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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Cumberland progress: Restoring windows

Written March 10th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

Restoring Albany’s historic Cumberland Church building is proceeding bit by bit, and one milestone in the long process was reached last week.


Council open to Cumberland request

Written December 2nd, 2023 by Hasso Hering

With the exterior restored and a new coat of paint, the former Cumberland Church looked good when I passed it on a bike ride last month. Now the organizers of the Cumberland Community Events Center hope the Albany City Council can help their project along.


Not an emergency, but call was answered

Written July 8th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Those phone numbers posted at rail crossings? Guess what: Somebody actually answers when you call.


Not your ordinary railroad train

Written April 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Now that was a weird-looking train that inched its way across Albany streets on Wednesday morning.


Cumberland Church gets its steeple back

Written April 26th, 2023 by Hasso Hering

Today was a milestone in the conversion of the historic Cumberland Church into a center for community events on the east side of old Albany: The steeple was put back on.


New roof tops this Cumberland update

Written December 16th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

What’s been happening with the effort to turn the former Cumberland Church into a community center on old Albany’s east end? Plenty, it turns out.


City gets one offer for ex-Cumberland lot

Written May 13th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Envision a little pocket park at this corner, with parking spaces behind it and three or four businesses in what now is the warehouse at the back.


 
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