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

Chardonnay Shopping in Friday Harbor December 5

November 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

Save the date of December 5th for Chardonnay shopping in Friday Harbor.  This is an annual event where ladies shop local and perhaps have a beverage in between the stores.  Last year we had over 40 ladies starting off with lunch then the shopping began.   This year, many of the stores are offering discounts for  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Seeks Community Input

November 22, 2019 at 5:59 am

ONLINE SURVEY ENGLISHhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAJUSAJU2019EN ONLINE SURVEY SPANISHhttps://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SAJUSAJU2019SP Please help support prevention by taking 3-5 minutes to complete the short online survey! Community perspective and perceptions are a very important aspect of our prevention work where our primary focus is having each and every child in our community reach his or her full potential.  Annually, the San  Continue Reading

Hooded Merganser From James Mead Maya

November 21, 2019 at 6:25 am

Thanks to James Mead Maya for this great shot of a hooded merganser. Click on image to enlarge…

Cynthia’s Bistro Afterglow Evenings to Feature Local Musicians

November 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

Cynthia’s Bistro, now open for dinner, invites you to their brand new Afterglow Evenings. Enjoy dinner while listening to live music preformed by local musicians on Friday and Saturday nights from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Order a great meal, nicely priced wine or beer and enjoy your neighbors in a cozy setting. Music starts around  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents, I Never Saw Another Butterfly

November 20, 2019 at 6:15 am

I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Penelope Haskew opens Thursday* November 21 continuing through Saturday November 23 at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 pm in the Whittier Theatre.  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was  Continue Reading

POSTPONED Mayor Invites Local Businesses to Solar Presentation

November 20, 2019 at 6:01 am

Postponed – The Solar for Business presentation previously scheduled for today at Town Council has been postponed until next month. We will let you know the date as soon as we hear! Friday Harbor’s Mayor Farhad Ghatan would like the local businesses to know that on (This date postponed) there will be a Solar for  Continue Reading

Cynthia’s Bistro Offers Kitchen Sink Dinners Thursday November 21

November 19, 2019 at 4:53 pm

Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday – November 21 from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per person. When we run  Continue Reading

Alchemy Arts Center: One Night Reception For Vivien Tapsoba

November 19, 2019 at 6:25 am

Alchemy Arts Center invites you to a special one-night event on Friday, November 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the Alchemy Arts Center Dome. (Parking is limited therefore carpooling is encouraged)… Vivien Tapsoba is a self-trained painter from Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, currently residing in the United States. He has been a guest of residencies and workshops in  Continue Reading

Docks; Fun Facts to Know and Tell

November 19, 2019 at 6:17 am

Thanks to Merri Ann Simonson for this informative article… During the real estate boom years of 2005 through 2007, waterfront homes on San Juan Island appreciated around 8- 10% per year and homes with docks appreciated around 13%. Docks have always been a coveted property amenity as they truly allow easy access to boating; the  Continue Reading

EDC Presents Datapalooza! on Orcas

November 19, 2019 at 6:10 am

Need more data and information to make knowledgeable decisions about your business or as a community legislator or leader? Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for their fourth annual Datapalooza! event, 1.5 hours of in-depth data and analysis of our economy and demographics, plus lunch and conversation, on Wednesday, December 4, from  Continue Reading