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Aged artistry: Ancient Japanese technique of shibori revisited, revamped

April 19, 2014 NEW YORK — From tablecloths to duvet covers, iPhone cases to wallpaper and startling calf-skin wall hangings, the ancient Japanese resist-dying technique of shibori has gone mainstream. more »»

Garden Notes: Carrots have reputation as difficult to grow for gardeners

April 19, 2014 “A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick. more »»

Female-focused expo set for April 26

April 17, 2014 TYRONE — An inaugural health expo aimed at educating and empowering women will take place next week. more »»

A natural approach

April 16, 2014 I loved dying Easter eggs as a kid. I can remember laying down sheets of newspaper on the dining room table and setting up mugs, one for each color. more »»

SAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons

April 16, 2014 The Southern Alle­ghenies Museum of Art will host its third annual Night of Distinction on April 26. more »»

Review: ASO finale lauds age, unveils youth

April 15, 2014 The Altoona Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance of its 85th season at the Mishler Theatre on Saturday night. more »»

Women honoring women: WISE Tribute Honorees receive recognition for good works

April 13, 2014 Several local women are getting the recognition they deserve Wednesday. The 2014 WISE Women of Blair County tribute honorees are: Dorothea Nelson of Hollidaysburg, Patricia W. more »»

Film for thought: International program to screen movies in Altoona

April 12, 2014 An opportunity for viewing thought-provoking film work is coming to Altoona. Pennsylvania is one of four states selected to show films from the Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue initiati. more »»

Earth Matters: Lessons learned from those who came before, come after

April 12, 2014 Too often, we underestimate the impact and worth of our teachers and mentors. Similarly, we do not always realize the great things being done or the lessons being learned by those we mentor. more »»

Symphony celebrates Altoona

April 10, 2014 Concert pianist Anthony Cornet remembers in the mid-90s when he was about 6 years old attending a concert of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. more »»

For ‘children of all ages’: Jaffa Shrine Circus marks 75 years

April 10, 2014 The Big Top is back in Altoona. The 75th Jaffa Shrine Circus kicks off Friday with two shows at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. and keeps up the fun with morning, afternoon and evening shows through April . more »»

Matzo makeover

April 9, 2014 NEW YORK — When Amy Kritzer was growing up in Connecticut, her mother made lasagna from matzo each Passove. more »»

Kids’ art adds personal touch to decor

April 7, 2014 It’s a conundrum many parents face: what to do with the steady flow of drawings, paintings, collages and more that children bring home from school and camp? Which are the keepers and — besides... more »»

An artist’s life: Altoona’s Joe Servello tells tales of his journey

April 6, 2014 By William Kibler bkibler@altoonamirror.com Robert Frost said that writing poetry without the discipline of rhythm and rhyme is like playing tennis without a net. more »»

Discovery: Wallenda’s next walk in Chicago

April 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network’s strategy to entice viewers with live events. more »»

How to save money on summer vacation hotels

April 6, 2014 NEW YORK — Summer vacationers looking for deals on hotel rooms are going to have to search a little harder. The average cost of a room now stands at $110, according to travel research company STR. more »»

Angkor temples added to Google’s Street View

April 6, 2014 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The spectacular temples of Cambodia’s Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google’s Street View, a boost to the impoverished country’s tourism industry that also... more »»

‘Rite of spring’: Annual event for women brings laughter, community

April 5, 2014 Women’s Night Out is back with its annual spring renewal for the spirit. more »»

Garden Notes: Bloodroot is quite a conservative, practical wildflower

April 5, 2014 In the late 1990s, dentists started to notice an increase in leukoplakia, a condition that is often a precursor to cancer. more »»

Strahan to join ‘GMA’

April 4, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Talk show host and former football star Michael Strahan is expected to soon join the cast of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” at least on a part-time basis. more »»

 
 

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