Category Archives: Miscellania

TWA Hotel Opens at JFK, Giving New Life to Saarinen’s Flight Center

“We need those to pay for this,” says developer Tyler Morse, standing in the middle of Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy Airport. “Those” are the two seven-story, black-glass buildings containing 512 hotel rooms, built at … Continue reading

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U.S. Cancels Journalist Jessikka Aro’s International Women of Courage Award

Finnish investigative journalist Jessikka Aro, who was set to be honored with an International Women of Courage Award, has reportedly had her award rescinded after the State Department discovered she had frequently criticized President Trump on social media…More at.. https.www.thedailybeast.com/us-cancels-journalist-jessikka-aros-award-over-her-criticism-of-trump-report

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Finland’s new library speaks volumes about the world’s most literate nation

While Brits watch their libraries disappear, Helsinki’s radical new library combines reading, skills and recreation. ” In Helsinki – home to almost 650,000 people – there are 36 public libraries. “Libraries are the second-highest rated public service in Helsinki; the … Continue reading

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Is Helsinki the world’s coolest city?

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/helsinki-coolest-city-finland/index.html (CNN) — When it snows, the flakes come at you like shards of ice. There’s a biting wind that freezes your ears off. Daylight lasts only a few hours.And no one talks much. Helsinki in the middle of winter … Continue reading

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BBC – Travel – Why the Finns don’t want to be happy

Hi All, For your reading pleasure…Lorna http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180617-why-the-finns-dont-want-to-be-happy

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KALEVALA DAY & MORE @ SAIMA 02/23/2019

Celebrate Finnish Culture Day/Kalevala Day at Saima Park!Saturday, February 23. 8:00-10:00   Pannukakku Breakfast: Finnish oven pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, juice, Finnish coffee bread, coffee/tea/cocoa. $8.10:15-11:30  “Finnish Center at Saima Park: The Next Generation, Workshops”Premier showing of Judith Lindstedt’s film featuring … Continue reading

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Finland’s ‘free cash’ experiment

Finland’s ‘free cash’ trial fails to boost employment But scheme did leave participants happier and healthier “Europe’s first national government-backed experiment in giving citizens free cash failed to encourage its participants to work more as organizers had hoped – but … Continue reading

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Finnish Language Classes Continue at Saima Park

Interested in learning more about the Finnish language? Fall classes are about to begin in the Function Hall at Saima Park and are scheduled as follows: 10 Mondays, September 16 through November 18   (Classes will be held on Columbus Day … 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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