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

Its Snowing!

February 8, 2019 at 11:27 am

Thanks to Lorie and Todd Narum for this great photo…

Local Legislator Named “Legislator of the Week”

February 8, 2019 at 5:30 am

Rep. Debra Lekanoff earns first Fuse “Leg­is­la­tor of the Week” Award of 2019. The fresh­man rep­re­sen­ta­tive is already lead­ing on vot­ing access and pro­tect­ing Puget Sound. Fuse Wash­ing­ton named Rep. Debra Lekanoff (D‑Bow) as the “Leg­is­la­tor of the Week” for her work to expand vot­ing access, pro­tect Puget Sound, and help keep seniors and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties  Con­tin­ue Reading

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers “Adventures in Boating” Class

February 8, 2019 at 5:25 am

The US Coast Guard Aux­il­iary will offer the Wash­ing­ton Basic Boater Edu­ca­tion Course.  Every­one wish­ing to learn or share their safe boat­ing skills as well as review our local boat­ing reg­u­la­tions is invit­ed to attend.  Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the course, atten­dees may sub­mit a copy of their indi­vid­ual “Cer­tifi­cate of Accom­plish­ment” with $10 to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Court Ruling Clears Hurdle toward Lasting Protections for Puget Sound Shorelines

February 8, 2019 at 5:20 am

Thanks to Katie Flem­ing at the Friends of the San Juans for send­ing us this report…  On Feb­ru­ary 6, a fed­er­al judge reject­ed an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engi­neers (“Corps”) to dis­miss a law­suit chal­leng­ing its refusal to ade­quate­ly pro­tect shore­line areas in Puget Sound. The Court’s deci­sion means the law­suit, which charges that  Con­tin­ue Reading

Winter Weather Update: Are you Ready For Snow?

February 7, 2019 at 9:10 am

A mes­sage from Bren­dan Cow­an, direc­tor San Juan Coun­ty Emer­gency Man­age­ment…     There’s snow and more cold weath­er in the fore­cast. This weath­er pat­tern is set­ting up sim­i­lar­ly to what the islands last saw in 2008: extend­ed cold, pos­si­bil­i­ty of mul­ti­ple snow events, and inter­mit­tent high winds.   This is just a fore­cast, so we  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Eagle and the Hawk

February 7, 2019 at 5:30 am

Thanks to John Miller for this great pho­to… click to enlarge photo.

League of Women Voters, Speaker Cancelled, Felicity’s Cupcakes Will Be There

February 7, 2019 at 5:29 am

The League of Women Vot­ers of the San Juans regret to inform you the talk by for­mer Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kris Lyt­ton has been can­celled. The League will still have a pro­gram and we are told Felic­i­ty’s cup­cakes will be there on Feb­ru­ary 11, 2019 noon to 2:00 pm at the San Juan Island Library Con­fer­ence Room.  This  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community Pet Food Drive and 12th Annual ‘Spay-Ghetti’ Dinner

February 7, 2019 at 5:26 am

Feb­ru­ary wel­comes both Spay/Neuter Aware­ness Month and World Spay Day.  To cel­e­brate The Ani­mal Pro­tec­tion Soci­ety of Fri­day Har­bor will host two annu­al events to edu­cate on the impor­tance of alter­ing and to encour­age pet par­ents to have their pets ster­il­ized.  The first, Pet Pantry Com­mu­ni­ty Pet Food Dri­ve Feb­ru­ary 1 through 26.  Then on Tues­day,  Con­tin­ue Reading