Doers and Dreamers – Allison Constant

I’m always impressed with young people that put a new twist on a concept and try to make a go of it.  Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Allison Constant, who is doing just that in her new midtown space. Your name: Allison Constant Business or organization: ARTBAR Gallery  –   674 Broadway, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Veleta Vancza

A bit of creativity and lots of gumption can yield some pretty interesting results when applied with some flare. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Veleta Vancza, who has developed a really unique business here in our little town. Your name: Veleta Vancza Business or organization: MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer Occupation: Co-founder / […]

Doers and Dreamers – Aaron Dash Weisblatt

You just never know who you’re sitting next to, having a cocktail with when you’re in Kingston. Meet this week’s Doer and Dreamer, and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, Aaron Dash Weisblatt. YOUR NAME: Aaron Dash Weisblatt BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION: I work full time at The Omega Institute producing videos and also work freelance gigs under my personal […]

Doers and Dreamers – DianaLou Wolff

Need to know how to figure out the Affordable Healthcare Act? This week’s Doer and Dreamer can help you do that, which I would need to do after taking one of her Zumba fitness classes at MAC Fitness. Say ‘Hello’ to this weeks Doer and Dreamer,   DianaLou Wolff. Your name: DianaLou Wolff, FLMI/RHU/REBC Business […]

Kingston, NY’s Hometown Heroes (video)

The call to serve our country has been heard in many different ways over the years. Whether that call was a family tradition, a genuine desire to serve, a rational career decision, or a notice in the mail, our service men and women have one thing in common: They are all fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, […]

Doers and Dreamers – Erika Cruz

Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s ‘Doer and Dreamer’, Erika Cruz. Being a bit of a ‘foodie’ I really enjoyed exploring her store on Broadway and hearing about some of the unique goods that she sells there. I really have to go back and try some of her baked goods! Your name: Erika Cruz Business or […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sarah Jacob

It was very impressive to meet a woman that came to the realization that many people’s standard for success was not hers and decided at a young age to pursue her version of success here in our community. Say ‘Hello’ to this week’s Doer and Dreamer, Sarah Jacob. Your name: Sarah Jacob Business or organization: […]

Kiwanis Kingston Classic: Something Special for Everyone

Any time that you can get one thousand people to actively participate in a local event, it’s something special. Over 1100 runners exited Dietz Stadium and returned after running anywhere from one to twenty-six miles. Almost unbelievably, the runners ranged from six year old Luke Profera of Catskill who ran the 5k race to…… are […]

Doers and Dreamers – Richard Heyl de Ortiz

Some children are vulnerable to so many things in our society today and it’s a pleasure to meet someone whose mission is to look out for them. Say ‘Hello’ to  our Doer and Dreamer this week, Richard Heyl de Ortiz. Your name:  Richard Heyl de Ortiz Business or organization:  Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children […]

The Kiwanis Kingston Classic: Come See What It’s All About

With the expectation of over a thousand runners from world class marathoners to kids from your neighborhood, the Kingston Classic is an event that will draw spectators from all over and shouldn’t be missed by  anyone in our own community this weekend, 4/26-27. With the exception of one year, The Classic has been run in […]

Doers and Dreamers – Hari Prakash & Theresa Widmann

Our Doers and Dreamers this week are bringing a new energy and vitality to our community with a unique approach. Say ‘Hello’ to Hari Prakash and Teresa Widmann who have transformed an Uptown space into a  studio teaching a fascinating form of yoga. Your name(s): Hari Prakash & Theresa Widmann Business or organization:  SHUNIYA Occupation: […]

Doers and Dreamers – Dr. Joseph Cohen

This week, everyone gets to say ‘Hello’ to Dr. Joe Cohen. A lot of our previous  ‘Doers and Dreamers’ were people who have been drawn to the area recently. Like myself, Dr. Cohen is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley who has always appreciated it’s appeal, and chose to stay to enjoy what this […]

The U.S. Lace Curtain Factory – Let the Renaissance Begin!

Without a doubt, the restoration of the long vacant United States Lace Curtain Factory is one of the most significant, and potentially impactful construction projects to be undertaken in the city of Kingston in decades. Not only is it providing 55 units of housing targeted for occupancy by artists of all kinds, it will also […]

Doers and Dreamers – Sara and Michael Beames

Say ‘Hello’ to Sara and Michael this week who are a couple of midtown artists/entrepreneurs doing business at The Shirt Factory.  I always find it encouraging to meet people who are no strangers to traveling and living abroad, that settle in the Hudson Valley and love being here. Many of these modern day settlers, like […]

Doers and Dreamers – David Sosa-Michaca

Say ‘Hello’ to David! He is one of Kingston’s midtown businessmen promoting business in that district by being actively involved in planning events and building relationships. David was the key coordinator of the Independence of Mexico and Central America Festival and car show last year which drew lots of vendors and participants. This year, he […]