Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Sarah Litvin

Besides just attracting $$$$$ to the area, Kingston’s resurgence is drawing individuals with talent, energy, and ‘fresh eyes’ to the community which can translate to a more effective utilization of the assets that have always been here. The historic aspects of any locale can be leveraged to establish an identity, attract visitors, and ultimately investors […]

Doers and Dreamers – Elkin, Elkin, and Miranda Escobar

They say “nature abhors a vacuum”. Evidently, so does the pizza market because this week’s Doers and Dreamers resurrected a former pizzeria that was a victim of the infamous sinkhole of Washington Ave. which served a large, mostly residential area of Kingston for years.  There is an abundance of pizzerias in Kingston but these guys […]

The Beach Boys are Kingston Bound

The Beach Boys have often been called America’s first rock band with over eighty songs charting worldwide, thirty-six of them US  Top 40 hits (the most by any American rock band).   Timeless classics like Surfin USA,  I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, and Good Vibrations  secured the band their place in Rock and Roll history. The Beach Boys […]

Bob Dylan comes to Hutton Brickyards – Update

Hutton Brickyard isn’t just about Smorgasburg anymore! On June 24th, one of the biggest acts in the entertainment business is coming to Kingston. NY’s Hutton Brickyards to put the last functioning brickyard in the Hudson Valley on the map as a major event venue in its latest incarnation. Bob Dylan, one of the most recognizable […]

A PERFECT DAY TO SPEND IN KINGSTON ON THE HISTORIC WATERFRONT

Park your car at Kingston Point Park & take a $2.00 trolley ride to & from Downtown Kingston – dine, shop, stroll, enjoy the festival & concert! The Hudson River Maritime Museum and the Trolley Museum of New York have partnered to offer a special “park and ride” arrangement for visitors and concert-goers during the […]

Doers and Dreamers – KayCee Wimbish

The connection between kids, their food, and farming seems to be a natural relationship and it’s great to see the strong support for that relationship here in the City of Kingston. ‘Urban agriculture’ has become very popular and it’s a great opportunity to utilize small, available spaces near population centers to produce food and introduce […]

It’s a Fathers’ Day Weekend at Smorgasburg Upstate

Smorgasburg Upstate at Hutton Brickyards is upping its game this weekend for Dads with new vendors and a full schedule of entertainment all weekend. Oyster, empanadas, tuna poke, and potato balls will be making an appearance along with the Gold Hope Duo, Paul Green Rock Academy, and lots of other local local talent. We have […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jordan Scruggs

Yes, the Kingston area has had it’s share of artists, writers,musicians, media mavens, etc., descend upon it, but there are a number of others that are dedicated to working with our community in various capacities that have also moved to this area. We are certainly fortunate for that because not everyone has the desire to, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jillian Fisher

It was certainly appropriate to photograph this week’s Doer and Dreamer in a thriving and venerable restaurant(the Hoffman House) that emanates the feel of 18th century tavern because her business is centered around exploiting the many assets of Kingston and its surrounding area. Historical buildings like the Hoffman House which date from the 17th century […]

Doers and Dreamers – John Krenek and Jamie Niblock

When your design skills are recognized by publications like Elle Decour, New York Home, and the New York Times, as well as by many well-to-do clients living in some of the money magnets in the U.S., it seems natural that curating products for a home furnishings retail store would be an easy road to success. […]

Doers and Dreamers – Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice

New retail businesses are popping up in the area pretty regularly now and it’s a welcome sight in that it shows confidence in the economy, provides a better collective shopping experience for residents and visitors, as well as enables people to shop local and support their neighbors. This week’s Doers and Dreamers are fitting nicely […]

Doers and Dreamers – Martin Elting

“Imagineering” is a term coined by Walt Disney to describe the people who went on to bring many wonderful concepts to life at Disney theme parks all over the world. Isn’t a great concept to provide the tools and knowledge to enable anyone in the community to bring their ideas to life, too? This week’s […]

Doers and Dreamers – Amy Luke

Any community that has individuals with the compassion, energy, and talent to take the initiative to create and run an organization with a mission to solely to help others, should consider itself extremely blessed. That help in some cases is in providing education and awareness about subjects that are related to things we do everyday, […]