Farewell $2 Bill and Ciara Dawn

Ciara Dawn Latendresse and Bill ‘$2 Bill’ Miles As they rode the wind into our area so did they leave. But before they left, the Hoop and Holler cameras rolled on one of their busking performances in...

Just Burning Gas

Ross Metcalfe of Headingley loves antique motorcycles. When he's not busy being the superintendent of the Interlake School Division, he collects and restores antique motorcycles. Click on the triangle in...

Headstone Honey’s Roller Derby

The Cemetery Smash rolled into Portage la Prairie on Saturday May 17 and The Hoop and Holler went to see what Roller Derby was all about. Click on the › icon above to play video Our hometown Headstone...

Dennis Wiens

This week The Hoop and Holler look at the Ripples Art Group features the work of Dennis Wiens. Along with 3D photography, Dennis was showing some of his outstanding nature photography. “I love being...

Murphy the Donkey

Warning:  the following story will liberally substitute the alternative word for donkey for comedic effect, some readers may be offended others may enjoy and laugh freely and some may not find it interesting...

ARTISAN

This vignette takes a look a 4 artists, their processes and work. Micheline Berard, Rusty Rutherford, Helen White and Gabrielle Neuchwander. Episode 3 of the "A Days Walk" series. Originally produced by...

Ellie Petkau

This week we take a look at the work of Ellie Petkau from the Ripples Art Group. Ellie has been working with water colours and oil since about 1980. She originally teamed up with other notable local artists...

Video From Portage’s Blair Hordeski

Singer-songwriter Blair Hordeski has been making music since his hair-metal days as a student at LaVerdendrye School. The Hoop and Holler is excited to share his song and video “Sundays are for...

MCC Thing of The Week – Dec. 12, 2011

Well the crazy train we at The Hoop and Holler like to call the “MCC Thing of the Week” chugs along with a boxcar full of fun. The MCC Thrift Store in the vibrant heart of downtown Portage la Prairie is...

Liz Budgell – Stained Glass

This week our Ripples Art Group Show and Sale, feature photo essay is on stained glass creator Liz Budgell. Liz has been working in this medium for over 12 years incorporating a myriad of other materials into...