The new T-shirts at the Finnish Heritage House in South Thomaston made their way to Finland this summer. Arthur and Kirsti Fish recently traveled to Finland and Iceland with their three grandsons. They wanted something to show where they were from and to stand out when they arrived in Finland. The new T-shirt was the perfect choice.

Arthur is the president of the Finnish Congregation Church of South Thomaston. His wife, Kirsti, is the president of the Finn Am Society of Midcoast Maine. Both are very active in all three local Finnish organizations.

The Finnish Heritage House on Route 131 has been very busy this summer with many new visitors stopping in to say hello. The kantele classes started the first of July and have proven to be very popular. There have been many requests for joining the next session of language classes, and folks are preparing for the second annual Finn Fling that will be held Sept. 18.

Saturday mornings find old and new friends stopping in to view the exhibits, shop in the Tori, check out the yard sale and purchase fresh baked goodies. The coffee pot is always on. The Finnish Heritage House is also open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.