Anise is being developed in Bridgeman Downs, will comprise 64 contemporary townhomes.Fragrant gardens filled with herbs and flowers to help residents keep their homes smelling sweet will be a key feature of AVJennings’ new Anise community.The development in Bridgeman Downs will offer 64 contemporary townhouses.Anise will take inspiration from its namesake, with plants including lavender, rosemary and mint to be planted in the community recreation hub, which will also feature a pool, lawn terrace, barbecue area and bike storage.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoA doTERRA essential oils package will be presented to every purchaser at handover, including star anise, lavender, peppermint and lemon oils, suitable for cooking, cleaning and aromatherapy.AVJennings chose Bridgeman Downs for its newest community to give young buyers an opportunity to secure a home in the neighbourhood where they grew up and downsizers a chance to move from a larger home to a lower maintenance lifestyle, while still enjoying all the facilities of the suburb.AVJennings national developments manager Angus Johnson said there was a real opening in the market for affordable, townhouse living in Bridgeman Downs.”The younger and older generations in Bridgeman Downs are seeking alternatives to acreage living and the traditional family home,” Mr Johnson said.“Anise Bridgeman Downs is an attractive proposition to new and existing residents who want lifestyle variety at an address close to the city and bounded by a hinterland outlook.“Until now there has been very little new development with great facilities at an affordable price point.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisIt’s was a dogs dream land at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. The Alpena County Search and Rescue Team hosted their first annual fundraiser. K9 members along with their 4–legged friends and residents participated in a dog walk, learned K9 tricks and more.The event wasn’t just about raising money; the goal was to also inform the community about the dedication it takes to find a loved one when they go missing.Participants like Stacy McEwen wanted to make sure she paid her respect by walking in Saturday’s event, and said that the search and rescue team makes her feel at ease knowing that they are involved within the community.The funds raised at Saturday’s event will go towards new equipment, certifications and educational classes for future K9 volunteers.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Sunrise 45 Film Festival a Huge Success: Winners RevealedNext Economic and cultural impact of horses in the state of Michigan
(Related: Qualcomm and Verizon introduce new IoT initiative)“A fairly close relationship exists between high-growth IoT use cases in consumer product and service-oriented verticals like retail, insurance and healthcare,” said Marcus Torchia, research manager for IoT at IDC’s Customer Insights and Analysis team. “In some cases, these are greenfield opportunities with tremendous room to run. In other verticals, like manufacturing and transportation, large market size and more moderate growth-rate use cases characterize these verticals. As a whole, the IoT opportunity is a diverse developing marketplace for vendors and end users alike.”The report also found hardware to be the largest spending area, followed by services, software and connectivity. As for the global spending landscape, Asia will see the most spending, followed by the U.S., Western Europe and Japan, according to IDC.“It is great to see that the Internet of Things will continue to fuel both business transformation and innovation acceleration markets such as robotics, cognitive computing, and virtual reality,” said Vernon Turner, IoT research fellow and senior vice president of enterprise systems at IDC. “The investments by China and the United States in IoT solutions is driving these two countries to account for double-digit annual growth rates and over half of the IoT spending.” The Internet of Things is gaining more interest, and the spending is there to prove it. International Data Corporation (IDC) released an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide report, which predicted IoT spending will reach US$1.29 trillion in 2020.The industries that will make the biggest investments in IoT include manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and consumer products. According to the report, there will also be cross-industry investments such as connected vehicles and smart buildings.In addition, insurance, consumer, healthcare and retail companies will see the fastest spending growing.