Month: December 2015

Wood Devil Double IPA – 603 Brewing Co.

If you were a boy scout growing up in New Jersey, inevitably you would hear the tale of the Jersey Devil while on camping trips. It is portrayed as a creature that lived among the pine forests of south Jersey and would appear from time to time terrifying those who witnessed his fearsome nature. Luckily,

Snow Is (Finally) Here – Make It A Fun Year

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer As another year nears its end I am gearing up to wish all my friends Happy New Year! In just a few more days I will be struggling to remember that it is now 2016. But I will easily remember my annual New Year’s resolution. I make the same one

If You Build It…..Will They Come?

Winter is a good time to start thinking about nest boxes. Many species of wild birds begin looking for nesting sites in late winter or early spring, including bluebirds, chickadees, titmice and nuthatches.

2016 Predictions

As we get ready to start a new year, I would like to offer some predictions for what will happen in 2016. I made a lot of predictions for 2015 which came true, but I didn’t write them down so I can only ask you to take my word for it. I won’t make the

Caption Contest Photo #575

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RETIRED NUMBERS

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist RETIRED NUMBERS NEWS ITEM: The Boston Red Sox announced that they will retire Wade Boggs’ number 26. Congratulations to Monsieur Boggs on a well-deserved honor. The third baseman won five batting titles during his 11 years with the Red Sox. That he later played with the New York Yankees

Vendel Imperial Stout – Kelsen Brewing Co.

Nestled in a conspicuous row of stores of a small mall in Derry, NH, hides Kelsen Brewing, a nano brewery who is getting noticed. In business only a few years, friends Paul and Erik had made some homebrew together and enjoyed the process so much that they decided to start doing it professionally. Since then,

STATISTICS AND STREAKS

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist STATISTICS AND STREAKS Numbers are vital to modern sport. Statisticians keep track of anything and everything. Interpreting these numbers is both a science and an art. Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane famously used statistical analysis to build a winning Moneyball team, but there are always those pesky intangibles

Where Do Birds Sleep In Winter?

Have you ever wondered where birds sleep, especially on those cold winter nights? The generic answer is that birds sleep anywhere they safely can stay warm. Some ducks sleep in icy water. Bobwhites prefer to sleep on the ground. Crows and turkeys, however, like to sleep in trees. Cavity nesters, such as screech owls, are

Where’s Winter?

by Tim Moore   As a full time ice fishing guide no one is keeping an eye on the temperatures more than I am. These days when a client calls to book an ice fishing trip the first question they ask is, “will we have any ice this year?” The answer is yes. One thing

“Year of Breakthrough And Horror” UN’s Ban Ki Moon Tells Press

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS— Calling 2015 a year which has brought “both breakthrough and horror,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presented a global report card of sorts on a “pivotal year” in which the world organization marked its 70th anniversary as well as helped achieve what he outlined as

Bill Of Rights Day

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times There’s more than a touch of irony in the fact that the man credited by many with trampling the Bill of Rights to remake America was also the man who declared the first Bill of Rights Day. History is full of ironies and strange coincidences. That President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Big Box Office

If you are like the millions of others who waited in long lines, many of you dressed in weird costumes, to see the newest Star Wars movie last weekend, then you missed the opportunity to stand in line with tens of others dressed casually but neat, to see another soon to be classic – Flatlander-The

Caption Contest Photo #574

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Imperial Loon Stout – Squam Brewing Co.

Since you may have read these reviews in the past, you might think that every brew is a winner in my book. On the contrary, there are a number of beers I would never think of buying again since they were ‘not memorable’… a standard I have for purchase decisions. That being set in place,