Month: May 2015

Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s Tripel Belgian Style Ale

Living in New Hampshire affords us some great opportunities. We love the lakes, the mountains, sports in both, the freedom to choose what we like to do, where to go, and the freedom to choose great beers brewed right in NH. Smuttynose leads our NH beer race by recently completing a $22 million expansion on

The Sound of Moving Water

There is no better way to get birds flocking to your yard than a good source of fresh water. A bird’s need for water in all four seasons is so strong that even species you never expected will be attracted to a strategically placed water source. Birds are very opportunistic. If a birdbath is not

Rebuilding Together

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Skeptics like me don’t believe in miracles, even when we see them. But I saw one last month. It wasn’t a dramatic parting of the sea or an inexplicable healing, but for the family involved what I witnessed was miraculous and life-changing. I saw a group of volunteers

TO CHEAT, OR NOT TO CHEAT?

by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist That is the question. We often address ethical issues in my sports management classes. A loss of fan trust dooms sports events. Who wants to emotionally invest in anything where the outcome is controlled by fixers, gamblers, or cheaters? We need level playing fields. Integrity is the coin of

Bouncing Baby Birds

Woodpeckers and mourning doves, Oh My! It’s that time of year when baby birds seem to hatch overnight. With them come the daily calls to our store asking for assistance with “orphans.” Specifically customers are concerned about three things: abandoned, fallen or hungry baby birds.

Smuttynose Brewing Co.’s S’Muttonator Double Bock Beer

New Hampshire is winning the race… as it seems, in beer brewing and consumption of the same. We are #1 and proud of it! It is always something that is in flux and needing attention. But that is where you all come in… looking for the best beer in NH. As Smuttynose has consistently led

Staying Fit

  Brendan is on vacation this week so we are reprinting this article from September 26, 2013. It is also one of the over forty columns in his new book “The Best OF A F.O.O.L. In New Hampshire” which will be out next week. As I reach the winter of my fifty-seventh year I admit

Foreign Policy is Domestic Policy, Rubio Advises

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer   NEW YORK–In a stirring and substantive foreign policy address, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) presented his presidential vision for a new America. Calling for transformative leadership in the 21st century, the Republican primary hopeful spoke passionately about the need for a reinvigorated American policy posture at a

Iceland in May

    by Amy Patenaude Weirs Times Outdoor/Ski Writer “Iceland, really?” yes it is true. Charlie and I went to Iceland to compete in Iceland’s premier Worldloppet cross-country race on May 2nd. May 2nd is our friend Wes’ birthday and last summer he asked us to go with him and his wife Linda to celebrate

We Call ‘Em Rubies

The ruby throated hummingbird is one of the smallest of all North American hummingbirds. It is the most widely distributed and the only hummingbird east of the Mississippi River. If you have relatives in the west, they are entertained by over 10 different species of this unique bird. Our ruby weighs about as much as

Smuttynose Brewing Company’s Kindest Find Imperial Red Ale

  When you think of New Hampshire brewers, what companies come to mind? Well of course, we have a Bud plant in Merrimack and Sam Adams is everywhere. And there are now over 40 breweries of all sizes around the state. But one of the more popular beers you’ll find on the shelves or in

British Conservatives Sweep Back to Power/Defy Naysayers

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS–Defying dire polls, deflating many media pundits, and derailing a left-wing lurch from the Labor Party, Prime Minister David Cameron Conservative Party swept back into power for a second term with a shock election win and a reinvigorated majority. Cameron’s victory was all the sweeter as