Tag Archives: Sydney

my new job! at Horizon Achievement Centre

So I can finally! tell you all! about this new job! Can you tell I’m excited? Yeah. Just a little bit. I’ll lay off the exclamation points from here on out, I promise. Especially since I think I used my … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Day to Day Life, Design, Education, Jobs, Work | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

“Green With Envy” Family Hair Salon

It feels a bit like cheating on my longtime hairdresser to see another one, but I really wanted to check out this new business in Sydney! I had met Ann and Chris, the proprietors, at the Women in Business dinner … Continue reading

Posted in Business ideas, Community, Women + kids, Work | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

local design, part 1

Last week I had to be in downtown Sydney for an appointment and I was early. So I took a walk around. As I’ve mentioned before, when you’re a designer and studying it every day, and focussed on it so … Continue reading

Posted in Day to Day Life, Design | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Q+A: Angelo Spinazzola

 I’ve known Angelo for over ten years now, ever since I used to work for Deanie Cox when she ran her shop “Shape Shift” in North River. My best friends Will and Claire and my brother Mat worked for Angelo … Continue reading

Posted in Active living, Art, Education, Mi'kmaq communities, Outdoors, Q+A | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“this did not start off fancy” – Growing the Creative Economy

So as I’ve said, NSCC (the school I attend) graciously paid for myself and my fellow Graphic Design students to attend a conference last week. Brilliant move on their part. As it was for anyone who attended the conference, really: … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Design, Sustainability, Towns + communities | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Let’s go beyond buzzwords!

Let’s go beyond buzzwords to the real stuff of life. To food, to happiness, to being able to make a freaking honest living here on the island we love. OK, you say, that’s a dream, but how do you get there? … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Ed’s Books and More

Yesterday I had a few minutes to spare in the morning after an appointment in downtown Sydney. It was a beautiful morning, the sun was bright and the wind was only moderate. So I went for a little walk to … Continue reading

Posted in Business ideas, Towns + communities | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Protocase, Part III: Q+A With Douglas Ronne

Two weeks ago I posted a photo tour of Protocase, Inc, a Sydney-based manufacturer of custom electronics enclosures. Last week I ran a Q+A with the co-owner of that company, Doug Milburn. This is a Q+A with their lead software … Continue reading

Posted in Business ideas, Jobs, Q+A, Work | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Protocase Part II: Q+A with Doug Milburn

Last week I posted a photo tour of Protocase, Inc, a Sydney-based manufacturer of custom electronics enclosures. This is a Q+A with the co-owner of that company, Doug Milburn. 1. What’s your age? Hmmm … I’m in my forties now.  … Continue reading

Posted in Active living, Business ideas, Jobs, Q+A | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Local Businesses: Protocase, Part 1

Just to give you an idea of how backed up I am in turning raw material (photos, written interviews, etc) into actual blog posts, I visited Protocase for this piece back in March. Yikes! Although, maybe with such a vibrant, … Continue reading

Posted in Business ideas, Jobs, Q+A, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment