Matthew Butenhoff of Ventnor and Dr. Tom Grites of Absecon
enjoy the Division 3 final four in Salem, Va., rooting on
the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Ospreys.
Beachy keen Virginia vacation
Tabitha, 9, and Tara, 6½, Stanley of Egg Harbor Township
took The Current with them on vacation to Virginia Beach,
On the way to Chesapeake Bay
Each year, Bob Spier and Glenn Ferguson of Galloway Township
spend eight days kayaking, fishing, crabbing, clamming and
exploring the area around Chesapeake Bay. Here they enjoy an
onshore day overlooking the concrete ships in front of the
Bay Tunnel Bridge in Virginia.
Kyaketing: the chatter of four friends
kayaking when wine is involved
Genny Henderson of Linwood, Debbie Cotter of Somers Point,
Cathie Skinner of Mays Landing and Alison "Sunny" Leonard of
Somers Point spent a September weekend in their kayaks on a
kayak winery tour in Cape Charles, Va. The quad spent the
weekend sightseeing, dining and kayaking on the Chesapeake.
The edition of The Current they brought along features
Debbie and Genny on the front page in their kayaks.
The Gazette traveled to Williamsburg,
Virginia in August to take in some of the historical sights
of Colonial Williamsburg and the thrill seeking experiences
of Busch Gardens. Pictured in front of the Loch Ness Monster
Roller Coaster are Alexa Johnson, Lauren and Justin
Angelastro and Brett Johnson from Seaville.
A bunch of locals rode their Harleys from Wildwood to
Skyline Drive in Virginia. ”We took a break from a very
scenic ride to have our photo taken with The Leader.
Pictured from left are Doug, Laura, Carl, C.J., Gary, Sue,
Joe, Jon, Linda, Doug, Janet, Sue, John, Kathy, Scott and
Dana. It was a lot of fun and the Leader was our good luck
charm,” reports Doug Ford.
Tracy and Dee Allen celebrated their second wedding
anniversary by watching Tracy's cousin, world famous blues
guitarist Walter (Elfie) Trout, headline the Blue Ridge
Blues and BBQ Festival in Roanoke, Virginia. Walter was born
and raised in Ocean City, but now lives in Huntington Beach,
Calif. when he is not touring Europe and the United States.
It’s only natural
Charles Hand snapped this photo of, left to right, Roger
Dutch, Gary Grattola, Tom and Lisa Hand, Martha Hand and Ed
Reed sitting alongside Lace Falls at Natural Bridge Park in
Natural Bridge, Va.
They love a parade
Members of Somers Point Volunteer Fire
Company No. 1 attended the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
in Winchester, Va. May 1-4 for the 81st annual firefighters
parade. From left are Lt. Michael Iannace; firefighter
Heather Iannace; Chief Sweeney's children Michael and
Allison; Assistant Chief Jay Loder; his wife, Jackie; and
their daughter Carleigh, holding The Current. Behind Loder
are President John Batty Jr. and his wife, Carrie, and Chief
Michael Sweeney and his wife, Renee. Behind them is Gina
Batty. A great time was had by all.
Cathy and Joe Rebl of Ocean City took their grandson, Tony
Wilson, also of Ocean City, to Williamsburg, Va., spending a
day at Busch Gardens. On the return trip, they stopped at
George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Va. Pictured are
Joe, Cathy and Tony holding the Gazette in front of Mt.
The Gazette traveled to Virginia Beach, Va. on March 16 for
the 36th annual Shamrock Marathon. From left are Casey
Corrigan, New York, N.Y., Whitney Randles, Seaville, and
Katie Dougherty, Ocean City. Each successfully completed the
half marathon (13.1 miles). Each stride added tomorrows to
the lives of Whitney’s children, Colin and Sean Randles,
both born with cystic fibrosis.
Terry McMahon and Marie Morris traveled
with Terry Morris to James Madison University in Virginia
for their granddaughter Megan Morris’ graduation. They
returned along Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Mountains,
where they were photographed with The Cape May Gazette in
Girls rule at Kings Dominion
Madison and Sydney Ketschek of Galloway Township took The
Current with them on their summer vacation to Williamsburg,
Va., the last week of August. They spent the week splashing
in the pool, visiting Jamestown for its 400th anniversary,
and taking a day trip to Kings Dominion Amusement Park in
Reunion of the Rosenthals
Generations of Rosenthals came from all across the country
for a reunion in Watoga State Park, W.Va., in July. Pictured
front and center holding The Current are Bob and June
Rosenthal of Linwood. In the back row are Tessa McDonnel of
California, Michelle Rosenthal of Somers Point, Molly
McDonnel of California and Joe Rosenthal of Somers Point. In
the middle row are Bob and Gail Rosenthal of Somers Point,
Megan Roe of Washington, D.C., Carol Roe of Marmora, Kathy
O'Keefe of Idaho, Mary McDonnel of California, and Josh and
Megan Roe of Arlington, Va.
The Gazette traveled to Virginia
Beach for the 14th annual conference for the Mid-Atlantic
Association for Court Management. Pictured from left (front
row) are Jeanne Seymour, Antoinette Fusco-Rohrer, Chris
Carter, Robyn Margulis, Kathy Boyle. In the back row are
Carol Fusco, Bernie Shearouse, Kathi Capizola, Maureen
Larkin & Sally Hanlin.
The Clark and Caracciolo families traveled
to Williamsburg, Va. For their annual family vacation and
the Gazette went too. They visited Busch Gardens and Water
Country USA. Chris even got in a little history. From left
are David, Nicole, Sara and Dave Caracciolo, Ryan, Jenna
(holding the Gazette), Jill and Chris Clark. The Caracciolos
continued their family vacation to Florida while the Clarks
left the kids behind to travel to the Bahamas.
A day at the museum
The Cape Atlantic Marine Corps League traveled with The
Current to the newly opened Marine Corps Museum at Quantico,
Va. Marines from left to right are Bob Macrie of Sweetwater,
Bob Gilligan of Brigantine, George Dix of Galloway Township,
Dennis Bataille and Ed O'Flynn of Mays Landing, Mo Loveland
of Egg Harbor City, Rich Tuthill and Phil Eucker of Egg
Harbor Township, Mario Sivestrini of Brigantine, Charles
"Gunny " Baldwin of Ventnor, Pat Scannell of Mays Landing,
Jim Ryan of Ocean City and Sam Burch of Pleasantville. The
photo was taken by marine Charles Fields of Egg Harbor
Running with the pack
Tommy Lidke of Egg Harbor Township is pictured at the Great
Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Va., where he spent the weekend
celebrating his 9th birthday March 31 in the gigantic indoor
water park and four-story interactive tree house while Dad
spent most of his time in the wave pool and Mom enjoyed the
Northern Lights Arcade. His grandmother and his niece,
Victoria, also had plenty of fun.
They haven’t changed a bit!
Childhood friends from the Mainland Regional High School
Class of 1973 traveled to the Wintergreen Resort and Spa in
Wintergreen, Va., for a girlfriends getaway weekend June
1-3. Pictured after enjoying massages, manicures and
pedicures are, front, Nancy Asselta, Beth Loftus and Laurie
Wagenheim; and, back, Peggy O'Brien, Janice Mott, Kathy
Fulford, Joanne Williams, Denise Moore, Linda Braverman,
Leslie Collins and Marie Hayes.
In April, June and John Bogushefsky of
Wildwood and Gaithersburg, Md., and Elaine and Ab Vallese of
Seaville took the Gazette to Williamsburg, Va. where they
dined on delicious Chesapeake Bay seafood at Christiana
Having a blast at Busch
The Santa Maria boys of
Absecon – Phil, 7; Tony, 5; and Nick, 3 – enjoyed a week
vacation over Fourth of July at Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
Also having fun were their mom and dad, Penny and Phil Santa
Maria, as well as their mom-mom and pop Vallauri. They went
on all the rides at Busch Gardens and Water Country.
Cannons, fireworks and lots of ice cream topped off the
Fourth of July celebration.
Neptune rises from the
Jessica, Courtney and
Kyle McFarlan of Egg Harbor Township took a vacation
Memorial Day weekend to Virginia Beach, Va. They are
pictured here in front of a 26-foot-tall statue of King
Neptune located right on the boardwalk at Neptune’s Park.
Bill Graves and four of his grand children
and their parents (and the Gazette) gathered before the
bronze statue of Pocahontas at Jamestown, Va. The event was
a Graves family reunion attended by more than 200. Most are
direct descendants of Capt. Thomas Graves. He was an early
settler and leader of Jamestown, founded in 1607. Also, he
was member of the House of Burgesses when it first convened
in 1619. It was in that singular event that the principals
of representative government, private ownership of land and
civilian control of the military were firmly rooted in the
New World. The children and adults in the photo represent
the 12th, 13th and 14th generations of Capt. Thomas Graves'
Carol and Rose Miller
are shown with Dottie and Hugh Connery, of Sea Isle City, traveling
with the Gazette to Colonial Williamsburg on Oct. 31.
The Labrizzis of
Linwood enjoyed a vacation in Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Pictured
are Nicolette, 8, and Michael, 6. The family took a guided lantern
tour of the historic area of Williamsburg, which the children really
enjoyed. They also went to Water Country and Busch Gardens.
The Gazette traveled to
Chincoteague Island, Va. over Labor Day weekend with Amy and Dan
Reinhold, of Beesley’s Point, as they spent time with their
Lt. Col. Abe Vallese, USMC (ret.) and Elaine Vallese, of Seaville,
took the Gazette to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, in
Quantico, Va., in December to be photographed with Major Bill
McWatters, recently returned from Iraq, and June and John
Bogushefsky, of Wildwood and Maryland.
Joe Coulter, of
Princeton, and Harriett Reardon Bailey, of Ocean View, traveled to
Williamsburg in October with the Gazette. They are shown with a
colonial family of re-enactors who had set up camp on the Village
Green. The next day found them in Yorktown for the special
celebration commemorating Oct. 19, the 225th surrender of Cornwallis
and the beginning of America’s independence.
Courtney Houser in Chincoteague
Therese and Courtney
Houser vacationed with the Gazette in Chincoteague, Va.
in July. While there, they saw the wild ponies of
Assateague swim across the channel to be auctioned at
the annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department
carnival. Therese and Courtney are originally from
Virginia and currently reside in Palermo.
Kyle Phillips, 6, and Robert
Phillips, 9, of Ocean City, took the Gazette hiking on the
Appalachian Trail in Virginia this August.
V. Mae Townsend
traveled with The Current of Absecon to Charlotteville, Va., to
attend the wedding of her grandson Lt. Commander Jason R. Stumpf of
the U.S. Navy. Stumpf is pictured to the left of Townsend along
with his swordsmen for the ceremony.
recent vacation to Virginia, three couples from Galloway Township,
the Atlases, the Mooneys and the Horners, enjoyed a scenic drive
along Skyline Drive with a stop at Loft Mountain.
Griffin and his two granddaughters, Melissa
Cappolina and Nicole Cappolina, brought the
Gazette to Bush Gardens.
Griffin, former Upper Township board of
education president, and his two
granddaughters, Melissa Cappolina and Nicole
Cappolina, brought the Upper Township
Gazette with them when they visited
Adventure Island Water Park in Bush Gardens.
Tom and his wife, De, the former deputy
clerk and deputy court administrator for the
Borough of Woodbine, moved to a lakefront
home in Ellenton, Fla. and have now settled
in to the Florida lifestyle. They have a
total of five grandchildren and enjoy all
their visits throughout the year. Melissa,
10, and Nicole, 4, are the daughters of
Robert and Tammy Cappolina, of Beesley's
Point and avid readers of the Upper Township
Camping at Cherrystone
Families of the Boney and Hughes families
vacationed on the eastern shore of Virginia along the Chesapeake Bay
at Cherrystone Campground in Cheriton, Va.
Having a grape
Brendan McHugh of Egg Harbor Township enjoy stomping grapes during a
visit with their parents to the Italy exhibit at Busch Gardens in
Colonial Williamsburg, Va.
feet wet in Virginia
Pictured here are Jimmy
Santilli and his friend Matt Moratelli standing in front of a
natural waterfall at a KOA campground in Verona, Va., in the
Shenandoah Valley. Santilli’s family has been vacationing there for