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Totteridge to get homes

| Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services plans to develop 36 residential homes at the Totteridge Golf Course in Salem Township. The plan will be known as the Village of Banbury at Totteridge.

The first phase of 12 lots is ready to be built, and nine additional lots are expected to be ready by the spring, said Deborah Donahue, spokeswoman for Pittsburgh-based Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. She said the third phase consists of 15 lots.

The home sites on the third and fourth holes of the golf course will have 360-degree views of the nearby Laurel Mountains and Chestnut Ridge. The development features an owner's clubhouse and pool. Donahue said homes will start at $500,000.

• Barn Painting & Advertising plans to sponsor a United Flight 93 Memorial Barn in Somerset County. The family-owned company, based in Hanover, York County, sells advertising space on non-traditional locations --- specifically barn roof tops which are intended to reach a more localized target.

Barn Painting began a statewide contest Feb. 1, and said it will run through March 31. Contestants must submit a design that may be chosen for the historic memorial. More details can be obtained by calling 866-535-BARN. The company said it will donate barn painting expertise, as well as materials and expenses.

• Michael Harvat, a Penn State University sophomore and 2005 Hempfield graduate, knows what he will be doing when he goes home for the summer.

Harvat will be managing and running his own branch of a company, College Works Painting, an internship program offered in 18 states by National Services Group, based in Santa Ana, Calif.

Throughout the spring semester, Harvat will work weekends to provide free estimates and proposals to homeowners interested in various exterior painting jobs. The internship becomes a full-time job in the summer, requiring Harvat to hire, train and manage his own employees.

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