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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

Winter Weather Update: Are you Ready For Snow?

February 7, 2019 at 9:10 am

A message from Brendan Cowan, director San Juan County Emergency Management…     There’s snow and more cold weather in the forecast. This weather pattern is setting up similarly to what the islands last saw in 2008: extended cold, possibility of multiple snow events, and intermittent high winds.   This is just a forecast, so  Continue Reading

The Eagle and the Hawk

February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am

Thanks to John Miller for this great photo… click to enlarge photo.

League of Women Voters, Speaker Cancelled, Felicity’s Cupcakes Will Be There

February 7, 2019 at 5:29 am

The League of Women Voters of the San Juans regret to inform you the talk by former Representative Kris Lytton has been cancelled. The League will still have a program and we are told Felicity’s cupcakes will be there on February 11, 2019 noon to 2:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library Conference Room.  Continue Reading

Community Pet Food Drive and 12th Annual ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner

February 7, 2019 at 5:26 am

February welcomes both Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day.  To celebrate The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host two annual events to educate on the importance of altering and to encourage pet parents to have their pets sterilized.  The first, Pet Pantry Community Pet Food Drive February 1 through 26.  Then on Tuesday,  Continue Reading

Island Rec: Futsal! Indoor Soccer Games

February 7, 2019 at 5:20 am

We are excited to announce that Island Rec is offering another installment of Futsal! Join Coach Van for skill work and games in this fast paced, dynamic indoor soccer game. Sessions are held Wednesday evenings at the Fair Building; February 27th – March 27th for ages 8-18. Ages 8-10 will play 5:30-6:30 pm  ages 11-14  Continue Reading

EDC to offer free HVAC Basics training at FHHS

February 7, 2019 at 5:19 am

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer free training in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning basics this March, sponsored by the Washington State Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and by the Washington State Department of Commerce. The course will be taught at Friday Harbor High School by Kevin McCullough of San Juan Heating.   Continue Reading

A Friday Harbor Centennial Flashback

February 6, 2019 at 5:30 am

It’s time for this month’s history column from The San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Click on photos for larger image… Could it already be ten years since islanders, present and past, came together to celebrate Friday Harbor’s 100th birthday? Although Friday Harbor had been a well-established town since named as the County Seat in 1873,  Continue Reading

Now accepting 2019 San Juan County Fair Vendors!

February 6, 2019 at 5:25 am

Have you or your business ever considered participating in the San Juan County Fair? Reach residents from all over San Juan County and tourists at the largest event in the County—become a vendor! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please consider applying today. The 2019 Application is ONLINE! Please visit the Vendor Page  Continue Reading

Recycle Electronics Now Postponed Until February 19th

February 6, 2019 at 5:22 am

Recycle Electronics February (was going to be on the 12th now rescheduled to 19th due to snow) 10:00 am – 3:00 pm in the open lot next to the Mullis Fire Station. Acceptable items include: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Monitors, Printers, Televisions (LCD OR CRD), DVD Players and DVR’s, Computer cables. No keyboards or mice. Items  Continue Reading

San Juan Bistro Features Valentine’s Day Weekend Supper Club

February 6, 2019 at 5:20 am

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Weekend invitation from San Juan Bistow… “Love the One You’re With” on Saturday, February 16th at 6:00 pm. Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at our next San Juan Supper Club! Share our 5 course menu with perfectly paired wines with that perfect person! ($60, optional wine courses additional). at our next San Juan Supper Club! To reserve your table,  Continue Reading