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Arts & Entertainment - July 17, 2020

Take Us Along

by Pleasanton Weekly staff

The Weekly today is featuring Take Us Along submissions left over from before mid-March, when the COVID-19 crisis and associated shelter-in-place order brought vacation travel to a halt for health and safety reasons.

All of these photos came in to us in advance of the local pandemic, including some in the queue since before the winter holidays.

We're also aware that summer is usually a popular time for our Take Us Along program, with residents traveling near and far on vacation with their newspaper in-hand. But COVID-19 has changed that.

So this summer, we invite you to pose with your Weekly at home, around town or if you take a day trip. Send in your photograph by noon July 24 for consideration in our special "Take Us Along (home edition)" scheduled for July 31, or for inclusion in future papers. Be sure to identify who is in the photo (names listed from left to right) and any relevant details about the scene.

Email editor Jeremy Walsh at [email protected]

Visiting Venice last year: Cousins Sharon Albertoni from Petaluma and longtime Pleasanton resident Debbie Nappo spent a month in Italy in 2019 visiting relatives, including a few special days in Venice.

Egyptian temple: Bruce and Yvonne Crawford, along with neighbors Susan and Ron Wacek (all Pleasanton residents), posed at the Temple of Horus in Edfu, Egypt. Horus is a falcon-headed god of ancient Egypt. The group also took the Weekly on their Nile River cruise.

Cave Creek: From left: Roy Lewis, Tammy Lewis, BethAnn Moitoso and Eddie Moitoso outside a shop in Cave Creek, Ariz., last November.

Lunch in France: Jon Magnusson (seated), owner and chef of Nonni's Bistro in Pleasanton, met Pleasanton river boat travelers in Strasbourg, France for lunch. Also pictured were Breanna and Deanna Armario, Bob and Joyce Shapiro, and Dave and Jill Culver.

Cabo in winter: Enjoying a beach party in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico last winter were Brandon and Lori Huneke, Steve and Leslie Ziagos, Matty and Jen Kratochvil, Lainie and Jason Howland, Andy and Shawnee Pedraza, Angela and Marco Regacho, Anne Johnson, and Mandi Boni.

Greens' 55th anniversary: Chris and Jim Green visited the Fern Grotto in Kauai, where the locals sang the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" in honor of the couple celebrating their 55th anniversary. They spent five beautiful days without rain during the island's rainy season in January. They also snorkeled, toured a plantation in Lihue, had their first helicopter ride (over the entire island) and had several wonderful meals along the southern coast of Poipu.

Enchanted: Chris Kearney joined college friends for a reunion at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Ariz., last winter.

James Bond Island: Keiju and Ruth Terada of Pleasanton with their daughters, Sydney and Mallory Shiroyama, and friend Kelsey McLennan, traveled to Thailand in February and visited "James Bond Island," known for being featured in the Bond movie "The Man with the Golden Gun."

Go Green: Celine Leroudier (Amador Valley High class of 2014) and Jill Buck attended the Green School Conference and Expo in Portland. Buck and Leroudier both work for the Go Green Initiative, a Pleasanton-based nonprofit.

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