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Chainsaw Art Completes Our Newest Park

Local Salem chainsaw artist Kevin Strauslin has completed his work here at Pringle Creek Community leaving us with two new benches and some whimsical carvings, too! Many thanks to Mr. Strauslin for his creative work that has transformed our little pocket park into a truly comfortable place to sit, relax, and even take time to read a book from our Little Free Library.  This park is located just in front of our community center, Painters Hall.  The park and new benches, carved into the oak that rests where it fell last year, will also add a new dimension to future ... Read more

A Resident’s Perspective on Life at Pringle Creek Community

What is it really like to live at Pringle Creek Community (PCC)?  Does living in an energy efficient home make much difference?  Is the quality of life any better? I'd been wondering about this when, during  the monthly neighbor meeting, Anna, a relatively recent neighbor, volunteered some thoughts about her experiences living here so far.  I asked her afterward if she'd take some time to share more about her life at PCC so far.  She happily agreed. Anna decided that she needed to move to the south Salem area in order to be closer to family.  She also wanted to downsize in ... Read more

Truly a Community Center

Our community center, Painters Hall, is the main hub of Pringle Creek Community (PCC) life where community members gather for yoga, movie night, walking group, family, and celebratory events. Painters Hall is a beautiful Net Zero building, meaning that through its 220Kwh solar array it makes as much energy (more, in our case) as it requires to serve its energy needs annually.  It is an award-winning Net Zero and LEED platinum commercial building, the first of its kind in the country! Painters Hall serves as both a model of environmental sustainability as well as a community meeting place that ... Read more

Exceptional Theater and Talent Right Here in Salem

Bobrauschenbergamerica! "Huh?" you may ask.  This play, Bobrauschenbergamerica, written by Charles Mee, a performance art depiction of Robert Rauschenberg's life, art, and work, is currently showing at Willamette University and is a performance not to be missed.  The artist's work and the play are both reminiscent of Dada, so if you aren't into the abstract and absurd, then this isn't a play for you - BUT, the caliber of the performance was so good, that I expect the entire Willamette Theater's season will be excellent.  I highly recommend anyone who loves the theater to give Willamette a try. Pringle Creek Community ... Read more

Harvest Fest!

We're going to celebrate the harvest and feature the fruits of everyone's labor.  We're really excited to re-unite with Urban Farmers who've taken the Urban Farming class with us, to hear all about gardening successes and failures, and share kitchen creations made with gardening goodies: pies, veggie casseroles, salads We were given an apple press and we've saved some apples and pears to crush - bring apples for pressing and juice containers.  We'll make juice to drink, and share whatever we have in excess. Join us! RSVP, please, so that we know to expect you. info@pringlecreek.com             503-315-1055 Read more
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