Montgomery Preservation, Inc. is seeking nominations for this year's historic preservation awards, which honor individuals and groups that have made significant contributions to the preservation or restoration of historic resources in the county during the past year. Anyone can nominate an individual or group for an award. The deadline for nominations is March 31. The awards will be presented on Sunday, May 5, at the Shaw House property at Quaint Acres in White Oak, Silver Spring. Call 301-622-5151, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
<mh>Deer-Control Workshops Available
<bt>The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office offer educational workshops to help homeowners cope with and minimize deer damage to landscapes and gardens. Workshops are 90 minutes to two hours in length and free of charge. A minimum of 20 attendees is required. To schedule a workshop for a homeowners/civic association or garden club, call Montgomery County Cooperative Extension Office at 301-590-2809.
<mh>Neighborhood News Online
<bt>Due to budget reductions, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center will soon put its monthly newsletter, Neighborhood News, on its Web site www.emontgomery.org/rsc/bcc rather than mailing it.
To receive information and announcements from the B-CC Regional Services Center, send your e-mail address to email@example.com.
<mh>Update Civic Association Database
<bt>The Planning Board's Community Relations Office is updating its civic and homeowners association database. Associations should call 301-495-4600 and leave a message with the current president's name, address and phone number.
<bt>County Council seeks applicants for the Bethesda Urban Partnership Board of Directors. The partnership is responsible for the maintenance of streetscape and streetscape amenities, the promotion and implementation of special events and marketing initiatives, and other similar activities.
The vacancy is open to applicants who live in a residential community adjacent to the Urban District. The Board meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:45 a.m. Members serve three-year terms without compensation.
Interested citizens should write to Council president Steven A. Silverman, Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. A brief resume including home and work telephone numbers should be included.
<mh>Career in Real Estate
<bt>Coldwell Banker Realty Pros Ltd. Corp is offering an informational seminar on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. for anyone interested in a career in real estate. The seminar is free. To register in Potomac, call Joan Reilly at 301-983-9000. In Bethesda, call Bette June Ingham at 301-654-3222.
<mh>Long and Foster for January
<bt>Potomac: Parvin Navid was the top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $3,696,000.
Potomac Village: Kandy Luria was the top producer with a sales volume of $4,871,450; Krystyna Litwin was the top lister.
Potomac/Cabin John: Barbara Small was top producer and top seller with a sales volume of $1,721,000; and Mincy Neil was the top lister.
Bethesda Gateway: Wendy Banner was the top producer with a sales volume of $3,899,300; Brad Rozansky was the top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings.
Top Dogs, agents who have had three or more real estate transactions for the month, include Dennis Melby; Brad Rozansky; Wendy Banner; The Four Schucks; Gary Ditto; Donna Karpa; Sharon Owens; Caroline Keith; Jenny Hughes; Kay Beane; Natilie Straus; Cinda Pitcock; Sharyn Goldman; Jeff Wilson; Melinda Estridge; Mario Finelli; Rub Styslinger; Debbie Cohen; Sue Floyd; Pat Shultz; Peppy Walsh; Pam Ryan; Nancy Schwiesow; Gloria Crowley; Suzanne Reynolds; Adrienne Deming; Mary Lou Shannon; Fran Carbbery; Andy Greenspan; John Bragale; Chris Rhodes; Fran Darby; Rebecca Williams; Donice Jeter; Judy Kelly; Mary Bajwa; Jane McGuire; Sterling Mehring, Lynn Gorsage; Pat Wills; Karen Compton; Sue Utterback; Nancy Poat; Mee See Phu; Sarah Funt; and Eleanor Balaban.
Top Agents were Debbie Cohen; Jane McGuire; Caroline Keith; Fran Darby; John Bragale; Sue Utterback; Sterling Mehring; Judy Kelly; Cindy Chambers; Chris Rhodes; Gretchen Koitz; Tom Williams; Sara Lou Cardwell; Shonny Kugler; Sarah Toppins; Cinda Pitcock; Rebecca Williams; Pat Shultz; Barbara Podoff; Kitt Sessions; Betsy Bretz; Nancy Schweisow; Jeff Wilson; Susan Janney; Tanya Hamilton; Elley Kott; Susan Miller; Eleanor Balaban; Goly Kayvan; Jeannie Ahearn and Mee See Phua.
North Bethesda/Rockville: Gene Cooper was the top producer with a sales volume of $1,044,800.
Bethesda: Trip Holbrook was top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $1,884,337.
Bethesda/Chevy Chase: Mike Riki was top producer with a sales volume of $1,400,000. Ole Pedersen was the agent with the most new listings; Barbara Fitzgerald, Marge Dwyer, Chris Handy, Anne Solotar and Monica Cokinos were the top listers; and Tim Harper was the top seller.
<mh>Weichert Realtors for January
<bt>Potomac Village: Joan Chakshuvej produced the most sales and the most resale revenue units. Edna Rosenthal was honored for generating the highest dollar volume and the most listings sold. Joanna Simeone was top lister.
Potomac: Mahin Ghadiri produced the most sales and the highest dollar volume. Alan Bruzee generated the most resale revenue units and the most listings sold and Helen King was top lister. The entire sales team was honored for generating the highest new homes dollar volume in the region.