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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

Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitor Bureau, 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, (301) 791-3246, www.marylandmemories.org.

ATTRACTIONS

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown, (301) 739-5725, www.washcomuseum.org. This free museum located in the pretty City Park specializes in art from the 19th and early 20th centuries and the exhibit Pastels from the Permanent Collection runs all summer long. And catch the atmospheric American Impressionists before the exhibit closes July 6.

EVENTS

Peach Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday Aug. 9-10, Ruritan Community Park, Leitersburg, (301) 797-6387. If August doesn't scream peaches, we don't know what does. At this yearly festival celebrating everyone's favorite furry fruit, you can even sample that combination above all combinations: peach pie and peach ice cream.

Rose Society Rose Show, entries 6:30-9:30 a.m., display open to public 1:30-5 p.m. June 7, Valley Mall, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown, (301) 739-9433. Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday with your mother or lover. Roses go on sale at 5:30 p.m.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, (301) 842-2155. Fort Frederick was built during the French and Indian War to protect English settlers from guess who? And today there are easy hiking trails, camping, a visitors center, and re-enactments.

SHOPPING

Washington County is a gold mine for all you antique freaks:

Antique Crossroads, 20150 National Pike, Hagerstown, 301-739-0858.

Beaver Creek Antique Market, 20202 National Pike, Hagerstown (301) 739-8075.

Hudson House Galleries, 1 S. High St., Funkstown, (301) 733-1632.

Sharpsburg Arsenal, 101 W. Main St., Sharpsburg, (301) 432-7700.

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