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

Have You Answered The 2020 Census?

August 18, 2020 at 5:05 am

Have you answered the 2020 Census yet? Census workers will be available to help you answer the census: Dates: Wednesday August 19 & August 26 Time: 11AM – 2PM Location: Friday Harbor Food Bank, 500 Market St. Can’t stop by? You can also self-respond Online at www.2020census.gov Call toll-free 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish) Return  Continue Reading

Don’t Horse Around! It’s Not Too Late To Get Your 2020 Fair T-Shirts

August 17, 2020 at 5:30 am

Islanders collect them every year. Most years from artist Jennifer Rigg’s booth at the San Juan County Fair. This year with our Fair going virtual you may not have got yours yet. Not to worry. Jenn’s great designs for San Juan County’s Virtual Fair 2020, Moon Jumper, Major Tom, and Starman are still available from  Continue Reading

Zucchini 500 Captured on Film

August 17, 2020 at 5:05 am

Are you still feeling an empty place where the Zucchini 500 race used to be? Do you have an itch that only watching Zucchini racers SQUASH their competition can relieve? Relive the past glory of the Zucchini 500 race in a series of short films produced and directed by the Zucchini Queen herself Lynnette Cabrera.  Continue Reading

A Bugs Life to be Featured at the Drive-In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!

August 16, 2020 at 11:34 am

Island Rec & the San Juan County Fairgrounds are partnering to bring you a Drive In at the Fairgrounds on August 21st!, movie will start at dusk. Please note, tickets must be reserved in advance. To reserve your tickets email info@sjcfair.org with “Drive-In” in the subject line or call 360-378-4310. If paying at the time  Continue Reading

Bystander Efforts Lead to Successful CPR Outcome

August 16, 2020 at 10:43 am

From San Juan Island Fire & Rescue… On Thursday afternoon, August 13, 2020, emergency responders from San Juan Island Fire and Rescue, San Juan Island EMS, and Airlift NW responded to a 911 emergency call reporting an unconscious person who was not breathing at the Roche Harbor Marina. Several bystanders at the scene immediately went  Continue Reading

Last Day of San Juan County’s Virtual Fair!

August 15, 2020 at 1:40 pm

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Link to: San Juan County Virtual Fair

Friday Harbor Film Festival Virtual Cinema Presents Public Trust August 19-23

August 15, 2020 at 5:05 am

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Summer 2020 Virtual Cinema will present a FREE virtual on-demand screening of Public Trust, produced by Patagonia Films, on August 19 through 23, followed by a hosted audience discussion on August 23 at 6 pm PDT.   To view the film anytime on the specified dates and participate in the webinar, RSVP  Continue Reading

San Juan County Seeks “Con” Committee Members for Voters’ Guide Statements

August 15, 2020 at 5:01 am

San Juan County is seeking volunteers to create opposing statements to place in the Voters’ Pamphlet for two measures on the ballot in the upcoming November 2020 General Election. San Juan County Fire Protection District #3 approved sending Resolution 2020-08 to voters. If approved, the measure would authorize the annexation of Henry, Johns, and Stuart  Continue Reading

Land Bank Seeks Public Input on Agricultural Activities

August 14, 2020 at 10:47 am

The Conservation Agriculture Resource Team (CART-Coffelt) was formed at the request of the San Juan County Land Bank Commission to assess and develop recommendations for future farm operations at Coffelt Farm Preserve. The team consists of thirteen members including representatives from local agricultural agencies, stakeholders, and members of the farming community.  Currently Coffelt Farm Preserve  Continue Reading

Griffin Bay School Virtual Fair Grant Opportunity

August 14, 2020 at 10:28 am

San Juan Island School District would like to thank the San Juan Community Foundation for the annual “Fair matching grant” in support of our community!  We are grateful to be included in this year’s “line up” of worthy causes that help our community stay strong and healthy. SJISD is asking for support for the K-12  Continue Reading