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:

Waverly Lake: Why equipment was off

Written May 20th, 2024 by Hasso Hering

The other day somebody wondered on social media why the new fountain and aerators in Albany’s Waverly Lake were not working. But if they were off, it was because the power was out.

The Waverly Duck and bigger stories

Written May 16th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The Waverly Duck is back on the Albany pond for which it is named. That was one item of news the city council got in City Manager Peter Troedsson’s weekly summary Friday. The other items were a bigger deal, and one posed a puzzle.

Riding the Waverly Duck — seriously?

Written June 6th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

You can look at the Waverly Duck. You can photograph it and paddle around it. One thing you’re not supposed to do, I’m pretty sure, is climb aboard.

Duck update: Awaiting restoration

Written May 2nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

What’s new with Albany’s Waverly duck? The main thing is that the fund drive to pay for its restoration and return to Waverly Lake has been crowned with success, thanks largely to one whopping gift.

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Waverly Duck: Repairs are ‘doable’

Written March 9th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

In the perhaps-less-than-earthshaking-news department, it looks as though Albany’s Waverly Duck could be back in its pond by May or June.

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Duck’s return looks possible now

Written February 3rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Things are looking up for the Waverly Duck and its Albany fans. It now appears conceivable that, if private money is raised, the floating creature can be repaired and eventually restored to its berth in the middle of Waverly Lake. 

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