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Local talent at Juried Art

The Central Region Juried Art Exhibit comes to Portage the first week of August with a gallery event and opening on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Portage and District Arts Centre.

Paul Galea (left) slaps out percussion from his cajón box-shaped drum with a hole in it to original melodic tunes performed by Chris the Accordion Guy (right), on one of his 120 bass piano accordions during Saturday’s Artful Garden Tour at Linda and Mitch Omichinski’s in rural Portage. Ted provides details about an upcoming Outdoor Summer Folk Fest Concert at the same location, on Wednesday night, Aug. 13 from 7-10 p.m.

Garden Tour melodies

The 2014 Artful Garden Tour fundraiser for Portage and District Arts Centre has come and gone with numerous pleasant memories. According to those I, Ted, spoke with, the entire event was a massive success and Mother Nature provided a perfect day.

Riddles were planted in the minds of Gail Lee and Terrie Todd on the Portage and District Arts Centre’s Artful Garden Tour on July 19.

How on earth does your garden grow?

Taking someone like me on a garden tour is like taking a crow to the symphony. The crow returns home and does one of three things: knowing it will never sound like the symphony, it shuts its mouth never to caw again; or, it purposely flies straight into an oncoming freight train to relieve the world of its hideous cawing; or, it resigns itself to c

Nursery school holding pancake breakfast

I hope nobody is groaning about the weather these days. It sure has been nice. A little breeze helps keep the skitters away too. In fact, a little shower would help too as long as it knows enough to quit.

Summer theme days in MacGregor

Paula Gros and Mackenzie Wright are having so much fun with all the kids this year. If you need a calendar please drop by the day camp and please pick one up so that your kids don’t miss anything.

Santa's elves work hard to serve those who came out to the Salvation Army's Christmas in July fundraiser at Scotiabank on July 25. (Johnna Ruocco/THE GRAPHIC/QMI AGENCY)

Christmas in July for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Portage la Prairie held their third annual Christmas in July barbecue and toy and food drive on July 25 at Scotiabank. The fundraiser was to kick start donations for the Christmas Hamper program and food bank.

Portage Industrial Exhibition Association president Dale Brown receives a cheque for $5,000 from Portage Credit Union CEO Dave Omichinski at teh fair ground's camp site on Tuesday. The money was actually given last year to plant 44 basswood trees at the fair ground's camp site for shade and as partitions for campers. (Svjetlana Mlinarevic/The Graphic/QMI Agency)

PCU gives $5,000 to fair board

Portage Industrial Exhibition Association president Dale Brown receives a cheque for $5,000 from Portage Credit Union CEO Dave Omichinski at teh fair ground's camp site on Tuesday. The money was actually given last year to plant 44 basswood trees at the fair ground's camp site for shade and as partitions for campers.

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