Entries by Kevin Godbey

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, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Veleta Vancza

A bit of creativity and lots of gumption can yield some pretty interesting results when applied with some flare. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Veleta Vancza, who has developed a really unique business here in our little town. Your name: Veleta Vancza Business or organization: MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer Occupation: Co-founder / […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aaron Dash Weisblatt

You just never know who you’re sitting next to, having a cocktail with when you’re in Kingston. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Aaron Dash Weisblatt. YOUR NAME: Aaron Dash Weisblatt BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION: I work full time at The Omega Institute producing videos and also work freelance gigs under my personal […]

Doers and Dreamers – DianaLou Wolff

Need to know how to figure out the Affordable Healthcare Act? This week’s Doer and Dreamer can help you do that, which I would need to do after taking one of her Zumba fitness classes at MAC Fitness. Say ‘Hello’ to this weeks Doer and Dreamer,   DianaLou Wolff. Your name: DianaLou Wolff, FLMI/RHU/REBC Business […]

Doers and Dreamers – Erika Cruz

Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s ‘Doer and Dreamer’, Erika Cruz. Being a bit of a ‘foodie’ I really enjoyed exploring her store on Broadway and hearing about some of the unique goods that she sells there. I really have to go back and try some of her baked goods! Your name: Erika Cruz Business or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sarah Jacob

It was very impressive to meet a woman that came to the realization that many people’s standard for success was not hers and decided at a young age to pursue her version of success here in our community. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Sarah Jacob. Your name: Sarah Jacob Business or organization: […]