Month: January 2016

Sports Oldsters

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist All the hoopla surrounding the Peyton Manning-Tom Brady “gunfight” in Denver last Sunday made for some compelling story lines and also touched on two things that most of us seriously ponder—often excessively. Aging and mortality. So we celebrated the spectacle of a 39-year-old future Hall-of-Fame quarterback taking on a

Caption Contest Photo #579

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Nepenthe Barrel-Aged Wee-Heavy

As stated before, winter is the time to sample heavier beers that go with that season. There are so many styles that fit this category that one might get overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of heavier brews to try. One style that caught my eye recently made me think of the homelands of Scotland (my

Ski and Ride with Friends At Crotched Mountain

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The cold and snowy weather didn’t keep us from getting together last week to ski and snowboard. In fact it made us want to hit the slopes even more knowing that super snow conditions would be there waiting for us. The cold weather has been perfect for making snow and

Better Uses

I arrived home from work the other day and noticed that something just didn’t seem right. My mailbox, an old rectangular metal box with a hinged top lid, seemed in distress. Designed originally to handle your common everyday envelope and even the occasional folded magazine or catalogue, my mailbox now had an abnormally large postcard


 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist SPORTS WOMEN NEWS ITEM: Canadian bobsledder and former Olympic Champion Kaillie Humphries— wearing socks bearing the phrase “girl power” — recently became the first person to drive an all-female team against men in a four-person World Cup bobsled race at Mount Van Hoevenberg near Lake Placid, N.Y.

Castles In The Sky

Early America Indians learned the value of having purple martins in their village as a natural bug eliminator. Hollow gourds were hung near teepees in multiple locations to ward off the pesky insects. European settlers copied these methods by constructing wooden houses with multiple holes for maximum mosquito protection during the summer months.

Imperial Stout – Moat Mountain Brewing CO,

Maybe there is a good reason why we try to hibernate in the winter… It just seems when the temp starts to really take a dive, you want to just stay in bed or curl up by the fire (if you are that fortunate) and hunker down for the longer of the two seasons in

Foggy Foreign Policy in Obama’s State of Union

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address, the annual speech to a joint session of Congress, has emerged as more of a political pep rally than a clear overview of America’s standing in the world both domestic and foreign. The address was touted

National School Choice Week

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times   “Resistance is futile!” Anyone familiar with the Star Trek universe will recognize that threat as coming from the Borg (and will know that for some reason, in the 24th century, it’s pronounced FEW-tile). For non-Trekkies: Borg are an evil collective race with a single queen directing billions of cybernetic

Thinking Too Much

I have a really great idea for a very funny column about the upcoming presidential primary, but as I sit down to write it’ll know I am totally at the mercy of my laptop. Will it perform as it is intended, to turn on and make me wait a few seconds; a few seconds I

Ice Rod Matching

by Tim Moore One of the first lessons I teach new anglers and those looking to increase their catch is how to properly match your rod and reel to your line and lure. A properly matched setup allows you to get the most out of the equipment you are using, maximizes the potential of your

Caption Contest Photo #578

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Keep Your Cardinals

The cardinal is relatively new to this area of New England. Prior to the popularity of backyard bird feeding, the northern most boundary of this brilliant red bird was the Connecticut and Rhode Island regions. As more homeowners enjoyed this hobby of feeding wild birds in the last two decades, attracting the cardinal has almost


 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist COLD SPORTS The bitter Minnesota cold during the Vikings/Seahawks NFL playoff game last Sunday made for extremely uncomfortable conditions for players and attendees at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, but it was fun viewing for fans watching in the comfort of their living rooms. Thank heavens the Vikings weren’t