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

Noted Authors to Attend Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop

October 4, 2018 at 6:15 am

From the Master Gardeners… Did you know that most plant problems are not the result of disease or insects? But differentiating between a disease, a pest, or a disorder to correctly treat the problem can be a real challenge. Last year’s popular keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Gilkeson, returns to the Master Gardeners Annual Gardening Workshop  Continue Reading

San Juan County Arts Council: Upcoming Events

October 4, 2018 at 6:05 am

From the Arts Council…   We’d like to invite you to our annual membership meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 3PM-5PM at the San Juan Island Grange Hall.  This annual meeting will provide an opportunity for you or your organization to learn about and become an official member of the San Juan County  Continue Reading

First Air Mail from Friday Harbor

October 3, 2018 at 10:52 am

SJI Historical Museum’s History Article for October… The date was May 19, 1938. Local pilot Kenneth McKenzie offered his Savoig-Marchetti amphibian plane, pictured here. His passenger was Friday Harbor Assistant Postmaster Melville Hemphill. Postmaster Walter Arend reported that 1,152 pieces of mail destined for Oak Harbor and Seattle were loaded for the noon departure from the harbor  Continue Reading

A Grand Opening for APSFH’s NewHome/New Hope Luca Center

October 3, 2018 at 6:15 am

Ours is an animal loving community as witnessed by the grand opening Saturday of NewHome/New Hope – Luca Center for the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor.  From the History of APSFH on the APSFH website, “We have come a long way in 36 years. Time and necessary changes require us to find a new home  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, October 5

October 3, 2018 at 6:14 am

This Friday From 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for a suggested donation of $8 Fish for Teeth will be selling their famous Alaskan Rockfish fish tacos at the San Juan Island Community Theatre… Since 2012, Fish for Teeth has been fixing the teeth of those who cannot otherwise afford dental care. Fish for Teeth is self-funded  Continue Reading

Food For Thought Serves Local Harvest Menu

October 3, 2018 at 6:05 am

The First Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year will be served up next week. Here is what you have to look forward to… We have a new team of Chef.0 student interns that are excited to help at their first Community Dinner, and a new team of student bakers ready to make a delicious  Continue Reading

SJCT Production of Silent Sky Begins Friday

October 2, 2018 at 6:15 am

“In our troubled days it is good to have something outside our planet, something fine and distant for comfort.” –Annie Cannon     When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,”  Continue Reading

Caring for Bears: Animal Welfare in Asia

October 2, 2018 at 6:13 am

San Juan Island resident, Jan Murphy, will be on-hand at the San Juan Island Public Library Monday, October 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 to give a presentation on Bear Bile farming and other animal welfare issues in China and Vietnam. Jan will discuss her work with the organization, Animals Asia and show a film, “Jill  Continue Reading

Register to vote Online by Oct 8

October 2, 2018 at 6:13 am

Eligible citizens with a WA driver license or ID can register to vote online: Register to vote by mail, postmarked by Oct 8 by mail; or in-person at registrar’s office, 55 court St. Suite A by Oct 29.   To register to vote or verify your registration click here: My Vote

Saint David’s Offers New Devotional Yoga Classes

October 2, 2018 at 6:12 am

Saint David’s Episcopal Church invites you to join registered yoga teacher Heidi Green in the church sanctuary on Thursdays, October 4 – December 13 for faith-integrated yoga classes designed for EVERY body. Two classes are offered: 2-3 p.m. Gentle Yoga – Please bring your own mat; 3-4 p.m. Chair Yoga – This class is seated  Continue Reading