St Urho Flies the Coop – Information and Schedule of Events

St Urho’s Celebration will be March 11th, 12th and 13th this year. The Theme is St Urho Flies the Coop. Are there grapes out there that need protecting? A grasshopper herd that is growing too large? Does Miss Helmi have a sister? Maybe St Urho just needs to take a vacation.  St Urho’s Weekend is…

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Another Successful Finland Farmers Market Season Ends!

by Katee Ristuccia, Finland Farmers Market Coordinator A big thank you to all our vendors and supporters that came out to supply and purchase delicious locally sourced food and sustain our local farms! What a entertaining year of both live music and weekly food demos we all shared. This summer we had musicians from all…

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Friends of Finland/Clair Nelson Center COVID-19 Building Usage Policy

Updated June 29th, 2021 Current situation – We are excited to welcome you all back inside the Center! It’s been a strange year, but we’re still here, and the pandemic hasn’t stopped us from doing community work. Staff at the Center just want to say that we appreciate this community so much. Over the last year,…

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We Survived! St Urho 2021 Wrap Up

The theme of Finland’s 46th Annual St Urho’s Celebration was Survival Mode. The big weekend was March 19th, 20th and 21st, 2021. Paljon kiitoksia (Thank you very much!) to the many many people who helped to make the 46th Annual St Urho’s Celebration happen. From the guys who put the sign up over the highway,…

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Make a Survival Flag for St Urho’s Day!

Make a St Urho survival flag to show off how you have survived the last year! Flags will be displayed on a float in the March 20th St Urho’s Parade! You can make your own OR blank flags and paint markers are available for anyone who needs them – call 218-353-0300 and we will get you a…

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St Urho: Survival Mode – Schedule of Events

St Urho’s Weekend will be quite a bit different this year. There are no indoor social activities at the Community Center this year. Instead there will be a combination of online/livestream events as well as outdoor events, the main one being the parade at Noon on Saturday March 20th.  We ask that you wear masks…

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St Urho 2021: Survival Mode

It’s been almost a year since St. Urho took to the woods to escape the pandemic. It’s time for him to come out and restock the essentials. Toilet paper, aluminum foil, yeast, and hand sanitizer to name a few. How did you survive? Were you creative? A house for every bird in the yard! Handy?…

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Light in the Dark

2020 has been a lot of hard work to adapt to ever changing circumstances. I have struggled personally. I have watched all of the staff struggle individually. We have struggled together. We have watched our community struggle while we all feel cut off from each other in so many ways. It feels like it took…

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Keeping the Finland Community Connected

While the Clair Nelson Center remains closed to the general public due to the COVID-19 virus, we are still working on ways to serve community needs safely. One way is through internet and technology services, especially related to telehealth.  Thanks to CARES Act Funding distributed by Lake County, the Community Center was recently able to…

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