Quaran-scenes Virtual Photo Contest

Hosted by the Gilsum Recreation Committee

The Gilsum Recreation Committee will be holding a virtual photography contest to highlight scenes from what we individually and as a community are experiencing during the Covid-19 pandemic. All Gilsum residents and Gilsum STEAM Academy students are welcome to make photography submissions, no professional camera needed! In addition to the top winners receiving fun prizes from local businesses, the winning photographs will be featured on the Gilsum.org website, highlighted in the “Gilsum Bridge” publication, and will be archived with the Gilsum Historical Society! Be a part of Gilsum history!

Photo Submission Categories:

  • Pandemic Portraits (this can include animals and people)
  • Life in Lockdown
  • Separate but Together

Photo Requirements:

Photos should be recent, appropriate, and reflective of your experience during Covid-19 and/or safe quarantine activities. Photos don’t have to be a certain size or taken on a specific camera! Phone pictures, polaroids, disposables, expensive camera shots… they all count! Feel free to be creative and humorous.

Winning Age Group Categories:

(Each photo submission category will have 3 winners, 1 from each age group, who will all receive a fun prize and winners’ certificate!)

  • Adult age group (18+)
  • Teen age group (13-18)
  • Youth/Gilsum Steam Academy student (under 13)

Submission Deadline and Details:

The deadline to submit your Quaren-scenes photo(s) is November 18th, 2020. Winners will be announced by the Recreation Committee on November 20th, 2020 and we will call or email you if your photo wins your age group! You can send in your photos by email to Damaris at damaris.gibaldi@gmail.com, please include the following in your email:

  • Name
  • Age or age group
  • Mailing address
  • Best contact number
  • Photo and title of your photo (add a brief description if you would like!)
  • Which photo category it falls under

Gilsum Grows Together – Free Veggie Starts

While it is not feasible to gather for recreation activities at this time the Gilsum Recreation Committee is committed to keeping our community strong and offer socially distant opportunities to stay connected. We excited to be able to offer FREE Garden Starter Kits to Gilsum Residents. On May 30th Garden Starter Kits can be picked up outside the church from 10AM- 12 NOON during the same hours of the weekly food pantry. OR doorstep deliveries can be arranged if you message Sarah at sdhusted603@gmail.com or message us on Gilsum Community facebook.We have done our best source vegetable plants, herb plants, and seed packets locally from Vera Flora Farm, Julie’s Garden, Ridge View Farm, Gilsum Gardens, and Emerson Brook Sustainability Project as well as some donations from wonderful neighbors!


Even though the 2020 Gilsum Rock Swap has been canceled…we want Gilsum children and adults to keep that unifying Rock Swap spirit. The Gilsum Recreation Committee has created activities to keep this town rockin’!

– Join the “COMMUNITY ROCK CONCERT” starting at the Frog Pond! We are asking all residents to decorate a rock and leave it for all to see in the flower bed or under the Gilsum sign at the Frog Pond! It’s going to be a fun way to “gather” as a community & celebrate while we can’t physically be together!

– Don’t stop there! DECORATE – DESIGN – CREATE – EXPLORE & FIND because

When we feel it is safe to do so, we will celebrate by having a special Rock Swap day just for us!  You will have a chance to show off your Gilsum rock finds, reveal your rock creations and swap all you wish with other kids and adults!

Ready, set, ROCK!

Food Pantries, Gilsum and Marlow

There will be two food pantries Saturday 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 and 5/9 for anyone in need, in Gilsum at the Gilsum Congregational Church and in Marlow at the Marlow chapel. Both of them will be from 10AM to noon. Please bring your own box or container to take items home. There will be precautions taken and social distancing will be practiced.

Please share this information with your neighbors. Stay safe!

Need groceries delivered?

Gomarlos Supermarket offers delivery to Gilsum ($5 delivery fee applies) as well as curbside pickup. It has no website or list to pick from. You create your shopping list and they pick the items for you. Gomarlos does post a weekly flier on its Facebook page and in the Shopper. Open 8am – 8pm daily You can order by phone, email or on Facebook Phone: 352-3409 Email: gomarlossupermarket@gmail.com Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Gomarlos-Supermarket-730074300480376/

Call 911 and/or to go to the emergency department?

Recommedations from the NH Dept of Safety

In an effort to assist our residents and visitors with the decision to call 911 and/or to go to the emergency department, we have created a Public Service Announcement (PSA).  There are two PSA’s linked below, a thirty second and a longer and more in depth two-minute video.  

30 Second PSA Video Link – https://youtu.be/rpjN5m8tDlo

2-minute PSA Video Link – https://youtu.be/OO_MkrwyNcM

Free Meals for Kids

Gilsum STEAM Academy has been added as one of the meal distribution sites for the school district.  So, beginning Monday, April 6th, families have the opportunity to drive to the school between 11:30-12:30pm and pick up lunches for the kids. 

Sarah Hartmann will be the contact person and will be handing out the lunches each day. Any questions? Call her at the school 352-2226.