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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is proud to announce its Top Producers for the month of November.

* Milagro Lopez from the Centreville office, 13822 C Braddock Road;

* Shanna Nikzad from the Dulles/Loudoun office, 46859 Harry Byrd Highway;

* Carol Kalinowski from the Fair Oaks office, 4000 Legato Road #100, Fairfax;

* Susie Carpenter from the Fairfax Station office, 5616-C Ox Road;

* Jim Downs from the Manassas office, 7696 Streamwalk Lane.

Local Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices are working with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program this year as official drop-off points for donations of toys. CBRB offices will serve as official collection centers until Dec. 17 for toys to be donated to Toys for Tots. Bring new, unwrapped toys to your nearest CBRB office:

* Centreville: 13822 C Braddock Road; 703-968-7600;

* Dulles/Loudoun: 46859 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 200; 703-404-1000;

* Fair Oaks: 4000 Legato Road #100, Fairfax; 800-691-1400;

* Fairfax Station: 5616-C Ox Road; 703-250-1000;

* Manassas: 7696 Streamwalk Lane; 703-361-9161.

The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage School of Real Estate offers ongoing weekly classes at offices throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. for anyone interested in becoming a Realtor. Register for the "Principles & Practices of Real Estate" class anytime in December 2002 for $100, including tuition, registration, and books. Regular price is $185. Classes do not have to be taken during the month of December 2002, but can be taken anytime within the next six months. Call 1-800-992-4794 for more information and a schedule of classes.

Century 21 New Millennium of Centreville is conducting a coat drive for needy people in the community. Drop off your new or used coats in good condition to the office, located at 5109 Westfields Blvd., Centreville. New hats and gloves would also be appreciated.

Long & Foster's Centreville office will serve as a proud sponsor of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' annual Toys for Tots campaign between now and Dec. 16. Long & Foster, as directed by the U.S. Marine Corps, asks that donated toys be new and unwrapped. Toys may be dropped off at the Long & Foster office at 14260-C Centreville Square, Centreville, seven days a week until Dec. 16.

Once the toys are collected and presented to the Marines, they are distributed through churches and social welfare agencies to the neediest children throughout the community. The Toys for Toys campaign, started by the Marines in 1947, is an annual toy-collecting drive that now reaches across 388 communities throughout 50 states.

Last year's national Toys for Tots campaign raised 13.2 million toys benefiting nearly 6 million needy children. Long & Foster collected more than 30,000 new toys throughout the company last year, which were transported to Marine Corps headquarters in time for Christmas. For information on this year's Toys for Tots campaign, call or stop by Long & Foster's Centreville office, 703-631-3200.

Long & Foster Real Estate announces that its $125,000 Scholarship Program will end its search for well-rounded graduating high school seniors entering an accredited four-year college or university on March 3, 2003. All applications must be received by the deadline date of March 3, in order for the selection committee, comprised of local members of academia, to select the final scholarship winners by Spring 2003.

The Long & Foster Scholarship Program will award $1,000 to each of 125 worthy recipients throughout the five-state region for the 2003-2004 academic year. The monetary scholarship award will be made payable directly to the college or university in the student's name. Once the winners have been selected, the scholarships will be awarded beginning May 1, 2003.

Applications for the Long & Foster Scholarship Program can be obtained from any of Long & Foster's 200 residential sales offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, from high school guidance counselors, via Long & Foster's Web site at www.longandfoster.com/scholarship or by calling 1-703-359-1750.

A hard copy of the application and the required attachments must be mailed to Long & Foster Corporate Headquarters by March 3, 2003, at the following address: Long & Foster Scholarship Program, c/o Corporate Marketing Department, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., 11351 Random Hills Road, Fairfax, VA 22030-6082, Attn: Colleen Park.

Virginia REALTORS has launched a new Web site at www.VARealtor.com. It provides information for brokers, agents, specialty practitioners, association leaders and local Realtor associations. There is also a marketplace area for links to home buying- or selling-related services, and a news area with statistics on home sales for the state. The site includes information for foreign-language-speaking Realtors, properties for sale and rent, a directory of Realtors and commercial property information.