Entries by Kevin Godbey

Doers and Dreamers – Devon Marie Francis

Broadway in Kingston has long been perceived to be mostly a thoroughfare to get between Uptown Kingston and the Rondout. If you look closely however, it is becoming fertile ground for entrepreneurs who are seeing an opportunity for the Broadway corridor to become a vibrant business district serving the needs of the communities adjacent to […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dylan Johanson

“More fun than a barrel of monkeys” is the expression that comes to mind when I think of this week’s Doers and Dreamer’s endeavour. Swinging from bars to bars, vaulting over obstacles, jumping to one object from another would be tasks that lower primates do instinctively and out of necessity. Now, humans are getting into […]

Foodie Paradiso: Redwood….and a Stairway to Heaven

By contributing writer:  Susie Linn Kingston does not lack much in the way of dining. The restaurants are eclectic in nature, cuisine, price and formality; but therein lies the rub, there is very little outdoor dining in Kingston. Now when I say outdoor, I don’t mean a few tables and chairs set up on the […]

Doers and Dreamers – Lauren Stein

This week’s Doer and Dreamer arrived at her calling via a very circuitous route and we should all be glad that she made the destination that she did. We can all use a little decadent deliciousness in our lives and her spot on the Rondout is full of it. Your name: Lauren Stein Business or organization: Enchanted […]

Doers and Dreamers – Olga Schoonmaker

Always looking for someone that is doing something new and different to feature in our weekly articles, this week’s Doer and Dreamer nails a hat trick. She is our first mom-to-be to be featured, the first native-born Russian, and I’m pretty sure no one has launched a business quite like hers within Kingston’s boundaries. She […]

Doers and Dreamers – Carolina Lopez

The stately Governor Clinton Hotel reflects a presence of past grandeur on one of Kingston’s busiest streets, but emblematic of how things have evolved in this area, it now serves as a residence for seniors with storefronts and office space for businesses. It is fitting that one of those businesses is that of a young, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Maria Cabrera

Every once in awhile, you hear of someone that has a skill that you thought no longer existed in this area and you just go “Wow!”, especially when the ‘word on the street’ is that they are excellent at their craft. This week’s Doer and Dreamer is building her business and reputation just a few […]

Doers and Dreamers – Noé Del Cid

Sometimes a simple, unassuming facade doesn’t do justice to what lies within and it takes a little curiosity and just a tiny leap of faith to discover what may be a unique treasure. That premise probably applies to people as much as anything else as well. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Noé Del Cid, […]

Navigating Pokémon GO in Kingston, NY

Is Kingston is the best place to catch Pokémon in the Hudson Valley? Based on this Pokémon Go infographic published yesterday by local creative agency Kingston Creative, we’re going to say yes. Our Uptown, Midtown and Rondout neighborhoods all are packed with goodies for Pokémon players; and there are so many great businesses where players […]

Doers and Dreamers – David Schell

Many people think that the value of art is mostly in that most forms of art produce an object of beauty or something that invokes an emotional reaction of some kind. Art can also be seen as a form of community building, not only as a means of communicating what may be happening in the […]

Doers and Dreamers – Brad Umble

The arts in the Kingston area are flourishing, not necessarily on a grand scale, but with a whole lot of diversity and level of quality that you wouldn’t expect in a small upstate community. Not only are the visual arts blossoming with many new galleries opening, but the local music scene is becoming even more […]

Doers and Dreamers – Gina Edinger-Carbonari

Many of our previous Doers and Dreamers have been people notably providing value to the community in the form of social services for children, the elderly, or disabled. With approximately 37-47% of American households owning dogs(that’s 70-80 million dogs in total), this week’s Doer and Dreamer is providing services to yet another segment of our community. […]

Giving Area Kids Some Focus

By contributing writer:  Joe Gonzalez   As we rush through our busy lives we might be passing by something beautiful but miss out on seeing it. This something might be as grand as a landscape or as unlikely as sunlight illuminating a rusted piece of metal on the side of the road. As a photographer […]