Month: July 2016

Postmortem Pale Ale by Oddball Brewing Co.

In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, lawyers are being asked to reserve and protect creative and interesting names for brewers so that their beers are ‘one and only’s’ and not infringed upon by duplicated names in the feverous brewing world. One can only imagine the many, many different names that have been

Baltusrol, Brazil, Britain—And Golf!

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist Thoughts turn to golf this weekend as the PGA Championship tournament culminates on Sunday with final round action from Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. But—equally important—Saturday features the lone round of the annual Hogan Open at Waterville Valley, NH. The Hogan Open is organized by Paul Hogan, the

When The Circus Was Really A Big Show

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Summertime! That used to be the season for the circus to stop by in New Hampshire. One did not expect the show with exotic animals from Africa or other tropical locations to schedule a winter or even an early spring or late fall appearance, nor did one

UN Secretary General Race: The Other Election

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – What’s beginning to look like this year’s Republican presidential primaries in the USA has morphed into a political scramble for the UN Secretary General’s seat. With a dozen prospective candidates, the race for the new Secretary General has now overshadowed much of the work

Flume Gorge And The Basin Franconia Notch State Park

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Every time we drive through Franconia Notch we pass the signs for the Flume Gorge and the Basin. We have visited these natural wonders many times and most often with friends and family from away as part of our efforts to show off our beautiful State. The forecast was hot

Campaign Journal

Brendan has been busy with his campaign since he won the nomination for governor by the Flatlander Party and has yet to submit a column for this week. While nosing around his desk we came across a journal he has been keeping. It was marked “private” and we called him to ask if maybe we

San Francisco Sports

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist “We saw stretched out ahead of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness in the late afternoon of time.” ― Jack Kerouac, “On the Road” Unlike Kerouac—a

The Province Of Laconia & Its Elusive Treasure

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Not so long ago, but long before there was a city of Laconia there was a Province of Laconia. The history books don’t emphasize that fact, perhaps understandably so when one reads the confusing accounts of the earliest immigrants to what is now New Hampshire. When the

UN Court Rebuffs China’s Claims to South China Sea

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS— In a major legal setback for Beijing, an international tribunal has rejected and rebuffed many of Mainland China’s claims regarding exclusive sovereignty and rights in the disputed South China Sea. The landmark ruling in the Hague, by the Permanent Court of Arbitration stated there was

Covered Bridge Pale Ale by Squam Brewing

Here are some things you can depend on in the Lakes Region: sunshine (somewhere), clean air, clean water, good food (depending on the cook), taxes (especially on lake-front property), and among many other things, an abundance of good beer to try. One other thing we can depend on is great tasting brews from Squam Brewing.

Confessions Of A Kayak Fishing Guide

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer I spend a good portion of my summer guiding fishing clients from all over the country for striped bass from kayaks. There is something about catching fish from so close to the water line that seems to keeps people coming back, especially when those fish are migratory visitors whose appearance

On-shoring Unemployment

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Remember the last presidential election cycle when the Left wailed about the scourge of “offshoring” jobs? How times change. In June of 2012, the uber-Progressive news site ThinkProgress trumpeted a Washington Post story “that Bain Capital, the private equity firm Mitt Romney headed for 15 years, invested extensively

A Real Fantasy World

Have you heard about the new Pokemon Go craze? It’s the newest fun game you can play on your phone. It is another great invention to help people waste more time. The idea for the game came from someone who saw that a vast majority of the population spent the better part of their outdoor

Tie Dyed Summer Ale by Great North Aleworks

Summertime in the Lakes Region of NH holds a special place in the hearts of its population and visitors. It is a seasonal destination that creates fond memories of fun times in our homes, rental properties, on the lake or hiking the nearby mountains. It is a time to set aside work and spend quality

Cubs, BoSox and All-Stars

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist San Diego just hosted the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, a.k.a. the Mid-Summer Classic. While that event’s lost some of its luster, it’s still the oldest and most special of the pro sports All-Star contests. There are always intriguing story lines—such as this year’s National League team featuring an