Month: August 2016

Fall Fishing Opportunities

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer Fall is just around the corner and I wanted to focus on some opportunities that many anglers miss. As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, lakes and ponds begin to cool, which causes fish species such as crappie and northern pike to begin feeding aggressively. They do

Saudi Quebec

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer It was in the upper 80s yesterday and the leaves are beginning to show fall colors, so it’s perhaps a strange time to be writing about maple syrup production. But economic lessons are eternal, not seasonal. Our neighbors to the north are learning one of those lessons now:

Doing Good Work

The dust is about to settle on another summer tourist season here in Central New Hampshire. Traffic is lighter, restaurants are less busy, the waterways not as frightening to navigate and the shopping carts at the local supermarket are tucked neatly into their corrals. Some businesses which depend strictly on the summer season are already

Silver’s Shame

       by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist NEWS ITEM – The National Basketball Association announced that it’s pulling the 2017 NBA All-Star Game from Charlotte, due to a recently-passed North Carolina law seeking to prevent males from using female restrooms. The above news item represents my own paraphrasing, but that’s essentially the issue.

Blond Melon by Rockingham Brewing Co

We should live by a simple set of rules… Try to be nice to each other, help out when you can, keep opinions that could start an argument to yourself, eat good food and drink good beer. About the last one; I try to make it a practice not to drink strange brews like cucumber

The Unknown Soldier Identified

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Two thousand nine hundred and ten New Hampshire residents who served in the Union forces during the Civil War were unaccounted for at the end of the conflict. This is the story of one who was almost the 2,911th. Lieutenant W.A. Nason of the Eleventh N.H. Volunteer

Elaine Morrison – Art with Empathy

By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer There are many reasons for art making. Inspiration may come from an intellectual or aesthetic impulse. The work may be utilitarian or conceptual. For others, making art is simply for the joy of creating. For Elaine Morrison, artmaking is a journey of empathy for others. Elaine shares her caring

Going For The Gold

As I write this, the Summer Olympics in Rio are almost over and I feel like I need a vacation. It seems like only yesterday that I could easily endure two weeks of massive night time Olympic viewing in television (and even an hour or two in the afternoon on a day I felt particularly

Bushwhack to West Baldface Mountain

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer We are not made of sugar. If we were made of sugar we would have melted and washed downstream of the East Branch of the Saco River. We pitched our tents in a light sprinkle. We set up a tarp and put the lawn chairs beneath it. Becca boiled water

Turkey At The Crossroads

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer PARIS – A vital American ally has gone geopolitically adrift in the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup, and the subsequent crackdown on all forms of domestic political dissent by the strongman ruler Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The bloody coup in which hundreds died, nonetheless served as a

Certified Sports Fans

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist The martial arts designate the quality of practitioners via a belt system and with various degrees. For example, in Taekwondo, the “black belt” designation includes nine ranks, or degrees. A degree is indicated on the belt itself with stripes, Roman numerals, or other methods. Marines wear ribbons and shooting

Great Rhythm Brewing’s Expansion

New Hampshire’s brewing industry is alive and well. Evidence of this is seen almost every day in one way or another. Whether it is a new brewer opening their doors for the first time or an existing brewery growing because of their success, craft brewing is carving a growing segment of the business of beer.

More On Vertical Jigging

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer In my last column I discussed vertical jigging for lake trout. Vertical jigging is considered an art by many anglers. When fish are deep, whether on structure or suspended, vertical jigging is often the most effective method for catching them, and sometimes the only method. Regardless of which species of

France–Summer of Terror Lingers

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer     PARIS–Imagine for a moment arriving at Sunday morning religious service only to see the doors of the church guarded by camouflage-clad soldiers with automatic weapons. Well, this was the stark reality when we arrived at our neighborhood church, a structure dating from the 15th century,

Mister Potter’s Place

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer   Hearing the name “Potter’s Place” and occasionally riding by it ( I say ‘by’ rather than ‘through’ because you are in and out quickly when driving) in my younger years my thoughts were probably imagining someone at some past time making pottery in that place.