Doers and Dreamers – Sarah Litvin

Besides just attracting $$$$$ to the area, Kingston’s resurgence is drawing individuals with talent, energy, and ‘fresh eyes’ to the community which can translate to a more effective utilization of the assets that have always been here. The historic aspects of any locale can be leveraged to establish an identity, attract visitors, and ultimately investors […]

Doers and Dreamers – KayCee Wimbish

The connection between kids, their food, and farming seems to be a natural relationship and it’s great to see the strong support for that relationship here in the City of Kingston. ‘Urban agriculture’ has become very popular and it’s a great opportunity to utilize small, available spaces near population centers to produce food and introduce […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jordan Scruggs

Yes, the Kingston area has had it’s share of artists, writers,musicians, media mavens, etc., descend upon it, but there are a number of others that are dedicated to working with our community in various capacities that have also moved to this area. We are certainly fortunate for that because not everyone has the desire to, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Jillian Fisher

It was certainly appropriate to photograph this week’s Doer and Dreamer in a thriving and venerable restaurant(the Hoffman House) that emanates the feel of 18th century tavern because her business is centered around exploiting the many assets of Kingston and its surrounding area. Historical buildings like the Hoffman House which date from the 17th century […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]