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South Shore Parades and Festivals

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Recently I went to a “Newcomers” evening in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.  Although living here now well over a decade, and being a first generation Canadian, I’m forever a Come From Away… but that’s OK, as I arrived on the South Shore by choice and not just birth luck!  Check out this professional video of the original landowners before me

So as I was saying, this is my chosen Homeland.  Such is also the case of the talented videographers above, who I met that evening in Liverpool.  My children have the advantage of already being born here.  However, learning how to be a Maritimer is still required!

“Just ’cause a cat has kittens in the oven, doesn’t make them Biscuits”

south shore parade

Lions Club train made from barrels

Attending community events, working in service clubs, and volunteering to keep this rural place special are things that seem worth passing on to our youth.

south shore parade

4H tug-of-war team

…My daughter was the youngest “puller” at the local Exhibition, and didn’t weigh-in enough for the final team. ( The perseverance and patience of trying, was a success regardless of the winning or losing).  This is the culture of the South Shore and one worth moving here for.

south shore parade
Lobster and Lighthouses,  Flags and Foghorns

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“Come for the Experience,  Stay for the People”

Ocean-centric activities aren’t the only aspect to Lunenburg/ Queens that deserves mentioning.  Farms that feed our future and lakes that supply our fresh water are amazing assets.  Small businesses have become large over time.

Bridgewater parade
In addition to our resources is the Lifestyle, and one of the most interesting indicators for measuring the South Shore:  how is the level of Humour?  Folks here love a turn of phrase and jovial fun.  Where else would you see a quilt cover for a car body  to advertise a festival

Pine View Farms had to park last year’s car float with petunias growing out of its body.  This year another entry had  a tanker truck painted pink!

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Rounded truck for Breast Cancer Awareness

Yes, we’re an ‘understated’ parade of neighbours and lots of firetrucks — not just pom poms and loud music floats.   And then there’s the final parade entry (and no, it’s not Santa).

Lueneburg County oxen

For more information about Living on the South Shore, please see my other Blogs:  www.bgouthrogrunwald.wordpress.com and www.nslunenburgandqueenscounty.blogspot.com

Bridgewater parade float

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Exclusive Listing near Lunenburg NS

Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Immobilien Beschreibung
farn for sale near Lunenburg NS

beside the Back Harbour

Das Örtchen Garden Lots liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe des zum UNESCO Weltkulturerbe erklärten Lunenburg.
So klein es auch erscheinen mag, sie werden hier mit offenen Armen und unvergleichlicher Warmherzigkeit empfangen.

Lunenburg ist ein beliebtes Ziel vieler Touristen, deren Zustrom von Mai bis Oktober den Höhepunkt erreicht.
In diesem Angebot eingeschlossen sind das Haupthaus, ein Heuschober, ein Lagerschuppen und das Kutschhaus mit den angrenzenden Wiesen.

Lunenburg County farm for sale

Carriage House, barn, and storage building

Für weitere ca. 10 ha Weideland besteht ein 20 – Jahres – Pachtvertrag, so dass für ausreichend Futter gesorgt ist.
Sollten Sie am Erwerb des Fuhrunternehmens interessiert sein, folgen sie bitte diesem Link
http://www.robinsonharmsen.com/house.php?lang=eng&det=230

Old Cape Cod

Anchor yourself on this beautiful hillside!

 
Gegend

Das Anwesen liegt nur ca. 300 m außerhalb Lunenburgs und ist zu erreichen über die Old Town Lincoln Street.

Lunenburg business for sale

yellow area is farmyard

 
Sonstiges

Garage: 12,20m x 7,30m
Heuschuppen: 8,70m x 11,15m (Fassungsvermögen ca. 2.000 Heuballen)
Lagerschuppen: 2,45m x 3,65m

Baujahr:  ca. 1910

Wasserversorgung:  Stadtwasser

Abwasser:  Sickergrube

Grundstücksgröße:  ca. 4.000 qm Weideland

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Famous Lunenburg Business for Sale

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

 buggy ride74 Old Blue Rocks Road, Garden Lots

Trot in Time started in 1996, with an old carriage in the owner’s front yard; basically a lawn ornament. One day a local senior suggested a horse be borrowed to take him for a ride in that buggy. After a good measure of work, including a full refit of the 1888-built cart by shipwright Lloyd Lantz, he got his ride.

The name Trot in Time came from a  elementary student contest won by then third grader, Claire Coulter.  Claire got a pizza party with her friends, in thanks for her great idea. The tour with Trot in Time is like stepping back in time complete with a real wooden carriage – a trot in time!

trot in time horsebuggy ride

The first horse came from Gregg and Jenny Ernst  who live near Lunenburg.  Jenny had been doing wagon rides with her horse, Cindy, but with ten children it was getting too hard to manage that business. And so Cindy became Trot in Time‘s first steed. She retired in 2000 and laid down for a final rest in 2003. Please visit her beautiful memorial page.

trot in time horse buggy ride

In 2000 the owner of Trot in Time was able to buy a property, and restore the barn and an old Cape house, only 300 feet outside the Lunenburg town limits. From there, as the saying goes, it’s all history: Cindy and he hit the streets for buggy rides the next two years.

In the third year a horse called Bob was purchased. The fourth year a replica carriage was added… By the ninth year it was three carriages! Today they have six horses, four carriages, six drivers, a ranch hand, a wagon house, and an ever expanding pasture.

buggy ridebuggy ride

Trot in Time cares a great deal about their horses and invite visitors to schedule a visit (www.TrotInTime.ca) to the Exclusively listed hobby farm if they’d like to see how nice the animals live:  74 Old Blue Rocks Road, Garden Lots, Lunenburg County, NS, CANADA.

view from Garden Lots

Harbour views from Garden Lots, NS

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Oceanview home with 28 acres – TRANSLATION

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
lifestyle business(English blog text  follows)

Dieses stilvolle Haus bietet Privatsphäre und Meerblick. Gradlinig, schnörkellos chic, absichtlich einfach und sehr gut handwerklich verarbeitet, steht es auf einem 113.300 qm liebevoll angelegtem Grundstück.
LINK to Bayport floorplans in German

Die obere Etage hat zwei Schlafzimmer, zwei Bäder und ein Wohn.- und Eßzimmer mit wundervollem Parketfußboden aus Kirschholz. Die Räume sind hell, hoch und haben Oberlichter. Eine französische Doppeltür führt in den sonnigen Wintergarten mit wundeschönem Blick über die Lower South Cove. Die untere Etage hat ein weiters großes helles Zimmer, ein Arbeitszimmer sowie noch ein Badezimmer.

bayport home

Light filled interior

Auf dem weitläufigen Grundstück stehen Nussbäume, Obstbäume, Sträucher und viele andere Pflanzen. Eine Oase für Mensch und Tier. In der Umgebung liegen schöne Mischwälder, Wiesen und Wege für Spaziergänge im Wald, Joggen und Skilanglauf. Hier gibt es viel in der Natur zu beobachten.

Lifestyle business

Ocean side of house

Nur wenige Minuten bis nach Lunenburg und zu den Stränden.

Gegend

Von “Lunenburg” nehmen Sie den Highway 332 bis Bayport. Das Haus steht 400m hinter der Bayport Werft auf der rechten Seite.

Bayport-Nova-Scotia

Public access wharf in Bayport, NS

Oceanview Property Information
  • Built:  1997
  • Annual property taxes:  $2,416 (2009)
  • Water supply: Well
  • # of bathrooms:  3
  • Sewer:  Septic
  • Heating:  Oil, Baseboard, Hot Water, Radiant
  • Basement:  Concrete, Full Developed, Walkout

Description of property

This open plan house has oceanview and privacy.  It is contemporary yet casual, well-set back from the road, perched on a rise of land with expansive views of the gardens and  28.6 acres of cleared & treed lawn.

Walnut, fruit trees, shrubbery and many other plants fill the surrounds with colour & birdlife. This +/- 2100 sq. ft home offers privacy & ocean views over Lower South Cove. The house  has French doors to the ocean facing sun room and the space is infused with light from skylights through the pine cathedral ceiling and the oversized windows surrounded by warm wood frames.

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French doors to sun porch

There are cherry hardwood floors in the main great room area, built in appliances in the kitchen, a huge and bright master bedroom with access to a private deck area; and, downstairs, you will find a large office/rec room, workshop space, as well as a large bedroom, and 3 piece bath.

The land around the house offers hardwood & softwood forest with four cleared meadows joined by a trail suitable for forest walks, jogging and cross-country skiing.  Special added features also include a green-house, a pond, a large shed, & many points to observe the local nature.

Minutes to Lunenburg  and beaches. Only 12 minutes away you’ll find a World UNESCO Heritage site, with over 180 shops and services including an acute care hospital and several clinics.

bayport Lunenburg county

Lunenburg Nova Scotia

 

Location of property

From Lunenburg, take Highway 332 to Bayport. Property is on right about 400m after Bayport wharf.

There is a lot of dream time potential with the acreage, as it is zoned R3; so whether you just want your home on the range, or to run a small scale business, or even operate an agricultural operation (there are 3 cleared fields), you have choices.

land in Bayport

Right of Way to fields

There are some restrictions to R3 zoning, so your plans for the property will require municipal approval…

Live large in a lifestyle community in this Bayport home!

Click  www.RobinsonHarmsen.com/property/102.html to see more photos and floorplan in English IF IT’S STILL AVAILABLE.

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Managing Associate Broker, Robinson Harmsen Lifestyle Real Estate

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Lunenburg and the South Shore area

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Charming and close-knit, walking down its main streets is like walking through a book on old world architecture. Cape Cod style, Neo-Classical (Georgian), Gothic Revival, and Scottish (with five sided Scottish dormers), are just some of the styles that can be identified throughout the area. Robinson Harmsen bettina

The most famous architectural feature, affectionately known as the Lunenburg bump, is an extended central dormer that extends out and down from the roof to create an overhang over the main entrance. The whimsical feel of the town is made all the more enchanting by the use of eye-popping paint colours; one gets the feeling that you have stepped into a magical land from a children’s book.

Lunenburg County, which includes the towns of Chester, Bridgewater and Mahone Bay, has a population of 47,591 residents, of which 2,457 live in the town of Lunenburg. The rugged sea coastline is set against the backdrop of a gentle rolling landscape. The soil is rich and well drained by a network of lakes and small rivers and the weather is quite temperate, making it a favourable region for agricultural activity. From Christmas trees to cranberries, milk production to wine-making, you can certainly enjoy eating and drinking local in Lunenburg County.

South Shore

The South Shore is where the seafaring legacy of the Maritimes originated from. Ship-building, deep sea fishing and foundries are all still active as in yesteryear; in fact, you can still hear the ring of the blacksmith’s hammer as you walk along Lunenburg’s working waterfront. Home to the famous Bluenose schooner, and a welcomed port of call for other tall ships, Lunenburg is a centre for the history of the sea that defined the Province of Nova Scotia.

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Built by immigrants of German and Swiss descent, Lunenburg was named in honor of King George II, Duke of Brunschweig-Lunenburg, the king under which the edict was given to provide free passage to those who would facilitate the building of towns in the new world (North America). Descendents of these founding families still live in the region, and are considered to be true Bluenosers, after the famous ship that was built along its shores.

The South Shore is also noted for its many festivals that it holds throughout the year. Whether the event is associated with seafood, harvest time, art, music or theatre, chances are, when you are in Lunenburg, there is always something to celebrate.

Education

Even though Lunenburg is relatively small in comparison to Halifax, it offers big city education that is globally-focused. High quality local elementary and junior high schools that include French immersion  [and Waldorf], help students get a good educational grounding. And then, students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are bussed to the  high schools in Bridgewater that offers an excellent study environment and offers the globally-recognized International Baccalaureate program. Lunenburg Academy [is] just 2 minutes by car from The Toy Maker of Lunenburg, [see “An Invitation to Purchase A Lifestyle Business & Residence” at http://RobinsonHarmsen.com/house.php?det=113 Lunenburg Academy is a historic Victorian building with 98 students from grades Kindergarten through Five. In 2012 a brand new school is due to re-open in Lunenburg.]

Recreation

World class golf courses, sailing, boating, cross-country skiing, skating, biking, curling, and long seaside walks – Lunenburg certainly offers a recreational lifestyle that is to be envied. With a $31.5 million Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre due to be completed in the near future, which will contain a skating rink, [a large library], one six-lane 25 metre pool, and fitness and meeting space, it is clear that local leaders share a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for its citizens, and are eager to attract an increasing number of visitors, businesses, and newcomers into the area to live, work, and play.

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Lifestyle business in Lunenburg

Saturday, December 4th, 2010
harbour in Lunenburg

Lunenburg Harbour

How would you like to live in a town that not only won the Port city of the Year, the Communities in Bloom’s Most Beautiful Small Town, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? What about operating one of the most respected toy making businesses in Canada?  What if you could have both?  What if you could have your own manufacturing facility, administrative office, and your active lifestyle all within the bounds of your home sweet home?  Yes, what if – is now – a rare opportunity to own the lifestyle business of The Toy Maker of Lunenburg! After 30 years, the owners are selling their home and business to step back from the busyness of being entrepreneurs and step into the easy breezy way of life on Nova Scotia’s south shore.

Lunenburg Nova Scotia Toymaker

drying "fish"

The Toy Maker of Lunenburg has an internationally recognized brand; one that stands for the highest quality standards, a high level of integrity and excellence in customer service. The recent lead-paint scandals, especially related to toys, have shifted consumer’s attention away from choosing economical Chinese imports to choosing higher priced quality products. Classic wooden, handmade, and wool, cotton and cardboard toys have all seen a surge in demand – The Toy Maker of Lunenburg is no exception. Being hand-crafted in Nova Scotia, especially in the charming old town of Lunenburg, contributes to The Toy Maker’s products’ reputation of being made with old-world care and craftsmanship.

toy making in Lunenburg

Handmade Push Toys

Beside the romance, and beyond the scandal, consumers are making their buying decisions with the environment in mind. The Toy Maker of Lunenburg prides itself on a high level of recycling and re-use in the manufacturing of its products. Their water-based paints are made in Western Europe, where the highest environmental standards in manufacturing are enforced, the wood is purchased from a supplier who does not use clear-cutting methods of harvesting, and all discarded paper products are shredded and recycled – even the sawdust is given to some friendly local guinea hens. The Toy Maker of Lunenburg’s business is busier than ever, which makes this the ideal time for someone to purchase it. Proud of the legacy they have built, the current owners will provide the new owners with hands-on training, mentoring and guidance

[See www.RobinsonHarmsen.com/house.php?det=113   for more info]

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Oceanfront Building Lot

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Bee’s Cove

AN OCEANFRONT TOWN LOT :

How many times do people search for a fish shed that can be converted to a cottage?

Well, here it is!

oceanfront building lot

There’s calculated space for well and septic, in addition to the 2nd wired outbuilding on site.

Did I mention there’s a wharf too?  Once 100 feet long, it would need a finger float to join to the grandfathered tip. Your own pier for a houseboat or party platform, angled to accommodate the current.

Sensational sunsets, due to southwest orientation of buildings. See fabulous area photos on Google Earth    (44 07 48 N, 64 34 38 W)

oceanfront building lot

GENERAL DATA

Lot Size: 29,300 Sq.ft.

Fish Shed: 30′ x 16′

Outbuilding: 19′ x 20′

Oceanfront +/- 180 feet

Wharf

oceanfront building lot

LOCATION

Many nostalgic and recent charms are in this  harbourside community . A reading festival and spontaneous fun make the village ideal for lasting enjoyment. It inspires bike rides or long walks past pretty homes and the commercial waterfront.  Slow winding roads like Medway Street, lead to this deeded lane.

Close to Liverpool and Bridgewater amenities, and not isolated like waterfront building lots can sometimes be, out there on the ocean.

 

Tell your REALTOR(R) to “fill their boots” as a Caper would say… there’s a key onsite for easy showings.

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Open to waterfront Trade

Friday, August 6th, 2010
63 Acres on Molega Lake OPEN to TRADES – Cottage Country NS OWNER IS OPEN TO OCEAN OR LAKEFRONT COTTAGE OFFERED IN TRADE FOR PAYMENT!photo by owner of acreage on Molega LakeI could gush about how amazing a spot in Cottage Country and practical too, that you don’t have to leave a vehicle on the mainland to feel like you’re on your own private coastal retreat.  Take a scenic water tour of Molega Lake if you want at any time of a delicious day…

The road through Harbour Acres is the best road in Cottage Country I have seen in years.  There are neighbouring oversize lots, a secure gate, and Protective Covenants.  This parcel has Sixty-one continuous acres of mixed forest, a new roadway to an ideal waterview building site, and a nearby two acre island included, all away from water ski boat traffic. Molega Lake is superior for kayaking and canoeing as well!

nova scotia stone outcroppingsbuilding driveway for NS lakefront

This cottage country land opportunity is located 40 minutes from Bridgewater, the hub of the South Shore… or 15 minutes to Greenfield (which has great convenience stores and the stunning Medway River). If heading another half hour to oceanside Liverpool, you might as well stop in Milton on the Mersey River, to get their special spring water.

Or just stay put and enjoy the bounties of nature on your estate property on sizable Molega Lake. Cottage country Nova Scotia at its prime!

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Lunenburg Nova Scotia architecture

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Lunenburg Nova Scotia is known worldwide for its real estate. Established by european settlers over the last 257+ years, the architecture is a combination of early colonial, Georgian, Victorian and modern. Although Mi’kmaq (native Canadians) and Acadians (French colonists) had long resided in the area, the first formal colonization of Lunenburg began in 1753 when a group of German, Swiss and Monbéliard immigrants, called “Foreign Protestants” were enticed here to fortify the British presence in Nova Scotia.  They were meant to counter the Catholic residents who might have a conflict of interest about loyalty…

interior of Lunenburg Nova Scotia  churchLunenburg Nova Scotia  church

The town was planned as a grid of streets and blocks, each with 14 house lots, and spaces for park and fortifications. This organization and continued maintenance of its historic architecture, gave Old Town district of Lunenburg world heritage status from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1995. Tourists, seasonal residents, and locals enjoy this beauty still today.

horse and buggy tour in LunenburgLunenburg Nova Scotia aerialLunenburg Nova Scotia aerial

Outside Lunenburg town limits, larger lots were also laid out for the settlers in the area still known as Garden Lots. This is not to be confused with the small garden lots that were granted to the settlers for agriculture east of the Town, and large plots of 30 and 300 acres in the “hinterlands” (now inhabited by Nova Scotians for generations). Here are photos of the coastal pastureland where people farmed, fished, and built modest communities; it now is prime development land.

Garden Lots, Lunenburg County, Nova ScotiaGarden Lots, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

A 1950’s ‘doll house’ that enjoys these cottage water views is for sale in this area, at the time of this writing.  Being  just outside the Town of Lunenburg there are also lower county taxes. Nature lovers would have wetland wildlife to watch and pastoral surroundings. With its rolling small field, there is also a trickling brook, a skating pond, and an orchard with a multi-species apple and pear trees.

Garden Lots is only minutes to Blue Rocks and Mahone Bay, which are treasures as well. As for value, that cottage would need some TLC to bring out its loveliness, so it’s priced to sell . . . and who knows, you might time it right to see the tallship Bluenose II sail by in the distant harbour.

(This is a replica sailing ship, of the successful racing schooner found on the Canadian dime.) For more images of the Bluenose homeport of Lunenburg, just click this link or paste it into your internet browser’s address bar: http://bgouthrogrunwald.wordpress.com

Bon Voyage!

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~Bettina

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Green waterfront homes in Nova Scotia

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Waterfront Homes in Nova Scotia

For “useablewaterfront, buyers are choosing green properties in Nova Scotia

for boating, swimming, winter sport and water view lifestyles. Oceanfront

is beautiful in summer, riverfront is gorgeous in spring , and lakefront is

enjoyable Year-round as long as the roads are open more than seasonally…

waterfront homes in nova Scotia

Beaver tail Basin has a few of these homes for sale for part-time and fulltime residents. The Basin is an extended cove of massive Molega Lake, or even a lake on its own. Your boat can be launched at the CAUSEWAY BRIDGE that allows passage from Beavertail Basin into Molega Lake. The lots in this area were scooped up by nature lovers, world travelers, and working folks early as the Lakeland Retreats development grew.

Narrows Raod causeway narrows road causeways

Boats enjoy safe moorage at clean shorelines and swimmers avoid the crowds this group of popular lakes near Bridgewater can accommodate. A natural sand beach for Retreats owners and guests only, is also within a dog walk. There is high-speed internet and well-maintained private roads in this part of Cottage Country. Just out of the hustle and bustle (under one half hour from hospital and Big Box retailers) you’d find:

Beaver tail basin

An Interhab post & beam house with upscale slate and cedar landscaping along with 142’ lakefront on the Basin. With in-floor heat on two levels and a gas fireplace, the owners never wanted to leave. A standby automatic generator self-tests weekly, and some backup baseboard heat exists for the master suite and loft sitting area.

interhab post and beam windmill in Nova Scotia

Another property is a contemporary lakefront cottage/home within a private, peaceful oasis. Effectively younger than its seven years, and joined to the newer workshop, this one level charmer is well above the waterline. Should one wish to open up views or groom the forest path into a two level stairway the owners have left this to the discretion of the second owner. The lake is so clean, they draw as much water as they need directly through a Reverse Osmosis filter.

waterline in Beavertail Basin

Its grounds are low maintenance, with extra sewage system filters. A thermal heat storage system and wood burning fireplace give you the means to have a smaller impact and still live year-round in comfort. There’s a six-foot frost wall basement for more storage, and practical details throughout with a touch of luxury.

Come see why for “useablewaterfront, buyers choose these greener kinds of properties for boating, swimming, winter sport and water view lifestyles.

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