A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

In 1932, this had ‘the pleasant atmosphere’

Written November 15th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Once again this week, on Sunday, I leaned the bike against the corner of 129 West First Ave. and wondered what if anything was happening with this old Albany structure.

At Monteith Riverpark, looking around

Written October 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

The gate in the fence was open and no heavy machinery was moving around on Friday at Monteith Riverpark, giving me an opportunity to walk in and look around the construction site.

Quick sale: Council likes Lepman proposal

Written October 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Well, that was quick — the sale, that is, of the former Wells Fargo Bank property in downtown Albany.

On Second Avenue downtown, a new glow

Written October 1st, 2023 by Hasso Hering

An evening bike ride through downtown Albany does not usually offer much in the way of attractions other than the general lack of traffic on the streets.

A facelift for the old post office/city hall

Written September 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

If you’ve wandered around downtown Albany, as I was last week, you may have noticed that things are happening with the old city hall at Second Avenue and Broadalbin Street.

Who wants the former Wells Fargo lot?

Written September 19th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It would be interesting to know who has made offers to buy and develop the lot at 300 West First Ave. in Albany, the site of the former and now demolished downtown branch of Wells Fargo Bank.

Why this rider is in new Albany mural

Written September 4th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

It was just before 5 p.m. on Labor Day, and Eileen Hinckle was hard at work on her mural in downtown Albany. I passed by on my bike and stopped to take a look.

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