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

Time to Sign Up For Christmas Food Boxes

November 23, 2019 at 6:00 am

Save the date and grab a Christ­mas Food Box! Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 14th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Fri­day Har­bor Pres­by­ter­ian Church dea­cons will be pro­vid­ing food box­es again for the hol­i­day sea­son. Christ­mas box­es include an assort­ment of fresh fruit, dry goods, canned goods and either a ham or pack­et of tofu for veg­e­tar­i­an box­es. Please  Con­tin­ue Reading

Salish Sea Youth Ballet presents the Friday Harbor Nutcracker

November 22, 2019 at 6:30 am

Sal­ish Sea Youth Bal­let is proud to present the 2019 Fri­day Har­bor Nut­crack­er! On Decem­ber 7 & 8, San Juan Island dancers will per­form excerpts from the clas­sic Nut­crack­er bal­let in an inti­mate tea par­ty set­ting at Brick­works. This inter­ac­tive, fam­i­ly friend­ly event immers­es audi­ences into the mag­i­cal sto­ry and is sure to become a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Chardonnay Shopping in Friday Harbor December 5

November 22, 2019 at 6:15 am

Save the date of Decem­ber 5th for Chardon­nay shop­ping in Fri­day Har­bor.  This is an annu­al event where ladies shop local and per­haps have a bev­er­age in between the stores.  Last year we had over 40 ladies start­ing off with lunch then the shop­ping began.   This year, many of the stores are offer­ing dis­counts for  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Seeks Community Input

November 22, 2019 at 5:59 am

ONLINE SURVEY ENGLISHhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SAJUSAJU2019EN ONLINE SURVEY SPANISHhttps://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SAJUSAJU2019SP Please help sup­port pre­ven­tion by tak­ing 3–5 min­utes to com­plete the short online sur­vey! Com­mu­ni­ty per­spec­tive and per­cep­tions are a very impor­tant aspect of our pre­ven­tion work where our pri­ma­ry focus is hav­ing each and every child in our com­mu­ni­ty reach his or her full poten­tial.  Annu­al­ly, the San  Con­tin­ue Reading

Hooded Merganser From James Mead Maya

November 21, 2019 at 6:25 am

Thanks to James Mead Maya for this great shot of a hood­ed mer­ganser. Click on image to enlarge…

Cynthia’s Bistro Afterglow Evenings to Feature Local Musicians

November 21, 2019 at 6:00 am

Cyn­thi­a’s Bistro, now open for din­ner, invites you to their brand new After­glow Evenings. Enjoy din­ner while lis­ten­ing to live music pre­formed by local musi­cians on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day nights from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Order a great meal, nice­ly priced wine or beer and enjoy your neigh­bors in a cozy set­ting. Music starts around 5:00 —  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJCT Presents, I Never Saw Another Butterfly

November 20, 2019 at 6:15 am

I Nev­er Saw Anoth­er But­ter­fly by Celeste Ras­pan­ti and direct­ed by Pene­lope Haskew opens Thurs­day* Novem­ber 21 con­tin­u­ing through Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 23 at 7:00 pm and on Sun­day, Novem­ber 24 at 2:00 pm in the Whit­ti­er The­atre.  Over 15,000 Jew­ish chil­dren passed through Terezin, and only about a hun­dred were still alive when Terezin was  Con­tin­ue Reading

POSTPONED Mayor Invites Local Businesses to Solar Presentation

November 20, 2019 at 6:01 am

Post­poned — The Solar for Busi­ness pre­sen­ta­tion pre­vi­ous­ly sched­uled for today at Town Coun­cil has been post­poned until next month. We will let you know the date as soon as we hear! Fri­day Har­bor’s May­or Farhad Ghatan would like the local busi­ness­es to know that on (This date post­poned) there will be a Solar for Busi­ness  Con­tin­ue Reading