Month: September 2015

Three Little Pigs – Rockingham Brewing Co.

Just prior to New Hampshire’s beautiful fall leave colors and those traveling to ‘peep’ at them, beer enthusiasts are drawn to more full tasting brews. Flavors like pumpkin ales and hard apple ciders and, of course, Octoberfest-style beers. But there are beer styles that also go with this season that are a little less known…

You Can’t Get There From Here

Autumn is a season of change. To the average backyard birder, it is also a time of excitement and anticipation. We are witnesses to our songbirds as they prepare for the onslaught of winter. Food sources are investigated and memorized. Shelters are given a look see and once over. Mixed flocks happily flirt about as

President Xi’s Swag vs the Pope’s Black Fiat

 by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – Both Pope Francis and China’s President are visiting the United States at the same time. Two men whose paths will nearly intersect, both not touch, in New York at the United Nations are each leaders of 1.2 billion people; the Pope of the Roman

Caption Contest Photo #562

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Best and Brightest

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer There’s nothing quite as life-affirming as attending a Boy Scout Eagle Court of Honor, recognizing the accomplishments of a new Eagle Scout. I’ve attended six Eagle ceremonies as a Troop adult volunteer, and left each one feeling a bit more hopeful about the future. Last Sunday I was

Thirty Years On

I almost let last month disappear from view without recognizing a personal anniversary. It was thirty years ago in September that I moved to Central New Hampshire from Long Island, New York; most likely the reason this column exists in the first place. I was twenty-nine years old when I moved here and today, as

Attracting Strangers

Most of us who feed birds all year long have a group of regulars that visit our backyards. Depending on where you live, this list will likely contain cardinals, different finches and sparrows, a nuthatch or two, chickadees and mourning doves. But what about the other wild bird species? Chances are that you have more

Smutlabs Smuttwater 1.0 – Smuttynose Brewing Co.

When you consider the amount of breweries and product from those businesses that flow throughout NH, you begin to understand our fervor for great beer and endless varieties from those breweries. From Smuttynose comes an offshoot called Smuttlabs. These are the brewing scientists that dream up wild and wonderful concoctions for an ever expanding universe

UN Assembly Session Begins Under Clouds of War and Crisis

 by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—Dark war clouds swirl from the Middle East, humanitarian crises worsen in Sub-Saharan Africa, and as refugees pour fourth into the developed world, the UN General Assembly is set to open in New York. The 70th General Assembly will see an unprecedented gathering of Presidents, Prime

A Historic Visit

Not long ago I described in this column my trips to the 1964-65 World’s Fair as a young boy with my grandmother. My grandparents lived in Forest Hills, Queens, NY, and it was a quick ten-minute trip from their house to get to the World’s Fair in Flushing. Each trip more wondrous than the last

Caption Contest Photo #561

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UNIFORMS

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist A recent feature on “csnmidatlantic.com” rated the uniforms of National Football League teams. At the bottom of the list was Tampa Bay. The New England Patriots were rated #13, right behind my personal favorite, the New York Giants at #12. The subjective rankings got me thinking about uniforms. Who

Caption Contest

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When people think about feeding backyard birds, the first thought is usually bird seed and water. These two ingredients are essential for attracting wild birds to your area, no matter where you may reside. However, another attractive food element that should be included in your offerings, especially during the winter months, is suet. There are