Category Archives: Miscellania

The U.S. Air Force will send six F-15s to Finland this spring for exercises

(CNN)The U.S. Air Force will send six F-15s to Finland this spring for exercises that will operate out of a base about 100 miles from the border with Russia, military officials say. More at: https://dninews.com/article/us-boosting-northern-front-against-russia-f-15-fighter-jets-finland-greatest-secrecy http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/15/politics/u-s-f-15-finland-training-exercise/index.html

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Workers’ Credit Union Purchases Building & Land in Littleton

1/11/2016 Fitchburg, Mass – (January 11, 2016) – Workers’ Credit Union purchases additional office space in Littleton to accommodate its rapid growth, freeing up needed space in their Fitchburg and Lunenburg offices. http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17455380/119-Russell-Street-Littleton-MA/ Workers’ Credit Union has just closed on a … Continue reading

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Gary Maki, Sr. Aerospace Science Instructor for JROTC at Bedford HS.

BEDFORD, MA Air Force veteran Gary Maki is Bedford High School’s Senior Aerospace Science instructor for the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC program. Maki retired from the Air Force in  2014 and is now on the BHS faculty. Gary has … Continue reading

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Wasp species named in honor of Bruins’ Tuukka Rask

A newly discovered wasp species from East Africa now bears the designation Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski, a tribute to Boston Bruins’ and Finnish National goalie Tuukka Rask.  The wasp was named after Rask by Robert S. Copeland, an entomologist at the International … Continue reading

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From the Atlantic Monthly-5 Bad American Habits I Kicked in Finland

Fear of that awkward silence… Don’t say things that you don’t really mean… Don’t leave food on your plate..you take it; you eat it.. Sit and enjoy your coffee.. When going to sauna, you will be naked (and get comfortable) … Continue reading

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Helsinki-Vantaa to track passengers From parking lot to flight

Helsinki-Vantaa airport will soon be the first airport in the world to track passengers from the parking lot to the time they board their flight, using signals from their cellphones. Airport officials say this will help them prevent bottlenecks. It … Continue reading

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Request for Information (Hugo and Vieno (maiden name Lehtinen) Salm’s (Salmi, Salminen) descendants.)

I’m searching Hugo and Vieno (maiden name Lehtinen) Salm’s (Salmi, Salminen) descendants. Hugo and Vieno probably lived in Bronx, NYC. Hugo was born 21st May, 1900, in Finland (in Kymi maybe) and died in March, 1986, last residence 10452, Bronx, … Continue reading

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Ted Kennedy at Saima Park 1961

Ted Kennedy at Saima Park 1961 Above is a photograph of Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy taken at Saima Park, Fitchburg (MA), in June 1961.  It was taken at that year’s summer festival of the Fitchburg Council of Cooperatives.  The Council … Continue reading

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Aion osallistua FinnFestiin 2013 ja samalla tapaan myös amerikansukulaisiani.

Aion osallistua FinnFestiin 2013 ja samalla tapaan myös amerikansukulaisiani. Olen kirjoittanut inkerinsuomalaisista. Kävin jopa Siperiassa tapaamassa sinne vainojen aikana siirrettyjä ja sinne jääneitä inkeriläisiä. Nyt minua kiinnostaisi matkallani tavata Neuvosto-Venäjälle 1920-30-luvulla muuttaneiden omaisia ja läheisiä ja haastatella heitä. Heitähän tuli … Continue reading

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Request for Information RFK Visit to Fitchburg

Hello Ms. Cauthen, I live in Imatra, Finland. I was born in 1958 and my family moved to Fitchburg, Mass. in 1961. My parents who are both deceased, used to tell me the story about Robert Kennedy visiting some park … Continue reading

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