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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Tiffany McDermott

Retail is tough and unforgiving. Stocking merchandise that moves, setting the right ambiance that appeals to your market, and pandering to your clientele are all essential elements of a successful retail operation and missing a beat on any one of them can sink a business in a heartbeat. Uptown Kingston is very fortunate to have […]

Doers and Dreamers – Josie Eriole

Kingston’s Rondout Waterfront has a number of well known attractions that draw people to that district and recently another establishment has opened that provides an attraction of a different flavor. The bright, cheery atmosphere of this coffee shop matches the personality of the owner and together they make a great place to hang out for […]

Doers and Dreamers – Bryan Richardson

Cycling has become increasingly more popular, especially in areas like the Hudson Valley where the terrain is generally easy on the legs and the diversity of scenery always keeps things interesting. However, not everyone is opting for the super lightweight touring bikes or rugged mountain bikes with heavy duty suspensions. This week’s Doer and Dreamer […]

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 – Elkin, Elkin, and Miranda Escobar

They say “nature abhors a vacuum”. Evidently, so does the pizza market because this week’s Doers and Dreamers resurrected a former pizzeria that was a victim of the infamous sinkhole of Washington Ave. which served a large, mostly residential area of Kingston for years.  There is an abundance of pizzerias in Kingston but these guys […]

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 […]