Month: September 2016

UN Assembly Opens Amid Global Chaos, Hope

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—Presidents, Prime Ministers and Kings will convene in New York next week for the opening of the 71st General Assembly of the United Nations. The annual Autumn session meets amid trying to solve or at least contain growing conflicts, a surge in refugees, terrorism and a

The Class of 1956

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Recently I found a half dozen or so of my grandchildren all sitting on the same swing and, as I began to exhort them about the possible dangers of their action, they informed me that they had set a world record for having the most people

Ragged Mountain

Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenway, Section 9 by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer New Canada Road is a narrow dirt road that is known to many skiers as the short cut to Ragged Mountain Resort. I drove slowly, yet my car still kicked up a lot of dust. Not quite a mile up the road I noticed on the

The SAT Factor

Now that the primaries are over and I know who my Republican and Democrat opponents for governor of New Hampshire are it is time to get down to business. In case you haven’t been paying attention and constantly looking down at your smartphone, I am running for governor once again under the Flatlander Ticket. I

Autumn Ale Brew Woodstock Brewery

    As we ever so slowly slip back toward fall weather, beer imbibers start to change their choices in brews styles at restaurants and taverns. When temps start to drift to cooler zones, we think like the wild beasts of long ago preparing for a long cold winter. We tend to eat more hearty

The End, Or Is It?

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer Labor Day signifies the end of summer. Schools are back in session, summer homes get closed for the season, and vacation time has been used up. It’s a depressing time for many, but not for me. After sweating it out through the month of August, one of the hottest on

A President Visits The “North Country”

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer When the President of the United States takes a vacation it is bound to arouse the curiosity of the people of the country, and when his destination is the State of New Hampshire, you can be sure it won’t go unnoticed by its citizens. President Warren Harding

The Back To School Edition

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer You could almost hear the sighs of relief across the state these last couple of weeks as parents sent their children back to school. It’s been an annual late-summer ritual for longer than any of us can remember. And like most rituals, it’s an activity few think much

Tom Brady Vs. Hillary

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist Though the presidential campaign is heading down the home stretch, a distressing number of New Englanders can’t name Hillary Clinton’s or Donald Trump’s back-ups (vice-presidential picks). But football fans throughout the region know that Jimmy Garoppolo is Tom Brady’s back-up. Jimmy G is starting the first four games of

September 11th Shadows

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—On a picture perfect September morning, the Grim Reaper struck in New York. Hijacked aircraft slammed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center shattering the myth that terrorism “can’t happen here.” Before long, the towers were like two belching black smokestacks set against the

Lost Weekend

Last week I lost my pants. That might not seem like such a big deal. After all, who doesn’t own a second pair of pants or even a third or a fourth? In this case, this particular pair of pants were the only ones that could get the job done. My wife Kim and I

The Chief, His Daughter & Her Lover

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer The main characters in more than one native American legend are a powerful tribal chief, his beautiful maiden daughter, and a young, brave chief or warrior from a different tribe. Such is the case concerning the legend of the naming of Lake Winnipesaukee. Some of our readers

Altered Book Art – Art & Recycling Join Forces

By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer   Having taught art to all ages for decades, I have dabbled in just about every art medium that exists. Then came the idea of altering discarded books – along with a deluge of “how to” books on the subject. It seemed interesting enough so I gave it a

Why Bother?

By this time next week I will know who all my opponents will be for the November 8th election for Governor of New Hampshire. When you get your ballot there will be a lot of names of people running for governor you won’t recognize, but you really won’t notice since you, like most everyone else,