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.
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.
Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd cuts the ribbon officially opening Venture13, Cobourg's new innovation and entrepreneurship centre for Northumberland County, along with repreentatives from the Town of Cobourg, Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation, Cobourg Police Service, Fleming College, Northumberland Makers and more. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor /

Opening of Venture13 a ‘great day for Cobourg and all of Eastern Ontario’

New innovation and entrepreneurship centre features VentureZone, MakerLab, 80-seat lecture hall, and more.

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