Maria Alvarez

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Keepers Mascot: Stormy

Mascot # 60 is Stormy, canine companion to Pam and Mike. Stormy is a black lab and a real credit to her breed. Eight years ago we rescued Stormy from a shelter in Wilmington, North Carolina when we attended a PetSmart adoption event. We did not pick Stormy, she picked us by leaping from her puppy …

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Keepers Mascot: Misha

Misha is mascot # 59, owner Dan provided this info: Misha is a Keeshond, a good companion dog, which I discovered online while looking at pictures of puppies. Misha, was with a breeder in Texas and when her picture popped up, my heart was taken. This furry, love bug is extremely friendly, never met a person …

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Keepers Mascot: Sophia

Hi, my name is Sophia (mascot # 58), which is Greek for “the wise one”. As you can see from my picture, I am a very cute and adorable kitty with a lot of purr-sonality. My Humane Society adoption papers say I’m a Tabby Tortie cat, which means that my day markings resemble the day …

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Keepers Mascot: Shadow

Mascot # 57 is Shadow, a yellow lab who drifted into Caroline’s heart and home about four years ago. Caroline tells us: Shadow was rescued from the SPCA, although she actually rescued me because she is my true companion. Her name is fitting because she is always close to me just like my shadow. Unfortunately, Shadow …

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Keepers Mascot: Winslow

Mascot # 56, Winslow, lives with Lauren and Paula. They provided this bio: In early January 2013, we went to a local pet store to get a hamster. We saw a couple, but there was something special about this cute little brown haired hamster. It was almost like he was telling us to take him …

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Keepers Mascot: Miss Rochester

Betty and Ron have this to say about mascot # 55, Miss Rochester: Miss Rochester is an eight year neighborhood rescue cat who was abandoned at birth by her mother. At age four, she began coming to our yard for periodic visits and Ron rewarded her with tuna. In time, Miss Rochester became our indoor/outdoor cat. …

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Keepers Mascot: Lacey

Mascot # 54,  Lacey, lives with Veda and mascot 51, Lil Girl. According to Veda: Lacey is a white and grey tabby cat. Lacey was a stray that strolled into my heart up at a favorite quilt shop at 6 months old. She is now almost three and a very spoiled pet. Lacey loves to sit in …

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Keepers Mascot: Princess

Mascot # 53,  Princess, lives with Ed and Val. Ed tells us: About four years ago, Val and I were in PetSmart buying pet supplies for our other animals, and as usual, Val goes past all the cats available. As she walked by, one cat came to the front of the glass case and rubbed against …

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Keepers Mascot: Sara

Mascot # 52,  Sara, lives with Susan and Ken. Sara is a German Shepherd saved by a rescue organization in Virginia from a situation where she had been severely neglected. The neglect got to the point where she had lost much of her fur and was very thin. After several months of medical care, Sara …

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Keepers Mascot: Lil Girl

Lil Girl (mascot # 51) is a very friendly cat adopted by member Veda. Veda provided the following “bio” on Lil Girl:  I adopted her when she was 6 from the local Humane Society. They listed her as a couch potato in the local paper and she is that.  She loves anyone who comes in …

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Keepers Mascot: Stormcloud

Mascot # 49 – Stormcloud, like Puck (#48) also lives with Karl, Cory, Claudia, and Val. Stormcloud A.K.A. “Storm” is an 11-year-old calico-domestic shorthair cat. Her hobbies include eating, sitting up high and shadow-boxing. Storm would be good on a lighthouse because she likes high places and overseeing others’ activity. She was named Stormcloud because her …

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Keepers Mascot: Puck

We spotlight mascot # 48 – Puck, who lives with Karl, Cory, Claudia, and Val. According to Claudia, Puck is a 10-year-old white and orange flame-tipped Siamese-tabby mix. His hobbies include sun basking, sleeping and playing with the dog. He loves to drink from the faucet. Puck would be good on a lighthouse because he would stay …

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Keepers Mascot: Cookie

We spotlight mascot # 37 – Cookie, Lynn’s nautically-inclined canine. Lynn tells us that: Cookie loves to sleep with a bright sunlight on the deck during the summer months.  She has been on several lighthouse challenges with us.  She went to the New Jersey challenge last year.  Cookie loves to go down to Ocean City and …

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Keepers Mascot: Yuengling

We spotlight mascot # 30 – Yuengling. Jerry and Donna tell us about Yuengling and the origins of this unusual name. Yuengling, a Lhasa Apso and poodle mix, is the third member of the family.  He celebrated his ninth birthday by eating a few small pieces of filet mignon along with his regular dry dog food.  …

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Keepers Mascot: Seraphina

We spotlight mascot # 47 – Seraphina. Larry provided us with this bio of his furry friend: Serephina is a 7 year old Bichon Frise mixed with a poodle as well as the most adorable little white Afro-ed dog in the world. She loves to run and hop like a bunny in the Colorado snow and could give …

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Tangier Sound Lighthouse

Tangier Sound Lighthouse was built in 1890 in the Chesapeake Bay at the end of a long shoal just southeast of Tangier Island to accommodate the increasing oyster business in the area. The island was originally settled by Englishman John Crockett and his family in 1686. Built at a price of $25,000, the lighthouse was …

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Four Girl Scout Troops Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate four Girl Scout troops who earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch! Cadette Troop 80294 and Senior Troop 80295 from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, eleven girls and their leader. The girls earned the Chesapeake Chapter, U.S.L.H.S. “Keeping the Lights Shining” Scouts Patch! The troops, led by Patricia Mellors, completed …

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Girl Scouts from Centreville Maryland Earn Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch

Chapter Scout Patch

This quarter we celebrate Girl Scout troop 163 from Centreville, Maryland, five girls and their leader earned the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The troop, led by Angie Taylor completed 5 activities and participated in the Lighthouse overnight program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  on October 21-22, 2017. The scouts: Junior – Catie Gromley; Cadettes …

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Scouts take the 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Chapter Scout Patch

We have received Scout Patch Program applications from six Scout troops that participated and finished the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, earning the Chesapeake Chapter Scout Patch! The following troops received their patch, certificates and the bonus Thomas Point Shoal coaster. Girl Scout Troop 2762, from Lusby, MD – Led by Sonya DeGuzman – Cadettes: Rosalee …

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Lighthouse Stamps

Lighthouse Stamps

If you support the idea of the US Postal Service issuing a set of postage stamps that features five lighthouses from the Chesapeake Bay, then the Chesapeake Chapter, USLHS requests that you take one of the pre-printed letters with you. Please fill out your name, address and the date up top and sign at the …

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Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster

Thomas Point Shoal

Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster When you become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund you will receive a special edition souvenir coaster from the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, depicting a beautiful photo of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse by photographer …

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2017 Grant Award: Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse

2017 Grant Concord Point

The Chapter awarded the 2017 HELP preservation grant of $1,000.00 to the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace, MD on Saturday November 4th, Chesapeake Chapter President Greg Krawczyk presented the Chapters 2017 Preservation Grant to the Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace MD. Accepting the grant were President Larry …

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Ex- Coastie John Clark and wife Vicki return to visit TPSLH after 35 years!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Ex- Coastie John Clark and wife Vicki return to visit TPSLH after 35 years! Tour conducted by Chapter officers Tony, Hobie and Captain Howard and his wife Cathy.

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1st Finishers Results! – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

2017 Lighthouse Challenge

Saturday, September 16 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge FIRST OVERALL FINISHERS – Cove Point Connie and Bobby Dietz from Brandywine, Maryland, 4:10 pm Fort Washington Lauren and Jennifer Schnitzlein from Abingdon, Maryland, 4:17 pm Point Lookout Dawn Linthicum & Richard Kwiatkowski from Columbia, Maryland, 5:24 pm Piney Point Cindy Bragg from Columbus, Ohio, 6:00 pm Sunday, …

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2015 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge souvenirs available for purchase

Stamp Booklet Cover

Attention Challengers! Available along the Challenge route, while supplies last, don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a 2015 – 10th Anniversary Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Booklet and Stamp set*! The booklet contains timelines of all the Challenge Lights and other pertinent information. Each beautiful color stamp in the set affixes to the corresponding page in the …

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Our Sponsors – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

WE THANK OUR SPONSORS! Sawyer Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours www.sawyercharters.com/

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Special Edition Newsletter – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge Issue_Cover

Download the Special Edition of the Challenge Newsletter! Featuring  Cruisin’ for Coasters… The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge by Karen Rosage and Lauren & Paula Liebrecht 17ChallengeIssue.pdf

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Collectible Pin – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

2017 Maryland Lighthouse Pin

The 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Collectible Pin. Available at select stops along the Challenge route. At  this time, it is anticipated that the stops will include Concord Point, Drum Point, Hooper Strait and Piney Point. Any change will be noted on the Challenge webpage as the event draws closer.

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T-Shirt Design – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Introducing the 2017 Maryland Lighthouse Challenge T-Shirt Design. Available at select stops along the Challenge route. At  this time, it is anticipated that the stops will include Concord Point, Drum Point, Hooper Strait and Piney Point. Any change will be noted on the Challenge webpage as the event draws closer.

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Souvenir: Coasters – 2017 MD Lighthouse Challenge

Back of all Coasters

CHALLENGE LIGHTS COMPLETER BONUS LIGHTS BONUS CRUISE Information and details for making reservations are available at Sawyer Fishing Charters & Chesapeake Bay Tours, 410-397-3743 www.sawyercharters.com/chesapeake-bay-lighthouse-cruises.htm. SPECIAL EDITION Earn a Special Edition Maryland Lighthouse Challenge Coaster Become a member, renew your membership, give a gift membership, OR donate a minimum of $10 to the H.E.L.P. Fund …

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