Tagged: Vanse

Vanse

Oppskrift for my Norwegian heart

Red, white, and blue Mona Anita K. Olsen, PhD Cornell University Each time I return to work on my family’s 1931 home in Borhaug, a quaint fishing area on the southwest coast of Norway,...

Community members standing in front of the subway sign.

Vanse embraces the NYC subway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. The American Festival in Vanse, Norway, celebrated its 11th year this June. The festival’s slogan is “The best thing that happened to Lista since Brooklyn. So it is no surprise...

Embracing a Kerouacian fantasy

Norway is “Living the American Dream” in classic cars from this side of the Atlantic Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Few things inspire the imagination and epitomize the romance of America better than the iconic...

All shook up: an American drink in Norway

Vanse celebrates American nostalgia with a milkshake contest judged by Andreas Viestad Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. There was a time when you could not walk down a block in New York without hitting a...

Connecting to our heritage

The American Festival honors the rich Norwegian-American ties in Vanse, Norway Victoria Hofmo Norwegian American Weekly “The best thing to happen to Lista since Brooklyn” is the slogan for the American Festival in Vanse,...

Fading footprints of the American Dream

Documentary pays tribute to strong ties between Brooklyn and Norway By Christy Olsen Field Managing Editor Norwegian American Weekly The documentary film “Fading Footprints of the American Dream” tells the stories of a group...