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

Know Your Islander: Author Dean Adams on Fishing in Alaska

September 28, 2018 at 6:15 am

Grif­fin Bay Book­store and the San Juan Island Library are host­ing Dean Adams at the San Juan Island Library on Mon­day, Octo­ber 1, 7:00 pm. This is your chance to hear first-hand about his mem­oir, Four Thou­sand Hooks: A True Sto­ry of Fish­ing and Com­ing of Age on the High Seas of Alas­ka, a fab­u­lous  Con­tin­ue Reading

Fairgrounds Master Plan Seeks Input From Youth

September 28, 2018 at 6:10 am

If you are between 13 — 21 years old the Fair­ground Mas­ter Plan would like your input. You could win a $30 gift card! Atten­tion youth 13–21!  The Fair­grounds wants to hear what you think!  San Juan Coun­ty Parks, Recre­ation, and Fair is updat­ing the Fair­grounds Mas­ter Plan and wants to hear from local res­i­dents ages 13 to 21. The  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Superintendent’s Fall Letter to the Community

September 28, 2018 at 6:05 am

Dear Mem­bers of our Fab­u­lous Com­mu­ni­ty, The new school year has start­ed and we are all, already, mak­ing sure that each and every one of our stu­dents is well served in our school dis­trict.  And because it is a new school year, we have new peo­ple and new plans to share with you! First we are  Con­tin­ue Reading

Burn Permits Go On Sale October 1

September 28, 2018 at 6:00 am

Burn sea­son is right around the cor­ner and the San Juan Coun­ty Fire Marshal’s Office and the San Juan Coun­ty Fire Chiefs Asso­ci­a­tion would like to remind you of a few things to improve the safe­ty of your burn­ing this sea­son. Burn­ing rules apply to all burns in San Juan Coun­ty and a per­mit is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Musical Fundraiser Raises $4,000

September 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

Have a con­cert, and peo­ple will come. Have two con­certs with some good musi­cians, and even more peo­ple will come. Ask for admis­sion in the form of dona­tions to some respect­ed com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions, and peo­ple will be gen­er­ous. So that’s exact­ly what Rich Bark­er and his musi­cian friends did on Sep­tem­ber 15 & 16. Arranger Rich  Con­tin­ue Reading

Are You Ready For this Year’s Friday Harbor Farm Parade?

September 27, 2018 at 6:15 am

Join the fun or just find a good spot to watch this year’s Farm Parade… Eric Elli­son takes his ducks on a “dry” run and Lori Ann David of Auro­ra Farms, where the Farm Store is open dai­ly, is ready to roll…  San Juan Island Grange is pleased to announce the 8th annu­al Fri­day Har­bor Fall Farm  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec Adult Drop-In Programs Begin Next Week

September 27, 2018 at 6:00 am

Island Rec’s evening drop-in pro­grams begin next week at Turn­bull Gym!!!  Now that it’s get­ting cool­er out­side, join us for some indoor fit­ness.   Begin­ning 10/1/2018 Mon­day & Wednes­day 7:30–9:30pm – Bad­minton, Table Ten­nis, & Pick­le­ball Tues­days Only – 7:30–9:30pm – Bas­ket­ball Thurs­days Only – 7:30–9:30pm — Vol­ley­ball All par­tic­i­pants must be 16 & Up, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Annual Gardening Workshop: Operating Instructions for a Garden That Fits YOU

September 26, 2018 at 6:30 am

Would you like your gar­den to be a remark­able reflec­tion of who you are and what you care about? To be a land­scape that sup­ports wildlife and cre­ative explo­ration? Join keynote speak­er Lorene Forkn­er Edwards and the San Juan Coun­ty Mas­ter Gar­den­ers at their pop­u­lar Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop for inspi­ra­tion and tru­ly work­able ideas to  Con­tin­ue Reading