their son, Jason Bartz, of Laureldale went sailfishing in Cancun with their hometown paper, The Current. They went out on a charter March 7 and caught five sailfish, all of them 75 to 100 pounds.

 
Katie & Sam Keppel, of Cape May Court House, recently traveled to Cancun for Spring Break. Katie & Sam Keppel, of Cape May Court House, recently traveled to Cancun for Spring Break.
 
They swam with the dolphins

They swam with the dolphins

Kelly, Allen, Alexis, Olivia and Riley Lewkowitz of Egg Harbor Township went on a Disney Caribbean cruise to take a break from the cold. Here, they had just finished swimming with the dolphins in Cozumel, Mexico, one of the island stops on their seven-day cruise.

 

Sun and fun in Puerto Vallarta
The Current traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with friends and family from Ventnor and Margate. Enjoying the sun and palm trees are Cheryl Wrigley, Carole Berg, Ken and Sandi Mackler, and Michael and Rina Mackler along with their three daughters, Hannah, Josephine and Ella Mackler.
 
Ruins their day Ruins their day
Posing with The Current at the ruins at Chichen Itza, Mexico, are Bob, Wendy, Bryan and Patrick Cocola and Wolf, Debra and Christopher Flores, all from Egg Harbor Township. They spent spring break in Cancun, Mexico, visiting the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza. The trip included a week on the beach swimming, sun bathing, scuba diving, parasailing and snorkeling.

 
On a ‘girlfriends getaway’ On a ‘girlfriends getaway’
This group traveled with The Current to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico for a "girlfriends getaway." They enjoyed an all-inclusive vacation at the Riu Vallarta Vacation Resort. From left are Dawn Wright McLeod of Lawnside, Stephanie Petway of Bowie, Md., Genee Bogans of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kim Spencer-Hudgins of Egg Harbor Township, and
Debra Segers-Jackson of Egg Harbor Township.

 
Playa del Carmen excursion Playa del Carmen excursion
The Hogan family of Egg Harbor Township traveled to Cancun, Mexico during the teachers’ convention in November. They took a taxi ride to go shopping in Playa del Carmen where Tim; Ben, 12; Sue, and Erin, 9, met up with some locals in native garb.
Nothing fine-a than the Riviera Maya Nothing fine-a than the Riviera Maya
From left: Woody and Viviana Faunce of Egg Harbor Township and Debbie and Thomas Lenszch of Somers Point had the time of their lives during a March, 2008 vacation to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
 
The Yunghans family traveled with the Gazette to the Mayan ruins of Tulum at Riviera Maya, Mexico. Pictured are Janet, Karl, Kasey and Konnor. The Yunghans family traveled with the Gazette to the Mayan ruins of Tulum at Riviera Maya, Mexico. Pictured are Janet, Karl, Kasey and Konnor.
mexico Fans of the cliff divers
Amy Maclean of Egg Harbor Township and Caroline Jacobs of Somers Point traveled on an eight-day Mexican Riviera cruise to Acapulco, Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Here in Acapulco, they watched the famous cliff divers. Their other activities included swimming with sea lions, horseback riding, snorkeling and whale watching.
 
Bernadette and Chuck Smutko, of Haddon Township and North Wildwood, remembered to check out the latest news in The Wildwood Leader while vacationing at the Marriott in Cancun, Mexico, the first two weeks in November. Bernadette and Chuck Smutko, of Haddon Township and North Wildwood, remembered to check out the latest news in The Wildwood Leader while vacationing at the Marriott in Cancun, Mexico, the first two weeks in November.
 
Reilly and Josh Brown and Jack and Maggie Halbruner are shown with the Gazette. The Brown and Halbruner families traveled to Cancun Mexico during a teacher convention/break from school.  They stayed at the beautiful Moon Place Resort. Reilly and Josh Brown and Jack and Maggie Halbruner are shown with the Gazette. The Brown and Halbruner families traveled to Cancun Mexico during a teacher convention/break from school. They stayed at the beautiful Moon Place Resort.
Looking younger every day

Looking younger every day

Marie and Mike DiGuglielmo and Sandy and Bill Riveron of Mays Landing took a cruise to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to celebrate Bill's 60th birthday.

 
Wildwood natives Jamie James, Chris Colson, Mike Tomlinson and Joe Vallese in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with The Leader and a striped marlin, which was subsequently released successfully. Wildwood natives Jamie James, Chris Colson, Mike Tomlinson and Joe Vallese in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with The Leader and a striped marlin, which was subsequently released successfully.
 
George and Peggy Tereschuk took The Wildwood Leader with them on vacation to Moon Palace in Cancun in December.
 
Jerry and friends cruise to Mexico Jerry and friends cruise to Mexico
Jerry, Stephanie and Lexie Falivene of Absecon, along with John, Donna and Dominique Smoyer, Tricia D'Errico and Erica Kohler of Smithville took The Current to Cozumel, Mexico on the Liberty of the Seas. Even on vacation Jerry had full support of his family and friends.
 
The Gazette and its sister publication in Atlantic County, the Current, traveled to Mexico for one last party before school started. Pictured in front of Senor Frog’s are Greg and Kim Goodwin of Egg Harbor Township, Karen Bruno of Somers Point, Jill and Chris Clark of Marmora and Andrew and Ria Miles of Palermo. Not picture is the infamous photographer, John “J.B.” Bruno. All four couples enjoyed five days of sun, beach, snorkeling and relaxing. The Gazette and its sister publication in Atlantic County, the Current, traveled to Mexico for one last party before school started. Pictured in front of Senor Frog’s are Greg and Kim Goodwin of Egg Harbor Township, Karen Bruno of Somers Point, Jill and Chris Clark of Marmora and Andrew and Ria Miles of Palermo. Not picture is the infamous photographer, John “J.B.” Bruno. All four couples enjoyed five days of sun, beach, snorkeling and relaxing.
 
Shown with the Gazette in front of the wave pool at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya Resort, Riveria Maya, Mexico are Luke Moncman of Petersburg and Jared and Jason Schiavone of Seaville. The Moncman, Schiavone and Mauger families also visited Chichenitza, Tulum and Xel-ha during their stay in Mexico.

Shown with the Gazette in front of the wave pool at the Iberostar Paraiso Maya Resort, Riveria Maya, Mexico are Luke Moncman of Petersburg and Jared and Jason Schiavone of Seaville. The Moncman, Schiavone and Mauger families also visited Chichenitza, Tulum and Xel-ha during their stay in Mexico.

Howard and Louise Neill, of North Wildwood, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25, 2008. To celebrate, they enjoyed a cruise aboard the Navigator of the Seas, Royal Caribbean with their family: Ina and husband Connor Sharkey, Linda Neill, John Neill and all five of their grandchildren. Along with their copy of The Wildwood Leader, they sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to sunny Cozumel, Mexico.

Howard and Louise Neill, of North Wildwood, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 25, 2008. To celebrate, they enjoyed a cruise aboard the Navigator of the Seas, Royal Caribbean with their family: Ina and husband Connor Sharkey, Linda Neill, John Neill and all five of their grandchildren. Along with their copy of The Wildwood Leader, they sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to sunny Cozumel, Mexico.

 Nicholas and Jen Dagrosa, of Seaville, enjoyed sharing their Gazette with some feathered friends in Cozumel during their celebration cruise.

 Nicholas and Jen Dagrosa, of Seaville, enjoyed sharing their Gazette with some feathered friends in Cozumel during their celebration cruise.

In June, 10 friends, all currently teaching or retired from Haddon Township High School, enjoyed their vacation at Iberostar Lindo Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico on the third annual “hen trip.” Pictured front from left are Linda Ridinger, North Wildwood, Diane Young, Stone Harbor, Jane Claypool, Ocean City, Mary Jane DiBenedictis, Love Ladies, Helena Volansky, Westmont. In back from left are Joan Frankenfield, Cape May Court House, Nina Scully, Blenheim, Pat McNamee, Cape May Beach, Ann Baldyga, Ocean City, and Lois Allen, Cherry Hill. The ladies have been teaching a combined 296 years.

In June, 10 friends, all currently teaching or retired from Haddon Township High School, enjoyed their vacation at Iberostar Lindo Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico on the third annual “hen trip.” Pictured front from left are Linda Ridinger, North Wildwood, Diane Young, Stone Harbor, Jane Claypool, Ocean City, Mary Jane DiBenedictis, Love Ladies, Helena Volansky, Westmont. In back from left are Joan Frankenfield, Cape May Court House, Nina Scully, Blenheim, Pat McNamee, Cape May Beach, Ann Baldyga, Ocean City, and Lois Allen, Cherry Hill. The ladies have been teaching a combined 296 years.

 The Pfanders of Ocean City along with "Tia Bonita," Maribeth Neall, enjoyed the Gazette in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, starting summer vacation with a vacation.

 The Pfanders of Ocean City along with "Tia Bonita," Maribeth Neall, enjoyed the Gazette in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico, starting summer vacation with a vacation.

Who turned 50?

Who turned 50?
Family and friends traveled together to the Riviera Maya in Mexico to celebrate someone's 50th birthday. Can you guess who? The possible subjects are
Marlene and Rob Reid of Absecon, Linda and Ron Krause of Galloway Township, Denise and Leo Onofrio of Galloway, Kitty and John LaTorre of Galloway, Patty and Steve Hagmaier of Atlantic City, Linda and Scott Porter of Galloway, and Lisa and Don Benninger of Linwood.

Eileen Ruth of the Smithville section of Galloway Township toured the Copper Canyon in Mexico in February.

Getting an eyeful of the canyon

Eileen Ruth of the Smithville section of Galloway Township toured the Copper Canyon in Mexico in February.

Over the moon about CancunOver the moon about Cancun

Dr. Richard and Wendy Ruden of Margate traveled with their son, Jacob, to Cancun, Mexico, Dec. 23-30. Here, they enjoy the Moon Palace resort. Their activities included snorkeling, swimming and horseback riding on the beach.
 
Anna and Louis Niedelman of Margate send holiday greetings to their friends at home from the Malecon, a waterfront boulevard in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Happy in Puerto Vallarta

Anna and Louis Niedelman of Margate send holiday greetings to their friends at home from the Malecon, a waterfront boulevard in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
 

Kristi Maund and Chelsea Fossett, of Dennis Township, took the Gazette along with them to Cancun, Mexico. They were kind enough to bring Keith and Allison Maund with them to take the picture. Kristi Maund and Chelsea Fossett, of Dennis Township, took the Gazette along with them to Cancun, Mexico. They were kind enough to bring Keith and Allison Maund with them to take the picture.
 
There are three Gazettes in this picture. They are in the front left, center and right hand side of the group. Members, family and friends of the Commodore Club in Sea Isle City traveled aboard the Norwegian Spirit On Feb. 24 through March 2. The trip started with a few days in New Orleans and then they sailed to ports of call that included Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Cozumel.There are three Gazettes in this picture. They are in the front left, center and right hand side of the group. Members, family and friends of the Commodore Club in Sea Isle City traveled aboard the Norwegian Spirit On Feb. 24 through March 2. The trip started with a few days in New Orleans and then they sailed to ports of call that included Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Cozumel. While on the annual Commodore Club Cruise to Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Cozumel, the Gazette partied at Carlos-n-Charlie's in Cozumel, Mexico with John and Tricia Milburn from Sea Isle City; Tony and Stephanie Garreffi from Petersburg; Kirk and Antoinette Rohrer from Seaville; Jimmy Fusco from Palermo; George and Nancy Gillespie and Audrey Kramer from Sea Isle City.While on the annual Commodore Club Cruise to Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Cozumel, the Gazette partied at Carlos-n-Charlie's in Cozumel, Mexico with John and Tricia Milburn from Sea Isle City; Tony and Stephanie Garreffi from Petersburg; Kirk and Antoinette Rohrer from Seaville; Jimmy Fusco from Palermo; George and Nancy Gillespie and Audrey Kramer from Sea Isle City.
 

Mimi Stach, Joe Franco {of Wildwood Crest} and Mike and Laura Sidebotham {formerly of North Wildwood} and The Wildwood Leader enjoy a cruise to Mexico for the Easter holiday.


The photo was taken in Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico. The group is made up of friends of "Nichole's Travels" and the trip was sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Wildwood Crest. Pictured are Nichole DiLossi, Paul and Bea Loefflad, Marion Ingram, Barbara MacGregor, MaryLou Baker, Marge MacVeigh, Charles and Jean Vaccaro, and Bill and Peggy Hamilton.The photo was taken in Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico. The group is made up of friends of "Nichole's Travels" and the trip was sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Wildwood Crest. Pictured are Nichole DiLossi, Paul and Bea Loefflad, Marion Ingram, Barbara MacGregor, MaryLou Baker, Marge MacVeigh, Charles and Jean Vaccaro, and Bill and Peggy Hamilton.
 
Romeo and Josie DiFilippo enjoyed a winter vacation with their children, Mary Angela and husband Denis, son Michael and daughter Donna in Ixtapa, Mexico.Romeo and Josie DiFilippo enjoyed a winter vacation with their children, Mary Angela and husband Denis, son Michael and daughter Donna in Ixtapa, Mexico. From left are Trudi Cramer, Belle Oleferuk, Kay Michael and Pam Eaves with The Wildwood Leader. They enjoyed a trip to the Mexican Riviera onboard the “Dawn Princess” ship. The photo was taken in Cabo San Lucas in Puerta Vallarta Mazatlan.From left are Trudi Cramer, Belle Oleferuk, Kay Michael and Pam Eaves with The Wildwood Leader. They enjoyed a trip to the Mexican Riviera onboard the “Dawn Princess” ship. The photo was taken in Cabo San Lucas in Puerta Vallarta Mazatlan.
The Gazette is shown in front of the Hyatt Regency in Cancun, Mexico (Punta Cancun) with Jessica Michinok, Justin Michinok, mother Tracy Michinok and Julia Michinok. They were there for five days in January with another family. Tracy’s husband, Jeff Michinok took the picture. The family is from Ocean City and Dowington.

The Gazette is shown in front of the Hyatt Regency in Cancun, Mexico (Punta Cancun) with Jessica Michinok, Justin Michinok, mother Tracy Michinok and Julia Michinok. They were there for five days in January with another family. Tracy’s husband, Jeff Michinok took the picture. The family is from Ocean City and Dowington.
 

Paul DiFilippo and Diane Buscham with friends Craig and Ande Bauzenberger (right to left) on a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Paul DiFilippo and Diane Buscham with friends Craig and Ande Bauzenberger (right to left) on a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
 
Reader Margaret Schickling writes: Here is a picture of my two daughters, Courtney & Lauren McDade. They took The Leader with them to Dreams Resort in Cancun last week. We live in Douglassville, Pa. but our summer home is in Wildwood, along with a rental in North Wildwood.

Reader Margaret Schickling writes: Here is a picture of my two daughters, Courtney & Lauren McDade. They took The Leader with them to Dreams Resort in Cancun last week. We live in Douglassville, Pa. but our summer home is in Wildwood, along with a rental in North Wildwood.
 

Reader John Quinn writes: Our picture was taken in the Mexican jungle while on an excursion. We stayed at the Grand Palladium in Riviera Maya, and went horseback riding through the jungle and swimming in an underground cenote. From left are Joan Chappette, Maurice Chappette, Hank Moller and Joe Crouthamel.

Reader John Quinn writes: Our picture was taken in the Mexican jungle while on an excursion. We stayed at the Grand Palladium in Riviera Maya, and went horseback riding through the jungle and swimming in an underground cenote. From left are Joan Chappette, Maurice Chappette, Hank Moller and Joe Crouthamel.
 

 The Neill family took the Ocean City Gazette to Punta Cana to celebrate New Year's. Pictured here in front of the Riu Palace are George Robinson, Dan Neill and Liz Foglio (both sporting banana-boat injuries), Albert Neill, Grant, Greg, George and Beryl Robinson, Sunny Neill (eight-and-a-half months pregnant), Keith and Al Neill. The Neill family took the Ocean City Gazette to Punta Cana to celebrate New Year's. Pictured here in front of the Riu Palace are George Robinson, Dan Neill and Liz Foglio (both sporting banana-boat injuries), Albert Neill, Grant, Greg, George and Beryl Robinson, Sunny Neill (eight-and-a-half months pregnant), Keith and Al Neill.
  

Newlyweds Rich and Kristin Zappala of Northfield took their favorite hometown newspaper (The Current was the very first thing they packed) on a trip to the tropical Riviera Maya in Mexico. Here, they stand in front of a stone carving depicting ancient Mayan figures.Ancient surroundings, modern travelers

Newlyweds Rich and Kristin Zappala of Northfield took their favorite hometown newspaper (The Current was the very first thing they packed) on a trip to the tropical Riviera Maya in Mexico. Here, they stand in front of a stone carving depicting ancient Mayan figures.

Cancun
Mainland entourage takes on Cancun

Over Easter break in April, a group of about 30 people from Northfield and Linwood traveled to Cancun, Mexico. Mainland Regional High School seniors who have been friends since childhood and their family members and friends traveled together to celebrate many years of close friendship and say farewell as they venture off to begin their college years.

First photo, front row from left: Dana Grossman, John Dickerson, Marty Walley, Ron Leopardi, Bernie McCabe, Chris Marciano, Mike Wannop and Brian Buckberg; and back row, from left, Dillon Marciano, Chelsea Linblad, Russell Popa, Earl White and Ron Leopardi.
Cancun
Second photo: family and friends, front row from left: Stephanie and Marty Walley, Dana Dickerson, Cindy Dickerson, Alyssa Elwell, Terry McCabe, Patsy Wannop and Joanne Marciano; and, back row, from left:
Harold Buckberg, Werner Klein, Sean Sutley, Jerry Dickerson, Buddy McCabe, Sean Flynn, Bill Wannop and Randy White. Not pictured are MaryFran Buckberg, Rosaria White, Jodi White and Mary Kate McCabe.
Derek and Sandra Jensen, of Cape May Court House, celebrate Derek’s 50th birthday in Acapulco, Mexico, Sept. 7 through 16 with the Gazette. The weather was beautiful every day. No rain or hurricanes. Derek and Sandra Jensen, of Cape May Court House, celebrate Derek’s 50th birthday in Acapulco, Mexico, Sept. 7 through 16 with the Gazette. The weather was beautiful every day. No rain or hurricanes.  

 

Lindsay Konick, 6, of Seaville traveled with her Gazette on a Disney cruise to the XCaret Ecological Zoo in Conzumel.

Lindsay Konick, 6, of Seaville traveled with her Gazette on a Disney cruise to the XCaret Ecological Zoo in Conzumel.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

This one didn’t get away
The fishing at Riviera Maya, Mexico was fantastic this May for the Barbera family of Egg Harbor Township, pictured here with a beautiful Atlantic sailfish. Overall, they caught two sailfish, two white marlin, 15 dorado and a tuna. Pictured are Mark Barbera, Santino Barbera, Vittorio Barbera, Lorenzo Barbera and Tom Letizia. The photo was taken by Josette Barbera aboard the vessel My Obsession.

Mexico

Easing into 50

The days and times were all sunny at Coconuts in Cozumel, Mexico, for the celebration of Kevin Walsh McCarthy's 50th birthday. Joining Kevin and his wife, Donna, of Ventnor were Dan and Kathleen McCarthy of Medford Lakes, Katie McCarthy of Margate, Fla., Cookie and Mark Casto of Egg Harbor Township, and Michael and Leann Palamaro (not pictured) of Monmouth Beach.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Rest and relaxation in Mexico

Jim, Cindy, Lauren and Lindsey Chambers along with Nick, Angela, Katie and Nicholas Atohi, all from Northfield, spent a week of rest and relaxation in Riviera Maya, Mexico. They stayed at the Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar Resort Nov. 5-12, where this picture was taken, and said they had an awesome time.

Ali Hendricks of Palermo traveled with the Gazette to the Dreams Resort in Cancun, Mexico where she met up with a few of her amigos, Ronnie and Victor. She spent most of her time somersaulting through the air on this bungee trampoline.

A first-place vacation

 On the beach at Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, are, left to right, Nipur Desai, Maya Desai, G. Dull, G. Dull II, Nisha Desai and Kajal Desai. The friends, all from Egg Harbor Township, reported that Nipur Desai and G. Dull II took first place in an archery and rifle competition at the resort during their November vacation.

 

Can-do in Cancun

Alicia Weeks, Kevin Weeks, Frank Karovic, Crissy Karovic and Tawny Clark, all of Galloway Township, took a trip to Cancun, Mexico.

 

Guaymas, Mexico.

Ned and Marilyn Warrington celebrating Ned’s retirement took the Gazette on their 29 day trip to the Copper Canyon, Mexico and then visited friends and relatives in 28 states for two months. This picture was taken in Guaymas, Mexico.

Costa Maya

Something’s fishy

Fish Ludy and Stephanie Stollenwerk are shown here at Pez Quattro, Costa Maya, during one of the stops on a nine-day cruise they took on Royal Caribbean with their parents, Barry and Cherie Ludy of Egg Harbor Township, over spring break.

Los Cabos

LOS CABOS

North Wildwood residents Dick and Gert Carroll (right) and Joe and Cathy LoPresti, of Glen Mills, Pa., along with The Wildwood Leader, recently enjoyed a vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Sun seekers

Jake and Sari Krachman of Margate; Jonathan Presel of Egg Harbor Township; Jessica, Benny and Elyssa Brezel of Linwood, and Jillian Lubarsky of Upper Dublin, Pa., hit the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they and their families spent the winter break soaking up the sun.

Mike and Joy Gallagher, of Petersburg (center), along with (from left), the Bridgemans, from Stone Harbor, the Kaczmarczycks, of Wilmington, the Smiths, from North Wildwood, and the Fazios, of Cape May Court House, enjoyed reading the Gazette while spending a week on the stunning island of Cozumel, Mexico in November.

Mexican Riviera

Friends Judy Preston and Pat Donohue, of Ocean City, traveled with the Gazette to the Mexican Riviera during the first week of December. This picture was taken in the Iberostar “Maya” Hotel before enjoying a great day at the beach.

Looking down on Old Mexico

James Daiker and grandson Sammy Smith traveled to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in March. Sammy went swimming with the dolphins, sailed on a pirate ship, and went to Old Mexico, where this picture was taken. They went on the rooftop of Chez Elenas Restaurant and watched the sunset, with the Main Church of Guadalupe in the background. Photo submitted by Linda Smith of Egg Harbor Township.

Crowes tour Mexico

The Crowe family took in the scenery at Riviera Maya, Mexico, on a recent trip.

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Temple of inspiration

This photo of Tina Nolan of Somers Point was taken in April by her partner, Barbara Patrizzi of Somers Point, at the foot of one of the temples in Muyil, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The ancient Mayan city is believed to have been settled around 300 B.C. Muyil is situated in the beautiful Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, which is on the east coast of the Yucatan.

Destination wedding 

Danielle (Roman) and Patrick Voss of Galloway Township were married in Aventura, Mexico, April 18, 2006. Their family, friends and The Current were with them to celebrate the happy occasion.

Hot time in Mexico

Six Northfield families enjoyed Easter week last year under the hot Mexican sun in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Pictured are members of the Colasurdo, Droboniku, DiNardo, Kent, Mazzeo and McGlynn families.

Leader loves Puerto Vallarta

The Mareks, of Wildwood, took The Wildwood Leader on vacation to Puerto Vallarta. They experienced warm, sunny weather and the ocean was warm. They said they had a great time.

Relaxing poolside in Cancun

Enjoying a relaxing week in Cancun with family and friends are Michele and Don Chishko with Donny and Justine of Egg Harbor Township, Mae Pimpinelli of Somers Point, Jim and Pam Battersby with Tyler Valentino of Egg Harbor Township, and John Battersby and Melissa Grady (newly engaged in Cancun) of Sewell. They posed in front of the main pool at the Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar Hotel.

Spending their silver anniversary in Cancun

Dr. Gregory and Cindy Smallwood of Port Republic celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Cancun, Mexico. They’re holding The Current inside the Gran Melia Cancun Convention Center and Spa Resort.

Beached in Riviera Maya

 Six Northfield families, the Colasurdo, DiNardo, Droboniku, Mazzeo and McGlynn clans, unpacked The Current on the sunny beaches of Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Costa Rica

Surf’s up in Costa Rica

For spring break, Riley, Colin and Erin McGuigan of Somers Point headed down to Costa Rica for some surfing and exploring in the sun. They stayed at the Barcelo in Playa Langosta just outside of the famous surfing town of Tamarindo. They enjoyed Easter in the sun, and Erin celebrated her 11th birthday during the trip.

Sisters Kimberly Brown, 7, and Courtney Lepping, 12, of Tuckahoe took a day of their vacation to Cancun, Mexico to visit the archaeological site of Chichen-Itza in Maya with the Gazette.

In November, Craig and Sumi Gerhart and the Gazette traveled to Cancun, Mexico for two weeks. The picture was taken on the beach at the Royal Sands Resort.

Travels with mahi-mahi

Members of the Barbera family of Egg Harbor Township (Mark, Santino, Vittorio and Lorenzo) show off their mahi-mahi catch while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. In all they caught eight mahi-mahi, one bonito, and briefly fought a Pacific sailfish. The picture was taken by Josette Barbera on the vessel Mextime less than three miles offshore where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.

Educational trip to Mexico
Carlton and Loretta Platt of Mays Landing took their granddaughter, Amanda Conner of Ocean City, on an educational trip to Mexico March 29 to April 6. After crossing the border into Mexico at El Paso, they boarded a train in Creel for a trip through the Copper Canyon. After overnight stays in El Fuerte and in the Copper Canyon, they finished their trip in Chihuahua, then drove to El Paso to fly home. In the above picture has the El Fuerte river in the background; they had just finished a float trip down the river.

Diane Jenkins, Mel Jenkins, Carol Hanel and Dutch Hanel, of Marmora, traveled with the Gazette on a cruise to Miami, Key West, Port Canaveral, Cozumel, Mexico. The photo was taken in Costa Maya, Mexico.

 

A Miracle cruise

Wanda Guy of Mays Landing cruised on the Carnival Miracle Aug. 27-Sept. 3 to Belize, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Costa Maya. The picture was taken in Costa Maya with the Miracle Cruise ship in the background.