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

Community Pet Food Bank Opening

July 7, 2018 at 5:20 am

APS Treasure Hounds and the Animal Protection Society are proud to announce the opening of the APS-FH Pet Food Pantry….a community pet food bank to help keep pets in their homes by providing pet food for families in need. The Pet Food Pantry will be located at the Treasure Hounds store at 365-C Spring Street  Continue Reading

Saturday Activities With Our National Parks

July 7, 2018 at 5:15 am

GEOLOGICAL HIKE: 9:00 am – 11:00 am. These easy to moderately difficult walks up Young Hill near English Camp, and Mt. Finlayson near American Camp, focus on the geology of the San Juan Islands over the last 230 million years of earth’s history. From tectonic movement, to accretion, to uplift, volcanism, glaciation, erosion, and more, these  Continue Reading

Rockisland Email Outage Repair Update

July 6, 2018 at 1:53 pm

My email has started coming in. I hope yours has too. So far though only a few of my emails have come through. Alan at Rockisland said, “It will take the team a little longer to load all of your historical and all the “spooling” yet to be delivered.” For those wishing to contact the  Continue Reading

SJCT To Host Viva Cuba!

July 6, 2018 at 10:54 am

San Juan Community Theatre will be hosting the photography exhibit, Viva Cuba! July 10 through August 29. There will be an opening reception with wine & appetizers on Friday, July 13 at 5 – 7 pm. The Viva Cuba! Photography Exhibition includes 52 photographs depicting the people and places of Cuba. Subjects range from the well-known landmarks and  Continue Reading

Rockisland Email Outage Update

July 6, 2018 at 10:08 am

I just spoke to Rockisland and due to a power surge in Oregon there has been a catastrophic email host failure. If you are a Rockisland customer and you are not getting your email that is why. Engineers are working hard to fix it and hopefully we will be up and running soon. Meanwhile, I  Continue Reading

A Local Meet-Up With Rita Latsinova

July 6, 2018 at 5:15 am

A review of the recent island meet-up with Rita Latsinove written by Caren Potter… Approximately 50 San Juan Island residents gathered at the False Bay Drive home of Allison and John Moalli last Thursday to meet and learn more about Rita Latsinova, a fellow island resident who is running for an open seat on the  Continue Reading

And the Winners Are…

July 5, 2018 at 10:32 am

Here are the prizes awarded to participants in our rockin’ Fourth of July Parade. Thanks to everyone who made it so fun to watch… ·               $600 Best use of THEME – Float – San Juan Community Theatre ·               $400 Best use of THEME – Non-Float – Community Marching Band ·               $300 Best use of THEME  Continue Reading

A Few Highlights From The Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 2018 at 3:55 pm

A few highlights from San Juan Island’s Fourth of July Parade… Hooray for the red, white, and blue… Dressed for the occasion…

After the Parade, the Pig War Picnic

July 4, 2018 at 5:20 am

After the Fourth of July parade (approximately 11:30) be sure to join the fun at the Annual Pig War Picnic on the San Juan Historical Museum grounds at 405 Price Street. The Old-Fashioned celebration is proudly presented by San Juan Island Kiwanis Club and features food, games, music, and the presenting of the parade awards.  Continue Reading

Web Street Open For Traffic Both Directions July 4 – 8.

July 4, 2018 at 5:15 am

Mike Carlson Enterprises has announced that their construction work will be suspended, and traffic will be open both directions on Web Street to facilitate traffic during the holiday period of July 3 at 6 p.m. through July 8. A limited number of parking spaces on the side of the street will also be available.   The  Continue Reading