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 […]

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 […]

Doers and Dreamers – Joshua Vogel & Kelly Zaneto

Many small scale manufacturing businesses don’t necessarily have to be situated close to the raw materials that they use or near the markets that they serve. What they do need however, is access to a skilled or trainable labor force, and to be located in a desirable community. This week’s Doers and Dreamers have not […]

Doers and Dreamers – Juli Colotti

Not everyone moves to Kingston by way of Brooklyn which may surprise some people and often it’s from somewhere not too far away. Consistently, I hear the same remarks from people who have moved here from other parts of the Hudson Valley. They all seem to feel that Kingston has much more of a sense […]

Doers and Dreamers – Karina Cousineau

New retail stores are a harbinger of confidence in a local economy and when the goods sold by that store are made locally(in this case, the backroom) the economic benefit becomes even more significant. There is also a benefit based on serving as some additional eye-candy to local shoppers and tourists in a commercial district […]

Doers and Dreamers – Maribel Torres and Jamie Dreyer

I think it is an encouraging sign to see more of a focus on not just ‘health’, but also on ‘fitness’ in our society. Obviously, being free of disease impacts our physical and mental state, but developing the ability to accomplish physical tasks which you may not have been able to have done before, has […]

Doers and Dreamers – Alisha Mai McNamara and Lana Heintjes

It’s been my pleasure to have met many of the people that are health and fitness professionals here in the Kingston area and the enthusiasm, dedication. and sheer exuberance that they bring to their work and project to their clientele is just amazing to watch. Whether it’s teaching yoga, martial arts, power lifting, parkour, zumba, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Darren Davidowich

Things aren’t always as they appear. Take for instance, a narrow storefront on Broadway in the commercial district on the Rondout. One would never know that tons of deliciousness ships out to dozens of locations throughout New York and New Jersey from a very large warehouse situated behind that storefront. There is elegance in simplicity, […]