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St. Mary's County

Sizzlin Summer 2003

Summer's Ready When You Are ... This is the part of the summer we like best: the anticipation.Don't get us wrong--we love the barbec...

A Day at the Races My Adventures at the Living Classroom of Pimlico Racetrack | By Emily Flake

Field Trip A User's Guide to the Mid-Atlantic's Minor-League Baseball Parks | By Mark Fatla

She Stoops to Conquer Hanging Out with the "Painting Lady" of Canton | By Erin Sullivan

High Noon Taking it to the Streets with the 12 O'Clock Boyz | By Tim Hill

Stones in my Pathway For a Backroads Enthusiast, Hunting for Mason-Dixon Markers on the Eastern Shore is a Joyride | By Van Smith

Endless Summer The Uncanny Summertime Empire of Vera's White Sands | By Blake de Pastino

Drunk by Degrees City Paper's Hard-Drinking I-Team Goes in Search of the Coldest Beer in Town

The Tale of the Tape Our Intrepid Correspondent Waxes Dat Azz | By Waris Banks

Led Astray Putting Baltimore Guidebooks to the Test | By Anna Ditkoff

Posted 5/21/2003

INFORMATION

St. Mary's County Division Of Tourism, Leonardtown, (301) 475-4411, www.co.saint-marys.md.us.

ATTRACTIONS

Cecil's Old Mill, Route 5, Great Mills, (301) 994-1510. While it looks like a total piece-of-crap shack on the outside, it's oozing with the all of the history you would expect a 19th-century grist and saw mill to ooze with.

Historic St. Mary's City, (800) 762-1634. Head to the visitors center and sign-up for a guided tour of Maryland's first capital, preserved for your pleasure.

Piney Point Lighthouse Park and Museum, Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, (301) 769-2222. This little place is the home of nothing less than the shipwrecked U-1105 Black Panther German submarine. Sounds intimidating--thank God we sank it.

Sotterley Plantation, Route 245, Hollywood, (800) 681-0850. Did you know that there is such a thing as the White House Millennium Council? Well, there is. And it designated the beautiful Sotterley Plantation as an official National Treasure. Now that's tax money in action.

EVENTS

Governor's Cup Yacht Race, race starts 6 p.m. Aug. 1-11 p.m. Aug. 2, St. Mary's City Waterfront. (240) 895-3039. They should really think of renaming it the Bob Ehrlich Cup Yacht Race. Not.

Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival, July 12, St. Clement's Island, Potomac River Museum. (301) 769-2222. Jazz and seafood on a balmy summer night? Does it get any better than this?

Tidewater Archaeology Days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., July 26-27, Historic St. Mary's City, (800) 762-1634. Turns out they let idiots like all of us dig our dirty little paws through the artifacts and stuff. Come on, don't you want to be a part of discovering Maryland's past?

SPORTS & RECREATION

AMA/Chevy Trucks Motocross National, June 12-15, 27963 Budds Creek Road, Budds Creek, (301) 994-9555. Tickets are going fast for the US Motocross National--our nation's premier event for lunatics racing over rugged terrain on motorized bikes. If you need a testosterone fix, don't miss this one.

St. Clement's Island State Park, Route 242, Colton's Point, (301) 872-5688. You've got sea, sand, and surf. Hightail it out of Baltimore to St. Clement's and tell everyone you're "in the islands."

SHOPPING

Toddy Hall Pottery, Cherryfield Road, Drayden, (301) 994-0947. Handcrafted pottery, including Colonial Maryland Reproductions, as well as sculpture, portraits, prints, and paintings by local artists.

Traditions Of Loveville, Inc., 28420 Point Lookout Road, Loveville, (301) 475-8280. Spend a Saturday with your mate shopping for antique and/or contemporary furniture at this place with the romantic name. Then go home and make your own "Traditions of Loveville."

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