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 ...
August 31, 2015 | Tracy Loew
How does the environment impact your health? What can you do to protect your family from toxins?
These questions and more will be answered during a free community workshop at Pringle Creek Community on Sept. 15.
The Oregon Environmental Council will give a presentation about Oregon’s new toxics law, planning for climate change, and what’s happening federally to connect health and the environment.
Participants will get practical tips for protecting health in their families, neighborhoods and state.
“Our health is greatly impacted by the chemicals in our environment – in our homes, the packaging of our good, ...
July 8, 2015 | Conner Williams
The Pringle Creek Community is collaborating with the Cherry City Food Swappers to put on a pie party and food swap event on Sunday, July 19.
The event will be held at Painters Hall at the Pringle Creek Community in South Salem and will run from 1 to 4 p.m.
According to Kerry Fox, Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Pringle Creek Community, the swap invites people to taste and trade pies in addition to other homemade or homegrown food items.
The Pringle Creek Community has hosted the Cherry City Food Swappers before for a swap ...
June 19, 2015 | Tracy Loew
What's the difference between natural, organic and non-GMO? What kind of oversight or regulations are behind these different claims?
Food labels can be confusing, so Pringle Creek Community is hosting a free presentation to help consumers make informed choices.
Chris Schreiner, executive director of Oregon Tilth, will help participants understand what the information on food labels means, as well as how food-purchasing decisions affect the local food economy.
Corvallis-based Oregon Tilth is the nation's third-largest organic certifier, serving about 1,450 growers and processors.
"Farmers will grow what people want to eat," said Kerry Fox, outreach coordinator for ...
June 8, 2015 | By Tracy Loew
A recent string of strong earthquakes off the Oregon Coast serves as a reminder that 'The Big One' is on the horizon.
To help residents be ready, Pringle Creek Community is hosting a free disaster preparedness presentation. The event also will address emergencies such as flooding, drought or a train derailment.
"Disaster is survivable. The key is being prepared," said Kerry Fox, outreach coordinator for the 32-acre community, which focuses on nature and the environment.
The presentation, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Pringle ...