About the Author
Peggy Sue McRae

Local artist Peggy Sue McRae has lived on San Juan Island most of her life. She is a painter who has worked in a variety of mediums including, oil and watercolor painting, stone carving, printmaking and collage. In 1999 she earned her master’s degree in Fine Arts from Washington State University. She was awarded a residency with the Morris Graves Foundation in 2004 and was accepted into Women Painters of Washington in 2007. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest and in China. She is the author of the art blog Blackfish Art.

Recent Posts by Peggy Sue

Island Senior: Catching Up With Callie McKay

April 16, 2018 at 5:51 am

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update, written by Peggy Sue McRae… On our last “Field Trip Friday” excursion to the mainland, (see San Juan Update 3/31/2018), I caught up with Callie McKay. She’s a busy woman and not an easy one to catch up with but the ferry ride to Anacortes  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Field Trip Friday

March 31, 2018 at 9:32 am

Island senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… At the Mullis Center the third Friday of the month is Field Trip Friday with Callie McKay. I joined the fun this month for an off-island day trip to the Skagit County Senior Center in Burlington followed by a  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Thirties Themed Lunch to Raise Money For Meals on Wheels and More

March 16, 2018 at 5:48 am

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On Wednesday, March 21 the Mullis Center invites you to join the fun and help raise money for our senior nutrition program including the popular hot lunches on Mondays and Thursdays and home delivered meals known as “meals on wheels”.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Class Offered on Chronic Disease Self-Management

February 28, 2018 at 5:49 am

Island Senior is a regular column on San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Islanders will have a unique opportunity starting March 20; to take a six-week course at the Mullis Center designed to help people self-manage living with chronic disease. The course, supported here by the Northwest Regional Council and San Juan County,  Continue Reading

Classic Film Series: Love and Laughter

February 20, 2018 at 5:50 am

Classic Film Series: Love and Laughter, February 23-25. All showing at 7 pm. You’ll love–and laugh–through these three comedies by Billy Wilder and Charles Bracket, “the happiest couple in Hollywood”.  Served with a loving smile by our very own comic diva, Therese!  Refreshments are courtesy of the Friends of the Library.  “It’s kind of a look  Continue Reading

Pet of the Week

February 19, 2018 at 5:30 am

I’ve had my bath and I’m ready to be adopted. Can I go play in the mud again now? My name is Ricky. I’m here at the animal shelter now, waiting for you. Make no mistake about it – if you are my new person, I WILL find you and I WILL lick you. And  Continue Reading

“Best of the Fest” The Memory of Fish, Tuesday at the Grange

February 18, 2018 at 5:35 am

Friday Harbor Film Festival will be showing The Memory of Fish at the Grange on Tuesday, February 20.  The Memory of Fish is a documentary portrait of the intertwined lives of Dick Goin and wild fish, and his fight to free a river. Elwha River salmon fed Dick and his family after they migrated to the  Continue Reading

Early Bird Registration for Agricultural Summit Ends February 20

February 18, 2018 at 5:30 am

6th Annual San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit March 16-17, 2018 on Lopez Island. You are invited to the annual gathering of local farmers, food producers, businesses, and food advocates for two days of events and education in support of our local food community. Link here for: Registration

Pam Fry is the Animal Shelter’s Volunteer of the Month

February 17, 2018 at 5:47 am

From the Animal Shelter… Pam Fry is the animal shelter’s “Volunteer of the Month” for February. Pam is a frequent visitor to the shelter, where she does energy balancing treatments on animals in need of help. The treatments help to clear stress and trauma and promote socializing and calmness. The treatments are tremendously helpful for  Continue Reading

Tucker Avenue Project Reconstruction Phase 2 Begins February 26, 2018

February 17, 2018 at 5:45 am

From the Town of Friday Harbor… Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians who use Tucker Avenue will enjoy a safer and better quality roadway by late-summer. The Town of Friday Harbor has contracted with Strider Construction to reconstruct this portion of Tucker Avenue (Phase Two). The Contractor is scheduled to begin this project on Monday, February 26th.  Continue Reading