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CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ST. HELENS GATEWAY SCULPTURE PROJECT

The City of St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission, in partnership with Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Highway Division, has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for illuminated landmark sculpture(s) to be placed at the south entrance to St. Helens. … Continue reading

MAKE ART FOR ST. HELENS PARKS ON JULY 4

The St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission (ACC) will host its fifth annual Trash Can Painting Competition on Saturday, July 4 starting at 9:30 a.m. in Columbia View Park. Two top prizes of $200 will be awarded at 5 p.m. … Continue reading

ST. HELENS PUBLIC LIBRARY CELEBRATES 100 YEARS

The St. Helens Public Library turns 100 years old on May 25, 2015 and is celebrating its centennial with birthday-themed events during the month of May, many of which can be enjoyed even without a library card. During the entire … Continue reading

PUTTING GOATS TO WORK IN ST. HELENS

Have you seen the goats near Godfrey Park in St. Helens? The goats are owned by Yoder Goat Rentals who were hired by the contractor working for the City of St. Helens on the Godfrey Park Storm Outfall Project. The … Continue reading

EDUCATIONAL ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS COMING TO ST. HELENS PUBLIC LIBRARY

EDUCATIONAL ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN & TEENS COMING TO ST. HELENS PUBLIC LIBRARY

The St. Helens Public Library and St. Helens Arts & Cultural Commission are partnering to host two free educational art workshops for children and teens at the Library in April. “Masterclass” is an art workshop program taught by the Oregon … Continue reading

“WHAT IS EDUCATION FOR?”: FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN AMERICAN SOCIETY

America faces a crisis in education. In the last 15 years, the U.S. government has spent billions of dollars financing reforms – such as test-based accountability, charter schools, and the Common Core – largely designed to ensure our schools produce … Continue reading

ARTIST TO GIVE BOOK ART PRESENTATION AT ST. HELENS PUBLIC LIBRARY

St. Helens Public Library will host Portland-based fiber artist Bonnie Meltzer on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on repurposing old books to create objects and art. Meltzer’s artwork will also be on display at the Library … Continue reading

ST. HELENS RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT FOR WATERFRONT PLAN

The City of St. Helens has received a $200,000 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue work on a waterfront redevelopment plan for the former Boise Veneer Plant and White Paper Mill sites. The … Continue reading

Detectives Need Assistance in Identifying Stolen Jewlery

As the burglary investigation and the arrest of Alexander Ross has unfolded, detectives are now faced with the difficult task of identifying a number of pieces of jewelry.   As some of the local police reports list “miscellaneous costume jewelry,” placing … Continue reading

CITY SUPPORTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

St. Helens Mayor Randy Peterson presented a check for $15,000 to Columbia County Economic Team (CCET) Executive Director Chuck Daughtry at the St. Helens City Council meeting on August 21. The contribution represents the City of St. Helens’ continued effort … Continue reading