Coming Soon: New Gilsum Town Sign

You may have noticed that the Gilsum town sign is missing at the frog pond at the intersection of Route 10 and Main Street. The Gilsum Recreation Committee removed it for refurbishing. The sign is faded and peeling in places but otherwise is in very good condition. It just needs a good cleaning and some repainting, says Peter Poanessa at Keene Signworx. The sign will be reinstalled with a new roof and lighting that makes it easier to see at night. All work will be paid for by the Gilsum Recreation Committee.


Crazy Love at Mole Hill

 Saturday, September 8th   8 pm
Kick off the fall season at Mole Hill with “Crazy Love”….a common phenomenon, an old Van song, and a great dance band.
Crazy Love plays new and old music that you know but won’t hear from other bands…Fun and Funky…..Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Roberta Flack, Paul Simon, Maroon 5, 311. Terry Landis sings like an angel. Owen Landis is a cat on the kit. Bruce Elliot plays bass and Ken Hamshaw guitar. The band also now features Allie McGahie on vocals.
All ages ~ $12 ~ byob ‘n’ snacks ~ no hard liquor
upoming events @ mole hill
Sat.  Oct 6       Dragonfly ~   Dance Covers
Sat. Oct 13       Lonesome Brothers ~ Diesel-flavored Rock
Sat. Oct 20      Bruno’s Human ~ Americana
Sat Oct 27        Joe Stacey & Company  ~ Roots
Sat  Nov  10     Kelly Project ~ Rock’n Roll
Mole Hill Theatre
789 Gilsum Mine Rd.
Alstead, NH 03602

Lisa Gallagher Voted Citizen of the Year!

Each year, the Gilsum Public Library Trustees poll the residents of town searching for the one person who has gone above and beyond representing the best Gilsum has to offer. This year’s winner is Lisa Gallagher. She defines community spirit and volunteerism. On the ballet is a space for the voter to write a comment supporting their choice.
People ran out of room writing. Some of those comments include: Dedicated, talented, full of great ideas and spirit. For years Lisa has given generously of her time and energy to the church, the library, the rec committee and anyone else in need. She has done so much to keep the town moving in the right direction. The driving force behind the Gilsum Bridge and Adult Bingo. Lisa was one of the people that came up with the auction for old home day over 15 years ago which was a big fundraiser that helped to pay for every consecutive year’s old home day events like the bands and fireworks. She also was the main author and designer for the Gilsum 250th celebration program booklet. Lisa is a member of the Ladies Aid group at the Gilsum church and has served as a Library Trustee.

Her wonderful spirit shines through in all these activities and many more.

Thank you  Lisa!


Don’t Feed the Bears, Intentionally or Unintentionally

USDA Wildlife Services is working closely with the NH Fish and Game Department to mitigate human-bear conflicts throughout the state. Read more to learn about this issue.

Prime black bear habitat includes deciduous forests (oaks, maple, beech etc.), wetlands, and riparian (along rivers) zones. The natural areas surrounding your town provide very good habitat for black bears.  Many human-bear conflicts arise when bears frequent properties to access food attractants that are found around homes.  The most common attractants are birdfeeders, unsecured garbage, and compost piles which include food scraps.  Livestock, such as chickens and pigs, can also attract bears when not properly protected. Electric fencing is the most effective way to protect livestock.  In most cases removing the attractant the bear(s) are utilizing eliminates the bear problem.  It is also helpful to harass bears with noise, such as banging pots and pans, or using compressed air horns to scare them away.

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Touch a Truck!

A Family Event-Sunday July 29th 10-3, Gilsum Steam Academy, 640 Rte 10 Gilsum

Come enjoy a hands on experience with some cool cars and trucks and oth fun family Activities

$5 a person or $20 for a family

American Legion Cook Out

Treats from Sweet Confections and Kona Ice

Sponsored by Monadnock Ford to Benefit Gilsum Rec’s Before and Afterschool Program

for more info email


Bingo for Adults- Free

It’s time! Gilsum Recreation’s Summer Adult Bingo Night will be held THIS Saturday (July 14) at the Gilsum Church!
The sun doesn’t set until 8:26 on Saturday! Who cares whether or not we get a random thunder boom? Not us NEW ENGLANDERS!  We shall laugh because it adds to the evening excitement AND our theme!
 Adult Bingo by Gilsum Rec starts at 6:00 and everything you need is provided. Never played?  No problem! Gilsum bingo nights are VERY newbie friendly! We’ll see to it that you have all the help you need.
Don’t forget:  Volunteers at the church graciously open up a special ‘Bingo Night Snack Bar’ so come early & grab dinner for a great price.  It is STEAMED HOT DOG SEASON!  They will also be selling fresh club roll plates, home baked goodies, fresh fruit salad & drinks at very reasonable prices! Your business helps them give back to the community of Gilsum.  They will be ready to serve you by 5:45 pm.
Gilsum Bingo Night is FREE and open to all adult Gilsum residents age 18 and over.  Your adult guest is always welcome to join you!  Please invite your neighbor as well.  This email reminder list is limited to those we possess currently.