UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!

UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!
Please visit our snazzy new website!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Promote Liverpool

UPDATE - April 14th 2016
We have a snazzy new website for promoting Liverpool. For more information please
visit us here.
Liverpool is situated on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.  In the 17th century Europeans used the harbour for fur trading and by the 18th century it became the site of a small settlement named Lingley. Liverpool was raided in 1778 by the French and subsequently by the Americans.  Consequently  in 1779 built a battery for their own artillery and became the "Port of the Privateers" with the Lucy protecting her shores. By the turn of the nineteenth century Liverpool was known as one of the busiest seaports in Canada. During the War of 1812 Liverpool financed and manned many privateer vessels, including the Rover.
The weather in Liverpool has four seasons with winters not as extreme as in the surrounding province; cool and wet, with rain and some snow. Spring comes early and is sunny with rain and the flowers blooming by early April. Autumn is lengthy and beautiful with the lovely colours of fall, offers warm days and cool nights.  Summer season has flowers blooming early and long into the season. The beaches are endless; where the Atlantic washes the shores and the only footprints may be one's own.
The town of Liverpool offers a variety of historical landmarks and old-world, European architecture, as well as a New England kind of charm. Located in the centre of town is the Astor Theatre which is the oldest performing arts venue in Nova Scotia. Built in 1902 as part of the historic Town Hall, the theatre was known as the Liverpool Opera House. The Astor Theatre played host to Symphony Nova Scotia, the Royal Shakespeare Company and recently to Ben Heppner. It's high rounded ceilings and plaster walls make the Astor a wonderful place to enjoy concerts and plays.

But remember this.... those that come never want to leave

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wines of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has been growing wine grapes since 1611 when Louis Herbert, an early French settler, planted a small vineyard in Bear River in the hopes of making fine wine. Mr Herbert went on to learn some harsh lessons about Nova Scotia's climate and fine wine production disappeared from the province for almost 370 years. Vineyards and serious wine making was reintroduced in 1980 and since then Nova Scotia's vineyard landscape has evolved with numerous wineries and new styles of wines emerging all of the time. The quality of the wines has increased dramatically, particularly over the past 5 years.
  • Look for wines with the Nova Scotia symbol (a lobster h
    olding a glass of wine). This symbol will tell you the wine is made from 100% Nova Scotia-grown grapes.
  • Consider a sparkling wine. Nova Scotia is emerging as one of North America’s best sparkling wine producers. These stylish wines make wonderful aperitifs and are perfect pairings to oysters, smoked salmon and a range of Nova Scotia seafood.
  • Look for one of Nova Scotia’s signature grapes. Nova Scotia’s cool climate is ideally-suited to the production of dry white wines. L’Acadie Blanc has emerged as Nova Scotia’s signature white grape
  • Don’t discount a good red. While it is more challenging to produce red wines in Nova Scotia, a number of good red wines are being made from French American hybrid grapes.
  • Treat yourself to an Icewine. Nova Scotia Icewine is considered some of the best in the world.

Wine making made easy at home: http://www.youtube.com/embed/u4cJiQXqoVU

Live Liverpool .... for good food, good friends and good wine 

Friday, 16 September 2011

Queens Archers and Hollow Log Shooting Range

Civic # 5902, Highway #3
 White Point, Nova Scotia
(watch for Queens Archers
sign on the right)

Archery is the art, practice, or skill of propelling arrows with the use of a bow, from "arcus" (Latin). Archery has historically been used for hunting and combat; in modern times, however, its main use is that of a recreational activity. One who practises archery is typically known as an "archer" or "bowman", and one who is fond of or an expert at archery can be referred to as a "toxophilite".Queens Archers Association was established in 1981 with enthusiasts taking up bow hunting and target archery. The club is open year around and offer a variety of ranges and courses. Competitions are held throughout the year including meets with the Bridgewater's  "Pinegrove Archers Club". The annual meetings are held in January and open for memberships.  Queens Archers - Meet every Thursday evening - 7:00 pm at West Queens Recreation Hall, Port Mouton. Only $4 for non-members and $3 for members. Under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent or guardian. For more information call Phil Dagley at 354-5607

Archery basics - You Tube:  http://youtu.be/5x3aj1X0SCs


Hollow Log Rifle &
Pistol Association
White Point Rd

A shooting range or firing range is a specialized facility designed for firearms practice. Civilian Targets are usually made of paper or a plastic coreflute, sometimes with a canvass or hessian back on the larger long range types. Most competitive targets are a solid black circle on a white background. The black circle may have scoring rings. Targets of other shapes may be used such as used in pistol (hand gun) target shootingThe butts/backstop is the area behind the target into which the shot safely falls.
   Atlantic Provinces Hunter Education:

Hunts Pt. -
Queens County
Hollow Log Rifle and Pistol Assoc,Peter Whynot
Ken Minard

Liverpool has something for everyone
and much to offer the outdoors enthusiast.

Liverpool ... for inexpensive, seaside retirement
semi-retirement living.
Outdoor shooting ranges sometimes have wind flags, positioned between the firing line (where the shooters are) and the targets. Shooters observe these flags to make an estimate of wind speed, which is then converted into lateral minute of angle point of aim corrections or, alternatively, windage holdoff corrections.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Queens County 10 to 20 Project

The 10to20 Project isn’t just about shopping locally, it is about supporting each other, giving our neighbours jobs and ensuring the future of the region. The concept is not a new idea, but a new approach. When given the rise of ‘buy local’ campaigns, the decline of small communities in Canada and the popularity of social media marketing, we can make it work together.

Help us grow Queens 10 cents at a time. The power is in our hands.

10 to 20 Project website: http://www.10to20project.com/


Liverpool for good business sense
.......join the shift