Authors Articles by April Potter

Articles by April Potter

April Potter
21 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.
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.
Colleen Carruthers of The T-R Group and Growing Edge is a workplace learning specialist, group facilitator, business coach, and registered psychotherapist. For more than 20 years, she has worked with clients to improve the way they communicate, relate, and perform. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Colleen Carruthers understands the human side of your business

Knowing how to empower business owners and help others to find their purpose in life is this therapist and consultant's true niche.
Peterborough entrepreneur Allison Laming was thrilled to win a free year's membership to the Women's Business Network of Peterborough, and she is giving back to other entrepreneurs. She joined Inspire: The Women's Portrait Project as a board member in charge of grant research and fundraising, her first experience on a non-profit board. (Photo: Heather Doughty)

Entrepreneur Allison Laming pays it forward both in her business and in her community

After winning a WBN membership, Allison is giving back to other female entrepreneurs to show her gratitude.
Rachel Northey is a project manager at the Peterborough office of Canadian environmental engineering consulting firm Pinchin Ltd. She and her team provide a variety of assessment, cleanup, and educational services to local businesses and homeowners. While Pinchin is a national organization, Rachel's local team can respond to emergencies in the area faster than many environmental services companies. (Photo: April Potter /

Rachel Northey works to keep local businesses and homeowners safe from hazardous materials

Project manager with local office of environmental firm Pinchin is able to respond quickly to client needs .
"Why We Love Canada" was the theme for master sculptors from Canada and the U.S. at the 14th annual Cobourg Sandcastle Festival, held on August 3, 2019 at Victoria Beach in the Town of Cobourg. The day also featured an amateur competition where public teams vyed for top prizes in five categories. (Photo: April Potter /

Professionals and amateurs turn sand into art at Cobourg Sandcastle Festival

14th annual festival on August 3 featured works by master sculptors and a competition open to the public.
Port Hope Rotary Club president Bob Wallace presents a mock-up of the Avenue of Heroes banners at the Memorial Park cenotaph on June 19, 2019. The banners will be installed along streets in downtown Port Hope this fall. Pictured on the mock-up is a photo of George Narraway, a World War II veteran and the late father of Kevin Narraway, a manager in Port Hope's marketing and tourism department, which is leading the banner design. (Photo: April Potter /

Port Hope pays tribute to local veterans with downtown banners

Large 'Avenue of Heroes' banners will line downtown streets this fall in time for Remembrance Day.

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