Around Town | September 7, 2012 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

News - September 7, 2012

Around Town

HOW SWEDE IT IS ... The Swedish flag will fly high in Palo Alto on Monday night when the City Council celebrates its quarter-century-old relationship with the city of Linkoping. The two cities established their relationship in January of 1987 with the goal of fostering "friendship, appreciation, understanding, collaboration and citizen exchanges," according to a special proclamation the council plans to pass Monday. The proclamation lauds Linkoping, which was founded in 1320, as an "economic, cultural and educational center in southern Sweden" and states that the people of Palo Alto and its Swedish sibling have "forged a bond of friendship and appreciation for 25 years through many cultural and educational exchanges, the arts, music and collaboration in community affairs." The council will also welcome Linkoping's Mayor Ann-Cathrine Hjerdt and other officials representing the city and from the Neighbors Abroad program. The event will conclude with Palo Alto Mayor Yiaway Yeh proclaiming Sept. 10 through Sept. 14 as the "Linkoping, Sweden Week in Palo Alto."

This story contains 761 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields