(The Pioneer)

Since 1905                                                                   110 Years of Service!

A not-for-profit Finnish American newspaper

Published by
Raivaaja Foundation, Inc.
640 Townsend Road
Groton MA 01450
 email: raivaaja@net1plus.com
  website: www.raivaaja.org

Marita Cauthen           Dennis Hill
Editor                     President

Donations and Gifts

The RAIVAAJA  fund drive continues!
Please answer our letter with a donation in any amount that you can.
If you did not receive a letter, please follow this link to read it.

The nonprofit Raivaaja Foundation, Inc. depends on donations, gifts and grants
to continue preserving,  publis
hing,  and communicating the
issues of interest to the  Finnish-American community.   
Please remember the all volunteer Raivaaja with a donation. 

Donations made to the Raivaaja Foundation are normally tax deductible


A Story of a Cooperative by Savele

Follow the following link to browse
through the story by a former editor of

The Story of A Cooperative by Savele Syrjala

COOP Store MainStreet Fitchburg

Former Cooperative Society Store on
Main Street in Fitchburg at the
Location of Workers Credit Union

Donations and Gifts

The nonprofit Raivaaja Foundation, Inc. depends on donations, gifts and grants to continue publis
hing and communicating the issues of interest to the Finnish and Finnish-American community.    Please remember Raivaaja with a donation. 

Download a donation form here

Donations made to the Raivaaja Foundation are normally tax deductible


The RAIVAAJA Bookstore is in operation and a continuing source of revenue.  Any support through purchase of books and CD's  will be promptly filled with our thanks for your continuing support. 

Be sure to browse through the
RAIVAAJA Bookstore  on line.
We specialize in Finnish and Finnish American
books, cassettes, videos, and CD's
Go the  Raivaaja Bookstore on line for books, videos, and music.

                and Raivaaja on Wallace Ave.

  20th Century  Home of
  RAIVAAJA Publishing Company &
Workers Credit Union
Wallace Avenue
 Fitchburg, Massachusetts


Do you have comments, questions, news, or
postings of interest
 to the Finnish-American Community?
Check out our  RAIVAAJA Blog here:


Raivaaja Kalenteri

  Marita,  our editor,  continues to compile the Kalenteri and we will publish it on this web site.  Please  send in your  upcoming events to raivaaja@net1plus.com and we will include them on our Kalenteri web page which may be accessed by this link:

RAIVAAJA Kalenteri Page

Follow these links to see upcoming  events in:  
Alaska    Arizona  California  Canada: Colorado   Connecticut   Delaware   Florida    Georgia  Illinois  Indiana   Iowa  Louisiana   Maine   Maryland   Massachusetts   Minnesota    Michigan   Missouri  Nevada     New Hampshire  New Jersey   New York  North Carolina  Ontario  Ohio  Oklahoma  Oregon   Pennsylvania   South Carolina   Texas  Virginia     Wisconsin   Washington     Washington, DC

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here and on any of the
RAIVAAJA web pages!
Call 1-978-343-3822 or email



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RAIVAAJA is a not-for-profit publication owned by the Finnish American community.   It strives to keep its readership informed in Finnish and in English about happenings in Finland and in Finnish communities all over the world.   This kind of information is not usually found in the mainstream American press.  Our Raivaaja staff believes publishing to be the most important way to transmit knowledge of our ethnic history and culture from one generation to the next.  Publishing is also the vital way to communicate current events and issues concerning the future of our Finnish- American  cultural activities. RAIVAAJA provides a forum for this dialog.
Editor: Marita Cauthen

emails: raivaaja@net1plus.com

Bookstore:  Phone:  978-343-3822

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