Entries by Kevin Godbey

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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aaron Quint

The “pop-up” concept has gotten traction over the last few years as a way to start a new business on a small scale and to see how a product flies in a specific market. Leveraging an existing commercial kitchen and captive market in a space that sells books and beer makes a lot of sense to […]

We are INTO Yellow

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. First Saturday Kingston attendees will have an exciting opportunity to experience collaborative exhibits at The Storefront Gallery and ARTBAR Gallery this month. We Are #INTOYellow features two concurrent exhibits with gallery owners Allie Constant and Nancy Donskoj working with conceptual […]

Machinama Makes Its Debut in Kingston

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. This month during 1st Saturday Kingston don’t miss the fresh exhibit at the Lace Mill Gallery featuring the artwork of resident Frank Waters. His exhibit, “Bluu Motion: The world of machinima and animation,” will kick off Black History Month at the […]

Doers and Dreamers – Suzanne Walton and Tim McCann

If you poke around the nooks and crannies of Midtown Kingston, you may be surprised at the number of small businesses flourishing in that area these days and their usage of formerly vacant or under-utilized buildings is something we should all be grateful for.  Recognition has already been given to the number of arts-related businesses […]

Doers and Dreamers – Eli Winograd

The emergence of micro businesses is characteristic of today’s new economy and one of the factors that has made Kingston attractive to outsiders has been the availability of relatively inexpensive space and presence of a creative and entrepreneurial community . Large, spacious, and sturdy buildings that may have once housed textile and light manufacturing facilities […]

2018 New Year’s Eve: The Party is on Again

What’s Happening Uptown and All Around the Town! Uptown New Year’s Eve will be the kickoff of 2018 with what has now become an annual celebration with live music, Kingston’s version of a NYC Time Square ‘ball drop’, and fireworks. local rockabilly band Lara Hope and the Arktones will warm up the crowd(hopefully) before the […]

Doers and Dreamers – JT McKay & Sean B. Nutley

When a retail establishment migrates from the gentrified environs of Northern Dutchess County to Kingston, it’s pretty evident that there is a lot of confidence in the retail business sector here in Kingston. It’s a fun phenomena to watch as each store stakes out it’s niche and leverages the particular talents of the owners and […]