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The 16th annual Keep Montgomery Beautiful community beauti- fication awards were presented Oct. 16 at a special ceremony in Rockville. The contest is open to community groups, businesses, public institutions and other organizations undertaking landscaping projects that enhance the appearance of non-residential properties.

Local winners included:

Robert Lebling Memorial Park, Bethesda; an Award of Excellence, Level I, in the Cityscape category.

Sumner Citizens Association, Bethesda; an Award of Distinction, Level II, in the Community Non-Professional category.

Edgemoore Community, Fairfax Road Median, Bethesda; an Honorable Mention, Level I, in the Community Professional category.

The Forum, Rockville; an Award of Excellence, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

Strathmore Place Townhomes, Rockville; an Award of Excellence, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

Whitley Park Condominiums, Bethesda; an Award of Excellence, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

Chelsea Tower, Bethesda; an Award of Distinction, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

Grosvenor Park II Condominium, Rockville; an Award of Distinction, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

Bethesda Overlook, Bethesda; an Honorable Mention, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

Tuckerman Station Homeowners Association, Rockville; an Honorable Mention, Level II, in the Community Professional category.

NIH Center Drive, Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping Section, Bethesda; an Award of Excellence, Level II, in the Public Institutional category.

Potomac Library, Potomac Village Garden Club, Potomac; an Award of Merit, Level II, in the Public Institutional category.

U.S. Postal Service William F. Bolger Center for Leadership Development, Potomac; an award for First Year/Public/Institutional in the Sustained Maintenance (previous first place and Award of Excellence winners) category.

The Promenade, Bethesda; an award for Second Year/Community Professional in the Sustained Maintenance (previous first place and Award of Excellence winners) category.

Tuckerman Station Condominium, Rockville, an award for Third Year/Community Professional in the Sustained Maintenance (previous first place and Award of Excellence winners) category.

Winners of the photography contest were also announced at the ceremony. Local winners include Dalia Elmekki of Bethesda, an honorable mention for her photograph of the county by night; Al Jaward Waqas of Bethesda, a second place for his photograph of a county landmark; Karen Silver of Bethesda, an honorable mention for her photograph in the county landmarks category; Oren Hirsch of Bethesda, a first place winner in the county at work category; and Esteban Pulido of Bethesda, a second place in the county at work category.

The county’s Rustic Roads Advisory Committee has one vacancy for a representative of a civic association located outside of the agricultural reserve. The board promotes awareness and knowledge of the rustic roads program; reviews and comments on classification of rustic roads, executive orders and other policies and programs which affect the program. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month. Deadline for applications is Nov. 11. Write to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850. Call 240-777-2528 or visit www.co.mo.md.us.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has announced its top producers for September. In the Potomac office, Marsha Schuman was top producer. Jane Fairweather was top producer in the Bethesda office at 7832 Wisconsin Ave.

United Cerebral Palsy and the Crescent City Jaycees are conducting a House Raffle to benefit the organizations and other charity community projects. The home, located at 14518 Church St. in Upper Marlboro, is listed on the National Historic Register and features three floors plus a basement apartment. Two open houses will be held; one on Nov. 2, from 1-4 p.m., and one on Dec. 7, from 1-4 p.m. No more than 25,000 $100 tickets will be sold, and any individual or group may purchase up to 10 tickets. The winner may choose to receive $500,000 in cash instead of the property. A drawing will be held Dec. 27. Visit www.house-raffle.com. To charge by phone, call 301-262-4165, or send a check to House Raffle, 3901 Woodhaven Lane, Bowie, MD 20715.

The county is seeking applicants to fill seven vacancies on the Agricultural Advisory Committee. Four vacancies must be filled by bona fide farmers selected to represent the total farm community. Three vacancies must be filled by public-at-large representatives having no direct financial interest in farming. Three farmer representatives and three non-farmer incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. The farmer representatives serve three-year terms and the public-at-large members serve one-year terms without compensation.

The 15-member committee advises the County Executive and County Council on all matters affecting agriculture in the County.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday evening of each month in Germantown.

Applicants should write by Oct. 25 to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan at the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850. A brief resume, including home and work phone numbers, should be included.