Allemansraetten - Everyman's right
 There are certain things that are so Swedish, they could be symbols for the country. And now another is being shared with all of us. #freedomtoroam  
Don't miss these local events
July is relatively quiet in Sweden as well as Swedish America, but there are certainly a few things going on! If you’re traveling to or living on the East Coast or in the Midwest, here are a few events you might want to add to your calendar: 

San Francisco Swedish landmark plaque unveiled
 Recognizing the historic status of the Swedish American Hall in San Francisco. 
A Swedish icon returns to Chicago
The historic blue and yellow water tower is making a comeback. 
Introducing a Swedish Honorary Consul
The Cleveland Ohio based Swedish Cultural Society introduces the area's new consul over 'fika'  
Summer travel itinerary: Gotland
The Swedish island qualified for a second place in Lonely Planet's list of places in Europe that are worth a visit. 
The Swedish war bride's dress
A unique parachute wedding dress has once again crossed the Atlantic and is exhibited at a museum in Halmstad. 
Sweden joins JET   Sweden joins the Joint Expeditionary Force (JET) led by Britain. Joining Denmark, Estonia, Latvia,... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

War games in Sweden
 Aurora 17 is the largest military exercise in Sweden since 1993.  
Give peace a chance?   Throughout the decades, Sweden was seen as a country that supported and approved the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Scandinavian culture grants from ASF
 New York based American Scandinavian Foundation supports folk arts and traditional Scandinavian cultures in the Upper Midwest. 
SAPL's 123rd midsummer: distinctive and successful
The tradition of the oldest Swedish midsummer festival in the U.S. continues. 
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria opens up about anxiety
As she prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday, Crown Princess Victoria reflected publicly on her struggles with performance anxiety. 

Volvo makes all cars electric in 2019
 As of 2019, all new Volvos will be equipped with an electric engine. 
IKEA 44 in the U.S.
Furniture chain IKEA has come a long way since we covered its first store in Plymouth Meeting just outside Philadelphia in 1985.  
'Prao,' earlier known as 'Pryo' returns  Swedish government wants to re-introduce internships: Internships, or “prao”, were once part of the... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »

Walkabout Tour of Stockholm I
 .. walk in the city of my youth: Leif Rosqvist goes for a walk through his old neighborhoods in the heart of Stockholm. 
Watch where you park in Stockholm
Driving and parking in Sweden's capital can be a bit of a challenge depending on where you're going. 

Sweden's best beaches
 A west coast beach shares first place with Boda Sand's beach on Oland in a recent SIFO survey. 
The world's best rainy city
Not yet but on its way and with a clear goal: Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast. 
Midsummer in America 2017!
Midsommar, Midsummer. No matter how we spell it, we love this special weekend. Check our listing for your local event and mark your calendar!  
Changing of the guard at Crown Bakery
Jen LaPointe, a long time coworker at Crown Bakery and Café and her husband Ed will continue the successful bakery, which has been a fixture in Worcester, Mass. since the early 1960s. 
Swedish News
Bring on the bats. Trash talk. Skanska says rules restrict building. Visas stolen from embassy. Child brides and honor-related oppression. 
Sweden is 'heaven for cloud computing'
Business Sweden reports on Amazon's latest investment in cloud services in the Stockholm area. 
Swedish artists at Sofiero  An exhibit featuring Swedish artists opened on May 20 at Sofiero Castle in beautiful... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
Swedish coastline gets cleaned up
The western landscape dominated by over 3,000 islands and 5,000 skerries is increasingly fouled by washed up garbage. 
The Swedish-American of the Year 2017   International Swedish diplomat, former UN Deputy Secretary-General, Ambassador Jan Eliasson recognized. Every year since 1960... READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT NORDSTJERNAN »
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