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 […]

About Kingston Happenings

Kingston Happenings is the go-to source for learning about events and where to buy local. With its accompanying newsletter, social media notifications, and linkages to other websites, Kingston Happenings is the most effective way to learn about our community. Where else can you find all this? A comprehensive event calendar and event listings profiling Kingston’s […]

Kingston’s St. Patricks Day Parade, a Flying Leprechaun’s View and more!

Here’s a view of view of Kingston, N.Y.’s St. Patrick’s Day that you haven’t seen yet courtesy of Jeremy Jordan and his non-lethal “dronecam”. The best way to put into perspective how big an event the Ancient Order of Hibernians sponsor with the support of the city of Kingston, is from the air. Jeremy caught […]

Doers and Dreamers – Bob Carey

Your name: Bob Carey Business or organization: Carey Construction Occupation: President of Carey Construction. What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? We are a commercial construction company providing General Contracting, Construction Management and Design Build services with a specialty in Historic Restoration throughout the Hudson Valley. We bring our […]

Doers and Dreamers – Arianna Eisenson

Your name: Arianna Eisenson Business or organization: Kingston Electrolysis 41 N. Front St. Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 338-2600 Occupation: Electrologist What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? Electrolysis is the only FDA approved method of permanent hair removal.  As a teenager, I traveled to Connecticut to see a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Andy Milford

Your name: Andy Milford Business or orgizationan: Self Employed Occupation: Artist / Photographer / Web Designer Home What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? My 24/7 approach to my work. I am always carrying a camera and always looking for the shot. Where are you from originally? A small […]

Doers and Dreamer – Debra Bresnan

Your name:  Debra Bresnan Business or organization:  ProFiles: All The Write Stuff Occupation:  Writer, editor and communications consultant What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? I’ve been in love with words since childhood. Even before I started my business in 1995 – with one small client and a […]

Doers and Dreamers – Katy Dwyer

Your name: Katy Dwyer Business or organization: Katy DwyerDesign Occupation: Graphic Design What is your approach to your business or occupation that makes you unique? My goal is to help my clients succeed, and branding and marketing is a big part of that. I don’t go into projects simply thinking: “how can I design a […]

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. […]