A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

New pickleball courts: Finished and open

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Two years after the Albany City Council approved their construction, new pickleball courts at Linn-Benton Community College are ready for play. While the college still has a sign saying the campus is closed to public use, City Manager Peter Troedsson says the courts are open.

Why the red pavement? The answer is here

Written July 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A reader asked about the red sections of pavement on an Albany street. Why are they there, she wanted to know.

One walnut tree versus eight townhouses

Written July 30th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On July 19, three members of the Albany Planning Commission objected to construction of eight single-family townhouses on Third Avenue downtown because it would take down a walnut tree in the corner of the site. On Monday the commission will get a chance to undo that action because, as it turns out, the city development […]

River art: One man’s work to make us smile

Written July 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Nate Vanek has been busy, creating art to entertain and amuse the people in Albany who happen to catch a glimpse of it.

Riverside is celebrating its 100-year-old hall

Written July 26th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

In the countryside south of Albany, the Riverside Community Hall has lasted for 100 years, and next month the community plans to celebrate the fact with a public event.

Wind and sea, and research information too

Written July 24th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On a short bike ride along the coast north of Yachats, I ducked into Smelt Sands State Park. There, a volunteer with the Cape Perpetua Collaborative was patiently waiting in a stiff cold  breeze, ready to tell visitors about the reach of the Pacific Ocean behind her back.

Learned something of our (very) distant past

Written July 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Walking back from the beach on the central Oregon coast, I look down and see the rock formation above. Looks like the kind of bubble that burbles up when really thick soup starts boiling on the stove, doesn’t it?

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