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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Caitlin Millard

By contributing writer Tomm Morton –  From humble beginnings making clothes out of college, to designing clothes for her own store in Rhinebeck, Caitlin has expanded her creativity to a fresh new boutique in the Rondout. This weeks Doer and Dreamer puts a spotlight on a bold new creative branching out into Kingston, and a hint […]

Doers and Dreamers – Janette Bower and Norman James

Uptown Kingston is worth exploring again if you haven’t done so in awhile. There are many small boutique businesses that have recently opened that are unique and very selective about the products and services that they have to offer. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have added to that mix of businesses and certainly worth a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Steve Leibowitz

Building a business around your life’s passion certainly sounds like a great basis for success. It also helps to ride the wave of a growing trend towards healthy lifestyles in a community that is investing a lot to support that trend. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer who has jumped in with both feet (or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Lester Strong

Each of our lives have probably been an interesting journey, especially for some that have been around long enough to have had multiple careers and lived in a number of different communities.  It must be very gratifying when that journey leads to a place which is all about helping others find ways to navigate their […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aaron Quint

The “pop-up” concept has gotten traction over the last few years as a way to start a new business on a small scale and to see how a product flies in a specific market. Leveraging an existing commercial kitchen and captive market in a space that sells books and beer makes a lot of sense to […]

Doers and Dreamers – Suzanne Walton and Tim McCann

If you poke around the nooks and crannies of Midtown Kingston, you may be surprised at the number of small businesses flourishing in that area these days and their usage of formerly vacant or under-utilized buildings is something we should all be grateful for.  Recognition has already been given to the number of arts-related businesses […]

Doers and Dreamers – Eli Winograd

The emergence of micro businesses is characteristic of today’s new economy and one of the factors that has made Kingston attractive to outsiders has been the availability of relatively inexpensive space and presence of a creative and entrepreneurial community . Large, spacious, and sturdy buildings that may have once housed textile and light manufacturing facilities […]

Doers and Dreamers – Amanda and Anthony Stromoski

Sure, sure. You can get a glass of beer or wine in all sorts of places around town, books are available in plenty of stores too, and there are also lots of coffee shops in town, but there is only one place where you can get all of those sources of comfort in one establishment. […]

Doers and Dreamers – JT McKay & Sean B. Nutley

When a retail establishment migrates from the gentrified environs of Northern Dutchess County to Kingston, it’s pretty evident that there is a lot of confidence in the retail business sector here in Kingston. It’s a fun phenomena to watch as each store stakes out it’s niche and leverages the particular talents of the owners and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Margaret Verghese

People who have moved to this area recently either have the ability to telecommute, resign themselves to commuting back to the metropolitan area daily or for at least some part of the week, or make a complete transformation and start some sort of business here. Very few decide to keep commuting AND to start a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Daniel Rhinier

“Spaces” , outdoor or indoor, are an essential concept when thinking about communities because they are where people get to know each other, exchange ideas, and hopefully break down barriers which can separate neighbors that have the potential for improving that community. Most of the time parks, pubs and restaurants, schools, and other places where […]

Doers and Dreamers – Laurie Sakhnovskiy

The allure of becoming engaged in any community is getting to know all the facets and stories of people living within a community and developing a deep appreciation for the talent and energy that is available within it. This week’s Doer and Dreamer has accomplished a lot at a very young age and has her […]