Alebrijes Mexican Delicacies, finely crafted and whimsical just like its namesake

By contributing writer:  Susie Linn The Latino/Hispanic population is the fastest growing in Ulster County with about 10% of the residents at the last census. You see evidence of this up and down Broadway, from Rondout to Uptown and in between. Not just restaurants, but grocery stores, businesses and other clues that are the changing […]

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, […]

2017 New Year’s Eve in Kingston

A New Year’s Eve ‘ball drop’ with a Wild West theme, fireworks, lots of live entertainment, DJs and certainly many choices for dinner and drinks, will  be bringing thousands of people to Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District again this year to celebrate the demise of 2016 and the beginning of the new year. And this year, […]

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, […]

Gallery: 2016 Made in Kingston

For the fourth year, the 2016 Made in Kingston event was a showcase for businesses and artisans making things in Kingston. and each year it has been held in different locations to draw attention to many of the event spaces in Kingston that can be utilized for other events like these. This year it was […]

Doers and Dreamers – Robert Hessler

It’s hard to ‘fly under the radar’ for 17 years in a small city but some people manage to in a section of town that had been ignored for so long. The large industrial buildings of Midtown Kingston have been re-occupied and not by companies like the textile and light manufacturing companies of old, but […]

2016 Snowflake Festival Gallery

         

Doers and Dreamers – Angela Rose Voulgarelis

One of the encouraging local economic indicators in the area is the investment being made in commercial real estate. The Broadmor building in Midtown, Mansion House on the Rondout, and the New York State Bank building (most recently occupied by the Tonnor Doll Co.) in Uptown are examples of properties where investments have recently been made. […]

Foodie Paradiso: The Aegean in Our Own Backyard

By contributing writer: Susie Linn Greek cuisine is a modest thing, fresh ingredients simply prepared with delicious results and Kovo Rotisserie in uptown Kingston is certainly delivering just that. The Kovo pledge is that they are committed to serving the finest, freshest local produce and meat as possible. Kovo is Greek cuisine at its finest, fresh, […]

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 – Janine Manley

Seeing a new business sprout up that just caters to kids is a welcome sign of vibrancy in the community and although retail shops can be risky endeavors, people are finding ways to adapt the traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ to a model that works. So, if you’re like this week’s Doer and Dreamer and have […]

Doers and Dreamers – Deborah Mills Thackrey

I never tire of tales of circuitous routes taken by people in their lives which have landed them here in our backyard. Of all the places that many have had an opportunity to settle in, they’ve gotten sucked in by the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley and Catskills as well as the vibe of […]