Faerie Houses

We all have a bit of Faerie magic tucked away in our homes. Spare buttons, single earrings too lovely to let go, dice and game pieces, cancelled stamps, gears from a broken watch – all sorts of little things that make our hearts sing. Just think how your goodies can now be showcased in the style of our personal Faeries – Victorian, bird lover, miniature art gallery, even steampunk. You are invited to gather up your treasures and join a free Faerie House making program offered by the Recreation Committee at 2 pm on Saturday, March 16th at the Congregational Church. Supplies and additional trinkets will be provided while you let your imagination dance with the Faeries!
**This a Gilsum Recreational Committee Sponsored Activity**

Valentine Pop-Up Cards

Intro to pop up card making Come add a fun twist to your card making skills
Once you learn how to make one, then you can run with it! The options are endlessly entertaining! 
Construction paper, scissors and double sided tape provided.
Envelopes are not included.

Right to Know Training

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7 PM, Right to Know NH President David Saad will present a Right to Know training event at the Gilsum Public Library in Gilsum NH. A Powerpoint presentation covering an overview of the Right to Know Law (RSA 91-A) will be followed by a question and answer session. Officials from area towns as well as all interested citizens are encouraged to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be provided. The Gilsum Public Library is located at 650 Rte 10 in Gilsum. RSVP is encouraged for seating but not required by emailing Vicki Ayer at victoria.ayer@yahoo.comco

This is not a town sponsored event

Great Food at the Gilsum Store

Pizza Nights Are Back!
Pizza nights return to the Gilsum Village Store every Friday evening. Take and bake or cooked to order – your choice.  $3 per slice of $10 per pie. Toppings $.50 each.
Saturday Special 
You’ll find home made baked beans in the self-serve crock every Saturday. The Gomarlo Family Recipe’s secret ingredient: Soldier beans, and a lot of secret ingredients. Just $3.99 for a 16-oz container.
Blue Seal Kielbasa
The newest addition to the deli case, Blue Seal Kielbasa from Chickopee Provisions is Jerry’s favorite. Buy it by the pound or try it with your baked beans or as a pizza topping.

Roots Cellar & Ben Jennings Quartet

             End of the Season Musical Extravaganza
        ~   Saturday, December 1  ~
     ~ 7 pm ~
These musicians are serious about both their craft and having fun.  This is Mole Hill’s last live music of the season.  Two of many reasons to get out of your house and up to Mole’s House of Blue Light on Saturday.  Note the early start.    
Roots Cellar plays an eclectic mix of electric Americana;  expect a wide range of covers from The Band, Hank Williams, the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits.   The band is led by Pat Clarke, purveyor of Keene’s very cool underground venue, The Rabbit Hole.  (Don’t let on that I told you. )
Joining Roots Cellar once again at Mole Hill and offering funky dance grooves is the Ben Jennings Quartet.  (Here’s another secret: there is nobody named Ben Jennings in this talented trio. )
Tickets for this all ages event are $12 and available at the door.  Children 12 and under are free. 
byob  ‘n snacks ~ no hard liquor
Mole Hill Theatre is a community hall located at 789 Gilsum Mine Rd. in Alstead NH. 

New Management Coming to Gilsum Village Store

The Gilsum Village Store will soon be under new management—and changes are already under way. Jerry Gomarlo, owner of Gomarlo’s Supermarket in Swanzey, will be the new proprietor. While the official transfer of ownership won’t take place until January, changes are already under way. The store will have a much bigger selection and lower prices due to Gomarlos’ buying power, says current proprietor Ray Britton. The prices, says Gomarlo, will be the same as you would get at the Swanzey supermarket.

Jerry Gomarlo and Ray Britton

Jerry Gomarlo of Swanzey (L) will soon be the new owner of the Gilsum Village Store. Current owner Ray Britton (R) says the move will bring lower prices and more choices to Gilsum residents.

Changes were already evident Tuesday afternoon. Gomarlo was busy stocking the shelves with new items, and he is already starting to take over operations. In addition to thousands of dollars in new grocery items and a broader selection, visitors this week will see a fully stocked deli case with freshly cut meats from the Gomarlos butcher shop in the Swanzey store. On Tuesday he set up a new self-serve crockpot that featured chili for $3.99 per bowl. Wednesday’s special will be beef stew, he said, and he’s taking suggestions for what to offer next.

The Gomarlo family has been operating grocery stores in the region for more than 80 years. Adding a smaller store has been something his family has wanted to do for some time, he said.

While Gomarlo will own and operate the business, Britton will continue to own the building as part of a lease agreement. And while Britton won’t be running the store anymore, he plans to continue to work at the store, opening mornings for the regulars, he said.

Although Gomarlo is from Swanzey, he already has connections to the Gilsum community. One of his children attends the Gilsum STEAM Academy. And, he says, he looks forward to contributing a crock of homemade baked beans – based on the Gomarlo family recipe – at the Rock Swap dinner next year!