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Your Home, Your Indoor Air, Your Health

Our homes are our refuges, our castles. They are the place where we feel safest and most secure. Ideally, your home is the place where your health is protected as much as your privacy. Everything that is built in or brought into your home affects the quality of your indoor environment and the air that you breathe. Typically, the many materials used to build and finish our homes contain chemicals that off-gas, or release chemicals into the air over time, making the indoor environment toxic without our knowledge. Many people have chemical sensitivities and attention to what is in your ... Read more

Classic Films at an Historic Theater

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Buster Keaton, Sidney Poitier, Laurel & Hardy, Gary Cooper, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock.  Wow!  What a line-up!  All of these stars and films by these famous, classic directors, and many more, are available for your viewing pleasure Wednesday evenings, January 20th through March 16th, at the historic Elsinore Theater in downtown Salem.  A bit of film trivia - did you know that The General starring Buster Keaton was filmed in Cottage Grove, Oregon?  Make sure you come out January 27th to watch it on the big screen!                     The silent films will be accompanied by Rick Parks ... Read more

Spotlight on Colleen Owen – Urban Farming Magic!

The edible landscape at Pringle Creek Community - the blueberry patch, our orchards filled with a variety of fruit trees, and community gardens both inside our glasshouses and outside - thrives due to the efforts of Colleen Owen, with the help of our groundskeeper, Paco Sanchez.  Colleen's tireless work has significantly increased the productivity of the vegetable gardens and she has at least doubled the capacity of the glasshouses since 2014.                             The renovated, historic 1940s Lord & Burnham glasshouses at Pringle Creek Community (PCC) are a jewel all on their own.  They are a remnant of the gardening and maintenance ... Read more

New year brings new faces into Holding Court

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 12, 2016 | Carol McAlice Currie and Michael Davis We'll start with the icing on the cake. Darrell Hoerauf of Cherry City Cake & Candy Supply made us crave dessert when he brought two 6-inch decorated cakes to the Court Street Dairy Lunch on Tuesday. The good news: No journalist was harmed in the making of this column, because the cakes were fakes. Hoerauf was using the foam-cored but brightly decorated models to illustrate what can be learned in two of his shop's upcoming classes. Up first is a beginners' fondant class. If you believe that all cakes need to be coiffed ... Read more

B the Change That You Desire!

What do Ben & Jerry's, Etsy, Seventh Generation, Dansko, and Pringle Creek Community all have in common?  We are all B Corporations! Pringle Creek Community is now a B (for Benefit) Corporation, part of the global business community inspiring businesses to compete not only to be the best in the world but to also be the best FOR the world, a community that is working to use the power of commerce  as a force for good vs just for profit.  A 'B Corp', or Benefit Corporation, commits to earning financial returns as well as creating social and environmental value. There are currently over 1,500 Certified B ... Read more
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