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!

Holiday Tree Lighting

Hot chocolate, treats and a special appearance from Santa Claus

4-5pm at the Gilsum Frog Pond on Rte 10

If possible bring a non-perishable food item or unopened toiletry item to be shared with those in need among our community

Annual Gilsum Congregational Church Holiday Fair

Saturday, Nov. 17
9 AM to 2 PM at the Gilsum Congregational Church, Main Street.
The fair features original hand-crafted gifts and stuffers, delicious home made pies, pastries, cookies, breads, fudge and more – freeze it for the holidays!
Win fun prizes, and don’t forget to visit the “Pop-Up Cafe,” with home made chowders, stew, sandwiches, coffee, home made old-fashioned donuts, pies slices and more.

The Kelly Project & Holiday Toy Drive !

November 10 ~ 8 pm
Kelly Darling-Snow brings her rock & pop group to the Mole ! “The Kelly Project ” features Todd Tousley on guitar, Skip Howard on the kit, keyboardist Dave Marazoff and Charlie Pratt on bass.
Toy Drive! Kelly and Mole Hill Theatre are also using this event to brighten the holiday for area children. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event; the toys will be given to homeless shelters for distribution to children in need. Those who donate will be entered in a raffle for a gift basket.
$13 cover ~ byob ‘n’ snacks ~ no hard liquor