Gilsum Alterations opens for business

Angela Sundaramurthy launched her new business, Gilsum Alterations, on March 5. Angela, who moved from Virginia to Gilsum with her family last year, says her home-based business does basic alterations. Business hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact Angela at 352-5522 or visit her Gilsum Alterations page on Facebook.

Renovations at Library and Town Offices Under Way

The next time you visit the town offices or Gilsum Public Library expect to see something different. The town offices and foyer area are getting new laminate flooring, a fresh coat of paint, a new door, counter area, a bulletin board. And Library improvements, approved by the town last year, are in full swing. The area includes new carpeting and LED lighting and handmade oak shelving. The old battleship grey metal shelving will move downstairs.

Since 2000, Gilsum residents have voted to put money away for an inside renovation of the Library & Town office, which hasn’t seen a major renovation since 1974. Last March at town meeting  taxpayers voted to use half of that money for renovation. Volunteers are trying to do as much as possible with a small budget, so they have been doing some of the work themselves. It been a slow process, the Library has new energy-efficient LED lighting, and half of the Library has new carpet/paint and oak book shelves.

The money for these renovations was approved in last year’s budget. No additional funds will be requested this year. Come see the changes as well as new books and audio book titles. Librarian Gail Bardwell will be happy to give you a tour!

Library hours are Monday: Noon – 4:00 PM; Monday and Tuesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM; and Saturday 10:00 AM – Noon.

Affordable Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

Monadnock Humane Society will be offering an affordable Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic to the community on Saturday, March 17th from 10 am – 1 pm here at our location in Swanzey in the MHS Guinane Training Center, 101 West Swanzey Road.

Rabies Shots-$15


For more info call , 603-352-9011, ext.101

Yoga is Back!

Starting Wednesday, Feb 21st.

Free Yoga for Gilsum Residents

$5 for non-residence

Every Wednesday night 5:30

Gilsum Congregational Church

Come and enjoy an hour of gentle yoga

Yoga Free for Gilsum Residents

Yoga will not be held Valentines Day, Feb 14th but will resume the following Friday, Feb 21st.

Free Yoga for Gilsum Residents

$5 for non-residence

Every Wednesday night 5:30

Gilsum Congregational Church

Come and enjoy an hour of gentle yoga

New in Town: Meet Georgia Cassimatis

You may have seen Gilsum’s newest resident, Georgia Cassimatis, around town with “Milk,” her Black and White Staffordshire Terrier Mix. “You’ll probably see us walking/running up and down Gilsum Mine Road and Route 10 to get to the lovely Calhoun Forest. I love gardening, hiking, community, art, knitting, sewing, photography, rock climbing—and the list goes on!” she says.

Georgia bought her first home in Gilsum last November. She works at Badger and the City of Keene, and is the Public Art Coordinator for Friends of Public Art, a nonprofit. She holds a degree in business management from  Keene State College, and a masters degree in sustainable development and climate change from Antioch University. “I also have basic skills in dog training if anyone out there needs help,” she says.

Bingo for Adults-Free! Great Prizes

Come enjoy a night out playing Bingo! Play for hundreds of dollars in prizes, and there’s no charge. The Gilsum Recreation Committee sponsors this event, so come out meet your neighbors and have fun! You’ll also find sandwiches, drinks, and plenty of treats for sale by the Gilsum Congregational Church. All dollars raised go back to the community.

Location: Gilsum Congregational Church

Time: 6pm Jan 20th

Wineglass Painting Night!

Time: Friday, February 2cd at 6:30 pm

Location: American Legion Post #85, Mack Road, Gilsum, NH

Cost: $20 for 4 Glasses, All materials included (Please specify stemmed or Stemless Glasses when you register)

Register: Call Mary @439-0797 or email

Bring your own beverage and snack to share

All Proceeds Benefit Gilsum’s Before & After School Program

This isn not a school sponosred activity

Gilsum Rock Swap Speaker

Gilsum Rock Swap Speaker 
Where are the best places to go rock-hounding in New England? Mineral collector and geologist Nancy Swing shares her secrets in a special presentation,“Rock-Hounding in New England,” Saturday at June 23rd 2018 1:00 PM in the auditorium. Swing, the owner of Natures, is a regular speaker at rock and gem shows, and has been collecting since she was three years old. This presentation is free.