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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

San Juan County Courts Prepare to Resume Jury Trials Come Fall

August 5, 2020 at 10:43 am

San Juan Coun­ty Courts pre­pare to resume jury tri­als come fall – you will start see­ing juror sum­mons­es again soon.  The San Juan Coun­ty Supe­ri­or Court and Dis­trict Court are tak­ing steps to resume con­duct­ing jury tri­als for the first time since ear­ly March, when the COVID-19 glob­al pan­dem­ic hit Wash­ing­ton State. Although it is uncer­tain  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month – M & W Auto

August 5, 2020 at 5:15 am

M & W Auto has been in busi­ness rent­ing and sell­ing cars in Fri­day Har­bor for thir­­ty-two years. Wendy Pin­now, the founder and own­er of M & W Auto, has lived on San Juan Island most of her life, hav­ing moved to the island from the Seat­tle area with her fam­i­ly at the age of  Con­tin­ue Reading

State Broadband Survey Requests Your Participation

August 4, 2020 at 12:23 pm

State launch­es access and speed test sur­vey to doc­u­ment ser­vice gaps, pri­or­i­tize expan­sion needs and invest­ments…   OLYMPIA, WA — The Wash­ing­ton State Broad­band Office and state Pub­lic Works Board have launched a map­ping ini­tia­tive to iden­ti­fy gaps in high-speed inter­net ser­vice and areas of broad­band infra­struc­ture needs in order to advance the state’s goal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Summary of Recent Cases in San Juan County

August 3, 2020 at 5:58 pm

From San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment… San Juan Coun­ty is shift­ing to a week­ly roll-up of new cas­es. This is the first of those reports. Going for­ward, the report will be issued on Thurs­day of each week. In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing for addi­tion­al time to review results of case inves­ti­ga­tions and draft releas­es,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Attention Parents: Alchemy Art Center Offers Kids Clay Club

August 3, 2020 at 5:46 pm

There is a lot going on at the Alche­my Art Cen­ter.   Dear Par­ents,   We have been look­ing for­ward to get­ting back to mak­ing art in per­son, and have some thoughts on how we can do so as safe­ly as pos­si­ble!   It seems to us that school will prob­a­bly not be back to “nor­mal” in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Corner Stakes and Purchasing Property

August 3, 2020 at 2:24 pm

We hear from Mer­ri Ann Simon­son…   Cor­ner stakes are one of the most impor­tant com­po­nents of pur­chas­ing real estate, I have learned this over 25 years of sell­ing real estate on San Juan. For the prop­er­ties that trans­act­ed years ago, cor­ner stakes were not a big issue; of course, nor was a water source,  Con­tin­ue Reading

9 days until Virtual Fair! August 12 — 15, 2020

August 3, 2020 at 5:01 am

San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents! There is still time to make the fair entry dead­line of August 8th! Vis­it the SJC Fair web page for infor­ma­tion on how to par­tic­i­pate in this year’s vir­tu­al Fair. Check out Online Entry by Depart­ment rules and to upload pho­tos of all the awe­some things you have made, cre­at­ed, grown, or pro­duced  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council Seeks Board Members

August 2, 2020 at 1:42 pm

The Coun­ty Coun­cil is search­ing for San Juan Coun­ty cit­i­zens to fill cur­rent and upcom­ing vacan­cies on var­i­ous boards and com­mis­sions. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about each com­mit­tee is avail­able on the Coun­ty’s web­site at: http://sanjuanco.com/641/Board-Committee-Vacancies. Per­sons inter­est­ed in serv­ing on a board or advi­so­ry com­mit­tee should fill out an Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee Appli­ca­tion or Con­tact the Coun­cil  Con­tin­ue Reading