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

San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak

March 17, 2020 at 4:48 pm

The safe­ty of our island com­mu­ni­ties is our high­est pri­or­i­ty. In light of grow­ing con­cerns about COVID-19, the San Juan Islands Vis­i­tors Bureau, the des­ti­na­tion mar­ket­ing orga­ni­za­tion (DMO) for the San Juan Islands, is encour­ag­ing vis­i­tors to post­pone their trav­el plans to the San Juans to lim­it the poten­tial spread of the virus.  We are  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Grange #966 Closed Through End Of March

March 17, 2020 at 12:01 pm

In light of the coro­na virus sit­u­a­tion, San Juan Island Grange #966 has decid­ed to close its Hall through the end of March and con­cen­trate on two improve­ment projects — replace­ment of the street side foun­da­tion and com­mu­ni­ty kitchen remod­el.  Before the end of the month the Grange will assess the sit­u­a­tion and decide about pro­grams sched­uled  Con­tin­ue Reading

Auditor Services Available Remotely

March 17, 2020 at 11:53 am

Stay­ing home?  Need Audi­tor ser­vices (vehi­cle licens­ing, mar­riage licens­ing, dog licens­ing, vot­er reg­is­tra­tion, lost checks)?  We can help you from home! “Social dis­tanc­ing” wasn’t even a phrase until recent­ly, and now everybody’s doing it.  If you haven’t heard the term yet, it means main­tain­ing safe dis­tances (at least six feet) from oth­er peo­ple in order to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Pet Food Pantry Program Robbed! Community Steps Up

March 17, 2020 at 11:38 am

We hear from the Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety, a har­row­ing sto­ry with a hap­py end­ing… If you do not know, some­time between Fri­day 2/28 and Wednes­day 3/4 the APS-FH Pet Food Pantry Pro­gram, that serves San Juan Island fam­i­lies who strug­gle to feed their fur­ry fam­i­ly mem­bers, was robbed.  Vol­un­teers arrived Wednes­day morn­ing and were shocked  Con­tin­ue Reading

Local Restaurants Offer To-Go Service, Some Delivery

March 17, 2020 at 10:50 am

Link to print­able list: March 2020 Hours Restau­rant Hours

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center Suspends Visitor Access

March 17, 2020 at 10:44 am

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash., March 17, 2020– In order to pro­tect its patients, their loved ones and its care­givers dur­ing the Nov­el Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) pan­dem­ic, Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter is strate­gi­cal­ly and rig­or­ous­ly restrict­ing the num­ber of peo­ple who enter the doors of its facil­i­ty. Effec­tive March 17, no vis­i­tors will be allowed to enter  Con­tin­ue Reading

Charter Review Commission to be Elected in 2020

March 17, 2020 at 10:26 am

Over the first eight months of 2005, a group of 21 Coun­ty res­i­dents, rep­re­sent­ing a range of ages and pol­i­tics, from all of the county’s geo-polit­i­­cal dis­tricts, met six­teen times for the sole pur­pose of propos­ing a home rule char­ter for San Juan Coun­ty.  This “San Juan Coun­ty Board of Free­hold­ers” sent two doc­u­ments to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thursday Community Video Update on COVID-19 Response

March 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm

In order to help direct­ly answer com­mu­ni­ty con­cerns, San Juan Coun­ty will release its next COVID-19 video com­mu­ni­ty update to the pub­lic on Thurs­day, March 19 at 5:00 p.m. Our lat­est ques­tion and answer ses­sion will be record­ed rather than live as our pre­vi­ous livestream (on March 9th) was so heav­i­ly sub­scribed some had issues access­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading