Tag Archives: Norwegian Americans

A new resource

 Photo courtesy of Neil Hofland. Neil Hofland works on his website, www.norwayancestors.com.

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 ...

Images of an immigrant life

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 ...

True inspiration

“A Conversation with Tony Kushner,” respected screenwriter, inspires at UND Larrie Wanberg Feature Editor The evening was called “A Conversation with Tony Kushner.” The auditorium was filled with people to hear the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, an Oscar nomination, and known most recently for his movie script ...

Tea from the heart

A whole lot of “takk” for just a little tea at Ajiri Tea Company Staff Reporter Norwegian American Weekly Like any good Norwegian-Americans, Sara and Kate Holby (age 26 and 23, respectively) developed a taste for jam on waffles, brunost on toast, and lutefisk left best on the plate. But they also developed a distinctly Norwegian appetite for ...

Keeping the Spark

A youth's perspective on learning Norwegian To explore the question of why contemporary youth in the United States choose to study Norwegian, four villagers in Skogfjorden’s high school credit program (through Concordia Language Villages) interviewed other participants in this Norwegian immersion summer camp and wrote about their impressions. Anja (17): Keeping Norwegian in the family Norwegian heritage being ...

Thinking of our East Coast friends

By Kelsey Larson Norwegian American Weekly On the evening of Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the east coast of the U.S. At the time of press, nearly 1.5 million people in New Jersey remain without power. CNN reports that residents are using their outdoor charcoal grills to cook food, and using car batteries to ...

Hooked for life: A coming-of-age story of a halibut fisherman

For those who love the adventure of "Deadliest Catch" and the romance of the sea, there is a new story to add to your to-read list. "Four Thousand Hooks" is the coming-of-age story of Dean Adams, who became a greenhorn deckhand on his uncle's fishing schooner at the age of 16, a decision that would ...

Linking us together

Paperclip takes on new meaning for networking and building relationships among veterans By Larrie Wanberg Norwegian American Weekly A collegiate Veterans Project, called the “Golden Paperclip,” has its symbolic roots in Norway with the 500+ students with military service who are attending the University of North Dakota (UND), while preparing for new civilian careers. The “roots” of the ...

Cheers to good health!

Interview with Lisa Lent, Norwegian-American founder of vitamin supplement Oxylent Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly In today’s health-conscious world, there is a dizzying array of products available promising to add years to one’s life and improve overall health. One voice that is garnering attention for its high-quality products is Lisa Lent, founder of Vitalah and creator of Oxylent ...

A touch of Norway in America

"Fjord Country" by Hans Dahl (1849 – 1937)

Successful small business Norway Art connects Norwegian art to North America By Christy Olsen Field Norwegian American Weekly Instilled with a love of Norway from childhood, Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art® is committed to bringing images of her ancestors’ homeland to decorate the walls of homes, offices and organizations everywhere. The cozy Norway Art space leased from ...