By Stephanie Patterson At the end of a side road on the outskirts of Scappoose, past a myriad of gentleman farms, sets one of the most unique and serene spots in all of Columbia County – the privately owned, Vedanta Retreat. While Columbia County boosts many great hiking locations with terrific scenery, the Vedanta Retreat…

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Come join your fellow writers for a twice-a-month write-in at the St. Helens Public Library. Participate in silent word sprints, encourage each other, exchange ideas, and most importantly, do what writers do:  WRITE! Open to writers of all ages, background, and introvert levels. Auditorium, 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 6pm-8pm

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Hot Topics – Sand Island Sets Up Camp Facts: There are currently 37 campsites planned with additional spaces for dwelling on the island. The island can easily accommodate this number with plenty of space for additional day use by guests. Once the island “opens” there will be an onsite camp host 24 hours a day.…

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