Month: October 2016

The “Fall Classic”

   by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist The World Series is upon us—a belated reminder of how the Red Sox so-teased us with such a strong regular season finish only to be swept out of the playoffs by Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians. Many of us were anticipating a special October with Boston again participating in

Toasted Pumpkin Ale by 603 Brewery

As promised last week, we look at another great pumpkin flavored beer which embodies the spirit of what fall is about. The cooling temperature, the changing colors of foliage, and the time when we look at different changes that effect our lives and the food and beverage choices we make during those times. One cannot

Boyhood Memories-Autumn

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer No fair for me, and that was no fair to me. October 12th was Columbus Day. Every year it was Columbus Day, and every year on October 12th Sandwich Fair was held. I couldn’t attend the Sandwich Fair because New Hampton school children were required to

It’s My Party

I was contacted by the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records recently to inform me that I just might be included in their next edition. It seems that this election day will be my eleventh consecutive attempt at running for Governor of New Hampshire and, if I don’t win, I will have officially

Abusers Seek Seats on UN Human Rights Council

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS -In a quiet but contentious campaign, countries are competing for new openings on the UN’s Human Rights Council. Many of the contenders for membership on the Geneva-based body include the political Who’s Who of authoritarian regimes who are noteworthy abusers of the very human rights

Autumn Hiking Along The Maine Coast

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Why not? We could stay with our AT thru-hiking friend Carey Kish and his fine wife Fran in Southwest Harbor on Mount Desert Island. We could see the Ocean. It would be fun. So we did! We skipped out of work a little early on Thursday and with a

Sports Nicknames

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist I once asked a class if anyone knew what a 49er was. “A football player from San Francisco,” was a speedy response. “So how did that name come about?” Silence Just another example of the lack of historical awareness so prevalent in our country. As some readers surely know,

Pumpkins Everywhere!

Taking from the initiative began last week, October’s Brew Review is devoted to pumpkin-style beers which are typically a fall seasonal. Because of the very short season compared to summer ales and the like, pumpkin beer needs to be sought after at a rapid pace, and unfortunately, by the time you are reading this, some

Ambition Gone Awry

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer A young man’s actions in the city of Laconia, New Hampshire in the year 1906 might be described as ambition gone awry, credit without credence, how not to start a business, the evil of impersonation, or the downfall of a slick swindler. The story is that

Curiouser and Curiouser

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer While not a proper English word, when used together as Lewis Carroll coined them in Alice in Wonderland, “curiouser and curiouser” is an acceptable way of saying something is increasingly strange. Alice used it as she was being stretched out of proportion to more than nine feet tall.

New UN Secretary General: Guterres Gets It

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS—White smoke has emerged from the Security Council, where the powerful fifteen member body, has selected a new UN Secretary General from among a dozen declared candidates. Intense diplomatic deliberations among the powers, hectic lobbying among the candidates, and rife speculation in the international community came

Just Doing My Job

One of the more important things a governor does, besides attend luncheons and dinners, is to sign or veto bills that they don’t read once they land on the governor’s desk from the House and Senate. The reason governors don’t read the bills they sign or veto is because they have already made up their

Get Outside

by Tim Moore Contributing Writer Autumn is a big deal in New England. November is the point at which most New Englanders begin thinking about winter. Cold nights turn into warm days, shorts and t-shirts have turned into pants and sweatshirts, and the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. It is impossible to

Belknap Bliss Return to Round Pond & More Mountains

    by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Brrrr, the morning was chilly, the skies were clear and blue and it was a fine day to go hiking in the Belknaps. Fall is here. At 9am we snagged the last of the five parking places at the East Guildford Trailhead on Wood Road (overflow parking is