What is Your Heroic Narrative?

by Ken Gorrell, Weirs Times Contributing Writer Most of us don’t have a “heroic narrative.” Most of us don’t feel the need to have one, though certainly some of us would rise to the occasion and earn one if called upon. I don’t have a heroic narrative, and unlike (former) NBC News anchorman Brian Williams,

Testing Times

by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times Editor There is currently a bill in the New Hampshire Senate that would require all high school students to pass the United States Citizenship Civics test in order to graduate. Of course, this has caused a big debate among many on different sides of the issue. Personally, I don’t think it

There “Is” An Arizona

by Mike Moffett, Weirs Times Columnist Contrary to Jamie O’Neal’s poignant sentiments from the hit country song, there is indeed an Arizona. I just visited it. I arrived in Phoenix too late to enjoy the immediate glow of the Patriots 28-24 Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, but the energy generated from the Pats’ epic

Simple, Free Nesting Ideas

by Steve White, contributing Writer Your backyard birds have two things in mind this spring season. The first is establishing nesting territories. The second is choosing a mate. I will leave the mate choosing to the birds, let them have their fun. The nesting territories, however, are an area where humans can lend a hand.

Global Freedom Recedes, Rights Under Attack

by John J. Metzler, syndicated columnist UNITED NATIONS – There’s been a disturbing decline in global freedoms over the past year with a clear erosion of political rights for the ninth consecutive year. These are among the dire findings of the Freedom House report which rates rights and freedoms in 195 countries around the world.

Ice Fishing And Me

by Brendan Smith, Weirs Times Editor Now that the ice fishing derby is finally over here in Central New Hampshire, I am no longer worried about expressing my trepidations. Many members of FATSO, my winter support group, have asked me to teach them about this sport in order to help get over their winter doldrums but

Wildcat Mountain And A White Wildcat Wedding

By  Amy Patenaude, Outdoors / Ski Writer Did the Bride have cold feet? No she didn’t have cold feet. She had quickly snapped back a reply to my inquiry that her feet were quite warm. I asked again if she was sure she didn’t have cold feet. This time the reply was laughter from everyone

Window Bird Houses… Peek-A-Boo!

by Steve White Contributing Writer For years, birders have enjoyed the pleasure of actually witnessing, up close, the multiple stages of baby birds through the use of a nest box that attaches itself to a glass window. What makes this bird house so unique is the ability to view the parenting birds by watching from

Carole Keller – A Color Master

By Kimberly J.B. Smith Contributing Writer Tucked in a charming gallery off Main Street in Meredith is a gallery where you will meet a very talented artist. Carole Keller, is a brilliant painter of landscapes, portraits and more. Carole’s work first caught my eye when I stumbled across one of her business cards. On it,

Ukraine Crisis Overlooked Amid Mid-East Flurry

by John Metzler Weirs Times Columnist UNITED NATIONS – While America seems transfixed on a spate of six separate Mid- East crises, there’s been far less attention paid on the brewing storm in Europe. Thus as politico/military efforts are focused on trying to sort out Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon and Iran, Washington policymakers have

Making Copies

by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor People younger than myself are fortunate in many ways, especially when it comes to technology, Having grown up in the era of tinfoil on the antenna rabbit ears to get a better picture from the television and 8-track cassette tapes that eventually would get caught and ripped to shreds

Bruins Mania!

by Mike Moffett I really enjoyed Ken Cail’s reminiscences of the late Boston Bruins radio announcer Bob Wilson in last week’s Weirs Times. Ken’s mention of the 1971 Boston Braves ice hockey team brought back memories. Young fans today can’t imagine how professional hockey dominated New England sports headlines in the early seventies. The notion

Pro-Choice – For Education

by Ken Gorrell This is tough for a curmudgeon like me to admit, but I got misty-eyed last week. I tried to remain dry-eyed and dispassionate – they weren’t talking about my kids, after all – but as I listened to parents tell of their struggles and sacrifices as they worked to find the right