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Monday, November 22, 2010

Coastal Queens. A great place to shop this Christmas.

Coastal Queens Crafts are having a Christmas Weekend this weekend November 27 & 28th.The hours are between 10-5 this Saturday and Sunday.  It’s the last BAKE SALE of the season. 
Drop in for NO TAX SHOPPING  and hot apple cider.
Picture & Report by The Pulse of Queens County. 

Coastal Queens  is located on Highway 103 in Port Mouton, just past the Summerville Exit, in what use to be the Port Mouton School. 

There are over 50 crafters represented at Coastal Queens, which means lots of choice for Christmas presents for all your friends and family. 


Check out the Wardroom Gallery for a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!!
these are snowmen needle felted pins. Barnboard Santa's.
A couple examples of my needle felted figures. Plus I have much more then what you see here .

Summer is done and Santa is on his way,it was nice to have folk's drop by to take a look this past Summer, me being one, not of a few words, met a lot of very nice people who have stayed in contact with me since returning to their own sleepy little towns and saying that they are returning next Summer..these people make my days, not always buying but spreading a smile and joy sometimes fills a gap much bigger then a wallet... the cold weather hits and wow!!we need to keep as much of that green in the oil tank and where did everyone go?I do believe back to their own little pieces of Heaven . These past few years we have not done the big Craft Shows that we did for so many years before. In a way it is great not doing them , and again in another way ...sad...our crafter/Artist friends we got to know from doing shows together year after year, meeting new people, old friends and hopefully sell enough to not put you in the hole after food ,lodging etc. as well as gas and the price these big shows charge.It is nice to be home and stay put.The excitement over the years when we were younger out weighed any hardships of lugging heavy displays and product. This season I find I am itching to get out and say Merry Christmas to all as well as I am working hard on gift giving products ,thinking of the economy, something for that person in the office or a buddy exchange gift we all dread because of the prices of just the simplest gifts. Give me a call ,make an appointment to visit my studio/gallery Deb,354-3690 or come see me at the Craft Show Sunday November 28th from 1-3 at the Liverpool Fire Hall ,you may be surprised at what I might have to fill that so hard to shop for acquaintance or friend as well as your loved ones. Walk by some day or evening ,look in my window ,see a little bit of what I have here .Where are the days when you could get a homemade gift for under $10? Right here, in my studio /Gallery, 142 Payzant St. Liverpool. Funny, I had someone say "I was looking in your window the other day," my answer was, "Great!"Just about everything in my Studio/Wardroom Gallery is on sale from now till Christmas including some paintings.I have a few very interesting fun needle felted figures left ,as well I made two needle felted Santa scenes this past while along with needle felted under $10 gifts. Here you see some of my cushion floor painted mats which I was forced to put on the floor to show how durable they are and you can keep them on the floor to walk on or you can have them framed and put up on a wall, these I am offering just for Christmas at a very reasonable price. Sea People figurines ,many people know our "Sea People" well I have a couple of Santa's and Wizards left from the Summer Season, they will be offered at a lower price as well. I mean business this season as do many of our local businesses, I know, myself included , will find what we are looking for right here on our own back doorsteps this Season. Our Maritimes, we have some of the most talented people right here in our midst, we need not travel far from our homes to find that special gift for that oh so special person. But only look from where we stand. Liverpool Merchants like many small towns these days find it difficult to maintain throughout the Winter Months and sometimes one feels like we need to travel to Bridgewater or Halifax when in fact every store here in town and Artisan may have just what you are looking for and if not ,you may be pleased to find out it can be ordered in or still handmade by someone like myself still in time for Christmas.
One more thing, I am starting a list for after Christmas into the New Year workshops ,felting,painting ,hooking, copper work etc. Anyone interested in doing a workshop with me can add your name and what you are interested in doing to the list and we will discuss details at a later date, after Santa returns to the North Pole. And we again are idol with time on our hands waiting patiently for warmer weather.I will have this list at the show on the 28th or you can add your name here at the Gallery or by phone.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mustapha Maynard, Mortgage Planner with Mortgage Architects

Hi my name is Mustapha Maynard, Mortgage Planner with Mortgage Architects. For most people, their mortgage represents their largest and lowest-cost debt obligation, and their home is generally their most significant asset. That's why a mortgage plan is so important. The right mortgage plan can protect you from a financial downturn, save you thousands of dollars, and help build your wealth over time.
I have access to a vast network of over 50 lending institutions - including major banks, credit unions, trusts and other national and regional lenders, I have the tools to build a customized mortgage plan, with the features and options that meet your needs, whether you are:
  • purchasing your first or next home;
  • investing in property or buying a vacation/second home;
  • refinancing to boost cash flow and drive down debt; or,
  • looking at options for your mortgage renewal.
And since my business is built primarily through referrals from satisfied customers, your positive mortgage experience is essential! Your mortgage is a big decision and a powerful financial tool. I look continually look forward to helping the residents of the South Shore achieve financial freedom and homeownership goals.
About Mortgage Architects
Mortgage Architects is a Canadian-owned mortgage brokerage firm, led by a management team and mortgage planners with proven Canadian market success. We're excited to be at the forefront of innovation; built by Canadians for Canadians
The mortgage planners who belong to Mortgage Architects are carefully selected. They have already achieved high professional standards; they are chosen for their reputation as well as the breadth and depth of their experience in the industry. And we believe that's what has made Mortgage Architects one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in Canada.

Mustapha Maynard, AMP | Mortgage Planner
Mortgage Architects  |  Designed around you
Direct Line: 902-356-3555 | Fax: 902-677-2731
Cell Phone: 902-350-0027 | Toll Free:

Liverpool | Bridgewater | Halifax | Ontario

"think MORTGAGE think AMP"
AMP Website

* Mustapha Maynard, Mortgage Planner with Mortgage Architects has just been nominated for the New Business Award by the Lunenburg- Queens Business Excellence Awards. 
Congratulations from Queens County Community.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

April's Hair Studio

My name is Kim Wentzell and I am an esthetician working at April Williams Hair Studio in Liverpool!  April has a beautiful new salon/spa located at 709 Main Street which just had it's grand opening in May 2008.   April Williams, Marcey Hanley and Kara Alexander are all professionally trained Hair Stylists and I am a licensed esthetician working in Liverpool since August 2007.  We offer a wide range of hair services including a brilliant new Keratin Hair Straightening System which gives amazing results lasting for months with no damage! Also multiple esthetic services including facials, waxing, brow and lash tinting, manicures, pedicures, body treatments and relaxation massage!  April Williams Hair Studio also carries a wide range of hair and skin care products.  Please feel free to stop by or give us a call at 902-356-2253. Also if you do mention us on our page please encourage readers to visit our website.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Memory Lane

In 1979 Warren & Karen Wagner began Memory Lane Photo in their home in Brooklyn. It was a small portrait studio where portraits and passport photos were taken. In May 1987, Memory Lane moved to 275 Main St. in Liverpool (now the Moss Pot). The store continued to grow from a small framing and portrait business. In 1988 a mini lab was purchased bringing 1 hour photo finishing to Liverpool. In 1990 a color and black & white darkroom was installed making Memory Lane the only business on the South Shore with this in store service. By the mid 1990's computer repairs became part of the business, which eventually led to computer sales. In 1995 Memory Lane was the first to offer internet service to residents of Queens County. The business continued to grow and on December 2, 2000, the grand opening at 1 Gorham St., their current location, was held.

Memory Lane continues to grow & diversify, adding Ball & Skein to the fold a few years ago. For all your knitting requirements and service locally, Memory Lane is the place to go. They even have fantastic knitwear on sale that was produced by their very own Sheri Roy, sweaters, mittens, hats. Just ask if you want something knitted, I bet they will try to accommodate you.

Just look at what they offer now:

Rogers Wireless Dealer
Eastlink Dealer - Call Memory Lane for all your cable, internet & phone needs
Computer accessories
Custom framing, standard frames
Web Design
All types of printing such as wedding invitations, business cards, brochures, calendars
and black & white and color printing
fax service
Photograph restoration

Did you know Memory Lane can print your picture on just about anything you can imagine, mugs, t-shirts, Christmas ornaments, sweatshirts, aprons, hats, clocks, license plates. Take your imagination to them and let them work their magic. Great gift ideas.

Memory Lane is like a hidden treasure. For all musicians, did you know they even sell accessories for instruments. Guitar strings and such.

Also did you know that Memory Lane is also a dealer for the Downeast Coconut Company. WTF, yeah I know. Coconut oil, coconut butter, and coconut flour. But wait it does not stop there. Also from Downeast Coconut Company, chop sticks, utensils and bowls all made from palm trees.

You know what? If your looking for something call Memory Lane first, cause I bet if they don't have it, they can get it.

Memory Lane is open 9-5 Monday to Saturday. You can call them on 354-5486. Their website is and you can email anyone on their team, Tim, Sheri, Warren, Karen & Michael from the website.

Friendly and efficient service has always been a priority at Memory Lane.