Join a structured conversation group to work through the book Me and White Supremacy. A tool for understanding our white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that we can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people to do better. The book provides questions for reflection. The group provides support. Sponsored by the GIlsum Public Library
We ask you:
Get the book. It will be available through the Gilsum Public Library
Plan to attend and participate in 5 weekly zoom sessions
We regret to inform you that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show for 2021. We deeply regret having to cancel – we know everyone was looking forward to this great event. With cases continuing to trend upwards in New Hampshire and the Northeast, we cannot safely predict where we will be in June. We want to give everyone enough time to change their plans instead of having to make a last-minute call to cancel such a large event. This has been a difficult decision for us. We all miss having the Rock Swap and we were hopeful that the pandemic would be under control by now. But when we looked in detail at the logistics, readiness of our volunteers to participate, and other issues, it was clear that our best option for everyone’s health and safety was to wait until 2022.We’re offering all Rock Swap vendors a choice: You may request full refund or apply your 2021 registration to the 2022 event. If you’d like to request a refund, we’ll still send you an invite for 2022 in December, so you’ll still have an opportunity to reclaim your space. For a refund, please confirm who the check should be made out to and where it should be mailed. Please let us know of your choice by sending an email to email@example.com or by sending a letter to Gilsum Recreation Committee, PO Box 76, Gilsum, NH 03448.
Look forward to seeing you at the next Rock Swap on June 25-26, 2022!
Decorate and display your Easter egg at the Gilsum Library!
Are you looking for an egg-citing Easter project? The Gilsum Recreation Committee will have plastic eggs available for pick up at the Gilsum Library between March 20th-April 3rd. The library is open 10:30-12:30 Wed and 11-1 on Sat. Take the eggs home to decorate, then return them to the library for display. You can decorate your egg as egg-stremely as you like, and if you need some decorating supplies the library will have some extras. You can paint, dye, feather, poach… crack us up! Return your decorated egg in the Gilsum Library book drop or during open library hours so it can be included in an eggs-quisite display. Ribbons will be given for the best decorated eggs, so get creative! Here is a link to the Gilsum Egg-Off Instructions https://gilsum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/The-Great-Gilsum-Egg-Off-Instructions-8.pdf
The Gilsum Broadband Advisory Committee has created a new page for information on the proposal to bring up to 1 gigabit per second fiber broadband to every home and business in Gilsum. View the page here.
Consolidated Communications has proposed building a 1 Gbps fiber broadband network to connect every home and residence in Gilsum. This would be funded by a bond that CCI would pay. Find out the details – and attend the public hearing on January 25 at the school. You can attend by zoom following link on this page https://gilsum.org/notice-of-public-bond-hearing/ The Select Board needs to hear your opinion on this proposal to determine whether to put it on the March ballot. If this is important to you, please attend!
Here are some questions posed and answers about this proposal.
Here is a narrated video presentation of the Gilsum Broadband 1 Gps fiber to the home proposal that includes the details of the public benefits. Total time: 15 minutes. The Committee looks forward to your comments and questions so we can address them during the public benefits hearing on Friday, Jan 15 at 7 PM!
Thanks to all who participated in the Gilsum Recreation Committee’s Quaran-scenes virtual photo contest! The photos, shown below, capture a slice of what residents have experienced during this year’s pandemic. Photos will be shared on Gilsum’s Facebook page and with the Historical Society. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated.
1st place (tie): “Barred Owl” by Donna Keller
1st place (tie): “Distant Hill Garden” by Angy Lombara
2nd place: “Milk the Dog” by Georgia Cassimatis
3rd place: “Clara in the Quarantine” by Joan Truesdell
Honorable mention: “A Covid Wedding” by Jan Fiderio
Life in Lockdown
1st place: “When Our Bedrooms Became Home Offices” by Jan Fiderio
2nd place: “Puzzle” by Debbie Helming
Separate But Together
1st place: “Socially Distanced Tic Tac Toe” by Virginia Clark
When: December 12, 2020 2-4 p.m. Where: The town field near the school Bad weather date: December 13, 2-4 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus are coming to town! Join them for the Gilsum Christmas party at the town field on December 12 from 2-4 p.m. There will be hot chocolate, baked goods, and a storybook reading. Pickup your holiday ornament kit and drop off your letter to Santa too! Special Covid-Related Details: Families should stay distanced at least six feet from other groups of elves. Please wear your masks to keep our children and community safe!
This event is sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee