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

No School Wednesday February 13

February 13, 2019 at 5:35 am

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

February 13, 2019 at 5:29 am

Don’t miss this winter screening of Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Best of the Fest! Showing Tuesday February 19, 7:00 pm at the Grange. “The film profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the United States on the development of rock music. Artists profiled include Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson,Randy Castillo, Jimi Hendrix, Taboo and others.”  “The title of the film  Continue Reading

San Juan County Superior Court Implements Pilot Drug Court

February 13, 2019 at 5:22 am

In response to interest from the legal community, in the winter of 2018, San Juan County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Loring convened a working group to investigate a Therapeutic/Drug Court for San Juan County. After working together for many months, and with the help of Drug Court representatives in neighboring Island and Skagit Counties, San  Continue Reading

Island Rec – Adult Tennis: Beginner Skills and Drills

February 13, 2019 at 5:20 am

Island Rec is offering another session of Beginner Tennis Skills and Drills for Adults this March with Caroline Hansen. Classes are held Sundays; March 3-24. Adult lessons for ages 16 and up are from 2-3:30 pm indoors at the Fair Building. Register by February 21 for the early bird special rate of $74; $83 thereafter. For  Continue Reading

Art Cancer Support Group

February 13, 2019 at 5:15 am

Art Cancer Support Group “The first of many art extravaganzas”. No experience necessary… or huge talent… just interest. Humans with a heart, patients, caregivers, family members and friends Thursday February 21, 12:30 – 2:30 pm at Key Bank downstairs. All materials provided. Get ready fore a good time… We will paint the town red, white,  Continue Reading

View From Raven Ridge Rd

February 12, 2019 at 12:57 pm

Thanks to Lorraine Littlewood for this photo, a view from Raven Ridge Rd. up about 550′ looking SSW to Mt Grant… click on photo to enlarge image.

No School, Snow Day!

February 12, 2019 at 6:35 am

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Friday Harbor Marketplace from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Rescue firefighters will be out in front of the store raising funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Stairclimb. The firefighters are dedicating their LLS fundraising climb in honor of former San Juan  Continue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange will take place Saturday, February 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seattle, and the band is The Luddite Ramblers, also from Seattle. The band features Laurel Stone on fiddle, Jay Finkelstien on guitar and  Continue Reading

Nichols Street in the Snow

February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

Thanks to Chuck Dalldorf for this snowy photo: A solitary figure walking down the hill on Nichols Street into Town…