A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.

Scenes from the Clark and Periwinkle trails

Written December 9th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Conditions on Albany’s trails range from nice and picked up to messy, as my bike rides along the Dave Clark Path and the Periwinkle Bikepath showed this past week.

Seen from the path: A few questions

Written August 13th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

On Sunday night I was surprised to see an elaborate inscription on the Albany railroad bridge. The center pier had acquired a word of some kind, a vertical string of graffiti that poses a number of questions.

Could anything at all prevent graffiti?

Written June 30th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Painting a whimsical mural on a wall in Albany evidently does not protect it from the spray paint brigade, those knuckleheads who leave their ugly scrawls wherever they can.

Where the need to clean up never ends

Written May 27th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Riding the bike on the Periwinkle Bikepath extension behind Lowe’s was easy Saturday because for once, nobody was camped on the path itself.

A chance to learn something, destroyed!

Written December 7th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

For eight years people ambling along the Crox Creek Path in Albany have been able to read about the history of the area and the creekside land restoration project there. Until now.

Once again, this path attracts vandals

Written November 10th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Every few weeks a bike ride takes me along the paved path behind Lowe’s in Albany, between the store property and the heavily wooded channel containing Periwinkle Creek.

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