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Those Pesky Flies

by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer As we approach our long-awaited, warm spring season, you can be sure the conversation will turn to the black flies and mosquitoes that are a part of our landscape. Our attention span is short lived, however. Once the dog days of summer arrive, the topic will concern the

Different Strategy

Many of my inner circle insist that it is too early for me to be announcing another run for governor of New Hampshire, but I disagree. I think that the time is perfect. It is apparent that our present governor, Maggie Hassan, won’t be running in 2016. She is following the tried and true path

Bleeding Hearts

by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer When they descend on your backyard this spring, be certain to have a steady supply of black oil sunflower and safflower seeds. Rose-breasted grosbeaks are one of many neotropical migrants that spend the winter months in an area that stretches from central Mexico to northern South America. Around

Out.Haus Ales- Coffee-Oatmeal Stout

by Jim MacMillan Weirs Times Contributing Writer Continuing the series on individually owned brewers who self-distribute, we will focus on the wide variety of folks who have answered the call to build beers their way. There are more than 40 breweries of all different capacities and varieties of taste sensations around our wonderful state.

Mideast Christians, Cultures Under Attack

by John J. Metzler Weirs Times Contributing Writer UNITED NATIONS – Throughout the chaos, calamity and conflict which has befallen the Middle East, there are few groups which have come under such intense attack as Christians and minority ethnic communities. As countries like Iraq and Syria face the sharp end of ethnic and political strife,

Is Spring Canceled? We’re still playing on the snow!

by Amy Patenaude Weirs Times Outdoor/Ski Writer Winter and Spring are fighting. Spring wants in and winter doesn’t want to leave. I cheer hard and loud for winter to win until summer joins the battle and wins swiftly. This weekend there are still a good number of ski areas that are still open. Mount Sunapee,

We Call Them “Nest Boxes”

by Steve White Weirs Times Contributing Writer If you hope to attract nesting birds, early spring is the time to make your nest boxes available for your feathered friends. The term “bird houses” is not an accurate description of these important boxes. Birds do no live in houses.

Squam Brewing’s “The Camp”

by Jim MacMillan Weirs Times Contributing Writer Because uniqueness helps make New Hampshire such a great place to live, we will look at the entrepreneurial aspects as it applies to brewing beer. There are more than 40 breweries of all different capacities and varieties of taste sensations around our wonderful state. But a unique set of

Expand the Credit Recovery Scam!

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Another week, another news story about a public school failing its mission: “High school accused of massive grade-fixing scheme” screamed the headline in the New York Post.

Not The Column I Planned

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor Procrastination is never a good thing for a writer with a deadline. It can make some of your best ideas worthless. For instance, a few weeks ago I came up with what I thought would be some great April Fool’s pranks that I would share with my readers. Some

Donna Catanzaro – Consequential Merriment

  By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer I encourage you to visit the WCA/NH show in Plymouth at Pease Public Library– a celebration of 20 years for the Women’s Caucus for Art N.H. chapter. The show will be up through April 30 and is worth the ride to Plymouth to see it.

Recognizing Rose

by Mike Moffett Weirs Times Columnist There’s an unforgiving streak amongst a sizeable segment of sport fandom. These folks want lifetime bans for steroid users. They don’t understand the concept of “innocent until proven guilty.” And they show no mercy for players tainted by gambling associations.