Jake on the Cigar Box

Today, November 5, was "Take Your Kid to Work Day". Well, PCI Grade 9 student Jake Kostuchuk's parents, are both teachers (actually his Mom is a...

Jack and Friends

Halloween 2014 It seemed a little quiet this year. Not as many trick or treaters as usual. Maybe the weather. Maybe they were all at comic-con in...

Top 10 Rejected Portage Slogans

The Hoop & Holler went dumpster diving behind City Hall and found a stained napkin with a list of rejected town slogans from the recent quest to...

Halloween

Here’s a few of Yosh’s snaps from Halloween past. The archive, albeit vast and full of treasures often lacks accompanying info. Let us know if...

All that Jazz

This past Friday night at the Ripples art show at the Glesby, saw Bob VandenBroek and Helen White deliver a wicked jazz set.  Something we don't...

Ripples

This weekend saw the Ripples Art Tour at the Glesby Centre.  Artists from the group as well as guest artists from out of town had their work on...

Don’t Drink and Drive?

Here is the latest image that James Kostuchuk dug out of the Yosh Tashiro archive at PCI.  It's... well... an odd promotion.  Perhaps not well...

CRIME – Let’s not talk about it

The civic election in next week. One issue that seems to not be really on many of the candidates radar is crime. There is a little bit of talk. But...

Autumn/Harvest

Thanksgiving. On Thursday, January 31, 1957, the Parliament  proclaimed:  A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest...

Jail Cells Of City Hall

The Jail Cells by Chester, The City Hall Mouse Jail Cells in basement of Portage la Prairie City Hall A lot of folks don’t know about the old...

Crescent Lake Path Conditions Report

  The Hoop and Holler is excited to introduce another informative and important feature geared to improve your quality of life and mental...

Gardener Sings About His Tomatoes

The garden season is quickly winding down for another year and this is cause for many of us to sing the blues.  Portage has a star gardener who...

Angry Senior Responsible For Tag?

Sightings from the Top: RBG’s handiwork by Terrie Todd The signage on the overpass has been decorated with the initials RBG. I don’t know why,...

Let’s Go Bowling!

The building that the Portage and District Arts Centre sits, was once Portage la Prairie's  "...most modern building", housing the epic...