Month: March 2016

An 1885 Landslide

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Snow in large amounts sliding down the side of a mountain is called an avalanche. Earth, usually wet earth, commonly called mud, sliding down a mountain is called a landslide. Anyone who is at all knowledgeable about Crawford Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Craft Beer Week 2016!

The annual event known as New Hampshire Craft Beer Week celebrates the ever-growing world of craft-brewed New Hampshire beer. We have been nationally acclaimed as the America’s top consumers of beer and have supported the establishment of over 55 breweries within the New Hampshire boundaries in just a few short years. It has gained so

Belgium Latest Target Of Jihadi Terror

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—The tide of hate has come to Brussels with three terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital. Islamic State (ISIL) jihadi militants carried out coordinated bombings on the Brussels Airport as well as the Metro killing at least 31 people and wounding hundreds of civilians. Coincidentally just

Ice, Ice Lady

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Hassan’s Heroes on the Board of Education struck a blow for mediocrity last week, denying the application for a K-4 charter school focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Two of the three votes against came from Hassan-appointees Bill Duncan and Emma Rous; the other came from

Attic Treasures and 1963 Sports

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist Attics can be treasure troves—especially attics of older relatives. A recent attic visit turned up some true treasures worth sharing. For some folks, “treasure” means gold and jewels. This column isn’t for those folks, but rather for those who appreciate historical treasures. The treasures I found included baseball, basketball,

A Home Project

On Sunday night, my wife came out of the bathroom to tell me that the handle on the toilet had broken. I had no idea these things could break. Like the rising and setting of the sun, I believed its constant, uninterrupted motion would never have to be considered. The moment this news hit my

ALTitude by Tuckerman Brewing Co.

As we get used to seeing longer daylight hours, our thoughts drift toward the eternal promise of spring and summer where we spend more time outdoors enjoying good times, delicious food and great locally brewed craft beer. New Hampshire shines in craft brewed beers and the one we check out this week is from Tuckerman

Easter Endeavours

Easter Sunday in the year 1896 was observed on April 5th. The April 3, or Good Friday, issue of The Belknap Republican made no mention of the Christian holy days on its front page, but used a back page to print a few stories related to Easter. The newspaper printed a poem titled “Easter Day”,

Caption Contest Photo #587

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

Do You Believe In Miracles? YES! In 1960!

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist According to numerous sports media outlets, the top sports story of the 20th Century was the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal triumph by Coach Herb Brooks’ USA ice hockey team. For many reasons, that American victory in Lake Placid has taken on mythological overtones. The classic sports movie MIRACLE captured

A Good Friend

At first I thought running a self-financed campaign (one hundred and eight dollars so far) for governor under the Flatlander ticket would be easy. No special interests to pander to and no wasted time talking to and shaking hands with boring people, who I would normally go out of my way to ignore, just because

Snow & Mud

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer We have been enjoying a mix of beautiful spring and wild winter weather this March. Sap buckets are hanging on the Maple trees. Bicycles have come out of storage. Skiers and snowboarders are still having fun at the ski areas. I used my snowshoes last weekend again—just north of Errol.

Jay Fitzpatrick – The Science & Art of Photography

By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer The amazing photography of Jay Fitzpatrick is a combination of vision, science and a collaboration with nature. His work in photography is also a revisiting of a skill that lay dormant for many years. It started decades ago while in college. Jay was the photographer for the school newspaper

Caption Contest Photo #586

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