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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

Historic Local Business Has New Owner

August 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

On August 1, Browne’s Home Center was sold. The new owners, TAL Holdings LLC dba Tum-A-Lum Lumber, are a fourth generation family-owned Northwest company founded in 1906. There will be a Contractors Meet & Greet at the Grange on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 5pm. Browne’s Home Center, originally “Davis Lumber” was founded by Captain Herbert H.  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow at the Fair and Welcoming Summer Interns

August 11, 2017 at 5:30 am

Wolf Hollow was selected by the San Juan Island Community Foundation as this year’s featured non-profit. During the San Juan County Fair, August 16 – 19, all money raised for Wolf Hollow at the Foundation’s booth will be matched 50%.  Wolf Hollow’s Education staff will be on hand in the Green Village at Fair so stop  Continue Reading

11th Annual Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands on August 27

August 11, 2017 at 5:25 am

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island and the Sports Car Club of the San Juan Islands invite everyone to attend the eleventh annual Concours d’Elegance at the San Juan Vineyards on Sunday, August 27 from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The Concours is an exhibition of vintage and classic motor vehicles and will have  Continue Reading

Meet EMT of the Month Francis Smith

August 10, 2017 at 8:05 am

From Kaitlyn Johnson at San Juan Island EMS…  Francis Smith is a senior EMT. He has been with the agency for 12 years, and was a District 3 fire captain for 17 years. Smith is currently organizing a cardiac event response team of Cape San Juan and Cattle Point residents who have completed the CPR/AED  Continue Reading

Results of the August 1 Primary to be determined August 14

August 10, 2017 at 5:35 am

A message from County Auditor, F. Milene Henley… The San Juan County Canvassing Board will convene Monday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of canvassing challenged ballots cast in the August 1 primary. In order to protect the secrecy of the voters, all ballots cleared by the Canvassing Board for processing, as well  Continue Reading

Free Medicare Forum at the Mullis Center

August 10, 2017 at 5:30 am

A message from Gail at the Mullis Center… Are you turning 65 soon and wondering how to navigate the complicated world of Medicare enrollment? Come listen to and ask questions of Pat Van Skyhawk and Curt Van Hyning, community SHIBA volunteers (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). At the Mullis Center, 589 Nash Street August 15th  Continue Reading

Bees Love Blue and Violet! Visit Master Gardeners at the Fair.

August 9, 2017 at 5:35 am

Learn about bees at the Master Gardeners booth at the San Juan County Fair August 16 – 19… Did you know that native bees and honey bees love blue and violet flowers? Why? Plants may have evolved blue and violet flowers to be attractive to their most efficient pollinators. A bee’s eye perceives blue, violet, and  Continue Reading

Chamber Member of the Month: Ceramic Artist Lauren Jawer

August 9, 2017 at 5:32 am

Chamber of Commerce member of the month Lauren Jawer describes her inspiration for Belle Terre Ceramics… Belle Terre Ceramics rose to the surface while I was working as a sales person for Pelindaba Lavender farm in Friday Harbor, Washington. Being surrounded by lavender products of all sorts charged my creativity for the development of a much-needed soap  Continue Reading

Merri Ann Simonson with Tips for a Summer Brunch

August 9, 2017 at 5:30 am

Thinking about hosting a summer brunch? Here’s Merri Ann Simonson with timely tips for entertaining at home…   

Spots Still Available for Saturday’s Mullis Center Parking Lot Sale

August 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm

From Gail at the Mullis Center… Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors…… We still have spots available for our Parking Lot Sale & BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, August 12th, 9am-2pm! Call (360) 378-2677 or visit the Center to reserve your selling spot! We will also be accepting donations of items to sell on Friday afternoon,  Continue Reading