Marcie Miller

PENINSULA WOMAN: Aikido practitioner promotes martial art for peace

Her black curly hair pulled back in a tight bun, Neilu Naini kneels, then bows deeply before a small vase of flowers and a framed… Continue reading


PENINSULA WOMAN: Truly dazzled by ‘Twilight’

Annette Root went from being a social worker in Vancouver, Wash., to running one of the most popular businesses on the North Olympic Peninsula, but… Continue reading


PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: First ‘Second Weekend’ of summer

PORT ANGELES -- The days are longer and the weather is finally warm enough for an evening stroll, a perfect combination for attending this weekend's… Continue reading


PENINSULA WOMAN: She has a passion for lavender purple

When Kelly Jo Hill and her then-fiance, Randy Hill, moved to Sequim eight years ago from the Tri-Cities area, they found a home situated between… Continue reading

Port Angeles dog groomer collects clippings in hopes of helping Gulf oil cleanup

Dog groomer Bridget Edgington feels she has found a way to combine her love of dogs with her desire to help with the huge oil… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: How her lung cancer became ‘best thing that could have happened’

Carole Snyder-Raugust sent the most important thank you note of her life recently. It began: "Dr. Koehler: You may not remember me, but we will… Continue reading

Jazz in the Olympics will be back thanks to a familiar face

PORT ANGELES -- Gary Sorenson couldn't stand to see his beloved Jazz in the Olympics Festival go down the drain, so he has stepped back… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Nursing program completion puts her on career path

Linda Hofer joined an elite group June 12, one that required years of personal sacrifice, late nights and more than a few blood pressure readings… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Outdoor art display opens this weekend in Port Angeles (**Gallery**)

While sunlight filters through newly leafed out alders in Webster's Woods Art Park, artist Deanna Pindell and her crew lay a thick rope of net-covered… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Storyteller weaves worlds with her words

She shines on stage as a storyteller, is a whiz at organizing storytelling festivals and teaches classes on the subject, but don't expect Cherie Trebon… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Unusual fundraisers for Port Angeles art event

PORT ANGELES -- The musical portion of the monthly Port Angeles Second Weekend Art Event boasts bands in two locations tonight, with Art Rock moving… Continue reading

Secret gardens revealed leaf by petal in Port Townsend Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- Some of the most beautiful gardens in Port Townsend will open their gates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for… Continue reading

Blue Dolphin shop to close in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- After seven years of selling merchandise -- and sometimes sermonizing to customers -- Fraya and J.R. Johnson are closing their shop on… Continue reading

Sweets tax bitter pill for shops, customers

Children who take their carefully counted coins to the candy store are in for a shocking life lesson in finance -- they now have to… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Port Townsend Sandy Diamond crosses artistic genres

At a diminutive 4 feet 7 inches tall, Sandy Diamond looms large in the North Olympic Peninsula arts and literature world. She is an accomplished… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Blue Whole Gallery fetes birthday at First Friday Artwalk tonight

The cooperative Blue Whole Gallery has been showcasing art by local artists for 13 years this month, and that's cause for celebration. President Barb Boerigter… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Musician Rivers celebrates 50th with Haitian benefit concert

PORT ANGELES -- Landmark birthdays like turning 50 are often the nudge people need to return to their dreams. Just ask musician Michael Rivers. "There… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center opens student art show Sunday

PORT ANGELES ­-- ArtPaths Portfolio 2010, a show featuring works by Clallam County student artists, opens at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center with a… Continue reading

Arts center dinner, auction raise $35,000 for face-lift of historic Dungeness Schoolhouse

SEQUIM -- The historic Dungeness Schoolhouse is well on its way to getting some much-needed paint and repairs, after the Museum & Arts Center of… Continue reading

Land planner Dale Holiday will lend her expertise in remote Bhutan

PORT ANGELES -- Land planner Dale Holiday is packing for the business trip of a lifetime. On Friday, she will leave for a monthlong trip… Continue reading