Are your Norwegian ancestors from Inner Sogn? There is a new way to find them
By Linda Sharp
Finding your Norwegian ancestors just got easier if you are descended from the Inner Sogn. Neil Hofland’s website, www.norwayancestors.com, is the brainchild of a man who has made a 25-year hobby of a childhood dream that he recalls having ...
Napoleon and Desiree’s part in Norway’s independence
Judith Gabriel Vinje
La Crescenta, Calif.
Syttende Mai might be called the “king swapping” day, but throw in a famous courtesan turned queen and an even more famous jilted lover, and you’ve got... a famous movie, and the story of Norway’s independence.
Until the late 800s, there was no single king in ...
A gourmet twist on the traditional 17. mai fare from Outside Oslo
Syttende Mai—it’s been a part of my Norwegian-American identity for as long as I can remember. Heading down to Ballard where Market Street would be lined with thousands of people from throughout the greater Seattle area, I’d watch the parade as a ...
For Aina Fjellanger of MollyMe clothing company, springtime ushers in the busiest season of the year
“The best part is when they try on the bunad for the first time, when I have just finished it,” says Aina Fjellanger. “Most people look great in their bunad, because it is measured and fitted just for ...
The Alberta, Canada based language arts and culture camp celebrates its 40th birthday
The Alberta-based Trollhaugen Language Arts and Culture Camp will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary this upcoming August. Since 1973, the Norwegian culture camp has been promoting and preserving Norwegian heritage through history, crafts, traditional skills and culture classes.
Over the years, the camp ...
Sallie Shawl named as Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate for 2013
Greater Tacoma Peace Prize
Sallie Shawl has a simple wish; she just wants everyone in the world to get along. Even though that simple wish has always eluded mankind, Shawl won’t give up. She has dedicated her life to working for peace and justice, which ...
Norwegian touches like smoked salmon and dilled vinaigrette create a satisfying meal in this salad from Outside Oslo
Springtime brings with it a promise that winter is gone and warmer days are on their way. Blue skies emerge from the overcast shroud of winter, and flowers bloom everywhere one looks. Even the rain, when ...
Amy Lindland crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York 2013
Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
Amy Lindland of Cornwall, NY was chosen as Miss Norway of Greater New York 2013 at a festive luncheon at the Arthur Nilsen Banquet Hall in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Amy was born in one of the outlying Norwegian “colonies” in Rockland County.
She is ...
A museum exhibit and project of the Sons of Norway unlike any other in St. Paul, Minn.
By Kelsey Larson
In St. Paul, Minn., Sons of Norway Synnøve-Nordkap Lodge 1–8 has spearheaded a unique effort that not many other lodges have taken on at such an impressive scale.
When Ron Stow was just beginning his term as ...
By Ragnhild Synnøve Risholt Kleppe, former Editor-in-Chief, Norway Times
“It’s all coming back to me now. Reading these stories of Norwegian emigrants to the U.S. has brought back so many memories of my childhood growing up in Brooklyn. I remember the taste of lefse and the smell of the accompanying coffee that was served in our ...