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Nancie CainThings to do in Albany, Oregon // April 12-14, 2024Apr. 11th, 2024

Things to do in Albany, Oregon // April 12-14, 2024

Start your weekend right in Albany, Oregon, where a lineup of activities awaits to deliver enjoyment, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences for all. Discover all the events our community has to offer: Spinning Babies Parent Class Join us for a 3-hour Spinning Babies® Parent Class, led by the know…
Elyssa at WhirLocalCloset Cleanout Guide: Steps for Refreshing Your WardrobeJun. 4th, 2024

Closet Cleanout Guide: Steps for Refreshing Your Wardrobe

Is your closet or dresser packed with clothes you no longer wear? It might be time for a closet cleanout. Cleaning out your closet is as much about decluttering as it is about rediscovering and refining your style. Not only can you free up valuable space by getting rid of items you don't want, but you can also give yo…
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Summer Tips: Enhance Home Insulation and Roof Longevity

Even in the summer, it's not too late to improve your home’s insulation. Whether you live in Sweet Home, Oregon, or anywhere in the Mid-Willamette Valley, proper insulation can make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient. Let’s explore how you can enhance your home’s insulation this summer. U…
Nancie CainThings to do in Albany, Oregon // April 5-7, 2024Apr. 3rd, 2024

Things to do in Albany, Oregon // April 5-7, 2024

Kick off your weekend in Albany, Oregon, with a selection of activities designed to ensure fun, entertainment, and memorable moments for everyone. Explore the vibrant events scene our community provides: 1st Friday in Historic Downtown Albany Celebrate the arrival of spring with the "Spring Fling" 1st Friday…
Elyssa at WhirLocalExploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own CityMar. 12th, 2024

Exploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own City

In the hustle and routine of daily life, it's easy to overlook the beauty and uniqueness of the cities we live in. Becoming a "tourist" in your own town is not just a way to break the monotony, but also a great opportunity to support local businesses and discover new-to-you places. Here are a few tips for "rediscoveri…
Nancie CainThings to do in Albany, Oregon // March 7 – 10, 2024Mar. 7th, 2024

Things to do in Albany, Oregon // March 7 – 10, 2024

Albany is buzzing with excitement this weekend, offering a diverse lineup of events that promise fun, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences for everyone. Let's take a look at a few things on the calendar: Comedy Night at The Garage Join us at The Garage for an unforgettable night of laughter and ente…
Tim FahndrichANNE 2024: A Gathering of Community Heroes in AlbanyJan. 31st, 2024

ANNE 2024: A Gathering of Community Heroes in Albany

Last Thursday, Albany's heart and soul were on full display at the Albany Non-Profit Networking Event (ANNE) 2024, held at the Boys and Girls Club on Hill St. This remarkable gathering brought together over 40 non-profit organizations, each dedicated to enriching our community and supporting our residents in various m…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThe Mental Benefits of Learning Another LanguageDec. 9th, 2023

The Mental Benefits of Learning Another Language

Did you know that December is "Learn a Foreign Language Month"? What better time to dive into a new language? Whether you're a seasoned polyglot or just starting your linguistic journey, understanding how learning another language can benefit your brain is truly fascinating. Cognitive Enhancement Learning a new …
Tim FahndrichRallying for Albany's Small Businesses After the Snowstorm: Every Action CountsJan. 17th, 2024

Rallying for Albany's Small Businesses After the Snowstorm: Every Action Counts

The recent snow and ice storm in Albany has left many of our cherished small businesses grappling with unexpected closures and financial setbacks in an already challenging month. While big box stores may weather such storms with relative ease, our local restaurants, retail shops, and service providers face a tougher c…
Tim FahndrichSafety Tips For Walking Your Dog In Snow & IceJan. 16th, 2024

Safety Tips For Walking Your Dog In Snow & Ice

Ensuring Safety for You and Your Dog During Winter Walks in Willamette Valley The winter wonderland in Willamette Valley, while beautiful, brings unique challenges for dog owners. Ensuring the safety of both you and your furry companion during icy and snowy conditions is paramount. This guide focuses on practical t…
Elyssa at WhirLocalChoose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping SeasonNov. 22nd, 2023

Choose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping Season

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are bombarded with endless Black Friday deals. During these high-profile shopping days, when big box retailers and online giants often dominate the market with massive sales and promotions, choosing to shop at small and local businesses can make a big difference. While Small…
Tim FahndrichThe Magical World of Albany's Historic Carousel & MuseumDec. 23rd, 2023

The Magical World of Albany's Historic Carousel & Museum

Nestled in downtown Albany, Oregon, the Albany Historic Carousel & Museum stands as a vibrant testament to art, history, and community collaboration. Since its opening on August 15th, 2017, this captivating attraction has been delighting visitors of all ages, offering a unique blend of nostalgic charm and artistic…
Elyssa at WhirLocalBeyond Solo Reading: Perks of Book Clubs and How to Start Your OwnOct. 7th, 2023

Beyond Solo Reading: Perks of Book Clubs and How to Start Your Own

If you like to read, you likely enjoy those cozy solo moments when you get to be fully immersed in a new book. But when the book is over, you might have further questions or feel the urge to talk about what you've just read. Starting or joining a book club can transform your reading experience into a social and insigh…
Tim FahndrichA Community's Heartbeat: The Enchantment of Christmas Storybook LandDec. 16th, 2023

A Community's Heartbeat: The Enchantment of Christmas Storybook Land

Yesterday, we had the pleasure of stepping into a magical realm at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany, Oregon – the Christmas Storybook Land as part of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Greeters. This year, celebrating its 47th presentation, the event unfolded a tapestry of fairy tales and childhood fantasies, …
Elyssa at WhirLocal7 Fun Water-Based Summer Activities for KidsJul. 25th, 2023

7 Fun Water-Based Summer Activities for Kids

When summer temperatures soar, finding ways to keep kids cool and entertained becomes essential. Don't worry; we've got you covered! These seven exciting water-based summer activities will ensure your kids (or any big kids at heart) stay cool and have a blast all season long. Water Balloon Frenzy A water balloon…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWays to Support Local Artists and the ArtsSep. 10th, 2022

Ways to Support Local Artists and the Arts

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding “YES!” we have five ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits i…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift StoreApr. 7th, 2022

3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift Store

Spring cleaning season is among us, which means it's time to figure out what to do with your unwanted items. Instead of letting your items pile up in storage or be thrown away, you should consider donating them to a local thrift store. If your items are desirable and still in good condition, there are many benefits to…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your AreaSep. 18th, 2021

4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" we have four ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits in yo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Family-Friendly Fall ActivitiesSep. 7th, 2021

3 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

Have you seen the leaves changing? Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes cooler weather, the return of school for some, and fun seasonal activities. Looking for family-friendly fall activities to do this season? Look no further! Here are a few of our favorite ideas. 1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch Going to …

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