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Amy Goes Hiking At Maine Mountains In Baxter State Park

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Baxter State Park is way up there. I made it to the Big Moose Inn & Cabins in Millinocket from Franconia in about five hours. After I checked in, I drove a couple miles to find a big view across Millinocket Lake of Mount Kathadin and Baxter State Park’s many

More Scratch

As biennial candidate for governor of New Hampshire representing the Flatlander Party, I am as committed to the education of our children just as much as the next guy…uh person. Of course, there is no better way to take care of the ever growing problem of funding a proper education than to come up with

Mr. Negron Goes to Washington

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer If the voters of the 2nd Congressional District are smart, we’ll send Steve Negron to Washington, D.C. next year. While any of the declared Republican challengers to Rep. Ann McLane Kuster would be preferable to the incumbent, I believe Mr. Negron is the best candidate for the office.

Volunteer Trail Work— We Can Do It!

by Amy Patenaude Outdoor/Ski Writer Chatham Trails Assoc. & Wonalancet Out Door Club There are thousands of miles of trails described in the Appalachian Mountain Club’s White Mountain and Southern New Hampshire Guides. There are thousands more all over New England. There are trails to the mountaintops, waterfalls, big rocks and through forests everywhere. Wicked

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

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