Month: April 2016

Caption Contest Photo #592

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

Grateful Stout from Great Rhythm Brewing Co.

You have to admit one thing about New Hampshire beer lovers; they are proud of the ability of the brewers to make such great and varied beers in a place where just over one million people inhabit and where there are at least 55 breweries. This makes for an interesting selection of tastes, smells, styles

Walton, Wooden and Wellness Wishes

  by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist The folks at CAP Alternative Therapy in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, specialize in helping athletes—and former athletes—with physical rehabilitation and pain management. I recently paid them a visit for some knee therapy and was impressed by the patient photos adorning their walls. As their clientele included big names

Choosing A Fishing Kayak

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer Kayak angling is the fastest growing aspect of fishing. No other area of the recreational fishing industry is seeing as many new innovations and products. While this growth is great for the industry, the number of choices is dizzying to many consumers considering a start in kayak fishing. These days,

Presidential Primary Circus

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer NEW YORK -The seemingly never ending presidential primary circus came through New York with the predictable partisan name calling and puerile political promises. For much of the campaign the political charges and arguments resembled peeved sandbox kicking kindergarten kids more than serious adults running for the nation’s

Makers, Takers And Tax Day

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Speaker of the House Paul Ryan wants you to know that he’s sorry, so very sorry. Speaking to a group of House interns a few weeks ago, the Speaker again renounced the “makers vs. takers” meme from the failed 2012 Romney-Ryan ticket: “There was a time when I

New Hampshire’s 1933 Emergency Gardens

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer In the Spring of 1933, needy New Hampshire families agreed to plant 5,771 gardens in response to the Emergency Garden Campaign conducted by the University of New Hampshire Extension Service at the request of Governor John G. Winant, and Eunice E. Patch, the Director of Unemployment

Old And New

I had just finished doing my business in the men’s room of a building I had never been before. Being old school, I reached for the familiar handle I had known since childhood that would flush my business out of sight. There was none. It took me a few seconds to make the connection from

The White Plague

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer If you read the death notices that were in some of the old yearly Town Reports of New Hampshire you will find that the cause of death was given for those who died the previous year. Sometimes that cause was noted as “ Consumption.” That word did

Miles and Miles from Henniker Brewing Company

Beer of the week: Henniker Brewing’s Miles and Miles New Hampshire’s rich and diverse heritage includes many special people, places and things. Among them is the fact that Captain Alan Shepard came from the Granite State. He is famous for strolling on the moon during some of the 60’s and early 70’s lunar missions. As

Famous Fathers

 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist In dire need of new running shoes, I finally headed into a New Balance store in San Clemente to purchase some size 11’s. While paying at the register, the issue of height and shoe size came up with a 6-foot-7 store employee. Size 11 isn’t all that big for

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Expanding

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—Calling for an end to “human trafficking and other forms of human slavery,” British Cardinal Vincent Nichols presented a stunning testimony against the “resurgence of slavery” where up to 21 million people are affected by the scourge. As Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Nichols has led the

A Little Competition

In case you missed it – and I can’t imagine anyone who did – the latest debate with the candidates from The Flatlander Party was a real doozy. There hasn’t been a debate for the past ten years since I’ve been the only candidate who has run, so it was a surprise when I got

A Good Day Bushwhacking

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer There are a lot of mountains in New Hampshire. Mount Washington’s summit is 6,289 feet above sea level. There are hundreds more that are at least 2000 feet high. Well, actually there are as many as 471 peaks that are 2000 feet or higher in New Hampshire (and meet the

Caption Contest Photo #590

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