Author: Michael Kleiner

Michael Kleiner
Michael Kleiner, business and sports editor, has more than three decades of experience as an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. He has operated his own PR and web design business for small businesses, authors and community organizations in Philadelphia since 1999. Not of Norwegian descent, he lived in Norway for a year with his family at age 11 and has returned as an adult. He is the author of a memoir, Beyond the Cold: An American’s Warm Portrait of Norway, and a member of the Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Philadelphia. Visit;
hockey on hold

Hockey on hold

The Norwegian Ice Hockey League has been forced to pause the league after COVID-19 cases have risen among teams and referees.

Brooklyn Curling Club

Hygge on cold winter nights

The Brooklyn Lakeside Curling Club, after a COVID-19 hiatus, is set to resume play—and looking to grow with a dedicated facility in New York.

Helly Hansen masks

A high-tech COVID-19 mask

Walter Hanson, owner of The Nordic Shop in Rochester, Minn., discusses the surprising popularity of Helly Hansen’s high-tech COVID masks.