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Community Open House! July 15th, 1-3pm

Pringle Creek Community invites you to an Open House on Sunday afternoon, July 15th, from 1-3 pm.Come out and experience for yourself one of America's Top-Ten Green Communities. Walk through healthy and high-performance homes, visit with residents, and find out for yourself what makes living at Pringle Creek so special. There will be a self-guided walking tour along sidewalks and trails, tours of the gardens and glasshouses and Painters Hall, our LEED Platinum Net Zero Energy Community Center. You will have the chance ... Read more

Steel Bridge Coffee

It is a little-known fact that coffee, like many other food products, goes bad over time when exposed to air; it is a surprisingly delicate product with great variation in quality and taste. Lucky for us, we have local coffee roaster Joseph Penner, who owns and operates Steel Bridge Coffee, delivering fresh, high quality coffees to Salem.The difference between store-bought coffee and fresh-roasted coffee is like the difference between a grocery store strawberry picked two weeks too early and one plucked right out of the field and popped into your mouth. If coffee is something you enjoy, you really should try ... Read more

Walkable Communities & Property Value

Wondering what kinds of properties will hold value in the future?From the New York Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/opinion/sunday/now-coveted-a-walkable-convenient-place.htmlMay 25, 2012Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient PlaceBy CHRISTOPHER B. LEINBERGERWALKING isn’t just good for you. It has become an indicator of your socioeconomic status. Until the 1990s, exclusive suburban homes that were accessible only by car cost more, per square foot, than other kinds of American housing. Now, however, these suburbs have become overbuilt, and housing values have fallen. Today, the most valuable real estate lies in walkable urban locations. Many of these now pricey places were slums just 30 years ago. Mariela Alfonzo ... Read more

Bird of Prey Program this Saturday!

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Living in the Willamette Valley

What's it like to live in the Willamette Valley? Here is a collection of photos that Travel Salem put together that gives an idea of how beautiful and fun this little corner of the world can be. And if you are considering moving to Oregon, you should definitely check out the Travel Oregon site. Things really are different here....Photo by Ron Cooper Photography, Copyright Travel Salem Read more
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