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Pringle Creek Community Welcomes Pet Owners & Dog Walkers

Pet ownership is a joy and part of life that we embrace at Pringle Creek Community.  Many of our residents have a dog or a cat (or three) that live peacefully at home and meet occasionally outside. People from the surrounding area also visit the property to walk for exercise and sometimes they bring their dog - always using a leash.           Alongside dogs and walkers, we enjoy the wildlife, such as wild turkeys and blue heron,  that regularly visits us.  When dogs are kept on leash they can't harass our furry and feathered guests, ensuring that the wildlife ... Read more

Creation of a New ‘Community’ Park – A Proposal

The City of Salem is developing plans for a 27.5 acre 'community' park adjacent to Pringle Creek Community (PCC) and is inviting the local community to help plan the park.  This is a great opportunity for PCC residents and all other surrounding neighbors to participate in the current planning process to assure that our new park meets local needs. What exactly is a 'Community' park?  It is likely that everyone has a different mental picture or idea of what a 27.5 acre park offers or contains.  There is a lot of information at the City's website, found here.  According to the ... Read more

Willamette Valley Holiday Wine Tastings – and Beer, Too!

November and December are great months to visit local Willamette Valley vintners, taste their wines, and stock up on your party and dinner wines.  Willamette Valley vineyards are celebrating 50 years since the first pinto noir vines were planted in 1965. According to NWwines.com,"There are now more than 400 wineries in the Valley producing world-class pinot noir.  This holiday weekend, more than 160 wineries throughout the valley are throwing open their doors for special tastings, live music, food pairings, holiday discounts and more.  Each winery celebrates the weekend with its own flair—join the tradition!"  The wines in our region are ... Read more

Growing Food, Growing Community

Growing food, when done with friends and neighbors, is also an opportunity to grow community.  Marion-Polk Food Share (MPFS), a local nonprofit organization does this very well - and we're proud to share the experience together.  Throughout the year, we partner and interact with MPFS at events like the MPFS seed swap and Salem-Keizer Education Foundation's Ag Fest to help address the issue of hunger and self reliance in our region. MPFS is a vital part of Salem's community that is growing leaders and self-reliant citizens as it grows and provides food to those in need. Besides offering food for local ... Read more

Salem’s Rich Theater Culture

Salem is a town rich in artistic, theatrical, and musical talent. During any given weekend in Salem there are three to four plays and musicals, improv comedy, various touring shows, dinner theater, workshops, and special events.  A couple of theaters in the downtown core are nearly as old as the town itself, signifying the depth of Salem's commitment to the arts.  There are numerous artistic expressions throughout the community found in expected and unexpected places and venues.  Salem is a place where paying attention pays off; there are creative forces everywhere – especially in the downtown core. Salem hosts international ... Read more
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