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Ray Powers, branch manager of Weichert, Realtors' Centreville/Clifton office, says his office collected 25 toys to donate to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors' toy drive. In addition to toys, the offices collected clothes, winter coats, food and cash donations that were distributed to local charities.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is proud to announce its top producers for the month of December.

* Centreville: 13822 C Braddock Road, Milagro Lopez.

* Dulles/Loudoun: 46859 Harry Byrd Highway, Steve Lizik.

* Fair Oaks: 4000 Legato Road #100, Fairfax, Daniel Rosas.

* Fairfax Station: 5616-C Ox Road, Susie Carpenter.

* Manassas: 7696 Streamwalk Lane, Barbara Schmitt.

Weichert, Realtors' Centreville/Clifton office is offering career seminars every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Weichert's Centreville/Clifton office, located at 5955 Centreville Crest Lane. Attendees will learn about the real estate profession focusing on license requirements, training and mentor programs. Call Ray Powers at 703-803-1000.

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.