Month: November 2015

Fireside Smoked Porter – 603 Brewery

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and enjoy this great opportunity to gather as family around the table and share a meal together. We live in an awesome state which provides such riches in so many things, among them; great craft beer! We celebrate one of the best up-and-coming breweries here, 603 Brewery.

Paris Strong in Face Of Terror Attacks

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—Again the forces of terror and hate have attacked Paris. Again, and for the second time in a year, we stand in solidarity and weep for the victims. And as the barbarity of the Grim Reaper of Jihadi terror swept across Paris on a Friday night,

Do Feeders Create Dependency?

Feeding wild birds, especially during the winter months, generally is assumed to be beneficial. But could there be a downside to this enjoyable hobby that over 63 million people participate in? If birds become overly dependent on humans and their feeders, would they fail to develop, or lose, the ability to forage efficiently on naturally

Where Have All The Adults Gone?

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Two very different quotes from two very different Republicans came to mind last week as the increasingly ludicrous student demonstrators continued their foul-mouthed shrieking and university administrators continued their shameful acquiescence. It has not been a good semester for American higher education, but it has been entertaining.

Holiday Tips & Traditions

In the spirit of the holidays we have reprinted this column from Brendan’s book “The Flatlander Chronicles.” Nothing can have a greater impact on a newly transplanted Flatlander to New Hampshire than in dealing with the anticipation and stress of trying to fit in by having the perfect New England Christmas. Let’s face it, many

TOM BRADY BLESSINGS

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist TOM BRADY BLESSINGS Americans should find time on Thanksgiving Day, 2015, to count blessings, big and small. And a big blessing for which New England Patriot fans should be grateful is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound quarterback named Tom Brady. And in this, Brady’s 16th season as a Patriot, Tom is

Caption Contest Photo #570

Photo #570 Caption This Photo! Entries due by 12/10/15 Do you have a clever caption for this photo? Send your best caption to us within 2 weeks of publication date… (Include your name, and home town). Caption Contest, The Weirs Times, P.O. Box 5458, Weirs, NH 03247, by email to contest@weirs.com or by fax to

New Biweekly Hunting & Fishing Column

This week we are pleased to introduce our newest contributor, Tim Moore, and his column “A Guide’s Life” on page 9, Tim is a full time licensed New Hampshire hunting and fishing guide, outdoor writer and promoter, seminar speaker, and the producer of Tim Moore Outdoors TV on YouTube. Tim holds multiple fishing records including

Barley Wine – BIG WATER BREWERY

Well, it just keeps getting better here in New Hampshire these days. Fall is fading quickly and we are headed into that long winter hibernation. But with each passing day, we await a new treat from our local breweries. This is the season (as stated before), to try bold and interesting brew creations. And with

The Regal Cardinal

As one of the most recognized songbirds in North America, the cardinals are also known for many virtues. They are one of the few wild birds that are monogamous throughout the year. They assist in pest control by feeding on destructive insects such as potato beetles, cotton boil weevils and cucumber beetles. Their natural diet

MISSOURI MACHINATIONS

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist MISSOURI MACHINATIONS NEWS ITEM — University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe recently resigned in the face of growing protests by African-American students, the threat of a walkout by faculty, and a strike by football players who said his administration failed to combat campus racism.

Obama’s Keystone Pipedream

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—President Barack Obama has cancelled the Keystone XL, ending a seven year saga in which the pipeline from Alberta, Canada would have provided 800,000 barrels of oil to the USA on a daily basis. By scuttling the controversial deal which has been part of an on

Maine Man Hikes Appalachian Trail For Second Time – 38 Years Later

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Hooray for Beerman! Hooray for Carey Kish! My friend Carey Kish of Mount Desert Island, Maine followed the Appalachian Trail’s white blazes from Springer Mountain, Georgia all the way to the summit of Mount Katahdin, Maine. Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT) is a great accomplishment. This finish was indeed a

Anyone who has been following the artists of LRAA will agree that they are an integral part of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. From featured artists at local businesses to gallery shows to training by guest artists at meetings, LRAA is thriving and growing. The latest LRAA news is a phenomenal art gallery at

Word Play

I was reading online what someone thought were the best fifty-one lines ever from literature. It was an impressive list of famous authors throughout history whom most of us know, or should know. There was a line by Shakespeare (yes, just one oddly enough). Others were by Robert Frost, J.D. Salinger, Charles Dickens, etc.