MCC Thing Of The Week June 16

All sorts of wonderful things fill the shelves of the local Thrift Shop.  Here are a few one-of-a-kind items that made us smile this week. First up is a delightful salt and pepper holder that would be a...

Sky’s The Limit With Portage Company’s Restraint

Manitoba has a large aviation industry and Portage la Prairie has a unique piece of that pie.  From their unassuming north end facility within the shadow of the Skyline(Tupper) Bridge and just a rumble-shot...

MCC Thing of the Week June 2, 2014

The thrift shop never fails to deliver odd, unique and sometimes disturbing items.  Today's instalment features some decorative pieces that would be sure conversation starters in your house. First up is an...

North End Corner Sees It All Over The Years

  Mike Stiegler serving one of his friends. In the age of big box stores, franchises, and on-line shopping, Portage’s north-end hangs on to a throw-back retail experience, the corner...

Portage Can Be A “Fair” City

Portage has a chance to become one of the first cities in Manitoba to be designated as a "fair trade" municipality. Kevin Hamm, Manager of the local MCC Thrift Shop, explains what Portage has left to do and...

MCC Thing of the Week May 26, 2014

Here is this week's trip down the aisles of the local MCC Thrift Shop. Astounding items abound today, here are the highlights. Wooden finger puppets are always a good time on a summer night.  A white...

Portage Highflyer Only One in Canada

Portage is home to a one-of-a-kind business called Quality Aircraft Interiors.  Owned and operated by Noel and Leann Smith, QAI does upholstery work on commercial aircraft from their world headquarters just...

MCC Thing of the Week May 20, 2014

Well one of The Hoop and Holler's most popular segments is returning in fine form. We toured the aisles of the local MCC Thrift Store and captured some outstanding cultural artifacts. First up is a pair...

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...
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MCC Thing Of The Week Dec.9

This week’s MCC Thrift Shop thing(s) of the week take a 1980′s cartoon turn. Who doesn’t need a Garfield picture for the family room or den? And from the silent auction display is this other...