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Finnish Language Classes to begin Sept 10 at Saima Park

Come join the fun! What: Three levels of Finnish language classes When: 10 consecutive Mondays, from September 10 through November 12.             4:00-6:00pm   New Beginners, taught by Saija Laurla *            6:15-8:15pm   Advanced Beginners, taught by Saija             6:15-8:15pm   Intermediate, taught … Continue reading

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Fly your Finnish Flag for Vappu

Keep that flag out after “War Veterans Day” for May 1st: Vappu What is Vappu? With its northern latitude leading to cold. dark winters, the arrival of spring has always been a welcome event in Finland and a tradition of a … Continue reading

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“National War Veterans Day”

Friday April 27 “National War Veterans Day” It marks the last time Finland was at war, the end of the Lapland War in 1945. On 27 April 1945, the very last German troops left Finland and crossed the border to … Continue reading

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Fly your Finnish Flag Monday, March 19 for the birthday of Minna Canth and “Day of Equality” in Finland

Fly your Finnish Flag Monday, March 19 for the birthday of Minna Canth and “Day of Equality” in Finland Minna, born March 19, 1844, was a writer and social activist. She began to write as a widow while raising seven … Continue reading

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Finland is the happiest country in the world, says UN report

Nordic nations take top four places in happiness rankings, with annual study also charting the decline of the US https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/finland-happiest-country-world-un-report Top 10 happiest countries, 2018 (2017 ranking in brackets) 1. Finland (5) 2. Norway (1) 3. Denmark (2) 4. Iceland … Continue reading

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OLDEST ICE SKATES ARE FROM FINLAND

“The oldest ice skates that anyone has found so far were made in Finland 2,000 years before the birth of Christ, which is to say 800 years before the Trojan War depicted by Homer in the ‘Iliad’.” These primitive devices … Continue reading

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RAIVAAJA Preservation 04/18

Digital Preservation Update April 2018 Dear Friends and Supporters of RAIVAAJA: The digital preservation project continues to move forward and now several exciting and important portions are completed and others planned: February ’18 Another three years of RAIVAAJA newspapers are  … Continue reading

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Jet-Age Chic (Eero Saarinen)

It was the world’s most famous airport terminal 1, and the most beloved project of the mid-century architect Eero Saarinen 2. Likened to a bird taking off, the TWA Flight Center at New York’s Kennedy airport comprises four vaulted concrete … Continue reading

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When Finns Speak, Everybody Listens- it’s just that nobody else understands!

When Finns Speak, Everybody Listens- it’s just that nobody else understands! By Bill Farmer (Knight-Ridder newspapers) “Finnish is easy. All you do is tape-record English and then play it backwards.” (quote from somewhere in Berlitz Language School) The language itself is like the … Continue reading

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Lauri Markkanen -With the Chicago Bulls 12/22/17

Lauri Markkanen’s new way of life? Attack, attack, attack, attack … Bulls 12/22/2017, 11:13pm  by Joe Cowley jcowley@suntimes.com https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/lauri-markkanens-new-way-of-life-attack-attack-attack-attack/ It wasn’t the type of shot chart often associated with Lauri Markkanen: a few circles scattered outside of the three-point line … Continue reading

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