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: What’s on the Bookshelf?

April 16, 2020 at 9:27 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… On Mon­day the Mullis Cen­ter Book Club met for the first time using Zoom. This was also my first time using Zoom so I was hap­py to dis­cov­er how easy it was. The Book Club is facil­i­tat­ed by San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Message From San Juan Airlines

April 1, 2020 at 5:58 am

From San Juan Air­lines — Hel­lo fel­low islanders, if you need sup­plies but don’t want to leave the islands we pro­vide reg­u­lar freight ser­vices to and from the islands and are now offer­ing fresh gro­cery deliv­ery. To find out more, vis­it sanjuanairlines.com/groceries or call us at (800) 874‑4434. If you’re con­cerned about safe­ty but need  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Coping With Coronavirus II, Staying Home, Staying Healthy

April 1, 2020 at 5:50 am

Island Senior is a reg­u­lar col­umn on the San Juan Update writ­ten by Peg­gy Sue McRae… How is every­body doing? As an intro­vert who already works at home hav­ing to stay home has not changed my lifestyle very much. Yet, it is dif­fer­ent. I am aware now that I touch my face way too much and  Con­tin­ue Reading

WSU Master Gardeners Provide Horticultural Resources

April 1, 2020 at 5:35 am

San Juan Coun­ty has over 70 WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­er vol­un­teers who are trained as hor­ti­cul­ture edu­ca­tors. Due to COVID-19 and relat­ed Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, we will not be in the com­mu­ni­ty this spring as usu­al, but are avail­able to answer ques­tions about food gar­den­ing, fruit tree care, land­scape plants, pol­li­na­tors and more.  To  Con­tin­ue Reading

HOT TOPIC #10: Medical Surge Planning: Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst

April 1, 2020 at 5:30 am

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders Many in the islands are won­der­ing how San Juan Coun­ty is prepar­ing in case access to main­land med­ical care becomes lim­it­ed. This is known as med­ical surge, which the CDC defines  as, “…the abil­i­ty to pro­vide ade­quate med­ical eval­u­a­tion and care dur­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Fire District 3 Commissioners Request Annexation Election Postponement

April 1, 2020 at 5:15 am

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA – San Juan Island Coun­ty Fire Dis­trict #3 Com­mis­sion­ers joined the Town of Fri­day Har­bor request­ing post­pone­ment of the sched­uled April 28, 2020 elec­tion ask­ing vot­ers to annex the Town into the Fire Dis­trict. Fire Dis­trict #3 Com­mis­sion­ers request­ed the post­pone­ment due to the impacts of the glob­al COVID-19 pan­dem­ic. The sched­uled  Con­tin­ue Reading

From Stephanie Prima: Free Mindfulness and Qigong Training for COVID-19

March 31, 2020 at 5:30 am

In this time of COVID-19 we’ve all received tons of emails from busi­ness­es offer­ing ‘tips’ to man­age the cri­sis that are sales pitch­es in dis­guise. But there is very lit­tle on how to deal with the anx­i­ety that comes with dai­ly changes and restric­tions. As a gift to our beloved com­mu­ni­ty, I have put togeth­er  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan County Departments Service Status is Now Online

March 31, 2020 at 5:27 am

A list of San Juan Coun­ty Gov­ern­ment Depart­ments, their sta­tus dur­ing the COVID-19 cri­sis, and info on how to access ser­vices has been post­ed online at:  https://www.sanjuanco.com/Department-Service-Status   This resource will be updat­ed going for­ward, and is intend­ed to help cit­i­zens uti­lize vital San Juan Coun­ty func­tions in a safe and acces­si­ble way. If you have  Con­tin­ue Reading