Entries by Kevin Godbey

Heroes’ Day in Kingston, NY

Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, historic fireboat John J. Harvey, the U.S. Coast Guard and area fire, police, and rescue departments in an event highlighting the courage, selflessness, and sacrifice of Emergency Service Personnel for Heroes’ Day. There will be […]

Doers and Dreamers: Morgan Mikula

Many of the entrepreneurs that I meet have adventurous histories, and I guess that’s not so strange because opening your own business is just an adventure of another sort. This week’s Doer and Dreamer has made a quantum leap to transform her online business into a unique and simply elegant retail space on Kingston’s Rondout […]

Doers and Dreamers: Monika Geisel // Daniel Goodwin

Re-cycling is a concept that’s been around for decades but mostly in the context of materials that can be re-processed and re-used. Now, an increasing number of people that have a knack for finding finished products that may have outlived their usefulness with their current owner, but are likely to be useful to someone else, […]

Ship to Shore: 20 Years a Rondout Institution (video)

Operating a successful restaurant for 20 years here in the highly competitive Hudson Valley is no small feat and chef/owner Samir Hrichi established this premiere restaurant on a shoestring in 1998 and has been keeping customers happy ever since. Ship to Shore is a New York style Steakhouse located on Kingston’s Rondout Waterfront known for […]

Riverport Sailing and Rowing School

By Contributing Writer: Jody Taffet Sterling Many people look with longing at sailboats gliding on the Hudson River and wonder how they can get out on the water to experience the majesty of sailing on our river, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Now, there is a way for everyone to get out on the Hudson. The […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Nicole McDonald

It’s fascinating how a business can reflect the personality and experiences of its owner.  Eclectic, well-traveled, enduring, fashionable, a bit whimsical, and eventually finding their way back home are characteristics of both the merchandise and the owner of this new establishment on Kingston’s Rondout waterfront.  Stopping in to browse at this week’s Doer and Dreamer’s […]

Doers and Dreamers – The Farmstock Bunch

Munching on some fresh-picked greens is probably the best way to understand why there is such hoopla about small scale farming, farm-to-table restaurants, agri-entertainment, and other concepts that are related to restoring a farming culture in our society. Shortening the path from dirt to mouth not only has the benefits of providing more flavorful and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Anthea White and Mark Palmer

Ding, Ding, Ding!  I think we have the winners of the “Who Has Emigrated From the Country Furthest From Away Kingston” contest. Hailing from Sydney, Australia this weeks Doers and Dreamers have hit the floor running with their coffee shop in the heart of Midtown Kingston. Just to make this eatery unique enough to draw […]

Doers and Dreamers – Caitlin Millard

By contributing writer Tomm Morton –  From humble beginnings making clothes out of college, to designing clothes for her own store in Rhinebeck, Caitlin has expanded her creativity to a fresh new boutique in the Rondout. This weeks Doer and Dreamer puts a spotlight on a bold new creative branching out into Kingston, and a hint […]

Doers and Dreamers – Janette Bower and Norman James

Uptown Kingston is worth exploring again if you haven’t done so in awhile. There are many small boutique businesses that have recently opened that are unique and very selective about the products and services that they have to offer. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have added to that mix of businesses and certainly worth a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Steve Leibowitz

Building a business around your life’s passion certainly sounds like a great basis for success. It also helps to ride the wave of a growing trend towards healthy lifestyles in a community that is investing a lot to support that trend. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer who has jumped in with both feet (or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Lester Strong

Each of our lives have probably been an interesting journey, especially for some that have been around long enough to have had multiple careers and lived in a number of different communities.  It must be very gratifying when that journey leads to a place which is all about helping others find ways to navigate their […]