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Getting Started With Your Summer Sizzle

Deanna Staffo

Sizzlin Summer 2006

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot City Paper's 2005 Sizzlin’ Summer Guide

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Wish You Weren't Here A Guided Tour Of The Wire's East Baltimore | By Gadi Dechter

Slow Ride Taking It Easy On The Gunpowder Falls | By Michelle Gienow

Words Worth An Alternative Summer Reading List | By Bret Mccabe and R. Darryl Foxworth

Guerrilla Gardening An Adventure In Urban Gardening | By Shannon Dunn

Pit Stops The Unpleasantest Places to Do Your Business on a Roadtrip | By Emily Flake

Did Somebody Say Sizzle? | By Tom Chalkley

Skin Deep Dealing With the Dangers Of Basking in the Sun | By Kate Leventhal

Freezy Freaky City Paper’s Fourth Annual Search for the Coldest Beer in Baltimore

Posted 5/24/2006

Summertime and the living is easy. Made even easier with this handy-dandy, don’t-recycle-it-yet Sizzlin’ Summer calendar of events and places that you can reference over and over again during the sweatiest of months. Use this guide and this summer to finally visit the counties’ wineries and sweet fruit festivals, play all the water sports you’ve been interested in forever but never found the balls to just do, hit the beach for reals with more than sunscreen and visit all the oddities found near the sand, eat better and fresher by way of the outdoor markets and stands where the jams and jellies taste like your gram’s, groove to tunes while on a blanket or strolling one of the gazillion festivals, and, finally, make a short road trip to places almost as fun as Baltimore. This summer, take it to the streets and take it easy. We always do.

Anne Howard lovingly coaxed this ginormous Sizzlin’ calendar into the bright daylight and Wendy Ward cheered her on. Thanks to Deanna Staffo for the splashy illustrations.


Here's some helpful information to help you plan your summer adventure:


Maryland Office of Tourism Development, (866) 639-3526, website.

Baltimore City

African-American Cultural Tours, 10 E. Lee St., Suite 707, (410) 727-0755.
Baltimore-Area Convention and Visitors Association, 100 Light St., 12th Floor, (410) 659-7300, (800) 282-6632, website.
Baltimore City ArtsNet, website, website.
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, 7 E. Redwood St., (410) 752-8632, website.

Baltimore County

Baltimore County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Towson Town Center, 825 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, (410) 296-4886, website.
Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, (410) 887-3871, website.
Baltimore County Government, 400 Washington Ave., Towson, (410) 887-2450, website.

Allegany County

Allegany County Department of Tourism, Western Maryland Railway Station, 13 Canal St., Cumberland, (800) 425-2067, website.

Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel Citizen Information Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis, (410) 222-7000, website.
Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau, 26 West St., Annapolis, (888) 302-2852, website.

Calvert County

Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Courthouse, Prince Frederick, (800) 331-9771, website.

Caroline County

Caroline County Office of Tourism, 317 Carter Ave., Suite 107, Denton, (410) 479-0655, website.

Carroll County

Carroll County Visitor Center, 210 E. Main St., Westminster, (800) 272-1933, website.

Cecil County

Cecil County Tourism, 1 Seahawk Drive, North East, (800) 232-4595, website.

Charles County

Charles County Office of Tourism, LaPlata, (800) 766-3386, website.

Dorchester County

Dorchester County Tourism, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, (410) 228-1000, website.

Frederick County

Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc., 19 E. Church St., Frederick, (800) 999-3613, website.

Harford County

Discover Harford County Tourism Council, 211 W. Bel Air Ave., Aberdeen, (800) 597-2649, website.

Howard County

Howard County Tourism Council, 8267 Main St., Ellicott City, (800) 288-8747, website.

Kent County

Kent County Office of Tourism, 400 High St., (410) 778-0416, website.

Montgomery County

Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 380, Rockville, (301) 428-9702, website.

Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Premier Area Guide, website.

Queen Anne’s County

Queen Anne’s County Department of Business and Tourism, 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, (410) 604-2100, website.

St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County Division of Tourism, Leonardtown, (301) 475-4200, ext. 1404, website.

Somerset County

Somerset County Tourism, PO Box 243, Princess Anne, (410) 651-2968, website.

Talbot County

Talbot County Office of Tourism, Talbot County Visitors Center, 11 S. Harrison St., Easton, (410) 770-8000, website.

Washington County

Washington County Government, 100 W. Washington St., room 113, Hagerstown, (240) 313-2210, website.

Wicomico County

Wicomico County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 8480 Ocean Highway, Delmar, (410) 548-4914, website.

Worchester County

Worcester County Tourism, 104 W. Market St., Snow Hill, (410) 632-3110, website.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation, 901 7th St. N.W., 4th floor, (202) 789-7000, website.
Washington City Paper, website.


Tourism Web site of the Commonwealth of Virginia, website.
C-Ville, Charlottesville’s News and Arts Weekly, website.

West Virginia

West Virginia Division of Tourism, website.
Graffiti, West Virginia’s News Alternative, website.


Delaware Tourism Office, website.
Rehoboth Beach, website.


Pennsylvania Tourism, website, website.
Philadelphia Weekly, website

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