This Weekend’s Happenings in Kingston, NY

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and a time for some well-needed rest and relaxation for most, but also a time for reverence and respect for those that that have died serving our country and their loved ones. Enjoy the weekend activities, but please try to also find the time to attend the Memorial Day Ceremony at […]

Doers and Dreamers – John Krenek and Jamie Niblock

When your design skills are recognized by publications like Elle Decour, New York Home, and the New York Times, as well as by many well-to-do clients living in some of the money magnets in the U.S., it seems natural that curating products for a home furnishings retail store would be an easy road to success. […]

Doers and Dreamers – Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice

New retail businesses are popping up in the area pretty regularly now and it’s a welcome sight in that it shows confidence in the economy, provides a better collective shopping experience for residents and visitors, as well as enables people to shop local and support their neighbors. This week’s Doers and Dreamers are fitting nicely […]

Doers and Dreamers – Martin Elting

“Imagineering” is a term coined by Walt Disney to describe the people who went on to bring many wonderful concepts to life at Disney theme parks all over the world. Isn’t a great concept to provide the tools and knowledge to enable anyone in the community to bring their ideas to life, too? This week’s […]

Doers and Dreamers – Amy Luke

Any community that has individuals with the compassion, energy, and talent to take the initiative to create and run an organization with a mission to solely to help others, should consider itself extremely blessed. That help in some cases is in providing education and awareness about subjects that are related to things we do everyday, […]

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 […]

Bob Dylan comes to Hutton Brickyards

Hutton Brickyard isn’t just about Smorgasburg anymore! On June 24th, one of the biggest acts in the entertainment business is coming to Kingston. NY’s Hutton Brickyards to put the last functioning brickyard in the Hudson Valley on the map as a major event venue in its latest incarnation. Bob Dylan, one of the most recognizable […]

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 […]