HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Sunday night, discovering downtown

Written November 29th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

If you want to ride your bike around perfectly smooth city streets without any other traffic for as long as you want, try downtown Albany on the Sunday night after Thanksgiving. Or any Sunday night.


Entertained by the bird life outside

Written November 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

These little guys come by every once in a while. They gang up on the feeder outside my study window, as though to entertain me with their twittering ways. But really just to get a quick bite.


A mystery crop, but only to me

Written November 26th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

To a lifelong city dweller like me, almost all the things being grown beyond the outskirts of town are mystery crops. And so it was when I went on a short neighborhood bike ride before the Thanksgiving meal.


Population update: Fodder for a story

Written November 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The people at Portland State University came out with their annual population estimates the other day.  If the report conceals startling news about Albany and other mid-valley towns, I don’t see it. But the new numbers provide fodder for a story nevertheless.


Henshaw Farm: How the plans changed

Written November 24th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Plans for a big subdivision on the former Henshaw Farm south of town have been in the works ever since May 2005, when Albany voters approved the annexation of 105 acres at the corner of Columbus Street and Ellingson Road.


Out on the bike as night falls …

Written November 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

On Monday I got a late start on my bike ride. Which explains, at least in part, why I was out here in the dark.


Bright spot: Looking forward to this public art

Written November 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a first look at one of the long-awaited pieces of public art the city of Albany will install at the Lyon Street entrance to downtown.


 
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