Trilogy Real Estate Group Acquires Two Class A Multifamily Communities in Ann Arbor, Michigan

DETROIT, Jan. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Trilogy Real Estate Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment, property management, and development firm, announced today the acquisition of two Ann Arbor apartment communities in a portfolio transaction totaling 840 units.

“These acquisitions bolster our strategy of acquiring high quality communities in markets with healthy fundamentals,” said Trilogy Chief Investment Officer Jesse Karasik. “Ann Arbor is a true knowledge center with one of the most highly educated populations in the country.  In addition to being a top ten fastest growing tech submarket, Ann Arbor consistently ranks as a ‘Best Place to Live’ among Gen Z, Millennials and retirees alike.”

The first community, The Villas at Main Street, is located next door to the University of Michigan soccer complex and is comprised of 360 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units that were well occupied upon acquisition. Built in two phases in 1997 and 2002, the Villas resident experience is complemented by its amenity package that includes an outdoor pool with sundeck, 24-hour fitness center with a Peloton spin bike, clubhouse, dog park, package lockers and an outdoor kitchen with firepit.

Trilogy also acquired The Villas at Northstar, a 480-unit community

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GARDENING: Join the 2021 Master Gardener trainee class

Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2021 12:45 am

GARDENING: Join the 2021 Master Gardener trainee class

By Jeanette Castanon,
Ector County Extension Agent

Odessa American

Now that the new year is upon us it is a great time to investigate new hobbies. If you or a loved one are curious about becoming more involved with your community and get hands on education about gardening look no further than the Master Gardeners association. Classes start soon!

The Master Gardeners work through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to help with the mission of providing research-based information to the public. After screening which includes a background check, trainees are accepted into the program.

To become a certified Master Gardener volunteer, you must attend the series of classes that will begin at 9 a.m. Jan. 28. Ten of the classes will be taught by Texas A&M Specialists and will be available online Thursday mornings. Seven of the courses will be taught in person Saturday mornings beginning on April 24 and ending on June 5. The cost is $200 and includes

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MGHC Celebrates 25 Years Of Education And Service With Online Public Gardening Class

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee

Extension, continue their third Saturday free public gardening classes in 2021. Presented online via Zoom during the pandemic, the first class takes place this Saturday at 10 a.m., with “IkebanaMoribana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging” presented by Master Gardener Janet Jobe.

The Zoom link to access this public class is available on the MGHC website.

Master Gardener Jobe said, “Ikebana (‘making flowers alive’) is the Japanese art of flower

arranging, a tradition that began with floral offerings made for religious purposes and later became

decorative additions to traditional Japanese homes. Moribana (‘piled up flowers’) is one of the

expressions of this art, combining several clusters in natural-looking shapes and a mound of beautiful flowers to create a naturalistic landscape complementing the different seasons.

“My presentation will show the variety of containers and flowers that can be used as well as how the various design forms – upright, slanting and cascading – are used to create a beautiful and harmonious display. I hope people will discover that with a few flowers and a basic Ikebana technique, you can create a lovely, inspiring

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With kids back to class, brush up on these six gardening terms to add to your horticulture vocabulary

With Winter Break behind us and kids back in school — in person or online — it seems appropriate to explore some gardening terms, stories and maybe a little history. Feel free to study and, since there won’t be an exam, you will all get As.

Horticulture: The agriculture of plants, whether for food, material, decoration or comfort. That includes nearly everything that grows above and below ground, so I am wondering why we need the next word.

Floriculture: Simply the flowers of flowering plants. Most are used for ornamental reasons and not necessarily to eat. Hence the difference from horticulture, I would assume.

Slow Gardening: I like the sound of this, as when age and aches creep up, permission to take it easy is nice. That isn’t actually what it means, though the premise is to be patient with plants and with your abilities to grow them and to enjoy your garden rather than being a slave to it. Choose plants that do not need a lot of care. Plant flowering plants in your yard to reduce mowing. Skip the power tools and enjoy getting your hands in the dirt.

Companion Planting: This isn’t new, but certainly something

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