Authors Articles by April Potter

Articles by April Potter

April Potter
11 Articles
April Potter is a contributing writer located in Northumberland County. Her freelance work has been featured in many publications, you can follow her work on Instagram @apotterwriterartist. When she isn’t writing, April likes to paint and explore Northumberland with Tiger Lily the Miniature Pinscher.
The MakerLab at the Venture13 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre in Cobourg, which celebrated its one-year anniversary on May 21, 2019. (Photo: April Potter /

Cobourg’s Venture13 celebrates its one-year anniversary

Innovation and entrepreneurship centre's new projects include VentureKids TECHimmersivE Program, Microfactory Co-operative Inc., and more.
A team paddling their makeshift watercraft battles the current of the Ganaraska River during last year's 'Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny' race. This year's race is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo: Walton St. Photography)

Port Hope kicks off spring with annual ‘Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny’ river...

Weird and wacky Ganaraska River race on April 13 celebrates its 39th year of delighting Northumberland residents and visitors alike
Secondary school student Erika Mistelbacher is enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program and is studying carpentry at Fleming College's Kawartha Trade Centre in Peterborough. When she completes her apprenticeship training she hopes to work with her father, who owns a construction and design company. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic School Board)

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program gives high school students a head start

Co-operative education program helps students get ahead with in-demand careers in the skilled trades.
Marjory Leveille is raising her autistic nine-year-old son on her own. She was one of around 25 protesters who gathered outside of Northumberland—Peterborough South MPP David Piccini's constituency office at 117 Peter Street in Port Hope on February 15, 2019 to raise awareness of the impact of the Ontario goverment's changes to the Ontario Autism Program announced on February 6th. (Photo: April Potter /

Protesters at MPP’s office in Port Hope object to autism funding cuts

Family members and advocates want to raise awareness of the real cost of decreasing wait times under Ontario government plan.
Free Family Day activities in Cobourg include skating at the Rotary Harbourfront Outdoor Skating Rink with a live DJ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are also other outdoor and indoor activities planned in Cobourg, with additional activities offered in Port Hope on February 18, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Town of Cobourg)

Lots of Family Day fun available in Northumberland County

Enjoy free family activities in Cobourg and Port Hope, take a nature hike in Ganaraska Forest, visit the goats at Haute Goat Farm, and more.
Victoria Hall in the Town of Cobourg is the location for several events taking place during Armistice 18, the largest commemoration in Canada of the 1918 armistice that ended the First World War, which runs until Remembrance Day. One of the events at Victorial Hall includes the play "Last Day, Last Hour" by Hugh Brewster, which is staged in the actual courtroom where the 1928 Currie libel trial took place. (Photo: April Potter /

Armistice 18 in Cobourg is Canada’s largest commemorative WWI centennial event

Town of Cobourg honours the armistice centennial with art, speakers, film, exhibits, theatre, and more.
Port Hope merchants and residents have welcomed the cast and crew for the filming of the sequel to the 2017 blockbuster horror film IT based on the book by Stephen King. Local artist Brenda Sullivan of Dragon Clay Productions created this Pennywise teapot, an homage to the film's villainous clown. (Photo: April Potter /

Downtown Port Hope merchants embrace filming of ‘IT’ sequel

Despite disruptions, influx of cast and crew and tourists has been good for business ... and for Port Hope.
Cultivate hosted its long table launch dinner at Headwaters Community Farm and Education Centre on Friday, September 7, 2018. The dinner, which featured eight local chefs making eight courses featuring local ingredients, launched the annual farm-to-festival celebration of local food and drink, which culminates with the festival weekend from September 21st to 23rd in downtown Port Hope. (Photo: April Potter /

Long table dinner launches the 2018 Cultivate festival celebrating food and drink

Annual festival weekend takes place September 21 to 23 in downtown Port Hope.
Carmela Mangos, co-owner of Sugar Dust Bakery & Cafe, and her husband George have launched a "pay-it-forward" meal program where customers can buy lunch for a person in need. Unlike similar pay-it-forward programs, the Mangoses provide customer-purchased meal vouchers to local community organizations who identify people to receive the free meal. (Photo: April Potter /

Port Hope’s Sugar Dust Bakery & Cafe is paying it forward

Restaurant's program offers customers an opportunity to buy a nutritious lunch for community members in need.
Maddy Paulson-Carlin, a student at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay, is working towards her high school diplomas while learning the skilled trade of welding through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program. (Photo: Galen Eagle / PVNC Catholic District School Board)

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program helps break gender stereotypes in the skilled trades

Ontario high school students get a head start in their trade of choice with a co-operative education advantage.

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