Business Bits: Get Your Paint On

Scappoose, OR –  Do you look at those paint event pictures and think, maybe I could do that?  If you do, you are not alone.  Paint events have and will continue to be a hot craze.  Local artist and business owner, Hope Wirta, Art of Hope Studios, offers paint events online and onsite for both individuals and groups.

Hope provides a variety of options to explore your paint creativity.  You can choose to socialize with a paint event with friends or to stay at home socially distanced.  You can test out your skills during one of her free Facebook live events, or join an online subscription or an onsite event to meet like-minded crafty people.  Hope also offers private events in-studio.  You can view more options for paintings on her website any past painting can be turned into an event.

Want to support local artists?  The new business platform, Patreon, offers the option to pay a monthly fee to participate in events varying from $3.00 to $10.00 with three different levels of benefits go to her page to learn more.

Hope Wirta started her business like many entrepreneurs while working a corporate job.  She spent two years hosting paint events and selling her artwork before she turned her part-time business into a full-time career as an artist and teacher.  Her Patreon profile states, “I love helping new painters overcome the fear of putting paint on a canvas and relaxing as they find their own style of art.  I hope to make painting a creative outlet for you to enjoy and have an easy step by step style of teaching.”  You can follow her YouTube Channel to engage with her teaching style.

Photo Courtesy FB page Hope Wirta The Trouble with Being Me

 

 

 


Christmas In July

Columbia County, Oregon- Merchants’ Toy N Joy is hosting Christmas in July, an online Virtual Auction July 19th- 25th to support citizens in need during the upcoming 2020 Holiday Season.

Toy N Joy typically fundraises with a gala in December to support CRF&R’s Volunteer Association’s Toy N Joy, Kiwanis Holiday Hope, and the Columbia Pacific Food Bank.   Together these organizations give away holiday food baskets and toys to families across the CRFR district which serves Rainier to Warren, Columbia County.  This year with a generous donation of local gift cards from businesses across Columbia County by Jeff Kemp, Pacific Stainless, with a challenge to #payitforward the organization decided to host a virtual auction, Christmas In July!

It’s easy to participate.  Sign up now to get the updates on the auction at  https://sthelenssportsbooster.schoolauction.net/tnjchristmasinjuly2020/signup

Follow the Facebook Event Merchant’s Toy N Joy Christmas In July

 


Beyond the Burbs- Outdoors Nob Hill Nature Park

Nob Hill Nature Park has a new entrance from the walking path along the Columbia River downtown St. Helens (old venner plant property down by the Dockside Resturant).  You can also use the entrance across from the St. Helens Public Works building over by the National Guard Armory.  This is a great place to explore natural paths and small hills.

 


Business Bits: Purrz and Paws Pet Supply

St., Helens, OR – Murphy was the inspiration for Errin Constantine opening the new pet supply store. Purrz and Paws Pet Supply, in St.Helens across from the Kozy at 380 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens.  Murphy is Errin’s dog. Ask her to share a photo, he’s pretty cute!

They carry a variety of pet food brands such as Victor, Merrick, Canidae, and Diamond Naturals to name a few and other pet items. They opened early as the locals were curious so she is still putting out pet products. She can also custom order what you need. Welcome to Columbia County!!  Follow their Facebook page for more information and to support their local business #beyondtheburbs


Beyond the Burbs- Outdoors

Explore Columbia County River by kayak or canoe at the Rainier Kayak Launch. Check out your community beyond the burbs in video below.  

Rainier Oregon Access to Columbia River

Explore Columbia County River by kayak or canoe at the Rainier Kayak Launch. Check out your community beyond the burbs! #beyondtheburbs #keepitlocalcc

Posted by Beyond The Burbs – Faces, Places and Happenings of Columbia County on Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Business Bits: CCB (Columbia River Bistro)

St. Helens, Oregon-  Columbia County Bistro opened February 19th at 4:00 PM! You might recognize Chef Kayleigh Stano her from her younger days at Columbia County Brewing (CCB). You’ll find the old mac daddy on the menu with other gluten/allergy free homey northwest food.  CCB is located at the former Big River Bistro at 305 Strand Street, St. Helens. Open Wednesday-Saturday 4:00 PM- 9:00 Last Seating. Follow their Facebook page for more details! Welcome to Columbia County, Columbia County Bistro..#beyondtheburbs

2020 Valentine’s for Vets CCB catered the event
Sample Menu on Opening Day

Beyond the Burbs- Outdoors

Updated CZ Trailhead offers a place to ride your horse, to hike, run or just a quiet place to stop and rest. Check out your community just beyond the burbs! #beyondtheburbs #columbiacountyoregon

CZ Trailhead

Updated CZ Trailhead offers a place to ride your horse, to hike, run or just a quiet place to stop and rest. Check out your community just beyond the burbs! #beyondtheburbs #columbiacountyoregon

Posted by Beyond The Burbs – Faces, Places and Happenings of Columbia County on Tuesday, February 4, 2020


Beyond the Burbs – Outdoors

Enjoy Your Community!
Do you have kids at home this week? Take them for a quick walk, play some disc golf or watch the river from a bench. McCormick Park is a beautiful place to spend time with family or for some self-care. #beyondtheburbs

Enjoy Your Community!Do you have kids at home this week? Take them for a quick walk, play some disc golf or watch the river from a bench. McCormick Park is a beautiful place to spend time with family or for some self-care. #beyondtheburbs

Posted by Beyond The Burbs – Faces, Places and Happenings of Columbia County on Wednesday, January 1, 2020