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June 21, 1998

Long & Foster agents volunteer in Service Day

Agents from Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. will be out in force Wednesday throughout the Baltimore area as they participate in the company's "Community Service Day."

The day is a volunteer effort among Long & Foster agents to help refurbish local schools, shelters, homes and day care centers. Agents from the Fells Point office, with the Johnston Square Elementary School, will install smoke detectors in inner-city homes; 25 agents from the Towson office will repair a footbridge and footpath at Gunpowder Falls State Park; and agents from the Columbia office will paint Running Brook Elementary School.

All 116 Long & Foster offices in the firm's five-state region will be participating in the day.

Inn at Buckeystown to hold auction preview

The Inn at Buckeystown, with its collections and furnishings scheduled to go on auction Oct. 9 to 12, will have a preview weekend Oct. 3 and 4, said Ann F. von Forthuber, president of Auction & Estate Representatives of Towson.

The inn will be open for prospective buyers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the preview's admission -- which will be donated to the Frederick County Hospice -- is $15 per person. The auction catalog is $10.

A virtual reality tour of the 1897 inn is available on the World Wide Web at www.aereps.com. Information: 888-426-0600.

Shipments of appliances reached all-time high

Factory shipments of home appliances reached an all-time high in 1997, according to figures compiled by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

The industry shipped 55,741,000 units, exceeding the 1996 record of 55,193,100 by 1.1 percent.

Records were established in several categories. Clothes washers led with 7,396,500 followed by dishwashers (5,124,200), garbage disposals (4,828,100), electric dryers (4,510,100), electric ranges (4,380,000), gas ranges (2,861,000) and gas dryers (1,266,000).

Dehumidifier shipments were down 16 percent compared to 1996, while window air-conditioner shipments declined 14 percent.

Sprecher named director of housing initiative

Stephen L. Sprecher has been named director of the Downtown Housing Initiative for the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. He will serve as liaison between the city's Downtown Housing Council and property owners, developers or funding sources interested in residential conversion projects.

Sprecher was housing development officer and underwriter for the Maryland Community Development Administration for the last five years. He has a master's degree in business from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law.

News in brief

Manekin Corp. said Lynn E. Abeshouse, its vice president, earned the SIOR designation from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, an international association of professional commercial real estate brokers.

On the Move

Coldwell Banker Grempler Realty Inc. said Anne Martion, Barrie Evga, Linda Barber, Brenda Walls and Jim Brooks joined the firm as sales associates in the Timonium office.

Moore, Warfield & Glick said Joyce Timmons joined the firm as a member of the Ocean Pines sales team.

Pub Date: 6/21/98

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