The Miller quintuplets of Wake Forest, N.C. who are about to turn 18 years old, are thriving, despite the warnings doctors told their parents. Nancy and Kent Miller gave birth to the quintuplets in 1998. At the time they were the only surviving set born in North Carolina.
At low tide the tide flats of Birch Bay provide endless opportunities for fun and discovery. Birch Bay was named after the birch trees that lined the bay by Archibald Menzies, a botanist on the 1792 Vancouver expedition.
The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftain, a frequent visitor to harbors in Bellingham and Blaine, returned to the water this month after an extensive overhaul at her home part in Grays Harbor County. Private donations funded much of the work. Learn more at historicalseaport.org.
Joseph Biello's mother wouldn't let him see the eclipse when he was seven years old. But he became an astrophysicist — and has waited all these years to see a total eclipse, which he saw in Stanley, Idaho.