Authors Articles by April Potter

Articles by April Potter

April Potter
26 Articles
April Potter is a contributing writer located in Northumberland County. Her freelance work has included features in a number of publications including Destination Weddings and Wedding Vacations magazines. Online she has contributed nationally across Corus radio station websites as a music and pop culture writer. She authored a young adult "Tap Tale" for the Chapters Interactive Stories app entitled "Lipgloss Coven" and plans to self-publish her first book of poetry soon. When she isn't writing, April instructs paint nights in Cobourg and Port Hope. Visit her website or follow her work @followapotter on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region encourages area residents to donate their new and gently used items at any of the three ReStore locations at 300 Milroy Drive (pictured) and 550 Braidwood Avenue in Peterborough, and at 55 Angeline Street North in Lindsay. If you have bulky items you're unable to transport yourself like large appliances and furniture, a pickup can be arranged where ReStore staff can come to you to assist with the items. By donating to ReStore, you are not only keeping items out of the landfill but are helpiing local families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. (Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region)

Habitat for Humanity ReStore encourages Peterborough and the Kawarthas to declutter and donate

Three thrift store locations are open to the public seven days per week to receive donations that support affordable housing builds and help local families.
Founder Rose Wilton (left) with The Rose Project's personal care community cupboard, located behind Port Hope's Town Hall with the approval of the municipality. Designed and built out of donated materials by Courtney Sutton (middle) of Northern Revival Co., with the artwork on the back of the cupboard (pictured) created by Lee Higginson (right) of Fluke Craft, the cupboard is stocked with items such as soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, and more. The goal of the cupboard is to give people who are homeless or financially struggling access to personal care items they might not otherwise be able to afford, helping them to stay clean and healthy while allowing them to maintain their dignity. (Photo courtesy of The Rose Project)

Community cupboard in Port Hope helps people in need by providing free personal care...

Volunteers with The Rose Project partner with Town of Port Hope to supply people with donated soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and more.
Roberta Herod is Vice-President of Corporate Services at Herod Financial Services - Manulife Securities Incorporated. Roberta and her team at Herod Financial Services not only help people to achieve their financial goals, but are strong supporters of the community. (Supplied photo)

Roberta Herod believes in giving people the tools they need to succeed, personally and...

Corporate Services VP of Herod Financial Services leads by example, including by supporting community causes.
Play Café founder and owner Sarah Susnar has created a successful business by providing a welcoming environment where young children and their caregivers can connect, create, explore, and play. Due to demand, Sarah recently relocated to her new expanded location at 1434 Chemong Road in Peterborough that features a dedicated play room and two separate program rooms. (Supplied photo)

Moms can relax while babies play and learn, thanks to Sarah Susnar

Play Café owner keeps new moms connected during the early years of motherhood and provides a welcoming place for families.
Rose Wilton, founder of The Rose Project, in front of Sugar Dust Bakery on Walton Street in Port Hope where you can donate toiletries or warm gloves, mittens, and hats for people in need. You can also bring donations to The Rose Project's inaugural Holiday Craft Show at the Town Park Recreation Centre on November 23, 2019, which features vendors offering a selection of hand-crafted items for your holiday shopping. (Photo: April Potter /

Port Hope’s Rose Project celebrates the holidays while helping people in need

People encouraged to bring donation of toiletries to project's first annual holiday craft show at Town Park Recreation Centre on November 23.
Susan Watkin, owner of Watkin Business Advisory & Education, works both with small business owners and accounting professionals to create sound business and financial strategies, to educate them on how to maintain accurate financial records, and to assist in planning for the growth of their businesses. She has been an accounting professional for more than 20 years and an educator for eight years. (Supplied photo)

Susan Watkin educates local businesses to foster growth for entrepreneurs

Financial educator, advisor, and strategist helps small business owners and accounting professionals help themselves
Adam Pearson, owner of Queenies Bake Shop, at a special screening of "IT Chapter Two" at Cobourg's Rainbow Cinemas in Northumberland Mall on September 5, 2019, along with costumed fans Laurie Statt and Melindah Knott. Pearson, with the help of local artists and volunteers, created a large-scale art project for the screening which also raised funds for the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank. Pearson, whose Port Hope business benefited from the production of the film, appears as an extra who get shoved out of the way by actor James McAvoy during the film's funhouse scene. (Photo: April Potter /

Northumberland celebrates the premiere of ‘IT Chapter Two’ with a special screening at Rainbow...

Port Hope business owner Adam Pearson and local artists and volunteers create large-scale art project as fundraiser for Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank.
In her therapy practice, Diane Wolf of Diane Wolf Counselling develops practical solutions for relationship issues, trauma, and anxiety. As well as having a Master's degree in Clinical Counselling and being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Diane has an MBA and is a business consultant and public speaker. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Counsellor and business consultant Diane Wolf is a translator of ‘love languages’

As a therapist, she helps couples identify negative interaction cycles and develop new patterns of connection.
Carlye Mongraw, co-owner and VP of Shaw Computer Systems, at the company's new offices at 236 King Street in downtown Peterborough. Prior to purchasing the company in 2007 with her business partner Martin Boruta, Carlye ran an accounting, bookkeeping, and software training company, which gave her experience in the diverse needs of many different enterprises, particularly in information technology. (Photo: April Potter /

Carlye Mongraw helps keep businesses up and running with Proactive IT Management

Co-owner and VP of Shaw Computer Systems (shawcsIT) says her company's main focus is on business continuity and data security solutions.
Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region CEO Sarah Burke outside the organization's offices at 300 Milroy Drive in Peterborough. Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region is launching its first-ever multi-residential project to construct a 41-unit affordable condo building in Peterborough, expanding the organization's efforts to provide affordable home ownership to low-income couples, singles, single-parent families, and seniors. (Photo: April Potter /

Sarah Burke’s passion is making homeownership affordable for everyone

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region CEO is leading Habitat's first-ever multi-residential build.

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