A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

What’s this, you ask? And the answer…

Written May 24th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Several times in the last few weeks, people have asked what’s being built on the left side of Ninth Avenue in Albany as you come off the eastbound overpass. You can look it up, of course, but I’ll save you the trouble.

Stuck on Queen, and seeing the danger

Written May 23rd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On bike rides around Albany I usually avoid  Queen Avenue because of the rail crossing south of the Albany yard. On Thursday afternoon I did go that way and witnessed motorists practicing amazing patience while the crossing was blocked for what seemed like a very long time.

Old look restored to historic building

Written May 22nd, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A piece of Albany’s architectural history has been revived with the renovation of the building at 401 Second Ave. S.W., on the northwest corner of Second and Ferry Street.

If the Big One cuts those bridges

Written May 21st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Several times a week, the bike takes me along Albany’s Dave Clark Path underneath the Lyon Street Bridge. Often I have wondered about those pipes going up the bridge pier. What are they for?

Waverly Lake: Why equipment was off

Written May 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The other day somebody wondered on social media why the new fountain and aerators in Albany’s Waverly Lake were not working. But if they were off, it was because the power was out.

A springtime visit to Freeway Lakes

Written May 19th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

This is a pretty good time of year to visit Freeway Lakes, the Linn County park located on both sides of Interstate 5 south of Albany.

Riverfront items: New access; park steps

Written May 18th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

And in other exciting news, the new crossing to the Dave Clark Riverfront Path at Montgomery Street in Albany has been opened for public use.

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