Family, Loss, & Love: “A Shayna Maidel” presented by Kingston’s Coach House Players

By contributing writer Veronica Fassbender     “A Shayna Maidel” (beautiful girl in Yiddish) is a striking play focused on family, transitions, and resiliency. Set in post-WWII America, it tells the stories of two sisters who grew up in different worlds. The youngest sister, Rose (played by Cheyenne Mitchell) grew up Americanized in New York City […]

This Weekend’s Happenings in Kingston, NY

This is a weekend to really get and enjoy some great music, get some holiday shopping done, and take in some local theater among lots of other fun things to do. Lindsey Webster and Murali Coryell headline the music scene which has a diverse set of other performers as well. The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo will […]

Doers and Dreamers: Sylvia Grieser

It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, Uptown Kingston looked a bit like one of those old abandoned Western towns with creaky saloon doors and tumbleweeds rolling through it. Lots of vacant storefronts and few reasons to shop, spend an evening, or amble about were its unredeeming qualities at that time. However, […]

Halloween Happenings Here in Kingston !

By contributing writer Veronica Fassbender   Kingston is a great place to celebrate Halloween events. From haunted history, to music and dancing galore, there will be fun festivities throughout the weekend leading up to the big day. There are plenty of activities for children and families to enjoy, as well as for adults who are looking […]

Through the Years, O+ Festival Evolves

Doers and Dreamers – Creek Iversen

Farming has never been an occupation for anyone that shirks hard work or afraid to take a risk. It’s heartening to see someone that has not only taken up the challenge of making a living off the fertile land in the valley of the Esopus Creek, but is doing it with a commitment to being […]

Art Walk Kingston – largest open studio tour in the Mid-Hudson region!

By Linda Marston-Reid Linda Marston-Reid is an artist, writer, and executive director of Arts Mid-Hudson. The 3rd Annual Art Walk Kingston open studio weekend returns Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, noon until 5:00 pm each day, and with over 130 artists’ work on exhibit, it is the largest open studio in the Hudson […]

Heroes’ Day in Kingston, NY

Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum, the Trolley Museum of New York, the Volunteer Firemen’s Hall and Museum of Kingston, historic fireboat John J. Harvey, the U.S. Coast Guard and area fire, police, and rescue departments in an event highlighting the courage, selflessness, and sacrifice of Emergency Service Personnel for Heroes’ Day. There will be […]

Doers and Dreamers: Morgan Mikula

Many of the entrepreneurs that I meet have adventurous histories, and I guess that’s not so strange because opening your own business is just an adventure of another sort. This week’s Doer and Dreamer has made a quantum leap to transform her online business into a unique and simply elegant retail space on Kingston’s Rondout […]

Doers and Dreamers: Monika Geisel // Daniel Goodwin

Re-cycling is a concept that’s been around for decades but mostly in the context of materials that can be re-processed and re-used. Now, an increasing number of people that have a knack for finding finished products that may have outlived their usefulness with their current owner, but are likely to be useful to someone else, […]

Ship to Shore: 20 Years a Rondout Institution (video)

Operating a successful restaurant for 20 years here in the highly competitive Hudson Valley is no small feat and chef/owner Samir Hrichi established this premiere restaurant on a shoestring in 1998 and has been keeping customers happy ever since. Ship to Shore is a New York style Steakhouse located on Kingston’s Rondout Waterfront known for […]

Riverport Sailing and Rowing School

By Contributing Writer: Jody Taffet Sterling Many people look with longing at sailboats gliding on the Hudson River and wonder how they can get out on the water to experience the majesty of sailing on our river, surrounded by beautiful mountains. Now, there is a way for everyone to get out on the Hudson. The […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Nicole McDonald

It’s fascinating how a business can reflect the personality and experiences of its owner.  Eclectic, well-traveled, enduring, fashionable, a bit whimsical, and eventually finding their way back home are characteristics of both the merchandise and the owner of this new establishment on Kingston’s Rondout waterfront.  Stopping in to browse at this week’s Doer and Dreamer’s […]

Doers and Dreamers – The Farmstock Bunch

Munching on some fresh-picked greens is probably the best way to understand why there is such hoopla about small scale farming, farm-to-table restaurants, agri-entertainment, and other concepts that are related to restoring a farming culture in our society. Shortening the path from dirt to mouth not only has the benefits of providing more flavorful and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Anthea White and Mark Palmer

Ding, Ding, Ding!  I think we have the winners of the “Who Has Emigrated From the Country Furthest From Away Kingston” contest. Hailing from Sydney, Australia this weeks Doers and Dreamers have hit the floor running with their coffee shop in the heart of Midtown Kingston. Just to make this eatery unique enough to draw […]