Written August 27th, 2019 by Hasso Hering
“My friends and I always wonder what they do to get the flower baskets downtown to bloom so profusely and get so big,” the email from Mandy Wilson said. “They are just petunias, right? We were also curious as to what they do with the baskets when the season is over. We thought maybe you […]
Written July 23rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering
In case you haven’t noticed — and I hadn’t before Saturday — the downtown Albany “parklets” are back for the second summer in a row.
Written August 22nd, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Compared to Salem or Corvallis, downtown Albany is a breeze when it comes to parking. The main difference: No meters. The penalties for overstaying the generous parking limits have remained unchanged for 20 years. But now an increase has been proposed.
Written April 28th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Thirty-six years ago the First Interstate Bank in Albany furnished this wide spot in the sidewalk in front of its parking lot on First Avenue in case any downtown pedestrian wanted to pause and take a load off. Now, with the consent of Wells Fargo, the Albany Downtown Association plans to turn the space into […]
Written January 27th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
See those lighted stars up on posts all over downtown Albany? Makes it look as though it’s still the Christmas season, doesn’t it?
Written October 18th, 2013 by Hasso Hering
Downtown Albany may become brighter during winter nights — or as soon as a new lighting program can be started. But unfortunately, it will be a change limited to just a short stretch of First Avenue. And that brings up an old complaint that has been all but forgotten.
Written August 2nd, 2013 by
Old movies still apparently attract a crowd, even when — or perhaps especially when — they’re shown outdoors, projected on the side of a building. For about 10 summers now, on Friday nights the Albany Downtown Association has shown “Movies by Moonlight” on the wall of the Eagles Club downtown. To watch, people are encouraged […]