Month: May 2018

Appropriate This!

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer An old Scottish proverb holds that open confession is good for the soul. To honor my Scottish ancestors, I have a confession to make: In middle school, I was a drug-pushing pimp. Well, I played a drug-pushing pimp on stage. In 1977, I played the role of Sportin’

Las Vegas! My Best Bet? Hiking!

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer I lost a dollar in a slot machine and I thought I had my fill of gambling. But soon I was tempted again. I played a blackjack machine. I bet a five dollar bill since I didn’t have a dollar. I said goodbye to Mr. Lincoln as the bill

BSA, RIP

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future. – Daniel Carter Beard It’s never easy to lose something close to our hearts. It’s especially hard when the loss was preventable and the result of pure malevolence. The Boy Scouts of America

Making Schoolhouse Rock

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Bob Dorough died last week, but his music lives on. It lives on not just in his jazz recordings, but also in the minds of millions of kids who grew up watching “Schoolhouse Rock,” the animated series of educational cartoon shorts that first hit the air on Saturday

Red Hill

  by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer The Red Hill Fire Tower rises high above the shores of Squam Lake and Lake Winnipesaukee. Visitors that climb the steps up the tower will behold a grand vista over the Lakes to the White Mountains, the Squam Range and the Belknaps. The Ossipee Mountains and the Sandwich Range