You know… I think it’s spring.

I don't trust the weather this year.  We'll see if this lasts.  But for now, I think it's spring. A photo essay from around town of some  signs that we made it through. Click on any pic to...

Sunsets & Weather mEportage Vol. 3 by Debra Hourie

Our latest edition of mEportage is courtesy of Debra Hourie who was kind enough to send us her photos and this little note. "Hey guys, These are some of my favorite photos that I have taken of the Portage...

From Steeples To Skies mEportage Volume 2

We'd love to share you photos of Portage and area.  If you have some you'd like to share email them to info@thehoopandholler.com and we will include them in our next volume of mEportage. Today we have...

New Portage Photo Feature – mEportage

City Hall by morning A long-time viewer of The Hoop and Holler came up with an idea for a submitted photo feature about Portage la Prairie. Well, here it is.  We thought about calling the segment I...

Drinking Buddy Chairs?

Early this fall The Hoop and Holler broke the news of the trend of outdoor furniture in Portage la Prairie and area. The Hoop has learned that the use of outdoor furniture has taken a potentially troubling...

Robins feeding young – Video

Here's this short video of a pair of Robins bringing lunch to a few of the newly hatched. The father Robin gets in between the babies and the camera for a little bit.  He didn't take direction very well....

Sofa Sightings!

Local furniture stores should be aware of a growing trend in couches in the Portage la Prairie area. A lovely powder blue leather couch on the dike just south of Portage It looks like we are developing...

Miracle Crescent Lake Creatures

Crescent Lake in Portage la Prairie has become home to some amazing and perhaps miraculous sights. With the miracle of winter and cooling temperatures it won’t belong before people are spotted atop Crescent...