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.
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.
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.

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