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Real Estate Notes

Aug. 21, 2002

Long and Foster has announced its top associates for June.

In the Bethesda office, Mike Riki was top producer with a sales volume of $2,282,500 and Trip Holbrook was the top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings.

Brad Rozansky, in the Bethesda Gateway office, was recognized as the top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $6,183,930. In addition, F. Ruth Dickie and Carole Maclure, managers of the Bethesda Gateway office, announced that office sales for July were over $94 million, up from July 2001 by more than $18 million.

In the North Bethesda/Rockville office, Joanna Argenio was top producer with sales of $3,255,400.

Long and Foster Real Estate announced Top Dogs for June from the Bethesda Gateway office: Dennis Melby, Brad Rozansky, Melinda Estridge, Gary Ditto, Sharyn Goldman, Mary Bajwa, Mario Finelli, Ruby Styslinger, Tom Williams, Donna Karpa, Sharon Owens, Shonny Kugler, Nancy Erickson, The Schucks, Chris Rhodes, Nancy Poat, Susann Haskins, Rebecca Williams, Matt Owings, Jenny Hughes, Goly Kayvan, Nanci Neff, Beale Cummings, Jaclyn Leimbach, Merlin Rodriguez, Wendy Banner, Debbie Cohen, Peppy Walsh, Sue Utterback, Suzanne Rey-nolds, Ben Gehrig, Allie Ben- salem, Susan Janney, Ellie Kott, Ed Crowley, Carolyn Compton, John Bragale, Jeanie Ahearn, Judith Conrad, Cindy Pitcock, Kay Beane, Jane McGuire, Adrienne Deming, Sarah Funt, Gloria Crowley, Marla Gruzin, Damine Buckley, Bonnie Podoff, Michelle Kraft, Mee See Phua, Sara Lou Cardwell, Ann Johnson, Caroline Keith, Betsy Bretz, Jim Ledet, Susan Weiss, Lynn Gorsage, Andy Greenspan and Donice Jeter earned entry into the office’s Top Dog club for July.

The county is seeking applicants to the Western Area Recreation Advisory Board. The board advises the county on regional recreation and parking needs. Members must reside in the areas of Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase or North Bethesda/Garrett Park areas and serve three-year terms without compensation. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center. Apply by Aug. 30 to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville MD 20850. Duncan’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council.

The 47th annual Potomac Country House Tour, sponsored by St Francis Episcopal Church in Potomac, will feature four outstanding homes on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6. All four Potomac area homes. The homes will be open for touring from noon- 5 p.m. on both days. Tickets are available at outlets throughout Montgomery County. Call 301-365-2055

* Texas Connection: Owners, Cathleen and Randall Howard, remodeled a 6-year-old Cape Cod shingled home to include a log cabin loft for the kids and a Will Rogers room in the basement.

* European Country: Located in Rapley Reserve, the appearance is of a sixteenth century English country house including a prominent turret and French forecourt accommodating an eclectic mix of French, English and Italian cultures with striking family art deco heirlooms. Home of Donna and Neal Gumbin.

* Political Memories: Memorabilia from past lives and events as personal aid to President Nixon and a thank you welded cross delivered by the New York Port Authority Police from the World Trade Center are only a few of the homeowners, Sherry Turner and Stephen Bull’s collection.

* Colorful Extravaganza: Marilyn Polling’s designer touch throughout the house balances colorful modern paintings with Asian antiques. Striking statements in colorful décor will cheer all the tour-goers. Home of Linda and Donald Rheem.

In addition the home tour, other activities will be held at the church both days at 11 a.m. including the following:

* Boutiques at St. Francis: Wearables, stationery, home accessories, gourmet foods, floral arrangements and more are shown by local and out of state vendors.

* Cottage Shop: Crafts, clothes, toys and decorative accents for home and garden, many crafted by talented parishioners.

* The Bottom Line Silent Auction: Vacations, golf outings, VIP tickets to local sporting events, gift baskets including items for the home and garden and fun things for kids. The auction will be held in the Kincaid Library at St. Francis Church. Bidding will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday. A live auction for higher priced items will occur during a cocktail reception on Friday evening, Oct 4.

* The Luncheon: St. Francis Café will be open to serve a light a la carte buffet lunch on both days from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in St. Francis Hall. Hot and cold entrees will be served along with assorted breads and iced tea.

* Dessert Bar and Goodies to Go: A selection of desserts, coffee, tea and soft drinks to go.

Advance tickets are $15, Day of Tour tickets are $20.

All proceeds benefit St. Francis Community Outreach Programs, some of which include Boys and Girls’ Homes of Maryland, Community Based Shelter, Companions in Word Mission, the Dwelling Place, For love of Children (FLOC), MANNA Food Shelter Martha’s Table, Montgomery Hospice Society, St. Stephen’s (Loaves and Fishes), and Stepping Stones.

Bethesda-based Winchester Homes was selected by the Reed Residential Group as one of the “101 Best Companies to Work For” in the residential housing industry nationwide.

The Reed Residential Group consists of publications “Professional Builder,” “Professional Remodeler”, “Luxury Home Builder,” and Internet site, “HousingZone.” Companies are nominated by remodelers, builders and architects based on 11 factors: corporate culture, job satisfaction, workplace trust, respect, pride, camaraderie, compensation, fairness, communication, training and customer satisfaction.