Month: April 2018

Utah – Rain, Snow & Sunshine!

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Turns out that I did not need to leave New Hampshire to find new snow. I don’t know why but every time I head west it snows like crazy at home. I thought going to Utah for some fine spring skiing would be just the thing to do. But after

Life-Style Of The Scotch-Irish NH In The 1700’s

by Robert Hanaford Smith, Sr. Weirs Times Contributing Writer The first settlers of Peterborough, New Hampshire were the Scotch-Irish who moved to colonial America from Antrim County in northern Ireland and they brought with them the way of life passed down to them from their ancestors. By necessity they were hard workers; laziness was considered a

Comrade Kim Goes to China

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – The political choreography was classic. The staging was epic. But the outcome remains unpredictable. North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong-un and his entourage secretly rolled into Beijing on a special armored train later to be greeted and then feted by the Supreme Leader of

Double IPA by White Birch Brewing Co.

Have you ever noticed that you might have made a hasty choice in the market grabbing some brew that looks appealing cause of packaging, cost point or shelf height. But when you get down to drinking it, you are less than amazed. And on top of that, you might have actually thought more about the

Get Used To It

It’s nice to use my spring voice again. “Ahh…it’s fifty degrees. Let’s get out the shorts and go for a walk.” You have to take advantage of the warmer weather seasons here in New Hampshire because, before long, you know you’ll be using your autumn voice again. “Argh, it’s fifty degrees outside. I’m not going

Esse Quam Videri

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer As state mottos go, “Live Free or Die” is unrivaled. We have the best state motto in the nation. But North Carolina’s Latin motto, Esse Quam Videri – translated as “To Be, Rather Than to Seem” – makes my list of the Top Five. The idea of “being”

Not Giving Up on Snow!

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The chairlift bullwheels at some of the ski areas have stopped spinning for the season. The smallest ski hills that rely on natural snow shut down a couple weeks ago. A few more ski areas stayed open until the first of April. But don’t fret there are still resorts