Month: August 2017

Space Dust IPA by Elysian Brewing Company

When we look up into the clear night sky, we could ponder many things. How many stars? How many galaxies? Is there life on other planets? What is floating around up there? Well to the last question, we know that there is a lot of debris, large and small, floating through the abyss. Some would

Football Head Cases

 by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist FOOTBALL HEAD CASES? Another football season beckons and excitement abounds as professional, college, high school and junior level football players take to the playing fields, dreaming of gridiron glory. The 2017 season will end on a down note for most as only one team can win a championship in

Homecoming Day Came To Stay In New Hampton

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer An immense bonfire on Shingle Camp Hill in the town of New Hampton lit up the sky on a Saturday night in the summer of or near 1910 as it announced the beginning of the Old Home Week celebration. A local newspaper reported that “This welcoming beacon

Roses And Thorns

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer When I wrote my last essay I was preparing for a week-long camping trip with a Boy Scout troop. That trip has joined a long list of camping adventures I’ve enjoyed with this group of Scouts and adult leaders. Each event has been unique despite the similarities: Tenting,

Looking Forward

I am looking forward to the next campaign season despite it all. It used to be, in years past, I was the only one running for governor from the Flatlander Party. It wasn’t a difficult choice, being there were only a handful of us back in those early days. (Actually, it came down to a

Two Day Presidential Campaign With A Night At The Lake Of The Clouds

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The short flight from Baltimore, Maryland had arrived early and Sue was already waiting at the curb at the Manchester airport as I arrived to pick her up. She jumped into the car and we headed north for her “dream come true” hiking adventure. Sue wanted to hike Mt Washington

Spreading The Joy

I had never dreamed, twelve years ago when I started it, that it would grow to be such a powerful organization. My intention was purely based on how we could get this idea started in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, but today it has grown across the country. I couldn’t be prouder. Of course

A Hike On Pine Mountain Trail

Hiking the Evelyn H. & Albert D. Morse, Sr. Preserve by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Early Saturday morning, while the Mount Major parking lot was overflowing out onto Route 11, we were headed to another nearby quieter and smaller Belknap peak. Charlie and I easily pulled into the Mike Burke, Alton Town Forest parking area