The following are the October & November 2014 real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren. Each city statistics for October & November are located back to back to be able to compare the months. Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.
The following are June real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren, as well as a regional report for Columbia County. Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.
RAINIER — Rainier Days in the Park will be from July 10-13 in Rainier City Park, 300 W. A St.
The family-freindly event features live music and other entertainment, contests, carnival rides and games, marketplace vendors, food, and a beer garden.
Hours/highlights: 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, opening ceremonies, performance by Lulu LaFever; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, magic show, performance by Fleetwood Mac tribute band Gold Dust; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, parade, hometown pizza-eating contest, family game show, Ralph Painter citizenship award, performance by the The Mulch Brothers, fireworks display; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Rainier Senior Center fundraiser breakfast, battle of the worship bands, performance by Kutless.
The parade on Saturday will begin at 10 a.m., and will travel west on A Street and continue into the park. Information about designated event parking and shuttle services are available on the event’s website at www.rainierdaysinthepark.com. Click on “Get the Scoop”.
The following are May real estate statistics for the cities of Clatskanie, Columbia City, Rainier, Scappoose, St. Helens, Vernonia and Warren, as well as a regional report for Columbia County. Click on the images to view each spreadsheet.
ST. HELENS — Stone in Love, a Journey tribute band, marked the start of the 10th annual 13 Nights on the River concert series on June 5 in Columbia View Park, located off The Strand street in Olde Towne.
Weekly performances will continue from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28. Admission is free. An open air market selling crafts, food and beer also will be featured from 3 to 9 p.m.
Upcoming concerts include (click on links for performer websites):
June 12, Whisky Union Band, country music
June 19, Rae Gordon Band, blues
June 26, Mosby, alternative rock
July 3, Lewi Longmire, country-rock
July 4, TBA
July 10, Gator Nation Band, Cajun, Zydeco, New Orleans R&B
July 17, Jeff Trappe Flamencan Troupe Conjunto Alegre Band, flamenco
July 24, Patrick Lamb, old-school R&B, soul
July 31, Hit Machine, hits from various eras
Aug. 7, Set in Stone, hard rock
Aug. 14, Michael Allen Harrison, pianist
Aug. 21, Sweetwater, country
Aug. 28, Cooper and the Jam, rock and soul
The concert schedule is subject to change without notice. Major sponsors of the series include the St. Helens Community Foundation and Yo Place.
Details: call 360-450-1803, or visit the website at www.13nightsontheriver.org.
ST. HELENS — The theme for the 2014 Columbia County Fair and Rodeo is “Country Roots and Cowboy Boots”. Darci Solimine of St. Helens submitted the winning idea for the theme.
The Friends of Columbia County Fair are selling event posters for $5 each (see image). Proceeds from the sales will benefit the fairgrounds. Posters from previous years are also available.
Clean-up volunteers are needed during fair week. Applicants must be 12 and older and available for morning or afternoon shifts. Those who work one shift will earn a meal ticket. Those who work two shifts will earn a meal ticket, plus a one-day pass for carnival rides. Details: Message Amanda McFeron via Facebook.
Superintendents for the art and floral open classes also are being recruited. People who have knowledge of different types of art, or in multiple types of horticulture, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be available July 12-20. Superintendents will be paid for their time, and given free passes to the fair. Details: e-mail Megan Bluhm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional pre-sale ticket locations:
• Clatskanie: Wauna Federal Credit Union
• Scappoose: Wauna Federal Credit Union, Chevron, St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union
• St. Helens: Skinny’s, Chubb’s, Wauna Federal Credit Union, St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union
• Rainier: St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union
• Vernonia: Wauna Federal Credit Union
For more information, click on our previous post here, or call the fair office, 503-397-4231, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the website www.columbiacountyfairgrounds.com. This year’s fair will be from July 16-20 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds, 58892 Saulser Road, St. Helens.
Sessions currently works as the head secretary at Lewis and Clark Elementary in St. Helens. Her supervisor, principal Cathy Carson, nominated her for the award, referring to Sessions as the heart and soul of their school in her recommendation letter.
The announcement of Sessions’ award was made on May 8 during a surprise celebration, cloaked as a mandatory staff meeting, in the school library. Sessions’ family, friends and current and former co-workers were in attendance.
Sessions was caught off-guard by the award because she was unaware of her nomination by Carson. According to an OSEA press release, Sessions said, “When I saw my retired friends here (at the meeting) my first thought was… I didn’t retire yet!”
The employee of the year award is one of the highest honors of OSEA. The award is given out annually, and recipients are chosen from a pool of Oregon nominees by a committee of past OSEA presidents.
Sessions will be recognized during an awards ceremony at the 2014 OSEA Conference from June 26-28 in Portland.
SCAPPOOSE — The Scappoose Farmers Market has returned for its 12th season.
Vendors will sell goods from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 27 in the Scappoose City Hall parking lot, and along Southeast Second Street, off of East Columbia Avenue.
Shoppers will find fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, and seasonal Oregon berries, as well as nursery plants, herbs, flowers, handcrafted items by local and regional artisans, and other items for sale.
On average, the market features between 22-24 vendors a week. For those who are interested in selling their wares at the market, contact the Scappoose Community Club for information about guidelines and fees.
ST. HELENS — Sacagawea Health Center will host their 12th annual “Touch the Heart of Child” auction and benefit May 31 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
The theme of the event is “Sailing for Sacagawea”. It will include a hosted bar, appetizers and a barbecue dinner by Blackbird Catering, entertainment, and a silent and oral auction. Travel packages, fine art, pottery, glass works and other items will be up for bid.
The Sacagawea Health Center is a non-profit organization that extends medical care and other services to students in Columbia County (regardless of having health insurance). Primary health care, such as, well-child examinations, immunizations, treatment for chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, and sports physicals are offered.
The center also provides prevention services, including fitness and nutrition classes, and some mental health services, such as family counseling and counseling for depression.
Details: call 503-366-7696, or visit the website www.sacagaweahealthcenter.org. For real-time updates, like the Sacagawea Health Center on Facebook.