Authors Articles by April Potter

Articles by April Potter

April Potter
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April Potter is a contributing writer located in Northumberland County. Her freelance work has been featured in a number of publications including Destination Weddings, Wedding Vacations, and My Business Magazine. Online she has contributed nationally across Corus radio station websites as a music and pop culture writer. Today she runs her own copywriting and social media management business. Follow her on Instagram @followapotter.
North of 7 Outfitters designs and sells active wear for people who live or play north of Highway 7, celebrating the country and cottage lifestyle. Owner Angela McCurdy, who grew up in Havelock, was inspired to launch the business after leaving her career in the GTA and moving to Cordova. North of 7 apparel is available at The Cottage in Havelock, The Lodge in Buckhorn, Minden Home Hardware, and Haliburton Home Hardware, as well as online. (Photo courtesy of North of 7 Outfitters)

North of 7 Outfitters designs and sells active wear for people who live or...

Locally owned and locally printed apparel brand celebrates the country and cottage lifestyle.
Carolyn Scatterty and Kim Miller are co-owners of Poho Boho in downtown Port Hope. Now open in its new location at 93 Walton Street, the eclectic shop celebrates bohemian-style clothing and furniture and work by local artisans, with a focus on sustainable fashion and design. (Photo: April Potter / kawarthaNOW)

Port Hope’s bohemian playground Poho Boho celebrates style, sustainability, and creativity

Showcasing eclectic boho treasures and featuring the work of local artists, Poho Boho has reopened in a new downtown location.
The historic Capitol Theatre in Port Hope has announced its 2022 season, the first under the leadership of the non-profit organization's new artistic producer Rob Kempson. (Photo: Capitol Theatre)

Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre announces its 2022 season

Newly appointed artistic producer Rob Kempson talks about his plans for the historic venue.
Things Between Bread, a food truck located in the parking lot of Olympus Burger in downtown Port Hope, is the brainchild of Eric Ashley-Harris, Rikki Mckenzie, and Shayne Traviss. Things Between Bread offers fresh made-to-order sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients. (Photo: April Potter / kawarthaNOW)

Success is all about having the right Things Between Bread in Port Hope

Shayne Traviss, Rikki Mckenzie, and Eric Ashley-Harris are the 'perfect trio' behind their successful sandwich shop .
Taso's Restaurant and Pizzeria, one of 18 downtown Peterborough restaurants participating in the first-ever Mac + Cheese Festival during the month of October, is offering a Chicago-style deep dish "Mac n Cheeza" with spicy chorizo sausage, porchetta, and jalapeno, topped with three cheeses and a garlic parm crusted panko. (Photo: Mac + Cheese Festival / Peterborough DBIA)

Discover downtown Peterborough’s most epic mac and cheese dish during October

Mac + Cheese Festival sees 18 restaurants offering their takes on Canada's favourite comfort food while supporting Kawartha Food Share.
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.

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