A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Around Albany on the Fifth of June

Written June 5th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

For about an hour between 5 and 6 on Wednesday night, the bike took me on my usual route along the Albany riverfront to the east end of town, and then back a different way. In bright sunshine, these were among the things I saw:

Progress report in battle against tall grass

Written June 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

On Saturday the bike and I returned to the paved bikepath alongside Periwinkle Creek. Sure enough, a long section south of Queen Avenue had been cleared of the tall grass that threatened to cover the path before.

Periwinkle Bikepath: A ride through tall grass

Written May 29th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

A reader’s email sent me on a mission along Albany’s Periwinkle Bikepath on Wednesday. Riding the bike on a paved trail away from traffic in springtime is a tough job, I know, but somebody has to do it.

Cleanup on the Periwinkle path: Thanks!

Written April 30th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Several times over the years, I have reported on the super-messy conditions of the Periwinkle Bikepath, especially the north end that is walled off from the Lowe’s home improvement center. So it was a surprise to see how clean it was when the bike took me there on April 26.

About that ailing park tree: An update

Written April 1st, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Caution tape around a big old tree is always an alarming sight. And this one caught my eye over the last few days as the bike took me past Albany’s Takena Park.

Pickleball court repairs: Hope for dry spring

Written March 11th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The pickleball courts at Albany’s Hackleman Park had lots of big cracks in the concrete. Now the courts are getting repaired.

Lehigh Park: Waiting for special playground

Written November 20th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

One day last week I rode the bike to Albany’s Lehigh Neighborhood. The point was to follow up on a story last May about the planned replacement of the playground at Lehigh Park.

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