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Black-Owned Company Develops “Hidden Diversity” Greeting Cards to Address Overlooked Consumer Market of the Cultural “In-between”

Hidden Diversity Greetings was created to focus on inclusion that a culturally fluid audience is not used to seeing. The greeting card line was developed by Culturs global multicultural lifestyle network

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. /PRNewswire/ — Hidden Diversity Greetings was created to focus on inclusion that a culturally fluid audience is not used to seeing. The greeting card line was developed by Culturs global multicultural lifestyle network, which activates 21st century diversity by creating media, products and experiences that embrace hidden diversity. A certified black-owned business with a social mission, Culturs focuses on “in-between” cultural populations, including multiethnic, multicultural, mixed-race and geographically mobile (like immigrants, refugees and Third Culture Kids) with a focus on people of color – because everyone should feel like they matter.

Culturs Art Director, Diana Vega, felt especially nurtured by the project while repatriating to her homeland of Merida, Mexico after obtaining a Masters Degree at Colorado State University. She designed the cards using her personal experiences and that of the company’s multicultural audience, and its team of cross-cultural staff that span 17 countries. “Being Cross Cultural is to be divided in many places,” she said. So she created a card that embodies this and shows an individual with the brown skin she’s used to seeing in her homeland standing in between mountain and sea, which represent the mountains of Colorado and the beaches of the Yucatan.

The entire line is colorful and vibrant, uplifting both giver and receiver, while extolling the virtues of varied cultural concepts. Vega’s favorite part of the line is “The Universal Language of Food,” which celebrates cultural favorites like samosas from India, Ghanian FuFu and Tacos Al Pastor from central Mexico. Other cards include the “definition series,” with words like HIRAETH: A Welsh word for “a feeling of longing for a home that no longer exists or never was.” Or “Global Soul,” which visualizes a quote from author Pico Iyer defining “A person who has grown up in many cultures all at once — and so lived in the cracks between them.” Many of the definitions come from Aldine’s decades of research in culturally fluid populations, which also were featured in a university level class she developed and taught for almost a decade.

The cards are as visually stimulating and diverse with the people they depict, as they are in their messaging — something that is still lacking in many greeting card lines. Hidden Diversity greetings are cards and journals with messages from the “in-between” cultural community addressing times when words aren’t enough, and friends and family just might not know how to approach. In cases like these, the cards to the talking and the sentiments hit the spot.

The line is printed in the United States on high-quality post-consumer recycled paper. They retail for $7.99 each or $34.99 for a set of five. Find them at CultursMag.com/Shop.

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Trilogy® Valor Near Boise, Hosts Grand Opening of Stunning New Wellness & Fitness Center

The 55+ Community Unveiled Phase 1 of the Treasure Valley Social Club, Shares Future Club Amenities Coming Soon

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — Trilogy® Valor, a gorgeous 55+ gated resort community in Kuna, Idaho, hosted the Grand Opening of its Wellness & Fitness Center, Afturburn, at the Treasure Valley Social Club on January 20th and 21st, 2024. The celebration introduced current and future Homeowner Members to this state-of-the-art facility that features a strength and conditioning area with free weights and machines, cardio equipment, and a movement studio. Homeowner Members will have a diverse menu of opportunities designed to enhance personal wellness. A variety of instructor-led classes and offerings will include yoga, Pilates, step aerobics, kickboxing, sculpting, spin and more.

Trilogy Valor Planned Resort Club Rendering

The Grand Opening also revealed the rest of the amenities completed in Phase 1 of the Treasure Valley Social Club; a sparkling resort pool and adjacent outdoor spa, a dedicated lap pool, six pickleball courts, and an outdoor fitness lawn. Attendees met the Club’s dedicated resort hospitality team and learned more about future social events and activities coming to Trilogy Valor as well as planned amenities for Phase 2. When fully completed, the Treasure Valley Social Club is planned to include a full-service restaurant and bar named River Six, an expansive covered patio that overlooks the resort pool, community lake, a game patio, indoor and outdoor social spaces, and much more.

“Wellness of body, mind, and spirit is an integral part of the Trilogy lifestyle, and we’re so excited to introduce the amazing Afturburn Wellness & Fitness Center to our current and future Trilogy Valor Members,” says Mark Gray, Area President for Shea Homes. “The beautiful, thoughtfully designed, quality Shea Homes® floorplans and truly distinct lifestyle are obvious attractions to Trilogy, but we find that many people are especially enthusiastic about our communities’ wellness amenities. Every day of the week, Trilogy Members across the country have the opportunity to live healthier and happier—playing pickleball, hitting the walking and hiking trails in their communities, meeting up with neighbors for fitness and aquatics classes, and relaxing poolside. Now, Trilogy Valor Members get to join the movement and enjoy Afturburn, the pools, the pickleball courts, and more. We’re confident these amenities will inspire Members to embrace their wellness journeys and live their best lives.”

Located in the Treasure Valley just 16 miles southwest of downtown Boise and adjacent to the Falcon Crest Golf Club, Trilogy Valor is part of the Valor master plan. Trilogy Valor offers 13 single-story floorplans ranging from ~1,342 to ~2,584 square feet with 2-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms and 2-car garages. Both detached and duplex homes are available, with pricing starting from $375,900. Trilogy Valor also offers a selection of Quick Move-in Homes designed with features and upgrades chosen by the Trilogy design team.

To schedule a private tour of Phase 1 of the Treasure Valley Social Club and Trilogy Valor’s six newly opened Model Homes, homebuyers can call 208.314.2308.

About Trilogy® by Shea Homes®

The Shea Homes® Active Lifestyle Communities division currently offers 55+ and resort lifestyle communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, and has been attracting discerning homebuyers across the country since 1999. Both Trilogy large-scale Resort Communities and smaller-scale Trilogy Boutique Communities™ are designed to create an enriched lifestyle through exploring new interests and activities, overall wellness, and connecting to a vibrant social life. Homeowners experience a true resort-caliber lifestyle managed by a hospitality-trained staff. Each Trilogy brand community is designed to embrace its natural surroundings and provide a variety of experiences, which may include signature restaurants, pickleball, movement and fitness studios, day spas, pools, culinary classes, hiking trails, exclusive lifestyle programs, and more. Trilogy by Shea Homes has broken all records and received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Builder Study each year since 2013. Study results are based on experiences and perceptions of people surveyed. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com. For more information about Trilogy communities, visit Sheahomes.com/Trilogy.

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Shea Homes® Brings Their “Live Happier®” Movement and Trilogy® Brand to ThreeOaks – a Trilogy® Boutique Community™ in Charming Culpeper, VA

National 55+ Leader Brings more Resort-Style Living to Northern Virginia

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — Shea Homes®, known for its Trilogy® brand communities and Join the Movement. Live Happier® mantra as a leading 55+ community developer, announced the brand’s expansion by delivering the hallmark Trilogy lifestyle in a more intimate setting in Northern Virginia. 55+ ThreeOaks, a Trilogy Boutique Community will be located one hour north of Charlottesville, Virginia, and 90 minutes southwest of Washington, D.C., in the charming and historic town of Culpeper, Virginia. ThreeOaks is the latest in Shea’s new 55+ concept – Trilogy® Boutique Communities, which offers a vibrant lifestyle in a sophisticated yet laid-back setting in smaller-scale communities. ThreeOaks is the first such Trilogy community in the greater Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Introducing ThreeOaks, a Trilogy Boutique Community coming soon to Culpeper VA

Planned for ~270 homes ranging in size from ~1,829 to ~3,149 square feet, ThreeOaks will offer two home collections with pricing anticipated from the low $500,000s. Home designs will include spacious, open-concept living spaces, private primary retreats and outdoor living spaces that expand entertaining options.

Details for ThreeOaks are still being finalized, but the community is planned to include a Resort-caliber Club from an award-winning design team, destined to become the basecamp for fun, exploration, and relaxation at the heart of the community. More than just a social gathering space, this hub will be designed to bring neighbors together in the pursuit of fun, wellness, and adventure. This innovative community is expected to offer a host of amenities and experiences popular with 55+ buyers:

  • Curated Wellness & Fitness Opportunities
  • Exciting Dining, Cocktail, and Wine offerings
  • Pickleball & Hiking Trails
  • Busy Schedule of Social Events and Excursions
  • Resort-caliber Club Staff
  • Trilogy’s Exclusive National Lifestyle Programming

Culpeper is a quaint town in a historic, beautiful area of Northern Virginia that offers easy access to outdoor adventure. Nearby Lake Pelham is a popular spot for birdwatching, boating and fishing, and the 32-acre Rockwater Park has multi-use trails for biking and walking. Just 30 minutes away is Shenandoah National Park, located along the crest of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. Culpeper is made up of 15 historic districts and is home to an incredible variety of restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Known as the perfect destination for foodies and history enthusiasts alike, this beautiful town attracts visitors from all over.

“The Trilogy lifestyle is designed around our commitment to wellness of mind and body, connection with neighbors who quickly become close friends, and freedom to explore and expand your horizons so homeowner members have the chance to Live Happier®,” says Jason King, General Manager for Shea Homes Active Lifestyle communities in Virginia. “We’re so excited to bring this truly unique experience to an area of the country that is rich with history, charm and personality. Life at Trilogy is distinctly special, and we can’t wait to introduce buyers to this incredible new community in a fantastic location.”

Homebuyers are encouraged to check out these short videos to learn what makes Trilogy so distinctive among 55+ options:

Interested homebuyers who want to learn more about upcoming pre-sales, information sessions, final pricing and community details as they become available are encouraged to join the interest list at Sheahomes.com/ThreeOaks for receive exclusive updates. To learn more about the Trilogy 55+ lifestyle, visit the Trilogy by Shea Homes YouTube channel for real-life moments of Trilogy residents, flyovers of under-construction communities and more. For questions call: 540-712-8928.

About Trilogy® by Shea Homes®

The Shea Homes® Active Lifestyle Communities division currently offers 55+ and resort lifestyle communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, and has been attracting discerning homebuyers across the country since 1999.  Both Trilogy large-scale Resort Communities and smaller-scale Trilogy Boutique Communities™ are designed to create an enriched lifestyle through exploring new interests and activities, overall wellness, and connecting to a vibrant social life. Homeowners experience a true resort-caliber lifestyle managed by a hospitality-trained staff. Each Trilogy brand community is designed to embrace its natural surroundings and provide a variety of experiences, which may include signature restaurants, pickleball, movement and fitness studios, day spas, pools, culinary classes, hiking trails, exclusive lifestyle programs, and more. Trilogy by Shea Homes has broken all records and received the highest numerical score in the proprietary Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted® Active Adult Resort Builder Study each year since 2013. Study results are based on experiences and perceptions of people surveyed. Your experiences may vary. Visit www.lifestoryresearch.com. For more information about Trilogy communities, visit Sheahomes.com/Trilogy.

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Caring for a Feathered Flock

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(Family Features) An antidote to the stresses of work and the fast pace of modern life may be closer than you realize. Whether on family farms or in urban backyards, chickens have the power to make your corner of the planet better.

Not only does raising chickens provide you with access to eggs for a tasty, nutritious and versatile food source, it also allows your family to be more self-sufficient, reduce your food miles and establish a family hobby that allows you to connect with one another.

“Chickens make wonderful companions and are often an overlooked option when a family is seeking the countless social, cognitive, physical and emotional benefits of pet ownership,” said Dr. Tanya K. Bailey, a pet therapist and creator of Pet Away Worry & Stress, a program that celebrates the healing connection between humans, animals and nature. “The fact is, many backyard chicken owners view their chickens as lovable household pets that contribute to their family’s sense of well-being.”

Before you bring your own flock home, consider these tips for raising chickens successfully:

Food
You may think of chickens as grain-eating vegetarians, but they’re actually omnivores with a diverse diet. Most chickens eat insects, as well as herbs, fruits, vegetables and grains. Experts recommend having enough food available for chickens to graze throughout the day, but a single daily feeding is usually adequate.

A specially designed chicken waterer can help ensure your hens always have a supply of clean water, but some prefer a trough-style waterer instead.

Housing
Chickens require room to roam, but they also need protection from predators and the weather. The most common setup for chicken housing involves an enclosed coop and a secure area where they can wander freely. Plan to secure several square feet of space per chicken to avoid crowding.

The coop you need will depend on many factors, but a versatile option like the Eglu Pro chicken coop is suitable for flocks of varying sizes. It provides housing for up to 10 large hens or 15 bantams with a low-maintenance design and hygienic, comfortable habitat. The coop offers a controllable climate with adjustable vents and double-walled insulation and numerous features to protect chickens from predators, including raccoon-proof locks.

“Over many hours, we watched, learned, asked and then invented an enhanced coop that does justice to the brilliance of the humble chicken, a pet that can bring so much joy to family members of all ages,” said Johannes Paul, co-founder of Omlet. “The ingenuity of the Eglu Pro is that it turns the dream of keeping chickens into a reality for everyone. Created not just for the chicken but because of the chicken, this coop helps those who are looking to slow down, destress and take control of their busy lives or crave the need to build a community around them.”

Health
It’s important to keep a close eye on your chickens’ health and safety. Proper housing and routine cleaning are keys to deter predators and prioritize hygiene to help minimize illnesses. Just like other pets, chickens require sufficient exercise and stimulation to maintain good health, which you can provide with foraging activities.

If you’re considering a new pet, chickens make for a lovable, economical option. Find more advice for raising a feathered flock at omlet.us.


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