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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

Griffin Bay Bookstore Remains Open For Business Online, By Email, Or By Phone

March 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

In the wake of newly announced statewide regulations designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are temporarily closing Griffin Bay Bookstore and Café to in-store shopping, events, and meetings beginning Tuesday, March 17 and continuing until further notice. The store is closed but we are open for orders on our website—www.griffinbaybook.com—and by email  Continue Reading

Letter of Gratitude from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

March 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm

Dear Staff, Parents and Community, I am writing today to express GRATITUDE.  During this time of the Coronavirus pandemic, I am extremely grateful that to date, our island has no known cases.  I am grateful for a community that overwhelmingly supports our students by passing levies.  It is our Capital and Technology levy that has  Continue Reading

EDC Board of Directors Urges Property Owners To Offer Leniency To Tenants

March 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm

The San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) Board of Directors would like to urge commercial and residential property owners to extend extraordinary leniency to tenants during this financial downturn. Extending repayment times, halting payments during enforced closure times, waiving penalty clauses, and offering rent forgiveness during this time are all ways to ensure that  Continue Reading

April Special Election Expected to be Cancelled

March 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

The long-awaited proposal to annex the Town of Friday Harbor into San Juan Island Fire & Rescue will have to wait a bit longer.  It had been slated to be on the April 28 special election ballot.  Unfortunately, on Tuesday, March 17, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman formally asked Governor Jay Inslee to cancel  Continue Reading

Food Bank Will Be Open

March 18, 2020 at 10:45 am

The Friday Harbor Food Bank will continue to be open every Wednesday and Saturday 1130AM to 2PM to all residents of San Juan Island. We have instituted some new procedures designed to minimize contact between volunteer staff and citizens wishing to access our food supplies.  Citizens are asked to maintain 6 feet of space between  Continue Reading

Cask and Schooner Now Offering Take-Out

March 18, 2020 at 10:33 am

We hear from Boo Boo at Cask and Schooner. They are currently open for take-out from 11:30am to 8pm. Cask and Schooner 360.378.2922        

San Juan Bistro Now Featuring Take-Out Menu

March 18, 2020 at 10:20 am

Dear Friday Harbor Friends, Out of respect for the well-being of our community, we are adapting our business for these challenging times. Effective immediately, our menu is “Take Out“ only. Our dining room is closed until further notice. “Love Your Lunch!” Take Out Style! Please call 360-370-5115 or email  richard@sjbistro.com to “Love Your Lunch!”  to go!    Click here for our menu https://sanjuanbistro.com/menu (Kid’s  Continue Reading

Café Demeter Now Open For Take-Out and Delivery

March 18, 2020 at 10:19 am

Café Demeter will be open Tuesday-Saturday: 7 AM – 3 PM for in-store take-out, for pick-up of telephone orders (360.370.5443) and for home and business deliveries (for a small fee). Please feel free to call ahead with your order and we’ll have it ready for you. We make soup, sandwiches, salads and sweet and savory pastries. We will still have coffee, espresso drinks,  Continue Reading

San Juan Island School District Food Service during Teleschooling

March 18, 2020 at 9:50 am

The San Juan Island School District recognizes that the pandemic related school closure for teleschooling will impact some of our families and their access to nutrition.  To help support our families, the School District’s food service will resume Friday March 20, 2020 in the form of grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches.  Beginning Friday, the San Juan  Continue Reading

Eventide Health Introduces A New Telemedicine Option

March 17, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Eventide Health, formerly San Juan Healthcare, is pleased to announce our new Telemedicine option available immediately for all established patients. This will allow you to connect to one of our providers from anywhere in the world as long as you have an internet connection. We offer this service through VSee which is a HIPPA compliant  Continue Reading