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FinnFest in Finland? For thirty-five years, Finnish Americans have traveled back and forth across the continent, coming together at an annual national festival that celebrated regional variations, looked past the religious and political barriers that had come to define Finnish America, and made visi...

Thanks to FLF Member Art Salo for bringing this to our attention:…/worlds-happiest-countries-…/index.html

The United Nations' has released its annual World Happiness Report. What country bumped Norway from the No. 1 spot?
Maija DeRoche

Another one of my rantings about Finland.

In the first of our new series, The Upside, we look at how the country went from famine to topping nearly every global social ranking
Krista Pärmäkoski won first medal for Finland in the PyeongChang Olympics on Saturday in the women's 15-kilometre skiathlon. Pärmäkoski secured third...

Next Sunday, February 18 is the Annual Finger Lakes Finns Quiz Show. Come to compete and learn! Questions will cover geography, history, foods, customs and trivia, and the Quiz competition will be conducted in a new format.

The one piece of information you know may be the winning answer! Come and try your luck.

Everyone is a winner at our 1pm lunch. The food is always fantastic!


• 1pm Lunch, Newfield Field Fire House
• Brief Business Meeting
• Finger Lakes Finns Quiz Show

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A proposed tunnel between the Estonian capital Tallinn and Helsinki would cost some 16 billion euros, according to a feasibility study published on Wednesday.
Finger Lakes Finns updated their cover photo.
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The incumbent President, Sauli Niinistö has been re-elected the president of the country for a second consecutive term. Preliminary results show...

Next Sunday, January 21, 2018, Newfield Town Historian, Alan Chaffee, will present a program about collecting family histories. Enjoy the free educational program!

The program will be held directly following the Finger Lakes Finns luncheon and brief meeting, at 1:00 pm at the Newfield Fire Station. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service.

This YLE Areena produced satirical documentary, Operation Alaska, is slightly over one hour long. You will notice some peculiarities that are at once amusing and reassuring that it is not a true story:

Entä jos suomalaiset olisivatkin nyt amerikkalaisia? Yhdysvallat tarjosi Suomelle sodan jaloista pakopaikkaa Alaskaan vuonna 1940.
Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo shared the role of Chewbacca with the character's originator Peter Mayhew in 2015's The Force Awakens, but in the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, Suotamo made the beloved hairy wingman all his own.

Just chanced to spot this article in The Atlantic:…/aki-kaurismaki-cinem…/546557/…

As his country's biggest filmmaker, Aki Kaurismäki has long critiqued the government's refugee policy. But his art takes care not to treat it like a hot-button issue.

Mark Your Calendars:

Sunday, December 17 at 1:00 pm the Finger Lakes Finns will be meeting at the Newfield Fire Station for a special dish-to-pass dinner. Traditional Finnish Christmas ham dinner will be served. Please bring a side dish to share. After dinner, you have the opportunity to make table decorations for Christmas with greens and decorations provided. You may also bring your own special decorations to add to your centerpiece!

This is also our final opportunity t...o celebrate Finland's 100th Anniversary of Independence!

-Karen Warfle
Finger Lakes Finns

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100 years ago the Republic of Finland was born. Read more: #suomi100

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