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

FHHS Band Performs at 66th Annual UW Band Day

September 29, 2018 at 6:03 am

Last Spring, the Friday Harbor High School Band was selected to participate in the University of Washington’s 66thannual Band Day event. Nine FHHS band members, seniors Julian Brown and Lucy Urbach, juniors Jack Knapik, Jonah Strasbourger, and Sander Van Hamersfeld, and sophomores Emily Atwell, Blaze Borgquist, Olivia Brown, and Lizzie Lee, joined other Washington high school bands to  Continue Reading

EDC presents workshop: Customer Service 101

September 29, 2018 at 6:01 am

Business owners and managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a free workshop entitled Customer Service 101, led by noted islander and business process improvement consultant, Jim Hooper, on October 24th, from 10-11am at Key Bank in Friday Harbor. In this workshop, participants will learn easy and effective  Continue Reading

Know Your Islander: Author Dean Adams on Fishing in Alaska

September 28, 2018 at 6:15 am

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are hosting Dean Adams at the San Juan Island Library on Monday, October 1, 7:00 pm. This is your chance to hear first-hand about his memoir, Four Thousand Hooks: A True Story of Fishing and Coming of Age on the High Seas of Alaska, a fabulous  Continue Reading

Fairgrounds Master Plan Seeks Input From Youth

September 28, 2018 at 6:10 am

If you are between 13 – 21 years old the Fairground Master Plan would like your input. You could win a $30 gift card! Attention youth 13-21!  The Fairgrounds wants to hear what you think!  San Juan County Parks, Recreation, and Fair is updating the Fairgrounds Master Plan and wants to hear from local residents ages 13 to 21.  Continue Reading

School Superintendent’s Fall Letter to the Community

September 28, 2018 at 6:05 am

Dear Members of our Fabulous Community, The new school year has started and we are all, already, making sure that each and every one of our students is well served in our school district.  And because it is a new school year, we have new people and new plans to share with you! First we are  Continue Reading

Burn Permits Go On Sale October 1

September 28, 2018 at 6:00 am

Burn season is right around the corner and the San Juan County Fire Marshal’s Office and the San Juan County Fire Chiefs Association would like to remind you of a few things to improve the safety of your burning this season. Burning rules apply to all burns in San Juan County and a permit is  Continue Reading

Musical Fundraiser Raises $4,000

September 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

Have a concert, and people will come. Have two concerts with some good musicians, and even more people will come. Ask for admission in the form of donations to some respected community organizations, and people will be generous. So that’s exactly what Rich Barker and his musician friends did on September 15 & 16. Arranger  Continue Reading

Are You Ready For this Year’s Friday Harbor Farm Parade?

September 27, 2018 at 6:15 am

Join the fun or just find a good spot to watch this year’s Farm Parade… Eric Ellison takes his ducks on a “dry” run and Lori Ann David of Aurora Farms, where the Farm Store is open daily, is ready to roll…  San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 8th annual Friday Harbor Fall  Continue Reading

Island Rec Adult Drop-In Programs Begin Next Week

September 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

Island Rec’s evening drop-in programs begin next week at Turnbull Gym!!!  Now that it’s getting cooler outside, join us for some indoor fitness.   Beginning 10/1/2018 Monday & Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm – Badminton, Table Tennis, & Pickleball Tuesdays Only – 7:30-9:30pm – Basketball Thursdays Only – 7:30-9:30pm – Volleyball All participants must be 16 & Up, and  Continue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop: Operating Instructions for a Garden That Fits YOU

September 26, 2018 at 6:30 am

Would you like your garden to be a remarkable reflection of who you are and what you care about? To be a landscape that supports wildlife and creative exploration? Join keynote speaker Lorene Forkner Edwards and the San Juan County Master Gardeners at their popular Annual Gardening Workshop for inspiration and truly workable ideas to  Continue Reading