David Cohen became interested in photography as the result of black and white etchings hanging in his childhood home in Pittsburgh. Looking at those images, he was struck by the idea that there was a career in capturing moments—portraits, still lifes, landscapes. He now has several of those etchings in his own home. David considers himself extremely fortunate to have work that he truly loves and to work with folks who value his images and service. For the summer issue, David generously donated his time to photograph the Chymiy family in their Rolling Bay home.
Connie Bye worked as a journalist for newspapers in Kansas City and St. Louis. She moved to Bainbridge Island with her husband, Dale, eight years ago to be near their daughter, son-in-law and three of their grandchildren. You might spot her walking island trails and sidewalks with her little dog, Molly, by her side. She and Dale perform with Crescendo, Ovation Performing Arts Northwest’s adult vocal group, and have sung and danced their way through seven musicals with Ovation. When not under stay-at-home orders, she also volunteers at the front desk and leads school tours at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Read Connie’s story on Suzanne Selfors and Liberty Bay Books.
George Soltes moved to Bainbridge Island with his family in 2012. He earned an English degree at the University of Texas before getting sidetracked into a career in medicine. His wife, Alicia, is a veterinarian, which accounts for his surplus of pets. When he can get away from his day job as an interventional radiologist at the University of Washington, George enjoys running, exploring the outdoors with his three children, and meeting and writing about all the interesting people on the island. In this issue, George introduces us to islander Erik Lindbergh.
ON THE COVER Taking flight by Sue Larkin
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