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On Day Three: Sprucing up a ‘secret park’

Written March 25th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

With schools out for weeks on end this spring, there’s only so much time you can spend with video games. So brothers Mason and Wyatt Knecht joined their Dad Wednesday in doing volunteer work outdoors.


A tour of Albany’s paved bike paths

Written March 1st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany has three paved off-street bike paths, and now and then, especially when the weather is fine, it’s fun to make a circuit around town that takes in all three.


In Bryant Park, a hazard tree comes down

Written December 3rd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This used to be a “hazard tree” in Albany’s Bryant Park, dying or already dead and scheduled for cutting down lest its upper parts snap and fall on unsuspecting visitors below.


A year later, visiting Thurston Park again

Written September 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Did they ever complete the renovation of Sunrise Park, I was wondering one day last week. So, riding along on Queen Avenue, on my way somewhere else, I turned right on Thurston Street to take a look.


Discovering an Albany gem: Draper Park

Written August 13th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The thing about aimlessly tooling around town on a bike is that sometimes you discover a new place — new to you, that is. Which is what happened Tuesday when I turned a corner, saw some majestic old trees, went that way, and found myself in Draper Park.


As pickleball gains, tennis seems to fade

Written June 28th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Is tennis going out of style as a recreational sport? You might get that idea if you look at the photo above. But it’s a trick shot and doesn’t say anything about whether tennis is still being played.


Today’s mystery quiz: What’s that ruin?

Written June 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

On a hillside just above the loop drive around Bryant Park, you can just make out a concrete foundation. Climbing up and taking a look, however, doesn’t get you any closer to understanding what this structure might have been for, back in the day.


 
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