Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Frank Waters

A fairly common scenario seems to be that young couples with children are moving to the Kingston area from various parts of the New York metropolitan area drawn by affordable housing, a slower paced lifestyle, and a generally more ‘livable’ environment. This week’s Doer and Dreamer has done just that and like many other newcomers […]

Doers and Dreamers – Andrea Shaut

No one should ever think that making a living as any kind of artist is easy and looking at the number of hats this week’s Doer and Dreamer(and many others) has to wear is clear evidence of that. Not only do artists have to excel at their craft, but they also have to continually promote […]

Doers and Dreamers – Linda Marston-Reid

From chicken farmer in the Mojave dessert to executive director of a non-profit promoting the arts in the Hudson Valley isn’t too much of a stretch of the imagination, is it? But hey, that’s how things go around these parts. With a very vibrant and diversified arts environment, you never know who you may sit […]

Kingston Happenings: Making it Happen in Kingston for Three Years and Counting

By publisher: Kevin Godbey The Kingston Happenings media channel has completed its third year of operations since I assumed ownership as its publisher in 2014. Originally a project of the Business Alliance of Kingston, the original KingstonHappenings.Org website and newsletter were launched in 2009 as a project of the Business Alliance of Kingston and managed by […]

Doers and Dreamers – John Durcan Jr.

Golf, 52 weeks out of the year in New York State? People are always looking for something to do and for some months of the year, what is usually done outdoors must be done indoors. It took a local entrepreneur to leverage some state of the art equipment to enable golfers to continue to hone […]

Foodie Paradiso: Oyummy is, oh so, Yummy….

By contributing writer:  Susie Linn Albany Avenue is not necessarily known for its fine dining restaurants. It is mostly strip mall type places, fast food joints and a few restaurants sprinkled here and there. If you did not know it was there, you would drive right by Oyummy without a second thought. What a shame, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Corinna and Jason Geib

There is elegance in simplicity. A simple product(although meticulously crafted) supported by a simple business model is generally a winner and in this case, it clearly has been successful. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have set up their small scale business, like many that have in this area, catering to the local market as well […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dustin Bryant

When it comes to music, Kingston really rocks! In any given week, there is a plethora of choices of live performances in local venues to choose from and many of those musicians are hardcore locals. Support to develop local talent comes from a variety of sources and this week’s Doer and Dreamer is doing just […]

Doers and Dreamers – Melanie Guido

Many people have blazed some interesting and circuitous trails to wind up settling in our area which is evidence of the Kingston area’s reputation as an open and accepting community with opportunities for many types of entrepreneurs. However,  sometimes the entrepreneurs are young, homegrown, and with deep roots in the community which is another indicator […]

Doers and Dreamers – Gabrielle Green & Alex Panagiotopoulos

A significant part of this area’s local economy are companies that provide business services to other businesses to help them meet the challenges of today’s extremely competitive environment. Knowing how to build a better mousetrap doesn’t necessarily mean that you can get someone else to buy said mousetrap. Hence, there is a need for professionals […]

Doers and Dreamers – Joshua Vogel & Kelly Zaneto

Many small scale manufacturing businesses don’t necessarily have to be situated close to the raw materials that they use or near the markets that they serve. What they do need however, is access to a skilled or trainable labor force, and to be located in a desirable community. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have not […]

shesWELL, and Probably Going to Get Better

shesWELL is a first in Kingston; this pampering, luxurious weekend features a team of Kingston beauty and wellness experts. Acupuncturist Alexis Arvidson and hair stylist Cristina Fillorama (partners in Love & Citrine, a boutique healthcare and beauty care spa on Hone Street) and Liz Welter, a holistic licensed massage therapist with more than 10 years […]

Doers and Dreamers – Juli Colotti

Not everyone moves to Kingston by way of Brooklyn which may surprise some people and often it’s from somewhere not too far away. Consistently, I hear the same remarks from people who have moved here from other parts of the Hudson Valley. They all seem to feel that Kingston has much more of a sense […]

Doers and Dreamers – Karina Cousineau

New retail stores are a harbinger of confidence in a local economy and when the goods sold by that store are made locally(in this case, the backroom) the economic benefit becomes even more significant. There is also a benefit based on serving as some additional eye-candy to local shoppers and tourists in a commercial district […]