Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – George Donskoj

The art scene in Kingston is exploding with an influx of new artists, new gallery openings and the recognition from a lot of major media outlets as a vibrant arts community. Probably, very few people realize that there has been a small group of art survivalists that have always been around, keeping the heartbeat of […]

Doers and Dreamers – Eric Francis Coppolino

You can meet some fascinating people doing some pretty interesting things when you are just hanging around the streets of Kingston as I did last week. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is definitely an example of one of those people taking a less conventional path through life.. Meet a long time Hudson Valley resident and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Doug Wygal

It’s funny how sometimes old becomes new again and how the fast-paced world in big corporations in big cities doesn’t appear to be all that glamorous anymore. This week we are featuring a new local businessman from the corporate world of NYC that is setting up shop to sell an old product to new and […]

The World’s Largest Sundae – built in Kingston, NY

The World’s Largest Sundae –  built in Kingston, NY The City of Kingston will get some world-wide recognition thanks to our hometown Boice Brothers Dairy and the many volunteers and sponsors that put on a community event like no other. Assembling enough people to build a 1606 ft. sundae is no small task and everyone […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sharon Murray-Cohen

Our community is very fortunate to have some very dedicated professionals who play a very vital role in assisting people in our area with various needs. This week I had the pleasure of meeting one of those professionals and she has taken on the task of assisting the elderly in our community. Please say “Hello” […]

Doers and Dreamers – Nancy Donskoj

We have a very special Doer and Dreamer this week. For many years, she has worked tirelessly with various business and arts-related organizations in the city of Kingston and Hudson Valley promoting events, tourism, and anything else that is pro-Kingston. She actually drove the initial development of the original KingstonHappenings.Org website and was the creator […]

Doers and Dreamers – Tess Kelly

Uptown Kingston is becoming a great place to just leisurely stroll about to enjoy the unique shops there with an atmosphere that invites one out to enjoy any day, rain or shine. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is doing her best to add to that atmosphere by serving up some sweet treats in a space […]

Doers and Dreamers – Brian Bender-Tymon

Great things come in small packages and this week’s Doer and Dreamer proves that everyday. Out of his small space on John St. come some amazing and unusual floral designs for all occasions. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Brian Bender-Tymon.   Your name: Brian Bender-Tymon Business or organization: Petalos Floral Design 20 […]

13th Annual Kayak Festival

Kenco and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation department held another successful Kayak Festival at Kingston Point Beach on Saturday. Those interested could talk to Kenco’s experts, attend some short informative sessions and even try out some of Kenco’s inventory of kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes. They could even take a tour with Steve […]

Kingston Wine Co. hosts Sunday Hike #2 of the Kingston Greenline

Last Sunday was a spectacular day for a hike and it was a fun, informative tour of the section of the Kingston Greenline rail trail that will meander from East Chester St. to Kingston Point. This was the second of a series of hikes hosted by Michael and Theresa Drapkin, owners of The Kingston Wine […]

Doer and Dreamer – Felix Olivieri

I’ve always had a lot of respect for people that can merchandise products and utilize commercial space well. Stepping in to the establishment of this week’s Doer and Dreamer really impressed me. Using discarded refrigerators and old lockers for storage as well as having a 3d printer on display, is an example of the creative […]

Doer and Dreamer – Linda Laestadius

Kingston has always been its own little melting pot of cultures with a large influx of Italians, Polish, Irish and more recently, Latinos. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is changing that trend and probably many others as she uses her own cultural influences to carve out her niche in Kingston’s foodie scene.  Say ‘Hello’ to […]

Multicultural Festival, The Kingston Community Block Party

Multicultural Festival, The Kingston Community Block Party The T.R. Gallo park on the Rondout Waterfront was the scene of the second annual Multicultural Festival and Community Block party on Sunday. Promoted by The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, nearly every ethnic group in our community was represented. There was entertainment all afternoon, ethnic foods, […]

Retro Rally at Cornell St. Studios Gallery

Retro Rally at Cornell St. Studios   Renee Darmstadt pulled of another entertaining event last weekend at her multi-purpose Cornell St. Studios. Dozens of vintage cars, vendors, some great music, and lots of people dressed in their finest retro outfits on a gorgeous day made the Retro Rally the place to be.  If you missed […]

Doers and Dreamers – Allison Constant

I’m always impressed with young people that put a new twist on a concept and try to make a go of it.  Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Allison Constant, who is doing just that in her new midtown space. Your name: Allison Constant Business or organization: ARTBAR Gallery  –   674 Broadway, […]