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Crowd Attends Winter Home Tour at Pringle Creek

We had quite a turnout for Winsome’s Building Better Buildings event on Friday, Dec 19th. An enthusiastic crowd arrived to tour a recently framed high performance home on track for LEED certification in Salem’s Pringle Creek Community development. Winsome Partner Wendy Stassens and Site Superintendant Aaron Kumnick, along with Jane Poznar and Kerry Fox from Pringle Creek, answered questions from visitors all evening about high performance building practices and technologies, and the benefits of living in the Pringle Creek Community development. If you weren’t able to attend the event but would still like to see the home or visit Pringle Creek, contact us and ... Read more

Yoga is focus of South Salem community

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 6, 2015 | Cindy Ulshafer In a secluded yet inviting subdivision, a class is held every Thursday afternoon. Located off of Industrial Drive SE, a few residents call Pringle Creek Community home, and it also is the setting of Painters Hall where yoga was practiced on Dec. 18. A handful of students bring their yoga mats every week. The class is open to the public, according to resident and community general manager Jane Poznar, who sponsors the class and also participates. Teacher Alyson Budde asks a nominal fee to help cover the rent of the hall. She said she leads ... Read more

Blue Heron

Look who's come to visit. This great blue heron is a most appreciated guest! Thanks, Colleen, for a great shot.   Read more

Snow at Pringle Creek: March 2014

Several days of snow kept all of Salem tucked into home-bound mode for a quiet weekend. We had 12 to 14 inches of snow at Pringle Creek Community. It was cold but made for a beautiful and serene day. Our Events Coordinator, Kerry, stands on the porch of Painters Hall in her cross country gear. Kerry and her husband David ski-commuted home Friday evening. Snow continued to fall, transforming Pringle Creek into something more reminiscent of Fargo … or Sochi. Read more

Benefits of Sustainability

From our friends at the Federal Highway Administration comes this condensed summary on the Benefits of Livability. Seriously, the FHA is part of a federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities that includes the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing.  All trying to do good work by sharing their expertise and coordinating their efforts. Aside from a bit of jargon, there are great points here.  They begin by listing some of the Economic Benefits (including energy savings and lower maintenance costs) followed by Public Health Benefits (which gets personal pretty quickly), and finally they address Environmental Benefits, pointing notably to ... Read more
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