HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Boardwalk isn’t getting rebuilt; here’s why

Written June 13th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

There’s a short boardwalk or wooden walkway along Albany’s Dave Clark Riverfront Path. It is showing its age of about 40 years, but it won’t be replaced or rebuilt as part of the city’s $21.5 million Waterfront Project. Why not?


Why Talking Gardens have less water

Written June 12th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The Talking Water Gardens between Albany and Millersburg look a little odd this spring. There’s less water in the ponds.


Hub City Village: Completion in sight

Written June 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Hub City Village isn’t finished yet, but it is getting close.


New apartments rise above Periwinkle Creek

Written June 10th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Since last September, construction has been under way on three apartment buildings between Periwinkle Creek and Geary Street in Albany, at 1755 Geary St. S.E.


Look at the Albany Skatepark now: Wow!

Written June 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

If you haven’t already seen it this weekend, go by the Albany Skatepark. You’ll be astonished at the way it looks: Cleaned up and devoid of several years’ accumulation of graffiti.


A good place to remember Sam’s verse

Written June 9th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

When you have a few minutes, go visit the newly reconstructed east viewing pier on the Albany riverfront. It’s a beautiful piece of workmanship and a great vantage point for looking around.


That’s the sound of medical transport

Written June 8th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On the evening of the last day of May, the whop-whop-whop of an approaching helicopter drew my attention upward. Then I saw the aircraft preparing to land at Albany General Hospital, and I got off the bike and watched.


 
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