A while back we came up with the idea for a photography series after visiting Greg Tutty‘s house.  Greg runs a very successful graphic design company from his home in Liverpool, NS. He has a very unique and amazing house that couldn’t help but inspire you to take a photo. So we began to put together the concept for a bigger photography project together with Brian Fralic and the South Queens Chamber Of Commerce. After a few weeks of hard work we have finished images of the following businesses. The images were shown at the opening of Privateer Days in Liverpool, NS and then in Privateer park for the remainder of the festival weekend. A special thanks to The Welcome Matte for making our mattes fit, Photo and Art Supply in Bridgewater for printing the images (now Steve’s Art Supply in Lunenburg) and to Brian Fralic for making it all happen.

As of January 2012 this photo series has been on display in the foyer of South Shore Opportunities on the Liverpool waterfront.  Stop in and have a look!

Click here for our earlier blog post about the project.

Richard Lane has been designing and building websites for clients, large and small, for around 15 years. He has a great deal of experience in all aspects of the build, maintenance and promotion of web sites – from the grandest to the most humble. Richard says raising a family on Arran, a small Scottish island, brought home to him that technology, and in particular access to high-speed internet, had the power to revolutionise the industry of rural, relatively remote locations. Now, working from his farm in Caledonia, Nova Scotia, he builds web applications, collaborating with design agencies from Los Angeles to New York, London to Paris. Little do they know that he just came in from mucking out the pigs :-).


Stage Hands owners Cathie Pincombe and Kenneth Barton have spent may years working in the Interior Design and Home Staging business. They relocated to Queens County several years ago and now call this beautiful part of the South Shore their home. Their quest was to find a way to bring their beautiful experiences in a creative business. Stage Hands came into being as the business of their vision. Home Staging is about creating a home that will make a favourable impression on potential buyers. Interior Design and Re-Design is about creating a living space that is comfortable, functional and beautiful.


Robert Luliucci moved from San Diego, California to East Berlin, Nova Scotia in 1973. While in California he developed an interest in organic gardening and the use of seaweeds in agriculture. Bob built his garden soil in East Berlin with the sea wrack collected from his local beach and continues to garden with the tides of tradition. In 1993, Bob, rolled his passion for seaweed gardening into his existing geotechnical business as Bear Cove Resources. With assistance from the Cooperation Agreement, his wife Elizabeth Hartt and children, Rosalynn and Joseph, the production of Storm-cast has continued as a sideline to BCR’s main business of geotechnical services.


Mark and Melanie Baillie are both honor graduates of Culinary Schools. Mark studied at the Culinary Institute in PEI which isn’t far from his home town of Sydney. Melanie received her certificate in Culinary Management from Canadore College in her home town of North Bay, Ontario. They have both worked in the culinary industry for close to a decade. Having worked in many distinguished restaurants
and hotels across Canada, they finally decided on the South Shore of the province to plant their roots and leave the hospitality world. Mark retrained and is now an industrial Electrician and Melanie stays home
with her children. It was during these 10 years in the culinary business that Mark started experimenting with beer and the process of brewing as a hobby. He started with at home beer making kits, but didn’t find them to his satisfaction. To these he would add malted barley and hops to create a beer to his liking. He now makes all his beer from 100% grain, water, yeast and hops. One beer lead to another and his hobby has become an obsession. They wanted to share this obsession with everyone so they now call it Hell Bay Brewing Company.


Employing two local people, Lauren Tutty has fast become one of this country’s premier radio promoters. With hundreds of clients under her belt, Lauren has been the go-to gal for artists such as One More Girl, Julian Austin, Ryan Cook, Hemingway Corner and many more repeat customers. A fixture at Canadian Music Week and Country Music Week, Lauren has been seen rubbing elbows with Gene Simmons, Gordon Lightfoot, Paul Brandt, Gord Bamford, Aaron Pritchett, Terri Clarke and many others. Outside of her daily duties, Lauren has been a judge for the Juno’s and the Canadian Country Music Awards. Her latest venture is the launch of Canada’s first iPhone APP for the music industry with her partner Joe Wood.


Based in Liverpool, this home-based business offers senior-level graphic design services, delivered with an emphasis on customer service, to a diverse list of clients all across Canada. Past and present clients include: the Canadian Red Cross (National Office); Atlantic Lottery Corporation; The Royal Canadian Mint; Indian and Northern Affairs; Industry Canada; Dalhousie University; Saint Mary’s University; IWK Health Centre; St. John Ambulance; Rogers Communications; Canadian Federation of Municipalities; Gentle Touch Laser Clinics; Anesthesia Nova Scotia, and others. Having relocated to Liverpool in 2005, GTD’s client list has also grown to include many local firms, including Lanes Privateer Inn, The Region of Queens Municipality, South Shore Opportunities, Horizons CDA, and others. Believing that it is very important to get involved in your community, GTD also proudly supplies ‘pro bono’ graphic design services to numerous local volunteer organizations including Privateer Days, LITF, Winds of Change, and the Ukulele Ceilidh.


Tim Feswick is a multi-award nominated music producer/engineer based in Port Mouton, Nova Scotia. For 6 years, artists have traveled from various parts of Canada, Australia and the US to record at ‘Feswick Productions’. Clients have received national and international awards and airplay with projects recorded by Tim. His professional reputation has been labeled as “golden” and work “seamless”. “Being located right on beautiful Broad River has its benefits. Artists such as J.P Cormier consider the view as “breath-taking and inspiring.”


Darcy Smith (Chip) started crafting leather products 20 years ago after being a “knife” builder. Leather handles we hard to come by so Chip decided to take up the craft. He now has extensive knowledge of creating leather products. Anything you can dream he can create for you. His products have been sold across Canada by his three children in Alberta and Ontario. Darcy was very pleased to be asked to be part of this project and like so many Home Based Businesses he is excited to be able to network with other businesses. We are pleased to also have Darcy participate in our Artisans Market during Privateer Days.


Bev Crouse grew up with quilts, literally, in rural PEI, within a very entreprenerual family. Having started quilting in the early 80’s, she created quilts of all sizes and has recently ventured into the world of
Pattern Design. The Quilter’s Net was created to offer individual Canadian Quilters an internet market to showcase and sell their products worldwide. Easy, affordable and secure for both buyers and sellers, quilts have been sold both throughout North America and Internationally. Current technology affords her the flexibility to connect with buyers and sellers from anywhere there is an internet connection. She loves it !!


After graduating from the cosmetology program in Bridgewater NS. April received the William Duffy award (second highest marks in the province) for achieving 91% average on her provincial exam. April Williams Hair Studio opened in her house in 2002. She started out with a kitchen chair and laundry sink. Gradually she saved money and began purchasing equipment and her clientele grew from two days a week to a full time job. Now she owns a new building housing the salon and spa which she built in 2008. April has two wonderful employees who are booked solid offering full esthetics and hair services. They always strive to accommodate their clients working late and going beyond their open hours.