Annual Pet Blessing October 6 – All Welcome!

Join the Gilsum Congregational Church when it holds its annual pet blessing on Saturday, October 6th at 12 noon on the front lawn of the Church. Refreshments will be served – and treats for the animals! Rev. Jim Berry will preside. Has your pet passed? Bring your favorite photo and Pastor Berry will offer the blessings. Be sure to keep your furry friends on a leash or pet carrier!

 

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.

https://wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/bears/index.html

https://wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/bears/faqs.html

http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/profiles/black-bear.html

http://wildlifehelp.org/animals/new-hampshire

Bears & Chickens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89tVkq0R-wQ

  Bears & Birdfeeders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3SFCRFKR8w

Dumpsters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JXbDPQ0d-U

Dumpsters 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKjpaoHqwZA

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 gilsumrecbasp@gmail.com