Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Maribel Torres and Jamie Dreyer

I think it is an encouraging sign to see more of a focus on not just ‘health’, but also on ‘fitness’ in our society. Obviously, being free of disease impacts our physical and mental state, but developing the ability to accomplish physical tasks which you may not have been able to have done before, has […]

Doers and Dreamers – Alisha Mai McNamara and Lana Heintjes

It’s been my pleasure to have met many of the people that are health and fitness professionals here in the Kingston area and the enthusiasm, dedication. and sheer exuberance that they bring to their work and project to their clientele is just amazing to watch. Whether it’s teaching yoga, martial arts, power lifting, parkour, zumba, […]

2017 New Year’s Eve in Kingston

A New Year’s Eve ‘ball drop’ with a Wild West theme, fireworks, lots of live entertainment, DJs and certainly many choices for dinner and drinks, will  be bringing thousands of people to Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District again this year to celebrate the demise of 2016 and the beginning of the new year. And this year, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Darren Davidowich

Things aren’t always as they appear. Take for instance, a narrow storefront on Broadway in the commercial district on the Rondout. One would never know that tons of deliciousness ships out to dozens of locations throughout New York and New Jersey from a very large warehouse situated behind that storefront. There is elegance in simplicity, […]

Gallery: 2016 Made in Kingston

For the fourth year, the 2016 Made in Kingston event was a showcase for businesses and artisans making things in Kingston. and each year it has been held in different locations to draw attention to many of the event spaces in Kingston that can be utilized for other events like these. This year it was […]

Doers and Dreamers – Robert Hessler

It’s hard to ‘fly under the radar’ for 17 years in a small city but some people manage to in a section of town that had been ignored for so long. The large industrial buildings of Midtown Kingston have been re-occupied and not by companies like the textile and light manufacturing companies of old, but […]

Doers and Dreamers – Angela Rose Voulgarelis

One of the encouraging local economic indicators in the area is the investment being made in commercial real estate. The Broadmor building in Midtown, Mansion House on the Rondout, and the New York State Bank building (most recently occupied by the Tonnor Doll Co.) in Uptown are examples of properties where investments have recently been made. […]

Foodie Paradiso: The Aegean in Our Own Backyard

By contributing writer: Susie Linn Greek cuisine is a modest thing, fresh ingredients simply prepared with delicious results and Kovo Rotisserie in uptown Kingston is certainly delivering just that. The Kovo pledge is that they are committed to serving the finest, freshest local produce and meat as possible. Kovo is Greek cuisine at its finest, fresh, […]

Kingston, NY’s Hometown Heroes (video)

The call to serve our country has been heard in many different ways over the years. Whether that call was a family tradition, a genuine desire to serve, a rational career decision, or a notice in the mail, our service men and women have one thing in common: They are all fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Janine Manley

Seeing a new business sprout up that just caters to kids is a welcome sign of vibrancy in the community and although retail shops can be risky endeavors, people are finding ways to adapt the traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ to a model that works. So, if you’re like this week’s Doer and Dreamer and have […]

Doers and Dreamers – Deborah Mills Thackrey

I never tire of tales of circuitous routes taken by people in their lives which have landed them here in our backyard. Of all the places that many have had an opportunity to settle in, they’ve gotten sucked in by the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and Catskills as well as the vibe of […]

Doers and Dreamers – Tamara Ehlin

Take a great resource like an old building with great ‘bones’, add some imagination, a heaping dose of talent, and execute a plan with a high degree of professionalism and you’ve got a business that hits the floor running. Many of the ‘newbies’ in the Kingston area are recognizing potential business opportunities, bringing their skills […]

Halloween Happenings Here in Kingston !

Halloween is for everyone, kids, adults, and even pets and there are fun events going on for everyone. Check out our list of events and schedule your week carefully to make sure you make the most out of this Halloween Week!   Be kind to your pumpkins!                 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Scott Neild and Michael Cook

Retail shops are a critical component to every business district because they help to make it that area a destination to draw local residents and tourists and entice them to spend more time there. If you look closely, small retail businesses are opening up in each of Kingston’s three business districts (Uptown, Midtown, and the […]