Doers and Dreamers – Shani Francese-Smith and Denee Francese-Smith

Your name(s):  Shani Francese-Smith and Denee Francese-Smith Business or organization: Sissys Cafe Occupation: Cafe owners What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? We really care about our customers. We care about their health, diets and allergies. We are known for our gluten-free friendly menu, but we don’t stop there. […]

Doers and Dreamers – Rich Reeve and Maya Karrol

Your name: Rich Reeve, Maya Karrol Business or organization: Elephant Wine and Tapas Bar , 310 Wall St., Kingston, N.Y. 12401 Occupation: Rich – chef/owner Maya – mgr./owner What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Beef heart, marrow bones, pork belly and vintage punk rock vinyl Where are you […]

Doers and Dreamers – Michael and Theresa Drapkin

Your name(s): Michael and Theresa Drapkin Business or organization: Kingston Wine Co. Occupation: Owners What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Michael: In 2008, I had the great fortune of spending time working on a vineyard in La Caunette, France. My days were spent picking grapes, cleaning barrels, and […]

Doers and Dreamers – Ani Kaiser

Your name: Ani Kaiser Business or organization: Birch Body Care Occupation: Owner What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Working as a Massage Therapist for over 10 years in a variety of settings and cities helped me identify what was missing in the Kingston area, and eventually Birch Body […]

Doers and Dreamers – Michelle Elise

Your name:  Michelle Elise Business or organization: Ellipse (apparel & accessories boutique) and  Michelle Elise (alterations and repairs) and Polly & Ester’s (Etsy shop) Occupation: Fashion designer What makes your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Everything in my store has an element of vintage or beautifully salvaged. My own designs […]

Doers and Dreamers – Renee’ Darmstadt

Your name:  Renée Darmstadt Business or organization:  Cornell Street Studios Occupation:  Director / Event Planner for Studio & Gallery What makes your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Having such a large space (6,500 square ft), thanks to my father Ken Darmstadt, allows me to get super creative! The multi-studio space […]