Month: February 2016

Caption Contest Photo #583

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 603-366-7301

Sympatico – Two Like Minded Artists

By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer There is a new show at The Studio in Laconia running now through March 19. Two artists will be sharing their creative pursuits and you will not be disappointed. The artists are Carole Groenke and Cilla Sheehan. Their artworks are similar in their capacity to develop compositions that give

Greatest NBA Team Ever

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist There’s been a lot of hooey about the Golden State Warriors setting an all-time NBA win record and being the greatest basketball team ever. Au contraire. We’re currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of the greatest NBA title team ever—the 1985-86 Boston Celtics. Arguments about “best ever” are insoluble and

Iraq’s Winds of War and Recrimination

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – Despite some recent military successes against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces, both the security and the humanitarian situation in Iraq remain fragile and precarious. That’s the assessment from Jan Kubis, the UN special representative in a sobering report to the Security Council on the

BLIP – Small IPA by Stoneface brewing Co.

Our weekly brew review (for those who cherish the love of beer) continues as we may have finally turned the corner on this winter season… but we w still might review beers that are winter favorites. Craft brewing is certainly alive and well in and around NH. Opening in January of 2014, Stoneface Brewing, located

Night Skiing At Gunstock

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Too cold, too windy, too wet, too warm and wondering where’s the snow are some of the bad thoughts many skiers and snowboarders have had this winter. BUT don’t let Mother Nature fool you into not getting out to play on the snow! Snow makers have made tons of snow

Don’t Mean To Offend

This is a tricky time to be alive. It seems that most things you might say will offend someone in some way even when you believe what you are saying is not offensive. But the rules change every day and unless you keep score you are bound to hurt someone’s feelings with something that may

Caption Contest Photo #582

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 603-366-7301

Viva Las Vegas

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist My bucket-wish-list included spending a Super Bowl Sunday in Las Vegas. That wish was granted on Feb. 7 at the Tuscany Suites in Vegas, where I watched SB 50. Sports betting being legal in Nevada, I thought I’d research the phenomenon first-hand, being a bit of an academic! My

Winnipesaukee White Perch

by Tim Moore Lake Winnipesaukee is most well-known for its beauty, boating opportunities, and largemouth bass populations during the summer months, but during the winter a transformation takes place. When the lake freezes, white perch ice anglers sharpen their augers and ready themselves for some of the fastest fishing action that the lake has to

East Coast Common from Smuttynose Brewing Co.

As we endure this odd New Hampshire winter, one thinks of warmer climates where distant friends or family members send emails with pics of their loved ones splashing in the pleasant waters of that far-off land. These destinations usually include names such as San Diego, San Francisco or any other San name from sunny California.

Reintroducing Argentina To The World

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer New York – Reversing the trend of economic mismanagement, ending a fifteen year debt impasse with foreign lenders, calming a percolating political crisis over the disputed Falkland/Malvinas islands in the South Atlantic, and overcoming the image of unpredictability, Argentina’s new conservative government faces serious obstacles in reintroducing

Now Back To Our Regular Programming

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer The political circus we call the “First in the Nation Primary” has packed up and moved on. Good riddance, I say. At the risk of losing my New Hampshire-born-and-raised membership card, I would shed no tears if the “honor” of casting the first ballots in the most expensive

Writing Lesson

A friend of mine recently commended me on being able to come up with a new column every week. She claimed she could never do it herself; I would have to disagree. You see, writing a column is not really as hard as it may appear. All it takes is understanding the formula that is

Caption Contest Photo #581

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 603-366-7301