The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 19 Apr 2014 15:34:55 EDTSat, 19 Apr 2014 15:34:55 EDT Notes: Carrots have reputation as difficult to grow for gardeners"A fit of patriotism hundreds of years ago gave us the short end of the carrot stick." - Jo Robinson, "Eating on the Wild Side" Four hundred years ago, William of Orange lead the Dutch in a successful revolt against Spain.Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTAged artistry: Ancient Japanese technique of shibori revisited, revamped 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.Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTFemale-focused expo set for April 26 - An inaugural health expo aimed at educating and empowering women will take place next week.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTA natural approach 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. We added a spoon to each mug to anchor rolling eggs in the colored water.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTSAMA Night of Distinction honors Altoona site, patrons Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will host its third annual Night of Distinction on April 26. For the first time, the event will be held at SAMA's Altoona facility as the museum celebrates its 35th anniversary in Blair Count.Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT