St Urho Travels the World: 2024 Schedule of Events

Finland’s 49th Annual St Urho’s Celebration Schedule of Events Theme – St Urho Travels the World St Urho Online Auction:  Bidding starts March 11th at 6pm and ends on March 17th at 7pm! Bid here! Friday, March 15th –  3pm – Four Seasons Outdoor Urho Celebration begins and goes all weekend! Tent, heaters, firepit, music,…

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Finland Community Scrapbook Archive

We keep a scrapbook archive at the Clair Nelson Center of many of the items that have happened over the recent years here in Finland but especially here at the Center and the recreation site. It started as a way to record and track info about our activities to show to our grant funders, but…

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Finland Farmers Market Summer 2023 Recap

by Kyle Flack, Finland Farmers Market Coordinator The Summer Farmers Market this year was a great success for everyone involved. A variety of wonderful vendors were here each week offering their delicious products for sale at a great price. But that’s just one aspect of our amazing market. Many customers are drawn to the market…

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New Faces at the Clair Nelson Center!

We want to welcome two new staff members to the Friends of Finland Core Staff: Kyle Flack as the new Operations Lead, and Jenni Yandrasits as the new Finance Lead. In Kyle’s own words: My love of the North Shore goes back as far as I can remember. My father would bring us to the…

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St Urho ’23 and Me Thank Yous and Wrap Up

A giant KIITOS (THANK YOU) to all of the people who helped to make the 48th Annual St Urho’s Celebration happen. From the guys who put the sign up over the highway, to the folks in the parade, to all the raffle ticket sellers, to the businesses that helped out by donating or selling raffle…

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Nancy’s Retiring!

Nancy Anselment-Olson has been with Friends of Finland for a long time. She started as one of the original board members when the organization was formed back in 2007, and was hired as the Building Manager (which became the Operations Lead position) a few years later, after the Clair Nelson Center was built. She has…

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Job Posting: Finance Lead Position

Join the Leadership Team of the Friends of the Finland Community! Financial Lead Position Deadline to apply is March 20th, 2023.  Friends of Finland is a vibrant nonprofit organization supporting a wide variety of community programs, and we have grown to where we are looking for a person with the business and financial expertise to…

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’23 and Me: St Urho’s Community Float Workshop

Help us build and decorate the St Urho Family Tree at the St Urho Float Workshop on March 10th, 11th & 12th, 11am-3pm at the Clair Nelson Center in Finland. Join us as we build our own floats in preparation for St Urho’s parade at noon on March 18th!  Our plan for the group project…

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Job Posting: Operations Lead

Join the Leadership Team of the Friends of the Finland Community! Operations Lead Position Friends of Finland is a vibrant nonprofit organization supporting a wide variety of community programs, and we have grown to where we are looking for a person with organizational expertise to strengthen and expand the work we do. Deadline to apply…

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John Beargrease Finland Checkpoint 2023

This year the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will be starting at Billy’s Bar in Duluth the morning of Sunday January 29th, so we are expecting the first Marathoners around 6pm and Mid-Distance mushers after that. Be sure to tell your friends to come out and visit the Finland Checkpoint and experience the excitement of…

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