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

No School, Snow Day!

February 12, 2019 at 6:35 am

San Juan Island Firefighters in Challenging Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser

February 12, 2019 at 5:40 am

On Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 23, 2019 at Fri­day Har­bor Mar­ket­place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., San Juan Island Fire and Res­cue fire­fight­ers will be out in front of the store rais­ing funds for the 2019 Leukemia and Lym­phoma Soci­ety (LLS) Stair­climb. The fire­fight­ers are ded­i­cat­ing their LLS fundrais­ing climb in hon­or of for­mer San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Third Saturday Contra Dance at the Grange

February 12, 2019 at 5:35 am

We hear from Alice Dean… The Third Sat­ur­day Con­tra Dance at the Grange will take place Sat­ur­day, Feb­ru­ary 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  This month our caller is Gwen Rousseau from Seat­tle, and the band is The Lud­dite Ram­blers, also from Seat­tle. The band fea­tures Lau­rel Stone on fid­dle, Jay Finkel­stien on gui­tar and Craig Shaw  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nichols Street in the Snow

February 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

Thanks to Chuck Dall­dorf for this snowy pho­to: A soli­tary fig­ure walk­ing down the hill on Nichols Street into Town…

Weather Update: From SJC Emergency Management

February 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm

MONDAY 4:30PM UPDATE: As most islanders have prob­a­bly noticed, it’s snow­ing heav­i­ly across the islands. Cur­rent fore­cast is for up to 8 inch­es of snow to fall, with many parts of the islands receiv­ing less, some pos­si­bly a bit more. Snow is pre­dict­ed to taper off as we head into Tues­day morn­ing, though there may  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJC DEM Media Update: Winter Weather Continues

February 11, 2019 at 8:08 am

From San Juan Coun­ty Dept. of Emer­gency Man­age­ment…   As of 7am on Mon­day, Coun­ty Road Crews are report­ing the heav­i­est overnight snow on Orcas and the north and west sides of San Juan Island, with some loca­tions receiv­ing up to 8 inch­es of snow since late Sun­day.   Accord­ing to Coun­ty Pub­lic Works Direc­tor  Con­tin­ue Reading

Monday February 11, San Juan Island School District: Two Hour Delay, Snow Routes

February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am

Mon­day Feb­ru­ary 11: San Juan Island School Dis­trict is on a two hour delayed start sched­ule and bus­es will be on snow routes.

Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale

February 11, 2019 at 5:35 am

Thanks to John Miller for this drone shot at 300 ft ele­va­tion, of Roy Island and Dream Lake at Lakedale Sun­day morn­ing… click on pho­to to enlarge image.