Day: August 24, 2017

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,