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Hoops fans in Salem

Hoops fans in Salem

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

Beachy keen Virginia vacation
Tabitha, 9, and Tara, 6½, Stanley of Egg Harbor Township took The Current with them on vacation to Virginia Beach, Va.

On the way to Chesapeake Bay

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

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.

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. 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. 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.

 
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.

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

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. Vernon. 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. Vernon.
 
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. 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 hand. 

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 hand. 

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 Doswell, Va.

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 Doswell, Va.

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.

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 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.
 

Virginia

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

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 Township.
 

Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Va.

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.
 

Wintergreen Resort and Spa

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.
 

Williamsburg, Va.

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 Campbell’s Tavern.
 

Busch Gardens

Having a blast at Busch Gardens

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.

Virginia Beach, Va.

Neptune rises from the sea

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.

Jamestown, VaBill 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' descendants.
 

Williamsburg

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.

Water Country and Busch GardensLesson in history

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.

 

Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island, Va.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 great grandparents.

National Museum of the Marine Corps, in Quantico, Va

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.

 

WilliamsburgJoe 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.

Chincoteague

Therese and 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.

Appalachian Trail Kyle Phillips, 6, and Robert Phillips, 9, of Ocean City, took the Gazette hiking on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia this August. 

Charlotteville, Va Navy Wedding

Naval wedding

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.

Skyline Drive with a stop at Loft Mountain

On a 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.

Bush Gardens.
Tom Griffin and his two granddaughters, Melissa Cappolina and Nicole Cappolina, brought the Gazette to Bush Gardens.
Tom 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 Gazette.
 Cheriton, Va.

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.

Busch Gardens in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.

Having a grape time

Taylor and 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.

Verona, Va.

Getting their 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 14 years.