Queens County Ground Search & Rescue (QCGSR) has been helping the citizens of Liverpool and Queens County since 1978. QCGSR is one of 24 member teams in Nova Scotia. There are currently 14 members on Liverpool's member team with a strong need for volunteers. All membership is 100% volunteer. Training programs are scheduled for every second week at the Liverpool location of the Ground Search and Rescue. Training includes navigational programs, map reading, boating and ground search procedures.
The responsibility for lost and missing persons in Canada rests with police forces, however police rarely have the resources required to launch an extensive search. That is where ground search and rescue volunteers come in. These volunteers provide a valuable service to Queens County and give thousands of hours of their time each year with the extensive training they require and the actual searches.
For information about volunteering for Queens County Ground Search and Rescue call 902.354.7319.
LIVERPOOL ....... building a better community together
Join us for the premiere of Beth George's play For Riches and Honour at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool June 30th, July 1st and July 2nd, 2011. This hysterical comedy will play for three nights over Privateer Days. One of the stars of the production, Al Steele, plays Lt. Grant - the leader of the local press gang.
Privateer Days June 30th - July 3rd, 2011. Get ready for another exciting year of Privateer Days fun!
Celebrate Canada Day by bringing the kids to Privateer Park. RAZZMATAZZ kids show will start at 11AM on the Tim Horton's Main Stage. Prizes and gifts for all ages will be given to those who answer Canada Trivia - Listen for questions from the Info Booth to win! The afternoon will be buzzing with activities and free cupcakes and the evening will include red and white fireworks and a Canada Day concert featuring Hal Bruce and Charlie A'Court, as well as many local bands headling in the evenings - Stoggies, Andrew Hunter, Ryan Cook, and the Hupman Brothers. This year's festival feature will include a geo-caching walk around Liverpool's many locations - a great family event. There will also be several new events for this year's festival.
Privateer Days is very pleased to announce that "For Riches And Honour", a comedy set in Liverpool's privateer past, will be making its premiere at Astor Theatre and performed by Liverpool's own Winds Of Change dramatic society. The play, written by local resident Beth George, won Honourable Mention in the 2011 Atlantic Writing Competition.
Pine Grove Park, a beautiful restful parkland owned and maintained by Abitibi-Bowater lies on the edge of Liverpool. Abitibi-Bowater is a major employer in the area. There are two main loops consisting of well-maintained, very easy hiking trails. If you follow the loop to the right, it encircles a large pond where plenty of aquatic life abounds. The other trail, which is a little longer, passes through tall pine trees with a few mixed hardwoods scattered throughout the forest. Both loops intersect at the back of the park. Here there is a nice picnic area on the lake where well water can be pumped from an old-fashioned pump; picnic tables and pit toilets are present.
To walk the entire park would take about an hour or it can be biked in about 20 minutes. There are about 3 km in total of trails. Early summer weather colours the forest with blossoms of every shade; rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas, and wild orchids. It is a beautiful place here one can enjoy the tranquility of the birdsong in the trees, where the Mersey River glides past to meet the sea and where artists sit at their easels - putting paint to canvas - capturing nature at its best.
The Rusty Anchor Brewery is a small locally owned and operated Craft Brewery located just a short drive north-east of Liverpool, in Cherry Hill, on the Lighthouse Route.
The report also notes that in addition to the two flagship brands, the brewery plans to offer seasonal beers on a rotating basis, including “an Octoberfest, a Lemon Grass Wheat and a Scottish ‘Robbie Burns’ Ale.”
Check out the web site .... or better yet order yourself an ale at Lane's Privateer Inn.
Liverpool's 2012 International Theatre Festival is fast approaching and gearing up for a new line of presentations. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the festival - started in 1992, the Liverpool International Theatre Festival (LITF) is an amateur theatre competition hosted every two years in the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, at the historic Astor Theatre. The event is organized by a dedicated group of volunteers who, with the aid of community and government sponsors, brings the world to our small-town stage for a diverse and appreciative audience. Check out the website and last years' comedy production as performed by the local amateur theatre group, "The Winds of Change". The Astor Theatre is now taking bookings for the 2012 LITF.
Liverpool offers inexpensive retirement / semi-retirement living by the sea. Here there is great beauty; miles of beaches awaits your arrival where very likely the only footprints are one's own. The town of Liverpool is dotted with a variety of historical landmarks and old-world, European, architecture, as well as a New England kind of charm; Maritime history is rich in the architecture and museums. Liverpool has shops available for rent, lease or purchase awaiting your small business, and many have living space above. Liverpool four seasons offer recreational amenities for everyone; the winter weather is not as extreme as in the surrounding province of Nova Scotia and is much milder than anywhere in central Canada. Spring comes early and is quite sunny but can be rainy and foggy; which brings the flowers to bloom by early April. Fall is lengthy and extremely beautiful with warm days and cool nights. Winters are cooler and wet, with rain and some snow. Flowers burst with colour all summer season, where they wave in the breeze along the edges of the endless beaches. Here there is a laid back, old fashioned, atmosphere that remains in this remarkable Canadian Atlantic town, with its slow paced lifestyle that never goes out of style.
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Murals are important in that they bring art into the public sphere. Liverpool's murals, depicting historical scenes from Queens County’s past were painted over a span of several summers, starting in 1993.
Matt Cupido, a Dutch painter living in Canning, is the painter of Liverpool's two striking murals which are located on the waterfront facing the picturesque Mersey River. The first heritage mural depicts the "Protectors of Liverpool" circa 1780 a tribute to early settlers of the area. The second mural, the "History of the Mersey River" is one of the largest murals in Atlantic Canada, covering a space of nearly 6,500 square feet. These larger than life pictorials tell the story of the Mi'Kmaq settlements and the rich history of Queens county forefathers.
Mi'kmaq is the plural from of Mi'kmaw, meaning "our kin-friends" or "my friends."
LIVERPOOL .... WHERE HISTORY COMES TO LIFE
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Chestnuts should not be confused with horse chestnuts (genus Aesculus), which are unrelated to Castanea and are named for producing nuts of similar appearance but of no notable edibility. Nor should they be confused with water chestnut (family Cyperaceae), which are also unrelated to Castanea and are tubers of similar taste from an aquatic herbaceous plant.Other trees commonly mistaken for the chestnut tree are the chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) and the American beech. The name Castanea is probably derived from the old name for the Sweet Chestnut which can reach 60 meters in height.
Fresh chestnut fruits have 180 calories per 100 grams of edible parts which is much lower than walnuts, almonds, other nuts and dried fruits. Chestnuts as with all plants foods contain no cholesterol and very little fat. Their carbohydrate content compares with that of wheat or rice; chestnuts have twice as much starch as the potato. Chestnuts are the only nuts that contain vitamin C.
The American Chestnut tree is native to north America and have been enjoyed for generations by the Aboriginal Indians. Mature trees often grew straight and branch-free for 50 feet(15 m), up to 100 feet, averaging up to 5 feet in diameter.
In the spring these towering trees display their showy flowers and in autumn the ground is covered with the spiny balls that encase the nut. Liverpool has a fine display of these majestic trees where one is sure to enjoy the shade in the summer and the tasty nuts throughout the winter months.
Horse chestnut is a familiar Nova Scotian deciduous tree, well known for its large, compound leaves and colourful fruit in their spiky cases. Although this fruit is similar to the edible, sweet chestnut, the two trees are unrelated.
Horse chestnuts are toxic. Children, especially, are attracted by the luster of the fruit, which traditionally were strung and struck against one another in the game of “conkers.”
1.When selecting chestnuts, pick the ones that are full, dark and shiny. Avoid ones that are dull on the outside and shriveled inside. This will reduce the likelihood of there being mold inside.
2. Slit chestnuts with one long slit from top to bottom (or make an X), using a strong, straight edge knife. Be careful not to cut yourself as the nuts can be wobbly. This will allow steam to escape and prevent them from exploding in the oven. They will also be easier to peel.
3. Set oven to "broil" and pre-heat it to 425°F (218°C). Broiling, rather than baking, gives them more of a fire-roasted flavour.
4. Place the chestnuts on a metal baking pan and put it in the oven close to the top heating element. Broil for about 20 minutes, gently stirring or shaking chestnuts midway so they roast evenly. If you are using a gas stove (which tend to be hotter), watch that they don't burn.
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Get ready to raise your heart rate. If the scenery doesn’t take your breath away on its own, the multitude of ways to turn a day outdoors into the adventure of a lifetime is sure to get you gasping for air. This is a hiking, cycling, paddling, sailing and just plain playing paradise.
Nova Scotia is the surfing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, hiking, golfing, whale watching and cycling place to be. The world’s highest tides offer thrill rides you won’t find anywhere else. The Medway River's white water rapids will take the rafter for a ride to remember.
Whale watching on the Bay of Fundy where more than 15 species of whales come to flip up their fins in the world’s highest tides each year. Rafting on cresting waves of the Tidal Bore phenomenon is a “spray in your face” memory-making experience for the whole gang. The beaches of the South Shore beckon thrill-seeking surfers ready to brave huge winter swells as well as beginners trying to hang ten for the first time on a sweet summer day. Kayak excursions past shipwrecks and pods of playing porpoise can last for an afternoon or a week.
With Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Parks – camping and hiking options abound, from hike or paddle-in only wilderness sites, to easy-access family campgrounds. Great golf courses are as plentiful as the parks, with more than 100 courses across every region of the province.
Checkout the guided tours, stay and play packages, and self-guided vacation options for a whole range of ways to make the most of Nova Scotia outdoors.