Month: November 2016

Remembering 4-H Club

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Girl Scouts are known for their cookies, but at one time there were also 4-H Club cookies, available in vanilla or chocolate flavors and described as delicious wafer thin sugar cookies. Each package weighed nine ounces and contained three dozen cookies. Apparently much more recently some 4-H

Syria’s Labyrinth into Hell

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – It’ s not often a senior UN official leaves a prepared and rigid script to emotionally describe a situation to delegates in the Security Council. But when Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien told diplomats, “I am more or less at my wit’s end as a

Christmas Party

Every holiday season the members of FATSO (Flatlanders Adjusting To Solitary Oblivion) get together to celebrate the holidays, exchange gifts and reminisce. FATSO is a winter support group for new transplants started many years ago by my friend Vinnie and myself. We throw these Christmas parties to not only welcome the new members, but to

Notre Dame Football

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist NEWS ITEM— The University of Notre Dame is forfeiting all football victories from the 2012 and 2013 seasons due to violations of NCAA rules by a student-trainer. What? This can’t be true! With all the shenanigans that we know go on with so many big-time college football programs, is

New Hampshire Slopes Are Open!!

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Many of us had less than a 24-hour notice that Bretton Woods lifts would be spinning on Sunday, November 13th. I first heard the news from reading a friend’s Facebook post proclaiming that she was going skiing! Later in the day I received an email notification from Bretton Woods

Call It A Day Double IPA by Moat Mountain Brewing Co

Don’t you just love surprises? Like when you forget it’s your birthday and someone important in your life says ‘Happy Birthday dear.’ Or when you are getting up to start your day and your sweetie brings you a cup of coffee, unrequested. These things help make your life just a little better. And so it

Not Just Another Chicken

  by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer Why did the chicken cross the Rhode? Rhode Island, that is. The answer: To get to New Hampshire to experience a transformation . It has been described as a recent addition to the breeds of chicken, but its origin goes back to at least 1910 though

Trump Aftershocks

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer NEW YORK – A jarring electoral earthquake has rocked America with a stunning upset win by Donald J. Trump, the Republican insurgent candidate. The epicenter of the quake was centered in the South as expected, but reverberations and shockwaves went deep into the once industrial heartland of

Divided Nation

It might just be the most divisive time in our Nation’s history. Never before have people been so diametrically opposed and there doesn’t seem much hope of the two sides ever meeting. We have seen it all in this country. The great paper or plastic debate which still rages on, yet civilly. The cable versus

Georgiana Falls

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Danielle and I met up just before 8 am at the Irving, the alien gas station, just north of I-93’s exit 33 on Route 3 in Lincoln. I get a kick out of seeing the giant alien that is painted on the side of the store. The mural commemorates

Kickers, Pressure and TR

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist “It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles…The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst,

Signal Mountain Fire Tower On The List Of 93

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer There are lots of mountain lists and right here in New Hampshire we have many mountain lists. Some lists have been around a long time and are well known, while others are more obscure and a few are gaining in notoriety. Some list keepers will reward a hiker with a