Posts written by Hasso Hering

Directions: The fix that wasn’t

Compass directions are a continuing challenge to the makers of this interesting sign, which tells visitors what’s what in the historic Masonic Cemetery off Albany’s Broadway Street.


Our river trails: Worth checking out

September is a great time to venture out on Albany’s two riverside trails, one on each side of the Willamette. I was reminded of this when I rode my bike along the Simpson Park trail last week.


At OSU, names hinder success?

As you may have heard, Oregon State University is trying to decide whether to change the names of four campus buildings because of the opinions or actions of their long-dead namesakes. The reason for change, we now hear, is that the names may keep minority… Continue reading


Sunrise Park: Plan up for review

Albany’s Sunrise Park will get a parking lot and a big sun shade, plus two new play structures, according to a site plan for the park’s renovation that has just been filed with the city Planning Division.


A glance of the past, from high up

Last week I had a brief visit in his office with Shawn Woods, manager of the E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area. And he hauled out huge reproductions of aerial photos I had never seen before.

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