Month: August 2015

Migration Mysteries

Have you noticed the daylight hours are waning, nights are cooler, and mornings are turning frosty? Nature has noticed these phenomenons for a number of weeks. Wild birds migrate for a variety of reasons; to escape foul weather, to search for a nesting site, or to locate consistent food sources. The real mystery of migration

Toasted Pumpkin Ale / 603 Brewery

As summer weather finally fades into the New Hampshire sunset, your taste choices may also begin to change with the seasons as well. With Octoberfest right around the corner, fall sports take root and focuses shift toward cooler climate. So today we look at 603 Brewery’s Toasted Pumpkin Ale in 22 oz bottles. 603 Brewery

Syrian Apocalypse

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS— Syria continues to descend into the inferno while the international community stands transfixed. A political solution seems elusive as ever, the civil war grinds on having killed over 250,000 people, and more than twelve million people have fled their homeland. Alarmed by these developments, the

My Trump Card

All the excitement over the upcoming presidential race has really gotten me to thinking. Next year I will most likely be involved again in my own campaign for governor of New Hampshire running under the Flatlander Ticket. To those of you who have ever run for political office over and over again (and you know

Caption Contest Photo #557

Send your best caption to within 2 weeks of posting date… (Include the photo#, your name, and town of residence). Or you can mail it to “Caption Contest, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247″ or fax it to 603-366-7301. Some of our past winning captions…

Why Bother Migrating?

  Why do birds migrate? Wouldn’t it be simpler and safer for wild birds to stay in the same regions they nest in rather than risk flying thousands of miles twice each year? In truth, if birds did not migrate their lives would be even more difficult to survive than making their vast journeys. If

Opa’s Oktoberfest from Moat Mountain

When we realize that summer is waning and the inevitable is on the way (falling leaves, frost and then snow…), we go through a change in many ways. Our activities move from aquatic fun to storage of water toys. Our fall chores are calling to us and our food habits may also change. But one

Data Mining with Minors

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer “Show me your papers!” That old movie line unambiguously established that a character was in a totalitarian state – and in trouble. Whether delivered menacingly in cartoonish German or Boris Badenov Russian, the implication was clear: The state was keeping tabs on you. A hallmark of such societies,


by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist In 2011 Barry Bonds—the all-time Major League Baseball Home Run King—was found guilty on the felony charge of obstructing justice. The charges related to earlier testimony regarding performance enhancing drugs. But earlier this year the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Bonds’ conviction. So if Bonds is no longer

A New Group

The summer is always a tough time of year to keep the money rolling into the F.A.T.S.O group coffers. For those of you unfamiliar, F.A.T.S.O. stands for Flatlanders Adjusting To Solitary Oblivion – a winter support group for new transplants to New Hampshire who are learning to adjust to the difficulties of their first winters

Get Outside and Have Fun!

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer This is a great summer. I have been getting out and I have been getting out with my friends. We’ve been hiking, climbing and biking as much as we can and playing some golf too. Work is such an inconvenience. Have you noticed that the days are getting shorter? Oh

It’s Snow Time!

There…I said it. Veteran backyard birders do not need a calendar to know the time of year. We do not need to watch the media outlets to understand that a season of change is rapidly approaching. Back to school ads have been around for weeks, much to the chagrin of children everywhere. If you are